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  • Ireland’s Nico Roche will be Team Sky’s ‘road captain’ for this year’s Tour …
    Ireland’s Nico Roche will be Team Sky’s ‘road captain’ for this year’s Tour … Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    The Irishman will attempt to help Chris Froome win a second Tour title. More »

  • No motorhomes for riders? We'll use them for staff, say Sky Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    Motorhomes may be banned for riders on the Tour de France as the International Cycling Union (UCI) looks to preserve the fairness between the teams, Team Sky have the intention on taking them to the race for their staff. "We'll allow the staff in the motorhomes," team manager Dave Brailsford said on Monday as he named his nine-man squad for the Tour. The move, he explained, will free up hotel rooms and allow some riders to enjoy a full room for themselves while they usually sleep in twin rooms in hotels provided by organisers. More »

  • Sky calls for competition inquiry into UK broadband market
    Sky calls for competition inquiry into UK broadband market Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    Sky has called for a competition inquiry into Britain's broadband market where it says BT , the market leader whose network it relies on, has an effective monopoly. Sky said in a submission to telecoms regulator Ofcom on Monday that it believed a history of under-investment in BT's infrastructure business, Openreach, had led to problems such as network faults and long waits for new lines to be installed. Openreach operates and maintains Britain's telecoms network. More »

  • Team Sky bends towards mountains for Tour Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    Team Sky named a climbers' team to help Chris Froome win the Tour de France for the second time, with Richie Porte being included despite uncertainty following his Giro d'Italia withdrawal. Briton Froome won the race in 2013 but crashed out of the Tour in the fifth stage last year. Australian Porte, as well as Ireland's Nicolas Roche, Dutchman Wout Poels and Czech Leopold Konig will assist Froome in the mountains. More »

  • Team Sky Unveil Froome's Support Squad
    Team Sky Unveil Froome's Support Squad Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    Chris Froome's attempt to win the Tour de France will be supported by a Team Sky squad of climbers, cobbles experts and time-triallists, team principal Sir Dave Brailsford has revealed. The three-week race, which takes place from 4-26 July, is set to be fought out in three key areas - the mountains, a cobbled fourth stage and a team time trial on stage nine - and Team Sky have consequently surrounded leader Froome with specialists in each of them. The nine team members are Froome (GB), Richie Porte (Aus), Geraint Thomas (GB), Peter Kennaugh (GB), Ian Stannard (GB), Luke Rowe (GB), Nicolas Roche (Irl), Leopold Konig (Cze) and Wout Poels (Ned). More »

  • Sky contemplates F1 takeover -- report
    Sky contemplates F1 takeover -- report Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    Reports say several buyers are vying for a stake in Formula One More »

  • Economy Key To EU Vote, Sky Survey Suggests
    Economy Key To EU Vote, Sky Survey Suggests Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    The economy will be key to David Cameron securing a "Yes" vote in the EU referendum, a Sky News survey suggests. Nearly half of Britons said they would not vote to leave the European Union if it meant it would damage the UK economy. The survey found 46% of people disagreed with the statement "I would vote to leave the European Union even if it damaged the UK economy", while 28% agreed. More »

  • Pics: Want to see the Northern Lights? Keep your eyes on the sky over the next …
    Pics: Want to see the Northern Lights? Keep your eyes on the sky over the next … Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    This cloudy weather isn’t helping though! More »

  • Sky up after report of rebuffed approach from Vivendi, Vodafone
    Sky up after report of rebuffed approach from Vivendi, Vodafone Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    Shares in Sky rose 5 percent on Monday, topping the FTSE 100 leaderboard, after a media report said the Murdoch family had rebuffed two offers for their 39 percent stake in the pan-European pay-TV group. French media conglomerate Vivendi , the owner of pay-TV group Canal+, was considering a potential acquisition of Sky, Reuters said in April. The Sunday Telegraph said Vincent Bollore, the biggest shareholder in Vivendi, held informal talks with the Murdochs in the spring, citing financial industry sources. More »

  • Firework Ladder Created 500m Into The Sky
    Firework Ladder Created 500m Into The Sky Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    If you add China and fireworks together, you know it’s going to be impressive. More »

  • Indonesia: Mount Sinabung erupts spewing ash into the sky
    Indonesia: Mount Sinabung erupts spewing ash into the sky Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    The eruption was the latest since the government put the volcano on its highest alert status earlier in June. Armen Putra, head of Sinabung observation centre, confirmed the volcano eruption. "Volcanic activity of Mount Sinabung increased this morning when hot ash spewed as far as 2.5km at 7.30am. More »

  • Blatter could remain as FIFA head, close adviser tells Sky
    Blatter could remain as FIFA head, close adviser tells Sky Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    Sepp Blatter is actively considering reversing his promise to stand down as FIFA president, one of his advisers has told Sky News. Klaus Stoehlker, who advised Blatter during the recent election campaign, said Blatter could remain head of world football's governing body if a "convincing candidate" to replace him did not emerge. Blatter stepped down as FIFA president almost two weeks ago, as the Swiss-based body was rocked by corruption allegations. More »

