They appear to have become infected with malaise that infects the City; to get bright, talented people to do important jobs they need to be paid ridiculous salaries
Disasters Emergency Committee
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Friday 15 July 2011
A former chief inspector of New Zealand's coal mines said yesterday that he repeatedly warned of ventilation problems at the Pike River mine and called for it to be shut down before an explosion last year killed 29 people.
Tuesday 12 July 2011
Rescue divers spent yesterday pulling corpses out of Russia's Volga river, as the devastating size of the death toll from Sunday's cruise boat sinking gradually became apparent.
Monday 11 July 2011
Around 100 people were missing after a passenger boat sank on Russia's Volga river yesterday. The Bulgaria, believed to be on a two-day cruise from the city of Kazan, went down on a stretch of the Volga that is several miles wide. The cause of the accident was unclear.
Wednesday 06 July 2011
A live counter-terrorism exercise to test how effectively emergency services respond to an alert will take place before the London Olympics.
Saturday 25 June 2011
With many high street savings accounts offering very low interest returns, it's no surprise that the savings habit is on the wane and that some people have all but given up saving.
Saturday 18 June 2011
A woman was rescued after plunging into a river following an argument early today.
Tuesday 14 June 2011
Residents in New Zealand have been coming to terms with the aftermath of the latest earthquakes which killed one person.
Friday 10 June 2011
Matt Prior has admitted he felt "stupid" following the incident at Lord's in which a dressing-room window was smashed.
Tuesday 07 June 2011
The Scottish Football Association member clubs today unanimously backed chief executive Stewart Regan's radical overhaul of the governing body.
Sunday 05 June 2011
British workers are spending £40bn more than they earn each year, according to research by the short-term loans company Lending Stream.
Friday 27 May 2011
Texting the emergency services rather than dialling 999 could become commonplace after a successful pilot scheme by Ofcom.
Wednesday 25 May 2011
Rescue teams in Missouri were trying yesterday to find more trapped survivors and pull those who did not survive from the rubble of a Walmart warehouse that was destroyed by Sunday's tornado.
Friday 20 May 2011
Outlook Retailers and economists alike were falling over themselves yesterday to warn that the April surge in retail sales recorded by the Office for National Statistics should not be taken as a signal the high street is returning to health.
Wednesday 18 May 2011
Patients who see the GP of their choice at their doctor's surgery are less likely to go to hospital as an emergency admission, a new study has found.
Friday 06 May 2011
The recommendations for preventing future deaths made by the 7/7 coroner are "clear and welcome" and must now be considered by the relevant agencies, former London mayor Ken Livingstone said.
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Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
The quiet diplomat: Catherine Ashton - recognised and admired in all the world’s troubled countries, yet ridiculed at home
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