News archive from 3 September 2012

Fire crews tackle huge blaze at mill in Cheetham Hill

FIRE crews are battling a huge blaze at a mill near Manchester city centre. Eight fire engines and around 45 firefighters are at the scene on DerbyStreet, Cheetham Hill, near Strangeways. The fierce blaze is causing thick, black smoke to drift across...

 
UNIFICATION CHURCH FOUNDER DIES

UNIFICATION CHURCH FOUNDER DIES

Moon died At a church-owned hospital near his home in Gapyeong, northeast of Seoul, two weeks after being taken to hospital with pneumonia, said Unification Church spokesman Ahn Ho-yeul. Moon's wife and children were at his side, Ahn said. Moon, born...

 
VIRUS WORRY OVER TOURISTS IN US

VIRUS WORRY OVER TOURISTS IN US

Around 100 UK travellers have been identified as having stayed at Yosemite National Park between mid-June and the end of August. The agency said it was not aware of any cases of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) - which is carried by rodents - in...

 

Is Mr Garvie coming back? Oh no he isn’t!

I note that Screwfix is opening a branch in Wardentree Lane in Pinchbeck tomorrow. It’s refreshing to see a national company actually opening up in the area, be it DIY offerings. In realistic terms, it’s hard to imagine they have probably opened up...

 

Angry Oscar beaten by a length: Controversy as the Blade Runner loses his title

In typically self-effacing fashion, Oscar Pistorius said a week ago he "would try' to retain his Paralympic T44 200 metres title in London. In his polite, mild-mannered way he said it "would be nice' to win his third consecutive gold medal...

Daily Mail, 22:10 in Sport
 

Unification Church founder dies

The Rev Sun Myung Moon, the self-proclaimed messiah who turned his Unification Church into a worldwide religious movement and befriended North Korean leaders as well as US presidents, has died, church officials said. He was 92. Moon died At a...

 

The songwriting genius of Hal David

US lyricist Hal David, who has died at the age of 91, will be remembered for writing dozens of hits with Burt Bacharach. Among their songs are I Say A Little Prayer, recorded by Aretha Franklin; I'll Never Fall In Love Again, sung by Dionne Warwick; I...

BBC, 22:20 in Art & Culture
 

Bodies found in hunt for parents

Two bodies have been found by police searching a river after a 13-year-old girl was found alone on a boat. Norfolk Police said the bodies of a man and a woman were recovered between Salhouse Broad and Wroxham Broad in the Norfolk Broads on Sunday...

 
Tea and trading rooms vanish as Chinese brokerages move upmarket

Tea and trading rooms vanish as Chinese brokerages move upmarket

China's security houses are shrinking their retail outlet space to save on rent, and converting rooms once dedicated to sociable mom-and-pop investors into spaces reserved for wealthy individuals and hot-shot hedge fund clients. In the crosshairs are...

Reuters, 22:22 in Business
 
China manufacturing survey signals growth to stay soft

China manufacturing survey signals growth to stay soft

China's official factory purchasing managers' index (PMI) -- one of the early indicators of the state of the economy -- fell to a lower-than-expected 49.2 in August, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Saturday. It was the first time since...

Reuters, 22:22 in Business
 
Europe's carmakers ready cuts to emulate Detroit

Europe's carmakers ready cuts to emulate Detroit

In 2009, when the United States rescued General Motors (GM.N) and Chrysler from bankruptcy on condition they close plants and slash jobs to rebuild profits, European governments responded to a slump in vehicle sales by offering car firms aid to do the...

Reuters, 22:22 in Business
 
Robbie Williams named as 'the other man' in marriage of his best friend

Robbie Williams named as 'the other man' in marriage of his best friend

Wilkes's wife, Nikki, realised the third wheel would be in her life forever when he was even included in the couple's wedding vows. ‘There were always three of us in our relationship, we went every-where together,' Nikki said. Jonathan, a 34-year-old...

Metro, 22:25 in Showbiz
 

Massacre trial exposes inconvenient truth for India's BJP

"I remember hearing the commotion and I rushed out to find Dr. Kodnani inciting a mob of thousands, screaming 'kill those bastards!'," said Sheikh, one of the witnesses whose testimony led last week to the jailing of 31 people for hunting...

 
16 pilot whales die in mass stranding off Fife coast

16 pilot whales die in mass stranding off Fife coast

Volunteers saved around ten of the 30 pilot whales but 16 - including four calves - died in scenes described as ‘like an air crash'.A further ten remained in the bay last night, and experts warned that more could be on their way, with a pod headed...

Metro, 22:36 in Hot News
 
Oriental Museum robbers' sentence is adjourned

Oriental Museum robbers' sentence is adjourned

THE sentencing of six people involved in the theft of valuable Chinese artefacts in a raid on Durham's Oriental Museum was adjourned yesterday. Judge John Milford, presiding at Newcastle Crown Court, said he was not satisfied with the account given by...

 


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