News archive from 27 October 2013, page 5

Shapps slams BBC 'secrecy culture'

The BBC could face a cut in the licence fee or even have to compete with other broadcasters for a share of the money unless it rebuilds public trust and becomes more transparent, a senior Conservative minister has suggested. Tory chairman Grant Shapps...

 

Trio arrested after spate of burglaries

Three men have been arrested following a mini crimewave in the Duffield, Morley, Breadsall and Little Eaton areas. A 24-year-old from Mickleover, a 21-year-old from Chaddesden and a 21-year-old from Derby were questioned after a series of break-ins...

 

Passion play seeks actors

An open evening is being held to attract performers and volunteers for next year's Belper Passion play. Strutts Community Centre is hosting the event on November 19 from 7pm, where there will be auditions, readings and workshops. Organiser, George...

 

Woman sent £10 for Morrisons accident

A grandmother was floored by a supermarket display stand and was sent a £10 shopping voucher to spend in the store. Mrs Jackie Cox, 66, needed hospital care and spent days in pain from a swollen big toe on her right foot. That made it impossible to...

 

Customer credit 'shown as profit'

British Gas is using millions of pounds of credit built up by former customers to boost its own profits, it was claimed. The energy provider has taken £20m from customers with outstanding credit on their accounts and poured it into its annual accounts...

 

Ali in exile: Rarely seen photographs capture Muhammad Ali when he was banned from the ring after refusing...

He was born Cassius Clay, but we all know him by his chosen Islamic name - Muhammad Ali. While there are many pictures of the legendary boxer in the ring, very few show him in the years he was banned from the sport for refusing to serve in the Vietnam...

Daily Mail, 09:45 in Sport
 

Heavyweight Wilder makes it 30 in a row with fourth-round Firtha knockout

Heavyweight Deontay Wilder recorded his 30th successive knockout with a fourth-round stoppage of Nicolai Firtha on Saturday night. The 28-year-old American had his game opponent on the canvas three times before his power eventually proved...

Daily Mail, 09:45 in Sport
 

LIVE: INDIAN GRAND PRIX - follow all the F1 action as it happens from New Delhi as Vettel aims to clinch...

As the Formula One circus heads to India, Sebastian Vettel will be hoping to secure his fourth successive world title as the championship heads into its 16th round. The Red Bull driver can clinch the drivers' title ahead of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso...

Daily Mail, 09:45 in Sport
 

David Beckham Involved In LA Car Collision

David Beckham has been involved in a car collision in Los Angeles, Sky News has confirmed. His black Range Rover and a white Accura were damaged on Friday near the football star's home. Photos of the scene showed the white 4x4 with a damaged front...

 

ASK THE EXPERTS: Why does my Friends Life private pension never go up? How do Isas fit into mirror image...

Today's experts are Helen Kanolik of HelenK Financial Advice, based in Wimborne, Dorset; Philippa Bruce-Kerr, a partner in the Cheltenham office of law firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys; and Matt Coward of national chartered accountants Price Bailey. Mrs...

 

TONY HETHERINGTON: Shale Gas Investments

Tony Hetherington is Financial Mail on Sunday's ace investigator, fighting readers corners, revealing the truth that lies behind closed doors and winning victories for those who have been left out-of-pocket. Find out how to contact him below....

 

'I thought it was expensive but I pay less than £6 a month': The five myths about policies that protect...

For years, protection insurance has had a bad name. But most providers, through pressure from the media and consumer-friendly advisers, have begun to get their act together and some policies are now worth buying. The insurance comes in four forms -...

 
WEATHER: Sunny spells this morning warnings of strong winds and heavy showers later

WEATHER: Sunny spells this morning warnings of strong winds and heavy showers later

Tonight will see clouding over, with heavy and persistent rain spreading in from the southwest, coupled with increasingly strong winds. Winds strengthening further towards dawn, with potentially damaging gusts and heavy showers. FREE BOILERS, FREE...

 

Woman rescued by Cockermouth team

A 20-STRONG team rescued a woman lost on a Lake District peak. The 44-year-old female was coming down Red Pike just before darkness fell this afternoon when she became lost. At around 4.50pm, members of Cockermouth Mountain Rescue team were dispatched...

 

Newly appointed High Streets Minister Brandon Lewis faces first public grilling before Parliamentary...

Newly appointed High Streets Minister Brandon Lewis will face his first public grilling this week before the Parliamentary Business Committee. Brandon, who took over responsibility for resuscitating Britain's ailing town centres two weeks ago, will...

 


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