News archive from 5 March 2013, page 6

‘Misleading’ labels cause waste

‘Misleading’ labels cause waste

THE managing director of a social enterprise scheme is waging war on best before dates. Managing Director of Food Aware, Sean Gibbons has set up a campaign to educate people on safely eating food which has passed its best before date. Food aware have...

 
Geneva motor show: Luxury and recession

Geneva motor show: Luxury and recession

There is spring in the air in balmy Geneva, where it seems a good idea to whip the roofs off and cruise along the lake. The idea is far from alien to carmakers here; General Motors is unveiling the world premiere of its convertible Chevrolet Corvette...

BBC, 00:36 in Business
 
How tiny cameras have become big business

How tiny cameras have become big business

If you are a fan of action sports you have probably already noticed that putting tiny cameras on people's heads - and in other unlikely locations - has become big business. Continue reading the main story Special Report: The Technology of Business We...

BBC, 00:36 in Business
 

Conferences to aid fund raising

Businesses seeking funding for growth are being invited to a series of finance conferences across Yorkshire, organised by Finance Yorkshire and attended by representatives from each of the Local Enterprise Partnerships around the region. Finance...

 

Rangers agree to sell Ibrox naming rights to Sports Direct as Green claims fans will accept change to...

Rangers have reached agreement to sell the naming rights of Ibrox to Mike Ashley's Sports Direct. Ashley, the owner of Newcastle United, also has a stake in the Rangers International Football Club plc. Sports Direct already has an agreement as...

Daily Mail, 00:41 in Sport
 
Peace at the polls as Kenyans vote

Peace at the polls as Kenyans vote

Millions of Kenyans queued for up to ten hours under fierce equatorial sun yesterday to vote in an election that was marred before it began when 15 people died in overnight attacks near the Indian Ocean coast. Ten of those killed were police officers...

 
Hunger strike protestor faces attempted suicide trial

Hunger strike protestor faces attempted suicide trial

An INDIAN woman who has been on hunger strike for 12 years in protest at a law that gives the military in her state the right to shoot on sight has been charged with attempted suicide Irom Sharmila, 40, has not eaten a meal since 2000 and has been...

 
‘We were tortured’ say 94 on trial for Arab coup

‘We were tortured’ say 94 on trial for Arab coup

Ninety-four people in the United Arab Emirates pleaded not guilty to charges of trying to overthrow the government yesterday, with several telling the court that they had been beaten and feared for their life while in custody. Obaid al-Zaabi and Omar...

 
Feud splits family of Helmut Kohl

Feud splits family of Helmut Kohl

A BITTER feud that has torn apart the family of the man who built the euro and reunited his country, has burst out into the open with the publication of a new book. Helmut Kohl, the long-time ruler of Germany and the man who more than any other...

 

Syrian rebels said to have captured north-east city of Raqqa

Syrian opposition fighters have captured the northeastern city of Raqqa, where crowds toppled a statue of President Bashar al-Assad's father, according to residents and opposition sources. The fall of Raqqa on the Euphrates River would be a...

 

Czech president impeached for high treason over release of 6,000 prisoners

The upper house of the Czech parliament has impeached outgoing president Vaclav Klaus for high treason, a dramatic but largely symbolic act that shows just how deeply the Eurosceptic leader angered his left-wing opponents. The 38-30 vote by the...

 

36 die as plane crashes in centre of Congolese city

THIRTY-SIX people died when a twin-propeller aircraft carrying passengers and cargo crashed in the eastern Congolese city of Goma, as it tried to land in bad weather. The Fokker 50 aircraft, owned by private airline CAA, had 40 people on board and...

 

Three teenagers arrested after suspected assault

Three teenagers were arrested after a suspected assault in Daventry town centre on Friday, March 1. The arrest came after the suspected assault, near the Halifax cashpoint in New Street. The cashpoint was cordoned with police tap off for some time...

 

Dead lawyer to be put on trial

A MOSCOW court is to start the posthumous trial of a dead anti-corruption lawyer after ignoring calls by his family and lawyers to abandon a case they say is absurd and politically motivated. Sergei Magnitsky, 37, died in custody in 2009, after he had...

 

Greece jails ex-minister over wealth

A GREEK court has sentenced a former defence minister to eight years in prison for failing to disclose the source of lavish wealth that made him a symbol of the corruption that has plagued the country. Once a powerful Socialist politician who almost...

 


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