News archive from 18 December 2014, page 5

Oracle revenue rises 3.5 percent on strong growth in cloud

Investors have been carefully watching how Oracle beefs up its cloud divisions, which deliver software over the Internet. Success on that front is a gauge for how well the company can fight off competition from cloud-software companies such as...

 
Sierra Leone Braced For Increase In Ebola Cases

Sierra Leone Braced For Increase In Ebola Cases

Sierra Leone, caught in the grip of the Ebola crisis, is bracing itself for a sharp increase in cases of the killer disease over the Christmas period. The Government is so worried about the situation it has outlawed any public celebrations over...

 
Public shortchanged by Royal Mail sell-off

Public shortchanged by Royal Mail sell-off

THE taxpayer should have gained much more money from the controversial sale of Royal Mail, an official report will say today. But the figure would still be well wide of the £1 billion being bandied around at the time by opponents of the sell-off....

Scotsman, 00:55 in Hot News
 
Wife’s bid to seize dead tycoon Scot Young’s fortune

Wife’s bid to seize dead tycoon Scot Young’s fortune

THE former wife of Scot Young, the Scottish bankrupt property tycoon who fell to his death, is seeking "a fresh pair of eyes" to search for the fortune she believes he kept from her during a bitter divorce battle. Mr Young, 52, who was...

Scotsman, 00:55 in Hot News
 
Anthony Crolla smashed over head with concrete

Anthony Crolla smashed over head with concrete

Boxing world title hopeful Anthony Crolla was last night in hospital after a "sickening" attack by burglars who smashed him over the head with a concrete slab. The 28-year-old fighter has a possible fractured skull and a broken right ankle...

Scotsman, 00:55 in Hot News
 
Scots soldiers cleared of torture and murder in Iraq

Scots soldiers cleared of torture and murder in Iraq

BRITISH soldiers have been cleared of torture and murder allegations but found guilty of mistreating nine Iraqi detainees following a fierce battle a decade ago. The five-year judge-led al-Sweady inquiry, which has cost the taxpayer almost £31...

Scotsman, 00:55 in Hot News
 
Keeping the children entertained

Keeping the children entertained

Plenty of children found a crafty way of getting arty at Daventry Leisure Centre. Parents could drop their children off at the centre on Saturday and do their Christmas shopping. Youngsters enjoyed arts and crafts activities and sports. There will be...

 

Strictly's Rachel Riley: 'You’ve got to have a bit of sparkle at Christmas'

Which beauty products do you swear by? Dermalogica Precleanse is great for removing eye make-up and I love Rodial Dragon's Blood Hyaluronic Moisturiser, which leaves my skin looking brighter. What are your essential cosmetics? Finding a good base is...

 
£5bn scheme to improve mobile phone signals

£5bn scheme to improve mobile phone signals

THE GOVERNMENT has secured a landmark deal for mobile phone users which guarantees £5 billion of investment for the UK's infrastructure. The deal, it is claimed, will cut ‘partial not spots’ where mobile phone users struggle to find a signal. Culture...

 

Government backing rights project

The Government has thrown its weight behind a project aimed at assessing and ranking the human rights records of international companies. Business Minister Jo Swinson said the scheme, which is being supported with £80,000 start-up funding, will make...

 
Jimmy Savile Abuse Victims Given Police Apology

Jimmy Savile Abuse Victims Given Police Apology

A police force has apologised for letting prolific sex offender Jimmy Savile slip through their net by not properly investigating him while he was alive. North Yorkshire Police has admitted it missed opportunities to act and let down people who...

 

Canada PM says Parliament attacker may not have been lone wolf

"People say he was a lone wolf. It's true he was a single attacker, but it is not necessarily the case that it was only one guy," Harper said in an interview with the French-language TVA network. Zehaf-Bibeau struck two days after Martin...

 

Panic-buying grips Russia as economy faces collapse

President Vladimir Putin was facing an escalating crisis as panic buyers flooded the streets of Moscow. Russians were snapping up cars, TVs, washing machines and other household appliances amid fears that the price of imported goods will continue to...

 

Death penalty returns to Pakistan after Taliban school slaughter in Peshawar

Nawaz Sharif made the announcement as the first horrifying images emerged from inside the Army Public School and College in the city of Peshawar. As the nation buried the dead, Mr Sharif declared three days of mourning and announced an end to a...

 
Electrical retailers offering misleading discounts, study finds

Electrical retailers offering misleading discounts, study finds

Shoppers are being misled by the discounts offered at some of the UK’s biggest electrical retailers, a study has found. Consumer group Which? tracked the prices of more than 100 electrical products sold by Amazon, Argos, Currys and John Lewis, finding...

Guardian, 01:06 in Business
 


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