News archive from 25 December 2014, page 2

£8m Xmas treat for Lotto winner

One jackpot winner scooped the £8.1 million rollover in last night's Christmas Eve National Lottery draw. The winning numbers were 13, 47, 44, 09, 48, 07 and the bonus number was 22. Set of balls 4 and draw machine Arthur were used. There were also...

 

£8m Xmas treat for Lotto winner

One jackpot winner scooped the £8.1 million rollover in last night's Christmas Eve National Lottery draw. The winning numbers were 13, 47, 44, 09, 48, 07 and the bonus number was 22. Set of balls 4 and draw machine Arthur were used. There were also...

 

China's bankers enjoy first pay hike since global financial crisis

Chinese investment banks traditionally baulk at paying outsized salaries, though some are just as profitable as Wall Street rivals. They were especially frugal in the lean years after the crisis, but this year's boom has finally loosened their purse...

Reuters, 00:59 in Business
 

UK productivity rises, giving some relief to Bank of England

Compared with the third quarter of last year, output per hour rose 0.3 percent, its first increase in 2014 by that measure, the Office for National Statistics said. British productivity has been weak since the start of the recovery as employment has...

Reuters, 00:59 in Business
 
Russian Ice Swimmers Oblivious To Bitter Cold

Russian Ice Swimmers Oblivious To Bitter Cold

We arrived at the icy lake in the arctic city of Murmansk to meet what must surely be the world's bravest swimming club. The temperature here in winter routinely plunges to -20C, and it is so far north the sun does not rise at all for six weeks. There...

 

180 animals spend Xmas at Battersea

On the night before Christmas, there was one British home where plenty of creatures were stirring. More than 180 animals are currently being cared for at the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home's flagship centre in south west London, in what is the UK's...

 

Finance-row head denies resigning

The head of a problem-hit school has denied he has resigned after it was criticised by a government body for irregular financial arrangements. Peter Cantley said he was in discussions with the Department for Education (DfE) about his future as head of...

 

Storms ahead after frosty Christmas

It will be a frosty Christmas morning across the UK but any chance of snow is limited to the Scottish mountains, forecasters have said. And despite a run of mild weather, today will see a return to average winter temperatures of around seven degrees -...

 

Two arrested after balcony protest

Two people who staged a balcony protest in the heart of the capital after fellow activists and squatters were forced from a prime office building have been arrested. A group calling themselves "Love Activists" took over the heritage-listed...

 

Tsunami aid money 'not well spent'

A key British figure in the tsunami recovery effort has criticised the way aid was spent on the tenth anniversary of the natural disaster. Lilianne Fan said problems with aid management in parts of Indonesia had created risks of renewed fighting in...

 

Hammond fears for pilot held by IS

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has voiced fears for the fate of a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State (IS). The jihadist group claims it shot down the jet being flown by the man - named as Flight Lieutenant Moaz Youssef al-Kasasbeh - near...

 

Lights off for lorry crash victims

Christmas lights across the country were turned off last night as a mark of respect for the victims of Glasgow's bin lorry crash. Around 72,000 people signed up to a Facebook event page which asked participants to switch off their decorations at 9pm...

 

£8m Xmas treat for Lotto winner

One jackpot winner scooped the £8.1 million rollover in last night's Christmas Eve National Lottery draw. The winning numbers were 13, 47, 44, 09, 48, 07 and the bonus number was 22. Set of balls 4 and draw machine Arthur were used. There were also...

 

CHRISTMAS XI: Chelsea, Arsenal, Man Utd and Spurs stars feature in our festive line-up!

Jose Myrrhinho has left quadruple-chasing Chelsea to deliver the goods for our Christmas team. Costel Pantomime will hope he doesn't end up the villain after getting the nod in goal. Angel Rangel, Eric Rein-Dier and Sleigh-ton Baines make up our merry...

 

TEAM OF THE YEAR: De Gea and Sterling in, THREE Chelsea and City stars, No Arsenal players

Goalkeeper: David de Gea The Spanish shot-stopper has been by far the most consistent Manchester United player of the year, and was voted by team-mates and fans alike as United's player of the 2013/14 season. Right-Back: Nathaniel Clyne Clyne has been...

 


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