News archive from 14 March 2013, page 7

'Rags to riches' man in royal link

Genealogists have discovered a distant "rags to riches" Irish cousin of Prince William on a unique 19th century document dedicated to an English lord. The artefact - known as the Morpeth Roll - contains the signatures of more than 160,000...

 

Huge rise in on-the-spot fines

The number of on-the-spot fines issued by public authorities each year has seen a 16-fold increase in the last decade, campaigners revealed. The number of fixed penalty notices issued by police, local authorities and schools has risen to 226,640 in...

 
High Street retail fund 'barely touched'

High Street retail fund 'barely touched'

A £10m government fund set up a year ago to help bring empty shops back into use has barely been touched. The High Street Innovation Fund was part of the government's response to Mary Portas' review of the High Street. But Freedom of Information...

BBC, 00:16 in Business
 

Rent rises 'push families to edge'

Tenants are resorting to "drastic" measures such as using payday loans and dipping into their children's savings just to hang on to their homes, a charity has warned. Shelter is calling for greater stability to be built into tenancy...

 

Huge rise in on-the-spot fines

The number of on-the-spot fines issued by public authorities each year has seen a 16-fold increase in the last decade, campaigners revealed. The number of fixed penalty notices issued by police, local authorities and schools has risen to 226,640 in...

 

Huge rise in on-the-spot fines

The number of on-the-spot fines issued by public authorities each year has seen a 16-fold increase in the last decade, campaigners revealed. The number of fixed penalty notices issued by police, local authorities and schools has risen to 226,640 in...

 

Youth jail 'should be last resort'

Young criminals with only "minor" offences to their name should be given a clean sheet at the age of 18 years old, a report by an influential group of MPs says. The law should be changed to ensure only the most serious and prolific young...

 
Philpott tells of bid to save children from fire

Philpott tells of bid to save children from fire

A FATHER accused of killing his six children in a house fire

Scotsman, 00:16 in Hot News
 
Budget 2013: What the UK economy needs is...

Budget 2013: What the UK economy needs is...

The UK economy is suffering its longest downturn for generations, and Chancellor George Osborne is under pressure to come up with measures in next week's Budget to help the economy recover. So what do people who run successful businesses in a range of...

BBC, 00:16 in Business
 

Pets at risk from 'deadly diets'

More than 18 million pets are at risk of early death because of poor diets which often include takeaways, crisps and cakes, according to a report. Unprecedented numbers of dogs, cats and rabbits are fed "potentially life-threatening" meals...

 

Youth jail 'should be last resort'

Young criminals with only "minor" offences to their name should be given a clean sheet at the age of 18 years old, a report by an influential group of MPs says. The law should be changed to ensure only the most serious and prolific young...

 

Rent rises 'push families to edge'

Tenants are resorting to "drastic" measures such as using payday loans and dipping into their children's savings just to hang on to their homes, a charity has warned. Shelter is calling for greater stability to be built into tenancy...

 

Huge rise in on-the-spot fines

The number of on-the-spot fines issued by public authorities each year has seen a 16-fold increase in the last decade, campaigners revealed. The number of fixed penalty notices issued by police, local authorities and schools has risen to 226,640 in...

 

Youth jail 'should be last resort'

Young criminals with only "minor" offences to their name should be given a clean sheet at the age of 18 years old, a report by an influential group of MPs says. The law should be changed to ensure only the most serious and prolific young...

 
'Carmakers manipulate emissions tests'

'Carmakers manipulate emissions tests'

Slick tyres are pumped hard to reduce rolling resistance. Brakes are adjusted, or at times even disconnected, to reduce friction. Cracks between body panels and windows are taped up to reduce air resistance. Sometimes they even remove the wing...

BBC, 00:16 in Business
 


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