News archive from 25 January 2012

Mervyn King says UK recovery will be long and arduous

Mervyn King says UK recovery will be long and arduous

Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King has said the path to economic recovery in the UK will be long, arduous and uneven. "After many years in which the stock of debt built up rapidly, there has been a reappraisal," he said in a speech....

BBC, 22:01 in Business
 

NZ court refuses bail for Megaupload founder

U.S. authorities want to extradite him on the charges, although his lawyer has said the company simply offered online storage, and that his client is innocent. He had argued for bail saying that he posed no threat of absconding or restarting his...

 

NZ court refuses bail for Megaupload founder

U.S. authorities want to extradite him on the charges, although his lawyer has said the company simply offered online storage, and that his client is innocent. He had argued for bail saying that he posed no threat of absconding or restarting his...

 
Sam Taylor-Wood and toyboy fiancé Aaron Johnson welcome their second child

Sam Taylor-Wood and toyboy fiancé Aaron Johnson welcome their second child

Their relationship raised eyebrows due to their 23 year age gap and the fact that Johnson was just 19 at the time. They started dating less than a year after Taylor-Wood and ex-husband Jopling, 48, separated after 11 years of marriage. In an interview...

 
Apple posts record $13.06bn quarterly profits, up 118%

Apple posts record $13.06bn quarterly profits, up 118%

Apple reported record-breaking net profits for the three months to 31 December 2011 of $13.06bn (£8.36bn), up 118% from the same period in 2010. The company also sold 37 million iPhones, more than twice as many as it sold in the last quarter of...

BBC, 22:59 in Business
 
Taylor-Wood & Johnson welcome baby girl - report

Taylor-Wood & Johnson welcome baby girl - report

Artist/director Sam Taylor-Wood and her fiance Aaron Johnson are the proud parents of a baby girl, according to a new report. The filmmaker, 44, and the actor, 21, who met on the set of 2009 biopic Nowhere Boy, have welcomed a second daughter into...

 
Blast destroys police station in north Nigeria

Blast destroys police station in north Nigeria

Islamist sect Boko Haram claimed responsibility for a coordinated series of gun and bomb attacks in Kano on Friday that killed 186 people in their deadliest strike yet. The new focus on Kano, an ancient city once at the heart of caravan routes...

 

Nvidia cuts revenue forecast, shares drop

Shares of Nvidia dropped 2.9 percent in extended trade after closing up 2.36 percent at $14.94. Nvidia said it expects revenue in the quarter finishing at the end of January to fall to $950 million, plus or minus 1 percent. Analysts on average had...

 
HAYESY TO HEAD IN

HAYESY TO HEAD IN

HEADITON HAYESY (8.52), who has form chasing home Boher Paddy in an Eclipse trial stakes as recently as last November, looks good from red in the £500 Swindon January Monkey final tonight – live in betting shops. With inside runners having much the...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
PENSION PLANS BEING DRAINED BY HIDDEN FEES

PENSION PLANS BEING DRAINED BY HIDDEN FEES

PENSION providers have come under fire for charging hefty fees for managing retirement funds that can erode savings by as much as a third. A new study shows there are huge differences between the most expensive and the cheapest pension plans, which...

 
CLEARING AGE BARRIERS TO TRAVEL INSURANCE

CLEARING AGE BARRIERS TO TRAVEL INSURANCE

YOU'RE never too old to travel but you may be too old or ill to get insurance. Some insurers flatly refuse to cover people aged 65 or over and the choice narrows as you get older. If you have what insurers call a pre-existing medical condition, many...

 
CREATIVE PARTNERS IN GRAND DESIGNS TO EXPAND

CREATIVE PARTNERS IN GRAND DESIGNS TO EXPAND

BEING both sides of the border best suits the ambitions of a design agency expanding from Glasgow to London. Good Creative’s almost forensic, analytical approach to design has secured accounts in multiple sectors and turned it into a...

 
NO AWARDS FOR OSCAR THIS TIME AROUND

NO AWARDS FOR OSCAR THIS TIME AROUND

LAST SEASON’S John Smith’s Grand National runner-up Oscar Time has been ruled out for the season with a leg injury. The 11-year-old almost gave Robert and Sam Waley-Cohen a huge double at Aintree last April, the pair having won the Gold Cup in March...

 
TODAY'S RACING TIPS - 25/01/2012

TODAY'S RACING TIPS - 25/01/2012

BEV SWINGELL is the principal tipster for the Daily Express and Sunday Express, and for the last 20 years he has been acknowledged as one of the top private handicappers in England. He won the Racing Post's National Press Challenge in 2005, and has...

 
CELTIC SCARE TOTTENHAM WITH £10M PRICE TAG FOR JAMES FORREST

CELTIC SCARE TOTTENHAM WITH £10M PRICE TAG FOR JAMES FORREST

CELTIC have tried to frighten off big-spending Spurs by slapping a £10 million plus price tag on star man James Forrest. The Premiership club has enquired about the availability of the on-form winger although no official bid has yet been lodged....

 


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