News archive from 11 March 2015

 Another huge chance missed and 16 other things fans said as Sky Blues are left frustrated by Bradford City

"Another huge chance missed" and 16 other things fans said as Sky Blues are left frustrated by Bradford City

Coventry City climbed further away from the League One relegation zone but it was a case of what might have been after a 1-1 draw with FA Cup quarter-finalists Bradford City. The Sky Blues looked on course for a vital three points at half-time as...

 

Italy court upholds Berlusconi acquittal in prostitution case

At the first trial in 2013, Berlusconi, 78, was convicted and sentenced to seven years in prison. But that ruling was overturned by an appeals court in Milan that acquitted him last year. The Rome court, in a ruling that is now definitive, rejected an...

 
CHELTENHAM 2015 DAY 2 TIPS: Could Ruby Walsh & Willie Mullins dominate again on Ladies' Day & who will win the Queen Mother Champion Chase?

CHELTENHAM 2015 DAY 2 TIPS: Could Ruby Walsh & Willie Mullins dominate again on Ladies' Day & who will win...

DAY One of the 2015 Cheltenham Festival was completely dominated by Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins, with the jockey landing a treble and the trainer a spectacular four-timer. And the Irish partnership will again look to catch the eye of punters on day...

 

Liverpool "ready to sign Karim Benzema, Real Madrid to accept £34.5m transfer offer'

Liverpool are ready to sign Karim Benzema at the end of the season with Real Madrid set to let him go. The Reds are in desperate need of a world class striker and have made signing one a transfer priority for the summer. Benzema has long been in their...

Metro, 00:07 in Sport
 

Blurred Lines: Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams ordered to pay £4.8m to Marvin Gaye's kids for copying...

BLURRED Lines pop star Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have been ordered to pay $7.3 million (£4.8m) in damages to the family of Marvin Gaye for copyright infringement. Gaye died in April 1984, leaving his children the copyright to his music. His...

 

Google CFO retiring, leaves spreadsheets for backpack

Patrick Pichette is leaving Google to go backpacking, the 52-year-old French Canadian announced in a lengthy post on his personal Google+ Web page on Tuesday. Google, which dominates the online advertising business, expects to find a replacement for...

 

National no Smoking Day - join the Leicester Mercury campaign

Today is National No Smoking Day and marks the culmination of the Leicester Mercury campaign to encourage people to kick the habit. We joined forces with the Stop smoking service with the aim of persuading 300 people to quit. To date nearly 200 - 184...

 
Pension changes 2015: Annuity or pension drawdown?

Pension changes 2015: Annuity or pension drawdown?

Shall we cruise to the warm sunshine of Antigua - or the midnight sun of Norway? Should it be cobalt blue or viridian green for the new Aston? From 6 April 2015, such dilemmas could become real for some, as the government gives those over 55 the...

BBC, 00:16 in Business
 

Insight - Testing Beijing, Japan eyes growing role in South China Sea security

Tokyo's security cooperation is broad-based: It is supplying maritime patrol boats to the two countries while Japan will hold its first naval exercises with the Philippines in the coming months. Japanese military doctors are even advising Vietnamese...

 
Cheltenham Festival: Garry Owen looks ahead to Day Two of the Greatest Show on Turf and dishes up his previews and tips

Cheltenham Festival: Garry Owen looks ahead to Day Two of the Greatest Show on Turf and dishes up his...

EMOTIONS will run high in a fascinating Champion Chase where Johnny Nash will testify ‘there are more questions than answers’. There won’t be a dry eye in the house if Sprinter Sacre regains his crown and with Nicky at the helm you just never know....

 
Ayr United 0 Airdrieonians 1: Diamonds close the gap in race for top four

Ayr United 0 Airdrieonians 1: Diamonds close the gap in race for top four

Ayr United 0 Airdrieonians 1 MARC FITZPATRICK netted a second-half winner last night as Airdrieonians closed the gap on the promotion play-off places. The 28-year-old midfielder bagged his fourth goal of the season to floor 10-man Ayr who had Adam...

 

New Credit Suisse CEO dismisses lack of investment bank experience

Thiam said his experience working as a management consultant at McKinsey had given him enough insight into the business to overcome his lack of formal ties within the organisation. "I've been a customer of investment banks for 20 years,"...

Reuters, 00:26 in Business
 

UK shoppers would switch brands, pay more to avoid use of slaves - poll - TRFN

Two-thirds of consumers would stop buying a product if they learnt that its manufacture involved exploiting workers, and more than half would pay up to 10 percent more for slavery-free goods, according to the Walk Free Foundation. A government-backed...

Reuters, 00:26 in Business
 
Jeremy Clarkson suspended: Recap after BBC suspend Top Gear host following a fracas with producer

Jeremy Clarkson suspended: Recap after BBC suspend Top Gear host "following a fracas" with producer

Video loading Refresh automatically On | Off Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended by the BBC following allegations of a "fracas" with a show producer. The show will not be broadcast this Sunday while the BBC investigates the allegations that...

 
The artisans in danger of disappearing

The artisans in danger of disappearing

Pascal Bourdariat - just the 12th workshop director in high end jeweller and watchmaker designer Chaumet's 235-year history - is watching as a worker gently polishes a tiny gem, so small it's almost invisible. The knowledge on how to craft and design...

BBC, 00:28 in Business
 


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