News archive from 12 November 2012, page 17

Jury's out on under-fire Adkins as Sportsmail spends the afternoon with Saints fans

The Waterfront bar on the Southampton quayside seems an apt place for the team's fans to indulge in drink and discussion before a Barclays Premier League match. The point at which sea meets land in the city reflects well that Saints, and their manager...

Daily Mail, 00:49 in Sport
 
Japan economy contracts as global slowdown hits exports

Japan economy contracts as global slowdown hits exports

Japan's economy contracted in the July to September quarter, as a global economic slowdown and anti-Japan protests in China hurt its exports, while domestic consumption remained subdued. Gross domestic product (GDP) contracted 3.5% from a year...

BBC, 00:52 in Business
 
Please adjust your set: Millions may face blank TV screens caused by new 4G mobile phone masts

Please adjust your set: Millions may face blank TV screens caused by new 4G mobile phone masts

Millions of television screens could be blacked out by the new 4G mobile phone technology, it was feared today.Ofcom believes up to 2.3 million homes could be affected with almost 40,000 likely to lose their Freeview TV signal altogether. Now leading...

 
Medal success for cadet

Medal success for cadet

WORKSOP Air Cadet Kieran Simcox has brought home a selection of swimming medals. In September 15-year-old Kieran represented Air Training Corps 303 Worksop Squadron at The Wings swimming competition. Here he broke the Wing backstroke record which...

 
Starbucks, Google and Amazon to speak on tax avoidance

Starbucks, Google and Amazon to speak on tax avoidance

Executives from some of the world's most-recognised companies are due to give evidence before Parliament on Monday on the issue of tax avoidance. The head of Google UK as well as senior managers from Starbucks and Amazon will speak before the Public...

BBC, 01:06 in Business
 
Sinai Bedouin 'left out of region's economic development'

Sinai Bedouin 'left out of region's economic development'

The nomadic Bedouin tribes in the Sinai Peninsula say they have suffered at the hands of the Egyptian government by being marginalised and discriminated against and are angry that they have been left out of the region's economic boom. Between 1967 and...

BBC, 01:14 in Business
 
Ann Henderson: Talks speak up for women and their priorities at work

Ann Henderson: Talks speak up for women and their priorities at work

WOMEN in Scotland face growing uncertainty over job security and pensions; part-time work when actually seeking full-time work; rising household prices and transport costs; and pressures on many public services at local level, including reductions in...

Scotsman, 01:16 in Hot News
 
Jane Devine: Women in the workplace have come a long way, but not far enough

Jane Devine: Women in the workplace have come a long way, but not far enough

WOMEN in work have come a long way since the match workers' strike at the Bryant and May factory in 1888 over working conditions and pay. That strike was one of the first examples of women organising themselves to establish rights in the workplace and...

Scotsman, 01:16 in Hot News
 
Leaders: Case must be made for BBC’s continued existence

Leaders: Case must be made for BBC’s continued existence

IT IS hard to underestimate the scale of the damage that has been done to the reputation and integrity of the BBC. Public confidence in the Corporation as a reliable and trustworthy source of news and analysis has been shaken to the core. And it is...

 
Sponsored by Brian Ferguson: The jury is hung over new awards schemes

Sponsored by Brian Ferguson: The jury is hung over new awards schemes

I WAS doing my best Basil Fawlty impression on Friday - in a kilt. Despite a day away from the chalkface of truth, the labyrinth of logistics involved in trying to get to the west end of Glasgow for VisitScotland's Thistle Awards seemed to involve a...

 
Brian Monteith: Fight to keep wars out of independence debate

Brian Monteith: Fight to keep wars out of independence debate

WE must not allow the commemoration of Bannockburn and the Great War to be used for political ends, writes Brian Monteith Yesterday around the Commonwealth people old and young paid their respects to the fallen. While the focus remains on the huge...

Scotsman, 01:22 in Politics
 

Unions: Cut crimes, not cash for victims

Private and public-sector unions will descend on Westminster today to protest against controversial changes to a scheme for compensating victims of crime. The government has come under attack for ploughing ahead with reforms to the Criminal Injuries...

 

New charter tackles 'home care crisis'

Unison called on councils yesterday to protect Britain's most vulnerable people against a cuts-driven "crisis in home care." The union has warned that thousands of people have been denied safe care and brutal government cuts have only made...

 

Baby boom adds strain to cuts-stricken hospitals

The biggest baby boom in 40 years is expected just as maternity cutbacks hit hospitals. New figures released today suggest more than 700,000 babies will be born in England this year, which will be the highest number since 1971, according to the Royal...

 
Greek MPS vote for huge budget cuts avoids insolvency

Greek MPS vote for huge budget cuts avoids insolvency

The Greek parliament has adopted a budget for 2013 that involves 9.4 bn euro of cuts in spending. The vote paves the ways for Greece's international creditors to unlock a 31.5 billion euro ($40 billion) tranche of bailout funds. The budget is...

BBC, 01:34 in Business
 


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