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First-time buyers get 20% discount

Posted by Warren Fyfe on February 28, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

28 February 2015 Last updated at 08:23 By Joe Lynam Business correspondent, BBC News The starter homes scheme applies to newly built houses only First-time buyers under the age of 40 in England can now register to buy new homes at a discount of up to 20% off the normal price. The offer is part [...]

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UK ‘must prepare for Russian threat’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on February 28, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

28 February 2015 Last updated at 06:35 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Sir John Sawers spoke to Today’s Mishal Hussein Russia has become a danger to Britain and the country must be prepared to take steps to defend itself and its allies, the former head of MI6 says. Sir John Sawers, [...]

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Putin critic Boris Nemtsov shot dead

Posted by Warren Fyfe on February 28, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

28 February 2015 Last updated at 08:28 Mr Nemtsov was shot on a bridge within sight of St Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin A leading Russian opposition politician, former Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov, has been shot dead in Moscow, Russian officials say. An unidentified attacker in a car shot Mr Nemtsov four times in [...]

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Lloyds to resume dividend payments

Posted by Warren Fyfe on February 27, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

27 February 2015 Last updated at 08:32 Lloyds Banking Group has confirmed that it will resume paying dividends to shareholders for the first time since the financial crisis in 2008. The announcement came as it reported full-year statutory profits of £1.8bn. Lloyds is now 23.9% state-owned after the government sold another parcel of shares in [...]

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Labour to confirm tuition fee cut plan

Posted by Warren Fyfe on February 27, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

27 February 2015 Last updated at 08:10 By Sean Coughlan Education correspondent Ed Miliband will reveal how Labour would fund a reduction in tuition fees Ed Miliband is to set out Labour’s plans to cut £9,000 university tuition fees by a third. He will reveal how a Labour government would pay for such a reduction [...]

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Widow wants ‘Jihadi John’ alive

Posted by Warren Fyfe on February 27, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

27 February 2015 Last updated at 07:37 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The masked militant first appeared in numerous gruesome videos put out by Islamic State, as Lucy Manning reports The widow of a man killed by a masked Islamic State militant known as “Jihadi John” says she wants him caught [...]

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Madonna falls off stage at Brits

Posted by Warren Fyfe on February 26, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

26 February 2015 Last updated at 08:23 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Madonna falls over during her performance at the 2015 Brit Awards US pop star Madonna fell off the stage during her performance at the 2015 Brit Awards, on a night that saw Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran each win [...]

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RBS reports £3.5bn loss for 2014

Posted by Warren Fyfe on February 26, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

26 February 2015 Last updated at 08:08 RBS chief executive McEwan: bonus pool is ‘fair pay’ UK state-owned bank RBS has reported £3.5bn loss for 2014, down from £9bn loss the previous year. The results were hit by a £4bn writedown on the sale of its US business Citizens. The bank’s chief executive Ross McEwan [...]

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Hospital staff ‘told of Savile abuse’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on February 26, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

26 February 2015 Last updated at 06:26 By Noel Titheradge BBC News Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. One of Jimmy Savile’s victims said nurses told her to ignore him A report into sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile at Stoke Mandeville Hospital is to say staff were told of 10 complaints at [...]

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Muslims ‘oppose cartoons reprisals’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on February 25, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

25 February 2015 Last updated at 06:02 Nearly half of the 1,000 British Muslims polled believe they face discrimination because of their faith The majority of British Muslims oppose violence against people who publish images depicting the Prophet Muhammad, a poll for the BBC suggests. The survey also indicates most have no sympathy with those [...]

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