News archive from 15 December 2013

'Vishing' and courier scam complaints increase

'Vishing' and courier scam complaints increase

Banks are failing to refund some victims of a phone scam that involves people being duped into transferring money from their own bank account to one that is accessible to a fraudster. The BBC has obtained exclusive figures from the financial...

BBC, 00:14 in Business
 
Libor fines allocated to military charities

Libor fines allocated to military charities

The latest tranche of money gathered from UK banks in Libor fines has been allocated to 24 military charities. The £12m instalment will be used to fund projects including housing and mental health support schemes for military veterans. It means a...

BBC, 00:14 in Business
 
Ireland: Before and after bailout

Ireland: Before and after bailout

Like cities across Europe in December, Dublin's streets are full of happy shoppers lugging their Christmas shopping home. But three years ago, it was a very different scene. Noisy protesters had gathered outside Dublin's government buildings,...

BBC, 00:14 in Business
 
American Psycho; From Morning to Midnight; The Little Mermaid – review

American Psycho; From Morning to Midnight; The Little Mermaid – review

‘Non-stop materialism set to song’: American Psycho at the Almeida, starring Matt Smith (centre) and directed by Rupert Goold. Photograph: Tristram Kenton American Psycho will be a big hit for Rupert Goold's new, rejuvenating Almeida. His production...

Guardian, 00:14 in Showbiz
 
Synthesisers are killing film and TV music, say British composers

Synthesisers are killing film and TV music, say British composers

Vangelis won an Oscar for his synthesiser-laden score to Chariots of Fire. Photograph: REX/c.20thC.Fox/Everett Two of Britain's leading film composers warn that the quality of music for film and TV is suffering because synthesised sounds are...

Guardian, 00:14 in Showbiz
 
Hack the Ripper: another long-term planning crime by the BBC

Hack the Ripper: another long-term planning crime by the BBC

Matthew Macfadyen and Jerome Flynn in Ripper Street. Photograph: Steffan Hill/BBC/Tiger Aspect ITV and BBC both know where there's bonus money to be made: by selling series, formats, bright ideas to television companies around the globe. And ITV's...

Guardian, 00:14 in Showbiz
 
We can't yet cure Alzheimer's, but we can change our attitude to victims

We can't yet cure Alzheimer's, but we can change our attitude to victims

Yvonne Roberts with her father, John, then aged 70. War – of a kind – has been declared on dementia. My dad, who would have been 92 years old today, would have expressed approval, up to a point. At a special G8 summit in London last week, the prime...

Guardian, 00:15 in Health
 

Mitchell back in love and eyeing world title shot after dominant win over El Ouazghari

Kevin Mitchell showed he remains a force to be reckoned with after a dominant performance against late-replacement Karim El Ouazghari. The Dagenham lightweight controlled the fight from the first bell until it was stopped in the ninth round. After...

Daily Mail, 00:33 in Sport
 

West Brom's Berahino posts foul-mouthed Tweet just minutes after Clarke sacking... but don't worry, it's...

West Bromwich Albion forward Saido Berahino is feeling flat after Steve Clarke's sacking from the Hawthorns, but according to him his deflated mood is purely because of a 'punctured tyre'. The young star Tweeted 'Wow i cant believe it, that's f******...

Daily Mail, 00:33 in Sport
 

League One round-up: Leyton Orient top the table despite conceding late Bradford equaliser while Wolves...

Leyton Orient edged a point clear at the top of Sky Bet League One with a 1-1 draw at Bradford. Wolves' 2-0 home defeat to MK Dons allowed the Brisbane Road men to sneak into the outright lead at the top of the table. Lloyd James handed Orient a 1-0...

Daily Mail, 00:33 in Sport
 

Tacky and demeaning... Football must face the truth about its gambling addiction

Another match day, another excuse for the hucksters to infest the ad breaks. Ray Winstone barking his toe-curling spiel, the comic Italian yelping his witless script and that vaguely sinister bookie playing out a nursery sketch with his gawping...

Daily Mail, 00:33 in Sport
 

It's an insult even to ask the question about David Moyes' future... Give him time to adapt to this monster...

Ron Atkinson says there can be no transition period for Manchester United. I find that statement difficult to understand, especially coming from a manager who was supported for five years at the club even though he ultimately failed to deliver the...

Daily Mail, 00:33 in Sport
 

Young lined up for United exit and wonderkid Barkley to commit future to Everton... but which Premier...

Ashley Young could move back to Aston Villa in January. Young returned to Manchester United's starting line-up for the first time in six weeks in Tuesday's win over Shakhtar Donetsk. He may feature against Villa on Sunday, but as David Moyes' plans to...

Daily Mail, 00:33 in Sport
 

Guzan's heartwarming day with inspirational fan puts life at the top into perspective

The smile on the face of seven-year-old Jamie Morris said it all. And the smile on Brad Guzan's face spoke volumes, too. When Jamie, a devoted Aston Villa fan, left Birmingham Children's Hospital last week after treatment for acute myeloid leukaemia,...

Daily Mail, 00:33 in Sport
 

England stars may be called as witnesses in match fixing tribunal

England cricketers James Tredwell, Luke Wright and Michael Yardy may be called as witnesses if corruption charges are laid against a number of New Zealand stars. Former Kiwi Test players Daryl Tuffey and Lou Vincent are being investigated by the...

Daily Mail, 00:33 in Sport
 


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