News archive from 19 December 2011

Double-dip threat as families are £10 a week worse off than a year ago

Double-dip threat as families are £10 a week worse off than a year ago

That means the spending power of the average family has fallen by £552 in the last 12 months - leaving Britain on the brink of a double-dip recession. The report also warned that UK banks are struggling to raise money for loans to households and...

 

On The Buses writer Ronnie Wolfe dies

Ronnie Wolfe, the writer of television sitcom On The Buses, has died after hitting his head in a fall, his son-in-law said. Mr Wolfe, 89, died on Sunday, three days after he fell down the stairs at a respite home in London. The comedy show was first...

BBC, 22:19 in Art & Culture
 
Israel frees 550 Palestinians in Shalit swap

Israel frees 550 Palestinians in Shalit swap

While many of the 450 prisoners freed on October 18 in the first phase of the Egyptian-brokered prisoner swap were serving life sentences for deadly attacks, none in the second group was convicted of killings. Nearly all of the prisoners passed...

 
Insight -CME's Duffy vs MF Global's Corzine: A question of trust

Insight -CME's Duffy vs MF Global's Corzine: A question of trust

One is Jon Corzine, the firm's former CEO who just testified in Congress about the mystery surrounding some $1 billion in customer money that vanished from MF Global before it failed. The other is Terrence Duffy, the chairman of CME Group Inc, the...

Reuters, 23:42 in Business
 
Anything Roo can do Silva can do better! Mancini and Fergie challenge their teams to top the lot in 2012

Anything Roo can do Silva can do better! Mancini and Fergie challenge their teams to top the lot in 2012

Sir Alex Ferguson has challenged his team to start 2012 on top of the table and Wayne Rooney certainly played his part with a goal after only 53 seconds in the midday kick-off at Loftus Road. Michael Carrick added a second after running from halfway,...

Daily Mail, 23:48 in Sport
 
SAD CARL FROCH GIVEN BRIT OF A HIDING

SAD CARL FROCH GIVEN BRIT OF A HIDING

BRITISH boxing is on the ropes after a woeful week in which Amir Khan and Carl Froch lost their world titles in the United States. Khan’s controversial light-welterweight points defeat by Lamont Peterson in Washington was bad enough for the UK...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
KHAN BID KO

KHAN BID KO

THE International Boxing Federation last night turned down Amir Khan’s appeal against his controversial points defeat by Lamont Peterson in Washington. Khan, 25, suffered two point deductions from referee Joe Cooper which cost him his IBF and WBA...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
STOMPE: MY PAIN

STOMPE: MY PAIN

CO STOMPE has revealed the pain behind the smiles as he bids for glory at the World Darts Championship. Crowd favourite Stompe, twice a quarter-finalist, lost his sister Corry to cancer earlier this year, but darts has helped lift him through the...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
SWINDON 3 MORECAMBE 0: ROBINS BACK ON PAOLO'S XMAS CARDS

SWINDON 3 MORECAMBE 0: ROBINS BACK ON PAOLO'S XMAS CARDS

ALAN McCORMACK believes Swindon’s players proved their point to boss Paolo Di Canio The fiery Italian accused his team of lacking desire last week and threatened to replace at least four members of the squad. However, goals by Jake Jervis, Raffaele...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 4 HUDDERSFIELD 4: MAGIC JORDAN RHODES AT CROSS-RHODES

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 4 HUDDERSFIELD 4: MAGIC JORDAN RHODES AT CROSS-RHODES

JORDAN RHODES smashed in four goals to rescue a point for Huddersfield – then put in doubt his future at the club. Rhodes gave the visitors a 2-0 lead before netting twice more to peg back Sheffield Wednesday, who had scored four without ­reply in a...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
LIONEL MESSI ON TOP OF THE WORLD

LIONEL MESSI ON TOP OF THE WORLD

LIONEL MESSI hit two wonder goals as mesmerising Barcelona yesterday added more silverware to their cluttered trophy cabinet. The European champions slammed santos of Brazil 4-0 in Yokohama, Japan, to win their second World Club Cup with style and...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
HAYLEY TURNER RETURNS

HAYLEY TURNER RETURNS

HAYLEY TURNER returns to the saddle tomorrow with three rides at Kempton. August but earlier in the summer had ridden Dream Ahead and Margot Did to Group One victories. Her first ride back is on Brendan Powell’s Copper Falls in the nursery. She then...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
BOSTON GLEE PARTY

BOSTON GLEE PARTY

RUBY WALSH, fresh from his three-timer at Ascot on Saturday, won the first two races on a truncated Navan card yesterday for trainer Willie Mullins. Both Zaidpour and Boston Bob were impressive but the latter really took the eye in winning the Grade...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
CROCK DAN SPARKS ROW

CROCK DAN SPARKS ROW

CELTIC centre-back Daniel Majstorovic could be ruled out for months with a facial injury after being at the centre of a row at St Johnstone. The Swede was guilty of a strong aerial challenge from behind on David Robertson after 29 minutes of Celtic’s...

 
ROCKY HORROR SHOW MUST END SAYS KYLE LAFFERTY

ROCKY HORROR SHOW MUST END SAYS KYLE LAFFERTY

KYLE LAFFERTY admits rocky Rangers have to sort out an Ibrox fear factor threatening to derail their title charge. The Light Blues have drawn three games at home in the SPL this term and have struggled desperately to win their most recent Govan...

 


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