Internet giant says it expected hundreds of the temporary staff would later be able to take up permanent jobs
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Wednesday 22 May 2013
Britvic shares fizzed up 10 per cent today as the City warmed to some decent profits and plans for cost cuts of £30 million that will see the loss of hundreds of jobs.
Friday 04 January 2013
Drug-drivers face more rigorous tests after a kit for detecting cannabis was approved for use in police stations across the UK, the Home Office said.
Saturday 19 November 2011
Stephen Wood is the man who skis all day
Thursday 14 July 2011
England's Ian Poulter admitted he would have been disappointed had he not finished under par having played so well without creating many chances in his first round of the 140th Open.
Friday 03 June 2011
Asos has laid bare the breadth and pace of its international growth by revealing that Australia has become its second biggest market in the last two months.
Thursday 02 June 2011
Online fashion retailer ASOS maintained its rapid rate of growth today after revealing a 41% jump in annual profits to £28.6 million.
Lord Lyell of Markyate: Lawyer and MP who endured a turbulent time as Attorney General in John Major's Conservative government
Friday 03 September 2010
During the long years of Margaret Thatcher's dominance of Conservative and national politics, Nicholas Lyell occupied a somewhat anomalous position on the political spectrum and never gained the advancement which, his friends believed, his talents merited. He served for seven years from 1979 as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Sir Michael (later Lord) Havers, who became Attorney General in the 1979 government. It was a long time for an able young man to serve in the ranks of those commonly described as "the lowest form of parliamentary life". He subsequently held junior office at the then Department of Health and Social Security before becoming Solicitor General in 1987 and – his final appointment – Attorney General in 1992. After the Conservative general election defeat of 1997, he accepted William Hague's invitation to serve as Shadow Attorney General.
Thursday 10 June 2010
A decade after Asos set up as a small online retailer for people who wanted to dress like celebrities, the group has taken a crucial step towards its target of £1bn in sales with plans to move to a bigger warehouse, as it unveiled record annual results.
Thursday 15 April 2010
An eight-year-old boy whose father had brought him to the UK for a good education was found hanging from his bunk bed by a belt, an inquest heard today.
Tuesday 23 March 2010
Saturday 14 November 2009
Oil giant Total UK has admitted three charges relating to the explosions that destroyed the Buncefield oil depot in Hertfordshire four years ago. At the Old Bailey yesterday the firm pleaded guilty to two health and safety offences and one of polluting water.
Sunday 21 June 2009
Three people arrested over the murder of a man whose body was found in a canal were released on bail, police said.
Wednesday 11 February 2009
More than 20 years ago, the two Alans, Ayckbourn and Bennett, wrote two monologues for two vicars' wives, both called Susan and both underprovided for at home in the bedroom department. "Geoffrey's bad enough," said Bennett's Susan, in one of his television Talking Heads, "but I'm glad I wasn't married to Jesus".
Thursday 05 February 2009
Administrators of music and games retailer Zavvi announced plans to close another 17 stores today, with the loss of 242 jobs.
Wednesday 27 August 2008
Two new cases of the animal disease bluetongue have been detected in imported rams, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said today.
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
EU referendum: David Cameron to deny EU migrants and under-18s the chance to vote
- 1 I was raped by another man. And now the Government wants to take away the one thing that saved my life
- 2 UK's biggest male rape charity Survivors UK has state funding slashed to zero despite 120% rise in men reporting sexual violence and seeking help
- 3 Ricky Gervais jokes about 'battering Danish DJ to death with a bicycle pump' after rabbit killed
- 4 Iran launches anti-Isis cartoon competition 'to expose true nature of Islamic State'
- 5 England 'favourites' to host 2018 World Cup following Fifa arrests