News archive from 14 January 2012

Disgruntled shoppers pelt Apple store in Beijing

Apple said later after the fracas at its store in Beijing's trendy Sanlitun district that it would halt all retail sales of the latest iPhone in China for the time being, but said the phones would be available online, through its partner China Unicom...

 
Pensioners hit by 20pc jump in living costs as household bills soar

Pensioners hit by 20pc jump in living costs as household bills soar

The elderly are being hit hardest by price rises, with a "silver inflation" rate which far outstrips that faced by the rest of the population. For many pensioners, the cost of living has risen by nearly 20 per cent since 2008. This means...

 
Hacker says will release Symantec source code

Hacker says will release Symantec source code

Symantec this week said that hackers had stolen a chunk of source code from a third party, but that the company's own network had not been breached. The company described the code as several years old. Company spokesman Cris Paden said on Friday...

 
Can paying a relative's loan put you at risk?

Can paying a relative's loan put you at risk?

Parents should be careful when clearing a grown up son or daughter's loan that they are not signing up their own card to pay off any future debts. "Sarah" has a 27-year old son and faced a dilemma when in March last year he came to her,...

BBC, 23:21 in Business
 
Dalziel and Pascoe author Reginald Hill dies at 75

Dalziel and Pascoe author Reginald Hill dies at 75

The author of the Dalziel and Pascoe crime novels, Reginald Hill, has died at the age of 75. His agent said Hill died peacefully at home in Cumbria on Thursday after a year long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Pat, and...

BBC, 23:28 in Art & Culture
 

France says its credit rating to drop one notch

"It's a downgrade, a one-notch change," he told the France 2 television channel, adding that several other euro zone countries faced similar treatment. "Clearly, this is not a disaster. It is as if you asked a student who got 20 of 20...

Reuters, 23:41 in Business
 
S&P will not cut Ireland's credit rating - sources

S&P will not cut Ireland's credit rating - sources

"The government will be broadly satisfied with this outcome against the background of a significant number of countries being downgraded," the government source said. (Reporting by Conor Humphries, editing by Mike Peacock)

Reuters, 23:41 in Business
 
Suvari files for divorce

Suvari files for divorce

Actress Mena Suvari's second marriage appears to be over - she has filed for divorce. The 32-year-old American Beauty star has cited "irreconcilable differences" for her split from concert promoter Simone Sestito, according to TMZ.com. The...

 

British diplomat Plumbly is new U.N. envoy in Lebanon

Plumbly, 63, is an Arabic speaker who worked for the British Foreign Office for some 30 years, including serving as ambassador to Saudi Arabia and later Egypt. Most recently he headed a commission monitoring Sudan's north-south peace deal. The United...

 
FTC expands Google antitrust probe: source

FTC expands Google antitrust probe: source

Google announced on Tuesday new features aimed at making search results more personalized. As part of the changes, photos and posts from Google+ will increasingly appear within the search results. A Google spokesman, however, said that the Federal...

 
Pet insurance: The perils of inadequate cover

Pet insurance: The perils of inadequate cover

Life, buildings, contents, travel, health, phone - you name it, you can insure it. Pet insurance is another option, but it looks as if many owners do not bother with it. The Co-operative insurance firm calculates that 64% of people do not hold...

BBC, 00:02 in Business
 
HARRY REDKNAPP: I'VE GOT GOLD BLEND

HARRY REDKNAPP: I'VE GOT GOLD BLEND

HARRY Redknapp is ­convinced Tottenham have the experience and ability to last the title pace. Spurs have emerged as the biggest challengers to the two Manchester clubs at the top of the Premier League. And Redknapp’s side could go level on points...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
ROY SNAPS AT CAMERAS

ROY SNAPS AT CAMERAS

RED-FACED Roy Hodgson has called for TV cameras to be banned from the dugout after unwittingly starring in a new YouTube hit video. The West Brom boss was taped banging his head against an advertising hoarding in frustration during the Baggies’...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
HAT'S IT FOR BEN ARFA

HAT'S IT FOR BEN ARFA

JUST a week after scoring the greatest goal his manager had ever seen, Newcastle midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa was cut down to size by Alan Pardew. The French international will play in tomorrow’s home game against QPR – but it won’t be in the central...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
MARK HUGHES'S BIDDER BLOW

MARK HUGHES'S BIDDER BLOW

MARK HUGHES is losing his battle to land a marquee signing ahead of his big debut as QPR boss tomorrow. Sparky had wanted to make a splash in the transfer market in time for the trip to Newcastle to boost his struggling squad. But £3m bids for...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 


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