News archive from 7 July 2014, page 2

Echoes of the past on Yorkshire’s own ‘Western Front’

Echoes of the past on Yorkshire’s own ‘Western Front’

It was largely fought overseas but the Great War also left scars on the British landscape. Andrew Robinson reports. THE physical reminders are all around us, some familiar and others hidden, neglected and derelict. Most villages have their war...

 
World stocks hold at all-time high after bumper week

World stocks hold at all-time high after bumper week

European shares were marginally in the red as the dust settled from Thursday's forecast-busting U.S. jobs data and ECB meeting, with investors taking the opportunity to lock in profits after the biggest week of gains since March. A new three-year peak...

Reuters, 00:24 in Business
 
Five arrests over 'hoax' UK government websites

Five arrests over 'hoax' UK government websites

Five people have been arrested as part of a crackdown on fake websites made to look like official government sites. The arrests come after more than 5,700 complaints about the copycat sites were made to the Advertising Standards Authority and Citizens...

 
Soppy voice, limited vocabulary, but at least Robbie Savage tells it like it is

Soppy voice, limited vocabulary, but at least Robbie Savage tells it like it is

IT has certainly been a great World Cup, as the TV pundits never cease to tell us. But thank goodness for Robbie Savage and Chris Waddle, who are at least prepared to call a spade a spade and say when something is poor - rather than describe it as...

 
Grantham relief road receives £16 million boost

Grantham relief road receives £16 million boost

Grantham's southern relief road has secured £16 million of government cash. The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) will receive a £40 million funding boost – with a further £27.5m earmarked for the future - and the relief road is...

 

Riding on Modinomics hopes, India's indebted companies rush to lock in funds

Leading the equity issuances in the private sector are highly leveraged firms such as GVK Power & Infrastructure Ltd, Adani Enterprises Ltd and others in capital intensive industries such as infrastructure, metals and telecommunications, bankers...

Reuters, 00:30 in Business
 

24th time lucky for L-driver

If at first you don't succeed, the old proverb recommends a path of relentless perseverance. But one young learner driver took the "try, try, try again" mantra to the limit when she passed her driving test - finally - at the 24th attempt....

 
Win a family ticket to the Driffield Show

Win a family ticket to the Driffield Show

The Driffield Show will be celebrating its 139th year on Wednesday, 16th July and five lucky winners could be attending along with their family. With a vast range of activities, displays and demonstrations designed to suit all ages, no one will be...

 
Top of the world: Cyclists reach Yorkshire’s summit

Top of the world: Cyclists reach Yorkshire’s summit

WHAT must be one of the finest views in all of Yorkshire lay before those who made the trek up to the top of Holme Moss yesterday. • Follow the Tour LIVE all weekend as it makes its way through Yorkshire. On-the-spot reports, pictures and great...

 

Hypo creditor plan casts shadow over Austrian borrowers

Vienna insists its move, set to be approved by the lower house of parliament on Tuesday, is a one-off step tailor made to ensure that investors in Hypo - not just taxpayers - help to shoulder the financial burden of winding down a bank that has sucked...

Reuters, 00:34 in Business
 

PM told 'act urgently on superbugs'

David Cameron must back his words with "decisive and urgent action" to tackle the spectre of antibiotic resistance, a committee of MPs has said. Days after delivering a call to arms to defeat the superbugs, the Prime Minister was urged not...

 

Roman coins hoard found in cave

A precious hoard of Roman and Late Iron Age coins has been discovered in a British cave where they have lain undisturbed for more than 2,000 years. The treasure trove was initially unearthed by a member of the public, who stumbled across four coins in...

 

Test 'can boost IVF success by half': Scientists find new way to identify embryos that will implant in the...

Fertility scientists have found a new way to identify embryos that will implant in the womb which could boost IVF success rates by up to 50 per cent. The presence of high levels of DNA from energy-producing cells in the embryo is a signal that it will...

Daily Mail, 00:35 in Health
 

Cambridge spy ring's drunken antics

Members of the Cambridge Five spy ring were regarded by their Soviet handlers as hopeless drunks who were incapable of keeping secrets, newly released files suggest. Documents from the Mitrokhin Archive - described by the FBI as the most complete...

 

Five held in website hoax clampdown

A clampdown on online hoaxers who con people out of money via faked copycat Government websites has led to five arrests. People trying to order official documents such as passports and car tax discs or book driving tests are being taken in and left...

 


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