News archive from 18 January 2011, page 16

D-Day for Elliott Saltman in European Tour wrangle

ELLIOTT SALTMAN may be facing a lengthy ban from the European Tour but Paul Lawrie admits he can't help his fellow Scot. Saltman is accused of repeatedly marking his ball improperly during last September's Challenge Tour Russian Open in Moscow. The...

 
Inflation at 3.7% turns up rate rise pressure

Inflation at 3.7% turns up rate rise pressure

Consumer prices index (CPI) inflation for December came in at the top end of expectations, increasing sharply from 3.3% in November, according to the Office for National Statistics. Today's figure means CPI inflation spent the whole of 2010 at or...

 
House prices lower in market slowdown

House prices lower in market slowdown

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' (RICS) seasonally adjusted house price measure nudged up to -39 from -44 in November, indicating that prices fell but at a slower rate than the previous month. It is the second consecutive month that...

 
Husband of US singer Etta James granted money for care

Husband of US singer Etta James granted money for care

The husband of US blues legend Etta James can use some of her savings to pay for the ailing singer's health care, a judge in California has ruled. Riverside County superior court judge Thomas Cahraman said the $60,000 (£37,580) granted to Artis Mills...

BBC, 09:48 in Art & Culture
 

Surrogate baby joy for Nicole Kidman

NICOLE Kidman and her husband Keith Urban have added a second daughter to their family, born through a surrogate mother. The couple announced the arrival of Faith Margaret Kidman Urban, born on December 28 at a Nashville, Tennessee, hospital. The...

 
GERVAIS: 'I WON'T BE BACK AS GLOBES HOST'

GERVAIS: 'I WON'T BE BACK AS GLOBES HOST'

Funnyman RICKY GERVAIS doesn't expect to be invited back as the host of the Golden Globe Awards in 2012 after upsetting the organisers of Sunday's (16Jan11) prizegiving with his risque humour. The Brit has come under fire from critics for going too...

 
Inflation hits 4.8% - and it's set to get worse, raising fears of soaring interest rates

Inflation hits 4.8% - and it's set to get worse, raising fears of soaring interest rates

George Buckley, UK economist at Deutsche Bank in London, said: "The Bank of England is in a tricky situation. It knows inflation is very high but it thinks it will eventually fall. "It has got a difficult balancing act on its hands and it...

 
WEST TO PLAY SERIAL KILLER

WEST TO PLAY SERIAL KILLER

THE WIRE actor DOMINIC WEST is set to undergo a sinister transformation to portray a serial killer on the small screen. West has signed up to star as Fred West, who was charged with murdering at least 11 girls, and burying many of their remains at...

 
LADY GAGA HIRED TO CREATE MUSIC FOR MUGLER'S PARIS FASHION WEEK SHOW

LADY GAGA HIRED TO CREATE MUSIC FOR MUGLER'S PARIS FASHION WEEK SHOW

LADY GAGA will preview her latest album at Paris Fashion Week. The Paparazzi hitmaker has agreed to oversee the music for designer Thierry Mugler's catwalk show on Wednesday (19Jan11). The colourful pop superstar has reportedly created a soundtrack...

 
EMA day of action: students fight for grant

EMA day of action: students fight for grant

Students are holding a day of action to focus attention on government plans to scrap the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) that pays poor teenagers to stay on in education. Shane Chowen, the National Union of Students vice-president for further...

Guardian, 09:50 in Politics
 
PARTON PLANNING KIDS MUSICAL

PARTON PLANNING KIDS MUSICAL

Country music superstar DOLLY PARTON is working on a new gospel-tinged children's musical about her upbringing in Tennessee. The singer/songwriter, who was the force behind 9 To 5: The Musical, has confirmed she's composing new music for a...

 
BIEBER BOUTIQUE FALLS THROUGH

BIEBER BOUTIQUE FALLS THROUGH

Plans for a JUSTIN BIEBER-themed superstore at Los Angeles' shopping mecca The Grove have fallen through, according to the pop star's spokeswoman. Fans of the teen sensation were thrilled after reports suggesting a Bieber boutique was set to open at...

 
PERRY STILL CROSS OVER MADONNA'S CRUCIFIXION ACT

PERRY STILL CROSS OVER MADONNA'S CRUCIFIXION ACT

KATY PERRY has taken aim at MADONNA for peppering her music, videos and performances with religious references, insisting she hates it when artists take spirituality "lightly". The Firework hitmaker is the daughter of two pastors and,...

 
BOY GEORGE GRANTS AUTOGRAPH REQUEST AFTER A DECADE

BOY GEORGE GRANTS AUTOGRAPH REQUEST AFTER A DECADE

BOY GEORGE has surprised a fan by sending him a signed album cover - over a decade after the devotee originally asked for his autograph. The former Culture Club star has been clearing out his London home and he's kept followers on Twitter.com up to...

 
STARS LINE-UP FOR 1980S SUPERGIG

STARS LINE-UP FOR 1980S SUPERGIG

RICK ASTLEY, the HUMAN LEAGUE and SPANDAU BALLET frontman TONY HADLEY are to co-headline this summer's (11) Rewind Festival in Scone Palace, Scotland. Heaven 17, Bananarama, Hue & Cry, The Beat, ABC, The Bluebells and Fiction Factory, who have...

 


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