News archive from 12 March 2014, page 6

Child playing with lighter led to blaze tragedy

Child playing with lighter led to blaze tragedy

A GIRL aged two died following a house fire started by another child playing with a cigarette lighter, an inquest heard. Libby-Jayne Hornsby died from smoke inhalation from the blaze at her home in Conisbrough, South Yorkshire, after flames ripped...

 
How the world wide web changed our lives forever

How the world wide web changed our lives forever

Twenty five years ago today, the world wide web was born. Sarah Freeman reports on the British invention which changed our lives forever and asks what next for technology? Like most inventions which go onto change the world, the birth of the world...

 

'Sometimes I pretend I am OK when I'm not': Jessie J steps out in polar bear coat after revealing she...

She famously inspired her legion of fans with Nobody’s Perfect back in 2010. But it seems the issue of perfection is something that still plays on Jessie J’s mind from time to time. The 25-year-old, who stepped out in a polar bear inspired coat on...

 

Renée Zellweger, 44, shows off impressive curves in little black dress at first red carpet appearance in...

Renée Zellweger has not worked a carpet in five months. But when she showed up on Monday evening to the University of California Medical Centre charity function in San Francisco, she impressed in a little black dress. The 44-year-old actress was a...

 
Co-operative boss Euan Sutherland resigns his ‘impossible’ job

Co-operative boss Euan Sutherland resigns his ‘impossible’ job

An overhaul of its complex management structure now looks likely following his dramatic departure after 10 months in the job. One of the country's most highly regarded businessmen, Sutherland was brought in after a £1.5billion black hole was...

 
San Francisco Blaze: Crews Tackle Inferno

San Francisco Blaze: Crews Tackle Inferno

Firefighters are tackling a large blaze at an apartment building under construction in downtown San Francisco. The fire in the Mission Bay area of the city can be seen for miles. Eyewitness Ethan Weiss wrote on Twitter it was "absolutely out of...

 

JAMES CONEY: Power to the people to challenge the arrogant energy giants

The very best way to cut your energy costs is to use less. The next is to switch regularly - changing supplier and/or tariff - using a comparison website. You have to be pretty motivated to do both of those things. Even today, 68 per cent...

 

Could people power get you a cheaper energy bill? The Big Deal wants us to join forces to demand lower gas...

Energy bills have more than doubled in the past decade, and the Big Six firms have raised prices by eight times more than most people's pay has increased. Prices are only going to go higher, so it has never been more important to get the best deal....

 

Co-operative Group backs dual board proposal

The Co-op's board has agreed to demands from its senior independent director Lord Myners to share responsibility for running the business. The 20-strong group board - which is made up entirely of independent directors and dominated by elected members...

 

Tesco market share hits new 10-year low as shoppers turn to discount chains

Tesco boss Phil Clarke is under increased pressure after Britain's biggest retailer saw its share of the grocery market shrink to its lowest level in ten years. Latest figures from market research firm Kantar, showed Tesco's market share fell to 28.7...

 

Bank of England in battle to restore integrity after forex scandal as it appoints a fourth governor for its...

Nearly 200 officials at the Bank of England face questions over market abuse as the 320-year-old Old Lady battles to restore trust in the wake of the forex scandal. Governor Mark Carney said all staff in the markets division - which is run by Paul...

 

ALEX BRUMMER: A task too big for the Bank's own Court

When Gordon Brown removed supervision from the Bank of England in 1997 one of the principle reasons for doing so was to allow an independent Bank to focus on the core business of battling inflation and setting interest rates. The concern was that the...

 

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley tries again to net £65m award

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley is hoping it will be third time lucky, as the retailer seeks to push through a bonus scheme that could see the billionaire make a further £65million. The sports chain has been trying to agree a reward package with...

 

MARKET REPORT: Investors quids in at Poundland as float nears

The great retail float race and corporate gravy train continues to pick up speed with Poundland ready to arrive on the London stockmarket with a bang. Dealers are confident that the cut-price retailer will today be priced at the top end of the 250p to...

 

CITY FOCUS: Iron ore price fall hits miners as demand from China slows down

Any old iron' was the time-honoured cry of the rag and bone man as he made his way through Britain's foggy lanes looking for scrap metal he could sell on or exchange. So recognisable was the phrase that it became a music-hall tune sung by Harry...

 


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