News archive from 6 March 2012

Scandal of £25 charge for 20p debit card fee

Consumer watchdog Which? has filed a ‘super complaint’ over the scandal.It is calling on the Office of Fair Trading to investigate, saying the unjustified charges are becoming more widespread. Although it costs just 20p to process a debit card...

Metro, 08:28 in Hot News
 
BSkyB to be reminded of pledge on James Murdoch

BSkyB to be reminded of pledge on James Murdoch

Shareholders in BSkyB will call on deputy chairman Nicholas Ferguson to stand by his promise to review the board's support for its chairman James Murdoch if he is deemed to have damaged the broadcaster's reputation. Ferguson told investors last year...

 

Countryside is ‘rife with racism’ claims study

In the almost exclusively white enclaves, ethnic minorities suffer verbal abuse, physical violence and police apathy, it is alleged. Residents believe the countryside is a haven from what they consider ‘negative attributes’ of cities, including noise,...

Metro, 08:28 in Hot News
 
Senator Schumer asks FTC to probe Apple, Android

Senator Schumer asks FTC to probe Apple, Android

The distribution of third-party applications on iPhones and phones running on Google's Android system has helped create a surge in the popularity of those devices in recent years. However, Schumer said on Sunday that he was concerned about a New York...

 

Game Group on alert as fans are urged to switch

Britain's biggest video game retailer is braced for a new blow this weekend as gaming fans threaten to cash in gift vouchers and switch to online rivals. The Game Group said last week a supply agreement had broken down, cutting its access to Mass...

 

Legal aid cuts 'will hit poor hardest', say MPs

The government wants to slice £350million off the budget but that is expected to cost 500,000 cases of legal aid help.Now the Commons Justice Select Committee has told the government it has not worked out the full impact of the reforms on disabled...

Metro, 08:28 in Hot News
 

Riddle of phantom shop jobs: Supermarkets fail to deliver 39,000 promised positions

Major supermarkets have failed to create the tens of thousands of jobs they promised, undermining Government hopes that the private sector is soaking up public sector employment cuts. Research by Financial Mail reveals that Tesco, Sainsbury's and Asda...

 
Gary Cahill Arsenal transfer off as Wenger rules out last-minute deal

Gary Cahill Arsenal transfer off as Wenger rules out last-minute deal

The Arsenal boss has desperately been trying to find cover for the Thomas Vermaelen and Sebastian Squillaci but has continually failed in efforts to bolster his defence.Squillaci recently returned to action having overcome his injury but promptly got...

Metro, 18:45 in Sport
 

Vince Cable's new mission to avert threat to Vauxhall

Vince Cable has unexpectedly decided to fly to Geneva to plead with General Motors executives not to axe Vauxhall's giant plant in Ellesmere Port where the Astra is built. This will be the second GM crisis mission in a week by the Business Secretary....

 

Allen shocks Selby with stunning fightback to storm into China final

Ulsterman Mark Allen pulled off a stunning comeback to set up a showdown with Englishman Stephen Lee in snooker's Haikou World Open final in China. UK Championship runner-up Allen fought back from 5-2 to beat Mark Selby 6-5.

Daily Mail, 00:44 in Sport
 
Omagh bomb device that killed PC Ronan Kerr was 'size of a lunch box'

Omagh bomb device that killed PC Ronan Kerr was 'size of a lunch box'

The under-car device used in the murder of PC Ronan Kerr was housed in a grey plastic container and was probably detonated using a mercury tilt switch which detects movement, Det Supt Raymond Murray said.Those who killed the 25-year-old officer...

Metro, 08:39 in Hot News
 
Will Redknapp just become another victim in waiting?

Will Redknapp just become another victim in waiting?

Stuart Pearce was enduring a difficult couple of hours and his face betrayed his emotions. He was optimistic, assertive, reflective. He was frequently puzzled, briefly relieved and ultimately deflated when Arjen Robben curled in Holland's winning...

Daily Mail, 00:44 in Sport
 
School porter 'tipped bleach in soup to poison pupils and staff'

School porter 'tipped bleach in soup to poison pupils and staff'

Cook was allegedly spotted pouring a cleaning product into the carrot and coriander soup at Stowe School in Buckinghamshire by trainee chef Louise Samples. She told the court she saw the 58-year-old tip fluid into the pot from a five-litre bottle of...

Metro, 08:39 in Hot News
 

Win at Tottenham and United will know the title is within their grasp

Today is the most significant day in the Premier League title race up to now. I know everyone, including Sir Alex Ferguson and Roberto Mancini, is talking about the potential title shoot-out, when Manchester United travel to play Manchester City on...

Daily Mail, 00:44 in Sport
 
SIMMONDS EDGED OUT IN TIGHT FINAL

SIMMONDS EDGED OUT IN TIGHT FINAL

The highs and lows of the Olympic trials were on display at the Aquatics Centre when Gemma Spofforth and Georgia Davies' joy at qualifying in the 100 metres backstroke contrasted with Lizzie Simmonds' devastation after missing the cut. A top-class...

Daily Star, 22:02 in Sport
 


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