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Mercury Prize won by James Blake

Posted by Warren Fyfe on October 31, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

30 October 2013 Last updated at 20:31 ET By Mark Savage BBC News entertainment reporter Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Lauren Laverne announces the winner of this year’s prize Electronic artist James Blake has won this year’s Barclaycard Mercury Prize with his second album, Overgrown. “Well, I lost the bet,” Blake [...]

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MPs voting on cash to start HS2

Posted by Warren Fyfe on October 31, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

31 October 2013 Last updated at 01:11 ET The cost of the HS2 project is now estimated at more than £40bn MPs will vote later on whether to let the government start spending money on preparations for the HS2 rail project. Money released by the vote would pay for surveys, buying property and compensating evicted [...]

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Energy market review detail expected

Posted by Warren Fyfe on October 31, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

31 October 2013 Last updated at 01:08 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Ben Wright reports: “The big issue lurking in the background is the question of green levies” Energy Secretary Ed Davey is expected to unveil more details of a proposed review of competition in the energy market in a [...]

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Israel frees another 26 Palestinians

Posted by Warren Fyfe on October 30, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

29 October 2013 Last updated at 23:17 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s Yolande Knell describes how the former inmates were welcomed Israel has released the second of four batches of 26 Palestinian prisoners, as part of a deal for the resumption of peace talks. Five prisoners were released [...]

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Press in legal bid to stop charter

Posted by Warren Fyfe on October 30, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

29 October 2013 Last updated at 21:43 ET The press wants a judicial review of a Privy Council decision to reject its proposed charter Newspaper and magazine publishers are seeking a last-minute injunction to stop the proposed royal charter on press regulation being approved later. They will argue at the High Court that the Privy [...]

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Pension fees cap plan unveiled

Posted by Warren Fyfe on October 30, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

30 October 2013 Last updated at 03:03 ET Fees can reduce pension pots by tens of thousands of pounds Management fees charged by pension providers could be capped between 0.75% and 1%, according to proposals being set out by the government. The Treasury is consulting on its plans to cap fees, which it says could [...]

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Many still without power after storm

Posted by Warren Fyfe on October 29, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

29 October 2013 Last updated at 03:01 ET The storm brought travel disruption to Monday’s morning rush hour Some 61,000 homes are still without power after a storm battered Britain. Engineers restored supplies to 100,000 homes overnight after heavy rainfall and winds of more than 70mph (112 km/h) hit parts of the country. Four people [...]

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Accused former BBC driver found dead

Posted by Warren Fyfe on October 29, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

28 October 2013 Last updated at 20:02 ET Smith was the first person to be charged under Operation Yewtree A former BBC driver accused of sex offences has been found dead. David Smith, 67, from Lewisham, south-east London, had been due to stand trial at Southwark Crown Court for allegedly abusing a boy, 12, in [...]

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Stage set for heated energy debate

Posted by Warren Fyfe on October 29, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

29 October 2013 Last updated at 03:12 ET MPs want to know why bills are rising so steeply Top executives from the UK’s six largest energy companies are expected to face serious criticism when they come before a group of MPs. The bosses have been called in front of the Energy and Climate Change Committee, [...]

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Three die after Tiananmen car crash

Posted by Warren Fyfe on October 28, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

28 October 2013 Last updated at 02:50 ET Police set up barriers at Tiananmen Square after the vehicle crashed Chinese state media say three people have died after a vehicle crashed in Tiananmen Square in the capital, Beijing. Several others, including tourists, were also reported injured in the incident, Xinhua news agency said. The square [...]

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