News archive from 8 August 2013, page 8

Many mothers 'feel discriminated against at work'

Many mothers 'feel discriminated against at work'

More than a quarter of mothers in the UK feel discriminated against at work, a survey suggests. A third of 1,975 women questioned for legal firm Slater and Gordon said they found it impossible to climb the career ladder and 54% said their employer...

BBC, 06:56 in Business
 
Two British Women In Acid Attack In Zanzibar

Two British Women In Acid Attack In Zanzibar

Two young British women have had acid thrown in their faces in a late night attack on the east African island of Zanzibar. "Police in Zanzibar have launched a manhunt, and we ask for public assistance in identifying the attackers," deputy...

 
WEATHER: Warm but cloudy day for Lincolnshire

WEATHER: Warm but cloudy day for Lincolnshire

However temperatures will stay warm at 22 degrees. The cloud get heavier as it continues into the evening. £10 OFF! Beds Direct Warehouse View details Print voucher This voucher or online code entitles the holder to £10 off any one purchase over £50...

 

U.S. officials say NSA leaks may hamper cyber policy debate

Current and former cybersecurity officials say they worry the ongoing disclosures about secret National Security Agency spying programs by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden could trigger hasty or rash actions by Congress or the private sector,...

 

China July exports up annual 5.1 percent, imports surge

But because imports jumped 10.9 percent from a year earlier, more than five times what analysts had forecast, the trade surplus of $17.8 billion was lower than expected. The data immediately lifted financial markets, with the Australian dollar leaping...

Reuters, 07:08 in Business
 
Delivery of 34 turbines to region's largest wind farm

Delivery of 34 turbines to region's largest wind farm

Lorries will travel from Immingham and across Northern Lincolnshire to deliver the massive parts needed to construct the turbines. The energy firm SSE says the turbines will then be put up ahead of the completion date in 2014. Want some NEW Blinds???...

 
Nominate children for awards

Nominate children for awards

The deadline for nominations has been extended to Friday, August 16 and a ceremony will be held to crown the winners on Sunday, September 15. The main Michael White Child of the Year award was won last year by Epworth youngster Alexander Strong, who...

 

TUI AG affirms outlook after surprise second-quarter net profit

It said it still expected to post moderate sales growth this year and a net profit before minorities. (Reporting by Maria Sheahan, editing by Christiaan Hetzner)

Reuters, 07:10 in Business
 
‘We’ve done nothing wrong’ say UKIP councillors accused of making defamatory comments against Rutland County Council officers

‘We’ve done nothing wrong’ say UKIP councillors accused of making defamatory comments against Rutland...

Three councillors accused of making defamatory comments about council officers insist they have done nothing wrong. Rutland county councillors Richard Gale, David Richardson and Nick Wainwright, of the Rutland group of the UK Independence Party, say...

 
Access to family planning: your stories

Access to family planning: your stories

A health worker in Uganda explains how to use contraceptives. Photograph: Alamy It is estimated that 222 million women are unable to access modern family planning. When, and if, to have children, and how many to have are choices many take for granted....

Guardian, 07:10 in Health
 
How Not to Get Old – TV review

How Not to Get Old – TV review

How Not to Get Old … could be useful if you're thinking of sorting out your divots. Photograph: Joseph Angelo Todaro/www.withresolution.com Notice anything different today? I'm talking about the photo, the mugshot of muggins here, at the top of this...

Guardian, 07:11 in Showbiz
 
TV highlights 08/08/2013

TV highlights 08/08/2013

The Field of Blood on BBC1 with (from left) Paddy Meehan (Jayd Johnson), Murray Devlin (David Morrissey) and Maloney (Katherine Kelly). Photograph: Mark Mainz/BBC Scotland The Field of Blood 9pm, BBC1 The Field of Blood returns for another two-parter,...

Guardian, 07:11 in Showbiz
 

Meet a reporter at Innovation Cafe

Hebden Bridge Times reporter Aban Quaynor will be at Innovation Cafe, St George's Square, Hebden Bridge, from 2pm to 5pm today (Thursday). He’ll be there to hear your news stories, receive written items for inclusion in the paper or take details of...

 
‘We’ve done nothing wrong’ say UKIP councillors accused of making defamatory comments against Rutland County Council officers

‘We’ve done nothing wrong’ say UKIP councillors accused of making defamatory comments against Rutland...

Three councillors accused of making defamatory comments about council officers insist they have done nothing wrong. Rutland county councillors Richard Gale, David Richardson and Nick Wainwright, of the Rutland group of the UK Independence Party, say...

 
TRAVEL: Traffic flowing smoothly on Lincolnshire roads

TRAVEL: Traffic flowing smoothly on Lincolnshire roads

However some road works remain in place through the county. There are temporary traffic lights on the A15 Wragby Road in Lincoln, at the B1182 Ruskin Avenue junction. £10 OFF! Beds Direct Warehouse View details Print voucher This voucher or online...

 


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