News archive from 16 January 2014, page 17

Derbyshire travel update

Derbyshire travel update

Commuters and residents are being warned about the following travel disruptions and delays today, Thursday, January 16. M1 Derbyshire - Narrow lanes and a speed restriction of 50mph on the M1 in both directions between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and...

 
Derbyshire travel update

Derbyshire travel update

Commuters and residents are being warned about the following travel disruptions and delays today, Thursday, January 16. M1 Derbyshire - Narrow lanes and a speed restriction of 50mph on the M1 in both directions between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and...

 

Carrefour says Spain turns positive in Q4

Like-for-like sales growth slowed in Brazil, the group's largest market after France, however, while it turned negative in China amid slowing consumption, Carrefour said in a statement on Thursday. The company said it was "comfortable" with...

Reuters, 07:40 in Business
 

Primark props up sales at AB Foods as sugar slumps

It said the operating profit margin at Primark, which generates almost a third of AB Foods' group sales, was better than expected and higher than in the same period last year and predicted Primark's profit in 2014 would be well ahead of 2013. AB Foods...

Reuters, 07:40 in Business
 
Argos and Homebase see sales rise

Argos and Homebase see sales rise

Home Retail Group, the owner of Argos and Homebase, has said its profits will be at the top end of forecasts after reporting higher Christmas sales. Like-for-like sales at Argos were up 3.8% in the 18 weeks to 4 January, and climbed 4.7% at...

BBC, 07:43 in Business
 

Strong Japan machinery orders a shot in the arm to Abenomics

The upbeat data is likely to ease concerns about capital expenditure, a weak link in an otherwise robust economy, and may allow the Bank of Japan to hold off on expanding its monetary stimulus any time soon, analysts said. "We can expect capital...

Reuters, 07:43 in Business
 
Well earned rest for the Barclays

Well earned rest for the Barclays

A couple who have helped raise more than £150,000 for a hospice have closed their social club after 24 years. Peter and Linda Barclay bought the building in North Road, Ravensthorpe, in 1989 and called it the Barclays Club. And over the past nine...

 
Harrogate hospital judged as ‘safe and effective’

Harrogate hospital judged as ‘safe and effective’

The quality of care at Harrogate District Hospital has been judged as "safe, effective and well-led" in a new report by England's chief inspector of hospitals. Areas of good practice included cleanliness, infection control and the provision...

 
Don’t patronise the people of Nelson

Don’t patronise the people of Nelson

I really do wish Mr Pendle would get his facts straight before airing his views. His tirade against the possibility of Nelson Town Council holding a minute’s silence in memory of Nelson Mandela was so full of inaccuracies, it was almost laughable....

 
Sir Tom is spellbound by our Sally

Sir Tom is spellbound by our Sally

A Lutterworth mum-of-two swept singing legend Sir Tom Jones off his feet as she made it past the blind audition stage of BBC talent show The Voice. Sally Barker (54) appeared on the singing contest as it returned on Saturday night, with her...

 
Fears over false message in referendum leaflets

Fears over false message in referendum leaflets

Concern has been raised over a flyer spreading bogus information ahead of today's planning referendum in Broughton Astley. The leaflet, which appears to have been professionally produced, gives a false impression that people can stop new houses being...

 
Leeds: Man with unexplained head injuries dies LATEST

Leeds: Man with unexplained head injuries dies LATEST

A man found with unexplained head injuries on a street in Leeds has died. The man, who has not yet been identified, was discovered lying on Whitelock Street, Sheepscar, at about 7.30am today. (Jan 15) Police have set up a cordon at the scene and are...

 

Surveyors warn house price rises verging on 'unsustainable' in some areas after property sales hit...

House sales reached their strongest level in nearly six years in the lead up to Christmas, suggesting the market is "thriving once more' across the country, a survey showed today. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors said its members...

 
Boston rough sleepers warned they could be kicked out of the country after swoop

Boston rough sleepers warned they could be kicked out of the country after swoop

Seven rough sleepers in Boston have been warned they could be kicked out of the country after a Border Agency swoop. The six men and one woman, Polish, Lithuanian and Latvian nationals, were all said to be rough sleeping in and around Boston Library....

 
Harrogate hospital judged as ‘safe and effective’

Harrogate hospital judged as ‘safe and effective’

The quality of care at Harrogate District Hospital has been judged as "safe, effective and well-led" in a new report by England's chief inspector of hospitals. Areas of good practice included cleanliness, infection control and the provision...

 


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