News archive from 26 November 2014, page 10

COLUMN: Consumer Champion Sarah Willingham gives her money saving advice

COLUMN: Consumer Champion Sarah Willingham gives her money saving advice

Sarah Willingham, founder of letssavemoney.com, is the UK's best known female money saving expert and consumer champion. Here she shares her top tips for saving money when selling a property. Estate Agency Fees – Online Vs Traditional High Street...

 
Degree apprenticeships launched to boost hi-tech skills

Degree apprenticeships launched to boost hi-tech skills

Young people will be able to gain a full honours degree while earning a wage and paying no fees, under a scheme backed by government and industry. The new Degree Apprenticeship qualifications will be taught in England from next September, starting in...

BBC, 03:16 in Business
 
Rory McIlroy ready to defend Australian title amid dreams of golf's grand slam

Rory McIlroy ready to defend Australian title amid dreams of golf's grand slam

Rory McIlroy has arrived in Sydney to defend his Australian Open crown – but also admits to having one eye on the bigger picture for 2015. When McIlroy arrives at Augusta National for the Masters in April, he will be striving to become only the sixth...

Guardian, 03:26 in Sport
 

Hong Kong police start clearing activists from protest site

Hundreds of protesters remained on Nathan Road, at the heart of the protest site in the gritty Mong Kok district, brandishing yellow banners and chanting for "full democracy" in the former British colony, but were pushed back by the large...

 

Syrian government air strikes kill 63 in Raqqa - monitoring group

Rami Abdulrahman, who runs the Britain-based Observatory, said 10 war planes struck at least 10 times in Raqqa, a stronghold of the ultra-hardline group Islamic State. "The majority of the strikes were in the eastern part of the city,"...

 
Peek's smartphone eye team in crowdfund appeal

Peek's smartphone eye team in crowdfund appeal

The team behind a portable eye examination kit that uses smartphones is crowdfunding to raise funds for its new innovation. Peek Retina is a smartphone camera adapter engineered at the University of Strathclyde and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde....

 

Asian shares trade mixed despite strong US growth

Asian shares traded mixed on Wednesday despite data showing that the US economy grew faster than forecast in the third quarter. The economy grew at an annualised rate of 3.9% from July to September, better than the 3.5% economists predicted. The rise,...

BBC, 03:38 in Business
 
Signs are good for Leeds business crusade

Signs are good for Leeds business crusade

Shops in Leeds have got an eye-catching chance to show their support for the Yorkshire Evening Post's Save Our High Street campaign. The YEP is calling on the Government to overhaul a business rates system that is piling pressure on the country’s...

 

China, Mexico officials meet, no mention of scrapped rail deal

Mexico said on Sunday that the meeting was to discuss the cancellation of the deal, for which the consortium was the sole bidder, as well as Mexican plans to build a $10 billion state-owned and privately-operated network. China's trade ministry...

 

South Korea makes $500 million oil payment to Iran - sources

The interim accord between Iran, the United States, China, France, Germany, Britain and Russia was extended on Monday for seven months to allow for more talks to reach a full deal after the six powers failed again to resolve their 12-year stand-off...

 
Former Hull FC player Jacob Miller will be a star if he puts in hard work at Wakefield Wildcats

Former Hull FC player Jacob Miller will be a star if he puts in hard work at Wakefield Wildcats

JACOB Miller will be a man with a point to prove when the new season gets underway after finally sealing his move to Wakefield Wildcats, says Craig Murdock. After getting a big pay-off from Hull FC, the 22-year-old has signed a one-year deal with the...

 
World’s biggest plane comes to Robin Hood

World’s biggest plane comes to Robin Hood

The world's biggest aeroplane has made a flying visit to Doncaster. Only one AN-225 Mryia Dream was ever built by the company Antonov, and this giant of the skies, operated by Ukrainian company Antonov Airlines, landed at Robin Hood Airport to collect...

 
Phil Hughes: injury could prompt rethink of cricket helmet design

Phil Hughes: injury could prompt rethink of cricket helmet design

Phil Hughes’ devastating head injury might prompt a rethink about helmet design but it is impossible to completely safeguard batsmen. Sydney University biomechanics expert Edouard Ferdinands says improvements in helmet design – such as a skullcap...

Guardian, 03:58 in Sport
 
Inquest into death of Brassington tractor driver opened

Inquest into death of Brassington tractor driver opened

An inquest into the death of a 60-year-old man who was killed when his tractor overturned last week was due to be opened today. Stanley Allsop, of Brassington, was involved in a collision with a red Honda Civic in Gibfield Lane, Carsington, while...

 
Open All Hours in BBC Christmas line-up

Open All Hours in BBC Christmas line-up

The BBC has announced that the new series of Open All Hours will form part of its Christmas television line-up. Although a time and channel have not been confirmed for the first episode of Still Open All Hours, it is thought the new series may begin...

 


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