Archive for November, 2011

‘My family mean everything to me’: Gary Speed tells of love for wife and children in poignant last interview

The 42-year-old father-of-two said his family meant ‘everything’ to him, and was more important than any medal he had won during his lengthy career.

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Family of Gary Speed overwhelmed by support of fans and sport world

The family of the late Wales manager said the many tributes from the sporting and political world had “really helped”.

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Family of Gary Speed overwhelmed by support of fans and sport world

The family of the late Wales manager said the many tributes from the sporting and political world had “really helped”.

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Bango PLC – Half Yearly Report

Bango PLC – Half Yearly Report

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The Business Matrix: Monday 28 November 2011

Thomas Cook, the troubled holiday firm, is to poised to start the axing of at least 1,000 jobs and shake up its boardroom, following a rescue injection of £200m at the weekend. The tour operator is expected to exit 200 of its 1,100 high-street shops.

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Simon Calder: How to profit from this ‘debt on the Nile’ trip

“His fame was in all the nations all around”: the First Book of Kings actually refers to Solomon, but the description applies equally to Thomas Cook. Starting 140 years ago with a 1s 6d trip from Leicester and Loughborough, the visionary voyager liberated travellers in Britain and beyond.

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This is my real dad

Steven Gauge has two fathers, but only one matters – the man who raised him. He’s not interested in finding the one who provided a few ‘measly strands of DNA’ My mother had me at the tail end of the swinging 60s. Caught on the wrong end of some of that wonderful free love that was kicking around, she ended up single, pregnant and in domestic service in south-west London. When I was about four …

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Olympic medallist Liz McColgan reveals the bitter truth about her marriage

Former husband Peter McColgan claimed she had assaulted him in front of their children in the family home, but court found he was ‘shifty and conniving’.

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Black Friday: US retailers hope for happy shoppers to lift economic gloom

Stores opening earlier and offering bigger discounts in hope that bumper Friday will get America’s weak economy back on track Lego Ninjas, Let’s Rock Elmo, iPads, Kindles, “shape shifter” clothes to hide all that Thanksgiving turkey and cut-price 3D TVs for next month’s holiday blowout: these are the hot items experts say 150 million Americans will be fighting for – sometimes literally – come …

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Markets: Tentative gains for FTSE 100

09:00 – The FTSE 100 (UKX) was looking to halt its longest losing streak since 2003 on Thursday, rising marginally as bargain hunters entered the market.

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