News archive from 18 January 2011, page 8

The joys of online activism | Jonathan Glennie

The joys of online activism | Jonathan Glennie

There are many worrying trends in this modern era of globalisation, most notably the ease with which companies can operate and banks move money around, apparently outside any democratic parameters set by nations or an international community...

 
UK environment healthy? Beware the government spin

UK environment healthy? Beware the government spin

Take your pick. UK conservation is in crisis, or it has never been in ruder health. Believe the government and English and Welsh rivers are the cleanest they have been in a century, fish are returning, protected areas are in fantastic condition and...

 
MPs call for rate cap on 'payday' loans

MPs call for rate cap on 'payday' loans

The government faces fresh pressure to introduce a cap on the interest rates payable on short-term "payday" loans targeted at poorer consumers, after a cross-party group of MPs – including David Miliband – signed up in support of a motion...

Guardian, 07:34 in Politics
 
Burberry sees year profit at top end of hopes

Burberry sees year profit at top end of hopes

That compared with an average forecast of 434 million pounds, according to a company poll of 11 analysts, and 362 million in the 2009 period. Burberry, best known for its camel, red and black check pattern, said it saw strong consumer demand in both...

Reuters, 07:39 in Business
 

Jo Yeates murder: Jo's grieving parents in new killer plea

joanna yeates Image 1 TORMENT: David and Teresa Yeates are pleading for help Jo Yeates's heartbroken parents yesterday pleaded for help to catch her killer - before he strikes again. Landscape architect Jo's mum and dad Teresa and David Yeates were...

 
Bafta nominations: live

Bafta nominations: live

7.40am: It's started! Photograph: Nathan Strange/AP 7.31am: And here's what they'll be vying for: the great, goldie-locked Bafta statue. 7.28am: Only 12 minutes to go until this year's Bafta's nominations are announced, ahead of the awards ceremony on...

 

Swine flu killed my boy in just 72 hours

david owen Image 1 DEVASTATED: Dad David Snr HE was a fit and healthy teenager whose only problem was that he couldn't shake off a winter cold. But just 72 hours after consulting a doctor, David Owen was dead - the 18th Scottish victim of swine flu in...

 

A 2nd rate slur from a 3rd rate Prime Minister

Bungling David Cameron apologised yesterday after accusing NHS staff of providing "second-rate" care. The Prime Minister made the gaffe as he tried to defend Con-Dem plans for a radical shake-up of public services. Labour accused him of...

 

News of the World feigns shock at new twist in the phone-hacking saga

Does News International take the British public for fools over the News of the World phone-hacking scandal? Or are its executives engaged in a pathetic attempt at fooling their own proprietor, Rupert Murdoch? Last night, as James Robinson reported,...

Guardian, 07:45 in Politics
 

Taylor Wimpey says approaches made for North American ops

Taylor Wimpey is looking to dispose of its North American business in order to focus on its UK operations and has received a bid from at least one private U.S. builder according to sources. "We have received interest regarding our North American...

Reuters, 07:49 in Business
 

Running London: Parsons Green to Turnham Green

Hammersmith Bridge. Photograph: Dave Hill I feel such a fool. My plan for this installment of my Uxbridge-to-Upminster, cross-London itinerary was to cross the ample border between the boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham and Ealing, taking in a few...

 

The reason men die earlier than women? simple - fags and booze

SMOKING and boozing are the main reasons why men die earlier than women in wealthy nations, says a study. In some countries, smoking accounted for up to 60 per cent of the difference, Scots experts found by studying World Health Organisation figures....

 

Swine flu killed my boy in just 72 hours

david owen Image 1 DEVASTATED: Dad David Snr HE was a fit and healthy teenager whose only problem was that he couldn't shake off a winter cold. But just 72 hours after consulting a doctor, David Owen was dead - the 18th Scottish victim of swine flu in...

 

Australian Open: Easy opener for Andy Murray as opponent Karol Beck retires hurt

ANDY MURRAY eased into the second round of the Australian Open today after brushing aside the challenge of Karol Beck. The Scot was 6-3 6-1 4-2 up and well on his way to a routine win on Hisense Arena when the Slovakian retired due to a shoulder...

 
BIZ BRIEFING: Inflation And House Prices

BIZ BRIEFING: Inflation And House Prices

The latest measure of the cost of living, out at 09:30 this morning, is expected to confirm inflation running further above the Government's target. The last official inflation figures we had, for November, had the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) at...

 


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