News archive from 13 November 2014, page 9

UK Freightliner Group put up for sale, may fetch about 400 million pounds - WSJ

Freightliner Group, which was created as a separate company as part of the privatisation of British Rail in 1996, has operations in the Netherlands, Poland and Australia, the paper said. Arcapita and Freightliner Group could not be reached for comment...

Reuters, 03:48 in Business
 

Pamela is booted off The Apprentice

Apprentice contestant Pamela Uddin found it was "game over" as she was given the boot from the BBC1 show after touting a disastrous dating boardgame. The assistant brand manager from Dublin was fired by Lord Sugar when her team had sales...

 
Calls For Britain To Ban 'Pick-Up' Coach

Calls For Britain To Ban 'Pick-Up' Coach

Thousands are demanding a controversial "dating coach" be banned from the UK, over claims his tactics promote sexual assault. Julien Blanc, a 25-year-old instructor who charges more than £1,000 for sessions, promises to teach men how to...

 

Pamela is booted off The Apprentice

Apprentice contestant Pamela Uddin found it was "game over" as she was given the boot from the BBC1 show after touting a disastrous dating boardgame. The assistant brand manager from Dublin was fired by Lord Sugar when her team had sales...

 
Damien Rice: Back in the spotlight

Damien Rice: Back in the spotlight

A lot has changed since Damien Rice released his last album, 9, eight years ago. The Irish singer-songwriter split with his band and Lisa Hannigan - his long-time vocal collaborator and then girlfriend - and decided to take a year off. That year...

BBC, 03:56 in Art & Culture
 

Drink charge pilot faces court

A pilot is due in court after being arrested over concerns he had been drinking alcohol. Ian Jennings, 47, from Gale Moor Avenue, Gosport, Hampshire, was arrested at Norwich Airport last month after landing a commercial chartered plane. He has been...

 

Wife sentenced over Syria cash plot

A young mother who became the first Briton to be convicted of funding jihadists in Syria faces jail when she is sentenced today. Amal El-Wahabi, 27, hoodwinked an old school friend into agreeing to take 20,000 euros (£15,830) in cash to Turkey for her...

 

Woman faces sex attack sentence

A young woman will be sentenced today for orchestrating a punishment rape on a teenager after telling her: "Snitches get stitches." Aliyah Weekes, 19, egged on her brother to carry out the sex attack in an alleyway after she accused the...

 
Postal workers to receive missing people alerts

Postal workers to receive missing people alerts

Royal Mail is to join forces with the charity Missing People by distributing alerts with information on vulnerable people to its 124,000 postal workers. Descriptions and photographs of missing children and adults will go to hand-held scanners which...

BBC, 04:38 in Business
 
Hickleton park set to bloom after mass planting

Hickleton park set to bloom after mass planting

A Doncaster park will be in full bloom by January after volunteers planted more than 100 flower bulbs. Residents joined Yorkshire Wildlife Trust officers to plant 115 bulbs in Lady Mary’s Walk in Hickleton. Visitors can expect to see bluebells, wild...

 

Asian shares await Chinese data, oil prices soft

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS ticked up 0.1 percent. Japan's Nikkei .N225 added 0.2 percent after big gains in the previous two sessions on expectations that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will postpone a planned...

Reuters, 04:55 in Business
 
Birmingham's £4bn plan to get city moving

Birmingham's £4bn plan to get city moving

A £4 billion vision for transport in Birmingham can be unveiled today – with a network of rapid transit buses and trams at the heart of plans. Birmingham Connected, a 20-year vision to get the city moving, proposes massive investment to improve public...

 
Perry Barr flood gridlock 'cannot be allowed to happen again'

Perry Barr flood gridlock 'cannot be allowed to happen again'

Traffic chaos which left commuters trapped in their cars for five hours after a key route flooded must never happen again, city leaders have demanded. Birmingham roads bosses have been told to set up pre-planned diversions to avoid a repeat of last...

 
Birmingham hotels post record occupancy rates

Birmingham hotels post record occupancy rates

Hotel occupancy rates in Birmingham reached their highest point since records began in September. New figures released by Marketing Birmingham show rates hit 82 per cent, the highest since 2003, and a seven per cent increase year on year. The rise was...

 
New region-wide LEP announced after historic deal

New region-wide LEP announced after historic deal

A new local enterprise partnership for the West Midlands is to be established to reflect an historic change in the region's political structure. The new body is to be created to run alongside a newly formed combined authority, which is to be created...

 


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