News archive from 30 October 2012

Sharks reject Redpath sack claims

Sale Sharks have dismissed reports that Bryan Redpath has been sacked as the club's director of rugby. Reports said the Scot had been given the boot after his team lost their first seven Aviva Premiership matches of the season. But the club's head of...

Daily Post, 22:01 in Sport
 
MARKETS TO SHUT FOR SECOND DAY

MARKETS TO SHUT FOR SECOND DAY

The last time the New York Stock Exchange was closed for weather was in 1985, because of Hurricane Gloria, and it will be the first time since 1888 that the exchange will have been closed for two consecutive days because of weather. Bond trading will...

 

Groups join for East Lancashire dementia awareness

CARERS of people with dementia are invited to an awareness event in Clitheroe. The event will take place at the Grand in York Street on Tuesday, November 20, from 4 to 6pm. It has been organised by Ribble Valley Borough Council, Age UK Lancashire, the...

 

Sicilian vote, Berlusconi threat add to Italy uncertainty

The centre-left candidate Renato Crocetta, an openly gay anti-mafia campaigner, was set to be the next regional governor while there were strong gains for the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement of comic Beppe Grillo. "We've won in Sicily, it's...

 
TV review: Top Gear – 50 Years of Bond Cars

TV review: Top Gear – 50 Years of Bond Cars

Richard Hammond and with James Bond's Aston Martin DB5. Photograph: BBC Richard Hammond has – not for first time – spun off. This is Top Gear (BBC2), but it's a special one, 50 Years of Bond Cars, because 007 is all anyone cares about right now, you...

Guardian, 22:15 in Showbiz
 
CRANE DANGLES FROM NY HIGH-RISE

CRANE DANGLES FROM NY HIGH-RISE

No injuries are reported, but streets have been cleared as a precaution. The call came in around 2.30pm local time as conditions worsened from the approaching Hurricane Sandy. Meteorologists said winds that far off the ground might have been close to...

 

Millions braced for US superstorm

Oct 29 2012 Millions of people across the north-eastern United States are bracing themselves for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy as the superstorm picks up speed over the Atlantic Ocean. The storm picked up speed, flooded shore towns and threatened to...

 
Mark Clattenburg faces FA and police investigations after Chelsea allegation

Mark Clattenburg faces FA and police investigations after Chelsea allegation

Chelsea have accused the official of making offensive comments, understood to have been interpreted as racist, during Sunday's 3-2 Premier League defeat to Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. The complaint led to the FA announcing a probe and...

Metro, 22:22 in Sport
 
Apple's Scott Forstall and John Browett to leave firm

Apple's Scott Forstall and John Browett to leave firm

Apple has announced a major shake-up of its management, with two senior executives to leave the company. The announcement follows embarrassing problems with its new mapping software and disappointing quarterly results. Scott Forstall, head of its...

BBC, 22:27 in Business
 

CITY FOCUS: Publisher Penguin is aiming for happy ending

This is no romantic hook up. The merger between the world's most famous publishing brand, Penguin, and Random House - the book company which gave us Fifty Shades Of Grey - is more arranged marriage than Mills & Boon. Both parent companies, the...

 

ALEX BRUMMER: America's East Coast prepares for worst as Hurricane Sandy aproaches

When chief executive Lloyd Blankfein looks out of his window at Goldman Sachs in Lower Manhattan and watches the sandbags being piled up it may feel very much like four years ago when he turned to billionaire Warren Buffett for a safety net. After...

 

Bank of England figures show a leap in loans helps drive economic recovery

A steep increase in lending to households fuelled hopes that the economy is on the road to recovery, having finally emerged from recession. Bank of England figures yesterday showed lending to consumers rose at the fastest pace for more than...

 
Departing boss Ridgway says Virgin Atlantic will continue to soar

Departing boss Ridgway says Virgin Atlantic will continue to soar

Departing Virgin Atlantic boss Steve Ridgway expects the airline to extend its growth spurt, including a long-awaited foray into Latin America, after he retires next summer. The race to succeed Ridgway has already begun, with the carrier's chief...

 

MARKET REPORT: Amec chief Brikho aims to oil the wheels

Samir Brikho, the multi-lingual chief executive of Amec, flat at 1034p, will have some explaining to do today. He takes centre stage at the oil equipment services group's Capital Markets day and will be expected to give a more detailed account of the...

 
A £4m shot in the arm for AstraZeneca boss Pascal Soriot

A £4m shot in the arm for AstraZeneca boss Pascal Soriot

AstraZeneca is rewarding its new chief executive with a £4m "golden hello' - just months after his predecessor was ousted by shareholders incensed by rewards for failure at the troubled drugs giant. Pascal Soriot, who joined from rival...

 


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