News archive from 23 December 2013

Hedge funds lose out to equities, again

For everyone else 2013 proved another tough year as big-name funds as varied as global macro, commodity and computer-driven funds struggled to make money, eating further into the track record of these one-time 'masters of the universe.' So far this...

Reuters, 00:09 in Business
Harris Faces Three More Assault Charges

Harris Faces Three More Assault Charges

Rolf Harris is to be prosecuted over three more allegations of indecent assault against girls, the CPS has said. The entertainer was charged with 13 alleged sex offences on August 29, 2013. The three new charges relate to one existing complainant and...

Councils allow bailiff aggression, says Citizens Advice

Councils allow bailiff aggression, says Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice is accusing councils of letting bailiffs get away with threatening and aggressive behaviour when collecting council tax debts. The charity claims that councils can make the debts worse by adding on charges. It said there was a huge...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
Digital rights risk inconsistency, say MPs

Digital rights risk inconsistency, say MPs

A proposed new law designed to improve consumer protection for purchasers of digital music risks being inconsistent, a committee of MPs has said. The government has proposed a Consumer Bill of Rights, to update some laws that have been unchanged for...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
Rolf Harris facing three further sexual assault charges

Rolf Harris facing three further sexual assault charges

Rolf Harris is facing three further prosecutions for sexual assault including one against girl "aged seven or eight", prosecutors have said. The three counts are in addition to 13 alleged sexual offences which the entertainer was charged...

BBC, 00:13 in Art & Culture

Rodgers: World class Suarez can smash Premier League scoring record of 34 goals in a season

0 View comments Brendan Rodgers believes Luis Suarez is capable of smashing the individual record of 34 Barclays Premier League goals in a season if he maintains his current hot streak. Fresh from signing his new long-term contract, Suarez treated...

Daily Mail, 00:13 in Sport

Tobacco's ugly truth must be uncovered

Cigarettes and other forms of tobacco still cause 15,000 deaths a year in Australia. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA A family friend recently told me the story of her parents, who migrated from Greece to Australia in the 1950s. They settled in rural...

Guardian, 00:14 in Health
Man And Woman Shot Dead Outside Paris Bar

Man And Woman Shot Dead Outside Paris Bar

A man and a woman have been shot dead in a Paris bar by a gunman who then fled the scene. The two were shot at point-blank range with one bullet each, police said. They were sitting outside a bar in a residential area of the French capital's southern...


The best Christmas present ever: Boy, four, who suffers from rare muscle disease takes his first steps...

A four-year-old boy will be walking for the first time this Christmas after being given a life-changing £22,500 gift from complete strangers. The parents of Kyle Weaver had faced years of saving and fund-raising after being told their needed an...

Daily Mail, 00:17 in Health

Tiffany ordered to pay Swatch $449 million in damages, cuts outlook

Swatch, the world's largest watchmaker, and Tiffany, a New York-based jeweller, had struck an agreement in 2007 to develop watches under the Tiffany brand together. The arrangement, intended to last for 20 years and give Tiffany a much bigger place in...

Reuters, 00:25 in Business
Business in 2013: BBC's most-read stories of the year

Business in 2013: BBC's most-read stories of the year

The year 2013 was another big one for business stories, with the flotation of Royal Mail, more fines for the world's biggest banks, and plane problems all hitting the headlines. Here we take a look at which stories caught our readers' attention, with...

BBC, 00:27 in Business

Reprieved Mackay STILL facing a fight to keep his job despite dramatic U-turn from Cardiff owner Tan

52 View comments Malky Mackay remains in grave danger of the sack from Cardiff City this Christmas despite the club's owner Vincent Tan being persuaded not to pull the trigger just yet. Tan was expected to dismiss Mackay after Saturday's defeat at...

Daily Mail, 00:34 in Sport

MAD DOG ON MONDAY: Barkley can be England's next Gazza... Why Skrtel got away with one... and Cardiff's Tan...

Martin 'Mad Dog' Allen returns for his second of his new weekly column for MailOnline Sport. The former Gillingham boss does not hold back with his views on current issues in the football. In his this week's column he says Ross Barkley can be the next...

Daily Mail, 00:34 in Sport

Not a flop! Hollyoaks star Merna is a perfect 10-metre platform contender in new series of hit ITV series...

Hollyoaks' Gemma Merna has bizarrely claimed in the past that she's a supporter Liverpool and Manchester United but she'll have no time for indecision when she soon stands atop a 10m platform. The actress will star in the second series of ITV's...

Daily Mail, 00:34 in Sport

United need dream teen but Januzaj dive spoils brilliance and winger must learn fast

Wayne Rooney remains the beating heart of this Manchester United team. On Saturday at Old Trafford, Rooney was his team's most influential player as usual. As United continue to evolve under new manager David Moyes, however, it is increasingly hard...

Daily Mail, 00:34 in Sport

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