News archive from 13 November 2014, page 10

Tougher fines for health and safety offences proposed

Tougher fines for health and safety offences proposed

Large organisations committing corporate manslaughter could face tougher fines of up to £20m in England and Wales, a Sentencing Council review has proposed. Fatal health and safety offences could also carry fines of up to £10m, the new guidelines...

BBC, 05:18 in Business
 
Criticism over plans to close council-run care homes in Leeds

Criticism over plans to close council-run care homes in Leeds

Council plans to close its last three specialist residential care homes could cause "anguish", unions have warned. Leeds City Council has unveiled proposals to shut the homes, in Morley, Armley and Seacroft, affecting 69 residents, as well...

 
Opponents take Leeds trolleybus fight to council chamber

Opponents take Leeds trolleybus fight to council chamber

Campaigners seized the political spotlight at Leeds Civic Hall to try to draw attention to what they say are fundamental flaws in the city's trolleybus plans. A deputation representing the North West Leeds Transport Forum (NWLTF) addressed a full...

 
Leeds City Council recognises councillors’s 104 years of service

Leeds City Council recognises councillors’s 104 years of service

More than a century of service to our city has been recognised by Leeds City Council. Five former councillors who collectively committed 104 years to representing constituents were unanimously voted honorary aldermen and women of the city by the full...

 
Leeds teacher faces top-class football opposition

Leeds teacher faces top-class football opposition

It's being billed as potentially the biggest mismatch in football history. In one corner there will be Germany, world champions and bristling with superstar names such as Manuel Neuer, Toni Kroos and Lukas Podolski. And in the other will be Gibraltar,...

 
US nurses strike over Ebola protection

US nurses strike over Ebola protection

Tens of thousands of nurses across the United States staged protest rallies and strikes on Wednesday over what they say is insufficient protection for health workers dealing with patients who might have the Ebola virus. California-based National...

 

Stung by sanctions scandal, Cuba defends North Korea at U.N.

A European-Japanese draft resolution submitted to a U.N. General Assembly committee that covers human rights recommends the referral of North Korea to the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity. That resolution is tentatively...

 

PetroChina supplier Wison faces bribery charges, shares plummet

Charges have been filed against the company and its chairman, Hua Bangsong, alleging that they had been involved in "the offering of unlawful advantages," Wison said in filing late on Wednesday. The charges come after Wison said in September...

Reuters, 05:30 in Business
 

U.S. Navy strategy for long warship deployment starts in Asia

Captain Randy Garner, Commodore of Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Squadron One, said the Navy planned to have three crews for every two Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), rotating them onto the ships every four months, a big reduction from current staffing...

 
Protesters Spark Mexico State Parliament Blaze

Protesters Spark Mexico State Parliament Blaze

Protesters in Mexico have set fire to a state parliament building in the latest of the country's violent demonstrations over the apparent massacre of 43 students. Disorder linked to authorities' handling of the suspected killings, thought to be...

 
From the archive, 13 November 1990: Akihito enthroned as 125th Emperor of Japan

From the archive, 13 November 1990: Akihito enthroned as 125th Emperor of Japan

At nine o’clock in the morning Emperor Akihito informed his ancestors that he was about to ascend the throne. Several hours earlier his most implacable opponents had fired miniature missiles into army bases in Tokyo and surrounding prefectures. The...

 
Three men die in six months after detention at £34m Elland Road base in Leeds

Three men die in six months after detention at £34m Elland Road base in Leeds

INVESTIGATORS are set to look into possible links between three incidents where men died after being held in custody at a new £34 million police headquarters in Leeds. The death of Robert Ward on October 28 was the third time in less than six months...

 
The cost of 100 years of war

The cost of 100 years of war

Silence fell as thousands stood at the Cenotaph in Whitehall on Tuesday, the 11th hour of the 11th day. We all wore our poppies with pride, remembering those brave men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. This year marks a...

 

Enough evidence to hold North Korea's Kim accountable - U.N. official

The comments by Marzuki Darusman, the U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in North Korea, were some of the strongest yet from U.N. officials about Kim's responsibility for what they say are widespread abuses in the isolated country. A U.N. inquiry...

 

Exclusive - Controversial U.S. energy loan programme has wiped out losses

According to a report by the Department of Energy, interest payments to the government from projects funded by the Loan Programs Office were $810 million as of September - higher than the $780 million in losses from loans it sustained from startups...

Reuters, 05:51 in Business
 


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