News archive from 11 April 2012, page 6

ABI flashes yellow card at Barclays over controversial tax payment to chief executive Bob Diamond

The UK's leading shareholder group has issued a warning notice to investors over the controversial £5.7m tax payment to Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) served an "amber-top' report on the bank,...

 
Simpsons creator reveals the real Springfield

Simpsons creator reveals the real Springfield

The tales of Homer Simpson and his family have become embedded in television lore, but have you ever wondered where Springfield, the illustrious hometown of The Simpsons, is really based? The town of Springfield has become a character of its own on...

 
NEWCASTLE ARE UP FOUR IT

NEWCASTLE ARE UP FOUR IT

Pardew's men overcame Bolton 2-0 at the Sports Direct Arena, and in their current run of five straight victories they have conceded a solitary goal. It means qualification for the Europa League could be as good as assured next weekend, if Liverpool...

 

MARKET REPORT: Sellers rush to escape Blinkx

Like an elephant, the City never forgets. Ever since the Blinkx board, led by founder and chief executive Suranga Chandratillake, in November wheeled out a discounted £7m placing at 134p a share to help fund a US acquisition, at a time when shares of...

 
LONDON 2012: TIM BRABANTS EYES OLYMPIC GLORY FOR TEAM GB

LONDON 2012: TIM BRABANTS EYES OLYMPIC GLORY FOR TEAM GB

Having achieved the title of Britain's first Olympic canoeing champion for the 1,000m at Beijing in 2008, the 35-year-old has every reason to have high hopes ahead of London 2012. Despite not knowing whether he has qualified until at least June, the...

 
50 YEARS ON, THE STONES ROLL BACK TO THE STUDIO

50 YEARS ON, THE STONES ROLL BACK TO THE STUDIO

The rocker likened getting back to making music with training for the Olympic Games. “It's like working out. You've got to go into training,” said Wood. But yesterday the 64-year-old guitarist was concentrating on his other career – painting – as he...

 
SILVERSTONE DEFENDS BABY FEEDING TECHNIQUE

SILVERSTONE DEFENDS BABY FEEDING TECHNIQUE

The actress sparked a parenting debate last month (Mar12) after publishing video footage of herself demonstrating the bizarre technique with her son Bear Blu, with some critics claiming the practice is unhygienic. The Clueless star admits she never...

 

Calls to spare VAT on fuel for air lifesavers

Calls have been made to the Government to return the VAT paid on fuel for the county's air ambulance service. VAT on fuel costs the Air Ambulance Service – which includes the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance – hundreds of thousands of...

 

Kidnapped Costa Rican diplomat freed in Venezuela

Several abductions in the past few months have worried the diplomatic community and underlined Venezuela's high crime rate - the top concern of voters during an election year. Guillermo Cholele, a trade attache at the Costa Rican Embassy in Caracas,...

 
David Cameron calls for UK arms sales to Indonesia

David Cameron calls for UK arms sales to Indonesia

David Cameron will today attempt to boost British defence sales in Indonesia more than 10 years after the Labour government imposed an embargo amid allegations that British-built Hawk aircraft were used to bomb civilians in East Timor. The prime...

 
Implant scandal fails to dent demand for vanity surgery

Implant scandal fails to dent demand for vanity surgery

Cosmetic surgery is nothing if not resilient. While once the sole preserve of the rich and famous, going under the knife is now mainstream. Nip, tucks and lifts have become almost as common as ear piercing and it seems nothing can persuade us...

 
Murdered Caroline’s spirit of adventure lives on as legacy keeps travellers safe

Murdered Caroline’s spirit of adventure lives on as legacy keeps travellers safe

Not that he needs it, but when Richard Stuttle logs on to his computer he gets a daily reminder of the sister he lost exactly 10 years ago today. In spring 2002, like many of her peers 19-year-old Caroline was enjoying a gap year in Australia....

 
MANCHESTER UNITED KEEPER DAVID DE GEA EYES GOLDEN FINISH

MANCHESTER UNITED KEEPER DAVID DE GEA EYES GOLDEN FINISH

SIR ALEX FERGUSON is backing David de Gea to have the last laugh on his critics – and end the ­season with an incredible double top. Manchester United have already left City on the ropes in the title chase after establishing an eight-point lead at the...

Daily Star, 00:09 in Sport
 

Please take your litter home

From: David Quarrie, Lynden Way, Holgate, York. IT would appear that many people in and around our lovely city of York do not have much pride in this city and do not care about how much litter is strewn about. During the latest spell of very good...

 
WOLVES WARRIOR TERRY CONNOR

WOLVES WARRIOR TERRY CONNOR

TERRY CONNOR insists his baptism of fire at Wolves will help make him a better boss. Connor has endured a miserable seven weeks in charge at Molineux, but claims it hasn't put him off being a manager – whatever happens in his survival mission....

Daily Star, 00:09 in Sport
 


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