News archive from 24 June 2012

Northamptonshire Association for the Blind holds family fun day

Northamptonshire Association for the Blind holds family fun day

THE Mayor of Northampton was the guest of honour at a family fun day for the Northamptonshire Association for the Blind. Councillor Roger Conroy, who was accompanied by the Mayoress, Jenny Conroy, officially opened the fun day at the association’s...

 
ALONSO BAGS BRACE AS SPAIN PROGRESS

ALONSO BAGS BRACE AS SPAIN PROGRESS

Alonso's rare headed goal put Spain in control after 19 minutes and the former Liverpool midfielder wrapped up the victory with a last-minute penalty. France were distinctly off colour all night and barely tested Spain, who will put their European...

 
If Nationwide close our branches then we shut our accounts say customers

If Nationwide close our branches then we shut our accounts say customers

Nationwide Building Society has just announced the closure of 23 branches - a blow that will devastate many customers. The move, revealed in Financial Mail, will be completed by the end of August. The axe will fall heavily on the Derbyshire brand that...

 
JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Vote down the 'Fat Cat Five' deal

JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Vote down the 'Fat Cat Five' deal

No one can dispute that Nationwide Building Society runs anything but a business designed to deliver excellence in customer service. But it does not get everything right. Far from it. The cack-handed decision to decimate its Derbyshire savings brand...

 
Why dividends deliver savers welcome support in the battle against inflation

Why dividends deliver savers welcome support in the battle against inflation

Inflation is falling - but not fast or far enough for savers. Interest paid on deposits remains so low that even the best no-notice savings accounts pay less than today's increase in the cost of living. And that is before any tax is paid. In the past...

 
Xabi Alonso brace sinks France and sends Spain into Euro 2012 semis

Xabi Alonso brace sinks France and sends Spain into Euro 2012 semis

The former Liverpool midfielder, who was winning his 100th cap, broke the deadlock with a header midway through the first half and then fired home a late penalty to make sure of victory. Spain now face Portugal in the semi-finals, but will need to...

Metro, 22:18 in Sport
 

Benefit refugees bring cost fears to Pendle

By Tyrone Marshall, Reporter BENEFIT refugees who converge on Pendle could cost the borough at least £1,000 a time, a senior councillor has warned. Town halls will assume control for administering council tax benefit from next April – and they have...

 
International production company moves to new premises in Northampton

International production company moves to new premises in Northampton

An award-winning production company that has supplied performers for cruise ships including the Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mary officially opened its new premises on Saturday. Belinda King Creative Productions has moved across town to new...

 

Benefit refugees bring cost fears to Pendle

By Tyrone Marshall, Reporter BENEFIT refugees who converge on Pendle could cost the borough at least £1,000 a time, a senior councillor has warned. Town halls will assume control for administering council tax benefit from next April – and they have...

 

PM plans welfare crackdown on young

Hundreds of thousands of young people could be stripped of housing benefit and forced to live with their parents as part of a new welfare crackdown signalled by David Cameron. The Prime Minister insisted the system was giving the wrong incentives as...

 

Four arrests in palace protest

Four climate change activists have been arrested today after scaling the gates of Buckingham Palace and chaining themselves to the railings. Three men and one woman who said they represented the Climate Siren group locked themselves to the centre gate...

 

We're preparing to meet Spain in final, says Italy keeper Buffon

Gianluigi Buffon believes Italy are good enough to beat England on Sunday night and be crowned champions - but says they might need to study law to do it! The Italians arrived with a match-fixing and betting scandal in full swing back home.

Daily Mail, 22:43 in Sport
 

I fear no one! Mario taunts Roy's heroes ahead of quarter-final showdown

Mario Balotelli has told his Manchester City team-mates and England opponents that he fears none of them as the two nations prepared for Sunday's Euro 2012 quarter-final in Kiev.Balotelli, who is expected to return for Italy to take on Roy Hodgson's...

Daily Mail, 22:43 in Sport
 

Furious Fabio denies he is spying for Italy ahead of clash with England

Fabio Capello has gone "crazy' at suggestions he has been helping Italy prepare for Sunday's showdown against England. Capello's son, Pierfilippo, said the Italian former England manager is torn over which country to support. Just before Capello...

Daily Mail, 22:43 in Sport
 

PM plans welfare crackdown on young

Hundreds of thousands of young people could be stripped of housing benefit and forced to live with their parents as part of a new welfare crackdown signalled by David Cameron. The Prime Minister insisted the system was giving the wrong incentives as...

 


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