News archive from 22 October 2012

MK1 wave goodbye to X Factor as Gary narrowly avoids losing Kye

MK1 wave goodbye to X Factor as Gary narrowly avoids losing Kye

The duo - consisting of singer-rappers Charlotte Rundle and Simeon Dixon - had avoided the sing-off in previous weeks but found themselves in the bottom two this time around with Kye also facing his first fight for survival.And with Gary Barlow having...

Metro, 22:00 in Showbiz
 
Homeland: Season two, episode three

Homeland: Season two, episode three

Homeland… what on earth is Damian Lewis up to now? Photograph: Bob Leverone SPOILER ALERT: This blog is for people watching the second series of Homeland on Channel 4. Don't read on if you haven't seen episode three – and if you've seen later...

Guardian, 22:02 in Showbiz
 

Strictly beats X Factor in ratings

Strictly Come Dancing has stepped up its domination of Saturday night viewing, increasing its lead over rival X Factor. Overnight figures showed BBC1's Strictly was 1.3 million ahead, as X Factor stumbled by losing 200,000 viewers in a week. The dance...

 
Bonham Carter: Doubts over Miss Havisham role

Bonham Carter: Doubts over Miss Havisham role

Helena Bonham Carter has admitted she initially had doubts about taking on the role of Miss Havisham in the new film version of Great Expectations. "My first reaction was 'Am I that old?'" the actress said at a gala screening of the film on...

BBC, 22:11 in Art & Culture
 
Three dead in shooting in Wisconsin spa

Three dead in shooting in Wisconsin spa

The Brookfield Square mall near the spa was closed to patrons entering and exiting after the shooting, police said. (Editing by Barbara Goldberg and Jackie Frank)

 
Downton Abbey: series three, episode six

Downton Abbey: series three, episode six

Cheer up, Bates, it could be worse: you could soon be back at Downton Abbey. Photograph: Joss Barratt SPOILER ALERT: This blog is for people watching Downton Abbey series three. Don't read on if you haven't seen episode six. Viv Groskop's episode five...

Guardian, 22:12 in Showbiz
 

Going underground: India needs to dig deep to keep lights on

Piparwar, run by the state miner, produces some of the lowest-cost coal in India, just what's needed for a country struggling to get enough of the "black diamond" to fix a power crisis that recently plunged half a billion people into...

 
THREE KILLED IN US SPA SHOOTING

THREE KILLED IN US SPA SHOOTING

Brookfield Police Chief Dan Tushaus said the shooting happened about 11am on Sunday at the Azana Day Spa. He said an improvised explosive device has been found at the spa and a bomb squad is investigating. A spokeswoman for a local hospital has said...

 
This presidential election show is lame, but the outcome could be dramatic

This presidential election show is lame, but the outcome could be dramatic

President Barack Obama arrives to speak at a campaign event at Ohio University, October 2012. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP 'There are two ways you can interest [the average American] in a campaign, and only two that we have ever found...

 
Wisconsin shooting: police search for suspect after three killed

Wisconsin shooting: police search for suspect after three killed

Swat team members gather outside the Azana Day Spa in Brookfield, Wisconsin, where three people have been killed in a shooting. Photograph: Tom Lynn/AP Police in Wisconsin searched on Sunday for a man suspected of killing three people and wounding...

 

Footsie companies hand over largest ever dividend payout to shareholders

London-listed companies handed over the largest ever dividend payout to shareholders during the third quarter: £23.2bn or 10.4 per cent more than the same three months of 2011. According to research for Capita Shareholder Services by Exchange Data...

 

Miner ENRC clamps down on opaque mining deals

ENRC has resolved not to buy mineral rights via controversial middlemen who campaign groups say pose an appearance or risk of corruption, the Mail understands. Chairman Mehmet Dalman has taken an increasingly active role in addressing the firm's...

 

Oil giant BP to announce £17bn TNK deal with Rosneft

Oil giant BP is today expected to announce it has agreed a £17bn deal to sell its 50 per cent stake in the troubled TNK-BP joint venture to Rosneft, the state-backed Russian energy firm. BP is expected to take a stake in the world's largest...

 
VIEWPOINT: The austerity cuts are quite unnecessary

VIEWPOINT: The austerity cuts are quite unnecessary

Most people of my generation thought we should never again experience the kind of sustained economic depression characteristic of the 1920s and 1930s. True, we knew about the business cycle; but few, apart from Gordon Brown, believed that "boom...

 
Appeal after cars taken in raids

Appeal after cars taken in raids

POLICE are appealing for information after a number of burglaries in which cars were taken from two separate properties. On Friday October 5, a mobile phone and car key were stolen from a house on Long Hill Rise, Hucknall. A blue Mondeo car was also...

 


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