Blood clue to smashed Penrith door

Blood clue to smashed Penrith door
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Police are investigating damage which was caused to a retail unit on Poets Walk in Penrith. A glass panel in a front door has been struck causing it to smash. The incident is believed to have taken place between late Monday night (29 April) and early Tuesday morning. The person responsible was injured during the incident and blood was found at the scene

HSBC/First Direct slashes 2000 jobs

HSBC/First Direct slashes 2000 jobs

Unite, Britain’s biggest union, has expressed fury over HSBC’s decision to slash over 2000 jobs at the bank. The union has not ruled out balloting it members for industrial action over the company’s behaviour. HSBC has announced to staff today (23 April 2013) that it intends to cut over 2000 jobs across the UK and will create over 1000 new roles

Blackmail plot OAP threatened to rape bank staff

Blackmail plot OAP threatened to rape bank staff

Carlisle Crown Court has heard (THURS) how a Cumbrian pensioner tried to blackmail his local bank out of £150,000 after he lost £70,000 in an investment that turned out to be a fraud. 71-year-old retired businessman Peter Gould delivered a note to the HSBC bank in Milnthorpe saying that if he was not given the money he would arrange for its female staff and members of their families to be raped.

MP urges HSBC Appleby to engage more closely with community

MP urges HSBC Appleby to engage more closely with community
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This Monday, Rory Stewart MP convened a meeting to bring together Rachel Miller, area manager for HSBC, and Susan Spence, chairwoman of Appleby Community Acting Together (ACAT), to address current proposals by the bank to close its Appleby branch. The recent announcement by HSBC that it will be closing its Appleby branch on Friday November 30th, has been met with significant opposition