News archive from 2 January 2014

In praise of … George Parr

When John Fortune died earlier this week, so too did one of the great satirical characters of recent times. The ineffable George Parr, Sir George, Admiral Sir George, General Sir George and sometimes just George Parr MP (Conservative), was played...

Guardian, 00:01 in Showbiz
 

India scraps AgustaWestland helicopter deal, agrees to arbitration

India froze payments for the 12 AW101 helicopters after Finmeccanica's then chief executive was arrested in February for allegedly paying bribes to secure the deal, embarrassing the New Delhi government before parliamentary elections due by May 2014....

Reuters, 00:05 in Business
 
Ethiopia aims to create new generation of entrepreneurs

Ethiopia aims to create new generation of entrepreneurs

Damenech Zewudie decided it was time to strike out on her own after 33 years working in secretarial and administrative roles for various employers in Addis Ababa. Now she is the proud owner of a two-month-old business selling injera, the large, thin...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
Ofgem: Energy tariff reforms should 'simplify' market

Ofgem: Energy tariff reforms should 'simplify' market

Households who have never switched energy suppliers may save more than £200 a year on their bills as reforms to the market come into effect. Regulator Ofgem claims its banning of confusing and complex tariffs will create a simpler and clearer market....

BBC, 00:15 in Business
 

UK's John Lewis enjoys record Christmas as rivals languish

The improvement comes despite unusually stormy British weather in the run-up to Christmas and a still-cautious approach by many consumers, sparking speculation that many retailers would struggle during the key holiday period. John Lewis said on...

Reuters, 00:15 in Business
 

QPR 2 Doncaster 1: Austin scores late winner to give Redknapp New Year boost

Queens Park Rangers had to rely on a winner at the death from Charlie Austin - but boss Harry Redknapp is desperate to ease pressure on his top-scoring striker. The club have had meetings to try to encourage players to get forward and score, but it...

Daily Mail, 00:17 in Sport
 
Scotland's dentists increase by a third under SNP

Scotland's dentists increase by a third under SNP

The levels of registration with an NHS dentist have also increased since the party took office in May 2007. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA The number of dentists in Scotland has risen by almost a third in the past seven years, according to latest figures....

Guardian, 00:17 in Health
 
Diabetes sufferers who smoke 'not receiving proper treatment'

Diabetes sufferers who smoke 'not receiving proper treatment'

Diabetes UK says smokers with the disease should be given support to quit as soon as possible. Photograph: David Sillitoe for the Guardian Many people with diabetes who smoke are not being given the help they need to quit the habit even though it can...

Guardian, 00:17 in Health
 

'Going berserk': Twitter erupts with fan reaction to long-awaited opener of BBC's new Sherlock Holmes...

Fans of BBC TV series Sherlock Holmes have taken to Twitter in droves after the first episode of the new season hit screens on Wednesday night. Hundreds of viewers took to the micro-blogging site to air their thoughts on the eagerly-anticipated...

 

An artist at work! Rihanna displays her hairdressing skills as she pampers supermodel pal Cara Delevingne...

She's a talented singer and dancer, and has even branched out into the world of fashion in recent years. And it would seem Rihanna has yet another string to add to her bow as she displayed her hairdressing skills on best pal Cara Delevingne in New...

 

Moyes closing in on securing £6m-rated striker Muric for bargain £300,000

Manchester United are in talks over a deal for Dinamo Zagreb's Robert Muric. Manager David Moyes may be able to secure the 17-year-old striker for just £300,000 in compensation despite the player being valued at £6million. There is a dispute over...

Daily Mail, 00:33 in Sport
 

Webb was wrong not to award Young a penalty but Januzaj and Oscar deserved to be booked for their...

0 View comments Former World Cup referee and Sportsmail columnist Graham Poll runs the rule over a New Year's Day blighted by the dark arts of diving in the Premier League. Poll has his say on whether Howard Webb - who was in charge for Tottenham's wn...

Daily Mail, 00:33 in Sport
 

A rejuvenated Adebayor... attacking with pace, flair and finesse... Sherwood's confidence has rubbed off on...

Sir Alex Ferguson would not have approved of Tim Sherwood's promotion. Managers, he has said, should do their time in the lower leagues before being handed the reins of a club like Tottenham. The fact that Sherwood had no managerial experience prior...

Daily Mail, 00:33 in Sport
 

Time for a new era: Father-to-be Cook set to hand young guns Ballance, Borthwick and Rankin big chance

Who would have thought it would come to this? England, favourites, remember, to win their fourth successive Ashes before this series, are poised to throw three debutants into their final, desperate attempt to avoid what would be a more humiliating...

Daily Mail, 00:33 in Sport
 

Arsenal will never have a better chance to win the title but Wenger must strengthen.... laughing-stock...

0 View comments 1 No substitute for a Mourinho mind game Jose Mourinho is desperate to get his mind games going - but no-one is biting. Saying Manchester City have the best squad in the league may be true, but when he can bring Oscar and Willian off...

Daily Mail, 00:33 in Sport
 


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