News archive from 25 January 2017

Cricket star rushed to hospital with a bleeding BRAIN and fractured skull - after being hit on the head...

An Australian fast bowler had to be readmitted to hospital with bleeding on the brain after being struck on the side of the head at Sydney Sixers training on Monday. Joe Mennie was hit while bowling and had immediately been sent to hospital for a...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Sport
 

How YOU could fall for scariest email scam yet... And plan to help people like Richard, who lost £4,000, is...

The email from Richard Barber's trusted Polish builder looked no different from the others. It was sent from his usual email address and included normal pleasantries. The only difference was that Wojtek was asking for cash for a loft conversion...

 

CITY DIARY: Former Rothschild exec emerges as the dark horse in France's Presidential elections

Former investment banker Emmanuel Macron has emerged as the dark horse in France's Presidential elections, where he is rising in the polls behind front runners Francois Fillon and Marine Le Pen.  The toothy millionaire, 39, who is standing as an...

 

Mild Summer hits sales at St Tropez fake Tan Maker PX Cussons

A mild British summer forced sunseekers to cover up and hurt sales of St Tropez fake tan.  The poor trading drove PZ Cussons, which also makes Imperial Leather and Carex, to reveal a 37.8 per cent fall in profit in the year to November 30 to...

 

MARKET REPORT: Spread better IG Group falls despite pledge to protect punters losing more than their...

A clampdown on trading continues to weigh on IG Group shares. Yesterday the firm admitted it was cautious about the future despite putting in place rules to prevent customers losing more than their original stake. It comes after a damning report by...

 

British Gas hit with £9.5m fine after business customers were left with delayed or inaccurate bills

British Gas has been fined £9.5million after the energy watchdog said its billing systems had let customers down. The Centrica-owned supplier left tens of thousands of business customers with delayed or inaccurate bills after it launched a computer...

 

Britain's national debt poised to hit £1.7trillion - with interest payments approaching £40bn a year

Britain's ballooning national debt rose by £250million a day last year – leaving it just shy of £1.7trillion. Figures from the Office for National Statistics yesterday showed the UK owed a record £1,698,100,000,000 at the end of 2016 – or £26,000 per...

 

Housebuilder Crest Nicholson overcomes Brexit wobble to rake in annual sales of £1bn

Crest Nicholson raked in annual sales of £1billion as it overcame a Brexit wobble. The housebuilder said revenues rose 24 per cent to just over £1billion in the 12 months to the end of October after it sold 2,870 newly built homes – 5 per cent more...

 

ALEX BRUMMER: Italian Job hits BT bosses raising serious questions about the quality of their accounting

Gavin Patterson was dismissive when questioned just a few short months ago about a £145million write-down at the group's Italian operation. The hole was a mere bagatelle compared to BT's cash flows of over £3billion and the challenges it faces over...

 

DAILY BRIEFING: BoE official predicts more flash crashes in line with pound's sharp fall in October

FLASH FEARS Global financial markets will face more 'flash crashes' in line with sterling's sharp fall in October, according to a top Bank of England official.  Chris Salmon said the foreign exchange markets had functioned effectively when it came to...

 

Now legal vultures swoop on BT over £530m black hole: Trio of US law firms prepare to file suits to recover...

BT is facing legal action over claims it misled investors about the scale of a £530million accounting scandal in its Italian business. A trio of US law firms are preparing to file suits to recover losses suffered by BT investors after almost £8billion...

 

Miner Rio Tinto plans to sell its Australian operations to the Chinese for £2bn

Rio Tinto is selling most of its coal mining business in Australia to a Chinese group. Yancoal Australia is buying the mining giant's Coal & Allied Industries for £2billion – an initial £1.6billion then five annual payments of £80million.  Rio...

 

ASK TONY: Hastings paid out for an accident I didn't have after someone claimed I hit their car while parking!

On November  21, I parked in a multi-storey car park in Norwich. Three days later, I received a letter from my insurer, Hastings Direct, claiming I'd been in an accident. I phoned to say this was not the case. On December 9, I received a further...

 

Put the elderly first: Politicians need to start coming up with solutions to the care crisis - fast, says...

Everyone knows someone whose life has been turned upside down by the care funding crisis. Whether it's an elderly relative forced to sell their home to pay the exorbitant monthly fees or a wallet-busting 15 per cent increase in council tax bills in...

 

And the winner of our annual Wooden Spoon Award is... BT (again) But the chief exec sends this poor...

It's a Thursday evening in late January in the Alps. The great and good have descended on Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum and spent all day debating Brexit and Donald Trump's astonishing election triumph. Tonight they're letting their...

 


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