News archive from 1 August 2014, page 1

BT Sport scores highly for telecoms giant

BT Sport scores highly for telecoms giant

The telecoms giant, which in 2012 paid £738million for the rights to show Premier League football on its BT Sport TV channels for three years, said revenues from its consumer division rose 10 per cent to just over £1billion in the three months to June...

 
MORNING MEETING: Construction merger collapses

MORNING MEETING: Construction merger collapses

The two parties had publicly stated that the already under way process to sell Balfour's international design consultancy Parsons Brinckerhoff would go ahead subject to acceptable terms. But Carillion has done a U-turn and insisted that the merger...

 
BAE banking on Saudis for sales take-off

BAE banking on Saudis for sales take-off

Europe's largest defence contractor is looking to build upon the 72 Eurofighter Typhoon jets it sold to Saudi earlier this year. Chief executive Ian King said: “We continue to see a high level of activity in international markets, including from our...

 
Merlin in talks to build more Legoland parks

Merlin in talks to build more Legoland parks

The move follows a five-fold increase in half-year pre-tax profits to £40million. Revenues were up £20million to £513million. Visitor numbers were up 6.6 per cent to £27.5million. Merlin, which also runs Madame Tussauds and Sea Life aquariums, is...

 
Investors to benefit from Lloyds profits

Investors to benefit from Lloyds profits

The bank, whose improved performance under chief executive Antonio Horta-Osorio has enabled the Government to reduce the taxpayer stake from about 40 per cent to 24.9 per cent, reaped the benefit of Britain's economic recovery with a sharp fall in...

 
MARKET REPORT: Inquiry rocks Afren's share price

MARKET REPORT: Inquiry rocks Afren's share price

Afren, with operations in Africa and Kurdistan, crashed 38¾p to 110p after it suspended chief executive Osman Shahenshah and chief operating officer Shahid Ullah. It followed an independent investigation at the firm which revealed unauthorised...

 

Three Britons die in Croatia crash

Three Britons, including two children, have been killed after their car was in a crash with a truck in Croatia, local police say. The driver of the car, a 37-year-old man, was fatally injured along with the two children in the incident in Slano, near...

 
Israeli Fringe stars insist show must go on

Israeli Fringe stars insist show must go on

THE Israeli arts company which has been targeted by protesters at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe hopes to relaunch its controversial show tomorrow. Arik Eshet, artistic director of Incubator Theatre, said the company had no intention of leaving...

 
England's thumping victory is a turning point says Captain Cook

England's thumping victory is a turning point says Captain Cook

For more than half the players at the Ageas Bowl, the 266-run win over India yesterday, in which Moeen Ali took six wickets, was the first time they had tasted Test success - a fact that had escaped the England captain until he saw Gary Ballance...

 
Hat-trick hero Max Whitlock leads the gold rampage

Hat-trick hero Max Whitlock leads the gold rampage

Whitlock, the 21-year-old from Hemel Hempstead, has taken over from Beth Tweddle and Louis Smith as the new face of the sport as the England gymnastics team has run riot in Glasgow. Hot on Whitlock's heels is 16-year-old Claudia Fragapane, who also...

 
Captain Alastair Cook emerges from the eye of the storm as England romp to victory

Captain Alastair Cook emerges from the eye of the storm as England romp to victory

Throughout his own worrying dip in the form and the team's annus horribillis since they beat Australia at Durham last August, to the outside world Cook has kept a relaxed level-headed perspective. But it cannot have been easy, especially when as many...

 
Unchanged England wait for Jimmy Anderson verdict

Unchanged England wait for Jimmy Anderson verdict

If he is serving a Test match ban because of his altercation with Indian batsman Ravindra Jadeja on the way to the dining room at Trent Bridge during the first Test it will be a huge loss to the team. Anderson once again showed his worth to England...

 
Always look on the bright side: Southampton looking up despite player exodus

Always look on the bright side: Southampton looking up despite player exodus

The gaffer was followed by his players, new boy Ryan Bertrand, Kelvin Davis, Steven Davis and Victor Wanyama. Then a long pause before the next emerged. “Is that the lot?” shouted one Brighton wit. And a fair question after the fire sale of all fire...

 
Can Big Brother-style surveillance make Manchester United champions again?

Can Big Brother-style surveillance make Manchester United champions again?

Van Gaal has overhauled United's preparation and coaching to such an extent he has had cameras installed at the club's Carrington training ground to monitor players' performances. Then he goes through the tape with them individually and collectively...

 
Louis van Gaal gave me the push says Barcelona's Gerard Piqué

Louis van Gaal gave me the push says Barcelona's Gerard Piqué

Piqué, who has won the World Cup and European Championship with Spain and the Champions League twice with Barcelona, said: "I didn't know him a lot when I was playing at Barcelona as I was really young when he was the coach. "But he had a...

 


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