News archive from 12 March 2013

Petrofac and Rolls-Royce aid emerging markets push

Petrofac and Rolls-Royce aid emerging markets push

BRITISH industry continued its push into emerging markets yesterday with FTSE 100 duo Petrofac and Rolls-Royce winning contracts in Mexico. Energy services firm Petrofac has scooped a further contract with Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), the state oil...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Business
 

Business briefs: RBS | Ladbrokes | Cormack

A POTENTIAL £1 billion bid for more than 300 Royal Bank of Scotland branches was expected to have gathered pace yesterday as investors held meetings with Andrew Higginson, the man leading a takeover approach. The 17-strong investor consortium includes...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Business
 
Jimmy Savile records date back to 1964

Jimmy Savile records date back to 1964

Police forces across Britain came under fire today for ignoring Jimmy Savile's abuse victims as it emerged the disgraced presenter could have been stopped as early as 1964. In a shock warning, policing inspectors said there was a “distinct...

 
HANDS OFF RONALDO

HANDS OFF RONALDO

RATTLED Real Madrid last night issued a hands-off warning to Manchester United over Cristiano Ronaldo. Starsport exclusively revealed three weeks ago how United are preparing a £55m offer to lure Ronaldo back to Old Trafford. Sportswear giant Nike are...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
PAOLO DI CANIO FAVOURITE FOR READING JOB AS BRIAN MCDERMOTT SACKED

PAOLO DI CANIO FAVOURITE FOR READING JOB AS BRIAN MCDERMOTT SACKED

PAOLO DI CANIO is firm favourite to take over at Reading after Brian McDermott was sacked yesterday. The controversial Italian and ex-Swindon boss was a guest in the Reading directors' box during Saturday's 2-1 defeat by Aston Villa which sealed...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
JOHN OBI MIKKEL: RAFA BENITEZ REVVED US UP FOR FIGHTBACK

JOHN OBI MIKKEL: RAFA BENITEZ REVVED US UP FOR FIGHTBACK

JOHN OBI MIKEL has leapt to the defence of Rafa Benitez and told fuming Chelsea fans: He helped keep us in the FA Cup. Benitez has found friends hard to come by since taking over as interim boss of the Blues. His troubled reign at Stamford Bridge has...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
DEFIANT RIO FERDINAND FANCIES ANOTHER DOUBLE

DEFIANT RIO FERDINAND FANCIES ANOTHER DOUBLE

RIO FERDINAND insists Manchester United still have the bottle to go on and land the Double. The Red Devils have been rocked after losing to Real Madrid in the Champions League before blowing a two-goal lead to Chelsea in the FA Cup. United were...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
JOLEON LESCOTT: CARLOS TEVEZ CAN BE CUP KING

JOLEON LESCOTT: CARLOS TEVEZ CAN BE CUP KING

JOLEON LESCOTT has backed Carlos Tevez to fire Manchester City to more FA Cup glory. Tevez plundered a hat-trick in the Blues' thrashing of Barnsley to help book Roberto Mancini's men a place in the semi-finals. Lescott reckons the Argentine striker...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
STEVEN GERRARD EYES PERFECT FINISH

STEVEN GERRARD EYES PERFECT FINISH

STEVEN GERRARD has set his sights on a perfect nine-dart finish to the season. Liverpool have nine games left to hit the bullseye and claim a Champions League spot. The Reds' 3-2 win over Tottenham saw them move into the top six for the first time...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
RUBY WALSH TO TAKE AN EARLY LEAD

RUBY WALSH TO TAKE AN EARLY LEAD

BARRY GERAGHTY is favourite to land the Festival's top jockey award, but he might be trailing Ruby Walsh by the end of the first day. Walsh could be ahead after close of play on day one with rides on well-fancied Hurricane Fly in the Stan James...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 

BRUTAL ROYALS: Reading callously sack McDermott...and send the players a group text message to let them know

Reading's shocked players learned boss Brian McDermott had been sacked yesterday when they all received a round-robin text message from the club.A core group of senior players were said to be baffled and angered by the treatment of the manager who led...

Daily Mail, 00:06 in Sport
 
Residents call for action at roundabout

Residents call for action at roundabout

Neighbours in part of Preston are demanding more traffic calming measures be looked into around a "dangerous' city roundabout. Residents living on Preston’s Trees estate, in Ribbleton, are concerned about the potential for accidents to occur on...

 
QUEVEGA FOR GOLDEN 5

QUEVEGA FOR GOLDEN 5

SUPER mare Quevega will be the leading lady as the Willie Mullins' big race performers try to storm the Cheltenham Festival stage this week. For the last four years this remarkable French-bred has run away with the OLBG-sponsored David Nicholson Mares...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 

'Sorry to disappoint people but this isn't the end for me, it's the beginning of something bigger.' Warren...

Not for the first time the disparate names of Frank Warren and Mark Twain appear in the same sentence."The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated,' remarks Warren as he eats a hearty meal wearing a smile not normally seen on the face...

Daily Mail, 00:06 in Sport
 
ZARKANDA'S A SOFT TOUCH

ZARKANDA'S A SOFT TOUCH

HAVING been stationed at Cheltenham since Sunday, I can assure you the weather is so cold, I swear Sir Ranulph Fiennes was seen heading back to the smoke muttering “This is too much for me.” Gloucestershire received plenty of rain over the weekend, so...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 


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