News archive from 7 August 2015, page 1

‘Volatile’ Scottish car sales slips into reverse

‘Volatile’ Scottish car sales slips into reverse

Industry bosses have blamed seasonal factors for a reversal in car sales last month but said a shift towards the private buyer was an "encouraging" sign. Unveiling a 5.8 per cent year-on-year fall in new car registrations north of the...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Business
 
Aviva sees profits jump after Friends Life tie-up

Aviva sees profits jump after Friends Life tie-up

Insurance giant Aviva said yesterday it was ahead of plan with moves to combine Friends Life after its £6.5 billion tie-up, but stressed the integration was "nowhere near complete". The life and pensions group, which sealed the industry’s...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Business
 
Pension scams becoming investment scams, says Citizens Advice

Pension scams becoming investment scams, says Citizens Advice

Fraudsters trying to steal money from people's pension funds are increasingly offering to invest the cash into other scams, says Citizens Advice. Individuals are typically told they should invest their pension money in fine wines or overseas...

BBC, 00:16 in Business
 
From TV blackout to a Premier League broadcasting fortune

From TV blackout to a Premier League broadcasting fortune

The Premier League kicks off again this weekend, and for fans raised in an era of wall-to-wall live televised matches it will be a shock to learn that 30 years ago the 1985-86 season began with not a minute of live action shown on TV. In fact live...

BBC, 00:16 in Business
 

The architects using animation skills to build film careers

In a warehouse in north London, I'm surrounded by hundreds of painstakingly made card models and framed architectural plans, all meticulously presented. There are also dozens of other-worldly 3D-printed structures, some of which seem to resemble...

BBC, 00:16 in Business
 

High street stores suffer worst summer for six years

The UK high street has endured its worst summer in six years, as volatile weather and the lure of restaurants and holidays kept shoppers away. Underlying sales, which exclude new store openings, slipped by 1.1% in July according to accountants BDO,...

Guardian, 00:17 in Business
 
Cash seized will benefit community

Cash seized will benefit community

The latest round of the Safer Communities Fund grants have been awarded by the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson. Successful applicants gathered at Brighouse High School last night. The grants come from the Police and...

 

Delay in NHS patients' access to cancer drug labelled a 'disgrace'

A delay in access to a drug that has been shown to double the life expectancy of some patients with lung cancer has been described as a “disgrace”. Paula Chadwick, chief executive of Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, said patients are unlikely to be...

 

Android fingerprint warning as hackers reveal sensor data can be stolen remotely and used for fraud

Android users have been warned the data containing their fingerprints used to unlock phones are at risk. Hackers demonstrated four different attacks at a Las Vegas conference showing how the data could be stolen and used for fraud. They say handsets...

 
French hostage freed in Yemen

French hostage freed in Yemen

Frenchwoman Isabelle Prime, taken hostage in Yemen in February, has been freed, French presidency says This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want...

BBC, 00:30 in World News
 
Cash seized will benefit community

Cash seized will benefit community

The latest round of the Safer Communities Fund grants have been awarded by the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson. Successful applicants gathered at Brighouse High School last night. The grants come from the Police and...

 
Afghan military helicopter crash kills 17 soldiers

Afghan military helicopter crash kills 17 soldiers

An AFGHAN military helicopter crashed in a remote region of the southern Zabul province yesterday, killing 17 soldiers, including five crew members. Provincial police chief Mirwais Noorzai said the cause of the crash was not yet known and was under...

 
MH370 families ‘answers, more answers and closure’

MH370 families ‘answers, more answers and closure’

Families aching for closure after their relatives disappeared aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 last year vented deep frustration yesterday at conflicting signals from Malaysia and France over whether the finding of a plane part had been...

 
£5.5bn Suez Canal extension opened in Egypt

£5.5bn Suez Canal extension opened in Egypt

Egypt has unveiled a major extension of the Suez Canal that president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has billed as an historic achievement needed to boost the country's ailing economy after years of unrest. Mr Sissi, wearing his ceremonious military uniform...

 
Cash seized will benefit community

Cash seized will benefit community

The latest round of the Safer Communities Fund grants have been awarded by the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson. Successful applicants gathered at Brighouse High School last night. The grants come from the Police and...

 


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