News archive from 21 August 2012

Everton 1 Manchester United 0: Fellaini on fire as Toffees ruin Van Persie's big night

Robin van Persie had a Manchester United debut to forget as Everton's Marouane Fellaini stole the show at Goodison Park. Fellaini capped a superb individual performance with the only goal of the game in the second half. Van Persie, United's new...

Daily Mail, 22:01 in Sport
 

Farewell service for Bacup's last CofE church

BACUP’S last CofE church is to close after a final service of celebration and thanksgiving next Sunday. The service at Christ Church at 3pm will be led by the Rt Rev Christopher Edmondson, Bishop of Bolton and members of the congregation, past and...

 

In Pakistan, underground parties push the boundaries

This is not Saturday night at a club in New York, London or Paris. It is the secret side of Pakistan, a Muslim nation often described in the West as a land of bearded, Islamic hardmen and repressed, veiled women. Pakistan was created out of...

 

Myanmar government abolishes direct media censorship

Under the new rules, journalists no longer have to submit reports to state censors before publication, ending a practice strictly enforced during nearly half a century of military rule that ended in March last year. "This is a step in the right...

 
US comedian Phyllis Diller dead at 95

US comedian Phyllis Diller dead at 95

US comedian Phyllis Diller, a staple of stand-up and television, has died at the age of 95. Her former manager, Milton Suchin, said Diller died on Monday morning in Los Angeles "peacefully in her sleep with a smile on her face". Diller broke...

BBC, 22:24 in Art & Culture
 
Bangladesh shipbuilding goes for export growth

Bangladesh shipbuilding goes for export growth

When it comes to shipping, Bangladesh is known mostly as a shipbreaking nation, with dozens of ageing container vessels heading towards its southern coast for scrap. However, in recent years it has also emerged as a shipbuilding country. Shipbuilding...

BBC, 22:25 in Business
 
Carla’s garden is a real veg store

Carla’s garden is a real veg store

THIS is the second year that Carla Scott of Westfield Close, Harborough, has had a vegetable garden at home; for the previous ten years she had an allotment. Last year she entered the Garden Awards in the edible garden category and came second, so...

 

'Tony Scott was my dear friend and I will really miss him': Tom Cruise pays tribute to Top Gun director...

Tom Cruise has paid tribute to Tony Scott in the wake of his tragic suicide. The director behind the actor's hits Top Gun and Days of Thunder jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in LA yesterday. The 68-year-old is understood to have been diagnosed...

 
Everton stun Man United as Marouane Fellaini spoils van Persie's party

Everton stun Man United as Marouane Fellaini spoils van Persie's party

The towering Belgian bullied United - with Michael Carrick forced to play at centre-half - all night and it was just that mismatch that proved decisive as the midfielder could not cope with Fellaini's power at a corner in the second half as he gave...

Metro, 22:30 in Sport
 
FELLAINI STARS AS EVERTON BEAT UNITED

FELLAINI STARS AS EVERTON BEAT UNITED

While defending champions and near-neighbours City achieved a come-from-behind win against Southampton on Sunday the Red Devils were second best for most of the contest at Goodison Park. The thorn in their side was midfielder Marouane Fellaini, who...

 
WIGAN EASE TO VICTORY

WIGAN EASE TO VICTORY

The Warriors, so disappointing in their previous game at Warrington, produced another flat performance but this time it was good enough to see off willing but limited opponents to gain the win that lifts them three points clear of the second-placed...

 

Malta's former prime minster Dom Mintoff dies at 96

(Reporting by Chris Scicluna; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

 

Premier League: Everton FC 1 Manchester United 0

Everton FC dealt an early blow to Manchester United's Premier League title hopes to spoil the party on the day of Robin van Persie's much-anticipated debut While defending champions and near-neighbours City achieved a come-from-behind win against...

Daily Post, 22:39 in Sport
 
Singing star Ellie is riding high in the USA

Singing star Ellie is riding high in the USA

HEREFORDSHIRE singing sensation Ellie Goulding is proving to be a smash hit across the pond. The Lyonshall artist is currently number two in the Hot 100 Billboard chart – the biggest music chart in the US – with her single Lights. The song has already...

 

Supermarket giant Tesco faces fines for 'illegally employing' foreign students

Supermarket giant Tesco has been illegally employing foreign students, a raid on one of its London warehouses uncovered. Britain's biggest retailer was swooped on by immigration officials after being tipped off that students were working significantly...

 


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