News archive from 3 December 2013

Review: Bullet for my Valentine, SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Review: Bullet for my Valentine, SSE Hydro, Glasgow

As a venue the SSE Hydro may be in its infancy, but it is safe to say that the cobwebs have been truly blown away as Bullet for my Valentine brought their raucous set to Glasgow's newest stadium, with the heavy metal powerhouse thundering...

 

City complete swoop for 14-year-old Diaz, dubbed the 'new Messi' (and he's expected to be worth £40m!)

Manchester City have won the battle for Brahim Abdelkader Diaz. The 14-year-old from Malaga has been dubbed "the new Messi' and Sportsmail revealed in October that City were fighting Barcelona for his signature. City have paid £300,000 up front...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
 

Football authorities act to snuff out growing pyrotechnic trend - where children are used as 'mules' to...

Children as young as eight have been used to smuggle flares and smoke bombs into English stadiums. Football authorities have launched an offensive in an effort to halt the rise in pyrotechnic devices being set off by fans inside football grounds. The...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
 

Zaha makes his point to Moyes with fine strike as Fletcher plays another 90 minutes in United U21 triumph...

2 View comments Darren Fletcher got another 90 minutes of football under his belt as Manchester United beat Blackburn U21s thanks to goals from Wilfried Zaha and James Wilson. The midfielder, on the comeback trail after being diagnosed with ulcerative...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
 

£23bn raided from family savings

Families have raided £23 billion from long-term savings in the past year in what is reported to the most dramatic such shift in spending patterns on modern record. Analysis of Bank of England figures by Sky News found the equivalent of £900 per...

 

Shoppers hit by bank card meltdown

Banks that have left shoppers in the UK high and dry due to a computer glitch have promised to cover their customers' out-of-pocket expenses. The technology meltdown has left customers of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Group, which includes NatWest...

 

Technology, rules keep Amazon drone delivery in hangar, for now

By Bezos' own admission, the technology that would enable electric-powered 'octocopters' to fly to pre-programmed addresses unaided by humans is still early in development, and the United States is not likely to establish rules for civilian unmanned...

Reuters, 00:06 in Business
 
Maui Shark Attack: Man In Kayak Is Killed

Maui Shark Attack: Man In Kayak Is Killed

A man has been killed in a shark attack while he was fishing in a kayak off the Hawaiian island of Maui. He was bitten as he fished between Maui and Molokini, a small island three miles off Maui's southwest coast, according to Maui County Ocean Safety...

 
Energy firm Npower apologises for billing errors

Energy firm Npower apologises for billing errors

Npower is writing to its 5.4 million domestic customers to apologise for problems with its billing process. In November, figures from the official consumer watchdog found that Npower was receiving five times more complaints than the best performing...

BBC, 00:11 in Business
 
Underwater hotel rooms: Is down becoming the new up?

Underwater hotel rooms: Is down becoming the new up?

When it comes to luxury hotel rooms, down is becoming the new up. Instead of penthouse suites, the most exclusive accommodation in the house may soon be at the very bottom, 20ft (6m) or more beneath the surface of the sea. Continue reading the main...

BBC, 00:11 in Business
 
Autumn Statement 2013: What we already know

Autumn Statement 2013: What we already know

A year ago, Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement was so packed with plans affecting people's finances that it was dubbed a mini-Budget. Four-and-a-half months on, he delivered a Budget speech that included big interventions in the housing...

BBC, 00:11 in Business
 

Four UK mobile operators agree to stop enforcing mid-contract price hikes

EE, the market No. 1 with roughly 27 million subscribers, Vodafone, Three and Virgin Media said they would allow customers to break contracts without penalty if their tariffs were raised mid-contract, a Department of Culture and Media statement said....

Reuters, 00:12 in Business
 

BlackBerry is 'here to stay', interim CEO tells customers

"Our 'for sale' sign has been taken down and we are here to stay," he wrote in the letter that was addressed to "valued enterprise customers and partners". The company provided the letter to Reuters. "In short, reports of our...

Reuters, 00:12 in Business
 
Test could help prevent unnecessary breast cancer treatment, say scientists

Test could help prevent unnecessary breast cancer treatment, say scientists

A mammogram of a woman's breast. Researchers are believed to have identified a molecule that could be key to preventing over-treatment of breast cancer Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Researchers believe they have identified a molecule that could be key to...

Guardian, 00:13 in Health
 
Global health disparities could 'end in a generation' with annual $60bn funding

Global health disparities could 'end in a generation' with annual $60bn funding

A child in Beijing. The report said the world's poorest nations would see economic gains by bringing down mortality levels from maternal and childhood conditions, TB and Aids, to those achieved by countries such as China. Photograph: Diego Azubel/EPA...

Guardian, 00:13 in Health
 


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