News archive from 18 January 2012, page 18

St Paul's Protesters Lose Eviction Fight

St Paul's Protesters Lose Eviction Fight

The City of London Corporation has won its High Court bid to evict anti-capitalist protesters from outside St Paul's Cathedral. Following a five-day hearing held before Christmas, Mr Justice Lindblom granted orders for possession and injunctions...

 
Where to find the best instant access savings deals - but you'll have to move quick

Where to find the best instant access savings deals - but you'll have to move quick

Savers must act quickly to grab top easy-access deals paying 3 per cent (2.4 per cent after tax) or more. They can be on sale for just a few weeks - or sometimes days - before they close their doors to new business. A new deal from...

 
West Brom launches top 3.13% instant access savings account

West Brom launches top 3.13% instant access savings account

Savers with £10,000 at their fingertips can grab a 3.13 per cent instant access account from West Brom BS after the building society hit top spot in the savings tables. However, the deal is only available through Moneysupermarket.com. This is Money...

 
That's a present and a half! Frankie Sandford gets a £135k Aston Martin from Wayne Bridge as she celebrates turning 23

That's a present and a half! Frankie Sandford gets a £135k Aston Martin from Wayne Bridge as she celebrates...

Wayne is said to have hosted the party at his Surrey mansion, and spared no expense to ensure Frankie had the best day possible. A source at the event is quoted by the Daily Star as saying: 'The whole thing was organised by Frankie"s sister...

 
That looks familiar! TOWIE's Lydia Bright channels Nigella Lawson in erotic Creme Egg advert

That looks familiar! TOWIE's Lydia Bright channels Nigella Lawson in erotic Creme Egg advert

Erotic: Nigella's Stylist magazine cover Wearing heavy bronze eyeshadow and the required fake eyelashes, Lydia closes her eyes as the creamy filling of the Easter treat is artfully dripped down her face. In a slightly less seductive picture, the...

 
IMF seeks to boost lending war chest by up to $600 billion

IMF seeks to boost lending war chest by up to $600 billion

While the IMF estimates it will need $500 billion of the money to lend to member countries in need, the remaining $100 billion will be used as a "protection buffer," the sources, who were present at an IMF board meeting on the issue on...

Reuters, 16:57 in Business
 

J.EDGAR FILM REVIEW AND TRAILER

A DIVISIVE political figure grappling with the loss of power. Private contentment sacrificed on the altar of public duty. An acclaimed movie star gunning for an Oscar. No, not The Iron Lady but J. Edgar, in which Leonardo DiCaprio is similarly...

 

W.E FILM REVIEW AND TRAILER

CAN Madonna match the success of The King’s Speech, or even a fraction of it, with a film about The King’s Mistress, Wallis Simpson, which the pop superstar has co-written and directed? It was, of course, Wallis’s scandalous love affair with King...

 

Russian left alliance backs CPRF

An alliance of left-wing groups that spearheaded street protests in Russia in the wake of contested elections last month pledged on Tuesday to support the Communist Party at the presidential poll in March. Left Front leader Sergei Udaltsov vowed to...

 

Cuban weed problem may turn to gold

A weed that has invaded over 1.5 million hectares of agricultural land in Cuba can be converted into activated carbon, the University of Strathclyde reported on Tuesday. It said that research led by engineering faculty Professor Peter Hall has found...

 

Delays expected due to Cypriot air traffic pay-freeze row

Air traffic controllers in Cyprus walked off the job for four hours today to protest against a two-year public sector pay freeze and other austerity measures. The stoppage between 1pm and 5pm affected more than 5,000 passengers on 38 flights to and...

 

Rescue halted as grounded cruise ship shifts on rocks

Italian rescue workers suspended operations today after a stricken cruise ship shifted slightly on the rocks near the Tuscan coast, creating deep concerns about the safety of divers and firefighters searching for the 22 people still missing. The $450...

 

Republican governor faces recall

The people of Wisconsin have delivered a mountain of petitions signed by over a million people to recall Republican Governor Scott Walker - 460,000 more than the 540,208 needed to trigger a recall election. This kicks off yet another phase of the...

 

Occupy activists target US Capitol over legislation

US citizens have massed at the Capitol and congressional office buildings to protest against the growing influence of big capital on their legislature. Hundreds of Occupy activists defied heavy rain on Tuesday and descended on the Capitol's soaked...

 

Communists welcome mass fuel strike

The Communist Party of Swaziland (CPS) hailed Nigeria's working people today for the "important mass actions" that led the government to partially restore a petrol subsidy. The party said the Nigerian government's decision to remove the...

 


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