News archive from 9 January 2013, page 6

MPs back benefits capping Bill

The Government's plan for a real-terms cut in working-age benefits has cleared its first Commons hurdle after heated exchanges between coalition and Labour MPs. MPs voted by 324 to 268, majority 56, to give the legislation a second reading, but former...

 

James Tredwell calls for big improvement from England cricket team

JAMES TREDWELL is prepared for plenty of hard work before England start their one-day series against India on Friday. After securing a memorable Test series win before Christmas, the tourists' preparations for the five-match ODI series have been some...

Daily Post, 00:38 in Sport
 
Record EU jobless figures creating continent of haves and have-nots

Record EU jobless figures creating continent of haves and have-nots

RECORD unemployment and fraying social welfare systems in southern Europe risk creating a new north/south divide across the continent, the European Union cautioned yesterday. The warning came in the wake of new figures showing that joblessness hit a...

Scotsman, 00:41 in Politics
 

New Zealand's Morrison quits race for Stansted airport - report

The Daily Telegraph said that the Morrison consortium included New Zealand funds Infratil and the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, as well as Australia's Retail Employees Superannuation Trust. The consortium's banks had balked at the potential risks...

Reuters, 00:42 in Business
 

As he gets back on the pitch, Lions star Tom Croft reveals... I was almost paralysed

When Tom Croft made his comeback for Leicester last Friday, nine months after breaking his neck, it was an occasion he had feared would never come - having learned how close he came to being paralysed.The 27-year-old Tigers, England and Lions flanker...

Daily Mail, 00:42 in Sport
 

Police attacked in flag protests

Loyalists have pelted police with bottles and stones in a new outbreak of trouble in east Belfast amid warnings that potential investors are turning away because of the street violence. A special meeting of Unionist representatives has been called in...

 

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"...

 

Ads featuring Savile ruled harmful

Two unrelated adverts which referred to Jimmy Savile have been ruled harmful and offensive following complaints that they made light of allegations of sexual abuse against the disgraced TV presenter. An email for clothing company DirtySmart read...

 

2013 retirees to suffer low income

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...

 
SURPRISE...GLOBAL WARMING NOT AS BAD AS WE THOUGHT

SURPRISE...GLOBAL WARMING NOT AS BAD AS WE THOUGHT

The Met Office, one of the top cheerleaders for the man-made climate change camp, said global temperatures are likely to be lower than it forecast in December 2011. It blamed this on the “natural variability of the climate system”, notably changes in...

 

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"...

 

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...

 

Ads featuring Savile ruled harmful

Two unrelated adverts which referred to Jimmy Savile have been ruled harmful and offensive following complaints that they made light of allegations of sexual abuse against the disgraced TV presenter. An email for clothing company DirtySmart read...

 

Arrest made over death of organist

Police investigating the murder of a church organist who was killed on Christmas Eve have arrested a man. Alan Greaves was on his way to midnight mass in Sheffield when he was attacked. A 21-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder,police said.

Scotsman, 00:44 in Hot News
 

2013 retirees to suffer low income

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...

 


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