Archive for: November, 2011

Toyota to create 1,500 new jobs

CAR giant Toyota is to create 1,500 new jobs at its plant in Derbyshire over the next two years. The new positions are needed as the company plans to increase production and build its new generation family-sized hatchback at the UK factory. Toyota said it would be investing more than £100m at the Burnaston plant […]

Scunthorpe lad wins Aussie X Factor

Reece Mastin, a 16-year-old born in Scunthorpe, has won the Australian version of the X Factor. He was crowned the winner on Tuesday after performing the duet Kids with pop princess Kylie Minogue. The teenager, who moved to Adelaide six years ago with his family, now has a contract with Sony. His win comes just […]

Public sector strikes

Public sector strikes in the UK next Wednesday could cost half a billion pounds and will cause a “self-inflicted wound” on the economy, the Government has said. Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has criticised the harm the walk-out could do to the economic recovery. He also warned the unions there is “no more […]

It’s a goal!

FIFA representatives are visiting Rochdale FC’s home ground to see whether a camera system in the goals can tell referees for certain whenever the ball crosses the line. Spotland, home to the League One outfit, stands to take a proud part in a potentially historic development in the game, if Goalminder – the brainchild of […]

George Michael hospitalised

George Michael has been forced to postpone two concerts after falling ill with pneumonia. The singer was due to perform at the gigs in Cardiff this weekend as part of his Symphonica tour. The 48-year-old also pulled out of a concert in Vienna on Monday two hours before it was due to start. He is […]

Egypt’s protests continue

Egypt’s military rulers have apologised for the deaths of dozens of pro-democracy protesters and vowed to prosecute those responsible. It is the latest attempt to appease the tens of thousands who have taken to the streets demanding that the generals immediately step down. Police and protesters have also agreed to a truce negotiated by Muslim […]

BBC stick with Six Nations and shoddy England

DESPITE the appalling off-field behaviour by some England players in the Rugby Union World Cup, and the team’s shabby showing on the pitch, the BBC have secured the RBS Six Nations Championship until March 2017. The new deal with the Six Nations Council, announced on Wednesday, extends BBC Sport’s current contract – to 2013 – […]

Cruise or fly with Thomson – it’s always the greatest of pleasures!

THOMSON Airways now fly from 19 UK airports to Tenerife during their winter season, operating flights six days a week. That means they are certain there’s a route to suit you, and they also offer a direct service to Gatwick and Manchester every Friday from La Palma. Thomson guarantee only the highest levels of service: […]

Ryanair launch seat reservations

AFTER a successful trial, low cost airline, Ryanair, have this week announced that it will extend its reserved seating service to all its routes, over 100 routes have been trialled since May. The pre-booked service will be bookable on all routes from the 10th Jan 2012, costing 10 euros (each way) and includes priority boarding. […]

Adios to Airmiles, Hola Avios

Airmiles the brand which has been synonymous with collecting points through the purchase of goods at certain retailers, which, in turn could be swapped for flights has ceased much to the disgust of many an Airmiles devotee. The original 1980’s scheme has been traded in for a new model called Avios, but with the re-launch […]

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