News archive from 26 January 2011, page 2

Consumers warm to shares, savings over property - ABI

Thirty-four percent of respondents selected property -- which can include purchasing their own homes or investing in a buy-to-let or commercial real estate -- the highest among the five categories, insurers' lobby group ABI said. The December response...

Reuters, 00:14 in Business
 
ALARM BELLS RING AS RECOVERY HOPES FALL

ALARM BELLS RING AS RECOVERY HOPES FALL

THE UK economy is shrinking again, according to the latest statistics, halting hopes of a much-needed recovery and possibly signalling a return to recession. Official figures yesterday showed that the UK economy shrank by a shock 0.5 per cent in...

 
NPOWER IN £20M PAYOUT HUNT

NPOWER IN £20M PAYOUT HUNT

CUSTOMERS of Npower have been urged to claim refunds totalling more than £20 million from the energy supplier. Last October it was announced that Npower would repay £70 million to people it overcharged for gas. The payments can be up to £100 a...

 
SMALL CUTS ADD UP TO BIG SAVINGS

SMALL CUTS ADD UP TO BIG SAVINGS

LIFE’S little luxuries, such as a regular caffè latte or quick drink after work, can really add up. A daily coffee and cake at just £3.50 will cost a startling £1,274 over 12 months. It is worth taking time, therefore, to see where your money is...

 
Andy Gray sacked but pressure on Sky to remove Richard Keys

Andy Gray sacked but pressure on Sky to remove Richard Keys

Sky Sports was last night under growing pressure to axe its main football anchor Richard Keys, after earlier sacking his colleague Andy Gray over a string ofsexist remarks made off air but caught on tape. After Gray was summarily dismissed when new...

Guardian, 00:19 in Sport
 
Lame Pandorama out of Hennessy and doubtful for Gold Cup

Lame Pandorama out of Hennessy and doubtful for Gold Cup

Pandorama was ruled out of Sunday week's Hennessy Gold Cup and his challenge for the Cheltenham Gold Cup is in doubt after he was found to have injured a hock in his box at Noel Meade's yard in Ireland. Connections are hoping the horse, an easy winner...

Guardian, 00:19 in Sport
 
When was the last season in which no top-flight manager lost their job? | The Knowledge

When was the last season in which no top-flight manager lost their job? | The Knowledge

"When was the last season (if indeed there ever has been one) that all the clubs in the English top division finished the season with the same manager they had at the start?" wonders Tom Shaw. More Knowledge: More of Your Football Questions...

Guardian, 00:19 in Sport
 
Ghosts of FA's past return to give David Bernstein first test

Ghosts of FA's past return to give David Bernstein first test

David Bernstein was yesterday unanimously approved as the Football Association chairman by the FA council. But despite his positive messages for the future, the ghosts of the organisation's past have not been laid to rest. Bernstein's predecessor as...

Guardian, 00:20 in Sport
 

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Dave Attwood set to leave Gloucester with Bath likely to sign lock

Dave Attwood set to leave Gloucester with Bath likely to sign lock

Dave Attwood, the England lock who is missing the Six Nations because of a nine-week ban for stamping, seems certain to be leaving Gloucester at the end of the season and is likely to join Bath. With a string of players, such as Mike Tindall, James...

Guardian, 00:20 in Sport
 
Rangers set to miss out on Kris Commons – with Celtic ready to pounce

Rangers set to miss out on Kris Commons – with Celtic ready to pounce

Rangers are set to miss out on the signing of Derby County's Kris Commons after failing to meet wage demands of £20,000 a week – and are resigned that Celtic will pounce to sign the midfielder. Rangers had been close to agreeing a £500,000 transfer...

Guardian, 00:20 in Sport
 
Kenny Dalglish says return of Steven Gerrard will add momentum

Kenny Dalglish says return of Steven Gerrard will add momentum

Kenny Dalglish believes the return of Steven Gerrard will provide added impetus when Liverpool attempt to record back-to-back league wins for the first time in over two months against Fulham tonight. There is a genuine mutual appreciation society...

Guardian, 00:21 in Sport
 

In praise of … the Olympic stadium | Editorial

We got the Olympics but not the World Cup, as the whole country is surely aware. But the might of sport's sole imperial power means the 2012 legacy could leave the opposite impression. Tottenham Hotspur are favourites to take control of the bespoke...

Guardian, 00:21 in Sport
 

BSkyB: Impossible undertakings | Editorial

The conventional way of dealing with a hot potato is to pass it on as soon as possible. The culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has chosen a more painful course in his handling of the News Corp bid to take 100% control of BSkyB: he has chosen to hold on...

Guardian, 00:21 in Politics
 

Heading south – and fast

There are two ways to read yesterday's GDP report. The first is as a glance in the rear-view mirror – a useful check on how the economy has just fared, but little more than that. But every so often along comes a release that is so extraordinary it...

Guardian, 00:21 in Politics
 


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