News archive from 15 October 2013, page 18

Booker changes 'bad idea' - Barnes

Novelist Julian Barnes has warned that changes in the Man Booker Prize mean it will be less likely to showcase up and coming talent, and predicted British writers will fare less well in future He told of his fears ahead of the announcement of the next...

 

Police raid nine suspected brothels

Police have rescued five women believed to be sex trafficking victims after raiding nine suspected brothels in Birmingham. Two women and three men were arrested on suspicion of managing a brothel following the late-night raids. Three of the buildings...

 

Ahrendts leaves Burberry for Apple

Burberry's respected boss, Angela Ahrendts, is leaving the luxury goods firm to join technology giant Apple. She will join the iPhone and iPad maker as senior vice president for retail and online stores next year, leaving just two female chief...

 

Booker changes 'bad idea' - Barnes

Novelist Julian Barnes has warned that changes in the Man Booker Prize mean it will be less likely to showcase up and coming talent, and predicted British writers will fare less well in future He told of his fears ahead of the announcement of the next...

 

Police raid nine suspected brothels

Police have rescued five women believed to be sex trafficking victims after raiding nine suspected brothels in Birmingham. Two women and three men were arrested on suspicion of managing a brothel following the late-night raids. Three of the buildings...

 

Ahrendts leaves Burberry for Apple

Burberry's respected boss, Angela Ahrendts, is leaving the luxury goods firm to join technology giant Apple. She will join the iPhone and iPad maker as senior vice president for retail and online stores next year, leaving just two female chief...

 

Police raid nine suspected brothels

Police have rescued five women believed to be sex trafficking victims after raiding nine suspected brothels in Birmingham. Two women and three men were arrested on suspicion of managing a brothel following the late-night raids. Three of the buildings...

 

China to give London £8.2 billion RQFII quota - governments

In return, the British government has agreed to start talks to allow Chinese banks to set up wholesale units in the United Kingdom, the two governments said in a statement. (Reporting by Koh Gui Qing)

Reuters, 08:16 in Business
 

UK competition watchdog to examine government IT contracts

The study of the market will focus on commercial off-the-shelf software, such as that used for administering benefits, and outsourced IT, which between them accounted for around half of the 13.8 billion pound public sector IT spend in Britain in...

Reuters, 08:16 in Business
 
Stephen Fry: Out There – TV review

Stephen Fry: Out There – TV review

Stephen Fry: Out There. Photograph: Production/BBC/Maverick If you live in a cosy metropolitan bubble of tolerance – even if it is only recently cosy and tolerant – it's easy to forget that it's not like that everywhere. In Stephen Fry: Out There...

Guardian, 08:16 in Showbiz
 

Booker changes 'bad idea' - Barnes

Novelist Julian Barnes has warned that changes in the Man Booker Prize mean it will be less likely to showcase up and coming talent, and predicted British writers will fare less well in future He told of his fears ahead of the announcement of the next...

 

Police raid nine suspected brothels

Police have rescued five women believed to be sex trafficking victims after raiding nine suspected brothels in Birmingham. Two women and three men were arrested on suspicion of managing a brothel following the late-night raids. Three of the buildings...

 

Ahrendts leaves Burberry for Apple

Burberry's respected boss, Angela Ahrendts, is leaving the luxury goods firm to join technology giant Apple. She will join the iPhone and iPad maker as senior vice president for retail and online stores next year, leaving just two female chief...

 
Cheer up Leicestershire, warmer weather's on the way

Cheer up Leicestershire, warmer weather's on the way

Mercury weatherman Dave Mutton said: "Autumn has definitely arrived and we've had heavy showers and cold temperatures, caused by a low pressure right on top of us that has caused northerly winds, bringing in cold air from the North Sea. But that...

 
Thief tried to escape in taxi after stealing pensioner's cash

Thief tried to escape in taxi after stealing pensioner's cash

He locked the doors, but she smashed her way out of the vehicle and ran off before later being caught near the tracks at Leicester railway station. She was jailed for 16 months at Leicester Crown Court, having admitted three thefts, causing criminal...

 


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