News archive from 5 February 2012, page 7

Jackson's daughter: 'Love tweets were just a joke, I'm single'

Jackson's daughter: 'Love tweets were just a joke, I'm single'

Michael Jackson's teenage daughter Paris has dismissed reports suggesting she is dating aspiring rapper Romeo Hodges, insisting love messages exchanged between them were just "a joke". After asking her Twitter.com followers to pray for...

 
Fan proposes to Radcliffe on TV show

Fan proposes to Radcliffe on TV show

Daniel Radcliffe endured an awkward moment during a TV interview in Los Angeles on Thursday when a fan got down on one knee and asked him to marry her. The Harry Potter star, who is dating production assistant Rosie Coker, was gracious as he turned...

 
Pacino gets Despicable for animated sequel

Pacino gets Despicable for animated sequel

Al Pacino has signed on to replace fellow Oscar winner Javier Bardem as the villain in the Despicable Me sequel. The Godfather star will join Steve Carell and Russell Brand, who are reprising their animated roles for Despicable Me 2. Bridesmaids star...

 
Schwarzenegger turned away from Taj Mahal during prayer time

Schwarzenegger turned away from Taj Mahal during prayer time

Arnold Schwarzenegger was turned away from visiting India's Taj Mahal during Muslim prayer time on Friday. The Terminator star is in India this week for an environmental conference and he has been using his spare time to take in a little sightseeing....

 
Oldman: 'Smiley is a better spy than Bond'

Oldman: 'Smiley is a better spy than Bond'

Gary Oldman has urged the producers of the James Bond films to study his spy thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - because he thinks 007 should be a better undercover man. The Oscar-nominated star, who plays veteran spy George Smiley in the film,...

 
Lohan is selling up

Lohan is selling up

Lindsay Lohan has confirmed she's selling her home in Venice, California, just weeks after a man was arrested for trespassing at the property. The actress took to Twitter.com on Thursday night to tell potential buyers not to dally if they want to live...

 
Debenhams trading director Suzanne Harlow issues weather warning

Debenhams trading director Suzanne Harlow issues weather warning

Cashing in on this year"s run of historic events won"t come easy for retailers, one of Britain"s most influential High Street executives has warned. Debenhams trading director Suzanne Harlow, who will unveil the chain"s latest...

 
THE INTERVIEW: Customers must have a role in the race to curb excessive pay

THE INTERVIEW: Customers must have a role in the race to curb excessive pay

"In some respects Stephen Hester is probably the least-rewarded banker in the world." Apart from pitting him against overwhelming public opinion, the weight of which recently prompted Royal Bank of Scotland boss Hester to forgo a...

 

European chill moves west and 122 die in Ukraine

Russian gas exporter Gazprom said it was unable to meet increased European demand as it battles its own deep freeze, and had reduced supplies "for a few days" before returning them to normal levels. In Bwelgrade, soldiers were deployed to...

 
ASK THE EXPERTS: Husband s DIY will may force you to leave home

ASK THE EXPERTS: Husband"s DIY will may force you to leave home

This week"s experts are PAULA JAMES, partner with solicitor Thomas Eggar in Worthing, West Sussex; HELEN KANOLIK, who runs HelenK Financial Advice in Wimborne, Dorset; GRAEME TRUDGILL, head of corporate affairs at the British Insurance...

 
Don t set off on your trip of a lifetime without proper travel cover and easy access to cash en route

Don"t set off on your trip of a lifetime without proper travel cover and easy access to cash en route

Cash fan: Milly Jenkin found hard currency vital in remote areas en route Taking a gap year remains a popular option for school-leavers despite higher university fees from September this year. But gone are the days of touring South-East Asian beaches...

 
As popular NS&I cuts interest payout ... get switching to avoid slashed savings rates

As popular NS&I cuts interest payout ... get switching to avoid slashed savings rates

Several major savings providers have cut their rates recently, despite no change in the Bank of England"s base rate. The most high-profile change came from Government-backed National Savings and Investments, which slashed the rate on its popular...

 
MANCHESTER CITY PLOUGH ON

MANCHESTER CITY PLOUGH ON

MANCHESTER CITY overcame Fulham and the Arctic conditions to go three points clear at the top of the Premier League from neighbours United last night. Etihad groundstaff used shovels to clear snow off the pitch as Roberto Mancini’s men showed Blue...

Daily Star, 10:48 in Sport
 
Wind farm subsidy cut urged by MPs

Wind farm subsidy cut urged by MPs

More than 100 Conservative MPs have written to the prime minister urging him to cut subsidies for wind turbines. They also want planning rules changed to make it easier for local people to object to their construction. The Tory MPs - joined by some...

BBC, 10:53 in Business
 
Petroplus' Coryton plant to receive crude tanker

Petroplus' Coryton plant to receive crude tanker

Petroplus, the owner of the 175,000 barrel per day plant, has filed for insolvency. (Reporting by Emma Farge; Editing by Will Waterman)

Reuters, 11:02 in Business
 


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