News archive from 20 August 2012

Air and sea search for boy, four

Aug 19 2012 An air and sea rescue is under way for a four-year-old boy who has gone missing. The boy's parents frantically tried to rescue him after he entered the water at Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset. A member of the public witnessed their desperate...

 

Search for boy called off for night

An air and sea rescue for a missing four-year-old boy has been called off until Monday. Police said it was too dark to search for the boy and the operation would resume in the morning. The boy's parents frantically tried to rescue him after he entered...

 

Belgians protest possible release from jail of Dutroux's ex-wife

A court ruled in July that Michelle Martin would be able to live in a convent now that she has served 16 years of her 30-year sentence - outraging a nation that was horrified by the crimes committed by the woman and her ex-husband. Dutroux was found...

 
Manchester City make winning start to title defence - but at a high price

Manchester City make winning start to title defence - but at a high price

After falling 2-1 behind to newly-promoted Southampton, City needed late goals from Edin Dzeko and Samir Nasri to clinch a hard-earned 3-2 victory at the Etihad Stadium. But Aguero, one of the stars of last term's historic campaign, was stretchered...

Metro, 22:22 in Sport
 
Manchester City start where they left off with lively win over Southampton

Manchester City start where they left off with lively win over Southampton

Even the scoring sequence at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday was the same as for that never-to-be-forgotten final game against QPR last season. Edin Dzeko again got the equaliser, before Samir Nasri fired the winner ten minutes from time. However, City...

Metro, 22:22 in Sport
 
ECB could assume supervision in bank union - Demetriades

ECB could assume supervision in bank union - Demetriades

Demetriades, who is also governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus, told Cypriot newspaper Kathimerini in an interview the euro zone faced "unprecedented challenges" and such a banking union was expected to foster greater confidence in the...

Reuters, 22:25 in Business
 

Style doctor

Q I'm looking for a small Victorian-style vanity unit for our downstairs cloakroom toilet. The toilet has an original old-fashioned pull chain WC, so this would be in keeping and would also give me a bit of extra storage space. B Giles A Interior...

 

As Dodd-Frank looms, Asian banks look to cut U.S. trading ties

From the start of next year, non-U.S. banks that annually deal in at least $8 billion worth of products such as interest rate swaps with American counterparties are expected to be subject to new derivatives rules in the Dodd-Frank Act. In practice...

Reuters, 22:34 in Business
 
The Apprentice vs The X Factor as Lord Sugar has spat with Tulisa

The Apprentice vs The X Factor as Lord Sugar has spat with Tulisa

But the Apprentice star got a fiery retort from the feisty singer who branded him ‘a t**t'. The row erupted during the screening of the ITV1 talent show on Saturday, when the 65-year-old tweeted: ‘Can you tell me who the hell this Tulisa bird is on X...

Metro, 22:42 in Showbiz
 
Rihanna admits to having 'good memories' of Chris Brown relationship

Rihanna admits to having 'good memories' of Chris Brown relationship

The Umbrella singer and the R&B star split in 2009, after he attacked her before the Grammy Awards ceremony. He later admitted an assault charge and was given five years of probation, but despite that, some fondness remains. In an interview with...

Metro, 22:42 in Showbiz
 
Diageo closes in on deal to buy Jose Cuervo tequila brand

Diageo closes in on deal to buy Jose Cuervo tequila brand

Drinks giant Diageo was last night said to be close to a deal to buy the Jose Cuervo tequila brand for £1.9bn. The company, whose current brands include Guinness and Johnnie Walker, could announce the purchase alongside annual results on Thursday....

 

Qatari investors snap up stake in handbag maker Anya Hindmarch

Qatari investors have snapped up a £27m stake in luxury handbag and accessories maker Anya Hindmarch - valuing the company at £70m. It is understood that Qatar Luxury Group - the vehicle of Sheikha Mozah, the wife of the Emir of Qatar - bagged the...

 

'He's in over his hoodie': Experts call for inexperienced Zuckerberg to step down as Facebook's CEO as...

As Facebook's share price continues to plummet, critics have accused Mark Zuckerberg of being "in over his hoodie' and called for him to step down as CEO. Corporate experts have suggested that the 28-year-old founder should stick to what he does...

 
Injured servicemen learn horse skills on road to recovery

Injured servicemen learn horse skills on road to recovery

Struggling to deal with debilitating injuries sustained in the line of duty - and the mental trauma of serving on the front line - the servicemen get time to come to terms with life away from the forces at the unique courses where they learn ranching...

Metro, 22:48 in Hot News
 
Nasa's Curiosity zaps Martian rock

Nasa's Curiosity zaps Martian rock

Nasa's Curiosity rover has zapped its first Martian rock, aiming its laser for the sake of science. During the target practice on Sunday, Curiosity fired 30 pulses at a nearby rock over a 10-second window, burning a small hole. Since landing in Gale...

 


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