News archive from 9 May 2018

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire contestant ignores husband’s advice and loses £31K – Internet reacts accordingly

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire contestant ignores husband’s advice and loses £31K – Internet reacts accordingly

Politics is tricky, it’s even trickier when you don’t pay attention to it and then choose to gamble a rather large amount of money on your knowledge of it. But, that’s exactly what one contestant on Who Wants to Be A Millionaire did on Tuesday night,...

Metro, 00:00 in Showbiz
 
Johanna Konta responds to news that Andy Murray could miss Wimbledon

Johanna Konta responds to news that Andy Murray could miss Wimbledon

As Johanna Konta was suffering her latest disappointing clay-court defeat at the Madrid Open, British tennis fans were handed even more devastating news as reports broke claiming that Andy Murray may well miss the entirety of the grass-court season....

Metro, 00:04 in Sport
 
Government plans to tackle mental health crisis 'will fail a generation'

Government plans to tackle mental health crisis 'will fail a generation'

Government plans to tackle the mental health crisis among young people will fail a generation who desperately need help, two committees of MPs warn today. Proposals in a green paper to “transform” NHS mental health care for young people through...

Guardian, 00:05 in Health
 
Report highlights sharp fall in patients able to see own GP regularly

Report highlights sharp fall in patients able to see own GP regularly

Patients are finding it harder to get to see their own GP, in a trend that could damage people’s health, according to new research into a vital cornerstone of NHS care. The number of patients in England who said they were able to get an appointment...

Guardian, 00:05 in Health
 

Day of £110bn takeovers: Vodafone swoops on US rival, Comcast prepares Fox bid, Virgin share probe after...

Vodafone’s £16bn bid for US cable giant Vodafone is set to make a £16billion swoop on a US rival in a bid to lead a massive expansion across Europe. The telecoms company will snap up large swathes of Liberty Global’s cable network across the...

 

Stand-off between Lloyds and Standard Life Aberdeen over £109bn pension deal could end up in court

Lloyds and Standard Life Aberdeen (SLA) are in a stand-off over a £109billion pension deal that could end up in court. Investment group SLA is fighting a decision by Lloyds to cancel an agreement in which it looked after money for Scottish Widows, the...

 

DIRECTOR'S DEALS: Joules Chief financial officer Marc Dench sells 45,000 shares for almost £165,000

The CFO of family fashion chain Joules has sold 45,000 shares, cashing in almost £165,000. Marc Dench offloaded the shares on Friday for about 366p each. The economics graduate, who now has a 0.06 per cent stake in Joules, joined it in 2015 from...

 

Supermarket price war set to intensify as Aldi and Lidl fight back against Asda Sainsbury's tie-up

The supermarket price war raging in Britain looks set to intensify as Aldi and Lidl fight back against the planned merger of Sainsbury’s and Asda. In a boost to millions of families, the German discounters vowed to remain the cheapest option for...

 

MARKET REPORT: US investor hits brakes on First Group buy out after the bus and train operator knocks back...

One of America’s biggest private equity groups has slammed on the brakes and reversed away from a takeover for bus and train operator First Group. The owner of Greyhound buses and Great Western Railway has knocked back two offers from Apollo Global...

 

MAGGIE PAGANO: Selling Virgin Money to Clydesdale and Yorkshire could be one of Branson's best ever deals

You've got to hand it to Sir Richard Branson, he knows how to make a bob or two. If the potential takeover by Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank (CYBG) for Virgin Money comes off, Branson will have pulled off one of his best ever deals. He will have a...

 

How architect of tough new mortgage rules was turned down for a loan on £1.4m home!

The City enforcer who wrote tough mortgage rules has fallen foul of her own regime after being turned down for a home loan by her bank of more than 20 years. Lynda Blackwell was head of the Financial Conduct Authority’s mortgages team until last year...

 

Walmart and Amazon go into battle to buy India’s biggest online retailer Flipkart

Walmart and Amazon are going head to head in a battle to buy India’s biggest online retailer. Walmart is expected to confirm the deal for Flipkart later this week, but it is thought Amazon will make a bid. The American supermarket group and internet...

 

DAILY BRIEFING: More Carillion jobs go following construction company's collapse, taking toll to 2,300

JOBS GONE More jobs have been lost following the collapse of construction giant Carillion in January, taking the total to almost 2,300. The Official Receiver said that a further 35 redundancies were being made, while 39 Carillion employees were...

 

Dementia sufferers miss out on council tax refunds: People diagnosed with a severe mental impairment...

A pensioner who suffers from dementia has won back £7,000 after she was wrongly billed for council tax. The 96-year-old suffered a stroke in 2008, causing dementia-like symptoms such as forgetfulness.  People who have been diagnosed with a severe...

 

Solar panel loans were mis-sold: Homeowners found repayments outstripped any savings on their bills

Thousands of customers have been mis-sold loans that covered the cost of putting solar panels on their roofs. Homeowners signed up on the understanding that the panels would ‘pay for themselves’. But borrowers later found that their loan repayments...

 


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