News archive from 5 June 2012

Reckless thieves grab power cable

METAL thieves risked their lives to steal a mile of overhead electricity cables in rural Pendle. The theft saw homes in the Roughlee area lose power. The incident has been described as ‘extremely dangerous’ and follows similar incidents in the Ribble...

 

Microsoft's Xbox to sell music, goes mobile

The software maker, whose market-leading Xbox already streams Netflix and ESPN and other channels, unveiled a "SmartGlass" application on Monday that links the console to mobile devices powered by Windows or Apple Inc's iOS and Google Inc's...

 
Pope won't be frightened by leaks scandal - deputy

Pope won't be frightened by leaks scandal - deputy

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican Secretary of State, or prime minister, is regarded as the chief target of the unprecedented campaign of leaking which led to the arrest of the pope's butler on May 23. Many Vatican insiders say the butler is...

 

Putin wants closer EU trade ties, skirts Syria

At his first summit with EU leaders since his return to the Kremlin last month following the biggest opposition protests of his 12-year rule, Putin also made clear he would not welcome Western criticism on human rights or democracy. He signalled...

 

Actors to compete in Pendle's first theatre 'Oscars'

ACTORS from across the North West are being invited to compete for the Pendle’s first-ever theatre ‘Oscars’. Theatre company The Garrick, which relocated to the ACE Centre last year, is behind the new Pendle One Act Festival (POAF). And up to nine...

 

Ferdinand stresses support for Euro team

Rio Ferdinand has pledged his support to England's Euro 2012 campaign despite the controversy that has surrounded the Manchester United defender's continued absence from the squad. Ferdinand's camp reacted furiously on Sunday night to the former...

People, 22:06 in Sport
 

Euro glory sealed Hazard's Blues move

Chelsea's memorable Champions League victory over Bayern Munich convinced new signing Eden Hazard that Stamford Bridge was the right place for him to play. The Belgium international, one of the most sought after players in Europe after some stellar...

People, 22:06 in Sport
 
KEEPERS SAVE THE DAY FOR IRELAND

KEEPERS SAVE THE DAY FOR IRELAND

Given produced three first-half saves, the second of them a sensational effort, and half-time replacement Westwood matched his feats with an excellent 54th-minute stop of his own, all from Dinamo Moscow midfielder Balazs Dzsudzsak. Ireland were under...

 

Torch relay disrupted by protest

Jun 4 2012 The Olympic torch relay has been disrupted following a dissident republican protest in Northern Ireland. One man was arrested after minor scuffles with police as the flame was about to pass the peace bridge linking the divided communities...

 

The Queen enjoys Jubilee concert

The Queen has taken her seat in the royal box for her star-studded Diamond Jubilee concert, but was without the Duke of Edinburgh who has been taken to hospital with a bladder infection. The musical tribute to the Queen has been overshadowed by the...

 

Actors to compete in Pendle's first theatre 'Oscars'

ACTORS from across the North West are being invited to compete for the Pendle’s first-ever theatre ‘Oscars’. Theatre company The Garrick, which relocated to the ACE Centre last year, is behind the new Pendle One Act Festival (POAF). And up to nine...

 

The Queen enjoys Jubilee concert

The Queen has taken her seat in the royal box for her star-studded Diamond Jubilee concert, but was without the Duke of Edinburgh who has been taken to hospital with a bladder infection. The musical tribute to the Queen has been overshadowed by the...

 

Mixed results for mobile stroke treatment

Treating stroke patients in specialised ambulances en route to hospital could boost the number of patients who receive life-saving therapy, BBC News has today reported. The news is based on a small but well-conducted study looking at whether the time...

 

Torch relay disrupted by protest

A Police Service of Northern Ireland spokeswoman said several dissident republicans were involved. "Due to a protest that took place at the rear of the Guildhall this afternoon, the torch was diverted past Guildhall Street on to Whittaker Street...

 
Chesapeake shakes up board under pressure

Chesapeake shakes up board under pressure

Chesapeake said it would replace four directors on the nine-member board. Mason Hawkins's South-eastern Asset Management will get three seats and billionaire Carl Icahn will get one. The selection of a new independent chairman must be approved by the...

Reuters, 22:33 in Business
 


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