  • Ponting To Be Sky Sports Ashes Pundit
    Ponting To Be Sky Sports Ashes Pundit Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    Cricket legend Ricky Ponting will join Sky Sports for its coverage of this summer’s Investec Ashes, which will include a dedicated channel for the entire series. As the most successful Test captain in history, Ponting will bring his insight to a BAFTA award-winning Ashes team, which includes analysis from Sir Ian Botham, David Gower, Michael Atherton, Nasser Hussain, David Lloyd, Ian Ward and Michael Holding. Sky Sports 2 will become ‘Sky Sports Ashes’ for two months of non-stop cricket television from Wednesday 1st July, giving viewers a week of build-up before the first Test. More »

  • Toothed Eels Fall From Sky Over Alaskan City
    Toothed Eels Fall From Sky Over Alaskan City Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    The toothed Arctic lamprey fish, which are to difficult to catch and not sold commercially in the area, have been found in a shopping centre car park and on people's lawns in Fairbanks. The unexplained phenomenon has already given rise to tongue-in-cheek claims of "vampire fish" and "fish monsters" raining down. A more straigthtforward report in the Alaska-News Miner said: "Adult Arctic lampreys have fallen from the sky four times this week in Fairbanks, including at the Value Village parking lot, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. More »

  • Sky's Kennaugh breaks away to win opening Dauphine stage
    Sky's Kennaugh breaks away to win opening Dauphine stage Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    British road race champion Peter Kennaugh held off a fast-finishing group of riders to clinch the first stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné at Albertville on Sunday. More »

  • Watch: Jack Warner Minders Shove Sky Reporter
    Watch: Jack Warner Minders Shove Sky Reporter Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner refused to comment on the football corruption scandal, as his bodyguards manhandled a Sky News correspondent. The indicted football executive was surrounded by journalists as he left parliament in Port of Spain, Trinidad, where he is an MP. Sky's David Bowden asked him what had happened to the $10m he allegedly pocketed for helping South Africa win the race to host the 2010 World Cup. More »

  • Worldpay to hire banks for its $9.2 billion London float: Sky News Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    (Reuters) - Payment processing company Worldpay is set to hire six banks to lead the company's London stock market listing, valued at 6 billion pounds ($9.22 billion), Sky News reported on Thursday. Advent International and Bain Capital, which bought Worldpay from Royal Bank of Scotland in 2010, are close to hiring Goldman Sachs , Morgan Stanley and Bank of America Merrill Lynch as global coordinators for the share sale, the multimedia news site said, citing sources. The company also chose Barclays Plc , Credit Suisse AG and UBS as bookrunners on the deal, which could net the six investment banks tens of millions of pounds in fees, Sky News said. More »

  • Worldpay to hire banks for its 6 billion pound London float - Sky News Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    (Reuters) - Payment processing company Worldpay is set to hire six banks to lead the company's London stock market listing, valued at 6 billion pounds ($9.22 billion), Sky News reported on Thursday. Advent International and Bain Capital, which bought Worldpay from Royal Bank of Scotland in 2010, are close to hiring Goldman Sachs , Morgan Stanley and Bank of America Merrill Lynch as global coordinators for the share sale, the multimedia news site said, citing sources. The company also chose Barclays Plc , Credit Suisse AG and UBS as bookrunners on the deal, which could net the six investment banks tens of millions of pounds in fees, Sky News said. More »

  • HSBC set to cut thousands of jobs globally - Sky News
    HSBC set to cut thousands of jobs globally - Sky News Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    By Matt Scuffham and Lawrence White LONDON/HONG KONG (Reuters) - HSBC Holdings Plc could announce thousands of job cuts at a strategy day next week, Sky News reported on Monday, part of chief executive Stuart Gulliver's overhaul of Europe's biggest bank. The plan could also see Gulliver sell operations in Brazil and Turkey and take a knife to HSBC's investment bank. An estimated 10,000 to 20,000 jobs will be axed, Sky News said, citing unidentified sources. More »

  • Gulf Keystone eyeing Maersk's Jon Ferrier as new CEO - Sky News Sun, May 31, 2015

    (Reuters) - Gulf Keystone Petroleum is set to name Jon Ferrier, a senior executive at Danish-based shipping company Maersk , as its new chief executive to replace John Gerstenlauer, Sky News reported, citing unnamed sources. Ferrier's appointment could be expected as soon as this month, the broadcaster said. More »

  • Escaped prisoner tells Sky News he’s in Spain
    Escaped prisoner tells Sky News he’s in Spain Sun, May 31, 2015

    His mother says she doesn’t believe her son is dangerous but the public are being urged not to approach him. More »

  • RBS mulls bid for UK government-owned mortgage portfolio - Sky News
    RBS mulls bid for UK government-owned mortgage portfolio - Sky News Wed, May 27, 2015

    (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc (RBS) is one of many prospective bidders that have shown an interest in buying Granite, a £13 billion mortgage securitisation vehicle earmarked for sale by the UK government, Sky News reported, citing people familiar with the matter. RBS may team up with other bidders, including private equity firms to buy Granite, or may decide to not bid at all, Sky News said on Tuesday. The state-owned bank is looking to deploy some of its surplus funds through the potential purchase, and invest primarily in UK retail and commercial business to grow its position in mortgages, the website said. More »