News archive from 4 December 2012, page 9

Postal workers issue boycott threat

Postal workers could refuse to deliver post sent via anyone other than Royal Mail as part of a campaign to highlight a threat to the UK's universal service, union leaders have warned. The Communication Workers Union (CWU) raised the threat of a...


Messi hits back in defence of his Barca team-mates as he insists they'd be brilliant without him

Lionel Messi says he is not a 'tinpot dictator' and believes it is nonsense to suggest the Barcelona team rely on him. In a rare interview with Dutch magazine ELF Voetball, Messi speaks out about claims the team revolves around him. The prolific...

Daily Mail, 00:38 in Sport

Williams is latest big name to crash out of UK Championship after 'shocking' defeat

The UK Championship has now lost four of the world's top 10 inside the opening round after a 'shocking' Mark Williams became the latest big name to make an early exit.The two-time winner looked horribly out of sorts against the...

Daily Mail, 00:38 in Sport

QPR and Tottenham on alert as Everton defender Distin says he wants Premier League stay

Everton defender Sylvain Distin, who is out of contract in the summer, says he wants to remain in the Premier League. The 35-year-old, who has attracted interest from QPR and Tottenham in recent months, has been in and out of Everton's side this...

Daily Mail, 00:38 in Sport

Anzhi lead chase for City defender Toure as Russian club prepares to splash the cash

Manchester CIty defender Kolo Toure is wanted by Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala. Toure, 31, joins Manchester United's Nemanja Vidic and Spurs target Toby Alderweireld of Ajax on Anzhi's wishlist. But City boss Roberto Mancini does not appear to be in...

Daily Mail, 00:38 in Sport

CEO Guru: Leadership

Steve Tappin, who coaches chief executives, says being a successful chief executive has never been an easy task, and it's one that has become more difficult as the business world has become increasingly competitive. One question that business leaders...

BBC, 00:39 in Business


A report from investment bank Saxo raised fresh fears about the EU's multi-billion bailouts to stop Greece and others leaving the euro. Although a Greek exit was “frightening”, the alternative was the “slow death” of the European economy. “It may seem...


Police hurt in Union flag protest

Dec 4 2012 Police have been injured as loyalists rioted in Belfast city centre after a controversial vote on the Union flag. The violence spread to parts of east Belfast where loyalists who had earlier tried to smash their way into the grounds of...


Syria official 'flying to Britain'

The reported flight to the UK of Syria's foreign ministry spokesman is being investigated by UK officials. A Foreign Office spokesman said it was aware of claims. attributed to Lebanese security officials, that Jihad Makdissi had taken a flight to...


A look at this year’s Sony World Photography Awards

AS THE deadline for the Sony World Photography Awards draws ever closer, we take a look at some of this year's images. The prestigious awards programme features several competitions, which are designed to appeal to entrants of various ages and...


Pardew 'crisis' at Newcastle is history (for now) after win over 10-man Wigan

There is history, and there is history. There is the history people want to make, and the history they want to avoid. This morning in a Tyneside auctioneers the medals of the first great Newcastle United manager, Frank Watt, go under the hammer....

Daily Mail, 00:53 in Sport

McDowell is back in the winners' circle at Thousand Oaks

For Graeme McDowell, the course at Thousand Oaks near Los Angeles in California has become the venue of a thousand welcomes. Three years ago, it was the place where he resuscitated his career, finishing runner-up to move back into the world's top 50,...

Daily Mail, 00:53 in Sport

Is Neymar's reverse flick pass his most brazen piece of showboating to date?

We've become accustomed to more than a hint of flair from the brilliant Brazilian Neymar, but his latest stunt may just top the lot. While certainly not the most spectacular moment of his fledgling career, the casual nature of the star's reverse flick...

Daily Mail, 00:53 in Sport
Starbucks to pay more to UK after criticism over tax arrangements

Starbucks to pay more to UK after criticism over tax arrangements

THE coffee chain Starbucks is set to change its tax arrangements and pay more to the UK Exchequer after stinging criticisms over the way it and other multi-nationals used the rules to avoid houndreds of millions of pounds, it has been reported. UK...

Scotsman, 00:57 in Politics
'Hull could be UK's wrestling hub': New Generation to stage city's first ladder match

'Hull could be UK's wrestling hub': New Generation to stage city's first ladder match

The company, which has held a series of shows in the city, has seen its fan base grow and organisers now believe Hull could become the country's wrestling hub. Rich Dunn, promoter of NGW, said the demand for the sport has gone beyond his and the...


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