News archive from 31 July 2013, page 1

Meeting to decide on strike ballot

Postal workers' leaders will join a special two-day conference to decide whether to hold a national strike ballot over jobs, pensions and other issues linked to Royal Mail privatisation. Around 500 Communication Workers Union (CWU) representatives...

 

Woman dead, girl hurt in stab spree

A teenage girl was stabbed in the head and hands as she tried to save her sister from a fatal knife attack, police have said. The 17-year-old is in a serious condition in hospital and her 28-year-old sister died after they were attacked at a flat in...

 

22 law firms on hacking-link list

A total of 22 law firms feature on a list of organisations and individuals linked to rogue private investigators, MPs have revealed. Legal firms feature most heavily on a list of 102 names passed to the Home Affairs Select Committee by the Serious...

 

Crackdown on whiplash claims urged

Insurers must "get their house in order" and end practices which encourage fraud and exaggeration in vehicle whiplash injury claims, a report by MPs has said. Ministers should consider reducing the limitation period for road accident...

 

Meeting to decide on strike ballot

Postal workers' leaders will join a special two-day conference to decide whether to hold a national strike ballot over jobs, pensions and other issues linked to Royal Mail privatisation. Around 500 Communication Workers Union (CWU) representatives...

 

Advertising Standards Authority rules for Tesco in spat with Sainsbury's

Britain's supermarkets, despite their focus on essential goods, are battling intensely for market share as the economy has been sluggish. Advertising is a major battleground. The ASA said on Wednesday it had decided not to uphold Sainsbury's challenge...

Reuters, 00:17 in Business
 

MF Global sues banks for restricting competition in CDS

The case, filed on Monday in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois, follows similar suits filed by an Ohio-based pension fund, the Sheet Metal Workers Local 33 Cleveland District Pension Plan, and by a group of Danish pension...

Reuters, 00:17 in Business
 

Woman dead, girl hurt in stab spree

A teenage girl was stabbed in the head and hands as she tried to save her sister from a fatal knife attack, police have said. The 17-year-old is in a serious condition in hospital and her 28-year-old sister died after they were attacked at a flat in...

 

Man held in Twitter abuse probe

Police have arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of harassment after Twitter abuse was aimed at feminist campaigner Caroline Criado Perez and Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy. Both women have complained about being sent vicious tweets on the site in...

 

Sex crime victims' rights breached

Sex crime victims are having their human rights breached by prosecutors who hand over too much information to their alleged attacker's lawyers, inspectors have warned. In some cases, more material is being disclosed by prosecutors to defence counsel...

 

Woman dead, girl hurt in stab spree

A teenage girl was stabbed in the head and hands as she tried to save her sister from a fatal knife attack, police have said. The 17-year-old is in a serious condition in hospital and her 28-year-old sister died after they were attacked at a flat in...

 

22 law firms on hacking-link list

A total of 22 law firms feature on a list of organisations and individuals linked to rogue private investigators, MPs have revealed. Legal firms feature most heavily on a list of 102 names passed to the Home Affairs Select Committee by the Serious...

 

Crackdown on whiplash claims urged

Insurers must "get their house in order" and end practices which encourage fraud and exaggeration in vehicle whiplash injury claims, a report by MPs has said. Ministers should consider reducing the limitation period for road accident...

 

Meeting to decide on strike ballot

Postal workers' leaders will join a special two-day conference to decide whether to hold a national strike ballot over jobs, pensions and other issues linked to Royal Mail privatisation. Around 500 Communication Workers Union (CWU) representatives...

 

Microsoft losing money on Surface tablets

That is less than the $900 million charge Microsoft announced earlier this month to write down the value of unsold Surface RT - the first model - still on its hands. On top of that, Microsoft said its sales and marketing expenses increased $1.4...

 


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