News archive from 2 March 2011, page 17

Euro court gives insurance discrimination the heave and now women may have to cough up 25% more to cover...

Women face a 25 per cent hike in their car insurance after a sex equality ruling. The European Court of Justice have decided that using gender as a factor in setting premiums is sexual discrimination. But that means women drivers, who are a safer...

 

Tories back Libya no-fly zone.. then axe 1000s of RAF jobs including hundreds at key Scottish base

David Cameron is to axe thousands of RAF personnel just hours after he threatened to impose a no-fly zone over Libya. Military chiefs yesterday began the task of cutting 11,000 services jobs - which will include 170 trainee pilots - as the PM backed...

 

Price of petrol creeps up to £6 a gallon as motorists call for Chancellor to drop the coming tax hike

The average cost of petrol in the UK topped 130p a litre for the first time yesterday. And motoring experts called for urgent action to stop fuel prices rising further. Prices at the pumps reached an average of 130.03p for a litre of unleaded - only...

 

Brookside's Terry arrested by murder squad detectives over bouncer death

Star questioned by murder cops A STAR of the TV soap Brookside has been quizzed by murder squad detectives after a man was executed in the street. Brian Regan, who played Terry Sullivan in the Channel 4 show for 14 years, was questioned by police...

 
Firms Rapped Over Broadband Speed Ads

Firms Rapped Over Broadband Speed Ads

Customers are being misled by broadband advertisers with some claiming double the actual internet speed achievable, the industry watchdog has said. The study by Ofcom found the average internet speed in Britain was 6.2 Mbps, while advertisers were...

 
Worcestershire's Morgan launches new three-wheeler

Worcestershire's Morgan launches new three-wheeler

The Worcestershire-based Morgan Motor Company has launched a new three-wheeler sports car. It is the first vehicle of its kind designed by the company to be manufactured in Malvern since 1953. Head of Morgan Motors, Charles Morgan, said the idea was...

BBC, 08:48 in Business
 
David Tennant up for Royal Television Society award

David Tennant up for Royal Television Society award

Actors David Tennant and Jim Broadbent have been nominated for best actor at this year's Royal Television Society Programme Awards. Tennant, up for his role in Single Father, and Broadbent, recognised for Any Human Heart, will go against Johnny...

BBC, 08:53 in Art & Culture
 
England v Ireland – live! | Rob Smyth

England v Ireland – live! | Rob Smyth

Toss and team news dept: England have won the toss and, for the first time in this tournament, they will bat first. Andrew Strauss's side make one change from the side that tied with India, with Stuart Broad replacing Ajmal Shahzad. Which means James...

Guardian, 08:57 in Sport
 
X Factor's Gamu told to leave UK

X Factor's Gamu told to leave UK

Former X Factor contestant Gamu Nhengu faces being sent back to Zimbabwe following a new Home Office ruling. The 19-year-old singer was ordered to leave the UK last year after her mother Nokuthula Ngazana's visa renewal was turned down. But Ms Nhengu...

BBC, 08:58 in Art & Culture
 
'Co-operative' Christina Aguilera stares into the camera in police mugshot after arrest for public intoxication

'Co-operative' Christina Aguilera stares into the camera in police mugshot after arrest for public...

Aguilera was a passenger in the car driven by Rutler when officers said he was observed to be driving dangerously. 'They witnessed a person driving erratically,' Whitmore said. 'At 2.45am this morning a gentleman was stopped for allegedly driving...

 

China casts wide security net ahead of leadership show

Protests that have toppled authoritarian Arab governments have reinforced Chinese leaders' vigilance about defending one-party control, a priority since the Party crushed pro-democracy protests in June 1989. Those official anxieties are sure to...

 
Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy leaves with tills ringing

Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy leaves with tills ringing

Widely credited with being the foremost retailer of his generation, the former council estate boy never forgot his roots during his 32-year stint at Tesco. He leaves after quadrupling turnover and profit, having racked-up £19.6m in basic pay over...

 

Banks learnt nothing expect how to fleece us

But while they squeeze money from us at every turn, they fail to provide the type of service we have a right to expect. Banks have long peddled the myth that many customers somehow enjoy free banking. nothing could be further from the truth....

 

Prejudice at a premium

First we had the report from Lord Davies of Abersoch urging companies to bring balance to boardrooms by appointing more female directors. Now comes the ruling by the European Court of Justice that insurance companies can no longer charge men more...

 
Politics blog + PMQs live

Politics blog + PMQs live

8.44am: When it comes to foreign policy, and in particular support for military intervention, is David Cameron a Douglas Hurd or a Tony Blair? Put crudely, that's the question that the Libya crisis has forced Cameron to confront. As Patrick Wintour...

Guardian, 09:11 in Politics
 


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