News archive from 13 December 2013, page 13

Migrant benefit claimants face quiz

Migrants are to be questioned about their English language skills and what efforts they have made to find work before being able to claim income-related benefits. The Government said a "more robust" test is being rolled out at jobcentres...

 

Volkswagen group sales rise 4.3 percent in November, boosted by China

"Our brands enjoyed particularly strong growth in China. However, the challenges on the other world markets remain unchanged," said Volkswagen board member Christian Klingler. In the January-November period, group auto sales climbed 4.7...

Reuters, 10:29 in Business
 

Irish debt trio eased the way to bailout exit

The reputation of the former triple-A credit rated sovereign was in tatters, and it fell to a team of three officials in the Irish debt management office to try and turn its image around. The government embarked on a relentless austerity programme...

Reuters, 10:29 in Business
 

Police looking for man who punched queue-jumper at W H Smith

POLICE want to find a man who allegedly punched a queue-jumper in the head and neck at the W H Smith store in High Street, Stratford-upon-Avon. Officers have now released a CCTV image of the man they want to talk to after the incident at 5.20pm on...

 

Firefighters striking again on Friday and Saturday

FURTHER warnings to the public to be especially vigilant have been issued by Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service after the announcement that firefighters will be staging two more strikes at the end of this week. The Fire Brigades Union has said that...

 

Moyes is being let down by players who just don't care, claims Schmeichel as United boss bids to halt...

Peter Schmeichel believes some players at Manchester United 'don't care' about the club and he has called on manager David Moyes to launch a January clear out. United have slumped to ninth in the Premier League table, last week losing consecutive home...

Daily Mail, 10:34 in Sport
 

When I look at Man City I don't envy them, insists Arsenal boss Wenger ahead of title showdown

Arsene Wenger insists he does not envy Manchester City's strong squad and believes he has more creative players at his disposal than counterpart Manuel Pellegrini. Arsenal travel to the Etihad stadium on Saturday and Wenger believes his own squad is...

Daily Mail, 10:34 in Sport
 
Comb Jelly Squeezes Out Sponge As First Animal

Comb Jelly Squeezes Out Sponge As First Animal

Sponges are getting squeezed out of a distinctive role in evolution with a new study saying they do not represent the oldest branch of the animal family tree after all. The DNA research instead awards top spot to comb jellies, a group of gelatinous...

 
Convicted rapist carried out knifepoint attack while on day release

Convicted rapist carried out knifepoint attack while on day release

David Outterside, prosecuting, told a jury that Suddons left the project during a lunch break and made his way through Grantham to the town's Queen Elizabeth Park. He then lay in wait in a wooded area before confronting a middle-aged dog walker as she...

 

Two arrested over 'Hitler' tweets

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred after anti-semitic messages were posted on Twitter following a match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham. Scotland Yard said the men, aged 24 and 22, were arrested at their homes in...

 

Arctic 30 'cannot leave Russia'

The Russian authorities have told a group of Greenpeace activists and freelance journalists arrested during a protest against oil drilling in the Arctic that they cannot leave the country. The environmental group said the decision was in defiance of a...

 

Defence site could be home for Appleby Horse Fair travellers

Part of a military base could be used to house travellers heading for Appleby Horse Fair. The Ministry of Defence is considering calls to free-up some of its land to become a temporary camping site. Penrith and the Border MP Rory Stewart has been...

 
Accountant fuels gambling addiction with company funds

Accountant fuels gambling addiction with company funds

Buy photos » A TRUSTED accountant with a Leamington car dealership diverted thousands of pounds in payments to his own bank account to help fund his gambling addiction. Jake Tomlinson then walked out when he realised the game was up after one of his...

 
Social networks are key to school's bad weather plan

Social networks are key to school's bad weather plan

2 Images SOCIAL media will form a vital part of a Barton under Needwood school's practices and procedures in the event of excessive snowfall. John Taylor High School, in Dunstall Road, has revealed that its website, Facebook and Twitter will be key to...

 

Criminal investigation leads to secret review

Mail reporter Helen Kreft and some of the shops that are selling Illegal Cigarettes - Jin LingHigh St News, High St, BurtonA TOWN centre convenience store's licence will be reviewed behind closed doors so it will not influence criminal proceedings....

 


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