News archive from 18 January 2011, page 13

Jessie J: I'm not an X Factor kinda gal

Jessie J insists she would never have entered a talent show like the X Factor to jump the queue to stardom. The Do It Like A Dude singer enjoys the show but feels it's an easy route to fame. She said: "For me, X Factor is entertaining. I wouldn't...

 

Nelly: Mariah Carey is my inspiration

RAP superstar Nelly has revealed the surprise inspiration for his comeback - Mariah Carey. The Just A Dream star felt he had to return to music after admiring Carey's successful effort. He said: "Look at Mariah Carey. She has a little break....

 

Victim dies in Port Glasgow blaze

AN investigation is under way into a fatal fire which broke out early yesterday. One person died in the blaze at an end-terrace house in Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire. The tragedy brings to six the number of deaths in house fires in the west of Scotland...

 

You think you have potholes? THIS is a pothole

chinese bus Image 1 Drivers in Scotland have been struggling with huge potholes since the big freeze - but they're nothing compared to this. A bus ended up in a massive crater after being tossed into the air by an unexplained underground explosion in...

 

Benefits cheat jailed for pretending to be a lifer

A CONMAN who received £3000 in benefits after giving the personal details of a prisoner serving a life sentence has been jailed. David Williamson used the man's national insurance number and pretended he had just been released from prison and needed a...

 
A minimum price for alcohol - but beer still sold for 38p

A minimum price for alcohol - but beer still sold for 38p

Cans of lager must be priced at 38p or more and vodka, whisky and gin must retail for at least £10.71 per litre, or around £7.50 for a standard 70cl bottle. Ministers will today also say that wine must cost a minimum of £2 per bottle, while cans...

 
Average bankers get big bonuses, says RBS chief

Average bankers get big bonuses, says RBS chief

Sir Philip Hampton criticised the awards handed out to mediocre 'journeymen' who surround the more talented and deserving 'stars'. The star quality, he said, seemed to filter down to those who didn't actually have it. Sir Philip, whose bank is 84%...

 
Baftas 2011: The King's Speech leads parade with 14 nominations

Baftas 2011: The King's Speech leads parade with 14 nominations

The Baftas look set to crown The King's Speech after lavishing Tom Hooper's royal drama with a mighty 14 nominations this morning. The acclaimed tale of stuttering George VI flattered to deceive at Sunday's Golden Globe awards in Hollywood, where it...

 

US embassy cables: France under fire over support for Tunisia

Cable dated:2005-11-16T09:53:00 C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 02 PARIS 007777 SIPDIS E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/7/2015 TAGS: PREL, PHUM, KDEM, TS, FR SUBJECT: ASSAULT OF FRENCH JOURNALIST IN TUNISIA PROMPTS MEDIA OUTCRY, DOMESTIC CRITICISM OF GOF...

 

Addicted to risk

Days before this talk, journalist Naomi Klein was on a boat in the Gulf of Mexico, looking at the catastrophic results of BP's risky pursuit of oil. Our societies have become addicted to extreme risk in finding new energy, new financial instruments...

 
Lenovo focus moves to tablet market

Lenovo focus moves to tablet market

Lenovo Group, the world's fourth-largest personal computer maker, expects the market for tablet computers and other mobile and internet-connected devices to expand so rapidly that it is creating a product group devoted solely to the products. The...

 
App gives voice to 9/11 stories

App gives voice to 9/11 stories

A new iPhone and Android app available from next month will see the story of the September 11 terror attacks told by those who witnessed it and others who were first on the scene. The Broadcastr oral history service will feature some 2,000 accounts...

 

Death toll from Iraq suicide bombing rises to 42

(Reporting by Waleed Ibrahim; Writing by Michael Christie; Editing by Maria Golovnina)

 

BP's Dudley shows buccaneering talent

On the plus side the three Arctic blocs are said to contain more oil than BP managed to extract from the North Sea and would replace the reserves lost from forced post-Macondo disposals in one swoop. On the minus side BP will now have the Kremlin as...

 
The King's Speech leads BAFTA nominations with 14 nods... with Colin Firth set to grab another award

The King's Speech leads BAFTA nominations with 14 nods... with Colin Firth set to grab another award

Posthumous: Pete Postlethwaite, who died earlier this month, has been nominated for Supporting Actor for his role in The Town Speaking about The King's Speech's critical reception earlier this year, Firth said: 'It"s gratifying to get attention...

 


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