News archive from 31 March 2012

US STOCKS-Wall St closes stellar quarter on up note

* Chicago PMI weakens, but consumer sentiment rises * Dow up 0.5 pct, S&P up 0.4 pct, Nasdaq off 0.1 pct (Updates to close) By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK, March 30 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed their strongest quarter in more than two years on a...

 
Ed Miliband: we must learn lessons after Bradford West byelection defeat

Ed Miliband: we must learn lessons after Bradford West byelection defeat

Ed Miliband was facing renewed criticism of his leadership of the Labour party after George Galloway swept back into parliament, achieving one of the greatest byelection upsets in recent history. As Miliband said he would learn the lessons from the...

Guardian, 22:05 in Politics
 
Group gives people a voice

Group gives people a voice

A COMMUNITY group dedicated to giving people a voice has made a film to help tackle disability hate crime in South Tyneside. Your Voice Counts is a charity that works in the borough to make sure that people with learning difficulties have a say in...

 
Family tribute to Cumbrian man killed in crash

Family tribute to Cumbrian man killed in crash

The family of a Cumbrian driving instructor killed in a road crash have paid tribute to a "bubbly, loving gentleman." Eric Coulson Eric Coulson, 62, of Wampool Place, Wigton, died at the scene of the accident on the A596 Wigton bypass...

 
Andy Murray in Sony Ericsson final after Rafael Nadal withdraws

Andy Murray in Sony Ericsson final after Rafael Nadal withdraws

Andy Murray went through to the final of the Miami Masters after his semi-final opponent, Rafael Nadal, withdrew from the match because of a knee injury. Nadal pulled out two hours before the match was scheduled to start because of a left knee injury...

Guardian, 22:14 in Sport
 

The Falklands: 30 years on

There is no more irrational influence on human affairs than numerology. Why the mere passage of a certain number of years should prompt reflection, trigger memories, and even sometimes drive policy is ultimately rather mysterious. So it is with the...

 
Liverpool target Gaston Ramirez 'has offer from English club'

Liverpool target Gaston Ramirez 'has offer from English club'

The Reds were reported to be keen to sign the 21-year-old in January, but no deal materialised. Napoli and Juventus are now said to be interested in the Uruguay international, who looks certain to leave Bologna in the summer. However, his agent, Pablo...

Metro, 22:17 in Sport
 
EC Approves BA Takeover Of BMI With Conditions

EC Approves BA Takeover Of BMI With Conditions

The controversial takeover of UK airline bmi by British Airways' parent company has been approved by the European Commission - but with conditions. BA's owners, International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG), must give up 14 pairs of daily take-off...

 

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks rise on U.S. data, euro gains on Spain

* Stocks advance, post double-digit quarterly gains * Euro gains on new Spanish budget, EU boost to rescue fund * Oil up on weak dollar, expectations of tight U.S. market By Herbert Lash NEW YORK, March 30 (Reuters) - World stock markets advanced o n...

 

Turner prize gatecrasher escapes penalty for stunt

A streaker who gatecrashed the Turner prize award ceremony has been cleared of any crime. Mark Roberts tore off his trousers and clambered over press photographers to make for the stage, just as celebrity photographer Mario Testino was about to...

 
JetBlue pilot's breakdown and the high stress of 'safety sensitive positions'

JetBlue pilot's breakdown and the high stress of 'safety sensitive positions'

There has never been a safer time to fly, according to the official statistics, but as the mid-air breakdown of a JetBlue pilot showed this week when things go wrong at 20,000 feet, the consequences can be terrifying. On Tuesday Clayton Osbon had to...

 
How Mega Millions is like a shark attack

How Mega Millions is like a shark attack

My father is a smart man. He spent many years of his life listening to people's arguments, first as assistant district attorney and then as a judge. My dad knows rubbish rhetoric when he hears it. One of his favorite phrases is: "If you don't...

 

Wenger handed Euro ban

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been handed a three-match UEFA touchline ban and fined 40,000 Euros (£33,352) by UEFA's control and disciplinary body. Wenger faced a charge of improper conduct relating to Arsenal's Champions League round of 16...

 

The Saturday poem: The Circling Stars from the Anglo-Saxon

Five dozen reached the brink and pulled their horses up (eleven spectrals, four luminous whites). They'd trained for weeks and were green to go, but this channel was tricky: the swell a bastard, waves lit with foam, the current strong. So the whole...

 

ALEX BRUMMER: Board perks in the firing line once again

Barclays escaped fairly lightly when it released its remuneration report a fortnight ago. But over the past couple of weeks, institutional investors have been crawling all over the Barclays pay report and the indications are they are unhappy. Chairman...

 


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