News archive from 15 December 2011, page 10

UK retail sales fell 0.4% in November

UK retail sales fell 0.4% in November

Retail sales fell by 0.4% in November from October, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said. The fall is slightly more than the 0.3% monthly drop that economist had forecast and comes amid big discounting by High Street stores Excluding...

BBC, 09:48 in Business
 
Israel prepares for second stage of prisoner swap

Israel prepares for second stage of prisoner swap

Israeli citizens have 48 hours to contest the releases in court, though historically the judiciary has chosen not to intervene in prisoner exchanges which it views as a political decision. In the first stage of the Egyptian-mediated prisoner exchange,...

 
LOHAN PRAISED FOR COMPLETING COMMUNITY WORK

LOHAN PRAISED FOR COMPLETING COMMUNITY WORK

Troubled actress LINDSAY LOHAN has won the praise of a Los Angeles judge after completing her community service sentence ahead of the court-ordered deadline. The Mean Girls star, who returned from a vacation in Hawaii on Tuesday night (13Dec11),...

 
RANCIC 'REALLY WELL' AFTER DOUBLE MASTECTOMY

RANCIC 'REALLY WELL' AFTER DOUBLE MASTECTOMY

International TV personality GIULIANA RANCIC has undergone successful double mastectomy surgery. Doctors operated on the E! network's news anchorwoman and Fashion Police regular on Tuesday night (13Dec11) and her husband Bill insists she's already...

 
HATHAWAY AND HUSBAND-TO-BE MAKE HOME IN CLOCKTOWER BUILDING

HATHAWAY AND HUSBAND-TO-BE MAKE HOME IN CLOCKTOWER BUILDING

ANNE HATHAWAY has a ritzy new home in New York - the actress and her new fiance have moved into an apartment in the exclusive One Main Clocktower Building. The Brokeback Mountain star and actor Adam Shulman took up residency in the luxury Brooklyn...

 
CRAIG NOT PROUD OF BOND REWRITES

CRAIG NOT PROUD OF BOND REWRITES

DANIEL CRAIG tried his hand at scriptwriting while making JAMES BOND movie QUANTUM OF SOLACE after writers in Hollywood went on strike. The actor reprised his role as the superspy for the 2008 installment, and reveals he was working double duty with...

 
THERON STARTS HER DOG COLLECTION AGAIN

THERON STARTS HER DOG COLLECTION AGAIN

CHARLIZE THERON is building up her menagerie of dogs again after all eight pets died in a 30-month period. The actress has always been a huge dog lover and she has been rescuing pooches in her adopted Los Angeles for years, but a series of recent...

 
KARDASHIAN BUYS TAYLOR'S BRACELETS AT AUCTION

KARDASHIAN BUYS TAYLOR'S BRACELETS AT AUCTION

Socialite and reality TV star KIM KARDASHIAN was one of the big bidders at ELIZABETH TAYLOR's jewellery auction in New York on Tuesday (13Dec11), paying a reported £40,000 for bangles once owned by the movie icon. Taylor's gem collection set a new...

 
O'CONNOR TOO BUSY FOR HONEYMOON

O'CONNOR TOO BUSY FOR HONEYMOON

Newlywed SINEAD O'CONNOR has abandoned her plans for a lavish honeymoon because the busy singer doesn't "have time" for a vacation. O'Connor married therapist Barry Herridge in Las Vegas last week (08Dec11) but the couple has scrapped its...

 
SHAKIRA'S DAD PLANNING SELF-HELP BOOK FOR PARENTS

SHAKIRA'S DAD PLANNING SELF-HELP BOOK FOR PARENTS

Pop superstar SHAKIRA's author father is planning to write a parental self-help book based on his own experiences as the singer's dad. Father and daughter are currently promoting his new book Al Viento y al Azar (In the Wind and at Random) in South...

 
PERRY USES AUTOCUE TO REMEMBER LYRICS

PERRY USES AUTOCUE TO REMEMBER LYRICS

KATY PERRY relies on an autocue to help her remember lyrics live - because she's often caught out as she daydreams onstage. The I Kissed A Girl hitmaker demanded a teleprompter for her recently-wrapped California Dreams Tour after learning her pop...

 
BIEL'S BROTHER ATTACKS TIMBERLAKE IN ONLINE VIDEOS

BIEL'S BROTHER ATTACKS TIMBERLAKE IN ONLINE VIDEOS

JESSICA BIEL's brother has taken aim at the actress' boyfriend JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE in two sarcastic online videos, accusing the pop superstar of failing to promote his own liquor. The A-Team beauty's younger sibling - who, ironically, is also called...

 
ADELE'S DEEP HIT NAMED SONG OF THE YEAR

ADELE'S DEEP HIT NAMED SONG OF THE YEAR

ADELE's break-up anthem ROLLING IN THE DEEP has topped another major end-of-year music poll as 2011's best song. Spin magazine editors have given the tune the edge over Beyonce's Countdown and California by EMA. The Rapture's How Deep is Your Love...

 
MADONNA FINDS A NEW HOME AT INTERSCOPE RECORDS

MADONNA FINDS A NEW HOME AT INTERSCOPE RECORDS

MADONNA has signed a new three-album record deal with Interscope. The pop superstar linked with top promoters Live Nation for an all-encompassing deal in 2007, but insiders claim she feels she still needs a traditional label to distribute her new...

 

Moss Bros reports strong sales rise

Menswear retailer Moss Bros has unveiled a double-digit rise in sales as its efforts to turn around its fortunes continue. In the 19 weeks to December 10, gross profits were up 7.9% with sales on a same-store basis rising by 10.5%. The figures follow...

BBC, 10:01 in Business
 


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