News archive from 18 August 2012, page 2

UNABRIDGED NEWBURY RACE REPORT

UNABRIDGED NEWBURY RACE REPORT

The half-brother to 2010 juvenile star Wootton Bassett improved on his York second to edge a head in front of Pythagorian, who had returned from third place in a hot maiden over the same track and trip. Cox is hoping to land tomorrow's Group One Prix...

 
PARALYMPICS

PARALYMPICS

Tim Hollingsworth, GB Paralympic chief executive, said at yesterday's medal-target announcement: “We have the same opportunity to make the nation proud and excited that our Olympic colleagues had. “We feel there is no more positive force than the...

 
GREYHOUND RACING RESULTS 18/08/12

GREYHOUND RACING RESULTS 18/08/12

ROMFORD FANCIES 10.31 Chunkie Blue (2-3-4) 10.46 Gar Snacks (1-3-2) 11.00 Glowing Smile (2-5-4) 11.16 Apple Laura (4-1-6) 11.31 Lolos General (4-5-6) 11.44 Scolari Bluestar (2-4-1) 11.58 Bowtime Rihanna (Nap) (1-2-6) 12.17 Xaar Noelle (5-4-3) 12.33...

 
TRAVELODGE CAN REST EASILY AFTER BAILOUT

TRAVELODGE CAN REST EASILY AFTER BAILOUT

It sees its Middle East owners hand over control of the company to three US banks who will pump money into the business in return for cutting its debts, while negotiations go on with landlords to reduce its rent bill. Although the 505-strong chain has...

 
LIBOR RECOMMENDS TOUGH STANCE

LIBOR RECOMMENDS TOUGH STANCE

In a hard-hitting report into Libor by the Treasury Select Committee, chairman Andrew Tyrie said: “Urgent improvements, both to the way banks are run and the way they are regulated is needed if public and market confidence is to be restored.” It...

 
Who is worthy of inclusion on the Great Tapestry of Scotland?

Who is worthy of inclusion on the Great Tapestry of Scotland?

AS work on the Great Tapestry of Scotland gets underway, who has made an impression on our country worthy of inclusion? Here's a chance to have your say. The recording of events, both great and small, on cloth is nothing new. The most famous example,...

 
RANK FILES PROFIT HIKE

RANK FILES PROFIT HIKE

It said 35 per cent of its Mecca Bingo venue customers were now under the age of 35, tempted in by improved decor and food and drink ranges. It helped lift like-for-like revenues by 2 per cent in the 12 months to the end of July. “There has been a...

 
Festival preview: Shaun Davey, composer

Festival preview: Shaun Davey, composer

INTERNATIONAL collaboration has brought the Swift classic to the Edinburgh stage. Susan Mansfield talks to the Irish composer Shaun Davey. Jonathan Swift looks down on St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, the church of which he was dean for more than 30...

 
THERE'S PLENTY OF SPARK LEFT IN M&S

THERE'S PLENTY OF SPARK LEFT IN M&S

Within months, he was unveiling an aggressive expansion plan aimed at achieving £2.5billion a year in extra sales by 2015. His strategy includes international expansion, such as last November's spectacular return to Paris for the first time since 2001...

 

Book review: The Price of Inequality by Joseph Stiglitz

When I met Joseph Stiglitz I remember being struck by how he was not as other economists. The ones I know tend to be benign creatures, rather jolly, able to laugh at the world and its, and their, mistakes. The Price of Inequality by Joseph Stiglitz...

 
REVIEW: STIGMATA BY COLIN FALCONER

REVIEW: STIGMATA BY COLIN FALCONER

Philip rides out in search of a healer to save his child but as the Cathar crusaders tighten their grip on the country Philip's journey takes a dark and dangerous turn. 4/5 Atlantic books, £14.99

 
Book review: This Is How You Lose Her by Dunot Diaz

Book review: This Is How You Lose Her by Dunot Diaz

These intertwined short stories are the perfect complement to Diaz's smash novel from 2007. This Is How You Lose Her by Dunot Diaz Faber &Faber, 212pp, £12.99 Although Junot Díaz’s first collection of short stories, Drown, in 1996, attracted a...

 
Book review: Umbrella by Will Self

Book review: Umbrella by Will Self

Will Self's latest novel unfurls spectacularly across a whole century. Umbrella by Will Self Bloomsbury, 397pp, £18.99 This is by far Will Self’s best novel; clever, intense, ambitious and risky. It is a novel so arch that it bends over backwards,...

 
Book review: From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia by Pankaj Mishra

Book review: From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia by Pankaj Mishra

A brilliantly tendentious account of how Asia shrugged off the West's shadow. From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia by Pankaj Mishra Allen Lane, 368pp, £20 You know what you think about empire, so let’s get...

 
Former BBC chief Mark Thompson will be paid £3m to run New York Times

Former BBC chief Mark Thompson will be paid £3m to run New York Times

MARK THOMPSON, the newly appointed chief executive of the New York Times, stands to receive a pay package of $5 million (£3m) next year, it was revealed yesterday. Thompson, outgoing director-general of the BBC, will receive a package that includes...

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