News archive from 4 December 2017

21st Century Fox restarts sell-off talks with Disney as it fights to gain full control of Sky

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has restarted talks with Disney about plans to sell large parts of the company. Disney is interested in the 20th Century Fox movie studio, cable channels such as FX, the Indian broadcaster Star and Fox’s 39 per cent...

 

TRADER TIPS:City insiders say invest in McColl's following collapse of P&H, but urge sell Thomas Cook

 BUY THIS: McColl's  Analysts said the chain of local shops was well placed to cope with the disruption in the market caused by the collapse of wholesaler Palmer & Harvey last week. The broker said McColl’s had strong relationships with suppliers,...

 

The pound will face a 'nightmare scenario' if Corbyn becomes the PM boss at American derivatives and...

The owner of the New York and Chicago mercantile exchanges has warned the pound could face a ‘nightmare scenario’ if Jeremy Corbyn becomes prime minister. CME Group told investors and businesses that Theresa May’s Tory government had a weak grip on...

 

BMW's fastest and most expensive motorsport-inspired M5 has hit the road following its launch in Portugal

The fastest and most expensive motorsport-inspired BMW M5 ‘super-saloon’ – that accelerates from rest to 62mph in just 3.4 seconds - has hit the road and the race track to show that it really means business. And I’ve been behind the wheel of the...

 

MPs to investigate £80m P&H pension black hole after 1000s of staff are laid off weeks before Christmas

The collapse of Palmer & Harvey is to be investigated by MPs as concern mounts about a huge pension fund deficit. Frank Field, chairman of the Commons Work and Pensions Committee, said he was also ‘massively concerned’ by news that bosses received...

 
HMP Swaleside: Inmate injured during disturbance

HMP Swaleside: Inmate injured during disturbance

An inmate has been injured during a disturbance at a jail that led to riot officers being called in. Specialist "Tornado" squad officers were brought in at HMP Swaleside, on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent, on Sunday. A small number of inmates on...

BBC, 00:02 in Regional
 
Honduras presidential election vote recount begins

Honduras presidential election vote recount begins

The Electoral Court in Honduras has begun a partial recount of votes cast in the disputed presidential ballot. It was requested by the opposition coalition after initial results showed the incumbent, Juan Orlando Hernandez, winning by a few thousand...

BBC, 00:03 in World News
 

Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata warns Anderlecht his side will not be dumped out of European football: 'I...

Dedryck Boyata has warned a resurgent Anderlecht he won’t let them ruin his Christmas by shocking Celtic and dumping them out of Europe. Brendan Rodgers’ men just need to stop the Belgians bettering their 3-0 win in Brussels in September if they are...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 

Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland hopes he is back on course for an England World Cup spot... with a little...

Jack Butland hopes he is back on track for the World Cup - with a little bit of help from Gordon Banks. The Stoke goalkeeper made a surprise return from a broken finger suffered on England duty last month for Saturday's 2-1 victory over Swansea. The...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes unhappy with how five-week Rangers saga has dragged on after back-to-back...

Derek McInnes has admitted he is unhappy with the way five weeks of Rangers speculation has dragged on. The Aberdeen manager is expected to become the subject of an official approach from the Ibrox club this week, but expressed unhappiness with the...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 
Ten firms interested in move to new £300million-plus International Advanced Manufacturing Park

Ten firms interested in move to new £300million-plus International Advanced Manufacturing Park

As many as ten companies could be up and running on Sunderland and South Tyneside’s new business park by autumn 2019. The £300million-plus International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP ) could create more than 5,000 jobs. There’s still a lot of work...

 
Quartet of head shaves bring in funds for Samuel appeal

Quartet of head shaves bring in funds for Samuel appeal

A fund-raising appeal became Shave for Samuel for a day to mark an event in Morpeth town centre. Jenny Thirlaway was diagnosed with bowel cancer in March and she is currently receiving chemotherapy treatment. When friend Della Clark offered to shave...

 
Pensioner dies after road collision

Pensioner dies after road collision

Police have issued a witness appeal after a pensioner died following a road collision in a Northumberland town. Officers were informed at about 4.40pm last Friday, November 24, that an incident involving a car and pedestrian had taken place in Blyth...

 
Food, drink and music to celebrate 25th anniversary

Food, drink and music to celebrate 25th anniversary

A Morpeth barbers’ network of friends provided some tasty treats on Saturday as it celebrated 25 years in business. And 2017 has seen a big change for owner Katie Broadhead as she moved to France with her family in March and is in the process of...

 
Saving India's photo studios in the digital age

Saving India's photo studios in the digital age

There was a time an event would not begin without a photographer. "I remember the days when event organisers would even delay a show if the photographer was running late," says Balachandra Raju, a 78-year-old third-generation photographer of...

BBC, 00:08 in World News
 


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