News archive from 8 August 2012

Finally an Aussie gold on the track as Pearson clinches thrilling 100m hurdles

Sally Pearson delivered Australia's first athletics gold medal of the London Olympics with a dramatic victory in the 100 metres hurdles. The hot favourite clocked an Olympic record of 12.35 seconds to edge American defending champion Dawn Harper into...

Daily Mail, 22:03 in Sport
 

Blackburn man charged with stabbing his father

A 21-YEAR-OLD man has appeared before Blackburn magistrates charged with stabbing his dad twice. Mark John Bury, of Mersey Avenue, Darwen, is alleged to have stabbed Vincent Bury in the neck with a knife And in the leg with a screwdriver. He indicated...

 
Second-half sales down, but Greggs bites back with innovative formats

Second-half sales down, but Greggs bites back with innovative formats

BAKERY chain Greggs will accelerate its expansion programme in the second half of the year after new initiatives proved successful even as sales slowed due to bad weather. The company said plans to roll out a franchised version of its stores at...

Scotsman, 22:05 in Business
 
PPI compensation payouts of £10billion could boost economy

PPI compensation payouts of £10billion could boost economy

About £10billion has been set aside by banks to cover mis-selling refunds, a figure that could have the effect of raising GDP by 0.1 per cent, according to the National Institute of Economic and Social Research.‘PPI payments are a boost to household...

Metro, 22:06 in Hot News
 
Thousands flee Syria bombardment as Bashar al-Assad faces scrutiny on TV

Thousands flee Syria bombardment as Bashar al-Assad faces scrutiny on TV

Mr Assad's appearance followed rumours about his health and came the day after his prime minister defected. Silent footage showed him meeting in Damascus with an envoy from key ally Iran, who pledged Tehran's continued support for its ‘vital...

Metro, 22:06 in Hot News
 
Truth About Youth teens unite to reclaim cities' streets

Truth About Youth teens unite to reclaim cities' streets

The foundation held seven Truth About Youth events across the country, with a simultaneous flash mob across the cities to show their unity. Beatrice Fowowe, 14, from Woolwich, south-east London, took part in the Brixton event and said there was still...

Metro, 22:06 in Hot News
 
Disney profits lifted by Avengers

Disney profits lifted by Avengers

The Walt Disney Company has reported higher profits, driven by the success of films such as The Avengers. Net income for the three months to June rose 24% to $1.83bn (£1.17bn) from the previous year. "We had a phenomenal third quarter, delivering...

BBC, 22:07 in Business
 
Village has four reasons to thank air rescuers

Village has four reasons to thank air rescuers

A VILLAGE will come together to raise funds for the Midlands Air Ambulance after the service saved the lives of at least two residents in the past year. The air ambulance has assisted in the rescue of four people from Ashton-under-Hill, near Evesham....

 
 Avengers helps lift Disney profit in quarter

"Avengers" helps lift Disney profit in quarter

Earnings beat the 93 cents a share that analysts had forecast, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. In after-hours trading, Disney's shares declined 1 percent to $49.37. Driven by Disney's superhero movie "The Avengers," which has made more...

Reuters, 22:15 in Business
 

Blackburn man charged with stabbing his father

A 21-YEAR-OLD man has appeared before Blackburn magistrates charged with stabbing his dad twice. Mark John Bury, of Mersey Avenue, Darwen, is alleged to have stabbed Vincent Bury in the neck with a knife And in the leg with a screwdriver. He indicated...

 

"Shocking" pressure on top Romania court - Council of Europe

Prime Minister Victor Ponta's leftist Social Liberal Union (USL) is trying to oust suspended President Traian Basescu. Ponta accuses Basescu of abusing his position to block government legislation, but the European Union regards some of the...

 

Leader of Danish anti-immigrant party steps down

She has designated member of parliament Kristian Thulesen Dahl, one of the party's leading MPs on economic policy, to succeed her, the daily Berlingske, which broke the story of her departure, said in its online edition. During her 17 years at the...

 

Big Brother 2012: Luke Anderson in the final

BIG Brother contestant Luke Anderson is through to the final of the show.Former Hawarden High School pupil Luke, who entered the house on June 5, avoided nomination this week and will stay in the house until the final show on Monday. The chef, who was...

 
Analysis: EBay lures big retailers in Amazon battle

Analysis: EBay lures big retailers in Amazon battle

EBay Chief Executive John Donahoe and other executives have been telling retailers that Amazon is their enemy, while eBay is a friend because, unlike Amazon, it holds no inventory. Amazon buys products wholesale, stores them in inventory and sells...

 
Rangers 4 East Fife 0: comfortable Ibrox debut for new team

Rangers 4 East Fife 0: comfortable Ibrox debut for new team

Lee McCulloch claimed a double and Lee Wallace was also on the scoresheet in the first match at Ibrox since Rangers were consigned to liquidation and voted into the Irn-Bru Third Division. This game was always likely to attract a bigger than usual...

The Herald, 22:57 in Sport
 


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