News archive from 8 October 2015, page 14

Why we'll sue CEOs who ignore climate change

With Shell announcing its withdrawal from the Arctic, the effects of climate change on business performance are everywhere – and it’s time corporate leaders consider the implications for their organisation, or face the consequences. Business and...

Guardian, 06:17 in Business
 
Families asked tax views

Families asked tax views

Help given to families in Preston to pay their council tax could change, as Town Hall bosses ask residents what they want. Cuts to benefits means residents who once paid no council tax currently have to pay 20 per cent of their bill. But leaders are...

 
Favourite Things: Kay’s creativity has the perfect amphitheatre

Favourite Things: Kay’s creativity has the perfect amphitheatre

Kay Aitch considers herself to be a Sheffielder - her ancestors were Sheffielders, although by chance she was born in Hampshire. Kay has lived in a number of places but returned to Sheffield in the early 1980s. She is a professional, mixed media...

 
Vote now for your tourism superstar favourite

Vote now for your tourism superstar favourite

THE finalists for the county's Tourism Superstar award have been announced - and now people are invited to get voting for their favourite. Part of the Lancashire Tourism Awards, the tourism superstar is a special award for someone who has made an...

 
PNE midfielder Welsh up for fight

PNE midfielder Welsh up for fight

John Welsh will draw on an experience from earlier in his career to try and help Preston North End pull away from the lower reaches of the Championship. In 2005, Welsh joined a Hull side new to the division who went on to stay up after a difficult...

 
£20m M4 relief road spend 'appalling', says Labour AM

£20m M4 relief road spend 'appalling', says Labour AM

Image copyright Welsh Government It is appalling that Welsh ministers are spending nearly £20m this year preparing for a planned M4 relief road around Newport, a Labour AM has said. Construction is not due to begin until 2018 but "assessment work...

BBC, 06:18 in Regional
 

Former NRL star Taylor to go ahead with Catalans move despite cocaine trial

Former State of Origin star Dave Taylor is set to take up his contract with French club Catalans despite being ordered to stand trial over cocaine charges on the Gold Coast. Related: Drug charges against rugby league star Greg Bird thrown out of...

Guardian, 06:21 in Sport
 

Thursday’s best TV: Unforgotten, Who Do You Think You Are?, Hunted

Unforgotten 9pm, ITV1 Brooding crime drama starring the brilliant Nicola Walker, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Tom Courtenay, Trevor Eve and Bernard Hill. All the actors, basically. Writer Chris Lang sticks to the cold-case script as our detectives (Walker and...

Guardian, 06:21 in Showbiz
 
Plaid Cymru plan to scrap local health boards

Plaid Cymru plan to scrap local health boards

Image copyright Getty Images Wales' health boards would be scrapped and major hospitals placed under one body, in new Plaid Cymru plans. The proposals are expected to be central to the party's campaign to win power in the 2016 assembly election. Local...

BBC, 06:24 in Regional
 

Privy council blocks 'vulture fund' from collecting $100m DRC debt

The privy council has blocked a multimillionaire speculator from taking up to $100m (£64m) from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for a decades old debt that started out at $3.3m. Peter Grossman, who runs so-called "vulture fund" FG...

Guardian, 06:27 in Business
 
Addict went 'downhill' after using £68k inheritance to 'pay for heroin' - inquest

Addict went 'downhill' after using £68k inheritance to 'pay for heroin' - inquest

A HEROIN addict who tried to turn his life around ended up back on drugs after inheriting £68,000. Gary Lea had managed to kick the habit when he moved back in with his mum and enrolled on a methadone programme. But an inquest heard how things turned...

 
Order! Village community rooms should host court cases says Northampton man bidding to be crime commissioner

Order! Village community rooms should host court cases says Northampton man bidding to be crime commissioner

Select court cases should be held in village halls to show justice in action, according to a Northampton man bidding to be the county's next police and crime commissioner. Former policeman Justin Brown has announced his intention to run for the...

 
Smithy Wood planning

Smithy Wood planning

In response to the article quoting Andrew Long, Extra MSA CEO, (Page 4, September 30), Mr Long may be a good business entrepreneur, but his comments about Smithy Wood expose his complete lack of planning or ecological knowledge. He confuses plant...

 
Digest my viewpoint

Digest my viewpoint

I am grateful to Mr JW Vintin, (Star, October 5), for encouraging me to "stiffen the sinews and summoning up the blood' on a throughly dispiriting Monday. I do wish Mr Vintin and his previous correspondent would digest what my viewpoint is on the...

 
Samsung says its mobile payments data is safe despite hack

Samsung says its mobile payments data is safe despite hack

Image copyright Getty Images Samsung Electronics has said its mobile payment system is safe after a hacking attack against its US-based subsidiary LoopPay. An article in the New York Times on Wednesday said the hacking incident had occurred against...

BBC, 06:28 in World News
 


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