News archive from 17 December 2011

Drivers hit for £1.3bn in parking fees as councils rake in record takings

Drivers hit for £1.3bn in parking fees as councils rake in record takings

Peter Box of the Local Government Association, councils" umbrella body, said sometimes parking charges can increase business for shops. "No council puts up parking charges lightly and they should rightly consult beforehand with residents and...

 
Monti wins vote, says not in despair about Italy

Monti wins vote, says not in despair about Italy

Speaking in a mostly impromptu address to the lower house, Monti also said he hoped the 33 billion euro ($43 billion) package would be the "last sacrifice" Italians would have to bear. Italian media had quoted Monti's predecessor, Silvio...

 

Corrected-Bill Gross can't stop bleeding from flagship bond fund

In November, the mutual fund led by Gross saw about $500 million (321.6 million pounds) in outflows, bringing its cash outflow over the past 12 months to $10.3 billion, said Morningstar editorial director Kevin McDevitt. By contrast, November was a...

Reuters, 23:21 in Business
 
BRAVE SARRIES END OSPREYS' RUN

BRAVE SARRIES END OSPREYS' RUN

Saracens took a big stride towards a place in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals as a magnificent defensive effort saw them end the Ospreys' 17-match unbeaten European home record with a 16-13 win at the Liberty Stadium. Number eight Ernst Joubert...

Daily Star, 23:23 in Sport
 
NOW TOBY FLOOD CAN REALLY EMERGE FROM THE SHADOW

NOW TOBY FLOOD CAN REALLY EMERGE FROM THE SHADOW

TOBY FLOOD has a summit meeting with England’s interim head coach Stuart Lancaster in Leicester on Tuesday. In the purest rugby sense, this one conversation will be far more important to England’s immediate future than any of the nonsense which...

 
SOANE TONGA’UIHA SQUARELY WITH NORTHAMPTON

SOANE TONGA’UIHA SQUARELY WITH NORTHAMPTON

ONLY last year Soane Tonga’uiha was on the verge of leaving Northampton for Saracens but, amid great rancour, he stayed where he was and this week belatedly launched his testimonial year at Franklin’s Gardens. Postponed while he was away at the...

 
CARL FROCH SURE WHEEL WILL SPIN HIS WAY

CARL FROCH SURE WHEEL WILL SPIN HIS WAY

CARL FROCH is not just fighting for Nottingham tonight, he is boxing for a nation which this year has suffered a run of one world title defeat after another. In the past 12 months British boxers have lost nine world title fights. The only successes...

 
BIG BUCK’S CAN CONTINUE GOING THE RIGHT WAY

BIG BUCK’S CAN CONTINUE GOING THE RIGHT WAY

OWNER Andy Stewart admits he is “nervously” awaiting Big Buck’s’ bid to land his 14th successive race over timber this afternoon. His ace performer races right-handed for the first time since arriving from France in the Lough Derg Long Walk Hurdle...

 
TODAY'S RACING TIPS - 17/12/11

TODAY'S RACING TIPS - 17/12/11

BEV SWINGELL is the principal tipster for the Daily Express and Sunday Express, and for the last 20 years he has been acknowledged as one of the top private handicappers in England. He won the Racing Post's National Press Challenge in 2005, and has...

 
CELTIC CHIEF EXECUTIVE PETER LAWWELL VOWS TO BAN YOBS

CELTIC CHIEF EXECUTIVE PETER LAWWELL VOWS TO BAN YOBS

PETER LAWWELL last night vowed to nail the yobs who lit flares, flew a foul-mouthed banner and attacked a Celtic club steward in Italy. The Hoops were fined £12,700 by UEFA this week over pro-IRA chanting earlier in the Europa League campaign. And...

 
CELTIC’S REPUTATION IS IN RUINS

CELTIC’S REPUTATION IS IN RUINS

NEIL LENNON saw Celtic’s fans hailed the toast of Europe after the UEFA Cup Final in Seville and can’t hide his fury at the idiots who have thrown all that good work in the bin. The Celtic manager was raging as he flew out of Italy yesterday...

 
DAVID WEIR EYES UP LOAN SWITCH

DAVID WEIR EYES UP LOAN SWITCH

RANGERS skipper David Weir will consider leaving Ibrox on loan if he can’t break into the team by the new year. The veteran defender has been fully fit for the past two weeks but has been unable to force his way into Ally McCoist’s plans because of...

 
RAGING ANDREW DRIVER WANTS HEARTS EXIT

RAGING ANDREW DRIVER WANTS HEARTS EXIT

HEARTS winger Andrew Driver will hand in a transfer request after telling boss Paulo Sergio he doesn’t want to play for him again. The former England Under-21 cap, left, who like the rest of his team-mates had to wait nearly two months for their...

 
BLAST AT DASH FOR BLUE CASH

BLAST AT DASH FOR BLUE CASH

ARSENE WENGER claims Manchester City have ruined his football dream. The Arsenal boss said it was impossible to keep talented youngsters, or even established stars, because mega-rich sides like City can lure them away with big contracts. Wenger...

Daily Star, 00:01 in Sport
 
ARSENE WENGER'S HEN DO

ARSENE WENGER'S HEN DO

ARSENE WENGER last night left the door open to re-signing Arsenal legend Thierry Henry (right). The Gunners’ record goalscorer has been training with the club during New York Red Bulls’ close season. And with strikers Marouane Chamakh and...

Daily Star, 00:01 in Sport
 


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