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Jul 25, 2011

News Corp’s James Murdoch under pressure over hacking testimony

LONDON, July 25 (Reuters) – News Corp executive
James Murdoch was under pressure on Monday over his handling of
a phone-hacking scandal that has hit the Murdoch family’s media
empire and could jeopardise his own position at the company.

British police are considering a request from opposition
Labour politician Tom Watson to investigate claims the
38-year-old son of News Corp head Rupert Murdoch gave “mistaken”
testimony to a high profile hearing in parliament last week.

Jul 24, 2011

Amy Winehouse family pleads for ‘privacy and space’

LONDON, July 24 (Reuters) – The family of Amy Winehouse
sought “privacy” from the public eye on Sunday, one day after
the young, beehive-haired soul singer’s untimely death, which
sent fans rushing to download her songs in rememberance.

The “Rehab” singer was found dead at her London home on
Saturday, becoming the lastest in a grim tally of music
superstars who died at the seemingly cursed age of 27.

Jul 24, 2011

Fans snap up Winehouse albums after “Rehab” singer’s death

LONDON, July 24 (Reuters) – Fans rushed to download Amy
Winehouse’s two albums after the beehive-haired British soul
singer became the latest in a grim tally of rock stars to die at
the seemingly cursed age of 27.

Winehouse, found dead at her London home on Saturday,
occupied top slot on the iTunes UK download chart 24 hours later
with “Back to Black”, the 2006 album that won five Grammy awards
in the United States and turned the troubled north London girl
into an international star.

Jul 24, 2011

Britain’s “Rehab” singer Amy Winehouse dies aged 27

LONDON (Reuters) – Amy Winehouse, one of the most talented singers of her generation whose hit song “Rehab” summed up her struggles with addiction, died in London on Saturday at the age of 27.

The Grammy winner, famed for her black beehive hair, soulful voice and erratic behavior on and off stage, was found dead at her new home in Camden a month after a shambolic performance in Serbia forced her to cancel her entire European tour.

Jul 23, 2011

“Rehab” singer Amy Winehouse dies

LONDON (Reuters) – Amy Winehouse, one of the most talented singers of her generation whose hit song “Rehab” summed up her personal struggles with addiction, died in London on Saturday at the age of 27.

The multiple Grammy winner, famed for her black beehive hair, soulful voice and erratic behaviour both on and off stage, was found dead at her home in Camden, north London. Police were called to the address at around 4 p.m. BST.

Jul 23, 2011

Britain’s “Rehab” singer Amy Winehouse dies

LONDON (Reuters) – Amy Winehouse, one of the most talented singers of her generation whose hit song “Rehab” summed up her personal struggles with addiction, died in London on Saturday at the age of 27.

The multiple Grammy winner, famed for her black beehive hair, soulful voice and erratic behavior both on and off stage, was found dead at her home in Camden, north London. Police were called to the address at around 1500 GMT (11 a.m. British time).

Jun 22, 2011

Stock market’s “quick buck mentality” to be reviewed

LONDON (Reuters) – The government will try to encourage equity investors to take a longer-term view of shareholdings and break away from a “quick-buck mentality,” Business Secretary Vince Cable said on Wednesday.

Equity investment needed to be “recalibrated” to support the long-term interest of companies and underlying beneficiaries, such as pension fund members, he said.

Jun 22, 2011

Government to review stock market’s “quick-buck mentality”

LONDON (Reuters) – The government will try to encourage equity investors to take a longer-term view of shareholdings and break away from a “quick-buck mentality”, Business Secretary Vince Cable said on Wednesday.

Equity investment needed to be “recalibrated” to support the long-term interest of companies and underlying beneficiaries, such as pension fund members, he said.

Jun 22, 2011

UK to review stock market’s “quick-buck mentality”

LONDON, June 22 (Reuters) – Britain will try to encourage
equity investors to take a longer-term view of shareholdings and
break away from a “quick-buck mentality”, Business Secretary
Vince Cable said on Wednesday.

Equity investment needed to be “recalibrated” to support the
long-term interest of companies and underlying beneficiaries,
such as pension fund members, he said.

Jun 13, 2011

Colin Firth adds honour from the Queen to Oscar

LONDON (Reuters) – “King’s Speech” actor Colin Firth was awarded an honour by the Queen on Saturday, joining more than 900 people from all walks of British life in the twice-yearly list.

Firth, who won a best actor Academy Award for his portrayal of the stammering King George VI, the queen’s father, in the Oscar-winning movie “The King’s Speech” was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).