News archive from 1 May 2012

Aviva chief executive Andrew Moss waives pay rise

Aviva chief executive Andrew Moss waives pay rise

INSURANCE group Aviva's chief executive Andrew Moss today bowed to shareholder concerns over executive pay and waived his 2012 salary increase which would have taken it past the £1 million mark. The announcement comes just days before Moss is due to...

Scotsman, 22:00 in Business
 
Guy Hands’ group in £825m swoop for Four Seasons

Guy Hands’ group in £825m swoop for Four Seasons

CARE home operator Four Seasons today confirmed that it is being sold to financier Guy Hands' private equity firm for £825 million. The company, which runs 445 care homes and is responsible for looking after some 20,000 residents, has been controlled...

Scotsman, 22:00 in Business
 

Markets: Profit taking sends FTSE into reverse

CLOSE 5737.78 -39.33 Aberdeen Asset Management topped the FTSE 100 risers’ board tonightas better-than-expected profits helped it stay ahead of struggling European markets. The firm’s interim results attracted a flurry of positive broker comments,...

Scotsman, 22:00 in Business
 
Friends plan bar crawl in memory of Todmorden soldier

Friends plan bar crawl in memory of Todmorden soldier

A CHARITY fundraiser in memory of a former Todmorden High student who lost his life from injuries suffered in the Afghan conflict will take place in June. Friends of Jack Stanley, who died earlier this month aged 26, after stepping on an improvised...

 

Ferguson and Mancini embroiled in touchline bust-up as City head for derby win

Sir Alex Ferguson sparked a fiery touchline row with his opposite number Roberto Mancini as Manchester United faced up to losing the vital title-deciding derby.After Manchester City's Nigel De Jong was harshly penalised for a trip on Danny Welbeck,...

Daily Mail, 22:05 in Sport
 

Manchester City 1 Manchester United 0: Fergie's got Kompany at the top as rivals grab title advantage...

Vincent Kompany's headed goal sent Manchester City to the top of the Barclays Premier League and put Roberto Mancini's side in pole position to land the title after beating United 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium. Needing a victory to leapfrog their...

Daily Mail, 22:05 in Sport
 

Novel post card-sized art work goes on display

Novel post card-sized art work goes on display Postcard-sized artworks that were inspired by Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights will be exhibited in six libraries across the Bradford district. A Postcard to Emily will display more than 70 miniature...

 
Drought won't stop us blooming!

Drought won't stop us blooming!

ORGANISERS of Malvern’s Heart of England in Bloom entry say the town’s floral displays should still be at their dazzling best this summer – despite an official drought being declared. The decision to announce environmental drought status across the...

 

UPDATE: Flood alert issued for Thames in Oxford

THE Environment Agency has issued a flood alert warning for the River Thames and its tributaries through the Oxford area. Flood alerts now cover the river from the boundary with Gloucestershire near Lechlade through Oxford to Radley, meaning that...

 
MANCHESTER CITY 1 MANCHESTER UNITED 0: VINCENT KOMPANY HEADER WINS IT FOR BATTLING CITY

MANCHESTER CITY 1 MANCHESTER UNITED 0: VINCENT KOMPANY HEADER WINS IT FOR BATTLING CITY

VINCENT KOMPANY'S first-half header was enough to send Manchester City top of the Barclays Premier League above Manchester United on goal difference with only two games remaining. The result means that if City win their final two games - at Newcastle...

Daily Star, 22:26 in Sport
 
Queen sends best wishes

Queen sends best wishes

Chatburn's Jubilee logo GOOD wishes from Her Majesty the Queen have given a right royal boost to organisers of Chatburn's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. They have received a message of good wishes from The Queen for their unique “double diamond”...

 
Kodak judge approves extra payments to employees

Kodak judge approves extra payments to employees

Kodak said it needed to make the payments to keep employees from leaving. Employee departures caused significant expenses and had increased the workload on remaining employees, Kodak said in court documents. The plan includes payments to about 119...

Reuters, 22:32 in Business
 
CARLOS TEVEZ: I WANT TO STAY AT MANCHESTER CITY

CARLOS TEVEZ: I WANT TO STAY AT MANCHESTER CITY

The striker, who was an outcast at City just months ago, has made a remarkable turnaround claiming he has repaired his relationship with manager Roberto Mancini. He said: "My relationship with the manager is totally fine, he's been as good as...

 
ROY HODGSON TO BE ENGLAND MANAGER AS FA SNUB HARRY REDKNAPP

ROY HODGSON TO BE ENGLAND MANAGER AS FA SNUB HARRY REDKNAPP

Formal talks between Hodgson and the FA's hierarchy are now poised to take place today after he was granted permission to discuss succeeding Fabio Capello. Tottenham manager Redknapp, who had been the people's choice to take over as boss of the...

 
Golden time for pupils

Golden time for pupils

KIDs at Kimberley Primary School embroidered different animals last week as part of their "golden time'. Children are given one hour golden time a week to do something fun if they behave, and last week a group of pupils worked with a local...

 


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