News archive from 13 September 2013

Dream pro Ozil displays shades of Arsenal invincible Pires

Sleeves rolled up, game face on, Mesut Ozil arrived for his first Arsenal training session yesterday. Already his businesslike demeanour is the talk of the club's Hertfordshire HQ, as is a first touch that reminds them of someone else who once graced...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Sport

Rape trial puts focus on India's death penalty paradox

Indian judges hand down on average 130 death sentences every year, but India has executed just three people in the past 17 years. Despite its apparent reluctance to carry out the sentences, last year India voted against a U.N. draft resolution calling...


Insight: In Silicon Valley start-up world, pedigree counts

It's an impressive tale that encapsulates the way Silicon Valley likes to think of itself: a pure meritocracy; a place where talent rises to the top regardless of social class, educational pedigree, race, nationality or anything else. Indeed, the...


Arsenal U21 1 West Brom U21 0: Gnabry ready to join Wenger's German revolution

Germany really is the theme of the month at The Emirates. As Arsenal's fandom eagerly await their first glimpse of £42million man Mesut Ozil this weekend, there's another impressive German coming through the ranks. Serge Gnabry has tasted life with...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport

Horror show leaves McIlroy and Westwood needing another Medinah miracle

One year on from the miracle at Medinah and Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood marked their return to the Windy City on Thursday with rounds so poor it will need a miracle to prevent their FedEx Cup adventure from ending in embarrassment. In a 70 man field...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport

Caught you lads - doing a good deed

A group of young men on a night out stunned a CCTV operator by showing their community spirit and fixing a damaged bike rack. The five revellers had been queuing for kebabs outside a takeaway in Boston, Lincolnshire, at 3am when one of them spotted...

Bank of England must limit house price booms, says Rics

Bank of England must limit house price booms, says Rics

The Bank of England should use its powers to limit house price increases to 5% a year to "take the froth out" of price booms, a surveyors' group says. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) said that a 5% annual rise should...

BBC, 00:10 in Business

Bank of England should cap house price inflation, say surveyors

The request - an unusual one from an industry group that typically benefits from rising prices - comes months before the government begins to offer mortgage guarantees to riskier homebuyers under its controversial "Help to Buy" scheme....

Reuters, 00:16 in Business
Twitter takes first step to go public with IPO filing

Twitter takes first step to go public with IPO filing

The impending IPO of the microblogging phenomenon ignited a competition among Wall Street's biggest names for the prestige of managing its coming-out party. Goldman Sachs is lead underwriter, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday, which...

Reuters, 00:16 in Business
Lehman's collapse: 'These were very dangerous times'

Lehman's collapse: 'These were very dangerous times'

The failure of investment bank Lehman Brothers five years ago brought UK and US banks to 'within hours' of collapse, says former UK chancellor Alistair Darling. Its failure saw the start of a global crisis, with governments across the world scrambling...

BBC, 00:20 in Business
Sporting end game for job-hunting athletes

Sporting end game for job-hunting athletes

The career opportunities available to former sports people after they call time on their playing days have come a long way since the era of choosing between either the pub or hospitality trades. Nowadays there is much more planning, career advice,...

BBC, 00:20 in Business
Oblique icebreaker gives better access to Arctic waters

Oblique icebreaker gives better access to Arctic waters

Icebreakers trawl the world's frozen seas, cutting a path for other ships in the harsh Arctic winter. Now, a new kind of ship that can drift sideways could make traffic - and trade - easier. Could the maritime technology change life in the extreme...

BBC, 00:23 in Business

Christchurch 'UK retirement hub'

The historic coastal town of Christchurch in Dorset has been named as the country's retirement capital, with the biggest concentration of pensioners living there in the UK. Analysis of official census figures by Prudential found that three in 10 (30%)...


Mirror Group faces hacking probe

The publisher of the Sunday Mirror is being investigated over alleged phone hacking by ex-employees. Trinity Mirror said in a statement to the stock market that Scotland Yard is looking into whether its national newspaper subsidiary, MGN Limited, is...


High street policy 'puts prices up'

Policies intended to revive the high street are raising the cost of living for the average household by at least £1,000 a year, according to a think-tank. The Town Centre First policy, introduced in the mid-1990s, is supposed to require planning...


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