News archive from 30 November 2012, page 15

Leveson inquiry: Leveson denies his new system is state control of newspapers

Leveson inquiry: Leveson denies his new system is state control of newspapers

LORD Justice Leveson condemned decades of "outrageous" behaviour by newspapers today as he called for a new regulatory system backed by law. • Read the full summary report [pdf] • Legislation to underpin a “genuinely independent and...

Scotsman, 00:39 in Hot News
 

Supermarkets agree promotions rules

Eight supermarkets have agreed to a set of principles following concerns over special offers and promotions for food and drink, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has announced. Aldi, The Co-operative, Lidl, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury's,...

 

Sharp rise in homelessness fears

Shelter said it has seen an 80% increase over three years in the number of people its helpline has assisted who are either homeless or face losing their home. The number of families with children at risk of homelessness who have called the charity for...

 

Leveson inquiry: Regulation elsewhere in world

The Irish system of a press council was cited by Leveson in his report. It was set up in 2008 composed of 13 members. France is renowned for its robust regulation of the media and strong privacy laws. In Italy there is co-regulation of the press with...

Scotsman, 00:39 in Hot News
 

Sharp rise in homelessness fears

Housing charity Shelter is warning that it has seen a sharp increase in demand for help among people at risk of becoming homeless. Shelter said it has seen an 80% increase over three years in the number of people its helpline has assisted who are...

 
CLINT DEMPSEY: I FELT JOL-AXED

CLINT DEMPSEY: I FELT JOL-AXED

The striker joined Spurs on transfer deadline-day and heads back to Craven Cottage professing true love for the their fans and chairman Mohamed Al Fayed. The exclusion of his former boss from that list seems significant when he refers to incidents...

 

Supermarkets agree promotions rules

Aldi, The Co-operative, Lidl, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Waitrose have agreed to adopt the principles to ensure promotions are "fair and meaningful" for customers. They cover claims such as "Was £3, Now...

 

Personal health budgets rolled out

Tens of thousands of patients will be able to get cash from their doctors for "personal health budgets" which can be used for activities including singing lessons and other hobbies, it has been announced. Patients will have access to the...

 
STRICTLY SPEAKING, I'D LIKE TO REBECCA ADLINGTON TO MY HAUL

STRICTLY SPEAKING, I'D LIKE TO REBECCA ADLINGTON TO MY HAUL

Over the past fortnight she has found herself attending a Twilight premiere in London, competing in a Children in Need bun bake in Chorley and mentoring athletes for a return of BBC TV's Superstars in Bath. As British Swimming braces itself for the...

 

Personal health budgets rolled out

Tens of thousands of patients will be able to get cash from their doctors for "personal health budgets" which can be used for activities including singing lessons and other hobbies, it has been announced. Patients will have access to the...

 

63% back plain cigarette packages

Almost two-thirds of people in the UK back proposals to strip cigarette packages of their logos, a survey suggests. The questionnaire, conducted with 2,000 adults on behalf of Cancer Research UK, found that 63% were in favour of plain packs. On...

 

Pupils taking two English courses

Teenagers at hundreds of secondary schools are being entered for two English qualifications to boost results. As well as taking GCSE English, these pupils are also taking an International GCSE (IGCSE) in the subject as schools attempt to achieve...

 

63% back plain cigarette packages

Almost two-thirds of people in the UK back proposals to strip cigarette packages of their logos, a survey suggests. The questionnaire, conducted with 2,000 adults on behalf of Cancer Research UK, found that 63% were in favour of plain packs. On...

 

Personal health budgets rolled out

Tens of thousands of patients will be able to get cash from their doctors for "personal health budgets" which can be used for activities including singing lessons and other hobbies, it has been announced. Patients will have access to the...

 

Supermarkets agree promotions rules

Eight supermarkets have agreed to a set of principles following concerns over special offers and promotions for food and drink, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has announced. Aldi, The Co-operative, Lidl, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury's,...

 


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