News archive from 19 July 2012

American Express quarterly profit rises marginally

American Express quarterly profit rises marginally

The number of outstanding shares fell 4 percent from a year earlier. Total revenue, net of interest expense, was $7.96 billion, up 5 percent. Spending on its cards grew at a slower pace as overall U.S. consumer confidence falls on a weak economic...

Reuters, 22:00 in Business
 

Congress mulls changes to patent lawsuit forum

The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, in a hearing on Wednesday, aired complaints about companies that file patent infringement lawsuits in district courts to ask for financial damages, but who also file an ITC complaint because the mere...

 
Britain, U.S. hail F-35 fighter as tightening ties

Britain, U.S. hail F-35 fighter as tightening ties

Britain is to formally accept an F-35 test model at Lockheed's Fort Worth, Texas, production plant on Thursday. The Pentagon seized the occasion to voice strong support for the plane, which is over budget, behind schedule and a potential target for...

 
Car owners who let a passenger throw rubbish out of the window will face an £80 fine... even if they weren't driving at the time

Car owners who let a passenger throw rubbish out of the window will face an £80 fine... even if they...

The sight of cigarette butts, crisp packets and other kinds of litter being thrown out of car windows is a sadly familiar one. But under tough new plans to clampdown on litterbugs, car owners could be traced and fined up to £80 for any rubbish thrown...

Daily Mail, 22:11 in Auto
 

Return of the 1970s as Shell bring back petrol pump attendants to fill your tank for you

Motorists stopping to refuel this summer may find themselves transported back in time as it sees the return of the old-school petrol pump attendant.Three hundred Shell petrol stations across the country are trying out the free service this summer...

Daily Mail, 22:11 in Auto
 

London taxi drivers bring traffic to a standstill today in a protest over ban... as Olympics lanes begin to...

Angry taxi drivers caused major disruption on Westminster's roads today in a protest over their ban from dedicated Olympics traffic lanes. Tourists in Parliament Square were greeted with blaring horns as more than 200 black cabs arrived shortly before...

Daily Mail, 22:11 in Auto
 

Doctors suspend pensions row action

HOSPITAL bosses are looking at a plan to scrap Dewsbury's A&E department. News Local Breaking News Email More Batley news Olympic Torch Live Regional National Health Jobs Apprenticeships Sport Batley Bulldogs Local Sport National Sport Lifestyle...

 

Home Office staff vote for strike

HOSPITAL bosses are looking at a plan to scrap Dewsbury's A&E department. News Local Breaking News Email More Batley news Olympic Torch Live Regional National Health Jobs Apprenticeships Sport Batley Bulldogs Local Sport National Sport Lifestyle...

 
IBM second quarter EPS beats Street, revenue falls short

IBM second quarter EPS beats Street, revenue falls short

It said in the second-quarter earnings per share, excluding items, was $3.51, beating average analysts' estimate of $3.43. Revenue fell 3 percent to $25.8 billion from the year-ago period and missed average expectations of $26.27 billion. A number of...

 

Team backing for teen footballer with cancer

CARING team-mates of a Bulwell teenage footballer who is battling cancer have staged a fundraising event in aid of the hospital where he is receiving treatment. Sixteen-year-old Kris Dunn, of Squires Avenue, played for the Bulwell Rangers under-16...

 

Fuel poverty is felt across district

READING the article in the Dispatch of Friday June 29 ("Fifth Of Households In Fuel Poverty') I do believe that the problems in Bulwell are being felt in many more areas, including Hucknall. I have tried, in the not-too-distant past, to get...

 
London 2012: London Tweety12 - the first social media Olympics

London 2012: London Tweety12 - the first social media Olympics

"Dad, where were you when Jess Ennis won gold at London 2012?" "I remember it like it was yesterday, son. I was in the queue at the butchers, checking Facebook on my phone, and there it was… history in the making." It may not be...

 

Stevenage 0 Tottenham 2: Super Sig strikes on debut with AVB regime underway

Andre Villas-Boas got off to a good start as Tottenham manager with a solid victory - and his first signing Gylfi Sigurdsson did so as well.The Icelandic midfielder scored the first goal as Spurs saw off League One Stevenage. Tottenham's lead was...

Daily Mail, 22:27 in Sport
 
Something you've forgotten to tell us Guy? Ritchie's girlfriend Jacqui Ainsley shows off 'bump' on red carpet at Dark Knight Rises premiere

Something you've forgotten to tell us Guy? Ritchie's girlfriend Jacqui Ainsley shows off 'bump' on red...

They welcomed their first child together in September and Jacqui Ainsley has since spoken of her desire to have a large family.And it seems that she is now well on her way to receiving that wish as she fuelled speculation she's pregnant once more at...

 
Glum Katie Holmes cuts a lonely figure as she makes solo outing to spinning class

Glum Katie Holmes cuts a lonely figure as she makes solo outing to spinning class

For Katie Holmes, the last couple of weeks have been punctuated with daily outings alongside her daughter Suri.But after being torn away from the six-year-old yesterday as her estranged husband Tom Cruise took the reigns, Katie today made a solo...

 


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