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The Nifty 250: news of the day in so many words

<b>Tues June 1:</b> Ryanair profits soar; Howarth goes after Speaker job; policeman in Everest tragedy and more

Published on June 1st 2010.


The Nifty 250: news of the day in so many words

Ryanair today announced soaring in profits, which is more than can be said for their planes thanks to the recent volcanic activity in Iceland.
The airline, which has a massive hub at John Lennon Airportm made a profit of £281m this year against a loss of £150.5m last year, despite the recession. The airline benefited from an increase in passengers and a reduction in fuel prices. Meanwhile, costs at the pump for the puny road users still rocket.

A Mersey MP will bid to become deputy Speaker of the House of Commons.
Labour's George Howarth, MP for Knowsley, revealed he will bid for a new role in the Commons, after spending 24 years as a minister, backbencher and select comimitee member. The election process for the role starts next week.

Labour hope his enrollment may mean a chance to get a word in edgeways.

A Liverpool explorer died just 14 hours after fulfilling his dream of reaching the summit of Everest.
Twenty-eight year-old Peter Kinloch, who worked for Merseyside Police, died on Wednesday at 8,600 metres – as he made his descent down the world’s highest mountain.

His father, Peter Kinloch Snr, said yesterday: “We can take comfort in that he achieved one of his lifetime ambitions."

Liverpool FC look certain to lose another key member of their squad.
Midfielder Yossi Benayoun is waiting for confirmation that he will be moving to Chelsea this summer, for a supposed £6m.

Yossi said: "Ancelotti wants me for next season and now everything depends on Liverpool."

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