News archive from 13 May 2014, page 4

Scottish independence: Fishing boat ban fears

Scottish independence: Fishing boat ban fears

Fishing leaders have demanded that Alex Salmond clarifies comments he made suggesting an independent Scotland could block other countries from its waters if it was denied membership of the European Union. The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) has...

Scotsman, 01:03 in Politics
 
Alan Titchmarsh stands by controversial 'whingeing' comments to older female TV presenters

Alan Titchmarsh stands by controversial 'whingeing' comments to older female TV presenters

The Daily Express columnist argues age is often an excuse presenters use when they fail to find work. “If you're going to make noises about not being employed you have to be absolutely sure it is down to ageism rather than the fact that you're not...

 
Pfizer pledge 'insufficient' says top scientist

Pfizer pledge 'insufficient' says top scientist

Pfizer's commitments to maintain research and jobs should it take over AstraZeneca have been dismissed as "vague" and insufficient. The comments were made by the President of the Royal Society, Prof Sir Paul Nurse, in a letter seen by BBC...

BBC, 01:04 in Business
 
Spireites turn the town blue for title parade

Spireites turn the town blue for title parade

Hundreds of cheering fans lined the streets to join Chesterfield FC's victory parade after the Spireites were crowned Sky Bet League Two Champions. Manager Paul Cook and his players waved to supporters from an open top bus as it made its way from the...

 
Police find man’s body in hedgerow

Police find man’s body in hedgerow

The body of a man has been found in a hedgerow, police said tonight. Officers made the discovery on Linacre Road, Chesterfield, after receiving a call at 3.30pm. They closed Holmebrook Valley Park as they carried out enquiries. Police are yet to...

 

AT&T in talks to buy DirecTV for nearly $50 billion: sources

The second largest wireless operator is discussing an offer in the low to mid-$90s per share for DirecTV, one of the people said, compared with the company's closing price of $87.16 on Monday. A bid at around $95 per share would value DirecTV at more...

 
Rebels in Ukraine urge Russia to take Donetsk

Rebels in Ukraine urge Russia to take Donetsk

Denis Pushilin, leader of the “People's Republic of Donetsk”, declared the region a sovereign state, adding: “We ask the Russian Federation to consider the absorption of the Donetsk People's Republic.“ It comes a day after 89 per cent of electors in...

 

Daily Mail 2014 health Hero Awards: Superman surgeon who cycles to the rescue day and night - and even buys...

Do you know a health hero? The Daily Mail, in partnership with Boots and ITV's This Morning, is asking you to nominate special people in the health-care sector who have made a real difference to your life or a loved one's. To nominate your health...

Daily Mail, 01:37 in Health
 
Tony Blackburn receives golden anniversary honour

Tony Blackburn receives golden anniversary honour

Tony Blackburn has picked up a special honour at The Radio Academy Awards, marking his 50 years on the airwaves. It is the second time the DJ has received the academy's Gold Award - having originally been honoured on his silver anniversary in 1989....

BBC, 01:38 in Art & Culture
 
Thomas Cook boss Harriet Green named Business Woman of the year

Thomas Cook boss Harriet Green named Business Woman of the year

Green was appointed chief executive in 2012 after cold-calling the firm's chairman when it ran into problems. The shares have since risen ten-fold as she transformed the company. She also earned plaudits from judges for tackling diversity issues....

 
QPR 2 - Wigan 1: Charlie Austin fires QPR into Wembley play-off showdown

QPR 2 - Wigan 1: Charlie Austin fires QPR into Wembley play-off showdown

Austin stabbed home Bobby Zamora's pass in the sixth minute of extra-time to secure Rangers a play off final against Derby on May 24. It was the nerveless Austin who had hauled them level in the tie when his late penalty cancelled out James Perch's...

 

Pfizer boss enters lion's den of UK politics to sell AstraZeneca deal

Ian Read faces hostile questions in parliament over his proposed $106 billion (62.83 billion pounds) play for AstraZeneca. He goes into committee hearings having pledged to keep a fifth of research jobs in Britain, and warned the country's second...

Reuters, 01:48 in Business
 
Northampton protestors hand out free books to the homeless

Northampton protestors hand out free books to the homeless

Two community groups in Northampton will be giving out free books in the town centre as part of a positive protest against social injustice. In a “random act of kindness”, Community Court Yard and Left Unity Northampton will be giving out books to...

 
Pfizer now offering to save UK science jobs

Pfizer now offering to save UK science jobs

Pfizer has tabled a string of promises to convince MPs and AstraZeneca's board and investors to accept its £50-a-share offer for AstraZeneca, which the UK company has rebuffed. The US maker of Viagra pledged to complete AstraZeneca's new research...

 
MORNING MEETING: The Saga continues

MORNING MEETING: The Saga continues

More than 700,000 customers have indicated an interest in buying the shares and yesterday spread-betting firm IG said its clients were betting on the stock rising. Last week the over-50s insurance and holiday firm set a share price range to give a...

 


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