News archive from 11 December 2012, page 12

Protests over train fare hikes

Average train fares have increased by more than 26% since the start of the recession, almost three times faster than wages, new research reveals. Unions said the study, published to mark nationwide protests against high fares, showed how commuters and...

 

Jobs market set for happy new year

The employment outlook is at its strongest level since before the recession, although many new jobs are part-time or temporary, according to a new study. Employment firm Manpower said a growing number of firms plan to take on staff in the new year. A...

 
David Cameron snubs EU’s Peace Prize ceremony

David Cameron snubs EU’s Peace Prize ceremony

The European Union's three presidents collected the Nobel Peace Prize yesterday in recognition of six decades of work promoting "peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights". Prime Minister David Cameron stayed away – one of six EU...

Scotsman, 01:18 in Hot News
 

Protests over train fare hikes

Average train fares have increased by more than 26% since the start of the recession, almost three times faster than wages, new research reveals. Unions said the study, published to mark nationwide protests against high fares, showed how commuters and...

 

Jobs market set for happy new year

The employment outlook is at its strongest level since before the recession, although many new jobs are part-time or temporary, according to a new study. Employment firm Manpower said a growing number of firms plan to take on staff in the new year. A...

 

Protests over train fare hikes

Average train fares have increased by more than 26% since the start of the recession, almost three times faster than wages, new research reveals. Unions said the study, published to mark nationwide protests against high fares, showed how commuters and...

 

Strauss-Kahn settles assault claim

Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn and a hotel maid have settled her lawsuit over sexual assault allegations that sank his political career and spurred scrutiny of his dealings with women on two continents. The...

 

Jobs market set for happy new year

The employment outlook is at its strongest level since before the recession, although many new jobs are part-time or temporary, according to a new study. Employment firm Manpower said a growing number of firms plan to take on staff in the new year. A...

 

Data laws are overkill, report says

The Government has been accused of using "fanciful and misleading" figures to back up its plans to give police and security services new powers to snoop on all emails, web visits and phone calls. MPs and peers warned the proposed laws, which...

 

Netanyahu slams double standards

Israel's prime minister has accused the international community of "deafening silence" in response to recent vows by the head of the Hamas militant group to fight on until the Jewish state is destroyed, and appeared unmoved by the gathering...

 
Malvern councillors back SWDP after dramatic U-turn

Malvern councillors back SWDP after dramatic U-turn

A HOUSING master plan for all of South Worcestershire is back on track after a dramatic U-turn by councillors in Malvern Hills. The South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) seemed in tatters less than a month ago when Malvern Hills District...

 
Gig review: Madness, SECC, Glasgow

Gig review: Madness, SECC, Glasgow

HAVING held the mantle of respected elder statesmen, 2012 was the year that London mob Madness finally graduated to full-blown national-treasure status with memorable appearances at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert and to a lesser extent the...

 

And they're ruff... Now the driving dogs have been let loose on the racetrack (and show they really CAN...

For the four-legged competitors, two months of hard work - and a fair few treats - ensured they were raring to get on the racetrack.So when the big day rolled around, the only ones likely to get hot under the collar were any bystanders who spotted a...

Daily Mail, 01:27 in Auto
 
Seven fires in chimneys in just 24 hours

Seven fires in chimneys in just 24 hours

South Yorkshire firefighters are urging people to ensure their chimneys are swept after attending seven chimney fires in 24 hours last weekend. None of the incidents caused damage to property, but they did cause inconvenience, and occupied the fire...

 
EUROPE WARNS ON PRISONERS' VOTES

EUROPE WARNS ON PRISONERS' VOTES

Keeping the existing blanket ban would be against the UK's obligation to enforce judgments by the European Court of Human Rights, the Council of Europe's committee of ministers said. David Cameron has been holding out against the judgment, and a draft...

 


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