News archive from 16 April 2014, page 4

Merseyside pays tributes as victims of Hillsborough are remembered

Merseyside pays tributes as victims of Hillsborough are remembered

Margaret Aspinall, president and chairman of the Hillsborough Family Support Group, was addressing Liverpool's first team squad in a hushed arena with the focus drawn to an ongoing, and exceptional, title challenge. "Stress is difficult, but...

 
Liverpool urged to take inspiration from Manchester United as they look to seal title

Liverpool urged to take inspiration from Manchester United as they look to seal title

But as Ray Houghton asked while assessing the current opportunity for glory unfolding before his old club Liverpool: how did Manchester United manage it in 1993 then? Houghton, whose two First Division championships with Liverpool included Anfield's...

 
Manuel Pellegrini backs Vincent Kompany to hang tough

Manuel Pellegrini backs Vincent Kompany to hang tough

Kompany's uncharacteristic but calamitous mistake on Sunday gifted Liverpool a win that took City's championship destiny out of their own hands. Pellegrini admitted skipper Kompany and the rest of his team were mentally flattened by the result after...

 
There's no pressure on us! Roberto Martinez confident Everton can win race for 4th

There's no pressure on us! Roberto Martinez confident Everton can win race for 4th

The Toffees will secure fourth spot and the opportunity to play in European football's elite competition next season should they win all of their remaining Premier League fixtures, beginning with the visit of Crystal Palace this evening. Everton must...

 
Paul Lambert hoping for new duo inspiration at Aston Villa

Paul Lambert hoping for new duo inspiration at Aston Villa

Precisely that to the day since that stirring victory amid a flurry of dismissals which threw Chelsea and Jose Mourinho's title hopes into chaos, the Midlands club last night found themselves gripped by turmoil. Having failed to pick up a point from...

 
Gus Poyet refutes resignation rumours and vows to turn Sunderland around

Gus Poyet refutes resignation rumours and vows to turn Sunderland around

Yet last night Poyet appeared as usual to offer his pre-match thoughts - and a strong denial that he was thinking of walking away from Wearside. "I don't have social media and maybe that's where it started," said Poyet, who takes his side to...

 

Intel's quarterly net beats Street, CEO talks up tablets

With personal computer shipments falling for eight straight quarters through March, some analysts believe the industry's decline is close to hitting bottom, potentially giving Intel breathing room as it struggles to develop better processors for...

 
Imperial Tobacco blames smuggling and high taxes for 900 lost jobs

Imperial Tobacco blames smuggling and high taxes for 900 lost jobs

Imperial Tobacco is to close its last UK plant in Nottingham which can trace its roots to 1877 when John Player bought a site. It will also shut another in Nantes, France, where it employs 320, and in total up to 900 jobs will be lost across the...

 
Debenhams is shopping around: Department store wants to sell Sport Direct products

Debenhams is shopping around: Department store wants to sell Sport Direct products

Sports Direct, which has a stake in Debenhams and owns brands including Slazenger and Lonsdale, is among 12 suppliers it is negotiating with to increase sales of branded products. It is part of a shake-up by Debenhams following a tough Christmas which...

 
JD's sporting chance: Sportswear firm nets higher profits

JD's sporting chance: Sportswear firm nets higher profits

JD Sports said its core sports shops in the UK and Ireland racked up a record year, lifting underlying divisional operating profit by £15.5million to £93.4m. Blacks and Millets , bought from administrators for £20m two years ago, broke even for the...

 
New pensioners approaching retirement are set to shun annuities

New pensioners approaching retirement are set to shun annuities

This follows the announcement of Government plans in last month's Budget to give savers more freedom over how they use their pension funds to finance their later years. From April 2015, pension savers will have greater scope to keep their money...

 
Easter is a cracking time to give your home a facelift

Easter is a cracking time to give your home a facelift

With house prices and wages rising again, homeowners are ready to spend money on their property including those who will be extending their home rather than moving. Almost half of all homeowners plan to do costly work over the next 12 months, such as...

 
Sky and TalkTalk to join forces to create new ultra-fast broadband

Sky and TalkTalk to join forces to create new ultra-fast broadband

They have teamed up with network specialist City Fibre to develop a citywide system serving York. And they plan to develop similar networks in two other cities as they step up their challenge to existing network provider BT. CityFibre has 29,000km of...

 
Promethean Investments to save Albemarle & Bond from administration

Promethean Investments to save Albemarle & Bond from administration

Promethean, formed by former Bank of Scotland boss Sir Peter Burt, will take on 128 of Albemarle's 187 shops and 628 of its 809 staff. Falling gold prices hit Albemarle, forcing it to melt down gold jewellery to cover debts and unsuccessfully try to...

 
Diageo bids £1.1billion for control of Indian giant United Spirits

Diageo bids £1.1billion for control of Indian giant United Spirits

The Johnnie Walker and Smirnoff giant has launched a tender offer for up to 26 per cent of United Spirits, in which it already holds a 28.8 per cent stake. The price represents an 18.5 per cent premium to the last closing price and is more than double...

 


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