News archive from 7 March 2014, page 2

Eyewitnesses 'paid for information'

Police paid thousands of pounds and perks for eyewitnesses to the murder Pc Keith Blakelock in the Broadwater Farm riots, a court heard. Nicky Jacobs, 45, is accused of stabbing Pc Keith Blakelock, 40, as the officer tried to protect firefighters...

 

Star witness against ex-Madoff aides a liar, lawyers tell jury

Making closing arguments in New York federal court after five months of testimony and a six-hour government summation, lawyers for the defendants sought to undermine the testimony of former Madoff lieutenant Frank DiPascali, who spent weeks describing...

Reuters, 00:23 in Business
 
Safeway to be sold to Albertsons owner Cerberus

Safeway to be sold to Albertsons owner Cerberus

US supermarket firm Safeway has agreed to be bought by an investment group led by Cerberus Capital Management, owner of Albertsons and other chains. The deal is valued at $7.64bn (£4.56bn) in cash, and could eventually top $9bn. The merger will create...

BBC, 00:23 in Business
 
Geneva Motor Show: A Briton at the wheels of BMW

Geneva Motor Show: A Briton at the wheels of BMW

BMW has had a good recession. Never let a crisis go to waste, goes the saying. And the German manufacturer didn't, steering its way through the global slump to emerge stronger. The evidence is on BMW's huge stand at the Geneva Motor Show. Shiny new...

BBC, 00:23 in Business
 
Funding boost for exercise group

Funding boost for exercise group

AN EXERCISE group for people who have health problems has been awarded £10,000 to buy new gym equipment. The Barnsley Long Term Exercise Heart Support Group, based at Carlton Pavilion, received the money from the Big Lottery and has bought exercise...

 

Right to take fight to Ukip: Cable

David Cameron's commitment to an in/out referendum on Europe is causing uncertainty and damaging investment in the UK, Business Secretary Vince Cable will warn today. He will say that firms will "look elsewhere" to invest if access to the...

 

Eyewitnesses 'paid for information'

Police paid thousands of pounds and perks for eyewitnesses to the murder Pc Keith Blakelock in the Broadwater Farm riots, a court heard. Nicky Jacobs, 45, is accused of stabbing Pc Keith Blakelock, 40, as the officer tried to protect firefighters...

 

Icahn says fight for PayPal spinoff just getting started

Icahn, who owns just over 2 percent of eBay, also used the letter to lay out new arguments for the split. He has sparred with eBay management via open letters and press releases since January, when eBay said the pugnacious billionaire had made an...

 
Derbyshire firm celebrates website milestone

Derbyshire firm celebrates website milestone

A free event designed to help businesses start exporting - or to grow their exports - to Germany and Poland has been organised by Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Cahmber of Commerce. Staff at South Normanton training provider Positive Outcomes are...

 
BREAKING NEWS: £1.8million funding boost for seaside town

BREAKING NEWS: £1.8million funding boost for seaside town

Proposals for the development of a new small business village on the harbour-side at Amble have taken a major step forward with the announcement that the project has secured £1.8million of grant funding from the UK Government's Coastal Communities...

 

GE ends freebie dividends on executives' unvested stock

The move, which affects only new stock awards and not old ones, comes amid growing scrutiny by shareholders of senior executive pay, which has been on the rise for years even as average Americans' salaries plateau. The dividends can add up to millions...

Reuters, 00:32 in Business
 
Appeal to track down relatives of Doncaster war dead

Appeal to track down relatives of Doncaster war dead

An appeal has been launched to find descendants of any Doncaster men who fought in the first major battle of the First World War as part of plans to mark the centenary of the conflict. The Regimental Association of the Kings Own Yorkshire Light...

 
Two dead in Venezuela violence as protests drag on

Two dead in Venezuela violence as protests drag on

Demonstrators have for weeks staged rallies and set up barricades to demand the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro, leading to clashes with security forces and government supporters. Motorcycle drivers clearing a barricade in the middle-class...

 
Cash boost to help create jobs in Whitley Bay

Cash boost to help create jobs in Whitley Bay

More than £1m has been earmarked to help create jobs and apprenticeships in Whitley Bay. The government has announced £27m is being spent on 50 coastal communities around the country as part of their long-term economic plan. The funding is aimed at...

 
Book places for star gazing event

Book places for star gazing event

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust are being joined by the Doncaster Astronomical Society for a spot of star gazing. The even takes place on Saturday at Potteric Carr Nature Reserve in Doncaster. A short talk will reveal much about space and what fills it,...

 


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