News archive from 1 March 2012, page 11

U.S. labour market healing but real spending stagnant

While an improved jobs market - the unemployment rate has fallen sharply in recent months - appears to be boosting incomes, inflation and taxes gobbled up the gains in January. "Things aren't so rosy in the garden and the consumer is still facing...

Reuters, 14:26 in Business
 
Culmer to become Lloyds finance director in May

Culmer to become Lloyds finance director in May

However, Lloyds' previous finance director Tim Tookey has already left the company - meaning that chief executive Antonio Horta-Osorio will have to take on the role of finance director between now and mid-May. Culmer, 49, will have an annual salary of...

Reuters, 14:29 in Business
 
Davy Jones looking healthy and happy at autographing signing just a fortnight before his death

Davy Jones looking healthy and happy at autographing signing just a fortnight before his death

An official from the medical examiner's office for Martin County, Florida, said they received a phone call from the Martin Memorial Hospital informing them that Davy had died. A spokesman for the Martin County Sheriff"s Office said he was...

 

Battle for C&W Worldwide looms as Tata eyes bid

Troubled C&W Worldwide has fixed telephone lines that can be used to relieve pressure on mobile networks, and provides voice, data and other services to major British firms such as Next (NXT.L), Tesco (TSCO.L) and United Utilities (UU.L). It also...

Reuters, 14:54 in Business
 
FIRTH CAUGHT UP IN FLIGHT DRAMA

FIRTH CAUGHT UP IN FLIGHT DRAMA

COLIN FIRTH was caught up in a real-life drama when armed police stormed an airplane after two passengers were involved in a fight. The King's Speech star was in Los Angeles to hand Meryl Streep her third Oscar at the Academy Awards on Sunday...

 
SHERIDAN IN TEARS ON THE FIRST DAY OF HOUSEWIVES TRIAL

SHERIDAN IN TEARS ON THE FIRST DAY OF HOUSEWIVES TRIAL

NICOLLETTE SHERIDAN broke down in tears as she listened to her lawyer's opening statement on the first day of the wrongful termination trial which pits her against DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES creator MARC CHERRY. Sheridan filed a £12.5 million lawsuit...

 
CRUZ IS A BIG SISTER AGAIN

CRUZ IS A BIG SISTER AGAIN

Spanish star PENELOPE CRUZ has become a big sister at the age of 37 after her stepmother gave birth to a baby girl. The actress' dad Eduardo Cruz, Sr. and his second wife Carmen Moreno became parents to daughter Salma last Friday (24Feb12),...

 
LYNCH HAPPY WITH FAME IN HER FIFTIES

LYNCH HAPPY WITH FAME IN HER FIFTIES

JANE LYNCH is relieved she failed to find fame early on in her career as she's convinced "public opinion" of her performances would have affected her self-esteem. The Glee actress appeared in several minor TV parts in the 1990s and early...

 
BIEBER GIFTED WITH BIRTHDAY CAR ON TV

BIEBER GIFTED WITH BIRTHDAY CAR ON TV

JUSTIN BIEBER was given a birthday surprise during a U.S. TV appearance this week (beg27Feb12) when his manager presented him with a brand new sports car. The teenage pop star celebrates his 18th birthday on Thursday (01Mar12) and he taped an...

 
LAMBERT ALBUM LAWSUIT RESOLVED

LAMBERT ALBUM LAWSUIT RESOLVED

Pop rocker ADAM LAMBERT has settled a legal battle with a music publishing company over an album he recorded before shooting to fame on AMERICAN IDOL. The flamboyant star was sued by bosses at Colwel Platinum Entertainment last November (11) over...

 
ONE DIRECTION STAR MALIK ABANDONS U.S. TOUR

ONE DIRECTION STAR MALIK ABANDONS U.S. TOUR

ZAYN MALIK has pulled out of several ONE DIRECTION shows in the U.S. after a family member passed away. The young star, whose band shot to fame on The X Factor in 2010, has jetted back home after his aunt died so he can pay his last respects at her...

 
BARLOW IN FLIGHT SCARE

BARLOW IN FLIGHT SCARE

GARY BARLOW was caught up in a mid-air drama on Wednesday (29Feb12) when his plane was forced to return to London after three hours. The Take That star was flying to South Africa when a passenger on his flight fell seriously ill, prompting the pilot...

 
PARIS JACKSON DISMISSES ALBUM IMPOSTOR STORY

PARIS JACKSON DISMISSES ALBUM IMPOSTOR STORY

MICHAEL JACKSON's daughter Paris has addressed reports suggesting a mimic was drafted in to sing tracks on her father's posthumous album, MICHAEL, urging fans not to believe what they read in the media. TMZ.com reported Paris had told a friend the...

 
New Greek bonds to price in high risk of default

New Greek bonds to price in high risk of default

Greece is trying to convince banks, insurers and other investors to take massive losses on their Greek bonds through a debt swap next week, in a bid to slice 100 billion euros (83.5 billion pounds) off its 350 billion debt burden. But analysts say the...

Reuters, 15:02 in Business
 
Cash-strapped parents forced to abandon private education are seeing children end up in tough state schools

Cash-strapped parents forced to abandon private education are seeing children end up in tough state schools

Struggled to fit in: Will from hit TV comedy the Inbetweeners found himself in state education after being taken out of his posh private school by his mother Rising numbers of pupils taken out of private schools by parents who can no longer afford the...

 


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