News archive from 7 June 2012

England could help prevent injury crisis with GPS systems on players, claims doc

England's mounting injury crisis has already claimed Frank Lampard, Gary Cahill and Gareth Barry as victims between the end of the Premier League season and the start of Euro 2012.But one leading sports scientist has claimed that many injuries can be...

Daily Mail, 22:00 in Sport
 

Vote for Darwen's most important buildings

DARWEN people have been asked to help identify the buildings which add character to the town. Blackburn with Darwen Council wants them to nominate their favourite buildings so they can be considered for inclusion on a list of local heritage assets...

 

Vote for Darwen's most important buildings

DARWEN people have been asked to help identify the buildings which add character to the town. Blackburn with Darwen Council wants them to nominate their favourite buildings so they can be considered for inclusion on a list of local heritage assets...

 

BBC boss defends jubilee coverage

BBC boss Mark Thompson has insisted he is proud of the corporation's Diamond Jubilee coverage despite it receiving more than 2,000 complaints from the public. It drew stinging criticism during the river pageant broadcast, with viewers attacking its...

 

Canada farm groups want curbs on Agrium's clout

In a C$6.1 billion (3.82 billion pounds) deal, global commodities giant Glencore International PLC (GLEN.L) will buy Viterra, Canada's biggest grain handler, this summer, pending regulatory approval. It will then sell off some of Viterra's parts to...

Reuters, 22:12 in Business
 
Chavez to launch Venezuela candidacy in person

Chavez to launch Venezuela candidacy in person

Chavez, 57, wants re-election in the South American OPEC member despite a year-long battle against an unspecified cancer. "A sea of people will join our candidate, the candidate of the fatherland," his campaign chief Jorge Rodriguez told...

 

Guyana oil exploration stirs up Venezuela border dispute

The conflict was stirred up in recent days by local media reports that Exxon Mobil Corp, in partnership with Royal Dutch Shell, is exploring for crude off the coast of the disputed Essequibo region. The two South American nations squabbled over the...

 

Bank of England urged to give Britain's economy a jump-start

The Bank of England is under mounting pressure to jump-start Britain's battered economy following a dramatic fall in confidence among the nation's builders. The Markit/CIPS purchasing managers' index (PMI) for the construction sector - where anything...

 

MARKET REPORT: Investors pile in after Diamond Jubilee

They say a hair of the dog is the best hangover cure. As the markets stirred themselves into life following an ultra-long weekend of well lubricated royal celebration, groggy traders were offered an intoxicating tonic. A slew of gloomy data from the...

 
Madoff trustee files many new lawsuits

Madoff trustee files many new lawsuits

Irving Picard, the trustee, filed complaints seeking a respective $354.9 million (229.1 million pounds) and $179.4 million from Swiss private banks EFG Bank SA and Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie. Among the other complaints is a $122.2 million...

Reuters, 22:48 in Business
 

Divided ECB rejects calls to cut interest rates to boost ailing eurozone

A divided European Central Bank yesterday resisted calls to cut interest rates despite declaring that the eurozone was under increasing threat. ECB President Mario Draghi warned that "heightened uncertainty' was "weighing on confidence and...

 
Dead boy rises from his coffin to ask for a drink

Dead boy rises from his coffin to ask for a drink

Kelvin Santos had died of cardiac- respiratory failure and dehydration after a bout of pneumonia and his body was handed to his family for burial.However, just an hour before his funeral, the two-year-old apparently came back to life in his open...

Metro, 22:49 in Hot News
 
Girl with giant tumour on brain saved after going on rollercoaster

Girl with giant tumour on brain saved after going on rollercoaster

Emma Bassett was days from dying from the lesion she did not know she had - but the ride redistributed fluid in her skull. Two weeks later, doctors found the satsuma-size tumour, which Ms Bassett had had for seven years, and told her the rollercoaster...

Metro, 22:49 in Hot News
 
Eurozone heading towards recovery, says ECB boss Mario Draghi

Eurozone heading towards recovery, says ECB boss Mario Draghi

The 17 countries using the single currency will rally even though the debt crisis poses a constant risk and economic activity ‘remains weak', said European Central Bank head Mario Draghi. He stuck with a growth forecast of between 0.3 per cent and...

Metro, 22:49 in Hot News
 
Queen's charity Sightsavers pledges £27m to tackle blindness

Queen's charity Sightsavers pledges £27m to tackle blindness

Tentatively feeling their way with sticks, a procession of blind men are helped across the African landscape by children.Their vision already destroyed by an infection, the disease also keeps their young helpers out of school and trapped in poverty....

Metro, 22:49 in Hot News
 


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