News archive from 7 February 2012, page 8

Amlin prices up on catastrophe losses

The increase was driven by its catastrophe reinsurance business, where prices for business written in London and Bermuda rose an average 15.9 percent. "Unprecedented catastrophe loss activity in 2011 has prompted a notable uplift in reinsurance...

Reuters, 09:12 in Business
 
Rangers chairman Whyte hits out at BBC 'witch-hunt' over court dispute

Rangers chairman Whyte hits out at BBC 'witch-hunt' over court dispute

Rangers chairman Craig Whyte has rejected claims by the BBC concerning evidence he gave in court. The corporation reported that during a civil case last year, Mr Whyte told a court his seven-year ban from being a company director did not relate to the...

Daily Mail, 09:35 in Sport
 

Insight - India's reluctant young emperor, Rahul Gandhi

The scion of India's Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty could be prime minister if he asked for it, according to many members of his ruling Congress party. But instead he is focused on grassroots politics in Uttar Pradesh, the country's most politically...

 
Greece exit would not end euro, says EU commissioner

Greece exit would not end euro, says EU commissioner

Pressure is rising on Greece's national unity government to agree tough reforms demanded by the country's lenders. The EU, IMF and European Central Bank have made further spending cuts, labour market reforms and bank rescues a condition of extending...

BBC, 09:41 in Business
 
Anfield cat becomes Internet hit

Anfield cat becomes Internet hit

One, @AnfieldCat, had already attracted 17,368 followers early on Tuesday while video footage of the feline's antics were proving popular on the internet. The latest post on the Twitter site had a gentle dig at Liverpool's city rivals: "Everton...

 
Madonna announces next world tour

Madonna announces next world tour

Madonna has announced the dates for her latest world tour, which will start in Israel in May. The 53-year-old will play two dates in the UK, while the tour will also visit South America and Australia, where she has not performed in 20 years. The...

BBC, 09:56 in Art & Culture
 
DENCH'S HECTIC WORKLOAD HELPED EASE GRIEF AFTER HUSBAND'S DEATH

DENCH'S HECTIC WORKLOAD HELPED EASE GRIEF AFTER HUSBAND'S DEATH

DAME JUDI DENCH has credited her film career with helping her deal with the grief she suffered following the death of husband MICHAEL WILLIAMS. The Oscar winner was left devastated in 2001 when her partner of 30 years passed away following a battle...

 
HUDGENS DESTROYED HER OWN CONFIDENCE FOR MOVIE ROLE

HUDGENS DESTROYED HER OWN CONFIDENCE FOR MOVIE ROLE

VANESSA HUDGENS had to rebuild her self-esteem after taking her role as a pregnant tomboy in new movie GIMME SHELTER too seriously - and literally becoming the self-loathing character. The High School Musical star underwent a dramatic transformation...

 
HARDWICKE'S NEAR-FATAL ON-SET ACCIDENT

HARDWICKE'S NEAR-FATAL ON-SET ACCIDENT

TWILIGHT director CATHERINE HARDWICKE was forced to shut down production on her cult 1995 skateboarding film LORDS OF DOGTOWN after suffering a near-fatal accident on set. Hardwicke was shooting the movie with late actor Heath Ledger and Emile...

 
WELCH WEEPS AS SHE ANNOUNCES MARRIAGE BREAK-UP ON LIVE TV

WELCH WEEPS AS SHE ANNOUNCES MARRIAGE BREAK-UP ON LIVE TV

Actress DENISE WELCH broke down in tears on live TV on Monday (06Feb12) as she announced she's split from her actor husband TIM HEALY. The blonde, 53, has been at the centre of media speculation about the state of her marriage for several weeks amid...

 
ACTRESS CERRA PREGNANT

ACTRESS CERRA PREGNANT

Actress ERICA CERRA is pregnant with her first child. The Canadian star, who is best known for her role on sci-fi series Eureka, is due to give birth in late May (12) and she admits her journey to becoming a mother has been virtually worry-free so...

 
COLMAN AND FASSBENDER TRIUMPH AT EVENING STANDARD AWARDS

COLMAN AND FASSBENDER TRIUMPH AT EVENING STANDARD AWARDS

OLIVIA COLMAN fought off competition from Oscar winners VANESSA REDGRAVE, RACHEL WEISZ and TILDA SWINTON to land the coveted Best Actress prize at the Evening Standard British Film Awards on Monday night (06Feb12). Colman landed the honour for her...

 
PHILIPPS PESTERED COX TO JOIN TWITTER

PHILIPPS PESTERED COX TO JOIN TWITTER

Actress BUSY PHILIPPS badgered her COUGAR TOWN co-star COURTENEY COX into joining Twitter.com after spending the past two years inundated with messages from fans begging for the former FRIENDS star to sign up. Cox became the latest celebrity to join...

 
LOVE THREATENS TO SUE AUTHOR OVER DEPOSITION PAPERS

LOVE THREATENS TO SUE AUTHOR OVER DEPOSITION PAPERS

COURTNEY LOVE has threatened to sue an author who unlawfully obtained copies of confidential court documents, filed by the HOLE star's daughter FRANCES BEAN COBAIN in 2009. Cobain, then 17, filed a restraining order against the singer after alleging...

 
CYRUS: 'DEMI'S PROBLEMS ARE NOBODY'S BUSINESS'

CYRUS: 'DEMI'S PROBLEMS ARE NOBODY'S BUSINESS'

Teenage superstar MILEY CYRUS has urged fans to stop speculating about DEMI MOORE's personal troubles, insisting it's "nobody's business" what's going on in the actress' private life. The Ghost star, who split from husband Ashton Kutcher...

 


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