News archive from 3 January 2015, page 2

RBS shares slide on reports of higher US fines

RBS shares slide on reports of higher US fines

Royal Bank of Scotland may be forced to pay much higher fines than anticipated in America to cover involvement in the mis-selling of US mortgage-backed securities - the "sub-prime" lending bubble that paved the way for the financial crash....

Scotsman, 00:19 in Business

Taylor through to semis after scare

Sixteen-time world champion Phil Taylor survived another scare in the PDC World Championships at Alexandra Palace before seeing off Vincent van der Voort to move into the semi-finals. Taylor, who had to come from behind to beat Kim Huybrechts in the...

Belper News, 00:19 in Sport

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal hopes his players have learned from embarrassing Capital One Cup exit 

They call him the Iron Tulip, and Louis van Gaal chose a floral reference to describe his first, precarious foray into the third round of the FA Cup at Yeovil. The Manchester United manager has already fallen foul of a League One club in the...

Daily Mail, 00:20 in Sport

William's Wishes looking to defend his crown at Grade One Tolworth Hurdle

The issue of small fields rears its ugly head again with Saturday's Grade One Tolworth Hurdle attracting just four runners. Thankfully, there are a couple of decent handicaps on the Sandown card for punters to attack and WILLIAM’S WISHES (Sandown,...

Daily Mail, 00:20 in Sport

Aviva Premiership: Your weekend guide to all the action as Saracens take on London Irish and Exeter face...

SARACENS v LONDON IRISH (SATURDAY: Allianz Park, 2pm) Owen Farrell switches to fly-half as Saracens make eight changes. George Kruis, Petrus du Plessis and Jackson Wray return to the hosts’ pack. Harry Allen, Ofisa Treviranus, and Eamonn Sheridan...

Daily Mail, 00:20 in Sport
Prince Andrew rejects US ‘teen sex’ claim

Prince Andrew rejects US ‘teen sex’ claim

A WOMAN has said she was forced as a teenager to have sex with Prince Andrew, in court documents relating to the

Scotsman, 00:21 in Hot News
Alan Bissett’s Souness: An exclusive extract

Alan Bissett’s Souness: An exclusive extract

It's the 1980s and a new era dawns on Scottish football. Rangers stride on to the pitch to face Hibs. What happens next isn't pretty, in the re-imagined first match of their swaggering player-manager This is my dressing-room now. Concern yourselves...


Curbs begin at key Tube station

Restrictions begin today at one of the busiest Tube stations on the network and will last for nearly all this year. London Underground Central line trains will not be stopping at Tottenham Court Road in the heart of the capital's West End, until...

Carver will name strongest Newcastle side for Leicester City FA Cup clash

Carver will name strongest Newcastle side for Leicester City FA Cup clash

JOHN Carver has insisted that he IS up for the FA Cup at Newcastle United - and WILL field his strongest side against Leicester City. Carver has been put in charge of team affairs in the wake of Alan Pardew’s departure for Crystal Palace. The club had...


Man in court over party 'murder'

A man will appear in court today charged with murder after another man was found dead at a New Year's Eve party. John Keenan was found with a serious head injury in Sidney Street, Whitechapel, east London, shortly after 1.30am yesterday. The...


Hearing loss-linked drug made safer

A safer version of a potent antibiotic for serious infections that often causes hearing loss has been developed by scientists. An estimated 20% to 60% of all patients treated with aminoglycoside antibiotics - including newborn babies - experience...


Tory vow to end six-figure pay-offs

The Conservatives are promising to end six-figure redundancy pay-offs for highly paid public sector workers if they regain power at the general election in May. The party's election manifesto will include a commitment to legislate to cap payments in...


Evans offered deal at Maltese club

Footballer Ched Evans has been offered a way back into the sport - by Maltese side Hibernians. The 26-year-old convicted rapist has failed to relaunch his career in England following his release from prison but the Maltese club, 15 points clear at the...


12% of Britons 'face financial woe'

Six million Britons are at risk of falling behind with their finances this month as expense hangovers from Christmas take their toll, research from the Money Advice Trust suggests. One in eight (12.2%) people surveyed for the charity said they are...


Fears over meals on wheels services

Meals on wheels are being provided to 63% fewer vulnerable and elderly people in England than five years ago, according to research by Labour. Records show that 296,000 people were receiving food from, or commissioned by, councils in the final year of...


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