News archive from 11 December 2013, page 16

Tom Pearce and Pascal Craymer get close in a hot tub, to his ex Lucy Mecklenburgh's despair in TOWIE...

42 View comments They were humiliated by Lucy Mecklenburgh and Mario Falcone in the last series, and now Tom Pearce and Pascal Craymer have got their own back. In the TOWIE Christmas special, Tom and Pascal get up to a bit of hot-tub flirting as the...


India's Reliance, Bharti Airtel sign broad telecoms deal

The companies, headed by longtime rival billionaires, undercut each other during Reliance's last foray into telecoms nearly a decade ago. Now they will work together as they move into data-driven telecommunication services. Reliance's Mukesh Ambani,...

Lincoln man arrested for persistently begging

Lincoln man arrested for persistently begging

Andrew Charles McInnes of Chatterton Avenue, Lincoln, was charged with persistently begging in a public place. He has been released on police bail to appear at Lincoln Magistrates Court on January 3. SP LUXE OIL. Special Price £18.75 (rrp 25.00)...


Hot money distorts China's exports as speculators seek to cash in on yuan, rate reforms

The return of distorted trade figures is unlikely to be welcomed by the People's Bank of China (PBOC), although it is facing a dilemma. It wants to keep the yuan from appreciating too quickly but at the same time has pledged to gradually free up its...

Reuters, 11:10 in Business
Jean Kent: Inquest to be held into death of film star

Jean Kent: Inquest to be held into death of film star

An inquest is to be held into the death of actress Jean Kent, who died after a fall at her home in Suffolk. Ms Kent, 92, one of Britain's biggest TV and film stars of the 1940s and 1950s, died in hospital on 30 November. Suffolk coroner Dr Peter Dean...

BBC, 11:11 in Art & Culture
MPs duck out of The Duck House

MPs duck out of The Duck House

A new West End comedy takes satirical aim at the 2009 MPs expenses scandal. So where were all the MPs? MPs have got pretty thick skins. Showing you can laugh at yourself, or at least squeeze out a fixed grin, is an essential skill in modern politics....

BBC, 11:11 in Art & Culture

'Heavy night' trader loses job bid

An oil trader who was sacked because he was said to be not in a fit state after a heavy night out in Singapore has lost his damages action for wrongful dismissal. Andrew Kearns, 38, was employed by Glencore UK Ltd from January 2009 until October 2010,...


Lady in Red! Liverpool sign up glamorous American presenter to join former Miss World on the books of LFC TV

Glamorous American Amanda Burden has joined Liverpool's books as an LFC TV presenter for the club's Stateside fanbase. Burden is the newest lady in red and joins former Miss World, Rosanna Davison, who signed up in October. Now based in New York,...

Daily Mail, 11:19 in Sport

Households spending more on fuel

Household spending on housing, fuel and power has overtaken transport for the first time in recent years, figures show. Households spent an average of £68 a week last year on the category, which includes rent, fuel, electricity and maintenance but...

Biofuel suspected in probe into diesel breakdowns

Biofuel suspected in probe into diesel breakdowns

A measure intended to make diesel cleaner is being investigated as a possible cause of car breakdowns. Fuel suppliers have to add biofuel to road fuels under the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO). Radio 4's You and Yours found that this mix...

BBC, 11:19 in Business

Cumbria police warn over stolen drugs danger

A warning has been issued after burglars stole “potentially dangerous drugs”. Police are particularly concerned about the theft which happened in the Copeland area on Monday. Burglars stole zomorph capsules, oramorph liquid in a bottle and...

Cumbrian police highlight 'sexting' dangers

Cumbrian police highlight 'sexting' dangers

CHILDREN are being urged to take precautions and help protect themselves, as Cumbria police continue to tackle child sexual exploitation. Warning: Nick Coughlan The force launched its campaign on Monday and is each day this week focusing on a...


Carlisle drink-driver crashed after setting off with ice-covered windscreen

A MOTORIST who drove while his car windscreen was still iced over collided with another vehicle but failed to stop, a court heard. Nicky Douglas, 28, of Currock in Carlisle, was almost twice the drink-drive limit when he was eventually caught by...

Carlisle football teams under threat from proposed pitch hire price hike

Carlisle football teams under threat from proposed pitch hire price hike

IT COULD be the final whistle for some of Carlisle’s senior Sunday league football teams if charges for hiring council sports facilities go up next year. Jack Williamson: ‘I really don’t know how some of these clubs manage and I can see some going’ It...

Whitehaven's storm-lashed sea cadet building remains closed

Whitehaven's storm-lashed sea cadet building remains closed

WHITEHAVEN’S Sea Cadet building will be closed “until further notice” following last week’s storms. Damage: Sea Cadet building is battered by waves Officials say the unit, on a pier in the town’s outer harbour, took the full force of devastating winds...


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