News archive from 4 February 2011, page 16

Profit boom puts pressure on miners to hand back cash

Profit boom puts pressure on miners to hand back cash

BHP Billiton (BHP.AX) (BLT.L), Rio Tinto (RIO.AX) (RIO.L), Anglo American (AAL.L) and Xstrata (XTA.L) are due to report their December-half results over the next two weeks. The big miners are so flush with cash that even their multi-billion dollar...

Reuters, 08:27 in Business
 

Biffy Clyro: Nobody cared about us for 10 years but now we hope to crack America

BIFFY CLYRO have spoken out about their 10-year struggle to make it big at home ... just before taking a second crack at breaking the US. Singer Simon Neil, bassist James Johnston and his twin brother, drummer Ben, are now one of our biggest bands....

 

Fury as shotgun killers update their Facebook pages from behind bars

THREE murderers doing life for a shotgun killing are updating their personal Facebook pages from their prison cells. Jamie Bain, Richard Cosgrove and Ben Young - who are in three different jails - are openly defying a crackdown on mobile phones. The...

 

Pub landlady 1-0 up in fight against Sky Sports for cheaper TV football

Portsmouth landlady Karen Murphy has paid nearly £8,000 in fines for showing Premier League matches via a Greek provider. But she appealed to the European Court of Justice and a nonbinding opinion from advocate Juliane Kokott said that Sky’s block on...

Metro, 08:30 in Hot News
 
Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak: It'll be chaos if I quit

Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak: It'll be chaos if I quit

Speaking as anti-government protesters continued to clash with his supporters in the capital Cairo, he said: ‘I am fed up. After 62 years in public service, I have had enough. I want to go. ‘If I resign today there will be chaos. I would never run...

Metro, 08:31 in Hot News
 
A record 140,000 face going broke

A record 140,000 face going broke

Around 140,000 adults will be made bankrupt, or forced into another type of personal insolvency, equal to 385 per day, said accountancy firm RSM Tenon. The prediction came as a separate study said that more than 40% of private sector workers have...

 

Funds in for shake-up at F&C

Not once has Bramson engaged with broader stakeholders such as this newspaper - despite the fact that a large chunk of F&C's three million savings and investment customers are likely to be our readers - to explain why he might be a more suitable...

 
EU's 'complacency' could ruin recovery, Unilever boss warns Brussels

EU's 'complacency' could ruin recovery, Unilever boss warns Brussels

The boss of Britain"s biggest consumer goods firm yesterday accused European states of lazily sitting by while growth stagnates. In an extraordinary attack, Paul Polman, chief executive of Unilever, hit out at Brussels" carefree approach to...

 
The digital refuseniks: Millions refuse to trade in FM radios ahead of big switch

The digital refuseniks: Millions refuse to trade in FM radios ahead of big switch

Figures released yesterday by industry body Rajar also showed that BBC Radio 5 Live had posted its biggest ever weekly audience of 7.09million, up by a million listeners on the year. The figures are understood to have been driven by a combination of...

 
Football League bets to follow this weekend, plus our tipping contest | James Dart

Football League bets to follow this weekend, plus our tipping contest | James Dart

Welcome to our tipping round-up. Most of you know the drill by now, but for those who don't, every week I post my betting suggestions for the weekend (which you may well wish to steer well clear of), as well as our predictions contest. The blog can...

Guardian, 08:36 in Sport
 
EU 'complacency' could ruin economic recovery

EU 'complacency' could ruin economic recovery

In an extraordinary attack, Paul Polman, chief executive of Unilever, hit out at Brussels' carefree approach to the downturn. He warned of a 'complacency that will kill' if countries do not push for the kind of growth seen in tiger economies like...

 
EDF hikes energy prices from March

EDF hikes energy prices from March

Last year, the French-owned energy giant promised to freeze prices until at least March 2011. The company is the last of the 'big six' energy firms to increase prices after a round of price rises began in November. The rise will affect around...

 
We'll have a sizzling summer with Miss Strallen in a new stage version of Top Hat

We'll have a sizzling summer with Miss Strallen in a new stage version of Top Hat

Ralph Fiennes is being lined up as one of the stars of the next James Bond movie. I can reveal that his Hollywood representatives are in discussions with the producers and director Sam Mendes about a role in the film that so far is known only as James...

 
Wenger slams Moyes for telling on Fabregas

Wenger slams Moyes for telling on Fabregas

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has launched a furious attack on Everton counterpart David Moyes following Tuesday's bad-tempered encounter between the two sides that ended in a 2-1 victory for the Gunners. After the match Moyes claimed Cesc Fabregas had...

The Week, 08:44 in Sport
 
Andy Carroll: I'll prove to Liverpool fans I'm worth £35million

Andy Carroll: I'll prove to Liverpool fans I'm worth £35million

The 22-year-old completed a £35million move on Monday and was immediately allocated Fernando Torres’ old number, which in the past was worn by greats such as Ian Rush and Robbie Fowler. Carroll did the same at Newcastle, inheriting the No.9 from Alan...

Metro, 08:48 in Sport
 


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