News archive from 28 December 2012, page 17

Miliband: Labour offers hope to UK

Dec 28 2012 Ed Miliband has branded the coalition "a bad Government that is letting down the good people of this country", in a New Year's message promising that Labour will offer Britain hope in 2013. Mr Miliband acknowledged that there...

 

National witness scheme to launch

Dec 28 2012 The first national witness protection service is to be launched in a bid to improve the "inconsistent" approach to safeguarding vulnerable people whose lives are at risk. Victims and witnesses given protected person status will...

 
ASTON VILLA KEEPER BRAD GUZAN REFUSING TO HIDE

ASTON VILLA KEEPER BRAD GUZAN REFUSING TO HIDE

ASTON VILLA'S battered keeper Brad Guzan insists the club's Christmas holiday from hell has been no more than a “bump in the road”. The American has been Villa's man of the match in two games, despite letting in 12 goals in four days on the wrong end...

Daily Star, 02:42 in Sport
 
POUND DROPS AS ECONOMIC WORRIES GROW

POUND DROPS AS ECONOMIC WORRIES GROW

An easing of eurozone debt fears has contrasted with a string of gloomy UK data that could undermine sterling's status as a safe-haven currency. Europe's single currency rose 0.2 per cent to 82.16p, close to its April level of 82.22p. It also...

 
SEAWORLD SET FOR £62M STOCK FLOAT

SEAWORLD SET FOR £62M STOCK FLOAT

Its owner, buyout firm Blackstone Group, plans to raise about £62million initially from the New York listing but the final total could be £360million. The US-based company runs 11 US theme parks under the SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Aquatica brands....

 
BANK LENDING SLUMPS

BANK LENDING SLUMPS

Net lending by banks to non-financial businesses dropped £3.1billion in November despite the Government's new Funding for Lending scheme, according to data from the British Bankers' Association. Firms continued to cut debt as they await more certain...

 
Shocking ad shows cancerous tumour growing out of cigarette in new anti-smoking campaign

Shocking ad shows cancerous tumour growing out of cigarette in new anti-smoking campaign

This gruesome image of a tumour growing from a cigarette is part of the Government's latest attempt to get millions of Britons to stop smoking. The new Department of Health campaign launched today is in response to statistics which show more than a...

Daily Mail, 02:45 in Health
 
WEB NETS £1 IN EVERY £8 SPENT

WEB NETS £1 IN EVERY £8 SPENT

Total retail spending in the UK is forecast to rise by 1.8 per cent to £300.7billion, the fastest pace since the downturn began, according to a report by leading industry analyst Verdict Research and analytical software provider SAS. The study, called...

 
STEINWAY ABANDONS THE SEARCH FOR A BUYER

STEINWAY ABANDONS THE SEARCH FOR A BUYER

The American company has abandoned a 17-month long search for a buyer and instead intends to go it alone. Talks with other instrument makers and investment firms failed to result in a deal that its owners preferred to the plans by existing management....

 
NIGEL ADKINS READY FOR SOUTHAMPTON TO PLAY THROUGH STOKE

NIGEL ADKINS READY FOR SOUTHAMPTON TO PLAY THROUGH STOKE

NIGEL ADKINS has ordered his players to be Saints not sinners to end Stoke's 10-month unbeaten home run tomorrow – and keep his side on course for Europe! Southampton are top of the Fair Play League after collecting just 15 bookings in their opening...

Daily Star, 02:49 in Sport
 
LISTEN TO HARRY REDKNAPP SAYS QPR'S STEPHANE MBIA

LISTEN TO HARRY REDKNAPP SAYS QPR'S STEPHANE MBIA

STEPHANE MBIA has told his QPR team-mates that the only way they will get out of trouble is by following Harry Redknapp's orders. Jose Bosingwa added to rock-bottom Rangers' problems by defying manager Redknapp and refusing to sit on the bench against...

Daily Star, 02:53 in Sport
 
ALEX MCLEISH BACK

ALEX MCLEISH BACK

McLeish, out of work since being sacked by Villa last summer, had talks with Forest chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi yesterday and clinched his return to football. But Al Hasawi was inundated on his Twitter account by Forest fans saying they did not want...

 
QPR EYE BREDE HANGELAND

QPR EYE BREDE HANGELAND

Redknapp, who saw his struggling side fall back to the bottom of the Premier League after a 2-1 defeat by West Brom on Boxing Day, is desperate to shore up his leaky defence. Fulham skipper Hangeland, 31, has been a mainstay of the side since joining...

 
Shakira and Gerard Pique welcome baby boy

Shakira and Gerard Pique welcome baby boy

Colombian superstar Shakira and her football star boyfriend Gerard Pique have received a late Christmas gift after welcoming their first child. The Hips Don't Lie hitmaker gave birth to a son on Thursday and her elated partner took to his official...

 
JONAS OLSSON PRAISES WEST BROM BOSS STEVE CLARKE

JONAS OLSSON PRAISES WEST BROM BOSS STEVE CLARKE

JONAS OLSSON has hailed cool customer Steve Clarke for keeping West Brom in the Euro hunt. The Baggies have racked up successive wins to go sixth after a four-game winless streak. And defender Olsson reckons their recovery is down to the boss keeping...

Daily Star, 02:59 in Sport
 


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