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News Nuggets : Tesco, SARS, BBC, Topless models, Scotland, Retirement and Pope Benedict

by on February 12, 2013 in Film, Lead story, Media, Music, Nuggets, PR, Regional, Retail, Retail News, Rock 'n Roll, Scotland, Small Business, Startups, TV

LONDON – Tesco, Britain’s biggest retailer, said on Monday it had found horse DNA exceeding 60 percent in some of its own-brand frozen spaghetti bolognese meals withdrawn from stores last week.

LONDON – A new virus from the same family as SARS that sparked a global alert last September has been found in another patient in Britain, health officials said on Monday.

LONDON – As much a part of the saucier side of British 20th-century life as cheeky seaside postcards and innuendo-loaded comedies, the topless models in Britain’s best-selling daily paper might soon be no more. 11 Feb 2013

LONDON – Journalists at the British Broadcasting Corporation are planning to go on a one-day nationwide strike next week over job cuts, the National Union of Journalists said on Monday. 11 Feb 2013

LONDON – The British government on Monday intensified its campaign to stop Scotland leaving the United Kingdom, publishing a legal opinion saying it would forfeit its membership of international bodies such as the European Union if it chose independence.

LONDON – Restrictions on a government-backed pension plan aimed at helping more Britons save for their retirement should be lifted as a matter of urgency, a parliamentary committee said in a report on Monday. 11 Feb 2013

LONDON – The spiritual head of the world’s Anglicans said it was with a “heavy heart” that he learned of Pope Benedict’s decision on Monday to step down as pontiff, adding he fully sympathised with the decision. 11 Feb 2013


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