News archive from 1 October 2012

X Factor: Rylan's reaction to final place is a Twitter hit

X Factor: Rylan's reaction to final place is a Twitter hit

The 23-year-old burst into tears upon learning from Nicole Scherzinger that he had made it through to the live shows, and continued crying for several minutes - leaving the massed ranks of the microblogging site amused and bemused in equal measure.And...

Metro, 22:07 in Showbiz
 

Ed Balls urges government to build its way out of recession

SHADOW chancellor Ed Balls will urge the government to build its way out ofrecession by calling for 100,000 more affordable homes and a two-year stampduty holiday for first time buyers. Mr Balls will set out a plan for ‘bold and urgent action’ in his...

 

Europe fighting but USA still on top

Dressed in the colours of the late Seve Ballesteros, Europe were fittingly fighting for all they were worth on the final day of the Ryder Cup in Chicago. But after four hours' play they were still needing nearly everything to go their way to have a...

Daily Post, 22:12 in Sport
 
Spain Popular approves capital hike of up to 2.5 billion euro - source

Spain Popular approves capital hike of up to 2.5 billion euro - source

Popular declined to comment. (Reporting and editing By Jesus Aguado, Writing by Paul Day)

Reuters, 22:15 in Business
 
France's Hermes says not feeling any slowdown

France's Hermes says not feeling any slowdown

The upbeat trading update on Sunday is likely to cement the view that the global luxury market is becoming increasingly segmented with some brands such as Hermes, Prada, Dior, Balenciaga feeling no pain while others, more vulnerable, are starting to...

Reuters, 22:15 in Business
 
EUROPE PULL BACK USA LEAD

EUROPE PULL BACK USA LEAD

But after four hours' play they were still needing nearly everything to go their way to have a chance. The four-point overnight deficit became three when Luke Donald beat Masters champion Bubba Watson 2&1 in the top game before Scot Paul Lawrie...

 
Labour to use 4G phone money to boost first-time buyer housing market

Labour to use 4G phone money to boost first-time buyer housing market

The billions of pounds raised from the sale of 4G mobile licences will be used to help young people get on the property ladder, shadow chancellor Ed Balls will pledge. It will provide £500million to spare first-timers paying stamp duty on properties...

Metro, 22:21 in Hot News
 
Labour refuse to bow to union demands over public sector pay

Labour refuse to bow to union demands over public sector pay

Ed Miliband said Len McCluskey, general secretary of Unite, was ‘wrong' to oppose a public sector pay freeze. He insisted that, under his leadership, Labour would be ‘the party of the private sector' as much as the public. Mr McCluskey told the...

Metro, 22:21 in Hot News
 
More wet and windy weather to come

More wet and windy weather to come

Despite the pattern being rather mild for the time of year with an unsettled theme, later in to the period there is strong indications of the weather turning much colder from the North, with overnight frost, low day time temperatures, and possibly...

 
India unlocks treasure trove of gold as farmers sell

India unlocks treasure trove of gold as farmers sell

The 55-year-old Karanure's heirlooms will add to a booming recycling trade, which could account for up to half of India's consumption this year and boost a fledgling refining industry. The surge in recycling also comes as India looks set to be...

Reuters, 22:28 in Business
 

Analysis - China slides faster into pensions black hole

Guo, whose palms are thick and rough from a life spent hoeing fields in southwest China, is one of over 150 million people covered by a rapidly expanding rural retirement scheme which is accelerating the nation's slide into a pension crisis....

Reuters, 22:28 in Business
 
Love at first sight for Don and Thelma

Love at first sight for Don and Thelma

By Sarah Davies IT WAS love at first sight when Don and Thelma Goodyear clapped eyes on each other more than six decades ago, and now the couple have celebrated 60 years of wedded bliss. They met through friends shortly after Mr Goodyear had...

 

Matthew Hedley Stoppard - Walking into a fist

by Matthew Hedley Stoppard According to reports, I deserved it. Spilling out the arse-end of a house party, spouting outrageous claims about someone's mother; he thumped the bad beer out of my guts then the sixth-form smile off my face. I thought they...

 

Sunderland 1-0 Wigan: Steven Fletcher fires Mackems to first win as Roberto Martinez bemoans Jordi Gomez...

Football: It wasn’t the prettiest of victories, but Sunderland finally notched up their first league win of the season and they had man of the moment Steven Fletcher to thank for ending a barren spell that stretched back 12 games to their FA Cup...

 
MCILROY WINS AFTER LATE ARRIVAL

MCILROY WINS AFTER LATE ARRIVAL

McIlroy had seemingly been confused by American time zones, with television coverage listing his start time at 12:25pm. However, that referred to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is 11:25am Central Time (CT). "I was just casually strolling out...

 


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