News archive from 5 December 2013, page 15

Borrowing figures to fall for first time since financial crisis as Chancellor gets boost from economic...

The Chancellor will say Britain is winning the battle to beat the deficit but when delivers the Autumn Statement later this morning, but will stop short of declaring outright victory. George Osborne is expected to announce the first big fall in public...

 
Sales Of New Cars Show No Signs Of Tyring

Sales Of New Cars Show No Signs Of Tyring

New car sales for this year are on course to reach around 2.25 million - the highest total since the pre-recession year of 2007. A total of 159,581 new cars were registered last month - a 7% rise on November 2012, the Society of Motor Manufacturers...

 

Three trapped in M40 crash that closed motorway

THREE people were trapped in three separate cars after a crash on the M40 last night closed the motorway for several hours. There were long tailbacks while emergency services dealt with the crash that took place just before Junction 16...

 

United effort for school's solar panel project

CHILDREN and adults have helped raise £1,200 for Ilmington CE Primary School’s solar panel appeal. A sponsored biathlon involving families from Stretton-on-Fosse turned out in force for a sponsored run and cycle ride. The recently launched appeal by...

 

Sorting out Mali isn't our job, France says

After winning adulation across its former colony for a 5-month military offensive earlier this year that scattered al Qaeda fighters, France is caught in a tug of war between the government in Bamako and Tuareg MNLA rebels in the north, who are...

 
My cancer diagnosis means the baby I'd planned will always be a ghost

My cancer diagnosis means the baby I'd planned will always be a ghost

'After I was diagnosed the idea of bearing more children whom I might leave motherless seemed reckless lunacy.' Photograph: Alamy Three weeks ago we brought home a puppy called Baxter. If things had been different we would have been bringing home a...

Guardian, 11:23 in Health
 

Legal group faults Pakistan's top judge as inconsistent

Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry - due to step down on December 12 - spearheaded a legal movement that forced out a dictator and established the independence of the judiciary for the first time in Pakistan's history. But without further reforms,...

 
Globe season to mark WW1 anniversary

Globe season to mark WW1 anniversary

Shakespeare Globe's 2014 season will mark the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth and the centenary of WW1. Entitled Arms and the Man, the season will include four new plays by Simon Armitage, Richard Bean, Howard Brenton and David Eldridge....

BBC, 11:30 in Art & Culture
 

Ronan to sing for Postman Pat

Boyzone star Ronan Keating has been added to the cast of Postman Pat: The Movie - playing the singing voice of the cheery postie. He joins actors such as Jim Broadbent, Rupert Grint and and David Tennant in the animated movie which is due to come out...

 

Twice as many childless women

One in five women in their mid-40s is childless - compared to one in 10 of their mothers' generation, new data show. Some 19% of women born in 1967 did not have children by their 45th birthday, compared with 11% of women born in 1940. The new 2012...

 
Chancellor set to cap business rates

Chancellor set to cap business rates

Chancellor George Osborne will unveil his latest spending plans in the Autumn Statement this morning - and we want to know how the announcements will affect our online readers. Leave your comments at the bottom of this story - especially if the...

 
George Osborne Delivers His Autumn Statement

George Osborne Delivers His Autumn Statement

George Osborne tells MPs "Britain's economic plan is working but the job is not done" as he opens his Autumn Statement. Mr Osborne says that: "We need a government that lives to its means within the world". The Chancellor says that...

 

Nigella Lawson: I'm Not Proud Of Drug Use

Nigella Lawson has said she is "not proud" of her past drug use after admitting she has occasionally taken cocaine and cannabis. More follows...

 

Sprinter Sacre ruled out of Tingle Creek Chase after failing late medical tests

Sprinter Sacre misses Saturday's Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown. Tests on the best chaser in training taken on Monday indicated that he may be suffering from an infection and when they were carried out again on Thursday morning they had not...

Daily Mail, 11:37 in Sport
 

TOP SPIN AT THE TEST: The good, the bad and the ugly from day one in Adelaide

Lawrence Booth with the best and the worst action from the first day of the second Test at the Adelaide Oval. SHOT OF THE DAY It wouldn't have produced six runs before the old straight boundary was brought in, but George Bailey's shimmy down the track...

Daily Mail, 11:37 in Sport
 


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