News archive from 7 February 2012, page 9

PARENTS GROUP TAKE AIM AT M.I.A. FOR 'DESPERATE' ACT

PARENTS GROUP TAKE AIM AT M.I.A. FOR 'DESPERATE' ACT

Officials at America's leading family decency group The Parents Television Council have blasted M.I.A. for showing her middle finger during MADONNA's Super Bowl half-time performance on Sunday (05Feb12), calling the PAPER PLANES hitmaker...

 

Treasury Wrote Off £11bn In Unpaid Tax

Revenue and Customs wrote off almost £11bn in unpaid tax in one year, according to the first joint audit of every government department. The Treasury was not fully aware of the figure until it appeared in the Whole of Government Accounts (WGA) for...

 
Exclusive home perched on a rock and surrounded by water goes on sale for £1m

Exclusive home perched on a rock and surrounded by water goes on sale for £1m

The three bedroom house was built on the top of Towan Island on the beach at Newquay, Cornwall, in the 1930s. When the tide is in the island is completely surrounded by water and from the top of the granite rock there are 360 degree views. Terracing...

 
ANALYSIS: With gold prices riding high again, is now the time to sell?

ANALYSIS: With gold prices riding high again, is now the time to sell?

The sharp falls in the price are often associated with the liquidation of futures positions suggesting it is linked to short term selling, something that is a relatively recent phenomenon. More fundamentally, the decline in late 2011 was partly due to...

 
Tui Travel gets boost from UK bookings

Tui Travel gets boost from UK bookings

Europe's biggest travel group Tui Travel has reported steady holiday bookings from UK consumers, outperforming rivals in the process. Tui said UK bookings in January were unchanged from a year earlier, whereas bookings across the industry fell 14%....

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BBC newsreader earning up to £100,000 demands clothing allowance for female presenters

BBC newsreader earning up to £100,000 demands clothing allowance for female presenters

The presenter, who co-hosts the BBC News Channel daily between 11am and 2pm, also called on there to be more women foreign correspondents and said she has been patronised about her sexuality - she came out as gay in 2009. She said: "I"m...

 
Colman triumphs at Evening Standard awards

Colman triumphs 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. Colman landed the honour for her star role in...

 
McCartney 'will headline Diamond Jubilee gig'

McCartney 'will headline Diamond Jubilee gig'

Sir Paul McCartney has signed up to headline Queen Elizabeth II's upcoming Diamond Jubilee gig, according to a report. The monarch celebrated 60 years on the throne on Monday and she is set to continue the celebrations into the summer. Plans for a pop...

 
Carter upset over sister's funeral snub

Carter upset over sister's funeral snub

Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter is upset with brother Aaron and other members of his family for not letting him know about his sister's funeral plans. The pop star was absent as his 25-year-old sibling Leslie was laid to rest in New York state on...

 
Brown to make Grammys return

Brown to make Grammys return

Chris Brown is reportedly set to perform at this weekend's Grammy Awards, three years after he was forced to pull out of the event following his bust-up with ex-girlfriend Rihanna. The Associated Press reports the Kiss Kiss hitmaker will hit the stage...

 
Minogue calls cops over Twitter 'weirdo'

Minogue calls cops over Twitter 'weirdo'

Australian pop star Kylie Minogue has contacted police after a "deluded weirdo" allegedly threatened her on Twitter.com. The Spinning Around hitmaker went public with her online scare on Monday night, but reassured fans that action was being...

 
Pulp to be feted at NME Awards

Pulp to be feted at NME Awards

Rockers Pulp will be honoured with the top prize at this year's NME Awards for their outstanding contribution to music. The Common People hitmakers reunited last year for a series of concerts, including a performance at top festival Glastonbury, and...

 
Tilton risked surgery for Dancing on Ice

Tilton risked surgery for Dancing on Ice

Actress Charlene Tilton is relieved to have been voted off Dancing On Ice because she faced surgery if she continued to skate. The former Dallas star signed up for the ice skating contest in tribute to her fiance who died in 2009, but was left nursing...

 
French calls for NHS to overhaul IVF system

French calls for NHS to overhaul IVF system

Actress Dawn French is urging health chiefs to provide unlimited IVF (in vitro fertilisation) for childless couples, after enduring the "heartbreaking" treatments herself. The Harry Potter star went through several rounds of IVF in the 1980s...

 
Radcliffe will spend Valentine's Day alone

Radcliffe will spend Valentine's Day alone

Actor Daniel Radcliffe will spend Valentine's Day without his girlfriend because he is so busy promoting new movie The Woman In Black. The Harry Potter star is dating production assistant Rosie Coker, but the lovers will be apart on the most romantic...

 


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