News archive from 6 September 2012

Cabinet reshuffle: List of approved Ministerial appointments

HER MAJESTY has been pleased to approve the following Ministerial appointments: Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service Rt Hon David Cameron MP Deputy Prime Minister, Lord President of the Council (with special...

Scotsman, 22:02 in Hot News
 
Five to face charges after Lichfield assault

Five to face charges after Lichfield assault

Five men have been charged in connection with an assault in Lichfield – a year after the alleged attack took place. Two men, both aged in their 30s, were in Cathedral Walk when they were assaulted. The attack took place at around 12.45am on October 16...

 

England hammered as Proteas level series

England's highly successful 2012 one-day international campaign ended in chastening anti-climax, and a drawn NatWest Series, as South Africa trounced them by seven wickets at Trent Bridge. A string of batsmen contributed to their own downfall with...

Daily Post, 22:05 in Sport
 

Enquiries continue into the death of a 50-year-old man found in a parked car in Mickle Trafford

POLICE say enquiries are continuing into the death of a 50-year-old man found in a parked car in Mickle Trafford.Emergency services were called to The Street in Mickle Trafford at 6.41pm on Monday, September 3 after receiving reports of an unconscious...

 

East Lancashire dancers put their bare necessities on the line

Dynamite Dot members pose for the calendar COWBOY BOOTS, stetsons and tassled waistcoats were left strewn across the floor when a group of female line dancers bared almost all for a charity calendar. Elizabeth Davies, an instructor known throughout...

 

Exclusive - General Growth board looking to hire banker

Ackman, who controls a 10.5 percent stake in General Growth, has urged General Growth's independent directors to form a special committee to consider a sale. But it could not be learned whether the board was planning to do so or was hiring a bank as a...

Reuters, 22:16 in Business
 

India's cigarette giant makes a healthy choice

ITC Ltd (ITC.NS) sells 80 percent of the cigarettes in the world's second most populous country where 275 million people use tobacco products. But as India follows the rest of the world in adopting anti-smoking regulations, the company's core tobacco...

Reuters, 22:16 in Business
 
Around 900 British jobs being axed by Direct Line in a two-year cost-cutting programme

Around 900 British jobs being axed by Direct Line in a two-year cost-cutting programme

Around 900 British jobs are being axed by Direct Line as the Churchill insurer embarks on a two-year cost-cutting programme. The group's 13-year-old Teesside call centre will be mothballed with the loss of 500 posts, while each of the company's 14...

 

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley loses £26m pay package vote

Billionaire Mike Ashley became the latest casualty in the City's shareholder spring after Sports Direct investors voted against an incentive scheme that would have netted him £26m. Ashley, the chain's founder and executive deputy chairman, saw 39 per...

 

MARKET REPORT: Bumi bottoms out at new low

Its 52-week high of 1065p and £1.9bn valuation now seems light years away. Bumi, Nat Rothschild's highly leveraged thermal coal business in Indonesia, succumbed to a fresh bout of nervous selling and touched 265p before closing 19.3p or 6.7 per cent...

 

AG Barr and Britvic in merger talks to create £1.4bn fizzy drinks giant

The two firms behind Robinsons Barley Water and Scotland's Irn-Bru are in merger talks to create a £1.4bn fizzy drinks giant. Glasgow based AG Barr confirmed it had approached Britvic, as revealed in yesterday's Daily Mail. Britvic, which also makes...

 
THE CITY INTERVIEW: Antony Jenkins has a passion to remove stain at Barclays

THE CITY INTERVIEW: Antony Jenkins has a passion to remove stain at Barclays

After the trials and tribulations of recent months, which have left the industry battered, banking needs leaders with enthusiasm to take it forward. Barclays' new boss, Antony Jenkins, has it in spades. So much so that he managed to convince the...

 

ALEX BRUMMER: Reckless charge for oil giant BP over Gulf of Mexico spill

When the US Department of Justice speaks on the Macondo oil spill, BP's share price shakes. Presumably, it can only be an unhappy coincidence that Washington decided to cut up rough in the middle of the Democratic convention in North Carolina filled...

 

Four found shot dead on alpine road

Sep 5 2012 Three people have been found shot dead in a British-registered people carrier in the French Alps while a young girl is fighting for her life in hospital, officials in France say. The Foreign Office is urgently looking into the incident,...

 

Coe plays down medal ceremony boos

Sep 5 2012 Politicians should expect to be treated as "pantomime villains" and booed as they hand out medals at the Paralympics, Sebastian Coe says. Chancellor George Osborne and Home Secretary Theresa May were subjected to a chorus of...

 


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