News archive from 8 December 2012, page 17

Bygraves Christmas song re-released

The son of the late showbiz giant Max Bygraves is re-releasing his father's Christmas single for charity. The 89-year-old comedian, singer and variety performer, whose catchphrase was "I wanna tell you a story", died in September with...

 

Bygraves Christmas song re-released

The son of the late showbiz giant Max Bygraves is re-releasing his father's Christmas single for charity. The 89-year-old comedian, singer and variety performer, whose catchphrase was "I wanna tell you a story", died in September with...

 
Stephen McGinty: Hobbit ushers in new era of cinema

Stephen McGinty: Hobbit ushers in new era of cinema

THE HOBBIT, a perennial favourite, ushers in a new era for cinema-goers, while stirring nostalgic thoughts as traditional film-making begins to pass into history, writes Stephen McGinty WE DON’T think of JRR Tolkien as an enthusiastic rugby player,...

 
Starbucks Tax Row: Protests Planned Across UK

Starbucks Tax Row: Protests Planned Across UK

Coffee chain Starbucks is braced for protests over its tax arrangements despite announcing changes to its payments. The US-owned giant said it expects to pay around £10m in UK corporation tax for each of the next two years, following the revelation...

 

Bygraves Christmas song re-released

The son of the late showbiz giant Max Bygraves is re-releasing his father's Christmas single for charity. The 89-year-old comedian, singer and variety performer, whose catchphrase was "I wanna tell you a story", died in September with...

 

'Feisty' edge to Doctor's companion

Jenna-Louise Coleman has promised to bring a "feisty" edge to her role as the new companion in Doctor Who. The actress, who will appear with Matt Smith and Richard E Grant in the Christmas Day special, plays barmaid-turned governess Clara....

 

Lupus forces Braxton into hospital

Singer Toni Braxton has been admitted to hospital in Los Angeles. The R&B performer said in a tweet on Friday that she's been admitted to hospital because of "minor health issues" related to Lupus. "But no worries!," Braxton...

 

Flag protesters battle riot police

Rioting broke out across Belfast after hundreds of loyalists took to the streets to protest over flags. Eight police officers were injured after mobs of youths draped in Union flags clashed with the Police Service of Northern Ireland riot squad close...

 

Stones will roll at Sandy concert

The Rolling Stones are to play at next week's televised Superstorm Sandy benefit show in New York City, which producers say will be the most widely available live concert yet. The Stones join a trio of 1960s British rock royalty on the bill, including...

 

Rioting breaks out in flag protest

Rioting broke out across Belfast after hundreds of loyalists took to the streets to protest over flags. Two police officers were injured, one of them hospitalised, during clashes close to the city centre. Trouble flared at Shaftesbury Square - a...

 

Flag protesters battle riot police

Dec 8 2012 Rioting broke out across Belfast after hundreds of loyalists took to the streets to protest over flags. Eight police officers were injured after mobs of youths draped in Union flags clashed with the Police Service of Northern Ireland riot...

 

Lupus forces Braxton into hospital

Singer Toni Braxton has been admitted to hospital in Los Angeles. The R&B performer said in a tweet on Friday that she's been admitted to hospital because of "minor health issues" related to Lupus. "But no worries!," Braxton...

 

Clinton calls for end to violence

US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has urged protesting loyalists to end street violence in Northern Ireland amid heightening fears of further trouble at demonstrations against a decision to restrict the flying of the Union flag at Belfast City...

 

Lupus forces Braxton into hospital

Singer Toni Braxton has been admitted to hospital in Los Angeles. The R&B performer said in a tweet on Friday that she's been admitted to hospital because of "minor health issues" related to Lupus. "But no worries!," Braxton...

 

Council fined over fatal blaze

A local authority has been fined £30,000 for health and safety failures linked to a warehouse blaze in which four firefighters died. Mr Justice MacDuff said the fine imposed on Warwickshire County Council reflected deficiencies in record-keeping and...

 


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