News archive from 27 August 2012

Double delight for Warrington Wolves chief executive Andy Gatcliffe

Double delight for Warrington Wolves chief executive Andy Gatcliffe

WARRINGTON Wolves chief executive Andy Gatcliffe is celebrating a double. He was faced with a dilemma when Wolves booked their place in the Challenge Cup Final to be played on the same day as his son’s wedding. Family came first and while he was...

 
More concerns over plan for 185 homes

More concerns over plan for 185 homes

RESIDENTS have opened the door to voice fresh concerns and objections to controversial plans to build nearly 200 new homes in Holbeach. Outline planning permission was granted in January 2008 but this expires in December and developers must apply...

 

Nigeria in talks with Islamists via "back channels"

The militants ruled out peace talks in a statement on Thursday, unless the government accepts their demand to turn the roughly evenly mixed Muslim-Christian country of 160 million people into an Islamic state. But Reuben Abati, spokesman for President...

 

Under China's watch, Macau won't return to "Gangster's Paradise"

All this at a time when China's economy, the world's second-biggest, is growing more slowly - hitting gambling revenue and possibly making junket operators, who collect gambling debts in exchange for commission from casinos, more aggressive. But on...

 

Pakistan pioneers lead epic struggle for more milk

He imports the sperm from potent bulls in the West, with names like Socrates, Air Raid and Liberator, and sells it at affordable prices to farmers so they can breed cows that produce higher volumes of quality milk. Iqbal is one of a band of...

 

Dutch Liberals, Socialists in close race ahead of vote

Rutte's Liberal Party and its coalition partner, the Christian Democrats, have pushed for spending cuts to bring the Netherlands' budget deficit below 3 percent of economic output by 2013, in line with European rules. The Socialist Party opposes...

 

Report claims Shell paid warlords and militants not to attack its pipelines in the Niger Delta

Shell paid warlords and militants not to attack its pipelines in the Niger Delta, contributing to armed violence in the troubled region, according to a new report. According to evidence obtained from leaked US Embassy cables and interviews with local...

 

Italian bank UniCredit latest to be swept up by US money laundering probes into banks' dealings with Iran

Italian bank UniCredit is the latest to be swept up by US money laundering probes into banks' dealings with Iran, it has emerged. The bank confirmed yesterday that its German operation, HVB, has been co-operating with the New York county district...

 

VIEWPOINT: Money flows are the key to euro's future

What does it take to shake investors' faith in European leaders? Stock markets have repeatedly had hopes raised, only to be quickly disappointed by a lack of initiative and resolve. Yet despite the failure of politicians to act decisively, confidence...

 

Bentleys and wine swell China inventory overhang

For rice wine maker Shanghai Jinfeng Wine Co (600616.SS), a 14 percent inventory increase plus slowing demand means it would take 22 months to clear stockpiles at the current sales pace, compared with nine months at the end of last year, Thomson...

Reuters, 22:40 in Business
 
Yorkshire charities are losers as Lottery promises broken

Yorkshire charities are losers as Lottery promises broken

A GOVERNMENT raid on National Lottery funding that was destined for good causes in Yorkshire has cost the region's charities tens of millions of pounds, with many now on the brink of closure. Over the last decade nearly £1bn has been spent by the...

 
Time travelling tale inspired by Welsh mountain

Time travelling tale inspired by Welsh mountain

A MYSTERIOUS cave in a north Wales mountain tempts five visiting youngsters to explore. They are flung back in time to the year 1511 where they meet a wizard called Maroth and his mysterious companion Merric and begin a dangerous quest for the Key of...

 
Government 'to abandon Houses of Parliament for five years'

Government 'to abandon Houses of Parliament for five years'

According to a Sunday Times report documented by the BBC, the ageing Palace of Westminster is starting to show severe signs of wear and tear, including the appearance of cracks in its walls and Big Ben beginning to lean to one side. Ministers are now...

Metro, 22:51 in Hot News
 
RESIDENTS EVACUATED FROM WILDFIRES

RESIDENTS EVACUATED FROM WILDFIRES

Regional officials said a fire started near Bedar, 50 miles north of Almeria, where residents spent the night in a sports centre. Bedar mayor Maria Gonzalez said on Sunday that residents had joined firefighters in combating the flames. Another fire...

 

Eleven corpses turn up along highway in southwestern Mexico

He declined to confirm which cartel is believed to be responsible for the grisly discovery, but local media reported that two "narco messages" signed by the Knights Templar cartel were found alongside the bodies. The Knights Templar cartel,...

 


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