Weighting Down UK-Listed Oil and Gas Shares

Using Brent as a global proxy benchmark, we find that the oil price continues to skate around $60 per barrel. That’s a far cry from $115 we saw last summer. So after two months into the not so New Year, and having received the latest financial data from many UK-listed oil and gas companies, it is worth revisiting or rather re-weighting their share target price. Putting things into context, from a high of $113 per barrel recorded on 13 June, 2014 in the immediate aftermath of ISIS hitting Read more [...]

Ireland’s Labour Party softens opposition to Aer Lingus sale

KILLARNEY, Ireland (Reuters) - A senior member of Ireland's junior coalition party on Saturday said opposition to the sale of the state's 25 percent stake in Aer Lingus (AERL.I) had softened in recent weeks and the party was likely to ultimately agree to the deal. Aer Lingus' board last month recommended that Ireland back a 1.36 billion euro (972.01 million pounds) bid for the airline from British Airways' owner International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) (ICAG.L), but the deal has stalled Read more [...]

Micromax Canvas Selfie price listed at Rs. 15999 for India

The Micromax Canvas Selfie first appeared on our radars back in December, and it had an interesting feature in the form of two large cameras. We weren’t sure when we’d see the handset again, but it has just rolled into India with a price of Rs. 15,999. Micromax has put out a wide array of smartphones, and the Micromax Canvas Selfie is a device geared towards those that love snapping photos of themselves. The 13MP camera is one of the biggest front-facing sensors on the market, and the rear camera Read more [...]

Easter picnic spots: The 10 best places for a picnic in the North East

Easter 2015 isn't far away and, while the weather might not be kind, like the optimistic Brits we are, we’re going to make the most of the weather with a picnic. There's nothing like a picnic in the great British outdoors to make the most of nice weather. Yes, there might be ants in the sponge cake, sand in the sausage rolls and a wasp that acts like it’s got a personal vendetta against you, but eating outdoors is like nothing else – especially with the sun on your face and a beautiful view. Read more [...]

Iraq reopens Baghdad museum 12 years after looting

By Afp Published: 17:42 GMT, 28 February 2015 | Updated: 17:42 GMT, 28 February 2015 Iraq's national museum officially reopened Saturday after 12 years of painstaking efforts during which close to a third of 15,000 pieces looted during the US-led invasion were recovered.The reopening was brought forward in what officials said was a response to the destruction of priceless artefacts by Islamic Read more [...]

10 engines called to listed building cottage fire in Yealmpton, Devon

Comments (1) Firefighter have been battling a blaze all night at a listed building in Devon, which also destroyed the thatched roof of another. A total of ten units were tackling the fire at a detached cottage in Yealmpton, Devon, and the incident was first reported just after 3.30pm yesterday. Crews continue to monitor the situation this morning. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue received a call from the owner of the thatch Read more [...]

Group set up to preserve Doncaster’s Mansion House

20 Feb 2015.....Volunteers Ian Schofield,Miriam Shores and Owen Evans who are mounting a campaign to bring Doncaster's Mansion House back into regular public use. Picture Scott Merrylees SM1007/23a Encapsulating all the elegance of Georgian architecture, its palatial splendour has long-held the power to stop people in their tracks in the busy heart of Doncaster. Yet despite dominating the high street for 250 years, the Grade Read more [...]

Athletics: Hague to defend pole vault title at EIS

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The terraced homes near Durham coastline that no one wants to buy

Almost 160 homes in Horden and Blackhall villages have been boarded upMillions of pounds of investment withdrawn by housing associationOwners say two-bed houses cannot be let due to so-called 'bedroom tax'By Chris Pleasance and Lydia Willgress for MailOnline Published: 22:40 GMT, 27 February 2015 | Updated: 10:50 GMT, 28 February 2015 893 View comments Situated Read more [...]