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Close the high street for half a day a week to stop shop staff getting …

Experts have today called for half-day closing on the high street to be brought back to stop overworked shop employees suffering stress. The move would be familiar to millions of older people who will remember when whole town centres across the UK …

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Ella Henderson goes stellar, the rise of former X Factor contestant

She may have come sixth on The X Factor two years ago, but chart-topping Ella Henderson's star shines brighter than other more 'successful' contestants. She tells Judith Woods why she believes getting voted off was the best thing that has ever happened …

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Thomas Duffy dies after Redditch doctors repeatedly failed to diagnose condition

A baby boy died after doctors repeatedly failed to diagnose a life-threatening heart condition, an inquest has heard. Thomas Duffy was 14-months-old when he died after going into cardiac arrest at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, Worcestershire in …

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SIMON HEFFER: Ten burning questions if Scotland votes yes

In the way that some Caribbean islands use the U.S. dollar despite being outside America, Scotland could choose to use the pound, but divergence between our two economies could make Scotland another debt-ridden Greece to England's powerful Germany …

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NHS pays £70k compensation for lost possessions

In addition to clothing, dentures and glasses, patients have won compensation after items of jewellery, cash, shoes and mobile phones disappeared. Sarah Ballard-Smith, NHS Lothian's nurse director, described instances of lost property as “unfortunate …

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Norrie Rowan tells of 'Hell' of assault charge

He was accused of attacking Ms Jonathan and robbing her of a bag, containing her passport, a laptop, and jewellery, after going to her flat demanding the return of gifts he bought her on holiday. But the former Forrester and Boroughmuir forward, who …

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Watches worth £340k stolen from Hamilton & Inches

“However, we have yet to receive that vital piece of information that will lead to tracing those responsible for this robbery and recovering the stolen jewellery.” A large team of officers approached members of the public in the George Street and …

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Tron Kirk to host Victorian market

Proposals for the A-listed Tron Kirk would see it house up to a dozen stalls selling pottery, jewellery, tweed and whisky as part of a masterplan to convert the iconic venue into an Old Town retail hub. Plans by antiques dealer David Coutts have been …

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Charity shop is given £2000 Rolex watch donation

“It was in a box with other jewellery that had been donated. “It was only when it was independently valued that we found out that Tudor is a 'little brother' to Rolex. “The auction is a great opportunity for someone to get their hands on the vintage …

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Baring Asia, GIC in talks to buy stake in PNB Housing Finance Ltd

MUMBAI: Baring Asia and Singapore's GIC are in separate talks to invest about $175 million to buy the 49 per cent stake in India's PNB Housing Finance Ltd currently held by investment firm New Silk Route, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

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Buy Federal Bank with a target of Rs 145: Prakash Gaba

In a chat with ET Now, Prakash Gaba, CFT, prakashgaba.com, shares his views on Federal Bank. ET Now: What is your call on Federal Bank? Prakash Gaba: Federal Bank is a 'BUY' call with a target of Rs 145 and stop loss of 139.

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French carmaker Renault shifts UK Duster unit out of India

NEW DELHI: French carmaker Renault has shifted production of mid-size sport-utility vehicle Duster meant for the UK market to Romania from India, and is concentrating its India output to reduce the waiting period on its top-selling vehicle here, a top …

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SpiceJet introduces weekend uniforms

Fun is in the air. Well, quite literally for SpiceJet which has introduced weekend uniforms for its crew. Colourful kurtis and denims for the women, and polo shirts with jeans for the men, the new uniform could be a welcome change from the formal …

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Is this Britain's first SAT NAV? 4000-year-old rock art 'directed lost …

He said the cup marks were the most common later prehistoric rock art form in Britain and Europe, but their occurrence in mid Wales is rare. There are many Bronze Age sites in Wales. This platform cairn in Conwy is a. SHARE PICTURE. Copy link to paste …

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Summer Sizzlers

Madeline Miller's beautiful and poetic revisiting of the story of Achilles and Patroclus in Homer's Iliad won this year's Orange Prize, and deservedly so. Her back story, relating how their friendship flourished after Patroclus's exile to the home of …

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The letters that show Wallis Simpson still loved the husband she divorced …

With all my love Wallis.' This year marks the 75th anniversary of the abdication. Sebba said: 'As an American, (Mrs Simpson) loved the access to the highest levels of English society, to be showered with blandishments and expensive jewellery, to be the …

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The truth about Mrs Simpson: Why Wallis never wanted to marry her king

Edward was now wooing Wallis with gifts of jewellery as well as money to buy clothes and other luxuries. Ernest, too, came in for occasional appeasement: after admiring the prince's overcoat, he gratefully accepted a bolt of houndstooth tweed that was …

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Dress Sporran, Hebridean Storm Tartan, EW2 Chrome Top …

Dress Sporran, EW2 Cantle , Hebridean Storm Made with The Kiltstore very own exclusive Hebridean Storm Tartan Black Leather Back Stud Fastener Dress Sporran.

