News archive from 25 September 2012, page 1

Discover to refund $200m to customers

Discover to refund $200m to customers

America's sixth-largest credit card issuer has agreed to pay $200m (£123m) in refunds to settle accusations it misled customers into add-on services. Discover Bank will also pay a $14m fine, after regulators said it enrolled clients in schemes such as...

BBC, 22:39 in Business
 
India's women bikers: Trailblazers in more ways than one

India's women bikers: Trailblazers in more ways than one

Motorbikes have always been popular in India, but it's usually men who are in the driving seat. Now, more women are starting to ride these machines, and a number of female-only clubs have helped kick-start this trend, and overturn widely held...

BBC, 22:39 in Business
 

Police log: Mitchell said 'plebs'

Sep 24 2012 The official police log of Andrew Mitchell's angry confrontation with Downing Street police records the Chief Whip describing officers as "plebs". A 442-word account of the incident, published for the first time by The Daily...

 

Police log: Mitchell said 'plebs'

The official police log of Andrew Mitchell's angry confrontation with Downing Street police records the Chief Whip describing officers as "plebs". A 442-word account of the incident, published for the first time by The Daily Telegraph,...

 

Abu Hamza loses extradition battle

Sep 24 2012 Radical cleric Abu Hamza and four other terror suspects could be put on a plane to the United States within days after Europe's human rights judges rejected their bid for an appeal. A panel of five judges threw out their request to the...

 

Community News - Bilsthorpe

Green Centre Chairman David Ramsdale welcomed 23 members to Tuesday week’s meeting. Raffle winners were Bunty Dixson and Betty Marshall. Bingo caller was Celia Smith. Twenty-seven members attended Friday weeks meeting. Raffle winners were Brenda...

 

Community News - Stanton Hill

All Saints' Church Associate Priest, the Rev Adrian Dempster, assisted by Graham Clarke celebrated Sunday week’s Holy Communion. Eleanor Greaves and Estelle Ellis read lessons and Tom Stimpson was organist. Ian Hallam led Brightlights Youth Group’s...

 

Tesco needs a little help in performance: Grocer unveils new initiatives to reverse poor UK performance

Tesco has unveiled a raft of new initiatives aimed at reversing poor performance in its UK market. Britain's biggest retailer has drafted in a team of marketing and food experts from its global businesses following the first profit warning for 20...

 

MARKET REPORT: Qatar's mega-rich investors shop for Sainsbury deal

Mega-rich Qatari investors have been creating quite a stir with their aggressive stakebuilding of mining giant Xstrata during the Glencore International bid saga, but their activity in that controversial situation could soon pale into insignificance....

 
Small businesses 'should not bank on Government help' - Vince Cable's £1bn lifeline to cash-starved firms garners mixed reaction

Small businesses 'should not bank on Government help' - Vince Cable's £1bn lifeline to cash-starved firms...

Business Secretary Vince Cable's unveiling of a Government-backed "business bank' to offer a £1billion lifeline to cash-starved firms garnered a mixed reaction on Monday. The announcement at the Liberal Democrat conference is something of a...

 

JJB Sports calls in administrators as 4,000 staff face a final whistle

The fate of 4,000 workers hangs in the balance as struggling retailer JJB Sports finally threw in the towel and confirmed its intention to call in administrators. Investors were told their holdings are effectively worthless as trading in the company's...

 
GRAYSON DENIES OLD CLUB TOP SPOT

GRAYSON DENIES OLD CLUB TOP SPOT

The Terriers boss, who spent seven years on the Lancashire coast as a player then later a manager, inflicted Blackpool's first home defeat of the season while moving his current team up to second. Grayson went back to the home of his former employers...

 
Four die as storms sweep in with warnings of further downpours

Four die as storms sweep in with warnings of further downpours

At least four people died in accidents linked to the storms. Dozens of properties in the south-west, midlands and the south-east were deluged as a month's worth of rain fell in just 24 hours. More than 100 flood warnings were in place yesterday...

Metro, 22:50 in Hot News
 
Vince Cable: We've beaten Tory head-bangers

Vince Cable: We've beaten Tory head-bangers

The business secretary hit back at accusations the Lib Dems had allowed their coalition partners to push through right-wing policies. Delivering his speech during the party's annual conference in Brighton, he said: ‘We are getting more women into...

Metro, 22:50 in Hot News
 
Judge calls for Dale Cregan to be given a fair trial

Judge calls for Dale Cregan to be given a fair trial

The 29-year-old, who is accused of killing PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes and two others, was appearing by videolink when presiding judge Andrew Gilbart QC reminded all parties of their duty to justice.‘If proper restraint is not exercised by all...

Metro, 22:50 in Hot News
 


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