News archive from 13 August 2014, page 5

Heavy criticism for Doncaster jail

A privately-run prison has been heavily criticised for locking up inmates in cells without electricity or running water for more than two days. HMP Doncaster, which is run by security giant Serco, is the latest jail to be slammed by Her Majesty's...

 

EU energy policy 'hampers UK firms'

The European Union's energy policy is not working and its rules have played an "increasing" role in "reducing Britain's industrial output and in destroying jobs" an independent business campaign group has warned. Rising energy...

 

Harry to attend team announcement

Prince Harry will mark the latest milestone in the run-up to his inaugural Invictus Games next month as he attends the announcement of Britain's team in the sporting spectacular today. Harry will attend the announcement of more than 100 injured...

 
In pictures: Lauren Bacall

In pictures: Lauren Bacall

US actress Lauren Bacall, one of the most famous actresses in post-war cinema, has died at the age of 89. Born in 1924 in New York, Lauren Bacall became one of Hollywood's biggest stars, known for her husky voice and beauty. She made her film debut...

BBC, 03:49 in Art & Culture
 

EU energy policy 'hampers UK firms'

The European Union's energy policy is not working and its rules have played an "increasing" role in "reducing Britain's industrial output and in destroying jobs" an independent business campaign group has warned. Rising energy...

 
Pacaage holidays to Isle of Man from Doncaster airport

Pacaage holidays to Isle of Man from Doncaster airport

Staff at Robin Hood Airport are celebrating after announcing a deal with an international tour operator to offer exclusive package holidays to the Isle of Man. Following the announcement that LinksAir is now sending flights from Robin Hood Airport...

 

Iranian-born Stanford professor first woman to win top maths prize

"This is a great honour. I will be happy if it encourages young female scientists and mathematicians," Mirzakhani was quoted as saying on Stanford's website. "I am sure there will be many more women winning this kind of award in coming...

 

Two dead, eight wounded in Ecuador earthquake - government

"Firemen are working to evacuate the wounded and to find and rescue the people who are trapped," the government's National Risk Control Agency said via Twitter, without providing details. A local television station earlier reported that...

 
Pacaage holidays to Isle of Man from Doncaster airport

Pacaage holidays to Isle of Man from Doncaster airport

Staff at Robin Hood Airport are celebrating after announcing a deal with an international tour operator to offer exclusive package holidays to the Isle of Man. Following the announcement that LinksAir is now sending flights from Robin Hood Airport...

 

MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - August 13

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares pressured on Ukraine anxiety, euro wobbles * Brent near 13-month trough below $103 on brisk supplies * Gold holds above $1,300 as Ukraine worries stoke safe-haven demand * MIDEAST STOCKS-Property stocks boost Egypt; soft...

 
Dog walk in aid of Buxton RSPCA

Dog walk in aid of Buxton RSPCA

Macclesfield, SE Cheshire and Buxton RSPCA is holding a sponsored dog walk in Macclesfield Forest on Sunday August 17 between 9am and 4pm. There will be a two-kilometre and a five-kilometre route as well as stalls, quizzes, tombola and refreshments....

 
Robin Williams: 'World Never Same Without Him'

Robin Williams: 'World Never Same Without Him'

Tributes are continuing to pour in for Robin Williams after police confirmed the actor took his own life by hanging himself at home. The Oscar-winner and comedian was discovered in a bedroom by his personal assistant who had become concerned and...

 

Commonwealth Bank rides real estate boom to a record $8.68bn profit

Commonwealth Bank has announced record profits of $8.68bn. Photograph: Joel Carrett/AAP Commonwealth Bank has announced record profits of $8.68bn boosted by Australia’s booming housing and construction markets. Australia’s largest bank lifted its cash...

Guardian, 04:38 in Business
 

Legal & General to quit British insurers' association - Sky News

Although the reason behind L&G's decision was unclear, the separation could help the insurer lobby more effectively on significant issues affecting its business, Sky said. L&G and ABI could not immediately be reached by Reuters for a comment....

Reuters, 04:45 in Business
 

My friends should know better: there's no pride in alcoholism

‘I can’t shake my anger at people proclaiming they’re an alcoholic like it’s cool’. Photograph: Stephen Barnes/Alamy As inevitable as as rumours of Beyonce’s divorce lead to sell-out shows on her tour with Jay Z, on a Friday night my social media...

Guardian, 04:53 in Health
 


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