News archive from 26 February 2012, page 9

Chicago cop sues Safe House producers

Chicago cop sues Safe House producers

A former US police officer is attempting to end Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds' run at the top of the box office by launching a lawsuit against the producers of their hit thriller Safe House. Retired Chicago, Illinois cop Marty Christopher Lawson...

 
Jessie J axes New Zealand show

Jessie J axes New Zealand show

Pop star Jessie J has cancelled an upcoming show in New Zealand after rehearsals for her tour over-ran. The Price Tag hitmaker was due to kick off a series of international dates in Auckland in Tuesday but the concert at the city's Vector Arena has...

 
Rare Beatles holiday snaps for sale

Rare Beatles holiday snaps for sale

Previously unseen pictures of the Beatles on holiday taken by an 11-year-old schoolboy are set to be sold at auction. The musicians were snapped relaxing at a hotel at Weston-Super-Mare in 1963, just weeks after they scored their first number one...

 
Impostor ordered to stay away from Price

Impostor ordered to stay away from Price

A judge has ordered a transsexual to stay away from Katie Price after she was convicted of fraud for impersonating the reality TV star. Kerry Marshall, 18, was charged with six counts of fraud between September and October, 2011 for going into a bank...

 
Sting condemns Syrian violence after Assad pictures emerge

Sting condemns Syrian violence after Assad pictures emerge

A representative for Sting has defended the star after pictures showing him laughing with controversial Syrian leader President Al-Assad emerged online. The photographs show the rocker and his partner Trudie Styler meeting Assad and his wife, Asma, in...

 
Gibb back in hospital

Gibb back in hospital

Bee Gees star Robin Gibb was hospitalised earlier this week after suffering a setback in his cancer battle. The 62-year-old musician, who has been undergoing chemotherapy treatment for colon cancer, was admitted to the London Clinic on Wednesday and...

 
Gallagher: 'Miming Brits stars should be ashamed'

Gallagher: 'Miming Brits stars should be ashamed'

Rocker Noel Gallagher has accused a number of performers at the recent Brit Awards of miming on stage, insisting they should be "ashamed" of themselves for not singing live. The former Oasis star was one of the artists who performed at...

 
Staff at back-to-work firm A4e at centre of new fraud probe over vouchers meant to buy interview suits for jobless

Staff at back-to-work firm A4e at centre of new fraud probe over vouchers meant to buy interview suits for...

The company owned by David Cameron"s former "back-to-work" tsar is at the centre of a new fraud probe. Detectives are investigating the alleged misuse of thousands of pounds" worth of Government vouchers meant to help the jobless...

 
Taxmen take a close look at Bernie Ecclestone and a £3bn offshore trust

Taxmen take a close look at Bernie Ecclestone and a £3bn offshore trust

Tax inspectors have launched a new inquiry into Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone"s relationship with an offshore trust estimated to be worth £3 billion. Investigators from Her Majesty"s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are seeking to...

 

Senegalese vote in test of nation's stability

The voting comes after weeks of violent street protests against the octogenarian leader's attempt to extend his 12 years in office and a stream of warnings that Senegal's reputation as an established democracy now hangs in the balance. "We can't...

 
HMRC examine Bernie Ecclestone's role in £3bn offshore trust tax arrangement

HMRC examine Bernie Ecclestone's role in £3bn offshore trust tax arrangement

Tax inspectors have launched a new inquiry into Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone"s relationship with an offshore trust estimated to be worth £3 billion. Investigators from Her Majesty"s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are seeking to...

 
Don't limit your options for the best retirement income

Don't limit your options for the best retirement income

Employees looking to maximise the lifetime income from their pension at retirement are being urged to check they are getting the best advice. According to a leading pensions expert, some annuity services are restricted and this can result in consumers...

 

Iran denies Greece oil shipment of 500,000 barrels - report

The European Union in January decided to stop importing crude from Iran from July 1 over its disputed nuclear programme, which the West says is aimed at building bombs. Iran denies this. Iran stopped selling crude to British and French companies last...

Reuters, 10:53 in Business
 

Newcastle 2-2 Wolves: Wolves fightback has Pardew reeling

Football: Terry Connor’s reign as Wolves boss got off to a great start as a stiring second-half comeback sparked by a Matt Jarvis goal and completed by another from Kevin Doyle saw them take a share of the spoils at St James’ Park. It had all looked...

 

Thousands of Russians hold hands against Putin

Many of the protesters who stood in a long line around the 16-km (10-mile) Moscow Garden Ring Road, despite gently falling snow, wore the white ribbons that symbolise the biggest opposition protests since Putin rose to power 12 years ago. Putin is all...

 


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