News archive from 6 January 2012, page 11

FLOOD SUFFERS INJURY BLOW

FLOOD SUFFERS INJURY BLOW

Leicester have confirmed that England fly-half Toby Flood is expected to miss the start of the RBS 6 Nations with a knee injury. Flood, 26, suffered ligament damage against Sale last weekend and he is set to be sidelined for four to six weeks, which...

Daily Star, 11:38 in Sport
 
FERGIE COOL ON LIVERPOOL TALKS

FERGIE COOL ON LIVERPOOL TALKS

Sir Alex Ferguson has questioned the need for peace talks ahead of Manchester United's Barclays Premier League encounter with Liverpool at Old Trafford on February 11. Relations between the two clubs have been soured since the racism row between Luis...

Daily Star, 11:38 in Sport
 
LIVERPOOL AND UNITED TO HOLD TALKS

LIVERPOOL AND UNITED TO HOLD TALKS

Liverpool are set to hold board-level talks with Manchester United in an attempt to restore good relations and defuse growing tensions ahead of next month's meeting at Old Trafford. The match has become a focal point as it is likely to be Luis...

Daily Star, 11:38 in Sport
 
Awful squiggle but it rings a Bell: Early drawing of a telephone system by inventor in 1878 letter goes up for auction

Awful squiggle but it rings a Bell: Early drawing of a telephone system by inventor in 1878 letter goes up...

Enlarge A letter from the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell, to his parents, in which he includes a rare picture of the device and gives them some safety tips on using it, is up for auction. The missive, being sold by New...

 
Research reveals average child will enjoy four foreign holidays by the age of 10

Research reveals average child will enjoy four foreign holidays by the age of 10

If you thought the only children clocking up the air miles were those bearing the Beckham surname, new research suggests otherwise. According to the Teletext Holidays report, the average child will have been whisked abroad four times by the age of 10...

Daily Mail, 12:06 in Travel
 
Volkswagen sells record 5.1 million cars in 2011

Volkswagen sells record 5.1 million cars in 2011

Volkswagen, Europe's biggest carmaker, has announced record car sales for last year. The German firm sold 5.1 million cars worldwide in 2011, a rise of 13.1% on the previous year. Europe and China were the company's biggest markets, with 1.72 million...

BBC, 12:07 in Business
 

Israel concerned may be under cyber attack

Credit card company officials said 14,000 numbers had been posted on line on Tuesday and another 11,000 on Thursday. However, they said some of the codes had expired and that the active cards were all being cancelled. The hacker has identified himself...

 
Frank Skinner becomes new Room 101 host

Frank Skinner becomes new Room 101 host

Room 101 is to return this month with a new BBC One slot, a new multi-guest format and a new host in Frank Skinner. The show, last seen on BBC Two in 2007, will see him referee three celebrities each week as they compete for his approval to banish...

BBC, 12:16 in Art & Culture
 
Awful squiggle but it rings a Bell: First drawing of a telephone system by inventor in 1878 letter goes up for auction

Awful squiggle but it rings a Bell: First drawing of a telephone system by inventor in 1878 letter goes up...

Enlarge A letter from the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell, to his parents, in which he includes a rare picture of the device and gives them some safety tips on using it, is up for auction. The missive, being sold by New...

 
Cameron says UK wants full say on EU single market

Cameron says UK wants full say on EU single market

"What we can't have is the single market being discussed outside the European Union, and we'll do everything possible to make sure that doesn't happen," he added. Cameron's comments come amid fears that groups within the EU that do not...

Reuters, 12:38 in Business
 

Lenders put relationships on line in capital squeeze

Europe's banks have long discounted loans to clients in order to maintain close links with borrowers so they can win more profitable business from them at a later date. But they now face intense capital constraints as new regulations and the euro zone...

Reuters, 12:38 in Business
 
JRR Tolkien snubbed by 1961 Nobel jury, papers reveal

JRR Tolkien snubbed by 1961 Nobel jury, papers reveal

JRR Tolkien was passed over for the 1961 Nobel literature prize after the storytelling in his Lord of the Rings trilogy was described as second rate. Newly-released documents - declassified after 50 years - show that he was nominated by fellow author...

BBC, 12:40 in Art & Culture
 

Israel concerned may be under cyber attack

Credit card company officials said 14,000 numbers had been posted on line Tuesday and another 11,000 Thursday. However, they said some of the codes had expired and that the active cards were all being cancelled. The hacker has identified himself as...

 
Behind the scenes, FX industry prepares for euro break-up

Behind the scenes, FX industry prepares for euro break-up

The plan was among quarterly reports, complete with euro-themed cartoons by the Bank's resident artist, issued by the bank from 1996 to 2002 to iron out bumps as euro zone members abandoned their old currencies. Britain stayed out. Fast forward to...

Reuters, 12:49 in Business
 

Ireland warns bank CEOs of crisis probe - sources

This pushed the country into an eventual EU-IMF bailout and has forced taxpayers to shell out tens of billions of euros in capital to avoid the banking sector's collapse. Bank of Ireland's Richie Boucher, Irish Life & Permanent's Kevin Murphy and...

Reuters, 12:49 in Business
 


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