News archive from 19 April 2012

Nell hoping for model marathon time

Model Nell McAndrew is looking forward to running her sixth London Marathon despite admitting it is a far cry from the glamorous photoshoots she is usually associated with. "Running is not glamorous. It's all about sweat and Portaloos," she...

 
Apple wants trial on e-book price-fixing: lawyer

Apple wants trial on e-book price-fixing: lawyer

Two publishers took a similar stance in the first hearing in Manhattan federal court since the anti-trust division of the Department of Justice last week accused Apple and five publishers of colluding to break up Amazon.com's low-cost dominance of the...

 
eBay sees quarterly profits rise

eBay sees quarterly profits rise

Online retailer and auction site eBay has reported an increase in first-quarter sales and profit. EBay said first-quarter profit was $725m (£453m), up from $619m a year earlier. Revenue was $3.3bn, up 29% on 12 months ago. Results were again boosted...

BBC, 22:03 in Business
 
Burnley’s historic Towneley family to feature on DVD

Burnley’s historic Towneley family to feature on DVD

By Chris Gee , Reporter EPIC stories depicting the lives of four members of one of Burnley’s historic Towneley family have been produced into a film. The Friends of Towneley Park have made a DVD which invites people to look back through the...

 
Burnley’s historic Towneley family to feature on DVD

Burnley’s historic Towneley family to feature on DVD

By Chris Gee , Reporter EPIC stories depicting the lives of four members of one of Burnley’s historic Towneley family have been produced into a film. The Friends of Towneley Park have made a DVD which invites people to look back through the...

 
Apple wants trial on e-book price-fixing - lawyer

Apple wants trial on e-book price-fixing - lawyer

Two publishers took a similar stance in the first hearing in Manhattan federal court since the anti-trust division of the Department of Justice last week accused Apple and five publishers of colluding to break up Amazon.com's low-cost dominance of the...

 

Budget VAT change attacks defeated

George Osborne's Budget came under attack from coalition MPs in the Commons as backbenchers lined up to attack decisions to slap VAT on pasties, caravans and repairs to churches. Opposition from Labour to the Chancellor's plans was bolstered by...

 
Didier Drogba downs Barcelona to give Chelsea Champions League hope

Didier Drogba downs Barcelona to give Chelsea Champions League hope

The Spaniards dominated for 90 minutes but Drogba's goal on the stroke of half-time gives Roberto di Matteo's men real hope of making the Champions League final. The pattern was clear from the off - Barcelona dominated possession, while their...

Metro, 22:22 in Sport
 
Jenson Button sure F1 drivers are in safe hands amid Bahrain unrest

Jenson Button sure F1 drivers are in safe hands amid Bahrain unrest

Formula One personnel have so far been untroubled by the myriad of protests this week, even if there is an anti-F1 slant in some places. That was evident on Tuesday in the village of Al Dair where a 5,000-strong group of men, women and children staged...

Metro, 22:22 in Sport
 
Breaking: Bull shot dead in grounds of Sheffield school

Breaking: Bull shot dead in grounds of Sheffield school

A BULL was shot dead in the grounds of a primary school in Sheffield today, horrified parents claim. They claim it was killed close to the door to the nursery at Fox Hill School after armed officers were deployed by South Yorkshire Police. Shocked...

 
David de Gea: My Chelsea save was the start of Man United's title tilt

David de Gea: My Chelsea save was the start of Man United's title tilt

It was uncertain the Spaniard would be selected due to his shaky form but manager Sir Alex Ferguson kept faith in his £18million summer arrival from Atletico Madrid. And having fought back from 3-0 down to level the game, De Gea clawed Juan Mata's...

Metro, 22:22 in Sport
 
Nick Evans issues Toby Flood warning to young pretender Owen Farrell

Nick Evans issues Toby Flood warning to young pretender Owen Farrell

That's the opinion of Harlequins No.10 Nick Evans who is shocked his Leicester counterpart has been written off in some quarters even though he admires the skills of Saracens star Owen Farrell, who took the Six Nations by storm. Injury ruled Flood out...

Metro, 22:22 in Sport
 
Burnley’s historic Towneley family to feature on DVD

Burnley’s historic Towneley family to feature on DVD

By Chris Gee , Reporter EPIC stories depicting the lives of four members of one of Burnley’s historic Towneley family have been produced into a film. The Friends of Towneley Park have made a DVD which invites people to look back through the...

 
U.S. judge sends Apple, Samsung to settlement talks

U.S. judge sends Apple, Samsung to settlement talks

Apple sued Samsung in the United States last year, saying the South Korean company's Galaxy line of mobile phones and tablets "slavishly" copies the iPhone and iPad. Samsung then countersued Apple. In a court filing late on Monday, both...

 

U.S. warns of Boko Haram attacks on Nigeria capital

Boko Haram, which wants sharia (Islamic law) more widely applied across Africa's most populous nation, has killed hundreds in gun and bomb attacks this year. "The U.S. Embassy has received information that Boko Haram may be planning attacks in...

 


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