News archive from 18 January 2011, page 18

Politics live blog - Tuesday 18 January

Politics live blog - Tuesday 18 January

10.05am: They're still going strong in the House of Lords. As Allegra Stratton reports, they bedded down for a sleepover because the debate on the parliamentary voting system and constituencies bill was going to go through the night. It did. At 9am,...

Guardian, 10:33 in Politics
 
Let shareholders bail out banks, says BoE deputy

Let shareholders bail out banks, says BoE deputy

Paul Tucker, the bank's deputy governor, said that banks had to incur the losses when things went wrong and that changes to the banking sector had not gone far enough yet to allow for that. Tucker made the comments in an interview with the BBC's...

 
Kidman & Urban praise fellow Aussies' fighting spirit

Kidman & Urban praise fellow Aussies' fighting spirit

New parents Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have paid tribute to the "spirit" of their fellow Australians following the devastating floods in Queensland earlier this month. The state was plunged into a state of emergency as heavy rain caused...

 

Taylor Wimpey jumps 7% on positive update and possible US sale

Soaring inflation may yet lead to earlier than expected interest rate rises, and house prices may be under pressure, but a confident trading statement from Taylor Wimpey has seen its shares jump to the top of the FTSE 250. The housebuilder said that a...

Guardian, 10:34 in Business
 
Burberry fashion group sees sales jump

Burberry fashion group sees sales jump

Fashion company Burberry has reported a jump in sales during the last three months of 2010. Overall revenues were up 27% on an underlying basis in the quarter, with retail sales rising 36% and wholesale revenues 15% higher. Burberry said annual...

BBC, 10:34 in Business
 
West Ham to miss out on O’Neill, but Grant in limbo

West Ham to miss out on O’Neill, but Grant in limbo

Until recently West Ham supporters could take pride in the managerial history of their club. While other teams chopped and changed, the Hammers had a reputation of employing the right man for the job and standing by him. But as Avram Grant faces the...

The Week, 10:34 in Sport
 
Lopez wants more kids

Lopez wants more kids

Jennifer Lopez quietly dreams of having more kids, revealing she'd be thrilled if she discovered she was pregnant tomorrow. The superstar has two-year-old twins with husband Marc Anthony and she hints more could be on the way. Appearing on the Ellen...

 
Sir Elton and new son pose for family portrait

Sir Elton and new son pose for family portrait

Sir Elton John has posed for his first public photograph with his newborn son, and revealed he was present throughout the birth. The Rocket Man and his partner David Furnish welcomed a son called Zachary on Christmas Day via a surrogate mother, a year...

 

Abu Dhabi Championship boost for Scots star Marc Warren

MARC WARREN has received a boost in his bid to reclaim a full Tour card after landing a late invitation to this week's Abu Dhabi Championship. The Scot's manager Brian Marchbank was told of the offer late on Sunday - when Warren was making his way...

 
West Ham 'committed' to retaining Avram Grant as manager

West Ham 'committed' to retaining Avram Grant as manager

West Ham United say they are committed to retaining their manager Avram Grant after weeks of speculation over his future at Upton Park. The Israeli appeared on the brink of the sack, with reports suggesting he would be replaced by Martin O'Neill...

Guardian, 10:35 in Sport
 
Perry upset over Madonna's crucifixion act

Perry upset 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,...

 

Ding Junhui has all the attributes to be world champion, says Stephen Hendry

STEPHEN HENDRY claims the only thing that can stop Wembley wizard Ding Junhui becoming the first Asian to lift the world championship is a lack of focus. Scotland's seven-time Crucible king reckons the 23-year-old from China can go all the way - but...

 
Spanish police bust 'biggest cocaine lab in Europe'

Spanish police bust 'biggest cocaine lab in Europe'

Spanish police have arrested 25 people and dismantled what they claim is the biggest and most sophisticated cocaine laboratory known to date in Europe. A police statement today said agents seized about 300kg of the drug and 33 tonnes of chemicals used...

 
Boy George gives autograph after a decade

Boy George gives autograph 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...

 
WikiLeaks: the latest developments

WikiLeaks: the latest developments

10.25am: Good morning. Stories from the cables today: • Turkey let US use airbase for rendition flights Turkey allowed the US to use its airbase at Incirlik in southern Turkey as part of the "extraordinary rendition" programme to take...

 


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