News archive from 14 March 2011, page 13

Foreign workers could damage our economy

Their response last week to the news that our trade deficit in January was 'only' £3bn, against the £5.5bn seen in December, resembled that of a proud parent who is delighted that little Johnny has moved up from an E to a D-minus on his school...

 

Unions should be thanking Lord Hutton

It has been neglected for a decade as Governments have shied away from major reform for fear of upsetting the mighty unions. But at last, with the publication last week of a landmark report into public pensions reform by Lord Hutton of Furness –...

 

Revealed: Operations cancelled at hospital because heating system is on the blink

OPERATIONS at a major hospital have been scrapped - because the heating system is on the blink. Politicians slammed bosses at the Southern General in Glasgow, which has been hit by similar problems before, as scores of gynaecological patients had...

 

Revealed: Operations cancelled at hospital because heating system is on the blink

OPERATIONS at a major hospital have been scrapped - because the heating system is on the blink. Politicians slammed bosses at the Southern General in Glasgow, which has been hit by similar problems before, as scores of gynaecological patients had...

 

One-eyed hitman Frank Doris stabbed in jail fight over drugs

A GANGLAND hitman has been stabbed in jail after a fallout over drugs. One-eyed enforcer Frank Doris received chest wounds when his own makeshift knife was turned on him. The 41-year-old, originally from Paisley, was taken to hospital for treatment...

 

War hero Alistair Urquhart, 91, finally wins veteran's medical pension thanks to Prince Charles

A WAR hero who suffered slavery and torture as a Japanese POW has finally been awarded a veteran's medical pension - after Prince Charles intervened. Alistair Urquhart won the Daily Record Our Heroes Award in May 2010 after publishing his moving...

 

Six Nations: England 22 Scotland 16

romain poite Crocked ref Romain Poite angered the Scotland team with ropey call and replacement was just as bad A FOX invaded the pitch at Twickenham as Scotland came so close to pulling a rabbit out of the hat with their first Six Nations win. An...

 

Scotland team will give Murrayfield fans something to cheer in final match, insists coach Andy Robinson

SCOTLAND coach Andy Robinson has vowed to end the Six Nations campaign on a high for the suffering Murrayfield fans. The Scots will face Italy in a wooden spoon decider on Saturday, with the visitors fresh from a historic 22-21 victory over France in...

 
Biz Briefing: Shock Waves Rock Japan's Economy

Biz Briefing: Shock Waves Rock Japan's Economy

Eyes remain on Japan's economy after its Nikkei index tumbled in the first day of trading following the devastating tsunami. Key car and electronic manufacturers are still closed after Friday's massive earthquake. Toyota, which has suspended...

 
China rules out faster yuan rise despite soaring prices

China rules out faster yuan rise despite soaring prices

The Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has ruled out any changes to China's policy on its currency, the yuan. China has been battling inflation, with consumer prices rising 4.9% in February from the same month a year ago. Analysts had suggested that allowing...

BBC, 08:34 in Business
 
Iraq car bomb attack kills soldiers at army headquarters

Iraq car bomb attack kills soldiers at army headquarters

A car bomb attack on an Iraqi army unit in the volatile Diyala province has killed at least eight soldiers, security sources said, as the Iraqi government continues to battle a stubborn insurgency. The blast took place near an army headquarters in...

 

The multiculturalism the European right fears so much is a fiction – it never existed | Gary Younge

On 12 March 1983 A Sivanandan, one of the sharpest minds on the British left, gave a talk at the Greater London Council Ethnic Minorities Unit Consultation on Challenging Racism. "I come as a heretic, as a disbeliever in the efficacy of ethnic...

 
A £60bn blow to the world economy as Japanese markets plunge 6.18 per cent

A £60bn blow to the world economy as Japanese markets plunge 6.18 per cent

"With factories shut at Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Sony, this necessary remedial action will adversely affect Japan"s economy quite dramatically, if hopefully only temporarily." However, some analysts said that the economic hit would be...

 
Will Heineken still be able to reach those parts others can't? Brewer cuts alcohol by a fifth to cut binge-drinking

Will Heineken still be able to reach those parts others can't? Brewer cuts alcohol by a fifth to cut...

On Tuesday, Mr Lansley will unveil commitments made by around 150 other companies. He hopes it will encourage other businesses and charities to join the responsibility deal. In January, Mr Lansley told junk food manufacturers he wanted to avoid...

 
Sheridan Smith wins award for Legally Blonde

Sheridan Smith wins award for Legally Blonde

A musical that flopped on Broadway but became a hit in London last year won three prestigious awards on Sunday, including best actress in a musical for the former TV star Sheridan Smith. At the Laurence Olivier Awards, the actress once better known...

The Week, 08:41 in Showbiz
 


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