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August 7, 2014 7:35 AM BoE eyes wage growth in rate hike riddle

Right next to the meeting room where the Monetary Policy Committee is sitting today, is the Bank of England's famous Court Room. Near the ceiling is a dial, connected to a weather vane on the roof. Right next to the meeting room where the Monetary Policy Committee is sitting today, is the Bank of England's famous Court Room. Near the ceiling is a dial, connected 17

August 6, 2014 5:00 PM The Deep Ocean Traps Mercury, Study Finds

After sailing the seas in ships that plumbed the oceans' depths for mercury pollution, an international team of scientists has announced a breakthrough in understanding how the toxic metal disperses in the ocean. This is the first time researchers have assembled a global picture of mercury's movements. The team traced the metal from shallow waters where 18

August 6, 2014 9:03 AM Ballance learning how to be an England cricketer (From The Northern Echo)

GARY BALLANCE is learning how to be an England player as fast off the field as he is on it after admitting his shirtless shenanigans earlier this summer left him with a “slap on the wrist” from captain Alastair Cook. The Yorkshire batsman has enjoyed a fine start to his Test career, hitting three centuries in five matches this summer to cement his place 11

August 6, 2014 12:01 AM Rising star of British sailing is found dead

A sailor hailed as one of Britain’s best young talents has been found dead in woodland the day after her 17th birthday. The body of Jess Eales, who came 11th out of more than 365 competitors at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships in Portugal two weeks ago, was discovered in the New Forest last Thursday. She had described the tournament as the “biggest 40

August 5, 2014 6:49 PM College mourns death of teenage sailing star (From Bournemouth Echo)

New Forest Send your news, pictures & videos A COLLEGE mourning the death of teenage sailing star Jess Eales says she was one of its brightest students and had “huge potential”. Jess, a student at Brockenhurst College, was found dead in woodland just weeks after representing her country at a youth sailing championship in Portugal. College principal Di Roberts 28

August 5, 2014 1:22 PM Captain admits sailing cargo ship up Tay while drunk

A drunken sailor has admitted piloting a 1,300 tonne cargo ship down the Tay while almost four times the alcohol limit. Andrejs Borodins, captain of the 250ft container ship Frifjord, was arrested after a pilot at Dundee harbour came aboard and found him incoherent and staggering around drunk. A sheriff told the 53-year-old there had been a "very high" 19

August 5, 2014 1:18 PM Iain Duncan Smith: Ready to sail into sunset?

Iain Duncan Smith shuffles along the bench to take his seat opposite me in a Westminster restaurant buzzing with hobnobbing hacks and politicians. I've met Iain Duncan Smith in his various guises over the years; Maastricht rebel in the 1990s, the "accidental" Tory leader, the dethroned Tory leader and now Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 24

August 5, 2014 12:16 PM Teenage girl hailed as one of Britain's best young sailors is found dead in woodland just a day after her 17th birthday

A talented young sailor has been found dead just weeks after she represented Great Britain in a youth world championships. The body of 17-year-old Jessica Eales was discovered in woodland at Sway in the New Forest, Hampshire, last Thursday. The teenager from the port town of Lymington, had celebrated her birthday just 24 hours before her death. A Hampshire 18

August 5, 2014 3:46 AM Rio 2016 Head Says Olympics Won’t Repeat World Cup Buildup Pains

After delays and cost overruns marred the buildup to the soccer World Cup in Brazil, the head of the country’s effort to host the 2016 Summer Olympics says the goal is to show a different image to the world. Brazil hosted the month-long World Cup without any major hitches, with spectators packing stadiums to watch a tournament that featured high-scoring 11

August 5, 2014 3:42 AM Prognosis for Rio Olympics 'much better' - IOC's Coates

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's Olympic chief John Coates, who in April branded preparations for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics as the worst ever, said on Tuesday the prognosis was now "much, much better". Speaking at an event to mark two years until the start of the Rio Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice president said Brazil's successful 12