News archive from 18 June 2016, page 6

More than £200,000 raised for charities supported by Jo Cox

More than £200,000 has been raised for charities supported by murdered MP Jo Cox.

 

Stairway to Heaven chords date back 300 years, copyright trial told

The similarity between Stairway to Heaven and a song that members of Led Zeppelin are accused of copying can be found in music dating back 300 years, a court has heard. Singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page are facing trial in Los Angeles after...

 
Fire service demands recall of dangerous tumble dryers

Fire service demands recall of dangerous tumble dryers

Manufacturers of dangerous tumble dryers should recall them immediately, fire services have said. The Local Government Authority warned that people are "playing Russian roulette" by using appliances prone to exploding into flames. It said...

BBC, 00:59 in Business
 
Vodafone vows to fix mobile phone billing problems

Vodafone vows to fix mobile phone billing problems

Mobile phone giant Vodafone has made hundreds of changes to its computer systems following a flood of complaints about bills. Figures from regulator Ofcom showed complaints about the operator hit three times the industry average by the end of last...

BBC, 00:59 in Business
 
Will the Swiss introduce limits to immigration from the EU?

Will the Swiss introduce limits to immigration from the EU?

Watchmaker Marc Jenni peers through an eyeglass, carefully placing a tiny, new component into a shiny gold timepiece he is fixing. He is a Swiss national, the third generation of his family to go into the horology trade. He would like his children to...

BBC, 00:59 in Business
 
Should I get my holiday money now or after the referendum?

Should I get my holiday money now or after the referendum?

Do you like gambling? Choosing when to change your hard-earned spending money into euros, or dollars or Thai baht, always involves taking a bit of a punt on which way the pound is moving. If you wait patiently and something pushes up the pound, you're...

BBC, 00:59 in Business
 

'Russian roulette' warning over faulty tumble dryers

Fire authorities have said faulty tumble dryers should be recalled urgently after figures showed they are attending three fires a day caused by "dangerous" appliances. The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents 48 fire and...

 

Nursing staff believe NHS struggling to meet 'heightened' demand, poll finds

Almost nine in 10 nurses do not believe that the NHS is coping with demand for services, a new poll has found. Just 12% of nurses from across the UK believe that the health service is currently able to meet demand, according to a major poll of 10,000...

 

10-year low in specialist support teacher numbers in Scotland

The number of teachers employed to provide additional support to pupils in Scotland’s schools has fallen to a ten-year low, figures show. Scottish Government figures show there were fewer than 3,000 teachers across the country in 2015 with additional...

Scotsman, 00:59 in Politics
 

More than £200,000 raised for charities supported by Jo Cox

More than £200,000 has been raised for charities supported by murdered MP Jo Cox.

 

Stairway to Heaven chords date back 300 years, copyright trial told

The similarity between Stairway to Heaven and a song that members of Led Zeppelin are accused of copying can be found in music dating back 300 years, a court has heard. Singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page are facing trial in Los Angeles after...

 

Stairway to Heaven chords date back 300 years, copyright trial told

The similarity between Stairway to Heaven and a song that members of Led Zeppelin are accused of copying can be found in music dating back 300 years, a court has heard. Singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page are facing trial in Los Angeles after...

 

'Russian roulette' warning over faulty tumble dryers

Fire authorities have said faulty tumble dryers should be recalled urgently after figures showed they are attending three fires a day caused by "dangerous" appliances. The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents 48 fire and...

 

Nursing staff believe NHS struggling to meet 'heightened' demand, poll finds

Almost nine in 10 nurses do not believe that the NHS is coping with demand for services, a new poll has found. Just 12% of nurses from across the UK believe that the health service is currently able to meet demand, according to a major poll of 10,000...

 

California surpasses France as world's sixth-largest economy

SAN FRANCISCO California is now the sixth-largest economy in the world, surpassing France, thanks to a robust state economy and strong U.S. dollar. California was the world's eighth-largest economy in 2014, Irena Asmundson, chief economist of the...

Reuters, 01:07 in Business
 


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