News archive from 18 December 2011

TONY HETHERINGTON: OFT investigates mail order firm's cash ultimatums

Enlarge He runs a marketing company that represents Vitamail, but he is better known in the area as the boss of a curious security outfit called Metpro Emergency Response, which not long ago changed its name to Evolution Emergency Response....

 
Russians 'to quit Londongrad' if Putin loses March election

Russians 'to quit Londongrad' if Putin loses March election

Wealthy exiles will quit "Londongrad" en masse and return to Moscow if Vladimir Putin loses the presidential election in March, it is claimed. "I will be back to Russia because Putin is not going to be re-elected," forecasts...

 

Olympus tells lenders cash crunch looms - report

The company's main lender, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp, agreed at the meeting to continue its support for the company, a source told Reuters. Assuming no new long-term borrowing, the company said cash and deposits would fall to 183.7 billion yen...

Reuters, 22:40 in Business
 
A Bridge too far for Mancini as City ignore ex-England star despite defensive crisis

A Bridge too far for Mancini as City ignore ex-England star despite defensive crisis

Wayne Bridge is now Manchester City's seventh-choice left back as his career under Roberto Mancini hits a new low. Mancini is facing a selection headache ahead of Sunday's game against Arsenal, with regular left-backs Aleksandr Kolarov and Gael Clichy...

Daily Mail, 22:43 in Sport
 
Exclusive: GB Olympics squad spot and a mega deal in Paris beckon for Beckham

Exclusive: GB Olympics squad spot and a mega deal in Paris beckon for Beckham

David Beckham has taken a giant step closer to the dream finale of his illustrious playing career. The former England captain flew back into Britain this weekend with his family for Christmas having received a letter from the Football Association...

Daily Mail, 22:43 in Sport
 
London Irish 19 Racing Metro 25: Wisniewski puts boot into Exiles

London Irish 19 Racing Metro 25: Wisniewski puts boot into Exiles

"While it"s mathematically possible I will never give up hope," said head coach Booth. "But if it wasn"t hard enough before, it certainly is now. When pitting your wits against the best sides in Europe you have to be...

Daily Mail, 22:43 in Sport
 
Rugby in the summer just won't work, warns Cotton

Rugby in the summer just won't work, warns Cotton

'At a push, I'd have no problem with a one-off world club cup between the winners of the Heineken Cup and the Super 15, possibly at a venue like Hong Kong before the sevens, but to have a full-blown competition in an already over-packed calendar is...

Daily Mail, 22:43 in Sport
 
So why is Becks considering a move to PSG... and how could they possibly afford him?

So why is Becks considering a move to PSG... and how could they possibly afford him?

Who owns Paris Saint-Germain and why does it make sense for them to hire Beckham? PSG were bought last year by the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), a company founded in 2005 and effectively owned by Qatar's oil-rich, ruling Al Thani family, headed by...

Daily Mail, 23:50 in Sport
 
Home rules for Dalglish as Liverpool boss brushes off poor Anfield record

Home rules for Dalglish as Liverpool boss brushes off poor Anfield record

'We've not come up against a goalkeeper who hasn't been outstanding against us,'said the Scot, referring to the heroics of the likes of Manchester United's David de Gea, Norwich's John Ruddy, Swansea's Michel Vorm and Manchester City's Joe Hart. 'I...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 
IBROX MEN FEAR ARSENAL COULD RECALL KYLE BARTLEY

IBROX MEN FEAR ARSENAL COULD RECALL KYLE BARTLEY

RANGERS boss Ally McCoist fears his club could be forced to return on-loan Kyle Bartley to Arsenal next month. The English Premier League club are badly short of defenders with the likes of Bacary Sagna, Andre Santos, Carl Jenkinson and Kieran Gibbs...

 
CELTS SUFFERING FOR GLORIOUS PAST

CELTS SUFFERING FOR GLORIOUS PAST

JACKIE McNamara reckons it will be tough for Celtic to repeat the European glories of their recent past because the opposition is getting richer and better all the time. The now Partick Thistle boss was part of the Celtic squad who reached the UEFA...

 
RYAN DONELLY BECOMING A DIAMOND GEEZER

RYAN DONELLY BECOMING A DIAMOND GEEZER

JUST a few years ago Ryan Donnelly was at a crossroad in his life. If he went one way he could have spiralled out of control and could have ended up on the dole. Instead, he chose the other path and right now he’s one of the hottest properties in...

 
ROBERTO MANCINI SWEATING ON NEW DEAL AT MANCHESTER CITY

ROBERTO MANCINI SWEATING ON NEW DEAL AT MANCHESTER CITY

ROBERTO MANCINI celebrates his second anniversary as Manchester City manager with doubts over his long-term future. Despite City sitting pretty on top of the Premier League and the fans in awe of the Italian, no immediate talks are planned despite...

 
SIR ALEX FERGUSON ON ALERT

SIR ALEX FERGUSON ON ALERT

MANCHESTER UNITED were playing down their chances of a European Champions League reprieve last night as their group conquerers FC Basel sweated over a possible expulsion from the competition. The Swiss FA has been told by FIFA to punish another of...

 
STEVEN GERRARD HELL OVER

STEVEN GERRARD HELL OVER

LIVERPOOL boss Kenny Dalglish has praised the Anfield medical staff who have helped save Steven Gerrard's career. The inspirational 31-year-old skipper is almost ready to return to competitive action after a nightmare nine months, which has involved...

 


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