News archive from 30 May 2012

North West rental values keep going up

RENTS across the North West rose significantly in the three months to April, a new survey has revealed. Rental values across the UK have now grown consistently since 2009 as the problem of unaffordable mortgage finance and large deposits required by...

 

North West rental values keep going up

RENTS across the North West rose significantly in the three months to April, a new survey has revealed. Rental values across the UK have now grown consistently since 2009 as the problem of unaffordable mortgage finance and large deposits required by...

 
Shell sees low cost expansion in Canada's oil sands

Shell sees low cost expansion in Canada's oil sands

He also warned that Canada has to become competitive in Asia's liquefied natural gas market during the current decade. (Reporting Jeffrey Jones; Writing by Scott Haggett)

Reuters, 22:11 in Business
 
BARBARIANS EDGE EXCITING BATTLE

BARBARIANS EDGE EXCITING BATTLE

The Irish were deprived of their Leinster players - resting following their defeat in Sunday's RaboDirect PRO12 final - but despite their absence, a better performance would have been expected. The Kingsholm crowd of 11,654 were firmly behind the...

 
Andy Murray eases into second round of French Open

Andy Murray eases into second round of French Open

Having had to wait until the third day of the tournament to kick off his campaign, the fourth seed clearly was in no mood to hang around at Roland Garros. Murray took the first five games in less than 20 minutes as he won the opening set comfortably....

Metro, 22:19 in Sport
 
Eden Hazard will light up Premier League, says Thomas Vermaelen

Eden Hazard will light up Premier League, says Thomas Vermaelen

The Belgium playmaker looks poised to join Chelsea from French side Lille after taking to Twitter on Monday to write: ‘I'm signing for the champions league winner'. There has been no official confirmation from either club but reports have suggested...

Metro, 22:19 in Sport
 

Gove warns over new press laws

And he questioned Mr Gove's claim that "by definition" freedom of expression meant some people being offended, telling him some of the witnesses he has heard from, who include the parents of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler, "can be...

 
WOMAN RESCUED FROM QUAKE RUBBLE

WOMAN RESCUED FROM QUAKE RUBBLE

Firefighters said the woman yelled out to rescuers as they were about to reach her in the rubble of her kitchen. She had gone into the building, damaged by the region's May 20 quake, reportedly to retrieve some clothes, when the 5.8 magnitude shock...

 
Network Rail told to improve punctuality

Network Rail told to improve punctuality

RAIL regulators have warned Network Rail (NR) to improve long-distance train punctuality or face substantial fines. It is “unacceptable” that around 13.7 million passenger journeys on long-distance trains were affected by late or cancelled trains last...

Scotsman, 22:24 in Hot News
 
Olympic flame hits the heights with Sir Chris

Olympic flame hits the heights with Sir Chris

THE Olympic torch was carried to the top of the highest mountain in Wales yesterday by one of the nation's best-loved mountaineers. Sir Chris Bonington, 77, who took the flame up to the summit of Snowdon, started his career on the 3,560ft (1,085m)...

Scotsman, 22:24 in Hot News
 
Liverpool FC to find new manager by weekend - Brendan Rodgers favourite

Liverpool FC to find new manager by weekend - Brendan Rodgers favourite

Liverpool FC's search for a new manager looks set to be concluded by the end of the week after the club narrowed down their options. Wigan's Roberto Martinez had for a long time been the front-runner to replace Kenny Dalglish as Liverpool FC manager...

Daily Post, 22:26 in Sport
 
Spain to brave markets on regions, banks funding

Spain to brave markets on regions, banks funding

The move will dent the country's strong liquidity position and further worsen public finances under scrutiny from investors and European officials who fear the euro zone's fourth economy may go the same way as Greece, Portugal and Ireland. In the...

Reuters, 22:27 in Business
 
Crisis-battered Greek banks set for weak quarter

Crisis-battered Greek banks set for weak quarter

A deep recession coupled with record unemployment means people are struggling to pay back their loans, forcing banks to set aside more money than usual to cover potential losses. At the same time, banks are having to eat into their own profit margins...

Reuters, 22:27 in Business
 

Tunisia judges start indefinite strike over purge

The Union of Judges said its members - who include judges at all levels of the justice system - would strike until their sacked colleagues were reinstated, effectively bringing Tunisia's justice system to a standstill. "Resorting to dismissal...

 

Woman rescued from quake rubble

May 29 2012 Rescuers have pulled a woman alive from the rubble of her apartment building, 12 hours after a killer quake hit northern Italy. Firefighters said the woman yelled out to rescuers as they were about to reach her in the rubble of her...

 


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