News archive from 19 May 2015, page 13

Price cutting threatens automakers' rich margins in China

Price cutting threatens automakers' rich margins in China

General Motors Co (GM.N) and Ford Motor Co (F.N) cut prices on Chinese models late last week, following moves by Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) last month to increase discounts on several popular vehicles. "Pricing adjustment is part of what we need...

Reuters, 05:11 in Business
 

MICROSOFT: How we're winning gamer's trust back with our long term Xbox One plans

The tech giants looks to be making another play to offer an alternative home for gamers on PC, although Xbox studio head, Phil Spencer knows they have a lot of making up to do after Games for Window's almighty flop. Microsoft's move to charge PC...

 
Schools win £6k lottery grant

Schools win £6k lottery grant

Six schools in St Helens have won a share of a £6,200 Heritage Lottery Fund grant. Awarded through HLF’s First World War: then and now programme, the project focused on children of St Helens exploring the impact of the First WorldWar on local life in...

 
Student takes to the sky for dream job

Student takes to the sky for dream job

A high-flying St Helens student is setting off on a career journey after landing his dream job. Ryan Fairhurst will start a new venture as cabin crew with global travel company Thomas Cook after discovering the range of travel courses attending at a...

 

Former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra proclaims innocence as criminal trial starts

Thailand’s ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra insisted on her innocence at the start of a trial on Tuesday that could see her jailed for a decade, part of what observers say is a vendetta against her family. It is the latest legal move against...

 

Ten people accused of sourcing paracetamol and caffeine for 'bashing' heroin, cocaine and amphetamines

Ten people went on trial accused of sourcing paracetamol and caffeine for “bashing” heroin, cocaine and amphetamines. Darren Alcock, Paul Lockley, Brian Evason, Thomas Curry, Leslie and Robert Pearce, Neil Jordan, James Conroy, Dean Hayes and Gillian...

 

Liverpool Lib Dem leader changes view on need for 'metro mayor' of Merseyside

Liverpool’s Lib Dem group leader has called for all political parties to be involved in deciding whether Merseyside should have a metro mayor. Cllr Richard Kemp said he was abandoning his own objection to a mayor for Merseyside in the light of the...

 

New bar in Liverpool ONE and four other things to look out for today in Liverpool city centre

New bar in Liverpool ONE Wondering what the boards laid out in Chavasse Park are all about? Well, Liverpool’s latest bar is currently being constructed there and will be open later this week. Run by Cheshire bar and restaurant firm Bitter Twisted,...

 
TV Preview: Blinging Up Baby - Five, 9pm

TV Preview: Blinging Up Baby - Five, 9pm

Blinging Up Baby - Five, 9pm CANDI, mum to six-year-old Frankie, has already taught her daughter to put on her own false nails, lipstick, and mascara, something I only mastered a year ago. She'd rather throw a pair of trainers away than allow her...

 
Deutsche Bank retail chief Neske to quit - media

Deutsche Bank retail chief Neske to quit - media

Neske's departure comes as the bank braces for a tumultuous annual shareholder meeting on Thursday, where it faces discontent over lagging profits, hefty fines and a strategic revamp criticized by some as offering too little, too late. During the...

Reuters, 05:36 in Business
 
Afternoon traffic and weather update

Afternoon traffic and weather update

Here is your afternoon traffic and weather update for Monday. Tonight there will be clear spells and scattered showers, with a chance of some heavy showers at times, especially across the Pennines, with a chance of a slight ground frost developing in...

 
Teenager exposes himself to woman in Derbyshire town – then friend apologises

Teenager exposes himself to woman in Derbyshire town – then friend apologises

Police are investigating after a teenager exposed himself to a woman in Langley Mill. At 11.15am on Saturday, the woman was walking her dog along the canal path off Derby Road when she saw a group of three youths. One of them exposed himself and his...

 

VIDEO: Road remains closed after lorry overturns

The A631 in Gainsborough remains closed after a lorry overturned. Lincs Police are dealing with the incident which was just before 3pm today (Monday 18th May). A631 is closed after a lorry overturned There is very slow traffic on approach to the A631...

 
Gainsborough: Bridge Road closed after lorry accident

Gainsborough: Bridge Road closed after lorry accident

Lincs Police are dealing with a crash involving a lorry. The incident on Bridge Road was reported to the police just before 3pm today (Monday 18th May). Air ambulance are expected to attend. Emergency services are on scene. The road has been closed...

 

VIDEO: Road remains closed after lorry overturns

The A631 in Gainsborough remains closed after a lorry overturned. Lincs Police are dealing with the incident which was just before 3pm today (Monday 18th May). A631 is closed after a lorry overturned There is very slow traffic on approach to the A631...

 


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