News archive from 13 March 2015, page 18

Tory lies over 'dole scroungers': How Jobcentres are failing people who are desperately seeking work

Tory lies over 'dole scroungers': How Jobcentres are failing people who are desperately seeking work

LIKE many young working-class people who couldn’t decide what they want to do with their life, I’ve signed on . Channel 4’s latest Dispatches programme focusing on the Department for Work and Pensions and their callous ­attitudes to jobseekers doesn’t...

 

Singapore court orders asset freeze on "Freeport King"

He is also the majority owner in the Singapore Freeport and Luxembourg Freeport, warehouses where precious metals, art works, expensive wines and other valuables are stored, earning him the nickname "Freeport King". Singapore's High Court...

 
Paul Scholes: I fear for Juan Mata's future at Man United

Paul Scholes: I fear for Juan Mata's future at Man United

The £37m midfield man - a club-record signing from Chelsea just 14 months ago - is now an Old Trafford bench boy. He's been thrown on as a sub in the last four Premier League games, amounting to just 38 minutes of game-time. Louis van Gaal has instead...

Daily Star, 09:14 in Sport
 

The Way We Were: Then and Now pictures of Longport pubs

LONGPORT was at one time the ideal place to quench your thirst thanks to its choice of hostelries. But today it's a very different story. The two images shown here capture Station Street, Longport, around the 1980s, and the same location as it is...

 
Un-brie-able – Woman with bizarre phobia bursts into tears at sight of cheese

Un-brie-able – Woman with bizarre phobia bursts into tears at sight of cheese

Anna Bondesson's bizarre phobia means she has to go to extreme lengths to avoid it. The situation is so bad it's even affected her love life - she had to dump one boyfriend because he loved cheese a bit too much. Food shopping is hell for the...

 
Liverpool handed boost as defender Jon Flanagan declares himself fit

Liverpool handed boost as defender Jon Flanagan declares himself fit

The full-back has not played a game yet this season after suffering a knee injury in pre-season. But the 22-year-old has finally overcome his fitness woes and has now rejoined his teammates on the training field. While still a long way off being match...

Daily Star, 09:17 in Sport
 
Hull City of Culture 2017 'will have something for everyone' - Martin Green

Hull City of Culture 2017 'will have something for everyone' - Martin Green

HULL'S UK City of Culture programme will contain "something for everyone", according to chief executive Martin Green. He said a year-long series of events being planned for 2017 would also make Hull a must- visit destination. Speaking at his...

 

Cheltenham Festival 2015: Fall by Annie Power in Mares' Hurdles was this century's "Devon Loch Moment'

I’ve had memorable seconds before, as several ex-girlfriends will confirm, but I don’t think I’ll ever forget Tuesday afternoon. In a blink of an eyelid, at the Cheltenham Festival, the bookmakers reached around our collective waists, undid our belt...

Metro, 09:21 in Sport
 

Wetherspoon targets sales boost with breakfast, coffee push

As well as sales coming under pressure from supermarkets, the fall was due to higher utility costs and wages pushing down its operating margin from 8.2 percent a year ago to 7.4 percent. The pub group sells around 50 million coffees and 24 million...

Reuters, 09:23 in Business
 

Trainee police officer moonlighting as plus sized lingerie model

Getting handcuffed by this lingerie model may not necessarily be a good thing. That’s because Sophia Adams is also a trainee police officer. But the 21-year-old, from Harrow, north London, isn't letting her rather serious job get in the way of her...

Metro, 09:23 in Hot News
 

Tumbling sales at Argos send shares in owner Home Retail down 9% as retailer warns of more tough trading ahead

Shares in Home Retail fell by 9 per cent today after the stores group revealed tumbling sales at its Argos chain due to weaker demand for video games and high-end televisions amid a tougher market for consumer electronics. The household goods retail...

 

FTSE LIVE: Footsie opens higher on back of Japanese and US stock gains overnight as fears over a Fed rate...

08:40: The Footsie pushed higher in early deals as Japanese shares closed overnight at a new 15 year high and US stocks recorded the biggest gain in more than a month as expectations for a rate hike were pushed back following disappointing data on...

 

Push workers save 15% of their salary to for their retirement: Lord Hutton calls for tough new pension...

The UK should set a national target of every worker saving 15 per cent of their salary in a pension to ensure people have a decent retirement, according to former Labour minister Lord Hutton. The proposed figure far outstrips the 2 per cent of...

 

I've cleared some debts and am earning more money each month, should I put it in savings or towards my...

I am on a standard variable rate mortgage of 4.99 per cent at the moment, and in a few months I will have paid some debts off so will be about £400 per month better off. I also have a regular saver account in which the interest rate is 1.6 per cent. ...

 
Cheshire hotels asked to spot signs of Child Sexual Exploitation

Cheshire hotels asked to spot signs of Child Sexual Exploitation

HOTELS in Cheshire are being asked to look out for victims of child sexual exploitation. Awareness packs have been sent to hotels across the county to help educate staff and raise awareness. They contain important information on what staff should look...

 


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