News Headlines - 09 February 2013

Horsemeat scandal blamed on international fraud by mafia gangs | The Observer

Organised criminal gangs operating internationally are suspected of playing a major role in the horsemeat scandal that has seen supermarket shelves cleared of a series of products and triggered concerns about the contamination of the UK's food chain.

BBC News - EU proposes new cybercrime reporting rules

Over 40,000 firms, including energy providers, banks and hospitals could be required to report cyber-break-ins under new rules proposed by the EU.

More than 50 jobs to be axed at Rolls-Royce in Bristol, union claims (From Gazette Series)

MORE than 50 jobs are to be axed at Rolls-Royce in Bristol, a union has claimed. According to Unite, at least 54 employees will lose their jobs at the company's factory in Patchway as part of plans to cut 320 support worker posts in Derby and Bristol to concentrate on production staff.

Rowan Atkinson’s McLaren cost £910k to repair - BBC Top Gear

Thankfully, Rowan escaped with a minor shoulder injury, but the car was a wreck. Well, almost. Turns out it wasn't a write off, but a ruddy expensive fix. Speaking to Classic and Sports Car magazine, Atkinson revealed McLaren's Special Operations division (them responsible for the bonkers X-1 concept) took four weeks to estimate how much it would cost to repair the injured F1. £910,000, exactly.

BBC News - South Korean parody of Les Miserables is a YouTube hit

The South Korean air force has posted a video parody of Les Miserables on YouTube, featuring snow-shovelling airmen, a love struck conscript and an unduly harsh superior officer.








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