News archive from 18 February 2014, page 8

London fashion week: Burberry draws on art while competition scales up

London fashion week: Burberry draws on art while competition scales up

Christopher Bailey said he wanted this collection to be softer and gentler than previous seasons. Photograph: David M. Benett/Getty Images for Burberry The correlation between the economy and hemlines is still unproven, but at London fashion week the...

Guardian, 01:36 in Business
 
Business leaders attack Alex Salmond as he hits back over currency union

Business leaders attack Alex Salmond as he hits back over currency union

Alex Salmond at the Business for Scotland event in Aberdeen. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Britain's two leading business organisations have dealt a blow to Alex Salmond in his fightback against the rejection by Britain's three main...

Guardian, 01:36 in Business
 
Iran's Bank Mellat suing UK for £2.3bn over alleged losses from trading ban

Iran's Bank Mellat suing UK for £2.3bn over alleged losses from trading ban

Pending an appeal at the European court of justice in Luxembourg, the UK is refusing to withdraw the trading ban. Photograph: Image Broker/Rex Features The UK government is being sued for £2.3bn by one of Iran's largest banks, whose ban from trading...

Guardian, 01:36 in Business
 
Mary Portas' Kinky Knickers to go back into production

Mary Portas' Kinky Knickers to go back into production

Mary Portas launched her lingerie range as part of the Channel 4 series Mary’s Bottom Line, which focused on how UK manufacturing could be revived. Photograph: Ferdaus Shamim/WireImage Mary Portas' Kinky Knickers lingerie range is to go back into...

Guardian, 01:36 in Business
 
Ryanair and easyJet fined a total €1m in Italy for mis-selling travel insurance

Ryanair and easyJet fined a total €1m in Italy for mis-selling travel insurance

EasyJet and Ryanair aircraft at Luton airport. The Irish carrier was fined €850,000 and the UK airline €200,000 for mis-selling insurance. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images Ryanair and easyJet have been fined a total of more than €1m (£820,000)...

Guardian, 01:36 in Business
 

Union leaders condemn 'despicable' GOP effort to influence UAW vote

The campaign against UAW recognition attracted support from conservative activists such as Grover Norquist and the Koch brothers. Photograph: AP A failed attempt to extend union recognition into southern manufacturing states erupted in bitter...

Guardian, 01:36 in Business
 

Samsung plans to sue Dyson over 'copycat' allegations on vacuum cleaner

Dyson is facing a countersuit from Samsung over claims it made about a steering system for vacuum cleaners. Photograph: Linda Nylind Samsung Electronics has filed a lawsuit demanding 10bn Korean won (£5.6m) in compensation from the British appliance...

Guardian, 01:36 in Business
 
Sinai-based militants claim responsibility for tourist bus blast in Egypt

Sinai-based militants claim responsibility for tourist bus blast in Egypt

"Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis has successfully sacrificed one of its heroes to detonate the bus headed toward the Zionists, and this comes as part of our economic war against this regime of traitors," the group said in a statement. Islamist...

 

DAVID LUIZ EXCLUSIVE: Premier League pressure? Don't make me laugh... winning the World Cup in Brazil, now...

Pressure. Failure. Fear. They are the buzz words in the Premier League right now. Everyone is having their say – from the little horses to the chihuahuas. Chelsea's Jose Mourinho is the prime-time protagonist. He's got himself in such a muddle,...

Daily Mail, 01:44 in Sport
 
Leaders: Alternative currency plan needed

Leaders: Alternative currency plan needed

Alex Salmond may have some validity to his claim that the pound sterling is an asset shared among all the peoples of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is the kind of common sense-sounding type of approach that may seem right to many of...

Scotsman, 01:46 in Politics
 

Australian anthems: the Triffids – Wide Open Road

The Triffids: Dave McComb, who died aged 36, is second from left. Photograph: /Public domain For a quintessentially Australian song, the Triffids’ Wide Open Road owes a lot to absence from Australia. The band travelled far and often from their Perth...

 
Doll and Em: Friendship, family and film stars

Doll and Em: Friendship, family and film stars

New comedy Doll & Em sees British actresses and lifelong friends Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells playing heightened versions of themselves in Hollywood, calling in favours from family and film stars as they shine a light on female friendship. It is...

BBC, 02:04 in Art & Culture
 

Transaction tax would cost UK savers 3 billion pounds

The report from London Economics, a policy and economics consultancy, said the impact would come from the practically instantaneous effect of the tax on the value of household stock and bond holdings. This would come from factoring in the levy into...

Reuters, 02:10 in Business
 
Gainsborough: Pupils get sporty and triumph in two sporting events

Gainsborough: Pupils get sporty and triumph in two sporting events

Parish Church Primary School have been busy as they have been successful in two sporting events. Pupils travelled to Cherry Willingham Community School to take part in a Volleyball coaching session and tournament against other local schools. The game...

 

One dead, many hurt as asylum seekers riot at PNG detention camp

One person was in critical condition with a head injury and another sustained gunshot wounds during clashes that erupted after asylum seekers forced their way out of the centre on a small island in impoverished Papua New Guinea. The facility is part...

 


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