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Tesco, what went wrong?

bbc.co.uk — Apologies, but this is going to be a longer blog. Maybe "mega-blog" would be a better description. I have spent the last few weeks speaking to many people who are closely involved in Tesco - or were.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @jayrayner1: A very good and very detailed piece on the problems @tesco from @bbckamal ahead of their results tomorrow bbc.co.uk/news/business-…

Oct 22, 2014

A very good and very detailed piece on the problems @tesco from @bbckamal ahead of their results tomorrow bbc.co.uk/news/business-…

Oct 22, 2014

TESCO. Where did it all go wrong? With share price down 50% and delayed interims due tomorrow, @bbckamal has a look. bbc.in/ZNpiVU

Oct 22, 2014

RT @bbckamal: Splits, supplier crises and falling sales - my business blog on what went wrong at Tesco bbc.in/ZNpiVU BBC News

Oct 22, 2014

Splits, supplier crises and falling sales - my business blog on what went wrong at Tesco bbc.in/ZNpiVU BBC News

Slumbering lions win top wildlife photo prize

bbc.co.uk — A stark image of lions resting on a rock outcrop in the Serengeti has won the 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) Award. American Nick Nichols tracked the pride of big cats for six months before capturing this stunning shot, which stretches all the way to the horizon and includes a dramatic African sky.

Paul Cantlie, father of Islamic State hostage, dies

bbc.co.uk — The father of a UK hostage being held by the militant group Islamic State (IS) has died, his family have said. Paul Cantlie, 80, had recorded a video message from his hospital bed earlier this month, urging those holding his son, John, to release him.

Wind farms outstrip nuclear power

bbc.co.uk — The UK's wind farms generated more power than its nuclear power stations on Tuesday, the National Grid says. The energy network operator said it was caused by a combination of high winds and faults in nuclear plants. Wind farms are causing controversy in rural areas and the government is choking off planning permission for new sites.
Oct 22, 2014

A big milestone as British wind power overtakes nuclear (though quite a few nuclear stations are offline) @RHarrabin bbc.co.uk/news/business-…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @adamvaughan_uk: "For a 24-hour period yesterday, spinning blades produced more energy than splitting atoms" bbc.co.uk/news/business-…

Oct 22, 2014

"For a 24-hour period yesterday, spinning blades produced more energy than splitting atoms" bbc.co.uk/news/business-…

Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy mixtape on cassette

bbc.co.uk — Disney releases its first cassette in over a decade but do children know what it is?
Oct 22, 2014

RT @bbc5live: "It's a video isn't it?" - #Disney release #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy mixtape on cassette but do kids know what they are? bbc.in/1rd6new

Oct 22, 2014

RT @bbc5live: "It's a video isn't it?" - #Disney release #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy mixtape on cassette but do kids know what they are? bbc.in/1rd6new

GPs to be paid £55 for each dementia diagnosis

bbc.co.uk — Family doctors in England are to be paid £55 every time they diagnose a case of dementia, NHS England has said. NHS chiefs said the aim was to increase the number of sufferers who receive treatment for the condition, which causes a decline in brain function.

Here is Reeva Steenkamp, not just Oscar's girlfriend

bbc.co.uk — For seven months we've followed the Oscar Pistorius trial through hundreds of hours of live TV coverage and many millions of tweets. From his love of guns to that green bucket we've learned every little, sometimes grim, detail about the South African athlete's life.

US journalist Ben Bradlee aged 93

bbc.co.uk — US journalist Ben Bradlee, editor of Washington Post during Watergate scandal, dies aged 93, newspaper says
Oct 22, 2014

Having been up til 1.30am reading All The President's Men I'm very sad to read this >> Editor Ben Bradlee dies bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-…

Oct 22, 2014

Probably the most famous ed. in history Ben Bradlee dies aged 93. Unique, fearless and a true champion of journalism bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @NsNrs1: "@BBCBreaking: Washington Post's editor during Watergate scandal Ben Bradlee dies aged 93 bbc.in/1tbKSit pic.twitter.com/s0aeBvkn1v"

Oct 21, 2014

A dying breed - courageous, inspiring editors who lead. Legendary @washingtonpost editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93. bbc.in/1rbwh2b

