'I met every player last week one-to-one and, as there were 35 of them, it was a long day'
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Tuesday 21 February 2012
Trafigura, the oil trader, said that a tanker carrying disputed Sudanese oil has received permission from an English court to deliver the contents to its destination and that proceeds will be held by the court until ownership is established.
Monday 13 February 2012
Pirates have killed the captain and chief engineer of a cargo ship they attacked off the coast of Nigeria.
Saturday 11 February 2012
The pace of life is always slow on Norfolk Island, a scenic speck of land in the Pacific Ocean settled by descendants of the Bounty mutineers.
Thursday 09 February 2012
Trafigura sailed back into controversy yesterday amid accusations that the commodities trading giant was dealing in illegal oil cargo.
Friday 03 February 2012
Other motorists can hurt me when I'm in a car. And when I'm on a bike, they can kill me
Wednesday 01 February 2012
Early in the morning, with the wind in my hair, the sun dappling the streets and the parks a-quiver with birds and ducks, I'm almost tempted to cycle in the city. Almost, but not quite. My reverie is invariably interrupted by a thundering juggernaut – what are they doing in city streets anyway? – or the news, from a colleague, from a friend, of the latest casualty. This week, one of those casualties was none other than the Transport minister, Theresa Villiers. She broke her collar-bone while cycling to work.
Thursday 05 January 2012
A woman and a 10-year-old boy were taken to hospital today after a tree crashed on to their car as strong winds returned.
Wednesday 04 January 2012
Storms leave two dead and wreak havoc across country – with similar forecast for tonight
Friday 16 December 2011
A tanker carrying more than 55,000 tonnes of gas oil off the north west of Ireland has been re-routed to Belfast amid fears over cracks to its body.
Tuesday 29 November 2011
A large-scale clean-up operation is under way after a tanker carrying more than 20 tonnes of yeast extract - believed to be Marmite - overturned on a busy motorway.
Wednesday 16 November 2011
Police say a fuel tanker has exploded in Nigeria's capital of Abuja, sending a plume of smoke over the city.
Thursday 25 August 2011
Wonder what the Queen was watching last night? We know already that she's a big fan of Timothy Spall, so she may have kicked back at 8.30 with the second series of his amiable circumnavigation of the British Isles, Timothy Spall: Back at Sea. But when that finished did she get the butler to come in and flick over to Channel 4 for Wallis Simpson: the Secret Letters? She must have been slightly interested surely, and I can't really see her watching Sebastian Coe on Who Do You Think You Are? instead. Or ITV2's repeat of Benidorm. What's more, if she did watch, what did she make of it, having grown up with a less than forgiving view of its subject matter?
Saturday 06 August 2011
A crew member of a 33-foot yacht was rushed to the Isle of Wight’s Newport hospital after the yacht on which he was racing, the Irish-registered 33-foot Atalanta, was in collision with the LPG tanker Hanne Knutsen in the Solent.
Friday 15 July 2011
The RAF's largest ever aircraft was officially named Voyager today at a ceremony attended by the Defence Secretary.
Monday 11 July 2011
Authorities have called for a full evacuation of a small town in central Bulgaria after a chemical tanker crashed, covering Debelets with a cloud of toxic fumes.
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