News archive from 11 August 2012

LISA DOBRISKEY'S 1,500M ANGUISH

LISA DOBRISKEY'S 1,500M ANGUISH

Dobriskey had been in good form going into the final, but this was in stark contrast to the final itself. Usually liking to hug the inside line, Dobriskey was forced out of the medal positions, which was a bitter disappointment for an athlete who had...

 
GB JUST MISS MEDAL IN 4X400M RELAY

GB JUST MISS MEDAL IN 4X400M RELAY

Rooney attacked round the final bend and on the home straight past Russian athlete Pavel Trenikhin and was closing on Trinidad's Deon Lendore, but was held off. The host quartet, which also included Conrad Williams, Jack Green and Dai Greene, finished...

 
MUHAMMED TAKES BRONZE

MUHAMMED TAKES BRONZE

Muhammad, 21, made the last eight before he was beaten by Nicolas Garcia Hemme. However, as the Spaniard went on to reach the final, the Briton was handed a second chance through the repechage where he beat Iran's Yousef Karami, winning 11-7 against...

 

Popular city band to perform at Chester FC beer festival

THE Suns will be playing at the Chester FC beer festival tomorrow (Saturday, August 11).The popular Chester band will perform in the Blues Bar at the Exacta Stadium during the event which boasts 20 ales sourced from breweries in the North West. Bar...

 

American sprinters smash 27-year-old world record to win 4x100m relay

The United States showed Britain's sprinters how it is done to win the women's 4x100m relay in a world record of 40.82 seconds.The team of Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight and Carmelita Jeter raced away from their closest challengers...

Daily Mail, 22:02 in Sport
 
FSA’s banking review is warned that trust may be beyond repair

FSA’s banking review is warned that trust may be beyond repair

PLANS to overhaul the interbank lending system, described as "no longer fit for purpose" by the City regulator, will not do enough to rebuild trust, it was claimed on Friday. An initial discussion paper by Martin Wheatley, who heads conduct...

Scotsman, 22:04 in Business
 
Turbulence from Europe buffets Flybe

Turbulence from Europe buffets Flybe

REGIONAL airline Flybe flew further into trouble on Friday, cutting its revenue forecast in the face of a decline in business passengers to recession-hit Europe. Shares shed 14 per cent to 64.5p as the airline said passenger numbers in its UK...

Scotsman, 22:04 in Business
 
Prudential open to eastwards move

Prudential open to eastwards move

PRUDENTIAL said on Friday that it was keeping its options open regarding a possible relocation of its head office after it reported a 13 per cent rise in first-half profits. Britain’s biggest insurer warned earlier this year that it might leave Europe...

Scotsman, 22:04 in Business
 

Spiked drink blamed for Clitheroe attack

A 32-year-old Slaidburn man bit another man on the cheek during a disturbance in a Clitheroe takeaway. Blackburn magistrates heard Shaun Patrick Kenny attacked Richard Lund as he intervened in a fight between their respective partners. Kenny, of...

 

Spiked drink blamed for Clitheroe attack

A 32-year-old Slaidburn man bit another man on the cheek during a disturbance in a Clitheroe takeaway. Blackburn magistrates heard Shaun Patrick Kenny attacked Richard Lund as he intervened in a fight between their respective partners. Kenny, of...

 

Good Evans! Freddie makes final and has shot at gold after beating world No 1

Freddie Evans continued his magnificent run in the welterweight division all the way to the Olympic final with a superbly composed performance to see off Ukraine's world No 1 and reigning world champion Taras Shelestyuk 11-10.Once again roared on by a...

Daily Mail, 22:23 in Sport
 

Controversial taekwondo fighter Muhammad lands bronze in repechage

Britain's taekwondo fighter Lutalo Muhammad battled to an Olympic bronze medal with victory over Arman Yeremyan of Armenia in the under-80kgs at ExCeL. Muhammad, 21, was a controversial selection for the Olympic squad ahead of world number one Aaron...

Daily Mail, 22:23 in Sport
 
Netflix CEO buys Facebook shares

Netflix CEO buys Facebook shares

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has given a thumbs-up to Facebook by buying about one million US dollars (£637,000) of its stock. Mr Hastings is a Facebook board member and the first insider at the social media company to disclose buying its stock since its...

 

US relay team sprint to world record

The United States have won the women's 4x100 metres relay in a world record of 40.82 seconds at the Olympic Stadium. The team of Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight and Carmelita Jeter raced away from their closest challengers Jamaica to take...

Daily Post, 22:27 in Sport
 
FRED EVANS PACKS A PUNCH TO REACH OLYMPIC FINAL

FRED EVANS PACKS A PUNCH TO REACH OLYMPIC FINAL

FRED EVANS showed his class as he overcame Taras Shelestyuk to put himself in touching distance of Olympic glory. In front of a packed ExCeL crowd, Evans went toe to toe against the World No1 and won each round in a thrilling bout. Evans will now be...

Daily Star, 22:34 in Sport
 


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