News archive from 2 February 2015, page 6

Phil Tufnell and Gogglebox's Dom Parker are the first contestants to be sent home from Channel 4's The Jump

Phil Tufnell and Dom Parker have been eliminated from ‘The Jump’. The 48-year-old cricketer and 50-year-old star of observational documentary series ‘Gogglebox’ are the first celebrities to have been removed from the winter sports competition after...

 

'She is not part of MY group': Katie Hopkins stoops to new low on Celebrity Big Brother as she bans Katie...

Katie Hopkins has never been a huge fan of Katie Price. And on Sunday night's episode of Celebrity Big Brother, the controversial star ruled out any kind of friendship blossoming between them. 'She is not part of my group,' the columnist vented to...

 

Japan January manufacturing PMI shows solid growth at start of year

It remained above the 50 threshold that separates contraction from expansion for the eighth consecutive month. The output component of the PMI index was 52.7, more than a preliminary reading of 52.3 and 52.5 in December. New export orders rose for a...

Reuters, 01:45 in Business
 

CRH to buy Lafarge, Holcim assets for 6.5 billion euros

CRH, which said it will fund the acquisition with cash, new debt and a 9.99 percent equity placing, beat a consortium led by Blackstone (BX.N), whom several people familiar with the matter told Reuters were also in the running. CRH, already the United...

Reuters, 01:55 in Business
 

Greek coalition ally seeks tax amnesty to get cash back to banks

"As far as banks and their liquidity is concerned, I believe the climate will improve soon," Kammenos told the weekly Real News newspaper. "A measure that we will propose to the government is the possibility of depositing cash whose...

Reuters, 01:55 in Business
 
US oil workers on largest national strike since 1980

US oil workers on largest national strike since 1980

US union leaders have launched a large-scale strike at nine refineries after failing to agree on a new national contract with major oil companies. It marks the first nationwide walkout since 1980 and impacts plants that together account for more than...

BBC, 02:00 in Business
 
Cameron's 'All-Out War' On Mediocre Schools

Cameron's 'All-Out War' On Mediocre Schools

Headteachers at coasting primary and secondary state schools face being sacked in an "all-out war on mediocrity", David Cameron is to announce today. In a speech in London later, the Prime Minister will say that any English school assessed...

 

Free British bank accounts not sustainable, PwC report finds

Most major banks in Britain such as Lloyds and Barclays offer free banking alongside paid-for accounts providing perks such as travel and mobile phone insurance. But the policy remains controversial and some politicians, regulators and bankers have...

Reuters, 02:09 in Business
 

Asian stocks fall on weak China manufacturing data

Asian markets are mostly lower after activity in China's manufacturing sector shrank for the first time in more than two years. The official Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to 49.8 in January, its second consecutive monthly decline. A reading...

BBC, 02:13 in Business
 

Walter White is alive! Breaking Bad character makes SHOCK Super Bowl XLIX appearance

The crystal meth cook made a surprise appearance in advert during the Super Bowl, sparking a frenzy on Twitter. Actor Bryan Cranston returned as White for the first time since the series finale last year. Promoting insurance company, Esurance, a...

 
Injured veteran’s vow to join Help for Heroes cyclists set to be fulfilled

Injured veteran’s vow to join Help for Heroes cyclists set to be fulfilled

"WHEN I saw all the cyclists coming towards me, I got goosebumps, a lump in my throat. Later, as I opened my mouth to thank them, all I could say was, "this time next year, I'll be there with you'". Last June Justin Henderson was...

 

Oil prices fall after last week's surge, strike action

Brent crude oil futures LCOc1 were trading at $51.63 a barrel at 0130 GMT, down $1.36, while U.S. WTI futures CLc1 had dropped $1.37 to $46.87 a barrel. The declines followed a jump back from six-year lows on Friday, as a record weekly decline in U.S....

Reuters, 02:17 in Business
 
West Yorkshire church offers friendship to ‘invisible’ lonely

West Yorkshire church offers friendship to ‘invisible’ lonely

MEMBERS OF a West Yorkshire church are taking tackling the blight of loneliness into their own hands by setting up a befriending scheme, the first of its kind in the region. The Link Visiting Scheme in Wilsden near Bradford was set up by church pastor...

 

Blast targeting bus near Shi'ite shrine in Damascus kills six

A social media account linked to al Qaeda's Nusra Front said the hardline Sunni group was behind what it described as a suicide attack on the bus near a market place. The vehicle had Lebanese number plates and Syrian security services had cordoned off...

 
Reporter 'Won't Rest' Until Friends Also Free

Reporter 'Won't Rest' Until Friends Also Free

A journalist freed after 400 days in an Egyptian jail "won't rest" until the two colleagues he was detained with are also released, his brother has said. Australian Peter Greste was flown to Cyprus after a presidential "approval"...

 


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