News archive from 26 March 2014, page 11

UK may toughen executive pay rules if firms do not act - minister

Between 1998 and 2010, average pay for chief executives rose 13 percent each year, despite no overall increase in the FTSE100 blue chip share index over that time, according to the Business Department. In the "shareholder spring" of 2012,...

Reuters, 05:06 in Business
 

Exclusive - Carlyle seeking to buy a traditional asset manager

In a sign of this interest, Carlyle recently considered buying Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance's Russell Investments fund managing unit using its own rather than investors' money, the sources said. But Washington, D.C.-based Carlyle eventually...

Reuters, 05:06 in Business
 

Miliband faces rebellion on welfare

Ed Miliband faces a rebellion of Labour MPs today and claims he is "playing politics" as the Government moves to write into law a cap on overall welfare spending. The Labour leader has ordered his MPs to back the plans, which would cap...

 

Americans take dim view of Comcast, Time Warner Cable deal

The poll found that 52 percent of those surveyed believed that mergers such as the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal result in less competition and are bad for consumers, while 22 percent believe they allow cable and internet providers to be more...

Reuters, 05:13 in Business
 
The German shells that ruined a birthday

The German shells that ruined a birthday

BIRTHDAYS are always a big occasion. But when it’s your 16th, it is especially exciting. Unfortunately for Selina Morson, of Girvan Terrace, her 16th birthday was on the very same day as the Bombardment of Hartlepool. It was all recorded in a letter,...

 
Newcastle linked with Senegal striker, Man City want Arsenal’s Sagna and Joe Hart targeted by Real Madrid

Newcastle linked with Senegal striker, Man City want Arsenal’s Sagna and Joe Hart targeted by Real Madrid

NEWCASTLE United's pursuit of striking reinforcements took another turn today as they were linked with a Senegal striker. The Magpies are in desperate need for fresh firepower in the summer, with doubts over whether Loic Remy, Shola Ameobi, Papiss...

 

Miliband faces rebellion on welfare

Ed Miliband faces a rebellion of Labour MPs today and claims he is "playing politics" as the Government moves to write into law a cap on overall welfare spending. The Labour leader has ordered his MPs to back the plans, which would cap...

 
Flight MH370 Debris Hunt: Day Nine At A Glance

Flight MH370 Debris Hunt: Day Nine At A Glance

Search teams from six countries are scouring an area more than five times the size of Britain for the wreckage of flight MH370. Officials sharply narrowed the search zone based on the last satellite signals received from the Malaysia Airlines plane....

 

Jessica Mauboy to sing at Eurovision: not her Waterloo but still a high note

Jessica Mauboy's latest album has the kind of exuberance that makes ideal Eurovision material. Photograph: Dan Himbrechts/AAP Our oft-neglected antipodean cultural outpost is finally to grace that most prestigious of world stages. Eurovision. After 30...

 

Horror for shoppers as woman takes own life in supermarket

DETECTIVES were last night trying to identify a woman who killed herself after walking into a supermarket and stabbing herself in the neck in front of horrified customers and staff. An appeal was issued for information about the woman, who police say...

 

Royal Mail jobs cut to save £50m

THOUSANDS of British workers are facing an uncertain future after a number of large businesses revealed plans to cut jobs yesterday. Royal Mail is facing the threat of industrial action, just months after its privatisation, after unveiling plans to...

 
Photograph of under threat Leeds moorland to be shown in London

Photograph of under threat Leeds moorland to be shown in London

A photograph of a "trolleybus threatened' Leeds beauty spot is to be displayed at a London railway station, as part of an exhibition by Friends of the Earth. Dawn Carey Jones’ picture of the monument at Woodhouse Moor has been chosen for the...

 
Sheffield tram fares frozen as rail works begin

Sheffield tram fares frozen as rail works begin

Supertram fares have been frozen to reflect the next phase of rail replacement works due to take place in Sheffield. Stagecoach has announced the price freeze will apply to single tram tickets as well as tram and bus dayriders and megariders. The...

 
Recipe: How to make broccoli salad with a Mexican spin

Recipe: How to make broccoli salad with a Mexican spin

This zesty Mexican-style salad is perfect for celebrating the arrival of spring. It takes five minutes to make. Ingredients (serves 2) 1 avocado (skin and stone removed, finely chopped) 10 cherry tomatoes, halved 100g chorizo, sliced into rounds 200g...

Metro, 06:06 in Lifestyle
 
Marc by Marc Jacobs, Altuzarra and Lanvin: embracing metallics

Marc by Marc Jacobs, Altuzarra and Lanvin: embracing metallics

About eight years ago, I owned a top by Peter Jensen, a favourite of Lena Dunham and a designer whose work attracts the adjective ‘quirky’ all too often. It was liquid silver with a large bow at the collar. I gave it away, largely because the bow...

Metro, 06:06 in Lifestyle
 


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