News archive from 17 January 2012

Feeling blue? Not me! Katy Perry puts on a brave face as she gets back to work after Russell Brand split

Feeling blue? Not me! Katy Perry puts on a brave face as she gets back to work after Russell Brand split

The way they were: Russell announced that he was filing for divorce from Katy on December 30 But while Katy reportedly wants to sort things out, Russell is ready to move on and wants nothing more than to get some closure on the whole situation. They...

 

Alliance Boots sees double digit profit growth

"This performance again demonstrates the ability of our group to continue to grow, despite the regulatory and consumer spending challenges facing our sector," said Executive Chairman Stefano Pessina. Alliance Boots said Boots UK posted a 4.1...

Reuters, 22:50 in Business
 
Investors want Tesco to toughen share trade rules

Investors want Tesco to toughen share trade rules

Investors said the rules needed revising to put greater distance between the timing of share deals by executives and significant company announcements. "Companies need to be very careful about when they allow people to sell shares ahead of...

Reuters, 22:59 in Business
 
TS Eliot poetry prize win for John Burnside

TS Eliot poetry prize win for John Burnside

John Burnside has been named the winner of the £15,000 TS Eliot Prize for Poetry for his collection Black Cat Bone. This year's prize has proved controversial, with two poets withdrawing because of its sponsorship by an investment company. Burnside,...

BBC, 23:15 in Art & Culture
 
ICE HOCKEY: NICK DUFF QUICK TO FLY IN FOR SHEFFIELD STEELERS

ICE HOCKEY: NICK DUFF QUICK TO FLY IN FOR SHEFFIELD STEELERS

SHEFFIELD new-boy Nick Duff arrived in Britain yesterday after quitting his American club in the middle of a road trip. Duff, 26, will make his debut for the champions tomorrow after a move from Central Hockey League Dayton Gems. The tough defender...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
BASKETBALL: PRINCE'S LONG REIGN

BASKETBALL: PRINCE'S LONG REIGN

CUP king Charles Smith could play until he is 40 after swapping retirement for records. The Prince, 36, held a leaving party on Tyneside last summer after 10 seasons with Newcastle. But it was nothing like the post-match bash that followed his...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
EDSON BARBOZA KICK KO'S TERRY ETIM

EDSON BARBOZA KICK KO'S TERRY ETIM

THE Boys from Brazil made it 10 out of 10 in front of their ecstatic fans at UFC 142 in Rio. Brazilian fighters took the honours in all 10 bouts at a packed HSBC Arena to further underline the country’s ­strength in depth in the Octagon. Liverpool’s...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
FINIAN’S RAINBOW IS FINE

FINIAN’S RAINBOW IS FINE

OWNER Michael Buckley is looking forward to seeing his Finian’s Rainbow run in Saturday’s Victor Chandler Chase at Ascot. A horse the owner has said that he is absurdly fond of. Trained by Nicky Henderson, last year’s Arkle second featured among...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
DERECK CHISORA: KLITSCHKO’S A VIT OF A BULLY

DERECK CHISORA: KLITSCHKO’S A VIT OF A BULLY

DERECK CHISORA has accused Vitali Klitschko of being a playground bully. Brit Chisora, 28, will challenge Klitschko for his WBC heavy- weight belt in Munich on February 18. “You’re like a bully taking people’s candy. You just like to beat up...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
RALLYING: MONTE CARLO ON THE MARCH

RALLYING: MONTE CARLO ON THE MARCH

THIS year’s World Rally Championship starts in Monte Carlo today despite doubts over the entire event. The WRC was left without timing or tracking facilities after their promoter’s parent company went into administration. So a local racing club will...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
Renewed surge in PPI complaints to financial ombudsman

Renewed surge in PPI complaints to financial ombudsman

A fresh jump in payment protection insurance (PPI) complaints has driven up the total number of cases going to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS). The FOS received 55,907 complaints in the last three months of 2011, up by 10% from the previous...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
GREYHOUNDS: FIRE UP WITH TRICKY

GREYHOUNDS: FIRE UP WITH TRICKY

TRICKYS ON FIRE (9.17), a five-time winner at the track, can prove a Sheffield scorcher tonight. Rob Holt’s powerful tracker is making his first appearance of the year but finished off 2011 with success at home track Doncaster on Boxing Day and the...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
Mall v internet: Can ecommerce conquer the Middle East?

Mall v internet: Can ecommerce conquer the Middle East?

The Middle East isn't renowned for having many big names in the world of online retail. Continue reading the main story Special Report: The Technology of Business Authors going it alone and online Indian internet seeks the masses New tech horizons...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
SEAN ST LEDGER IS BACK IN FAVOUR FOR CUP

SEAN ST LEDGER IS BACK IN FAVOUR FOR CUP

NIGEL PEARSON is ready to hand Sean St Ledger a shock recall tonight just three weeks after putting him on the transfer list. Leicester defender St Ledger will start against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup third-round replay after repairing his...

 
BRENDAN RODGERS HAS TOUCH OF JOSE MOURINHO MAGIC

BRENDAN RODGERS HAS TOUCH OF JOSE MOURINHO MAGIC

ALL of football is trying to find out more about Brendan Rodgers after Swansea’s fantastic win over Arsenal. Perhaps I can help. Because Brendan is the new flavour of the month it does not mean he has not paid his dues. He has – and his first...

 


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