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Moment burglars were photographed loitering in car by nosy neighbour who …

The group had been responsible for a series of raids across Huddersfield in which they had collectively stolen around £10,000 worth of gold jewellery. The pair who were caught on camera by the man have now been jailed at Leeds Crown Court for their …

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Muscle twitcher that strengthens crumbly bones: Tiny implant could …

The experimental device works by forcing muscles that are attached to weakened bones to contract briefly every 30 seconds. When muscles are repeatedly activated like this, it seems to boost the growth of new bone in the surrounding area. When …

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Toddler, 2, rushed to hospital with head injuries after plunging from balcony …

A two-year-old boy has suffered serious head injuries after plunging from a balcony during a wedding reception at a Hilton Hotel. The toddler was given first aid by shocked staff after he fell into the lobby of the hotel, in Liverpool, from a mezzanine …

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Health: Tips for going sober, plus tackle head lice, and the new skincare buzz

Macmillan Cancer Support is inviting us all to raise funds for this wonderful charity by becoming 'sober-heroes' and giving up alcohol for October. As well as feeling and looking good, you can do good by creating a team and getting sponsorship. All the …

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Mystery of Titan's moving 'island': Giant mass 58 THOUSAND football fields in …

Astronomers have been left baffled by the rise and subsequent fall of a huge feature in a sea on Saturn's moon Titan. In July 2012 a giant feature 100 square miles (260 square kilometres) in area – roughly the area of 58,000 football fields – is seen …

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Lamont quits as role 'questioned'

Mr Sarwar praised the former leader's "selflessness" in standing down, adding: ''The Scottish Labour Party will now consider and set out in due course the process for electing a new leader as we continue to work to return a Labour government at the …

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Anger as Wetherspoons eyes Khushi's old fire site

Keith Clarkson, who runs Clarkson's jewellery on West Bow, said: “My feeling is that the council are getting the balance so wrong. Retail is being squeezed out and being replaced by booze and food. It's not good for the area, it's not good for the …

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Indian Bofors: Auto components leader Bharat Forge turns focus to defence …

MUMBAI: Flashback to 1999, and the Kargil war. The military is forced to abort missions due to heavy casualties. Then it decides to deploy the controversial Bofors gun to destroy Pakistani outposts from various vantage points. The strategy pays off …

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Scottish independence: Business leaders question 'Yes' vote business case

More than 130 business leaders have signed a letter saying the business case for Scottish independence "has not been made". The signatories come from a variety of businesses including banking, mining, engineering, food, whisky, and technology.

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Tesco shares rebound as FTSE rises

The case against the banks is being brought by a Florida-based maker of jewellery and police badges. It's alleged that since 2007, the defendants "illegally shared customer data, used that information to engage in 'front-running' of expected price …

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Legal row over floating homes patent throws more doubt on Surbiton filter beds …

The company behind the Surbiton filter beds housing scheme has been hit with a legal claim disputing its use of a “floating homes” patent. A claim against Hydro Properties and managing director Philip Wallis has been issued by NGM Sustainable …

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Depressed? Always tired? It could all be down to a childhood bump on your head

By Lynne Wallis. Published: 20:12 EST, 6 August 2012 | Updated: 09:48 EST, 8 August 2012. View comments. When Christopher Lane killed himself four years ago, his family's grief and shock was suffused with utter bewilderment. The good-looking and bright …

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Police too scared to speak to Press says ex-Met boss

The articles were edited by Neil Wallis, the then deputy editor, who later took on a role as a PR consultant at Scotland Yard. In July … He also dined privately with Mr Wallis as well as the News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks to seek support for …

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EL James' Christian Grey most perfect fictional gentleman before James Bond …

Vintage photos of Coco Chanel, Wallis Simpson, Pablo Picasso. … Out of sight… hunter is surprised by huge herd of hidden. …… Countdown to Christmas with tea bags, gin miniatures…and even jewellery · The bonkers brushes that bring out your …

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Hot 100 2013: Bill Skinner

Bill Skinner has turned his design talents to creating his own brand of costume jeweller. (ITP). By Steve … “We are expanding our offer to include silver jewellery along with the possibility of some leather goods with our own distinctive take on them …

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Stuart Sandeman collapsed and died during raid on home in Perth

A lawyer for the Scottish Police Federation told a court that nine officers had been informed they should have legal representation during the inquiry. Solicitor Peter Watson told Perth Sheriff Court: "There are nine officers who have received …

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Rumour Mill: Leicester eye Kris Commons | John Brown

Wanyama returned from the game against Aston Villa in the early hours to find raiders had stoled jewellery, designer clothes, electronic devices , three TVs and his £60,000 car. A police Spokeswoman said: “Officers are investigating a burglary at a …

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