News archive from 5 July 2014, page 2

Eugenie Bouchard is aiming to be a Wimbledon superstar just like Maria...or Oprah

Eugenie Bouchard is aiming to be a Wimbledon superstar just like Maria...or Oprah

She gives the impression that nothing is going to get in her way, including Petra Kvitova, her opponent in today's women's final. There is little doubt who the Centre Court crowd will be supporting. Eugenie, the 20-year-old Canadian named after a...

 
Novak Djokovic back from the brink to seal mouthwatering clash with Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic back from the brink to seal mouthwatering clash with Roger Federer

Dimitrov had the ladies all a flutter again - one even had to be helped away from courtside yesterday, so overcome was she by the occasion. Up in the stands his glamorous girlfriend watched, clapped, clenched her fists and willed her man on. But at...

 
S.W 19: Pernickety new low at Wimbledon as John McEnroe's tiny key-rings are confiscated

S.W 19: Pernickety new low at Wimbledon as John McEnroe's tiny key-rings are confiscated

"Ambush marketing often consists of free sun hats or umbrellas bearing heavily branded commercial messages," say the regulations. It devalues the vast money recognised partners are willing to pay to advertise around the Championships. But...

 
Two million fans set to line the streets as Yorkshire’s T’tour de force gets underway

Two million fans set to line the streets as Yorkshire’s T’tour de force gets underway

Today, God's own county meets the Devil's own race. Neither may ever be quite the same again. Yorkshire's unlikely success in persuading Le Tour to become T'tour for two transformative days has revealed a new side to the White Rose character. The dour...

 

Lives to be saved by £1.3m Sheffield research unit

A new £1.3 million research and treatment suite that will treat hundreds of South Yorkshire patients and potentially help hundreds of thousands of others around the country has been opened officially. Olympic medallist Sarah Stevenson MBE, who won a...

 
Join Rotherham United star on hospice ride

Join Rotherham United star on hospice ride

A South Yorkshire football star is urging fundraisers to show their pedal power by signing up for a hospice's first cycling event. The Rotherham Hospice Sportive is happening on Sunday, July 20, following a route through the town. Proceeds will go...

 

Corden deal earns charities £32,000

Comic actor James Corden landed £32,000 for charity in a special edition of Channel 4 series Deal Or No Deal. Viewers saw him win the cash for the Terrence Higgins Trust and Save the Children in the programme screened last night, with members of his...

 

Edith Cavell to feature on £5 coin

Edith Cavell, the British nurse executed by the Germans during the First World War, is to be featured on a new commemorative £5 coin. The coin will form part of a commemorative set to be issued next year by the Royal Mint marking the centenary of the...

 

Kanye West faces boos at Wireless

US rapper Kanye West got London's Wireless festival off to a controversial start as he was booed on the opening night. The 37-year-old musician, who topped the bill on the Main Stage on the opening day of the London leg in Finsbury Park, was heckled...

 

Who needs tea, TV and T-shirts?

Tea, TV and T-shirts are the top-ranked staples of modern life, according to Britons of all ages, a study has found. The three items, along with cars and fruit and vegetables, were voted by most people as the items they cannot do without, the poll for...

 

Bid to reduce emergency admissions

Up to £1 billion is to be made available to local authorities which succeed in reducing emergency admissions for the elderly and vulnerable by providing better out-of-hospital care, the Government has said. The money will come from the Government's...

 
BT insures better pension scheme for members

BT insures better pension scheme for members

The UK's biggest corporate final salary scheme, which has 320,000 members and liabilities of nearly £47billion as of March, has set up its own company and then reinsured its longevity risk with Prudential of the US. The arrangement - the biggest of...

 
COMMENT: Motor industry boosted by positive new car sales

COMMENT: Motor industry boosted by positive new car sales

Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show UK new car sales racing to their best first half since 2005. Registrations accelerated 10.6 per cent over the period to nearly 1.3 million, with healthy growth in sales of fleet...

 
Naked Wines doubles profits and predicts US boost

Naked Wines doubles profits and predicts US boost

Naked Wines encourages its customers to act as angel investors. They pay £20 a month to invest in independent wine makers and in return get wine at wholesale prices. The company said it now has 220,000 investors, mostly from the UK, who were investing...

 
Serco loses DLR deal to French firm

Serco loses DLR deal to French firm

Serco has operated the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) rail network in London since 1997 but lost out to a joint bid between French transport group Keolis and support services provider Amey, a subsidiary of Spanish multinational Ferrovial. The French...

 


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