News archive from 17 March 2015

Five reasons Arsenal can pull off "Mission Impossible' in Monaco

It is unlikely, but Arsenal travel to Monaco believing that this time they will be able to make up for the disaster of a first-leg which saw they ship three goals at home. It’s not the first time they've left themselves with more than a mountain to...

Metro, 00:13 in Sport

UK to raise minimum wage by 3 percent, biggest rise since 2008

The change will take effect from October 2015 and comes a day before the government makes an appeal for voters' support with its last budget announcement ahead of an election in which voters' living standards and economic competence are expected to be...

Reuters, 00:17 in Business

ECB's Draghi calls for 'quantum leap' in European integration

"We are meeting against the backdrop of a steadily recovering economic situation in the euro area," he said in a speech for delivery at a finance conference. "Most indicators suggest a sustained recovery is taking hold," he added....

Reuters, 00:17 in Business

The new, less risky weight loss surgery that doesn't involve incisions, won't leave scars AND shrinks the...

A new technique that involves folding the stomach into pleats is being tested as a potentially less risky form of weight-loss surgery. It involves no incisions, the entire procedure can be done via a tube passed down the throat and the patient can go...

Daily Mail, 00:20 in Health

Liverpool man on most wanted top 10 list for hunted Spanish fugitives

A Liverpool man accused of being a member of an organised crime gang involved in a conspiracy to supply 400 kilos of cocaine is believed to be on the run in Spain. Ten of Britain’s most wanted fugitives who are believed to be on the run were unveiled...


Liverpool set to seal Luciano Vietto transfer "as soon as possible'

Liverpool are ready to seal the signing of Luciano Vietto "as soon as possible' after making him a top transfer target. Vietto, who currently plays for La Liga side Villarreal, has enjoyed an incredible campaign - scoring 20 goals in 39 matches....

Metro, 00:25 in Sport
Minimum Wage Boost 'To Give Britain A Pay Rise'

Minimum Wage Boost 'To Give Britain A Pay Rise'

The minimum wage will rise by 20p to £6.70 an hour this October, benefiting 1.4 million low-paid workers. David Cameron and Nick Clegg have announced the Coalition has accepted the 3% rise recommended by the Low Pay Commission (LPC) for all workers...

£70m Cocaine Smuggling Plot Suspect Hunted

£70m Cocaine Smuggling Plot Suspect Hunted

A suspect in a £70m cocaine smuggling plot is among 10 British fugitives thought to be on the run in Spain. Detectives believe David McDermott fled the UK after the discovery of the drugs hidden in a consignment of frozen Argentinean beef at Tilbury...

Harry: 'Leaving Army A Really Tough Decision'

Harry: 'Leaving Army A Really Tough Decision'

Prince Harry has said deciding to leave the Army has been "a really tough decision", but he is "really excited about the possibilities" that lie ahead. Kensington Palace has formally announced that the Prince will be leaving in...

House 'Crisis': Campaigners March On Westminster

House 'Crisis': Campaigners March On Westminster

Housing in Britain is in crisis, campaigners say, as thousands are expected to attend a rally in Westminster calling on politicians to take urgent action. The protest, which includes housing associations and charities as well as major developers,...


RSA considering sale of its Latam business - FT

Chief Executive Stephen Hester, who joined a year ago, set out plans last year to raise up to 1.6 billion pounds in capital, tapping shareholders for nearly half and making up the rest from selloffs and money saved by scrapping the company's...

Reuters, 00:29 in Business
Thousands expected to take part in city Sky Ride event in August

Thousands expected to take part in city Sky Ride event in August

Thousands of cyclists are once again expected to take to the city's streets for the annual Sky Ride event in August. The streets of Leicester will be closed to traffic on August 30 as thousands of people descend on the city in celebration of all...


Valeant trumps Endo with $10.96 billion bid for Salix Pharma

The maker of gastrointestinal drugs has agreed to Valeant's new offer of $173 a share, up from a bid of $158 per share in cash made late last month, the two companies said in a joint statement. Salix would be the largest purchase ever made by...

Reuters, 00:38 in Business

Old fashioned duo: Dolce and Gabbana's controversial views

Their international breakthrough was a risqué gem-studded corset for Madonna and ever since they have gained a reputation for pushing the boundaries of fashion. The Italian pair are renowned for their daring advertising campaigns and provocative...

Bout time Roo did it for real: Wayne v Phil Bardsley charity fight could happen

Bout time Roo did it for real: Wayne v Phil Bardsley charity fight could happen

Bookies Paddy Power have laid on the prize for a rematch between the Premier League sparring partners. And they want to televise the big event at Manchester United's ground Old Trafford. It follows a video of Stoke City's Phil, 29, knocking out Wayne,...


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