News archive from 8 June 2015, page 2

Sony Music CEO confirms launch of Apple's music streaming Monday - VentureBeat

Sony Music CEO confirms launch of Apple's music streaming Monday - VentureBeat

A spokesman for Apple declined to comment. Representatives for Sony Music could not be reached immediately. As a music company, Sony Music's support would be important for the successful launch of a streaming service by Apple. (Reporting by Catherine...

Reuters, 00:23 in Business
 

Call of Duty Black Ops 3: Treyarch reveal old tactics are dead with new player control

That's according to directors Dan Bunting and Jason Blundell, who recently outlined some of the changes being introduced in BO3. Player's will have the renewed focus of staying peeled for combat situations, while map movement is another aspect of the...

 
How Harry Potter inspired a £13m school bag company

How Harry Potter inspired a £13m school bag company

When Julie Deane was looking to start a business to help pay her children's school fees inspiration came from the Harry Potter books. Mrs Deane was a full-time 41-year-old mum back in 2008 when she found out that her then eight-year-old daughter was...

BBC, 00:23 in Business
 

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Fill the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. For a helping hand call our solutions line on 0906 200 83 83. Calls cost £1.03 per minute from a BT landline. Calls from other networks may vary and mobiles...

 
Prolific pair jailed over house burglaries in Leeds

Prolific pair jailed over house burglaries in Leeds

Two prolific career burglars who targeted homes in Leeds while out of prison on licence have been returned to jail. Nathan Furnisse and Sean Iceton forced their way into a house on Park Drive, Wortley, on May 18 this year by breaking a lock at the...

 
Fundraising battle for Leeds baby gathers global support

Fundraising battle for Leeds baby gathers global support

It was a straight forward pregnancy for Leeds mum Rachael Hendry. But doctors were left stunned when she gave birth to her son. Seven-month-old Jacob Duffy, from Middleton, Leeds. Adorable Jacob Duffy was born with 12 fingers and 12 toes – but it soon...

 
Confusion fear over changes to driving licence

Confusion fear over changes to driving licence

Motoring groups fear holidaymakers will face car-hire confusion following today's abolition of the paper part of the driving licence. The paper counterpart shows a driver’s record, including offences and endorsements, and is being replaced by an...

 

Leeds nostalgia: The Headrow before widening

This week's "blended picture' shows The Headrow near Lands Lane. The original picture is undated but looks from the type of vehicle in use to be from the 1930s or 1940s. There is a rag and bone man riding a horse and trap. BLEND: David Clay It...

 

No more paper part to your driving licence - here's what you need to know

The paper counterpart of the driving licence is being abolished from today. How will this affect the drivers of Britain? Press Association have done a quick Q&A to help us all understand the change a little better. Question : What exactly is...

Metro, 00:24 in Hot News
 
44 Scotland Street: A nice surprise for Bruce

44 Scotland Street: A nice surprise for Bruce

VOLUME 10, Episode 61: Bruce felt pleased with himself. This was not an uncommon situation; Bruce had felt pleased with himself since early boyhood, probably from the very first time he was conscious of the fact that somebody had passed an admiring...

 
Former Fifa chief used $10m to money launder

Former Fifa chief used $10m to money launder

Uncovered documents suggest $10 million (£6.5m) sent from Fifa to former vice-president Jack Warner were used for cash withdrawals, personal loans and to launder money. The BBC reported that the money, sent on behalf of South Africa, was intended to...

 
Runaway killers escape US prison using power tools

Runaway killers escape US prison using power tools

TWO convicted murderers used power tools to cut through steel pipes at a US maximum-security prison and escape through a manhole. Governor Andrew Cuomo said yesterday: “It was an elaborate plot,” after joining law enforcement authorities to retrace...

 
Erdogan set to lose majority in Turkish election

Erdogan set to lose majority in Turkish election

IN A stunning blow to president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, preliminary election results in Turkey's parliamentary election yesterday suggested that his party could lose its majority in

 
Cruise victims honoured with three-minute silence

Cruise victims honoured with three-minute silence

Nearby ships blared horns for three minutes yesterday and rescuers bowed in silence to honour the more than 430 victims of the Yangtze River capsizing. Specialists have begun working on DNA samples from relatives to identify the dead. The toll from...

 

CBI cuts outlook for UK economic growth but backs continued austerity

Britain’s leading corporate lobby group has insisted the government should press ahead with its austerity drive, despite warnings that another round of deep cuts could dent the recovery. The CBI today joins other forecasters in cutting its outlook for...

Guardian, 00:31 in Business
 


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