News archive from 9 January 2013, page 11

Pensions drop to the lowest rate in 6 years

PEOPLE planning to retire this year expect to be living off the lowest average incomes recorded in six years, an insurer has warned. This year’s retirees expect to have a typical annual income of £15,300, making them around £3,400 a year worse off...

Scotsman, 01:36 in Hot News
 
Flextronics looks to Android for manufacturing innovation

Flextronics looks to Android for manufacturing innovation

"We're doubling down on Android because we believe strongly in Google's innovative capability and ability to be a leader like Microsoft and Apple in iconic hardware," said Mike Dennison, head of Flextronics' High Velocity Solutions group,...

 

Labour to force vote on rail fares

Labour will force a Commons vote on proposals for super-peak train fares in a bid to derail Government plans. Shadow transport secretary Maria Eagle said the new higher fares, if implemented, could either force ordinary commuters off rush-hour trains...

 

Councils cut road safety spending

Councils are making huge profits from parking charges while cutting road safety spending, according to newly published figures. Local authorities in England took more than £411 million in parking charges in 2011/12 - an increase of almost 15% on...

 

Health regulator criticised by MPs

The regulator of health and social care in England has not earned public confidence, a scathing report by MPs has concluded. Failures in the registration process and the handling of a whistleblowing board member have "further undermined"...

 

Warning on social care funding gap

The funding gap for providing adult social care in the capital will amount to £907 million within five years, according to a report published by London Councils. The report from the think-tank and lobbying group warns how local authority budget cuts...

 

Prisoner rehab to become compulsory

Prisoners serving sentences under 12 months will be forced to undertake a period of rehabilitation upon release under proposed reforms. As part of a "rehabilitation revolution", Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said short custodial sentences...

 

Coalition audit to be published

David Cameron and Nick Clegg are set to publish a dossier detailing progress on 480 pledges made by the coalition Government, which will acknowledge that some targets have been missed, it has emerged. Official sources said the document would be...

 

Military 'vulnerable to cyber risk'

The armed forces are now so dependent on information technology that their ability to operate could be "fatally compromised" by a sustained cyber attack, MPs have warned. The Commons Defence Committee said the cyber threat to UK security had...

 

McIlroy sued by sponsor: Oakley start legal action on golf star as he nears $200m Nike deal

Rory McIlroy is facing legal action from sponsor Oakley just as he is set to be unveiled on Monday as the new $200million face of Nike. The American sunglasses manufacturer confirmed last night they have launched legal action to retain sponsorship of...

Daily Mail, 01:41 in Sport
 

BDO favourite Bunting burned by Fitton while Green and Harms also progress

No 1 seed Stephen Bunting was sent crashing out of the BDO World Championship after losing 4-2 to Darryl Fitton.Bunting had been one of the favourites for the title this year after triumphing in the World Masters in October, although he could only...

Daily Mail, 01:41 in Sport
 
New drug could help paralysed patients to walk again

New drug could help paralysed patients to walk again

A pill which could help paralysed patients walk again has been developed by scientists. The new drug allowed mice with no movement in their lower limbs to walk with "well-coordinated steps' and even to replicate swimming motions. In tests, the...

Daily Mail, 01:42 in Health
 

Now bring on Wembley say City fans after stunning Villa victory

Now bring on Wembley say City fans after stunning Villa victory Bradford City fans show their joy at victory over Aston Villa Bradford City fans hailed a stunning victory over Premier League big guns Aston Villa last night as the Bantams moved to...

 

For Spain the reign is plain... La Liga wipes out the Premier League across the board

Is it the sun, the sand and the sangria? Is it the fat wage packets or the tax breaks? Is it - heaven forbid - the dedication to nurture talent, enhance technique and encourage individual style from an early age? Whatever it is, in football terms,...

Daily Mail, 01:44 in Sport
 

Bullish Froch sets deadline for Kessler to accept rematch invitation before Cobra turns attention to...

Carl Froch is proving to be as tough a negotiator outside the ring as he is a puncher inside the ropes.The Nottingham Cobra is giving arch-rival Mikkel Kessler just one more week to summon up the nerve to fulfil his promise of a mega-rematch in...

Daily Mail, 01:44 in Sport
 


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