News archive from 21 December 2013

Ferrari president Di Montezemolo casts doubt over plan to award double points in last race

Formula One's decision to award double points at the last race of the season could be scrapped after next year's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, if not before, according to Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo. The Italian told reporters attending a Christmas...

Daily Mail, 00:14 in Sport
 

English starlet Smith knocks out 16-time world champion Taylor

England's Michael Smith caused a massive shock at the World Darts Championship by beating defending champion and top seed Phil Taylor 4-2 in the second round at Alexandra Palace. More to follow Shock t the Palace: Michael Smith celebrates victory over...

Daily Mail, 00:14 in Sport
 

Abuse accused faces more charges

A man accused of historic sex abuse at children's homes will face 14 further charges after more potential victims came forward, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said. John Allen, 72, appeared at Caernarfon Crown Court yesterday where he was indicted on...

 

Strictly stars sob over last dance

Stars of Strictly Come Dancing are gearing up for tonight's grand finale - and admit many have been in tears knowing the ir experience is coming to an end. Bookies' favourite Susanna Reid will battle it out against Abbey Clancy, Natalie Gumede and...

 

Millions begin Christmas getaway

The great Christmas getaway will start in earnest today as millions of people hit the roads and crowd onto trains, planes and boats. It is thought today and tomorrow will see the bulk of travellers get on the move as they look to spend the festive...

 

UK troops to receive Christmas box

They may be stuck thousands of miles from home, but British soldiers serving in Afghanistan will still get a Christmas present thanks to a UK-based charity. Every soldier in Helmand Province, as well as others deployed on operations overseas, will get...

 

Last-minute shoppers hunt bargains

Last-minute shoppers will flock to the high street today in what is thought to be one of the busiest retail weekends of the year. Shops are slashing their prices as they entice bargain-hunters to make the most of the final weekend before Christmas....

 

Theatre suffered 'years of neglect'

The owner of a West End theatre where a ceiling collapsed on to the audience, claimed last year that the venue had "suffered years of benign neglect". Investigations are continuing into why around 10 square metres of plaster from the Grade...

 

Taylor powerless as 'Bully Boy' Smith knocks out 16-time world champion

An off-colour Phil Taylor crashed out of the PDC World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace to end his hopes of a 17th world title. Taylor produced an error-strewn display as he was beaten by Michael Smith in the second round. The 16-time world...

Daily Mail, 00:35 in Sport
 

NHS 'was too powerful to criticise'

The National Health Service "became too powerful to criticise" with even the most senior staff afraid of speaking out despite millions of patients receiving a "wholly unsatisfactory" service from GPs and hospitals, the official...

 

Charities 'among spying targets'

Humanitarian charities, an Israeli prime minister and a European Union commissioner were among 1,000 targets on a surveillance list drawn up by British and American intelligence agencies, it has been reported. Unicef and Medecins du Monde were among...

 

Taylor powerless as 'Bully Boy' Smith knocks out 16-time world champion

An off-colour Phil Taylor crashed out of the PDC World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace to end his hopes of a 17th world title. Taylor produced an error-strewn display as he was beaten by Michael Smith in the second round. The 16-time world...

Daily Mail, 00:51 in Sport
 

Three men fined for 'snooping' on Hammers in stadium fight

A forensic accountant and two private investigators were fined more than £120,000 for "snooping' on West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady during Tottenham's bidding war with the Hammers for the Olympic Stadium. Richard Forrest, 30, Lee Stewart, 39,...

Daily Mail, 00:51 in Sport
 

Liverpool reject Napoli's Agger loan bid as Rodgers eyes January move for Preston youngster Brownhill

0 View comments Liverpool have rejected an offer from Napoli to take defender Daniel Agger on loan for the remainder of the season. Rafael Benitez was keen to be reunited with the Liverpool defender and had hoped to do a short term deal in January....

Daily Mail, 00:51 in Sport
 

STEVEN FINN: I am working my nuts off to try and get back on the fast track

England hope that the great Steven Finn mystery, which at least four bowling experts are attempting to solve, will be cleared up in time for him to play a leading role in the challenge for the next Ashes. One of the biggest disappointments of a tour...

Daily Mail, 00:51 in Sport
 


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