News archive from 11 August 2012, page 1

Can’t council help solve my flooding nightmare?

Can’t council help solve my flooding nightmare?

By Sarah Taylor A woman has demanded action after months of flooding behind her home. Jeni Long, of Common Road, Evesham, said that almost every time there is heavy rain, her garage and car, to the rear of her home, are left in several feet of...

 

Man arrested in Tia investigation

The partner of the grandmother of 12-year-old Tia Sharp has been arrested on suspicion of murder. A Scotland Yard spokesman said that Stuart Hazell, 37, was arrested in a public place at 8.25pm in the south London borough of Merton after he was...

 
MARTYN ROONEY & CO SUFFER HEARTACHE IN THE 4X400M OLYMPIC RELAY FINAL

MARTYN ROONEY & CO SUFFER HEARTACHE IN THE 4X400M OLYMPIC RELAY FINAL

They had qualified in a time of 2:59.53 to reach the final, and with Martyn Rooney and Conrad Williams in their ranks, looked to be in with a shout of a medal of some hue after two strong legs. And despite Rooney trying to reel in the Trinidad and...

 
CAMPBELL READY FOR NEVIN CLASH

CAMPBELL READY FOR NEVIN CLASH

The Hull 24-year-old eased past Japan's Satoshi Shimizu 20-11 in their semi-final to set up a third career meeting with Ireland's Nevin - a stunning 19-14 winner over Cuba's reigning world champion Lazaro Alvarez Estrada. But the dream is over for...

 

Man arrested in Tia investigation

Aug 10 2012 The partner of the grandmother of 12-year-old Tia Sharp has been arrested on suspicion of murder. A Scotland Yard spokesman said that Stuart Hazell, 37, was arrested in a public place at 8.25pm in the south London borough of Merton after...

 
CLINTON AT GHANA PRESIDENT FUNERAL

CLINTON AT GHANA PRESIDENT FUNERAL

Atta Mills, 68, came to power in 2009 after winning the closest election in the country's history. The peaceful transition of leadership after that vote was lauded, as was the swift and orderly inauguration of the country's vice president last month...

 

Team GB inspiring kids in Barnsley

TEAM GB's sporting success at the London Olympics has inspired youngsters in Barnsley. A survey conducted by Hockey Nation has revealed that two thirds of children living in the town have been encouraged to become more active since the beginning of...

 

Rain fails to dampen Pride’s spirits - picture gallery

HEAVY rain forced an early end to Doncaster Pride despite a vibrant and colourful parade and some of the event's most positive feedback ever. More than 300 people took part in the town centre Walk of Unity to the Keepmoat Stadium where thousands...

 

Daley leaves it to his last dive to battle into 10m platform final after show of nerves

Tom Daley survived a major scare as he left it until his final dive to nervously progress past the first round of the men's 10-metre platform.The 18-year-old former world champion produced one of the worst displays of his decorated young career before...

Daily Mail, 22:50 in Sport
 

Explaining the Libor scandal

Libor, the London inter-bank lending rate, is considered to be one of the most crucial interest rates in finance, upon which trillions of financial contracts rest, and the exposure of its rigging has shocked many beyond the world of finance. Here, the...

BBC, 22:50 in Business
 

Analysis - Argentine inflation "resilient" despite slowing growth

The government shuns orthodox policies and spends heavily to stoke swift economic growth. Official data has drastically lowballed price rises since 2007 and President Cristina Fernandez avoids mentioning inflation, estimated at 20 percent to 25...

Reuters, 22:51 in Business
 
Lloyds nears deal for Lundy loans portfolio - sources

Lloyds nears deal for Lundy loans portfolio - sources

A consortium of U.S. private equity firm TPG [TPG.UL] and a division of investment bank Goldman Sachs are in exclusive talks to buy the portfolio, which includes real estate and business loans that were largely made by HBOS before it was taken over by...

Reuters, 22:51 in Business
 
FRED EVANS PUNCHES ABOVE HIS WEIGHT TO REACH OLYMPIC FINAL

FRED EVANS PUNCHES ABOVE HIS WEIGHT TO REACH OLYMPIC FINAL

Evans won every round of a tight contest against the Ukrainian No1, and he will now be guaranteed at least a silver. He told BBC Sport after the fight: "I had a game plan and had a point to prove. I stuck to the game plan and I knew I had to be...

 

UK double-dip is 'less serious than expected' as improved construction figures boost hopes of GDP revision

Some of the gloom hanging over the British economy lifted amid signs the double-dip recession was not as deep as initially feared. Official figures showed the beleaguered construction sector shrank by 3.9 per cent between April and June - a still...

 

Food crisis fear as US drought pushes corn price to record high

The price of corn hit a record high yesterday as the US government warned that the worst drought in more than 50 years has devastated crops. The US Department of Agriculture said corn production will fall 13 per cent this year to a six-year low after...

 


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