News archive from 3 December 2012, page 18

City have great expectations ahead of Manchester derby after last season's 6-1 demolition

It was a scoreline which defined a season, one that blasted out a message that Manchester City meant business.The 6-1 drubbing they handed out to Manchester United 14 months ago was the victory that propelled them to the Barclays Premier League title,...

Daily Mail, 01:00 in Sport
 

Pardew believes he has Toon board backing despite being close to unwanted record

Alan Pardew has got the backing from the Newcastle United boardroom to turn things around as he bids to avoid setting an unwanted record on Monday night.If Wigan leave St James' Park with all three points then Pardew will have become the first...

Daily Mail, 01:00 in Sport
 

Splash, bang, wallop! When sport gives you a moment to savour you take it

Chris Ashton reflected briefly on the moment that came to define a quite incredible afternoon. "I had no intention of doing it,' he said. "I've no idea where it came from. I was just so happy to finally get over the line. I said it was going...

Daily Mail, 01:00 in Sport
 
Singapore Airlines in talks on Virgin Atlantic sale

Singapore Airlines in talks on Virgin Atlantic sale

Singapore Airlines said it is in talks to sell its 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic. News agencies, including Reuters and Bloomberg, reported that Delta Air Lines was the interested party according to unnamed sources. Billionaire Richard Branson holds a...

BBC, 01:14 in Business
 
Iceland banks repay Scottish councils bulk of £47m debt

Iceland banks repay Scottish councils bulk of £47m debt

Iceland's banks have repaid the lion's share of the millions of pounds owed to Scotland's council tax payers. A band of Scottish local authorities had invested almost £47 million in Icelandic banks to benefit from high interest rates on offer. But it...

Scotsman, 01:16 in Politics
 
France takes aim at UK's dominance in euro trade

France takes aim at UK's dominance in euro trade

"Most of the euro business should be done inside the euro area. It's linked to the capacity of the central bank to provide liquidity and ensure oversight of its own currency," Noyer told the Financial Times while touring Asia to promote...

Reuters, 01:18 in Business
 
China PMI survey shows growth reviving, but uneven

China PMI survey shows growth reviving, but uneven

The official manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) rose to a 7-month high of 50.6 in November from 50.2 in October, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Saturday, following on a preliminary private sector survey by HSBC that showed...

Reuters, 01:18 in Business
 

£10,000 spent every second! Christmas bargain hunters are expected to splash out £465million today -...

Christmas shoppers will spend an astonishing £10,000 a second online today.On the day dubbed "Mega Monday', they will make 115million visits to web stores - up by more than a third on last year - and spend as much as £465million. The figures will...

 

News International's Chief Exec Steps Down

News International's chief executive Tom Mockridge will leave the company at the end of the year, News Corporation has announced. More follows...

 

AA calling for fuel duty freeze

Road fuel duty taxes are still pouring into the Treasury despite high petrol prices, according to AA figures. The high tax take should be enough to persuade Chancellor George Osborne to postpone the 3p-a-litre fuel duty rise planned for January, the...

 

Brooks crowned Queen of the Jungle

Soap star Charlie Brooks has been crowned Queen of the Jungle as she won I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! beating former Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts in the first ever all-female final. The EastEnders star told presenters Ant and Dec she felt...

 

X Factor semi-final audience drops

The X Factor saw its semi-final audience plummet with 2.6 million fewer viewers than last year, while rival Strictly Come Dancing continued to be a step ahead. The ITV1 singing contest drew an average of eight million during the 90-minute show, as its...

 

Fern: Strictly showed off 'real me'

Fern Britton said her performances on Strictly Come Dancing had shown people "the real me". The presenter, who was voted off the BBC ballroom show last month after dancing a steamy salsa with Artem Chigvintsev, said she revelled in her new...

 

£25m bomb deal secures defence jobs

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced a new £25 million contract for more laser-guided bombs in a move set to secure hundreds of British jobs. The additional Paveway IV bombs will be carried by Tornado jets in Afghanistan, and are also due to be...

 

All doctors face new skills checks

Doctors are required to meet clinical standards and have kept up to date with medical advances under a wave of new skills checks. Described as "the biggest change in medical regulation for more than 150 years", the so-called revalidation...

 


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