News archive from 1 August 2013

Peer wrong on North East fracking

The former government energy policy adviser who faced a storm of criticism for suggesting fracking should take place in "desolate" areas of the North East has said he actually meant "unloved" areas of the country such as parts of...

 

Music mogul Cowell to be a father

Simon Cowell's mother is reported to be "delighted" after news emerged the music mogul is to become a father for the first time. The talent show boss is said to be having a baby with New York socialite Laura Silverman, according to reports....

 

Charity wins over Rowling pen-name

JK Rowling has accepted a substantial donation to charity from a law firm which breached her confidentiality by revealing she was writing under a pseudonym. Harry Potter's creator brought proceedings in London's High Court against Chris Gossage, a...

 

Decree nisi for Nigella and Saatchi

Nigella Lawson and millionaire art collector Charles Saatchi have moved a step closer to ending their marriage. In a hearing at London's High Court which lasted less than a minute, District Judge Anne Aitken granted the couple a decree nisi - the...

 

Poet to perform at Doncaster nature reserve

A poet and performer is heading to Potteric Carr nature reserve next week to entertain young visitors. Anneliese Emmans Dean, author of Buzzing! Discover the Poetry in Garden Minibeasts, will be at the Doncaster wildlife haven for the first time on...

 

Winning horse on the Root to success

England cricket star Joe Root bowled fans over at Doncaster Racecourse. The 22-year-old, from Dore in Sheffield, currently starring against Australia in the Ashes, spent the evening mixing with racegoers while celebrating his brother’s birthday,...

 

Cuba reports highest outflow of citizens since 1994

Separately, the U.S. State Department on Wednesday announced it is lengthening most visitor visas for Cubans from six months to five years, allowing them to make multiple U.S. visits over the five-year period instead of repeatedly applying and paying...

 

Music mogul Cowell to be a father

Simon Cowell's mother is reported to be "delighted" after news emerged the music mogul is to become a father for the first time. The talent show boss is said to be having a baby with New York socialite Laura Silverman, according to reports....

 

Charity wins over Rowling pen-name

JK Rowling has accepted a substantial donation to charity from a law firm which breached her confidentiality by revealing she was writing under a pseudonym. Harry Potter's creator brought proceedings in London's High Court against Chris Gossage, a...

 

Music mogul Cowell to be a father

Simon Cowell's mother is reported to be "delighted" after news emerged the music mogul is to become a father for the first time. The talent show boss is said to be having a baby with New York socialite Laura Silverman, according to reports....

 

Music mogul Cowell to be a father

Simon Cowell's mother is reported to be "delighted" after news emerged the music mogul is to become a father for the first time. The talent show boss is said to be having a baby with New York socialite Laura Silverman, according to reports....

 

Music mogul Cowell to be a father

Simon Cowell's mother is reported to be "delighted" after news emerged the music mogul is to become a father for the first time. The talent show boss is said to be having a baby with New York socialite Laura Silverman, according to reports....

 

Music mogul Cowell to be a father

Simon Cowell's mother is reported to be "delighted" after news emerged the music mogul is to become a father for the first time. The talent show boss is said to be having a baby with New York socialite Laura Silverman, according to reports....

 
Living room TV is 'making a comeback', says Ofcom

Living room TV is 'making a comeback', says Ofcom

UK families are more likely to watch TV together now than they have been in over a decade, according to a study. Communications regulator Ofcom said 91% of adults watched their main TV set once a week - up from 88% in 2002. It said the popularity of...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
O2 4G mobile network launch date announced for the UK

O2 4G mobile network launch date announced for the UK

O2 has announced that its 4G mobile network is set to launch on 29 August. The service - offering higher mobile data speeds than 3G - will initially be available in London, Leeds and Bradford. O2 said it planned to extend the service to a further 10...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 


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