News archive from 4 December 2013, page 5

Drinkers piling into five different varieties of chips help boost half-year sales for Greene King

Drinkers piling into five different varieties of chips helped boost half-year sales for Greene King. However, the owner of the Hungry Horse pub chain, which makes 41 per cent of its revenues from food, saw pre-tax profit fall to £65.6m for the 24...

 

ALEX BRUMMER: BP hounded from pillar to post in US but finds business with President Putin's Russia much...

The courts in Louisiana have not been kind to BP. In the aftermath of the 2010 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon platform in the Gulf of Mexico, and the subsequent massive oil spill, the company was humiliated before the White House and the world. It...

 

'My GP said he has never had to fill in so many forms for a travel insurance claim': Joseph needed three...

AXA customers have accused the insurer of using cruel small print and rotten service to wriggle out of paying genuine claims. Travellers have been left thousands of pounds out of pocket after the firm forced them to jump through hoops. They say Axa...

 

After five years of savings misery, an end to cheap cash for mortgages could finally force banks to pay...

An end to the low-rate misery may finally be in sight for savers. Last week the Bank of England announced that it was to shut off its supply of cheap cash for lenders to use for mortgages. On top of this, continued falls in unemployment could mean...

 

Don't get mad about RBS IT meltdown - just get even: Claim compensation . . .  then ditch...

A major computer failure meant customers of Royal Bank of Scotland, NatWest and Ulster Bank were unable to use their credit and debit cards from around 6.30 pm on Monday until 9.30pm that evening. During this time, an estimated 750,000 RBS...

 

Which company drove YOU bonkers in 2013? Time to sharpen your knives and take revenge on companies who...

It's time to sharpen your knives and take revenge on the companies who have served up second-rate customer service this year. Today, we launch the sixth annual Money Mail Wooden Spoon Awards. This is your chance to vote for the organisation you think...

 

Celtic boss Lennon's Wigan link may not be as outrageous as you would think...

Twelve months ago on Wednesday, Neil Lennon stood on the verge of a significant managerial landmark. Spartak Moscow flew into Glasgow for the final round of Champions League group games. Victory would be enough to propel Celtic and their manager into...

Daily Mail, 02:07 in Sport
 

Ciftci escapes with two-match ban for open hand on referee's throat despite SFA guilty verdict for...

Dundee United striker Nadir Ciftci has escaped with just a two-match ban - despite being found guilty by the SFA of "excessive misconduct'. Boss Jackie McNamara last night continued to protest the player's innocence, but Ciftci had feared a...

Daily Mail, 02:07 in Sport
 

McLaren chief Whitmarsh set for High Court appearance in Di Resta v Hamilton Snr case

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh will give evidence in the High Court on Wednesday in a case that pits Lewis Hamilton's father Anthony against another British driver, Paul di Resta. Hamilton Snr, who was Di Resta's manager, is suing his former...

Daily Mail, 02:07 in Sport
 

Injured Boruc is the backbone of Saints' defence... so who is replacement Gazzaniga and how will he fare?

Goalkeeper Artur Boruc has been part of one of the tightest defences in the league this season and will be a big miss to Southampton, out injured for six weeks with a fractured hand. They have conceded just 10 league goals, joint-lowest with Arsenal,...

Daily Mail, 02:07 in Sport
 
Sandy Hook Massacre: 911 Tapes To Be Released

Sandy Hook Massacre: 911 Tapes To Be Released

Parents of 20 children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting are bracing for the release of recordings of emergency service calls made in its immediate aftermath. The tapes will be released mid afternoon after the town of Newtown lost a...

 

Approval for Russia's Putin lowest since 2000 - opinion poll

A survey by the independent Levada agency found 61 percent of respondents voiced approval for Putin's performance in November, down from 64 percent in October and the previous low this year of 62 percent, recorded in January. The approval rating would...

 

Fatty acids in marine algae could 'treat skin problems'

"Scientists in Scotland believe marine algae could help fight spots," reports the Mail Online. The news comes from a study that suggests that fatty acids found in marine algae such as seaweed could be an effective additional treatment...

 
Social media users warned over court case comments

Social media users warned over court case comments

The attorney general is to publish guidance on Twitter to help prevent social media users from committing a contempt of court by commenting inappropriately on criminal cases. Dominic Grieve QC said it was designed to make sure fair trials took place....

 
Cyber self harm: Why do people troll themselves online?

Cyber self harm: Why do people troll themselves online?

Young people are anonymously bullying and trolling themselves online in what some are calling cyber self-harm. Why? Internet trolling is on the increase, according to recent reports. When people are bombarded with abuse and threats on social...

 


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