News archive from 12 February 2012

Brazil's Lula treated for fatigue from chemotherapy

Brazil's Lula treated for fatigue from chemotherapy

Lula remains in good health, but the radiation therapy has inflamed his throat and caused "reduced appetite and fatigue," Sao Paulo's Sirio Libanes Hospital reported on Saturday. His medical team said he would stay in the hospital for...

 
Law firms offer FREE iPads and shopping vouchers to tempt victims to make personal injury claims

Law firms offer FREE iPads and shopping vouchers to tempt victims to make personal injury claims

Law firms are offering car-crash victims iPads and hundreds of pounds in shopping vouchers to entice them to make personal injury claims. The companies are advertising the tablets and Debenhams vouchers on their websites and asking victims to fill in...

 

Revealed: The claims staff who use 'dodgy' whiplash cases to get £100 bonuses

"We can"t tell them outright to make a claim, but we keep on reminding them and suggesting to them they might have whiplash" Whiplash whistleblower "Everyone in the group will get the bonus when the target is reached, but if one...

 
Payday loan firms back off over advertising code fears

Payday loan firms back off over advertising code fears

They were promoting expensive, almost-instant short-term loans available on the web to fund High Street shopping sprees and even cosmetic surgery. Payday loans are more usually linked to emergencies, such as paying bills, but some campaigners warn...

 
How savers are turning to funds that invest in companies for healthy returns

How savers are turning to funds that invest in companies for healthy returns

Jackie, 27, who is four months pregnant, lives with husband Fintan, 33, a chef in the Royal Logistic Corps, at Aldershot army base, Hampshire. Jackie, who like Fintan was born in Fiji, says: "With a baby on the way and both being brought up to...

 
Energy giants face mass fightback on rising bills as tens of thousands join 'people power' campaign to force cuts in tariffs

Energy giants face mass fightback on rising bills as tens of thousands join 'people power' campaign to...

Although Ofgem is looking to simplify energy bills, reduce the bewildering choice of tariffs on offer and make it easier for people to switch, Lloyd says that the Government, the regulator and all the energy companies "have dragged their feet for...

 
Thousands of parents will be better off on the dole after tax credit changes that could see families lose £4,000 a year

Thousands of parents will be better off on the dole after tax credit changes that could see families lose...

Changes to tax credit will mean 'going out to work makes no sense' for some couples, Rachel Reeves, the shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury minister, will say in a speech today. More than 200,000 families will lose tax credits worth almost £4,000 a...

 
Kick him out! Suarez should NEVER play for Liverpool again, blasts Fergie

Kick him out! Suarez should NEVER play for Liverpool again, blasts Fergie

The Liverpool boss may have been seething that Suarez caused such a stir after he had been instructed to shake hands but he refused to condemn his player in public. "We"ll ask him and take it from there. I never saw it," he said....

Daily Mail, 23:18 in Sport
 
Redknapp will see out the season with Spurs

Redknapp will see out the season with Spurs

Harry Redknapp will receive a formal approach to take over as England manager from the Football Association within the next few days. But he will tell the FA that he must see out the season with Tottenham, having been overwhelmed by the support from...

Daily Mail, 23:32 in Sport
 
Let me lead: Rooney throws his hat in the ring for England captaincy

Let me lead: Rooney throws his hat in the ring for England captaincy

Wayne Rooney insisted he would relish being England captain - but acknowledged the matter is out of his hands. John Terry has been stripped of the honour after the Chelsea defender's racism trial was put back until July 9, while Rio Ferdinand has said...

Daily Mail, 23:54 in Sport
 
Bloody marvel: Farrell is Ince perfect as he makes light of injury to clinch win for England

Bloody marvel: Farrell is Ince perfect as he makes light of injury to clinch win for England

HAVEN'T WE SEEN ALL THIS BEFORE? Owen Farrell was England"s wounded warrior in Rome as his trusty boot secured victory. The sight of the 20-year-old, head swathed in a bandage after suffering a nasty cut to his ear, was reminiscent of another...

Daily Mail, 23:54 in Sport
 
Bike Wars: Pendleton gears up for ice-cold contest

Bike Wars: Pendleton gears up for ice-cold contest

Out in Adelaide before her flight to London, Meares said with a sigh: 'She did that, well and truly!' Yet Meares won the admiration of Australia for delivering the country's solitary Beijing cycling medal, after being routed by Team GB, just seven...

Daily Mail, 23:54 in Sport
 
Hammer glamour: Former ballerina Hitchon is giving her sport a new image

Hammer glamour: Former ballerina Hitchon is giving her sport a new image

Those modest beginnings have grown into distances not only exciting for Hitchon, but for the future of British throwing and field events in general. Tessa Sanderson was the last thrower to win an Olympic medal, the Los Angeles gold in 1984, but in...

Daily Mail, 23:54 in Sport
 
Redmond's looking to help torchbearer Dad over the line this time

Redmond's looking to help torchbearer Dad over the line this time

Derek Redmond might not have won an Olympic medal, but the image of him tearfully hobbling across the finishing line in last place helped by his father nearly 20 years ago in Barcelona remains one of the most enduring in the Games' history. Now Jim...

Daily Mail, 23:54 in Sport
 

Israel bombs Gaza after rocket launch, man killed

The Israeli military released a statement saying its aircraft had struck four targets, including "a terror tunnel and a weapon manufacturing facility" in the north, the vicinity of Gaza City. The air strikes came in response to a short-range...

 


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