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#BBCtrending: The organic genderless gingerbread debate

bbc.co.uk — The traditional gingerbread "man" has been re-imagined by a Melbourne bakery, leading to a surge of irritation on web forums. But what does the debate tell us about the politics of the internet? Ethically aware, health-conscious liberals rejoice. The patriarchal stranglehold on baked treats has been broken at last.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @BBCtrending: Genderless Gingerbread bbc.in/1nyEG3s Gender-neutral treat on sale in Australia provokes an outcry online pic.twitter.com/eHhPxqTXXh

Oct 22, 2014

There are plenty of sites that lift from Reddit and add no value. Why is our licence fee paying for BBC to do so too? bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-tre…

Obama responds to jealous boyfriend at election booth

bbc.co.uk — President Barack Obama found himself in awkward situation at the voting booth in Chicago on Monday. As he was casting his ballot, a young man walked by and warned him "don't touch my girlfriend." The girlfriend, Aia Cooper, apologised for her boyfriend's remarks, but as the video shows, President Obama imagined how she would retell the encounter later in the day.
Oct 21, 2014

Smooth ... Obama responds to jealous boyfriend at election booth bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-…

Enid Blyton's Magic Faraway Tree set for cinema

bbc.co.uk — Enid Blyton's Magic Faraway Tree books are being adapted for cinema for the first time. The books are being developed for a live action film version by Sam Mendes' production company, Neal Street Productions. The stories follow a group of children and their adventures at the top of a tree in an enchanted forest.

Ebola crisis: WHO says serum in Africa within weeks

bbc.co.uk — The World Health Organisation says that a treatment using serum made from the blood of recovered Ebola patients could be available within weeks in West Africa.

Ebola: US restricts airport arrivals from West Africa

bbc.co.uk — New US rules requiring air passengers from the three West African countries worst hit by Ebola to travel via one of five airports are coming into effect. Travellers from Sierra Leone, Liberia or Guinea must now arrive at O'Hare in Chicago, JFK, Newark, Washington's Dulles or Atlanta, where they will undergo enhanced screening.

Liverpool v Real Madrid: Alan Kennedy on 1981 European Cup

bbc.co.uk — Two hours before taking on Real Madrid in the 1981 European Cup final in Paris, Alan Kennedy and his Liverpool team-mates were not exactly 'in the zone'. Warm-up routines, pre-match rituals and Bob Paisley's team talk were all put on hold because of a row with TV broadcasters over advertising.

Oscar Pistorius given five years for Reeva Steenkamp death

bbc.co.uk — South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is set to discover whether he faces a prison term for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa has heard the prosecution call for a minimum 10-year sentence, against a defence argument for community service and house arrest. Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide but cleared of murder.
Oct 21, 2014

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been given five years in jail for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp bbc.in/1s1SD5j

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Indian girl, 3, 'raped' in Bangalore school

bbc.co.uk — Indian police are investigating the alleged rape of a three-year-old girl in her school in the city of Bangalore. The child returned from school on Tuesday and complained of pain that had been caused by "an uncle in school", her parents told the police.

Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant

bbc.co.uk — A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord. Darek Fidyka, who was paralyzed from the chest down in a knife attack in 2010, can now walk using a frame.
Oct 21, 2014

This truly is astounding - Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant bbc.in/1wgH4wp

Oct 21, 2014

RT @Casholini: Astounding story. Barely believable RT @BBCWorld: The moment a paralysed man walks again after pioneering therapy bbc.in/12306Mz

Oct 21, 2014

!!! RT @sswinkgma: Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant -cells from nose transplanted into his spinal cord bbc.co.uk/news/health-29…

Oct 21, 2014

Astounding story. Barely believable RT @BBCWorld: The moment a paralysed man walks again after pioneering therapy bbc.in/12306Mz

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High Street sales in September at 'poorest' level since records began

bbc.co.uk — Scotland's high streets have suffered their poorest sales figures for September since records began. The latest official statistics showed total sales dropped by 2.9% compared with September 2013. Food sales were down 2.4%, while non-food sales decreased by 3.3% on the previous year.
Oct 22, 2014

Scotland's high streets have suffered their poorest sales figures for September since records began bbc.in/1DzdtS5

Ukraine crisis: Separatists plan breakaway elections

bbc.co.uk — Ukrainians go to the polls this weekend in a key parliamentary election, dominated by the ongoing military conflict in the east. This week our correspondent Steve Rosenberg is reporting from across Ukraine. For the first report he was in a part of the east controlled by Ukrainian forces.
Oct 22, 2014

The locomotive factory hit by 156 shells: part 2 of our Ukraine journey bbc.co.uk/news/world-297…