News archive from 10 March 2014, page 9

App launched to cut hidden salt

A new app has been launched to help tackle the "shocking and unnecessary levels" of salt hidden inside shoppers' food baskets. The SaltSwitch app allows users to scan the barcodes of food products and provides details of any less salty,...

 

MP Evans faces sex offences trial

Nigel Evans, the former deputy speaker of the House of Commons, will go on trial today accused of sexual offences against seven men. Evans, the MP for Ribble Valley in Lancashire, will stand in the dock to face a jury at Preston Crown Court for a...

 
The kingdom that's closed to women: Saudi princesses tethered by the patriarchy

The kingdom that's closed to women: Saudi princesses tethered by the patriarchy

They lived in a fabulous palace and every year would go on two long holidays with their friends. In winter they would ski at an exclusive resort in the French Alps. In summer they went to parties in Italy and Greece. Then, abruptly, the fairytale...

 
Pop's unsung stars: 20 Feet From Stardom shines spotlight on backing singers

Pop's unsung stars: 20 Feet From Stardom shines spotlight on backing singers

Morgan Neville's crowd pleaser offers a joyous tribute to the unheralded stars of the music industry - the backing singers. Merry Clayton, Darlene Love and Lisa Fischer may have shared a microphone with everyone from Sinatra to Sting but they have...

 

App launched to cut hidden salt

A new app has been launched to help tackle the "shocking and unnecessary levels" of salt hidden inside shoppers' food baskets. The SaltSwitch app allows users to scan the barcodes of food products and provides details of any less salty,...

 

Colombia election shrinks government majority in Congress

The result consolidated President Juan Manuel Santos as front-runner in a presidential vote on May 25 but thins the majority he will rely on if re-elected, for legislative support to implement a peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of...

 
Rival Rallies As Putin Defends Breakaway Vote

Rival Rallies As Putin Defends Breakaway Vote

Clashes have broken out between tens of thousands of pro-Ukraine and pro-Russian protesters at rival rallies across Ukraine, as Moscow continues to cement its control over Crimea. In the Crimean port city of Sevastopol, pro-Russians gathered at Lenin...

 
Unilever splashes out and prepares to double water purification enterprise

Unilever splashes out and prepares to double water purification enterprise

The FTSE 100 company, whose brands include Dove, Sunsilk, Hellman's and Wall's, is paying an undisclosed sum for a majority stake in China's Quinyan Group. It will sit alongside Unilever's Pureit home purfier brand which was launched in 2005. Chief...

 
Growth forecasts rise as UK economy speeds up

Growth forecasts rise as UK economy speeds up

British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) upgraded its growth forecasts and said the economy could be back on track by the second quarter of the year while accountants BDO predicted activity would hit pre-crisis levels by July. The BCC has lifted its growth...

 
Taxi attacker left traces of blood at Leeds assault scene

Taxi attacker left traces of blood at Leeds assault scene

A ROBBER was caught after he left traces of his blood at the scene during a violent knife-point struggle with a taxi driver. Roger Smith, 44, has been jailed for two years and eight months after a court heard how he targeted the driver near to his...

 
Dog Attack: Armed Police Search For Animal

Dog Attack: Armed Police Search For Animal

A 22-year-old woman is in hospital with "serious injuries" after being attacked by a dog on the outskirts of Lincoln. The attack happened near the city's Outer Circle Road in the area of a quarry at around 10.30pm on Sunday. The animal has...

 

Italy's Renzi says tax cuts will not imperil EU limits

* Dismisses accusations of government disagreement, union threat ROME (Reuters) - An ambitious Italian plan for tax cuts to be announced this week will respect European Union deficit limits, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Sunday. Before replacing...

Reuters, 04:48 in Business
 

The Seagull review – a tremendous drama lacking in direction

Hilary Bell's adaptation of The Seagull by Anton Chekhov. Photograph: Shane Reid/State Theatre Company of South Australia Perhaps I have been spoiled by Simon Stone’s early productions of Chekhov in Melbourne, but I found it hard to sit through...

 
Malaysia Airlines Missing Plane 'Unprecedented'

Malaysia Airlines Missing Plane 'Unprecedented'

Investigators have said the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 239 people is "unprecedented" as they confirmed no debris has been found 48 hours after the aircraft went missing. Malaysia's chief investigator dismissed...

 

Singapore shares retreat after four days of gains

Shares in palm oil firm Golden Agri-Resources Ltd fell from a nearly four-month high of S$0.61 hit in the previous session, slumping 2.5 percent and leading the losses in the Singapore index, just as crude palm oil prices eased from a near 18-month...

 


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