News archive from 5 May 2017

Facebook nears ad-only business model as game revenue falls

Facebook nears ad-only business model as game revenue falls

Facebook Inc's growth into a digital advertising power is showing a flip side: The social network is more dependent than ever on the cyclical ad market, even as its rival Google finds new revenue streams in hardware and software. Facebook reported on...

Reuters, 23:59 in Business
 
Line Of Duty has actually been renewed for TWO more series

Line Of Duty has actually been renewed for TWO more series

The BBC have announced that Line Of Duty has been renewed for another two series. After series four concluded, fans got the news that the crime drama would return for series five. But because the Beeb love their fans so much, the Jed Mercurio-created...

Metro, 00:00 in Showbiz
 
Last night's TV reviewed: Art of chilling you softly

Last night's TV reviewed: Art of chilling you softly

In one sense he just meant the whole place had to be clean and that there was no point having the best ale if the loos were a hazard. In another way, though, he wanted every detail to be just right. You couldn’t for example tend the bar in a smart...

 

Lincolnshire County Council Elections

Tonight reporter Brendan McFadden will be covering the Lincolnshire County Council Elections and will be giving regular updates throughout the night. Election fever has now gripped Grantham Meres Leisure Centre, with the first ward winners expected to...

 

44 Scotland Street: Catching up

The day ahead promised to be busy. Domenica had correspondence to deal with and, after that, she had arranged to meet her old friend, Dilly Emslie, for coffee at Glass & Thompson, on Dundas Street. That would take her until twelve, when she would...

 

Lincolnshire County Council Elections

Tonight reporter Brendan McFadden will be covering the Lincolnshire County Council Elections and will be giving regular updates throughout the night. Election fever has now gripped Grantham Meres Leisure Centre, with the first ward winners expected to...

 

Study finds swearing boosts strength and stamina

Muscle strength and stamina can be boosted by turning the air blue, a study has found. Swearing may help a cyclist struggling uphill to summon up extra pedal power, new research has suggested – and a dose of foul language might be what it takes to...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Health
 

Grantham nursing home residents party at their prom – complete with Prom King and Queen!

Residents, staff, family and friends recently enjoyed an afternoon prom at Harrowby Lodge Nursing Home in Grantham. Ladies were presented with a corsage and gentlemen with a buttonhole, courtesy of Flowers from Holland. Amagic show was performed by...

 
Aberdeen defender Andy Considine does the double at club's player of the year awards

Aberdeen defender Andy Considine does the double at club's player of the year awards

Andy Considine picked up a doubles after being named the Aberdeen player's player of the year and player of the year at their end of season awards. The defender, who scored a hat trick against Dundee in March, has been a mainstay in the Dons team as...

 
How Sunderland owner Ellis Short's wealth has been little affected by the club's struggles

How Sunderland owner Ellis Short's wealth has been little affected by the club's struggles

Since his arrival on Wearside, Sunderland AFC owner Ellis Short has, financially speaking, lived in the shadow of Mike Ashley. However, while there have been a number of comings and going at the Stadium of Light while the club has struggled, it hasn’t...

 
Mike Ashley has seen his fortune fluctuate from £700m to £3.5bn on Tyneside

Mike Ashley has seen his fortune fluctuate from £700m to £3.5bn on Tyneside

Since sportswear tycoon Mike Ashley first arrived in the North East in 2007 he has headed the region’s rich list. His fortunes have fluctuated as much as Newcastle United’s with huge gains and losses in the 10 year period. Just before he arrived his...

 
Mike Ashley top of North East rich list despite losing a lot of wonga in last 12 months

Mike Ashley top of North East rich list despite losing a lot of wonga in last 12 months

Newcastle United boss Mike Ashley again tops the North East rich list boasting a £2.16bn fortune. However it’s been a difficult year for the controversial tycoon as the figure represents a £270m drop on 2016 while the Magpies were relegated from the...

 
Actor Charley Boorman: My six best books

Actor Charley Boorman: My six best books

WHEN THE LION FEEDS by Wilbur Smith Pan, £8.99 Smith has written epic books about generations of the Courtney family in South Africa, who make a fortune then lose it. I listen to a lot of spokenword books because I’m dyslexic. I listened to this...

 

I'm a Celebrity star delivers Clitheroe takeaway's pizzas

I’m a Celebrity star Scarlett Moffatt, who features in the latest EE advert where she swapped grubs for takeaways, has led a fleet of EE Super-Fast Food delivery drivers to Clitheroe. The market town is one of the latest locations to have 4G coverage...

 
Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle saw his family fortune rise in 2016 - but by how much?

Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle saw his family fortune rise in 2016 - but by how much?

Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle and his wife Janet have added £2 million to their personal fortune, according to a new listing of Yorkshire's wealthiest people. The Hoyles are ranked 12th in the 2017 regional Sunday Times Rich List with a...

 


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