News archive from 31 August 2012, page 19

Ruling in billionaire legal battle

A High Court judge is due to rule on a multibillion-pound legal battle between Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky and Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich. Mr Berezovsky, 66, claimed more than £3 billion damages at a High Court trial after...

 
ADELE BREAKS COVER TO TELL HER FANS: I'M NOT MARRIED

ADELE BREAKS COVER TO TELL HER FANS: I'M NOT MARRIED

“I'm not married. Zzzzzzz” the 24-year-old British star told her nine million followers on Twitter. A US magazine had claimed she got hitched to her Old Etonian boyfriend Simon Konecki, 38, in July, even quoting a “guest” as saying it was a “fabulous...

 
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH'S JUNK FOOD DIET FOR TV ROLE

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH'S JUNK FOOD DIET FOR TV ROLE

The actor normally follows a healthy eating plan for his svelte sleuth role in TV show Sherlock, but he decided to let loose and gobble junk food after he was cast as an English aristocrat in new BBC series Parade's End. He tells ShortList magazine,...

 
PEARSON HAS GOLD RECORD IN HIS SIGHTS

PEARSON HAS GOLD RECORD IN HIS SIGHTS

He is out to make history at the London Paralympic Games with his horse, Gentleman, by passing the British record of 11 golds held by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson. “If I don't win medals people will want to know why; if I do, they'll be disappointed,”...

 
No Olympic uplift for glum UK consumers - GfK

No Olympic uplift for glum UK consumers - GfK

"Confidence has never been so low for so long - even during the dark days of the 2008-2009 recession," said Nick Moon, Managing Director of Social Research at GfK. "Unlike last year's royal wedding, which boosted consumer confidence,...

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Crackdown on loan sharks who prey on poorest people in Lincolnshire

Crackdown on loan sharks who prey on poorest people in Lincolnshire

It follows reports that local families have been threatened with violence over the money they owe. Sharks are unlicensed moneylenders who charge very high interest rates. According to the Government, rates as high as 131,000 per cent APR have been...

 
Three kittens and cat dumped in shoebox in Boston alleyway

Three kittens and cat dumped in shoebox in Boston alleyway

Judy said: "My neighbour came across them on her way to work and knew that I would take them in. "It's heartbreaking as the mother is so loving and affectionate and her kittens are barely old enough to be walking. "I'm absolutely...

 
FOOD MONSTER: The Tower Hotel in Westgate, Lincoln

FOOD MONSTER: The Tower Hotel in Westgate, Lincoln

Unfortunately, the weather wasn't quite up to dining al fresco, which was a shame as it's a perfect venue for soaking up the sun's rays. Having compared the two menus online I decided to eat in the bar, preferring the options on offer that particular...

 
Sleaford trainee talks about value of internships with Prime Minister David Cameron

Sleaford trainee talks about value of internships with Prime Minister David Cameron

The 50-year-old family clothing business was one of the settings for the filming of his party political broadcast, which aired last week on BBC1 and ITV1. Charlotte joined the company full time after winning a David Nieper Fashion Academy competition...

 
£8k boost for privacy of breast cancer patients at Lincoln County Hospital

£8k boost for privacy of breast cancer patients at Lincoln County Hospital

It is hoped the trial will be extended across the hospital. Cassandra Jameson, 36, of North Hykeham, began fundraising after her mother died in 2009. She received the news that her mother had been diagnosed while she was on holiday in Malaysia. Miss...

 
Market Rasen to host seventies-themed pop-up event inspired by Mary Portas

Market Rasen to host seventies-themed pop-up event inspired by Mary Portas

But the 1970s-themed event tomorrow, has already grown into a major party and is now preparing for 40 stalls. Billed as a "Summer Lovin' Market", it comes as part of the town's Portas Pilot promise to "put the market back in Market...

 
Mayor of Louth speaks to traders after town wins BBC Countryfile Magazine award

Mayor of Louth speaks to traders after town wins BBC Countryfile Magazine award

Louth was given the top honour following a public vote. Mayor Councillor Jill Makinson-Sanders spoke to market traders about the achievement and showed them the award. She said: "This is definitely something worth shouting about and it's...

 
World record for most hovering radio-controlled helicopters set in Lincolnshire

World record for most hovering radio-controlled helicopters set in Lincolnshire

Flyers from far and wide helped smash the previous record of 42 during an event hosted by Eagle RC Helicopter Club over the bank holiday weekend. And the first ever world record for inverted flying was also set, with at least 23 aircraft.

 
SAME AGAIN FOR BRIAN MCDERMOTT

SAME AGAIN FOR BRIAN MCDERMOTT

BRIAN McDERMOTT is hoping history can repeat itself as his Leeds look to atone for their Challenge Cup final defeat. Last season, the Rhinos came from fifth place to win their fourth Grand Final in five years. They are on course to finish fi fth again...

 
PAUL LAWRIE FIRES A TWO-UMDER IN THE OMEGA EUROPEAN MASTERS

PAUL LAWRIE FIRES A TWO-UMDER IN THE OMEGA EUROPEAN MASTERS

With the majestic Swiss Alps shrouded in rain clouds, Lawrie emerged with five birdies. But he said: “I played nicely but just holed nothing. It was pretty tough with the rain.” Frenchman Gregory Bourdy leads the way after an eight-under-par 63....

 


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