News archive from 15 October 2013, page 15

Knitted plants delight children at Hull's Thoresby Primary School

Knitted plants delight children at Hull's Thoresby Primary School

The fence outside the entrance was festooned with bugs and flowers made from yarn to celebrate the opening of an edible forest garden on wasteland near the school. The project is intended to kick-start a drive to grow more fruit and vegetables in...

 

Clegg warns on green energy levies

Scrapping green energy levies would push up bills in future and leave more people unable to heat their homes, Nick Clegg said as he entered the public coalition dispute over how to cut household costs. The Deputy Prime Minister said he did not want to...

 
Audit market reforms unveiled by Competition Commission

Audit market reforms unveiled by Competition Commission

Major UK-listed companies must allow accountancy firms to bid for their audit work every 10 years, the Competition Commission has ruled. This is double the five-year limit proposed by the Commission in July. It said that putting the work out to tender...

BBC, 07:31 in Business
 

AstraZeneca to buy oncology-focused Spirogen for up to £275 million

AstraZeneca said it would pay an initial $200 million plus a further $240 million if Spirogen meets development targets. It will also pay $20 million to take an equity investment in ADC Therapeutics, which has a licensing agreement with Spirogen....

Reuters, 07:32 in Business
 

NGOs accuse Alliance Boots of avoiding £1.1 billion in UK taxes

Corporate tax avoidance has risen to the top of the political agenda in the UK as Britons tire of austerity measures aimed at tackling large public debt built up as a result of the financial crisis. The UK government has backed international action to...

Reuters, 07:32 in Business
 
£1m heroine Betty Coleman dies after cancer battle at home in Brough

£1m heroine Betty Coleman dies after cancer battle at home in Brough

Her son Tim, 47, of Berkshire, said: "We were very proud of her. She set a good example to follow and was very inspirational to a lot of people." Mrs Coleman founded the Hull And District Friends Of Cancer Research UK 53 years ago and was...

 
Why Burslem is in line for a £250k boost

Why Burslem is in line for a £250k boost

Planned improvements include widening the existing footpath with new paving, constructing new parking bays, resurfacing the existing road, and planting five new trees. The layout of the road and car park will also be altered, with the number of...

 
Burberry chief Angela Ahrendts to join Apple

Burberry chief Angela Ahrendts to join Apple

Burberry chief executive Angela Ahrendts will leave the luxury goods firm next year to join technology giant Apple. Ms Ahrendts has been with the luxury brand for almost a decade, and has been credited with turning it into a globally recognised firm....

BBC, 07:39 in Business
 

Blast at Myanmar luxury hotel wounds American tourist

A police source told Reuters the explosion late on Monday was part of a coordinated series of bomb attacks across Myanmar by an "organised group", targeting tourist haunts, a Buddhist temple and other public places. It was the seventh blast...

 
Traffic update: Latest news for the roads in Derby and Derbyshire

Traffic update: Latest news for the roads in Derby and Derbyshire

Traffic is starting to build on the M1 between junction 25 and junction 24. The roadworks on London Road continue as well with the route closed entirely and traffic diverted through Pride Park. England V Poland Rams Barrr View details Print voucher...

 
Sharlana Diedrick killer jailed for at least 33 years

Sharlana Diedrick killer jailed for at least 33 years

Hours later he knifed Sharlana - who was originally from Derby - 16 times after a row over their son. The killer, who had to be held in isolation at Broadmoor Mental Hospital because of attacks on a fellow inmate and a guard, was yesterday jailed for...

 
Burberry names Bailey CEO as Ahrendts quits for Apple

Burberry names Bailey CEO as Ahrendts quits for Apple

Bailey has been at Burberry since 2001 and has held the major creative role for six years. Ahrendts will join Apple to take up a newly created position as a senior vice president with oversight of Apple retail and online stores. She will report...

 

Hargreaves Lansdown assets hit record as markets rise

The firm, the UK's largest distributor of mutual fund products to retail investors, said assets rose 8 percent over the three months to end-September to 39.3 billion pounds, helped by 1.26 billion pounds of net new business. The firm added 20,000 net...

Reuters, 07:43 in Business
 
you LOVE LUCY

you LOVE LUCY

Lucy, of Scartho, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma - a form of bone cancer in her left leg - in February last year, but because she now has a secondary cancer in her lungs, she cannot have any more NHS treatment after the third round of chemotherapy...

 
Teen wins £4.5m payout from NHS

Teen wins £4.5m payout from NHS

Through his father, Daniel sued the NHS trust which runs the hospital, claiming mistakes were made during his mother's labour and that they caused his injuries. The trust denied liability. However, a top judge at London's High Court yesterday...

 


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