News archive from 1 December 2012

Sponsored by Chanel crossing: Metier d’Arts collection in Linlithgow to celebrate the ‘little hands’ behind the haute cotoure

Sponsored by Chanel crossing: Metier d’Arts collection in Linlithgow to celebrate the ‘little hands’ behind...

Don't be surprised to see Brad and Angelina around this week - they're likely guests at Chanel's Linlithgow Palace show celebrating the fashion house's artisans. Alice Wyllie reports AT Paris Fashion Week, when a designer takes a bow at the end of a...

 
Floods Update - Friday PM

Floods Update - Friday PM

FLOODING issues look to be settling down for the Selby region heading into the weekend. Good news is that the levels at both River Ouse and Derwent are slowly dropping as of Friday evening. Properties on Back Lane at Acaster Selby are being monitored...

 
Unicorn lair 'discovered' in North Korea

Unicorn lair 'discovered' in North Korea

The unicorn was said to have been ridden by the ancient Korean King Tongmyong, founder of a kingdom which ruled parts of China and the Korean peninsula. Photograph: Alamy Normally, North Korea's official state news agency is the place to go for...

 
Obama warns of 'Scrooge Christmas' without fiscal deal

Obama warns of 'Scrooge Christmas' without fiscal deal

US President Barack Obama has warned of a "Scrooge Christmas" if tax breaks are not renewed for working families in a deal to avert a so-called fiscal cliff. Mr Obama made the remarks as he tried to win public support for his plan on a visit...

BBC, 22:17 in Business
 
Rowsley traveller site a step closer

Rowsley traveller site a step closer

Plans to allow a traveller site in Rowsley have moved one step closer after proposals to release land at Old Station Close were passed. At Thursday night’s Environment Committee meeting, members of Derbyshire Dales District Council voted in favour of...

 
Justice Ginsburg's distant dream of an all-female supreme court

Justice Ginsburg's distant dream of an all-female supreme court

Ginsburg (seated, right): 'there'd been nine men, and nobody's ever raised a question about that.' Photograph: Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images When will there be enough women on the United States supreme court? Supreme court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg...

 

The Price is right as rapid-fire knockout keeps David on course for world title shot

David Price took the next step on the road that could lead to a shot at the world title with a two-round demolition of Matt Skelton.This has been a year to remember for the towering Liverpudlian and he finished it in the best possible fashion, taking...

Daily Mail, 22:28 in Sport
 

Brownlee 'bit sad' not to make list

Olympic gold medallist Alistair Brownlee admitted he was sad not to make the shortlist for the Sports Personality of the Year award. The selector's panel for the BBC award said it was a tough decision to leave the inspirational triathlete off the...

Daily Post, 22:28 in Sport
 
WOOD RELISHING TWICKENHAM HAKA

WOOD RELISHING TWICKENHAM HAKA

England flanker Tom Wood will be as fired up as any All Black when New Zealand line up in formation to perform the haka at Twickenham on Saturday. England have no special plans to respond. They will stand shoulder to shoulder on their 10-metre line...

Daily Star, 22:31 in Sport
 
Weatherwatch: Would modern humans survive a volcanic winter?

Weatherwatch: Would modern humans survive a volcanic winter?

Ash and smoke spewed from Popocatepetl Volcano in Mexico in April this year. Would modern humans survive a volcanic winter like our ancestors did? Photograph: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images Some 74,000 years ago an Indonesian super-volcano...

 

Bulgaria: rotten politics, rotten tomatoes

On 14 November, Nikolay Kolev, a Bulgarian poet with a Tolstoyan beard, wrote to his country's six leading institutions with his plans to throw a tomato at each. "All of you manage institutions that are directly responsible for the condition of...

 
International Airlines Group sues Spanish pilots over Iberia strikes

International Airlines Group sues Spanish pilots over Iberia strikes

Iberia airplanes are parked on the tarmac at Madrid's Barajas airport on Thursday. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters International Airlines Group, the company formed from the merger of British Airways and Spain's Iberia, is suing the Spanish pilots...

 
WOOD RELISHING TWICKENHAM HAKA

WOOD RELISHING TWICKENHAM HAKA

England have no special plans to respond. They will stand shoulder to shoulder on their 10-metre line and Wood will be transported back to his days in Oamaru, North Otago. Memories of the 'Blood Match' between Waitaki Boys' High School and St Kevin's...

 
Yahoo 'ordered to pay $2.7bn' by Mexican court

Yahoo 'ordered to pay $2.7bn' by Mexican court

Internet group Yahoo says it has been ordered to pay $2.7bn (£1.68bn) by a Mexican court. The reported ruling follows a lawsuit stemming from allegations of breach of contract and lost profits related to a yellow pages listing service. Yahoo said it...

BBC, 22:48 in Business
 

INVESTMENT EXTRA: Spark up savings rate with company bonds

Would you lend a chunk of your savings to a giant company such as Tesco? In return you'll get up to 7.5 per cent a year interest - and all your money back in around ten years' time. Thousands of investors have ploughed £2.8bn into this type of...

 


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