News archive from 18 December 2013, page 11

Banks To Issue Plastic Notes From 2016

Banks To Issue Plastic Notes From 2016

Plastic bank notes are to be issued by the Bank of England for the first time when the new £5 featuring Sir Winston Churchill appears in 2016. A £10 note featuring Jane Austen to follow around a year later will also be made from polymer rather than...

 

Burying your head in the sand? You're feeling guilty: How we ignore information because of need to avoid...

3 View comments If your bank balance is going into the red, you wouldn’t be the first to deliberately avoid a statement - and scientists now know why. We bury our heads in the sand because we feel guilty when confronted with reality, say...

 

Chimps can ape culinary skills: Animals pick up tips like how to crack and peel fruit by studying their...

10 View comments It is not just humans who are fascinated by watching others cook – chimps also pick up tips on how to prepare food. A study found that just as people learn new cookery techniques by watching celebrity chefs, chimps learn how to crack...

 
Cumbria police confirm body is missing teen Callum Chapman

Cumbria police confirm body is missing teen Callum Chapman

A body found near Maryport golf course is that of missing teenager Callum Chapman, police have confirmed. Callum Chapman Formal identification of the 17-year-old took place earlier this evening. His body was found by a member of the public on the...

 

Firm raises more than £4k for hospital charity

STAFF from a nursing company have been busy bees raising more than £4,000 for an appeal to support Burton's Queen's Hospital. The Bertie fund-raising campaign has received generous backing from Foston-based Mediline after it adopted the good cause as...

 

JAMES CONEY: How we have won £815,000 for readers in compensation, refunds and goodwill payments

I love Wednesdays. It's when readers' emails pour into Money Mail, and the day I get the chance to go through the letters you have sent in the previous week. Every day we are bombarded by phone calls and emails from the spin doctors of insurers,...

 

Hodgson to take England to Manaus early in bid to acclimatise squad for World Cup opener with Italy

Roy Hodgson has revealed that England will fly to Manaus a day earlier than normal for their crunch World Cup opener with Italy. The Three Lions kick off their quest for glory in Brazil next summer with a match against the Italians in the sweltering...

Daily Mail, 10:27 in Sport
 

German business morale hits 18-month high in December

Following strong ZEW and purchasing manager surveys this month, the Munich-based Ifo think tank said on Wednesday its business climate index, based on a monthly survey of 7,000 firms, rose to 109.5. That was in line with the consensus forecast in a...

Reuters, 10:28 in Business
 

SPOILER ALERT: Damian Lewis weighs in on the 'moving' Homeland finale... and what it was like to film THAT...

66 View comments The season three finale of Homeland left a lot of doors open and the jaws of its audience collectively on the floor. Now that the dust has started to settle, Damian Lewis has weighed in on what he thinks about the episode, and the...

 
Fracking Plans For Two-Thirds Of England

Fracking Plans For Two-Thirds Of England

Two-thirds of England could be opened up to the highly controversial process of fracking under a Government-backed drive for shale gas. Energy firms will be given the chance to bid for licences to drill across every county, apart from Cornwall,...

 

N-Dubz rapper Fazer is 'declared bankrupt over unpaid tab bill'

33 View comments N-Dubz rapper Fazer is broke after being unable to pay his tax bills. According to The Sun, official records show that the star, 26, was made bankrupt earlier this month. If the star fails to pay the unknown amount, he risks losing...

 
India Anger As Diplomat 'Repeatedly Stripped'

India Anger As Diplomat 'Repeatedly Stripped'

A female Indian diplomat whose apparent heavy-handed treatment by US authorities sparked a major row has said she suffered "repeated handcuffing, stripping and cavity searches". Devyani Khobragade, India's deputy consul general in New York,...

 
Jennifer Lawrence: weight comments 'should be illegal'

Jennifer Lawrence: weight comments 'should be illegal'

Actress Jennifer Lawrence has said she thinks "it should be illegal to call someone fat on TV", after red carpet criticism of her own figure. Speaking to US host Barbara Walters, The Hunger Games star added: "Because why is humiliating...

BBC, 10:42 in Art & Culture
 

Stratford woman jailed for drug dealing

WHEN the police arrested five people for their parts in a conspiracy to supply drugs, they recovered heroin and cocaine with a street value of almost £30,000. And at Warwick Crown Court four of them were jailed, while the fifth was remanded in custody...

 
Euro zone agrees on bank closure funding; banking union in sight

Euro zone agrees on bank closure funding; banking union in sight

More than five years into a financial storm that toppled banks and dragged down states from Ireland to Spain, Europe wants to seal its biggest project since the introduction of the euro - a framework to police banks and tackle their problems...

Reuters, 10:44 in Business
 


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