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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Thursday 12 August 2010
A US judge denied a man's petition to legally change his name to Boomer the Dog.
Wednesday 11 August 2010
Who, at least once, has not wanted to do exactly what Steven Slater has just done – cock a snook at a pesky customer, before making a glorious exit from that particular chapter of your life? The flight attendant for JetBlue deployed the plane's emergency chute, grabbed his hand luggage and two cans of beer, then slid out of his job in style.
Monday 26 July 2010
George Osborne's Budget has depressed consumers so much that their lack of confidence in the economy has returned to the levels last seen during the depths of the recession.
Wednesday 21 July 2010
An inquest will resume today into the death of a three-year-old boy who apparently drowned in a garden pond during a family party.
Wednesday 14 July 2010
Two sisters, aged three and four, are in the care of social services after spending the weekend trapped in a house in Merseyside with their dead mother.
Tuesday 13 July 2010
Two sisters aged just three and four were left alone with their dead mother for two days, police confirmed today.
Monday 05 July 2010
The NHS is in danger of "overheating" as a result of a huge rise in the number of people admitted to hospital as emergencies, a health think tank warns.
Monday 28 June 2010
House price gains are dropping back, under pressure from economic uncertainty and a growing mismatch between supply and demand, property analyst Hometrack will say today.
Thursday 24 June 2010
Police have appealed for the public's help in catching a nuisance caller who has telephoned the 999 emergency number more than 3,000 times to sing rap songs to the call-handlers.
Wednesday 23 June 2010
With suspected rapists and attempted murderers among some of Greater Manchester Police's most wanted criminals, a hoax caller would not usually rank very highly when it comes to hunting down fugitives.
Wednesday 23 June 2010
Who are the winners out of George Osborne's emergency Budget? Our figures show that a couple earning £25,000 or less with two children have most to be happy about. They will be £17 a month better off as a result of the changes introduced during the current tax year. Also smiling, albeit a little ruefully, will be single people earning £20,000 or less with one child who will get an extra £12 a month.
Monday 21 June 2010
In tomorrow’s Emergency Budget, the Tax Payers’ Alliance is convinced that Government must take serious action to cut spending.
Tuesday 15 June 2010
At least 23 people were killed when heavy rain triggered landslides in south-eastern Bangladesh, officials said today.
Tuesday 08 June 2010
Health Secretary Andrew Lansley today defended plans to impose financial penalties on hospitals if patients are readmitted as an emergency within 30 days of being discharged.
Saturday 05 June 2010
Detectives are appealing for information after a man's throat was slashed.
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