News archive from 21 February 2012

CITY FOCUS: Bankers pay the price for shame of payment protection insurance

Enlarge One of the worst mis-selling scandals to hit the UK is finally coming back to haunt some of the senior bankers who profited from it. Yesterday the biggest culprit, state-backed Lloyds Banking Group, confirmed it is clawing back millions in...

 
Pensions tax relief: How much can be saved?

Pensions tax relief: How much can be saved?

The Budget will be on Wednesday 12 March. In the first hint of possible change, the chief secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, told the Daily Telegraph on 10 February he wanted the government to restrict pensions tax relief for higher-rate...

BBC, 23:43 in Business
 
Electric van grant scheme: A good deal?

Electric van grant scheme: A good deal?

The government has come up with a list of the first electric vans eligible for a hefty subsidy under its new plug-in grant. The scheme, which was first announced last month, means buyers can get 20% off the cost price of a new vehicle, up to a...

BBC, 23:43 in Business
 
ANDRE VILLAS BOAS IS EAGER FOR ROMAN ABRAMOVICH TO SPEAK UP

ANDRE VILLAS BOAS IS EAGER FOR ROMAN ABRAMOVICH TO SPEAK UP

ANDRE VILLAS-BOAS has taken the unusual step of asking for the dreaded vote of confidence ahead of the game that could make or break his Chelsea career. Chelsea boss Villas-Boas remained defiant in the face of growing pressure on his position and...

 
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND CALL UP SUNDERLAND ACE JAMES MCCLEAN

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND CALL UP SUNDERLAND ACE JAMES MCCLEAN

JAMES McCLEAN'S reward for his ­superb Sunderland form is a call into the Republic of ­Ireland squad. The winger, 22, joined the Black Cats for £350,000 from Derry City last summer. Since making his debut in the 2-1 Premier League win over Blackburn...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
SUPERBIKES: LEON HASLAM AN OZ DOUBT

SUPERBIKES: LEON HASLAM AN OZ DOUBT

LEON HASLAM is struggling to make this Sunday’s World Superbike opener at Phillip Island, Australia. The BMW rider, 28, fractured his tibia and broke a foot in a crash during testing. Haslam has had a screw inserted above his right ankle, but is...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
ONLY A SPECIAL ONE CAN TAME MANCHESTER UNITED BEAST

ONLY A SPECIAL ONE CAN TAME MANCHESTER UNITED BEAST

SIR ALEX FERGUSON has turned Manchester United into such “a beast” of a club that even he would struggle to manage it if he was taking over now. Sir Alex Ferguson has hinted that only a manager with the experience, stature, track record and...

 
BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX'S ON AGAIN

BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX'S ON AGAIN

TICKETS for this year’s Bahrain Grand Prix on April 22 have finally gone on sale. The race was cancelled last year after anti-government riots, but F1 chiefs believe it can now go ahead. Meanwhile, former F1 ace Martin Brundle will co-drive with his...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
ENGLAND HEADS KNOW THEY CAN RULE WITH HART AS THEIR MAIN MAN

ENGLAND HEADS KNOW THEY CAN RULE WITH HART AS THEIR MAIN MAN

STUART PEARCE’S first task as England’s temporary coach will be straightforward. It will be to scribble Joe Hart’s name at the top of the squad list, which is unveiled on Thursday, just as he did when handing the goalkeeper his Premier League debut...

 
PAUL NICHOLLS YARD HIT BY COUGH

PAUL NICHOLLS YARD HIT BY COUGH

CHAMPION trainer Paul Nicholls has usually found February a most prolific month for winners - just like many others. A strike rate of nearly 25 per cent in the last 10 years tells its own story and has brought 197 winners. But this year the shortest...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
British Gas offers £50 to get insulation in more homes

British Gas offers £50 to get insulation in more homes

Energy companies are falling so far short of government insulation targets, they are now paying to get hold of the names of the neediest householders. British Gas is offering £50 to anyone who can pass on the name of an elderly person or a family on...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
NEAPOLITAN TRIO TO SING FINAL SONG FOR ANDRE VILLAS BOAS

NEAPOLITAN TRIO TO SING FINAL SONG FOR ANDRE VILLAS BOAS

‘There is great belief in what we will do next year, setting up a team to bring us trophies’ Andre Villas-Boas sat in the concrete ­bowels of the Stadio San Paolo in rain-soaked Naples, knowing three men hold the key to his future tonight. Edinson...

 
GRUMETI'S TRIUMPH TARGET

GRUMETI'S TRIUMPH TARGET

GRUMETI could try to bolster his Triumph Hurdle credentials at Kempton this Saturday. The williamhill.com Adonis Juvenile Hurdle at Kempton certainly looks like providing plenty of Cheltenham Festival clues. Alan King’s Grumeti, the Philip...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
STUART FIELDEN CROCK SHOCK

STUART FIELDEN CROCK SHOCK

STUART FIELDEN has suffered another setback in his year-long injury battle. The Wigan prop suffered a serious knee injury a year ago, then tore a chest muscle in training just days before his planned comeback. Fielden, 32, out ever since, had hoped...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
'RAMPAGE' JACKSON BELIEVES HOMECOMING IS KEY TO TITLE

'RAMPAGE' JACKSON BELIEVES HOMECOMING IS KEY TO TITLE

'RAMPAGE’ JACKSON has set his sights on reclaiming the UFC light-heavyweight crown. Jackson tackles Ryan Bader at UFC 144 this Sunday in Japan, the country where he made his name under the Pride banner. ‘Rampage’ lost his UFC title on a ­unanimous...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 


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