News archive from 30 April 2012

Simon Cowell is outed as a BRUMMIE in new book

BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT judge Simon Cowell has finally been outed - as a BRUMMIE. The international music mogul's mum Julie was born in Birmingham and his grandad Robert Daglish worked as a mechanic and chauffeur in the city. Simon's dad Eric tried to...

 

Earby war veterans to be honoured by town council

By Peter Magill , Chief reporter WAR heroes in Pendle are set to be given a silver momento of the Queen’s Diamond jubilee for their sterling service nearly 70 years ago. Town councillors in Earby are searching for as many veterans as possible to...

 

Earby war veterans to be honoured by town council

By Peter Magill , Chief reporter WAR heroes in Pendle are set to be given a silver momento of the Queen’s Diamond jubilee for their sterling service nearly 70 years ago. Town councillors in Earby are searching for as many veterans as possible to...

 

Irish Finance Minister says rejection of EU treaty would put IMF funds out of reach

Opponents of the fiscal treaty, which would enforce stricter budget discipline, have said Ireland could seek additional funding from elsewhere, including the IMF. A spokesman for the Washington-based lender was quoted in the Sunday Times newspaper as...

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French journalist missing after Colombia FARC battle

French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said Romeo Langlois, a freelance reporter for French news channel France 24, was taken prisoner on Saturday by the Marxist guerrillas but Colombia's Defence Ministry had not confirmed his capture. "The crisis...

 

Flood-hit town at risk once again

A town devastated by flooding five years ago is on alert as rain and wind continued to wreak havoc across the country. Tewkesbury, in Gloucestershire, was one of the worst hit places during flooding in July 2007, with more than 1,800 households turned...

 

PM urged to face MPs over Hunt row

David Cameron is under pressure to appear before MPs on Monday to face Labour allegations that he is failing to take action on breaches of the ministerial code by Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Labour will demand that the Prime Minister comes before...

 
Apple, Google could join Dow index - Barron's

Apple, Google could join Dow index - Barron's

The three most likely stocks to be replaced in the index are aluminium maker Alcoa, Bank of America and Hewlett-Packard, Barron's said in its latest edition. "The guardians of the Dow need to ensure that this benchmark, created in the 19th...

 

Flood-hit town at risk once again

A town devastated by flooding five years ago is on alert as rain and wind continued to wreak havoc across the country. Tewkesbury, in Gloucestershire, was one of the worst hit places during flooding in July 2007, with more than 1,800 households turned...

 

Keeping the memory alive

PREPARATIONS are underway to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and the Mayor of Worcester is calling on the community to help. Councillor David Tibbutt is hosting a coffee morning at the Guildhall on Tuesday, May 8, from...

 
Eyes of the world on Manchester as City take on United in 163rd derby clash

Eyes of the world on Manchester as City take on United in 163rd derby clash

The eyes of the world will be on Manchester tomorrow the biggest derby game in years. The clash – being billed as a potential title-decider – will be watched by 48,000 fans at the Etihad Stadium and is expected to command a global TV audience of 650m...

 
Replay: Runners battle wind and rain in Manchester marathon - video and pictures

Replay: Runners battle wind and rain in Manchester marathon - video and pictures

Dave Norman was overwhelmed with emotion after winning his first ever marathon. Scroll down to follow our live blog. The 33-year-old shop salesman, from Denton, broke he tape in a time of 2hrs 24mins 46sec. And his victory came 36 years after his...

 

Flood-hit town at risk once again

Apr 29 2012 A town devastated by flooding five years ago is on alert as rain and wind continued to wreak havoc across the country. Tewkesbury, in Gloucestershire, was one of the worst hit places during flooding in July 2007, with more than 1,800...

 

PM urged to face MPs over Hunt row

Apr 29 2012 David Cameron is under pressure to appear before MPs on Monday to face Labour allegations that he is failing to take action on breaches of the ministerial code by Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Labour will demand that the Prime Minister...

 

Briton arrested for ‘military’ activity in Sudan

A BRITISH man is among four people arrested by authorities in a disputed area in Sudan, the Foreign Office confirmed. Sudanese officials said the four – a Briton, Norwegian, South African and South Sudanese – were detained in the sensitive Heglig...

 


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