News archive from 11 February 2014, page 12

Birmingham pensioner's £750,000 gift to Tories in her will branded 'wicked' by relatives

A bitter relative has branded her sister-in-law’s decision to gift £750,000 to the Tories in her will as “wicked.” Elsie Clark said she was astonished to learn Violet Baker had handed the cash to David Cameron’s party – and revealed her family are...

 

Vodafone may have $30 billion-$40 billion acquisition capacity: CEO

Colao told reporters he was exploring possibilities for a potential shopping spree on big acquisitions on top of investments in Vodafone's existing business after a $130 billion windfall it will get from an asset sale to Verizon Communications later...

 

Acocks Green carer left £2,000 by widow who donated more than £750k to the Tories

A carer told of his “disgust” at being left just £2,000 by a widow who donated a secret £750,000 fortune to the Tory Party. Malcolm Baker said he had no idea frugal Violet Baker was worth so much cash as he devoted himself to looking after her in the...

 
Transport giant reveals alternative to Leeds trolleybus scheme

Transport giant reveals alternative to Leeds trolleybus scheme

The biggest bus firm in Leeds has unveiled ambitious plans that it says would deliver greater benefits than the city's controversial trolleybus scheme at a fraction of the cost. Private operator First’s proposed ‘New Bus for Leeds’ project is outlined...

 
Yorkshire food firm gives edible gift to Leeds homelessness charity

Yorkshire food firm gives edible gift to Leeds homelessness charity

More than £600 of edible goodies have been donated to a homelessness charity by a North Yorkshire food brand. The hearty handover by Richmond-based Stowaways was made to ensure that St George’s Crypt has meals available during the winter months. St...

 
‘Dragons’ Den’ commended at conference

‘Dragons’ Den’ commended at conference

A project that encourages teens to think and talk about crime and anti-social behaviour is being used as an example of best practice at a national education conference in Birmingham. Ashfield Community Safety Partnership’s Dragons’ Den project is...

 
Mouth cancer awareness drive ‘could save lives’

Mouth cancer awareness drive ‘could save lives’

A NEW drive to boost public awareness of mouth cancer could help save lives, charity campaigners have said. Dentists are to take to the streets of Scotland’s capital and use social media to highlight some of the symptoms of the disease. Their Let’s...

Scotsman, 06:40 in Health
 

Bank of England will change guidance but forecasters stumped on how

A plunge in Britain's unemployment rate has forced the Bank to work on a revised plan. The poll showed little common ground among economists on its most likely approach. Bank Governor Mark Carney has conceded the Bank was wrong with its forecasts on...

Reuters, 06:45 in Business
 
Community group raise £3,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Community group raise £3,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Friends of Doncaster Sheffield Airport (FODSA) has raised £3000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance through a series of charity events. The group raised the funds through attendance at local galas and events throughout the summer whilst promoting the Airport....

 
Saved by an angel at 30,000 feet

Saved by an angel at 30,000 feet

Quick thinking cabin crew saved the life of a holidaymaker when he became gravely ill while stranded midair on board a flight. Carl Harrison has now thanked air stewardess Natalie Bond for coming to his rescue when his body went into spasm and his...

 
Julia Roberts half-sister found dead in bathtub

Julia Roberts half-sister found dead in bathtub

THE half-sister of Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts has died from a possible drug overdose, the Los Angeles County Coroner's office said. Nancy Motes, 37, was found dead in a bathtub full of water at a Los Angeles residence on Sunday, Los Angeles...

 

All the latest news and sport from Coventry and Warwickshire

Refresh automatically On | Off Keep up to date with all the latest news and gossip from the Coventry and Warwickshire area and beyond with our daily live blog. We are with you from 7am until 7pm with the latest traffic and travel information, weather...

 
Campaigners welcome plans

Campaigners welcome plans

Campaigners today gave a cautious welcome to a new council plan - which could mean all libraries in Sheffield stay open. A funding pot of £262,000 in public health cash would be available from Sheffield Council to help volunteers run 10 facilities...

 

Final decision on sweeping cuts to Coventry rail and bus services due this week

A final decision on sweeping cuts to rail and bus services will be made by transport chiefs on Friday. Bosses at Centro will meet at 11am to decide where £14million should be slashed from their budget after being told to make the cuts by seven West...

 

Boeing says confident of delivering orders on time

"There is a lot of interest in Asia for the 777X. Certainly we would love to have Singapore as a customer for 777x." (Reporting by Tim Hepher; Editing by Jeremy Laurence)

Reuters, 07:03 in Business
 


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