News archive from 6 October 2012, page 7

Jays hit by acorn crop shortage

A poor acorn crop this year could be pushing jays into gardens in search of food, experts have said. Jays, the most colourful member of the crow family, have been more visible than normal around the UK as they widen their search for food in the face...

 
Winning recipe for turnover but Walkers’ profits remain static

Winning recipe for turnover but Walkers’ profits remain static

The rising price of ingredients took a bite out of profits at Walkers Shortbread last year despite the continued growth of its tartan-branded confectionery which has seen it reach record staffing levels. Aberlour-based Walkers managed to grow turnover...

Scotsman, 00:20 in Business
 
TOM SYKES: I WILL TAKE FIGHT TO MAX BIAGGI

TOM SYKES: I WILL TAKE FIGHT TO MAX BIAGGI

TOM SYKES has warned Max Biaggi that he will fight him all the way for the World Superbike title. The Yorkshireman powered his Kawasaki to provisional pole for the last two races of the campaign at Magny-Cours. Biaggi trailed in seventh fastest, a...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 

Civil Service union reps face curbs

Oct 5 2012 Trade union representatives in the Civil Service are to face new curbs on the amount of time they can devote to union activities during work hours. Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude will use the Conservative Party conference next week...

 

People 'should have say on EU'

The British people should be given a say on any "fresh settlement" in the European Union in the wake of the eurozone crisis, Foreign Secretary William Hague has said. Voters could be given a chance to express their views either in a...

 

PM reveals £140m NHS funding boost

David Cameron is to reaffirm his commitment to the NHS with the announcement of £140 million in funding to ease the burden of red tape on nurses and midwives, enabling them to spend more time with patients. As Conservative activists begin gathering in...

 

50% of finalists asked to audition

Half of the 12 acts that have made it through to this year's X Factor finals so far were asked to audition for the show. Two contestants, Jahmene Douglas and duo MK1, have revealed that they were approached to take part. Supermarket worker Douglas...

 

People 'should have say on EU'

The British people should be given a say on any "fresh settlement" in the European Union in the wake of the eurozone crisis, Foreign Secretary William Hague has said. Voters could be given a chance to express their views either in a...

 
Abu Hamza taken to RAF Mildenhall to be extradited to US

Abu Hamza taken to RAF Mildenhall to be extradited to US

A police convoy, which included two armoured vehicles, was seen leaving HMP Long Lartin in Worcestershire on Friday evening, just hours after the High Court threw out Hamza's last-ditch effort to remain in the UK. It is believed it was taking the...

Metro, 00:23 in Hot News
 
John Lewis weathers the storm in style

John Lewis weathers the storm in style

Britain's volatile weather has played to the advantage of John Lewis, which has notched up one of its biggest rises in weekly sales. The employee-owned group reported a 26.5 per cent increase in takings across its department store business in the...

Scotsman, 00:20 in Business
 
SPARKLING BUBBLY

SPARKLING BUBBLY

THE All England Cup kicks off at Newcastle tonight, but punters are going to have to wait until the last heat to back the ante-post favourite Bubbly Phoenix. It is a crackerjack of a race with in-form Monmore raider Whittle Murtagh and the tried and...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
Spymaster tackles code for father of the Information Age

Spymaster tackles code for father of the Information Age

The life and work of acclaimed codebreaker and mathematician Alan Turing were celebrated in Leeds last night. Chris Bond reports. LAST night the director of GCHQ, Iain Lobban, gave a rare speech at Leeds University. It’s not every day that one of...

 
Bond of gold... the film icon who’s still on
Her Majesty’s secret service after 50 years

Bond of gold... the film icon who’s still on
Her Majesty’s secret service after 50 years

On Global James Bond Day, Film Critic Tony Earnshaw considers the road travelled by the timeless embodiment of Cool Britannia. He’s a killer, a charmer and a survivor. Now James Bond, arguably British cinema’s ultimate icon, is 50. A half century in...

 

Jays hit by acorn crop shortage

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Black & Lizars has its eyes on further ‘top-end’ acquisitions

Black & Lizars has its eyes on further ‘top-end’ acquisitions

VENERABLE opticians chain Black & Lizars yesterday unveiled plans to double in size to nearly 50 branches within two years as it shrugs off the financial challenges facing its rivals. Chief executive Mark Ross said the Glasgow-based firm, which...

Scotsman, 00:20 in Business
 


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