News archive from 13 February 2015, page 1

Expect to see better growth in ECB March forecasts - Constancio

"These channels (of the ECB's stimulus plan) are important and will make an impact in the economy, and also the dividend from the decline of oil (prices) means that we anticipate that growth in the euro area will be better than it was (expected...

Reuters, 00:14 in Business

Dornan wife to skip Fifty Shades

Jamie Dornan's fans turned out in droves to his premiere to catch a glimpse of him in the Fifty Shades Of Grey film - but according to the actor, his wife will not be watching it. Dornan, 32, walked a grey carpet at the London premiere in Leicester...


Insight - GM faces investor demand for slice of $25 billion cash hoard

Barra and GM's chief financial officer Chuck Stevens have signalled they will recommend returning more of the cash once the Detroit automaker knows how much it will have to spend to resolve legal issues related to the company's recalls of millions of...

Reuters, 00:17 in Business

Woman charged with care home murder

A woman is due to appear in court today charged with murdering an 81-year-old man at a care home. Heather Davidson, 53, is accused of killing the pensioner at the Sowerby House care home in Sowerby, North Yorkshire. She will appear at Northallerton...


Doctors urged to promote exercise

Doctors should take a leading role in encouraging their patients to do more exercise, the chairwoman of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has warned. Professor Sue Bailey said physical activity should be classed as a "wonder drug", with...


New Romantic pioneer Strange dies

Tributes have poured in for New Romantic "leading edge" Steve Strange after he died of a heart attack on holiday in Egypt. The 55-year-old Welsh pop singer found fame in the early 1980s as frontman for Visage, whose best known hit was Fade...


'Transparency' over salary sought

Home Secretary Theresa May has been criticised by MPs for refusing to release details of the salary of the new head of the inquiry into historic child sex abuse. The Commons Home Affairs Committee strongly endorsed the appointment of the New Zealand...


Amal welcomes journalists' release

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has welcomed the decision by an Egyptian judge to order the release on bail of two Al-Jazeera journalists being retried on terror charges. The wife of Hollywood actor George Clooney said she was " encouraged"...


Food hygiene 'a postcode lottery'

Food hygiene is a postcode lottery and diners "might as well toss a coin" to decide on a restaurant in some local authorities, according to a study. Some areas of the country are "once again" falling well below basic food hygiene...

How cyber-cops are taking the fight to online fraudsters

How cyber-cops are taking the fight to online fraudsters

When it comes to fighting cybercrime, law enforcement agencies are facing an uphill struggle. Lack of resources, conflicting international jurisdictions, and the borderless nature of the internet, all make catching coder criminals particularly...

BBC, 00:18 in Business
Inside the Germans' debt psyche - what makes them tick?

Inside the Germans' debt psyche - what makes them tick?

Germany is the world's fourth largest economy, the beating heart of the eurozone and guardian of financial discipline. So when it comes to money - and especially debt - what makes Germans tick? The election of Greece's left-wing government on a...

BBC, 00:18 in Business

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley flashes the flesh for Paige Denim's new collection

Blonde beauty Rosie proves in the sexy snaps that she can even look good in a pair of everyday denim jeans. The 27-year-old looks stunning as she flaunts her curves in low-cut shirts and figure-hugging bottoms after being named the new body and face...

‘Nightmare’ police cuts will put lives at risk, say officers

‘Nightmare’ police cuts will put lives at risk, say officers

Police today warned "nightmare' cuts to the South Yorkshire force will put lives at risk as they launched a campaign to keep bobbies on the streets. The Police Federation said budget cuts meant 600 police officer jobs had been axed in the last...


Flexible work for carers trialled

Schemes aimed at helping the millions of people who juggle work with caring responsibilities are to be trialled, including the promotion of flexible working. The Government is to spend £1.6 million in nine areas of England on support such as...

HRT ‘leaves women at higher risk of ovarian cancer’

HRT ‘leaves women at higher risk of ovarian cancer’

Women who undergo hormone replacement therapy (HRT) face a much higher risk of

Scotsman, 00:24 in Hot News

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