News archive from 11 March 2013, page 7

Four people chase each job vacancy

Almost four people are chasing every job vacancy in Britain, rising to over 20 in some parts of the country, new research has revealed. A study by Unison found that the worst area was the Isle of Wight, with almost 24 jobseekers per vacancy, followed...

 

Warning issued over puppy smuggling

Prospective pet owners have been urged to only buy dogs from legitimate breeders amid claims of a surge in puppy smuggling following changes to quarantine rules. An undercover investigation by the Channel 4's Dispatches claimed the changes have...

 
Hamid Karzai: ‘US benefited from Taleban attacks’

Hamid Karzai: ‘US benefited from Taleban attacks’

THE top US general in Afghanistan has expressed dismay at remarks by president Hamid Karzai, who suggested that Washington benefited from Taleban attacks on his country. Mr Karzai’s remarks, delivered yesterday during the first visit by new US Defence...

 

Warning issued over puppy smuggling

Prospective pet owners have been urged to only buy dogs from legitimate breeders amid claims of a surge in puppy smuggling following changes to quarantine rules. An undercover investigation by the Channel 4's Dispatches claimed the changes have...

 

Banking reform plans 'not enough'

The Chancellor's attempts to "re-set" Britain's banking system still do not go far enough, a panel set up following the industry's Libor-fixing scandal has said. On the day that MPs debate the Banking Reform Bill, the Parliamentary...

 
Militia ‘won’t take over’ from Egypt’s police

Militia ‘won’t take over’ from Egypt’s police

EGYPT'S interior minister has vowed he will not allow vigilantes or militias to take over police duties, while admitting his police force has been strained by daily protests, clashes and criticism. Minister Mohammed Ibrahim was speaking yesterday, a...

 

Pensioners in 'loneliness epidemic'

Older people are in the grip of a "loneliness epidemic", according to research. More than 66 million hours are spent alone by people aged over 65 in Britain each day, equivalent to each person over 65 spending more than 100 days alone each...

 

Banking reform plans 'not enough'

The Chancellor's attempts to "re-set" Britain's banking system still do not go far enough, a panel set up following the industry's Libor-fixing scandal has said. On the day that MPs debate the Banking Reform Bill, the Parliamentary...

 

Four people chase each job vacancy

Almost four people are chasing every job vacancy in Britain, rising to over 20 in some parts of the country, new research has revealed. A study by Unison found that the worst area was the Isle of Wight, with almost 24 jobseekers per vacancy, followed...

 
Japan remembers Fukushima as clean up continues

Japan remembers Fukushima as clean up continues

TWO years after the triple calamities of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster ravaged Japan's north-eastern coast on 11 March, 2011, debris containing asbestos, lead, and radioactive waste from the crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant still...

 

Four people chase each job vacancy

Almost four people are chasing every job vacancy in Britain, rising to over 20 in some parts of the country, new research has revealed. A study by Unison found that the worst area was the Isle of Wight, with almost 24 jobseekers per vacancy, followed...

 

Warning issued over puppy smuggling

Prospective pet owners have been urged to only buy dogs from legitimate breeders amid claims of a surge in puppy smuggling following changes to quarantine rules. An undercover investigation by the Channel 4's Dispatches claimed the changes have...

 

Pensioners in 'loneliness epidemic'

Older people are in the grip of a "loneliness epidemic", according to research. More than 66 million hours are spent alone by people aged over 65 in Britain each day, equivalent to each person over 65 spending more than 100 days alone each...

 

Pakistani Christians take to streets after homes burned

PAKISTANI Christians took to the streets across the country yesterday, demanding better protection after a Christian neighbourhood was torched in the city of Lahore a day earlier in connection with the country's controversial anti-blasphemy law....

 

Banking reform plans 'not enough'

The Chancellor's attempts to "re-set" Britain's banking system still do not go far enough, a panel set up following the industry's Libor-fixing scandal has said. On the day that MPs debate the Banking Reform Bill, the Parliamentary...

 


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