News archive from 8 October 2015, page 3

Super Thursday: Opening the books on Christmas sales

Come Christmas, what can you expect to find in that festive parcel under the tree? It could be the memoirs of Sir Tom Jones or Sir Terry Wogan, or a new cookbook by Delia Smith, Gordon Ramsay or Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. These are some of the 503...

BBC, 00:53 in Business
 

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Skyscanner investor SEP eyeing sale of part of stake

Skyscanner investor SEP eyeing sale of part of stake

Investors' appetite for Skyscanner will be put to the test following reports that its largest shareholder is preparing to offload a 10 per cent stake in the flight comparison website. Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) is said to have appointed Goldman...

Scotsman, 00:58 in Business
 

Canzone: Music as storytelling

Related: Monteverdi's Orfeo: 'a brilliant and compelling fable to the inalienable power of music' Claudio Monteverdi was master of music at St Mark’s Basilica in Venice from 1613. More than 400 years later, multi-award winning Melbourne artist Angela...

 
Cyber-thieves hit YouTube Fifa gamers

Cyber-thieves hit YouTube Fifa gamers

Image copyright EA Six of the most successful Fifa video gamers to feature on YouTube have been targeted by cyber-thieves. The hackers stole millions of Fifa coins, the games virtual currency, and sold players worth thousands of pounds. They are...

BBC, 01:03 in Business
 
BBC argues case for popular shows like Strictly

BBC argues case for popular shows like Strictly

Image copyright PA The BBC is expected to argue the case for popular shows like Strictly Come Dancing and Sherlock as it responds to a government green paper on its future. The broadcaster will argue the public "wants and expects the BBC to...

BBC, 01:16 in Regional
 
Lord Ballyedmond: Report says pilots unhappy about fog

Lord Ballyedmond: Report says pilots unhappy about fog

A report into a helicopter crash that killed four people, including one of Northern Ireland's richest men, says the crew was unhappy about taking off in heavy fog. Lord Ballyedmond died in the crash near his Norfolk estate on 13 March 2014. The report...

BBC, 01:16 in Regional
 
Why 'The Office' humor doesn't work: Bad bosses shouldn't make jokes as it annoys and offends employees, finds study

Why 'The Office' humor doesn't work: Bad bosses shouldn't make jokes as it annoys and offends employees,...

There's a reason why Michael Scott could never get on with his employees in the TV show, 'The Office'. New research suggests bosses - especially ones who are bad at their job - shouldn't make jokes with their employees. The study contradicts...

 

Grantham floods inquiry finds quarry played no significant role

A local quarry played no significant role in the deaths of 12 people during the 2011 floods in the Queensland town of Grantham, an inquiry has found. Commissioner Walter Soffronoff QC has delivered his report into the flood, saying the controversial...

 

Socceroos fans face hiked ticket prices and threat of crowd violence in Jordan

Australian football fans have been ripped off and face the threat of crowd violence at the Socceroos’ crunch World Cup qualifier with Jordan. Related: Socceroo Massimo Luongo on Ballon d'Or nomination: It's a bit random Tickets designated for...

Guardian, 01:20 in Sport
 

Solar-panel installer goes into administration, costing 1,000 jobs

Almost 1,000 jobs were lost on Wednesday night as one of the UK’s leading solar- panel installers went into administration, blaming government changes in energy policy for its downfall. The Mark Group said it had been to bring in insolvency...

Guardian, 01:20 in Business
 
Donald Trump goes to Supreme Court over Menie wind farm

Donald Trump goes to Supreme Court over Menie wind farm

Image copyright PA Donald Trump's challenge to a planned offshore wind farm will go to the Supreme Court later. Developers intend to site the large turbine structures close to Mr Trump's golfing development on the Aberdeenshire coast. The US...

BBC, 01:21 in Regional
 
Passenger on plane blown off Stornoway Airport runway opened exit

Passenger on plane blown off Stornoway Airport runway opened exit

A passenger on a plane that came off Stornoway Airport's runway opened an exit despite a request from the captain to remain seated, a report has said. The Loganair service was due to fly to Glasgow on 2 January. A report into the incident said people...

BBC, 01:21 in Regional
 
Ravel Morrison: Atletico Madrid were interested before I signed for Lazio… and West Ham hell almost made me quit 

Ravel Morrison: Atletico Madrid were interested before I signed for Lazio… and West Ham hell almost made me...

Lazio midfielder Ravel Morrison has revealed that a whole host of top European clubs were interested in signing him when he left West Ham and said that his frustrating experiences at Upton Park almost led him to quit football altogether.  The...

Daily Mail, 01:24 in Sport
 


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