News Headlines - 12 November 2010

▽Japan government may help Hitachi in UK rail bid-Nikkei - Reuters
The Japanese government is considering giving financial support for Hitachi Ltd's bid to win a high-speed railway project order in the UK, the Nikkei reported... The British government is likely to decide as early as this month whether to proceed with the project as planned, the business daily said.

▽Japan hosts APEC meet in shadow of rows with China, Russia - AFP
But, aside from general pledges of support for free trade, little progress is expected on forging new pacts at a time when the world economy is limping out of a deep downturn and there are fears protectionism is on the rise.

▽Greenpeace sues UK for end to deep oil drilling - Telegraph.co.uk
Greenpeace is suing the Government in an attempt to stop any new deepwater drilling off the coast of the Shetland Islands.

▽Twitterers Speak Out In Support Of Bomb Joker - ITProPortal
Chambers originally tweeted: "Crap! Robin Hood airport is closed. You've got a week and a bit to get your shit together otherwise I'm blowing the airport sky high!" as a joke but has since lost his job and been fined £1,000 for the tweet. 
Since the verdict the hashtag #twitterjoketrial has been trending worldwide, in which twitterers both famous and non-famous have rallied in support of Chambers.

▽Busby Babes film to be shot in North East - Telegraph.co.uk
A film telling the story of the “Busby Babes”, the Manchester United team torn apart by the Munich air crash in 1958, is to be filmed in the North East.







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