News archive from 31 May 2012

U.N. group urges release of American in Nicaragua

Jason Puracal, 34, was detained by Nicaraguan authorities in November 2010 and found guilty by a trial judge nine months later along with 10 co-defendants, all of them Nicaraguan nationals. Those co-defendants testified that they had never met or...

 

GLOBAL MARKETS-Europe fears drive US bond yields to 60-yr low

* Euro falls below $1.24, near two-year low * Brent crude oil dives 3 pct to below $104 (Adds new analyst's comments; updates prices to close) By Barani Krishnan NEW YORK, May 30 (Reuters) - Benchmark U.S. Treasury yields fell to their lowest levels...

 

Escrick against status change

WORRIED residents of Escrick are up in arms at proposals to change the planning status of the village. A extraordinary meeting of Selby District Council was this week set to hear about plans to change Escrick’s status from Secondary Village to...

 

School admissions debate continues

A FORMER North Yorkshire county councillor for Sherburn has waded into a row over admissions to the village primary school. James Snowball – who served his area with the county council for eight years – said children should be allowed to go to the...

 

Will.i.am: I'll miss The Voice

Will.i.am has defended Cheryl Cole after the singer was accused of miming on The Voice. The Black Eyed Peas star and coach on the BBC singing show dismissed the reports about the Call My Name singer, who he manages, as nonsense. Speaking at the...

 

Fearne Cotton in bubble wrap dress

Fearne Cotton confessed to feeling anything but glamorous at the awards of the same name. The presenter and Radio 1 DJ got into a bit of a pickle with her outfit at the star-studded event on Tuesday night. Fearne appeared on stage looking immaculate...

 

O'Dowd: Hamm is such a goof really

Chris O'Dowd has revealed Jon Hamm is not the sophisticated gentleman he would have everyone believe, but is in fact "a big goof". The Irish actor and comedian has worked with the Mad Men star on Bridesmaids and new comedy Friends With Kids,...

 

Hiddleston: I'm proud of Thor role

Tom Hiddleston has denied he ever said he was "rubbish" in Thor. The English actor - who plays villain Loki in Kenneth Branagh's Marvel superhero film, a role he reprised for Avengers Assemble - denied quotes where he apparently said:...

 

Jessica Biel 'ready' for marriage

Jessica Biel has insisted her upcoming marriage to Justin Timberlake won't "change anything". The A-Team actress is engaged to the singer - and the couple are thought to have celebrated with a star-studded cocktail party in LA at the weekend...

 

Darwen Live festival alcohol warning

DARWEN town centre police have reminded people heading to this weekend’s Darwen Live music festival that alcohol cannot be taken into the festival area. The event is on Sunday and Monday, and alcoholic drinks must be bought from the on-site beer tent...

 

Peru arrests mayor leading protests against Xstrata

In an unusual display of force, dozens of riot police in helmets and carrying plastic shields stormed the municipal building in the town of Espinar in the mountainous southern region of Cusco to pull Mayor Oscar Mollohuanca from his office....

 

Villa set sights on Lambert

Aston Villa will step up their efforts to make Norwich boss Paul Lambert their new manager in the next 24 hours, Press Association Sport understands. Villa are finally set to make an official approach for Lambert as they look to find a successor to...

People, 22:11 in Sport
 

Darwen Live festival alcohol warning

DARWEN town centre police have reminded people heading to this weekend’s Darwen Live music festival that alcohol cannot be taken into the festival area. The event is on Sunday and Monday, and alcoholic drinks must be bought from the on-site beer tent...

 

The dirty truth about men's offices

Men's offices are dirtier than women's and contain significantly higher numbers of bacteria, a study has found. Much of the reason is probably down to hygiene, say the US researchers - who point out that men are "commonly perceived to have a more...

 

Jess: I can't get enough of my baby

Jessica Simpson has revealed she "can't get enough" of her new baby girl. The US star and her fiance Eric Johnson welcomed their daughter Maxwell Drew earlier this month and Jessica told People that they are both smitten with their child....

 


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