News archive from 15 January 2012

ASK THE EXPERTS: How can I safeguard gift if my daughter divorces?

ASK THE EXPERTS: How can I safeguard gift if my daughter divorces?

S.H.writes: My daughter and her fiance are getting married later this year and want to buy a house. I can give them a substantial sum towards a deposit. How can I safeguard this gift in case the marriage doesn"t last? M.G.replies: You should seek...

 
MPs hit out at David Cameron on Arch Cru investment funds scandal

MPs hit out at David Cameron on Arch Cru investment funds scandal

In a letter sent last week to Tom Greatrex, Labour MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West, David Cameron acknowledged the "real difficulties" that 20,000 Arch Cru investors are facing following the suspension of all trading in the group"s...

 
INTERVIEW: Asda boss Andy Clarke celebrates strong sales

INTERVIEW: Asda boss Andy Clarke celebrates strong sales

Eighteen months ago, he warned that the arrival of online and "click and collect" services would mean supermarkets would get smaller. "We"ve already had two years working through that," he says. Clarke says the average Asda...

 
QinetiQ tracks the rail thieves with secret boxes that can 'hear' crooks miles away

QinetiQ tracks the rail thieves with secret boxes that can 'hear' crooks miles away

The company has developed OptaSense, a technology that turns the fibre-optic cables that run alongside most lines into giant listening devices. Any noise or disturbance within 11 yards of a fibre-optic cable can be detected, analysed and identified....

 
MIDAS: Exclusive rights give miner edge on rivals

MIDAS: Exclusive rights give miner edge on rivals

These giants of the industry mine their platinum and process it in massive smelters. They also perform this service for smaller miners for a sizeable fee. Platinum is found in two main seams in South Africa - Merensky and Upper Group 2 (UG2). Until...

 
Nigeria crisis talks fail to reach compromise
 
England must strive to be the Manchester United of Test cricket

England must strive to be the Manchester United of Test cricket

Far from feeling the pressure of expectation that the off-spinner should be the match-winner in such conditions, it is a scenario Swann relishes. 'It's nice to have a holiday during a home Test series when Jimmy Anderson's bowling like he did last...

Daily Mail, 23:49 in Sport
 
If I stay out of jail I can help others, says cricket cheat Westfield

If I stay out of jail I can help others, says cricket cheat Westfield

Westfield, once rated an England prospect, believes, if spared jail, he could turn his life around by helping others avoid his disastrous mistake, supporting the campaigns to combat cheating in sport, and, in particular, his own sport through the...

Daily Mail, 23:49 in Sport
 
Football s artists must be protected from the Neanderthal tendency

Football"s artists must be protected from the Neanderthal tendency

Better, perhaps, to stay with sport, where he was best loved and most avidly appreciated. From the Miami night in 1964 when he took the heavyweight crown from Sonny Liston - 'I shook up the world!' - through the blood-stained-trilogy with Joe Frazier...

Daily Mail, 23:59 in Sport
 
Banned rugby star Martin Gleeson claims his game's governing body were involved in the doping scandal that wrecked his life

Banned rugby star Martin Gleeson claims his game's governing body were involved in the doping scandal that...

More from Nick Harris... Nick Harris: Will Care arrest put brake on Land Rover's £4m deal? 07/01/12 Nick Harris: Blackburn face fire sale as £10m deadline is missed 31/12/11 Nick Harris: Computer game gamble is key to Anelka's China deal...

Daily Mail, 23:59 in Sport
 
One blip shouldn't stop Spurs believing they can win the title

One blip shouldn't stop Spurs believing they can win the title

More from Gary Neville... Gary Neville: United cannot afford to lose three games in a row 07/01/12 Gary Neville: Now City must seize their moment, they'll still need a big lead to hold off United 31/12/11 Gary Neville: Now we can discover if the...

Daily Mail, 23:59 in Sport
 
9.6 seconds... that's all Tom Daley's dream comes down to

9.6 seconds... that's all Tom Daley's dream comes down to

'Boris was pretty terrified, and wanted to make sure he was holding on to the rail,' chuckled Daley. 'But, to be fair, that's the reaction almost everyone has. I asked Mr Cameron to come up and have a look, but he didn't!' Daley's ease in such company...

Daily Mail, 23:59 in Sport
 
'Just starting to move my arm again': Dancing On Ice star Sylvain Longchambon is recovering well after arm injury

'Just starting to move my arm again': Dancing On Ice star Sylvain Longchambon is recovering well after arm...

He tweeted on last week: 'Surgeon said recovery is on its way, just a very long process...Wish I could heal faster!!! 'Just starting to move my arm again, exercises are quite painful but it's a great feeling after 1 month in my cast!!! 'If they want...

 
RISING STAR IS HAVING RIDE OF HIS LIFE

RISING STAR IS HAVING RIDE OF HIS LIFE

SO HOW was your week? It was definitely one to remember for Tom Hiddleston, and that is really saying something given the dashing 30-year-old’s remarkable run of success. He’s worked back to back with Woody Allen (Midnight In Paris), Kenneth Branagh...

 
HORSE? WATCH IT AND (DON'T) WEEP

HORSE? WATCH IT AND (DON'T) WEEP

STEVEN SPIELBERG has successfully brought to life a shark (Jaws) and a squat, ugly alien (ET), not to mention those dinosaurs (Jurassic Park) but can he do the same for a horse? The director was inspired to make War Horse after catching the National...

 


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