News archive from 25 December 2012

US Odd Couple actor Jack Klugman dies at 90

US Odd Couple actor Jack Klugman dies at 90

US actor Jack Klugman, who starred in hit TV series in the 1970s and 80s, has died at the age of 90. He passed away in Los Angeles on Monday afternoon, his son Adam said, without giving further details. Klugman played a no-nonsense medical...

BBC, 00:01 in Art & Culture
 
Surprise marriage proposal at Royal & Derngate

Surprise marriage proposal at Royal & Derngate

A surprise marriage proposal gave a performance of Cinderella at the Royal & Derngate a real-life fairytale ending. Vishal Patel, a dentist from Northampton, surprised his girlfriend Heena Pindoria by going down on knee in front of a packed...

 
FERGIE: VAN PERSIE WILL BE A UTD LEGEND

FERGIE: VAN PERSIE WILL BE A UTD LEGEND

SIR Alex Ferguson is convinced Robin van Persie will prove to be the last piece in his Manchester United jigsaw. Ferguson opened himself up to ridicule yesterday when he claimed Ashley Williams could have killed Van Persie yesterday when the Swansea...

Daily Star, 00:13 in Sport
 
EX ANFIELD STAR NEIL RUDDOCK URGES 'SOFT' LIVERPOOL TO SIGN NEWCASTLE'S CHEICK TIOTE

EX ANFIELD STAR NEIL RUDDOCK URGES 'SOFT' LIVERPOOL TO SIGN NEWCASTLE'S CHEICK TIOTE

FORMER Liverpool star Neil Ruddock has urged his old club to sign Newcastle's Cheick Tiote, in order to give them some backbone. The notorious hard-man, who made more than 150 appearances for the Anfield side in the 1990s, reckons the club's current...

Daily Star, 00:13 in Sport
 

Send those who approved wind turbines to Tower of London

From: Keith Bagot, The Terrace, Honley, Holmfirth. I TOTALLY agree with Barrie Frost’s letter (Yorkshire Post, December 13) as well as many other people with regards to these wind turbines. I, too, believe they are hideous and blot the landscape of...

 

Sacrificing all moral authority

From: R Frank Wilson, Butternab Road, Beaumont Park, Huddersfield. PARISH priest Neil McNicholas argues that the Charity Commission – in successful challenging Catholic Care’s right to refuse adoption 
services to same-sex couples – and the Government...

 

Seasonal forgiveness

From: Aled Jones, Mount Crescent, Bridlington. I THINK the gift of Christmas 
can be summed up in the 
magical words of CS Lewis. 
He wrote: “Forgiveness from Jesus Christ is like a tape-recording of your life wiped completely clean.” Thank you, Holy...

 

Cheaper cigarettes may burn more than holes

From: Peter Harkness, Chairman, West Yorkshire Crimestoppers committee. THIS time of year can be expensive and people will understandably look for cheaper alternatives when it comes to everyday goods and necessities. Cheaper cigarettes may be very...

 

Chavez "improves slightly" after surgery - official

"The patient has shown a slight improvement in his condition," Venezuelan Information Minister Ernesto Villegas said during a terse televised statement, adding the president has maintained contact with family members. Chavez has not been...

 
Africa and China: Workers face clash of cultures

Africa and China: Workers face clash of cultures

China's new leadership has made it clear that it is still committed to developing its interests in Africa. The Chinese ambassador to South Africa has said the relationship "will enter a new stage of development" and China will always be...

BBC, 00:18 in Business
 
CHELSEA'S £150M STRIKE FORCE

CHELSEA'S £150M STRIKE FORCE

The Russian billionaire is preparing a £50m bid for Atletico Madrid superstar Radamel Falcao, to link up with his other £50m striker Fernando Torres. Next up will be a £35m move for Shakhtar Donetsk's Brazilian hitman Willian, while Belgian starlet...

 
SWANS COULD HAVE KILLED ROBIN VAN PERSIE

SWANS COULD HAVE KILLED ROBIN VAN PERSIE

That is the alarming claim of Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, who has insisted the Football Association must act. Ferguson was fuming after Swansea's Williams smashed the ball at the head of Van Persie in the 75th minute of the 1-1 Premier...

 
DANCING ON ICE: JAYNE TORVILL EXCITED BY 'BEST SHOW EVER'

DANCING ON ICE: JAYNE TORVILL EXCITED BY 'BEST SHOW EVER'

The Dancing on Ice creative director hinted she had never before in her six years on the show seen a group of celebrities at a higher standard on the ice at the beginning stages of the competition. The celebrities, who include presenter Anthea Turner,...

 
LOUIS SMITH: STRICTLY WAS GREAT...BUT I JUST WANT TO GET BACK ON THE HORSE

LOUIS SMITH: STRICTLY WAS GREAT...BUT I JUST WANT TO GET BACK ON THE HORSE

The 23-year-old, who beat Kimberley Walsh and Denise Van Outen to the Giltterball Trophy on Saturday, claims he has misses his old routine. He said: "I've been in the Strictly bubble and I can't wait to get back to the gym and be with my friends...

 
ELIZABETH MCGOVERN'S DOWNTON DOUBTS AS PERIOD DRAMA HEADS STATESIDE

ELIZABETH MCGOVERN'S DOWNTON DOUBTS AS PERIOD DRAMA HEADS STATESIDE

Following other hit British shows, such as The Office and Shameless, Stateside, The Gilded Age is set to be a US version of Downton in the midst of the American Renaissance. And much like Downton, the series will focus on the lavish lifestyles of the...

 


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