News archive from 9 July 2014, page 3

Banks hit loyal savers with low interest rates - reward frequent account changes

Banks hit loyal savers with low interest rates - reward frequent account changes

Findings from City watchdog the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) reveal that banks and building societies consistently manage to get away with paying low returns to savers who have stayed with the same account for a number of years. The FCA said that...

 
Driving ambition behind Lucy’s auto-biography: Online service helps motorists store data

Driving ambition behind Lucy’s auto-biography: Online service helps motorists store data

Experiencing rip-off and rejection opened Lucy Burnford's eyes to commercial opportunity. Those bad times confirmed there was a market gap for a new online service offering a fairer, money saving deal for motorists and she had the start-up to fill...

 
Mobile phone robbers ‘killed delivery driver’

Mobile phone robbers ‘killed delivery driver’

A pizza delivery driver about to start a new career was stabbed through the heart by two robbers trying to steal his mobile phone, a court heard. University graduate Thavisha Lakindu Peiris was stabbed repeatedly while in his car as he made the final...

 
Ecstasy cut with dental anaesthetic may kill

Ecstasy cut with dental anaesthetic may kill

A DENTAL anaesthetic which can cause the heart to stop is being passed off as Ecstasy by criminal gangs in Scotland, 
police warned yesterday. Benzocaine, a white powder which numbs the body, can result in seizures and respiratory failure if...

Scotsman, 00:43 in Health
 
Lessons in girl power in Ghana's schools

Lessons in girl power in Ghana's schools

There are women walking through Accra's crowded streets performing remarkable balancing acts. They have pyramids of fruit, water bottles and coils of clothing carried in bundles on their head. Their backs are ram-rod straight, their footing certain...

BBC, 00:44 in Business
 

Van Dyck portrait fails to sell

A painting revealed to be a genuine Van Dyck portrait during an episode of the Antiques Roadshow has failed to sell at auction. Head Study of a Man in a Ruff, which cost its owner just £400, had been given an estimate of £300,000 to £500,000 for last...

 

LGA call on schools accountability

Parents should have access to a single, local body responsible for holding their children's school to account, council leaders have said. The Local Government Association (LGA) said it is calling for the next government to make all state schools work...

 

High street prices continue to fall

Supermarket till wars and discounts on clothes and electrical goods led shop prices to fall at their steepest rate for at least eight years last month. Shop price deflation hit 1.8% in June from a year ago after a rate of 1.4% in May, according to the...

 

Workers 'worse off since 2010'

Teachers, firefighters, civil servants, NHS staff and council workers are more than £2,200 worse off on average since the coalition came to power because their pay has been held down, according to a new study. The TUC said the Government's...

 

Tax powers for English cities urged

Local leaders in cities such as London and Manchester should be handed tax-raising powers, an influential group of MPs has said. The Communities and Local Government Committee said that although English authorities had been given more responsibility...

 

Organ donation numbers on the rise

More people are donating their organs than ever, health officials have said. The last financial year was a "record year" for organ donation and transplantation in the UK, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHS BT) said. In 2013/14 there were 4,655...

 

Trains contract handling criticised

Whitehall's handling of two huge new-train contracts has been criticised by a Government spending watchdog. One decision that had been taken by the Department for Transport (DfT) involving the £7.65 billion Intercity Express (IE) contract had...

 
SNP warns independence critics in ‘threatening’ way

SNP warns independence critics in ‘threatening’ way

A BUSINESSMAN has claimed the SNP has a "habit of warning-off opponents in a threatening manner" as he suggested

Scotsman, 00:48 in Politics
 
Great time to bag a bargain, families told

Great time to bag a bargain, families told

INCREASED competition among grocers and a rash of price cuts across clothing and electrical retailers has seen shop prices plummet at the fastest annual rate on record, according to a new report. Prices across the nation’s shops fell by 1.8 per cent...

Scotsman, 00:49 in Hot News
 

Bipolar people 'wired for risk'

A roulette game played while undergoing a brain scan has shown that people with bipolar disorder are wired for risk. Sufferers of the serious mental illness appear to be dominated by the brain's "pleasure centre" that drives us to seek out...

 


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