News archive from 13 March 2014, page 3

EE first but Vodafone last in mobile phone tests

EE first but Vodafone last in mobile phone tests

EE has come out on top and Vodafone last in one of the UK's most comprehensive tests of mobile networks. Mobile measurement firm RootMetrics conducted over 840,000 checks, ranking operators for reliability and speed of voice, data and text services....

 
Cyber-security lessons could be expanded in UK schools

Cyber-security lessons could be expanded in UK schools

Plans to teach children as young as 11 about careers in cyber-security have been announced. New learning materials would be offered to UK schools to publicise jobs in the sector, the Department for Business, Innovations and Skills said. A recent...

 
Why Scottish culture is a risky business

Why Scottish culture is a risky business

Educating Scotland on the merits of artwork takes a lot more than creative genius, says Jeremy Valentine SINCE its establishment Creative Scotland has been subject to a stream of criticism and attack from many different directions. And it wasn’t just...

 
Castleford Tigers reveal new stadium plans

Castleford Tigers reveal new stadium plans

Castleford Tigers are set to get a new stadium as part of a planned £135m development in Glass Houghton. The proposed scheme, by the Lateral Property Group, would include a food store, petrol station, high-quality shops, the stadium and a country...

 
'We can save the pyramid horses from dying of hunger,' says Ann Widdecombe

'We can save the pyramid horses from dying of hunger,' says Ann Widdecombe

The Arab Spring has brought a deep chill. The unrest has sparked a catastrophic fall in tourism with Luxor now attracting only three per cent of its former volume of visitors. Here in Cairo, where I am visiting a feeding project run by the Society for...

 

Gunmen target taxi in drive-by shooting near a Liverpool park

Motorbike-riding gunmen targeted a taxi in a brazen drive-by shooting near a north Liverpool park. Police were called to Judge’s Drive, in Newsham Park, after reports two men drove up alongside a taxi and fired a gun at two passengers sitting in the...

 
Paul O'Grady complains that TV shows have no originality

Paul O'Grady complains that TV shows have no originality

The award-winning presenter, 58, is tired of copycat cookery and talent shows and feels there should be more quality drama on our screens. Speaking backstage at the Television and Radio Industries Club awards, O'Grady, 58, singled out The Great...

 
Frank Skinner: 'The greatest gift you can give a child is parents who don't drink'

Frank Skinner: 'The greatest gift you can give a child is parents who don't drink'

The comedian Frank Skinner freely admits that his father John could come across as a “terrifying figure”. While he was a devout Catholic family man to Frank and his brothers, he had another persona as a heavy drinking factory worker and...

 
Ricky Gervais jumps into selfie with Muppets puppets Miss Piggy and Kermit

Ricky Gervais jumps into selfie with Muppets puppets Miss Piggy and Kermit

But The Office star Ricky, 52, had better watch out - the pouting porker's got a wedding dress and she's not afraid to use it. The blonde vamped it up in head-to-trotters Vivienne Westwood couture for the Hollywood red carpet do on Tuesday night. Her...

 
StepChange: 'Huge' rise in help for council tax arrears

StepChange: 'Huge' rise in help for council tax arrears

A major debt charity has reported a "huge" increase in the number of people seeking help for council tax arrears. The charity StepChange said there had been a 77% rise in the number of households needing advice over the last year. It said...

BBC, 00:41 in Business
 

City still on course for five trophy target but Pellegrini must keep pressure on Chelsea

Barcelona 2-1 Man City (4-1 agg) Read Martin Samuel's match report from the Nou Camp It was in a posh room on the top floor of the Trump Hotel in Soho, New York, last summer that Manchester City’s chief executive, Ferran Soriano, outlined his...

Daily Mail, 00:41 in Sport
 

Mayweather snub doesn't bother me... I'll wait for my chance, says undefeated light-welterweight champ Garcia

Danny Garcia insists he is unfazed at being overlooked as Floyd Mayweather’s next opponent. The undefeated 25-year-old light-welterweight world champion knows that victory on Saturday night against Mauricio Herrera will herald further calls for him to...

Daily Mail, 00:41 in Sport
 

Messi was at the heart of what was most dangerous about Barcelona... neither are ready to drift into...

Read the Barcelona 2-1 Manchester City match report here Some things are a bit different at Barcelona these days. Others, like Lionel Messi stay exactly the same. ‘How have you gone from the Disney house to the haunted house?’ was one of the more...

Daily Mail, 00:41 in Sport
 

Go green this spring and win a £150 shopping spree with JYSK's Green Weekend

With great offers to put a spring in your step and say goodbye to winter, JYSK Lincoln's Green Weekend, Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd March, is set to save you £££s on your seasonal garden and home spruce-up. To celebrate the equinox JYSK's unmissable...

 
El Salvador army rules out coup in election result dispute

El Salvador army rules out coup in election result dispute

Norman Quijano of the right-wing Nationalist Republican Alliance (Arena) came second in Sunday's vote, narrowly trailing the ruling leftist party candidate Salvador Sanchez Ceren, who was known as Commander Leonel Gonzalez during the country's 12-year...

 


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