News archive from 10 March 2014, page 17

Insight - Equatorial Guinea seeks to shake off 'oil curse' image

But cutting away the jungle is proving easier for President Teodoro Obiang Nguema than shedding his central African nation's dark image as a reclusive, repressive and graft-ridden poster child of the "resource curse". Obiang, in power since...

Reuters, 07:45 in Business
 
First British man in space: 'We phone people because it's just so cool'

First British man in space: 'We phone people because it's just so cool'

Astronaut Tim Peake is the first Briton to be selected as an astronaut by the European Space Agency. Photograph: Tim Peake/ESA You're being called "the first Brit in space". That's quite a thing to have on your business card. Yes, I'll board...

 
Road closed in Shelf after burst water main

Road closed in Shelf after burst water main

There are minor delays around Shelf Moor Road after the road was closed following a burst water main. The Road was closed in both directions South Lane junction and the Stanage Lane junction.

 
The ideal gas law – why bubbles expand if you heat them

The ideal gas law – why bubbles expand if you heat them

The ideal gas equation. Photograph: Alamy Think of a cake. When you put it in the oven, it starts off at a particular volume and then, an hour later, it has risen to perhaps double its size. It is obvious what has happened – the air bubbles that you...

 
Elizabeth Kolbert: 'The whole world is becoming a kind of zoo'

Elizabeth Kolbert: 'The whole world is becoming a kind of zoo'

'What we’re doing is unprecedented’: Elizabeth Kolbert. Photograph: Nicholas Whitman Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of The Sixth Extinction, which argues that a catastrophe that may be as significant as the one that wiped out the dinosaurs is under...

 
Sport urged to confront head injuries that can lead to dementia

Sport urged to confront head injuries that can lead to dementia

Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis focuses on what it calls a 'silent, global' epidemic of head injuries triggered by contact sports. Photograph: Jamie Mcdonald/Getty Images Sport Barry O'Driscoll, the former medical adviser to the International...

 

French co-op bank Credit Mutuel eyes cap hike - report

The bank reportedly wants to pay down debt after a string of acquisitions and investments in recent years, including a strategic alliance with Spain's Banco Popular (POP.MC). Credit Mutuel was unavailable for comment. (Reporting by Matthieu Protard;...

Reuters, 07:48 in Business
 
Nostalgia: Looking back at 80 years of Mirfield Sunday School League

Nostalgia: Looking back at 80 years of Mirfield Sunday School League

The Mirfield Sunday School League, which later became the Mirfield District Church Football League, started in the 1920s and ran for over 80 years before being wound up in 2003. At its peak, ten to 12 teams played as part of the league but there were...

 
Numbers up for Batley pupil holiday absences fines

Numbers up for Batley pupil holiday absences fines

The number of parents fined for their children's unauthorised absence from school has tripled since a new "zero tolerance' approach on term-time family holidays was introduced. Figures, obtained through a Freedom of Information request, show the...

 

Fifth 'expect to work until 70'

One in five Britons thinks they will be working until they are at least 70 years old - making them almost twice as likely to have this expectation as workers across Europe - according to a new global report. Some 19% of Britons predict they will work...

 

Labour extends job guarantee plan

Labour's flagship jobs guarantee would be in place throughout the next Parliament, paid for by a bank bonus tax and a squeeze on high-earners' pension pots, the party said. The pledge to include a five-year help package for the long-term unemployed in...

 

Woman seriously injured by dog

A dog which attacked a woman and left her with "serious injuries" has been found after a search by armed police. The 22-year-old victim remains in hospital in Lincoln after being attacked by what Lincolnshire Police believe to be an American...

 

Boy held in ecstasy tablets probe

A teenager has been arrested in connection with alleged drugs offences after two boys were taken to hospital having taken what may have been a "Mortal Kombat" ecstasy tablet. A 16-year-old boy is in intensive care, while a 17-year-old was...

 

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Council bid to buy Blackthorn workshops is dropped

Council bid to buy Blackthorn workshops is dropped

A relieved business owner booked a holiday to Portugal the moment he found out a supermarket's bid to buy his kebab shop site had been thrown out this week. In November, Northampton Borough Council’s cabinet agreed to explore the possibility of...

 


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