News archive from 13 January 2015

Rolls-Royce drives into trouble as leading investor criticises management team

Rolls-Royce has been criticised by one of its leading investors.  ‘We have come to the conclusion that there is a serious, structural, management problem at Rolls-Royce,’ said James Anderson, who runs the Scottish Mortgage Trust, the flagship fund of...

 
Call for water fluoridation across England to cut childhood tooth decay

Call for water fluoridation across England to cut childhood tooth decay

Fluoride should be added to water supplies across England to stem the increasing number of children being admitted to hospital with tooth decay, dental surgeons say. Almost 26,000 such children between five and nine were admitted in 2013-14, making it...

Guardian, 00:04 in Politics
 
UK retailers have worst December since 2008 as discounts affect takings

UK retailers have worst December since 2008 as discounts affect takings

Britain’s retailers have suffered their toughest Christmas since the financial crisis struck, according to industry figures that showed sharp discounting continuing to take its toll. Capping a tough year on the high street, the value of December sales...

Guardian, 00:09 in Business
 
Peter Jones: Free to offend and to be offended

Peter Jones: Free to offend and to be offended

AS WE know all too well in Scotland, trying to control offensive behaviour through law is strewn with hazard, says Peter Jones AM I Charlie? I would like to think so, that I stand alongside the millions who took to the streets on Sunday to defy the...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 
Islamist hackers hijack Pentagon websites

Islamist hackers hijack Pentagon websites

HACKERS claiming to be working on behalf of "Islamic State" militants briefly seized control of the Twitter and YouTube sites of the military's US Central Command. The Pentagon swiftly suspended the sites and said no classified material was...

 
Losses due to housing benefit fraud and errors rising, say MPs

Losses due to housing benefit fraud and errors rising, say MPs

Iain Duncan Smith’s department has failed to tackle escalating losses due to fraud and error in the housing benefit system, according to a report by parliament’s spending watchdog. The Department for Work and Pensions overpaid claimants with £1.4bn of...

Guardian, 00:12 in Politics
 

Martin Odegaard has a 'good future' ahead of him, says Cristiano Ronaldo as Real Madrid close on Norwegian...

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is backing Norwegian young gun Martin Odegaard to be a hit at the Bernabeu. The 16-year-old has toured Europe's elite clubs as he prepares to leave Stromsgodset, with Los Blancos his likely destination after training...

Daily Mail, 00:12 in Sport
 

Cristiano Ronaldo insists Gareth Bale is a 'key player' for Real Madrid after Wales star was jeered by fans...

Cristiano Ronaldo has leapt to the defence of Real Madrid team-mate Gareth Bale, after the Wales star was criticised by their supporters at the weekend. Real fans slated Bale for failing to play in Ronaldo for an open goal in their 3-0 win at home to...

Daily Mail, 00:12 in Sport
 

Welford Road will show 2015 Rugby World Cup matches on big screens, highlighting the problem of hosting...

The bizarre decision to stage 2015 Rugby World Cup matches at Leicester’s football ground rather than Welford Road is demonstrated by the rugby club’s plans when the three group games are played. Leicester Tigers will be putting on their normal...

Daily Mail, 00:12 in Sport
 

Stephanie Roche denied fairytale ending as James Rodriguez scoops FIFA Puskas prize

There was no fairytale ending to Stephanie Roche’s remarkable journey and there was no disguising her disappointment. Roche is the girl from Dublin whose extraordinary volley playing for Peamount United in Ireland – right foot control, 180 degree turn...

Daily Mail, 00:12 in Sport
 

Martin Skrtel opens talks over new deal as Liverpool look to tie down senior players

Liverpool are to open discussions over a new contract for defender Martin Skrtel. The 30-year-old is regarded as one of Brendan Rodgers' senior players now and with the pending departure of Steven Gerrard, the club is looking to keep a core group...

Daily Mail, 00:12 in Sport
 

Cristiano Ronaldo made the best case to be considered first among equals... but Manuel Neuer has redefined...

Among the many lines of FIFA-approved script piled upon Ballon d’Or jurors during the months leading up to voting, one simple sentence cuts to the heart of the decision-making process. Like a First Commandment for those blessed with the responsibility...

Daily Mail, 00:12 in Sport
 

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi remain best of enemies as Real Madrid star pips his Barcelona rival to...

The best man won. This has been Cristiano Ronaldo's year, a 12-month carnival of extraordinary forward play. It has been so good, even the man who doesn't like him had to admit it. 'Yes, it was justified,' Lionel Messi noted through gritted teeth. 'It...

Daily Mail, 00:12 in Sport
 

Mathieu Debuchy could miss three months of the season as Arsenal fear defender may need surgery on...

Arsenal are concerned Mathieu Debuchy will miss three months if he needs an operation on his dislocated shoulder. The France right back suffered the injury in Sunday’s 3-0 win over Stoke City following a shove by Marko Arnautovic, who has escaped FA...

Daily Mail, 00:12 in Sport
 

Muhammad Ali is The Greatest survivor... he will celebrates his 73rd birthday on Saturday, a full 30 YEARS...

America will awake this Saturday morning marvelling at how The Greatest boxer of all time has fought off Parkinson’s for so long to reach the grand old age of 73. The most powerful nation on Earth will then hope to celebrate Muhammad Ali’s birthday by...

Daily Mail, 00:12 in Sport
 


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