News archive from 18 January 2011, page 14

Tory cuts target Liverpool – again | Jennifer O'Mahony

Tory cuts target Liverpool – again | Jennifer O'Mahony

During a debate between parliamentary candidates for the Liverpool Wavertree constituency last April, Conservative Andrew Garnett declared discussion of the 1980s no longer "relevant" to today's city. "The 80s are always relevant to...

Guardian, 09:14 in Politics
 
'Only interns will get top graduate jobs': It's not just rising college fees... students must be prepared to work unpaid too

'Only interns will get top graduate jobs': It's not just rising college fees... students must be prepared...

This was "irrespective of the university they have attended or the results they have achieved", added Mr Birchall. Recruitment experts expressed fears that less well-off students will lose out. Ben Willmott, of the Chartered Institute of...

 
Now WikiLeaks plans to reveal Swiss bank account details of 'tax evader' celebrities and politicians

Now WikiLeaks plans to reveal Swiss bank account details of 'tax evader' celebrities and politicians

He said WikiLeaks could hand some of the information from Mr Elmer to the Serious Fraud Office. Mr Assange said: "Mr Elmer has been fighting his case for some five years to, in one way or another, draw attention to this data. "He certainly...

 
Expenses row peer Lord Taylor ‘lied and lied again’

Expenses row peer Lord Taylor ‘lied and lied again’

Lord Taylor of Warwick allegedly charged the taxpayer more than £11,000 by stating his main residence was in Oxford when he was actually living in London. In fact, the property in Oxford was the home of his half-nephew and the peer admitted he had...

Metro, 09:17 in Hot News
 
Making my mark at book signings

Making my mark at book signings

Now then, Best Beloveds – book signings. I spent a goodly portion of yesterday afternoon sitting in my study and signing bookplates to be pasted at a later date into (I have to assume) books that I have written. On the one hand, this spares the...

 
Baftas nominations 2011: full list

Baftas nominations 2011: full list

BEST FILM Black Swan - Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin Inception - Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan The King's Speech - Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin The Social Network - Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Céan Chaffin...

 
Suicide blast outside Iraqi police centre kills 14

Suicide blast outside Iraqi police centre kills 14

A suicide bomber wearing a vest filled with explosives attacked a crowd of Iraqi police recruits today in Tikrit, killing at least 14 people, a provincial official said. Ahmed Abdul-Jabbar, the deputy governor of Salahuddin province, said he did not...

 
Piers Morgan debuts as CNN show host after Larry King

Piers Morgan debuts as CNN show host after Larry King

Britain's Piers Morgan made his debut on Monday night with his own interview programme on the American cable network CNN, replacing long-time host Larry King. But how did the former tabloid editor fare? His inaugural guest was chat show host Oprah...

BBC, 09:21 in Art & Culture
 
New rules restricting sales of cut-price alcohol 'will have no effect'

New rules restricting sales of cut-price alcohol 'will have no effect'

Ministers are expected to announce today that they have decided to restrict a ban on cut-price sales of alcohol, enabling supermarkets to continue selling beer at 38p a can and wine at just over £2 a bottle. This morning Professor Ian Gilmore, chair...

Guardian, 09:22 in Business
 

China ahead of World Bank in loans to developing nations - FT

China has lent more money to developing nations than the World Bank in the past two years, the Financial Times said on Tuesday, underlining Beijing's ambitions to increase its global influence. China lent at least $110bn (£68bn) to governments and...

Guardian, 09:22 in Business
 

Lavendon falls as Ashtead ends bid

The news sent Lavendon shares down 12.6 percent to 95.5 pence, making them the top percentage losers on the London Stock Exchange, as investors feared few other buyers would emerge in a depressed construction market. Ashtead shares were up 7.7 percent...

Reuters, 09:25 in Business
 

Intel to invest $2.7 billion in Israel chip plant

"We are already in preparation for hiring," Maxine Fassberg, general manager of Intel Israel, told a news conference. "We are scheduled to start production in December." Fassberg said the Israeli plant in Kiryat Gat will be Intel's...

 

FTSE bounces back as miners build up gains and Euro hope returns

Leading shares are off to a bright start after a few days in the doldrums, as miners move higher and investors welcome signs of progress on the Eurozone problems. With copper rising on hopes of continuing demand from China, despite the country's...

Guardian, 09:30 in Business
 

Why the cuts were the coalition's best decision | David Laws

Of all the challenges which confront the coalition in 2011, none is more important than the economy. This is also the issue where the biggest political dividing lines are drawn. Ed Miliband is betting that economic recovery will be derailed, and while...

Guardian, 09:34 in Politics
 
Babel’s Twitter twantrum gets £10,000 FA fine

Babel’s Twitter twantrum gets £10,000 FA fine

The FA has fined Ryan Babel of Liverpool £10,000 and warned him to be more prudent in the future following the Dutch striker's angry tweet about referee Howard Webb's display when his team were beaten 1-0 by Manchester United earlier this month. Babel...

The Week, 09:36 in Sport
 


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