News archive from 8 December 2013, page 18

The 'turning point operatives' who turn around lives blighted by alcohol

The 'turning point operatives' who turn around lives blighted by alcohol

Geoff Anderson (left), who is senior recovery navigator in the Alcohol Liaison Team at Sunderland Royal hospital and Paul Bonallie (right), a peer mentor. Photograph: Craig Connor/North News & Pictures Ltd Geoff Anderson in Sunderland is a senior...

Guardian, 22:35 in Health
Middle-aged drink and drug abusers put strain on NHS

Middle-aged drink and drug abusers put strain on NHS

Alcopops and cheap spirits have transformed our drinking culture, and vodka has become the youth drug. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian More than half a million people have been hospitalised in the past three years because of drink or drugs,...

Guardian, 22:35 in Health
Metro Manila wins best British indie film award

Metro Manila wins best British indie film award

Metro Manila , a crime caper set in the Philippines, has been named best film at the British Independent Film Awards in London. Sean Ellis was also named best director for the film, which has been selected as the British entry for best foreign...

BBC, 22:50 in Art & Culture
Barack Obama, Oprah and Bono to visit South Africa to pay tribute to Mandela

Barack Obama, Oprah and Bono to visit South Africa to pay tribute to Mandela

A smaller number of guests will attend the funeral on Sunday in Qunu, Eastern Cape province. Photograph: Media24/Gallo Images/Getty Images Dozens of heads of state, retired politicians and other assorted luminaries are expected to arrive in South...

Guardian, 23:08 in Showbiz

RBS faces quiz over collapsed fashion chain Peacocks

Former directors and investors in collapsed fashion chain Peacocks are considering a complaint about Royal Bank of Scotland to the Serious Fraud Office, according to reports. When Peacocks went into administration in early 2012, RBS played a key role...


BP given another boost as US court rejects fraud action

BP was given another boost at the weekend in its fightback against crippling claims against the multinational in the US courts over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010, when a federal judge refused to allow a class action by investors alleging fraud...


Troubled Co-op Bank looks to shed £1.7bn in business loans as part of rescue plans

Troubled Co-operative Bank is hiving off a £1.7billion portfolio of business loans as part of its rescue plans. The self-styled ethical bank, which wants to concentrate on serving individuals and small firms, is trying to dispose of loans to...


Ambitious EADS targets higher profits as it rebrands as Airbus

European aerospace and defence firm EADS will today unveil long-awaited details of a planned restructuring of its defence, space and cyber-security divisions. The group, which employs more than 17,500 in Britain, is rebranding as Airbus, signifying...


LISA BUCKINGHAM: It is imperative to nurture Britain's female talent

Any chief executive careless enough to let thieves routinely ransack their company's assets would, quite rightly, be eviscerated by shareholders. Yet bosses across British business take just such a cavalier attitude - apparently with their investors'...


You've got to be kidding! Moyes will not be given time at Man United... he needs a miracle to win the...

Former Manchester United boss Ron Atkinson claims that David Moyes is kidding himself if he thinks he has the luxury of a "transitional period' at Old Trafford. United have slumped to ninth in the Premier League with Moyes insisting it will take...

Daily Mail, 23:51 in Sport

Gerrard out for six weeks after Liverpool captain picks up hamstring injury

Liverpool fear Steven Gerrard could be out for up to six weeks with a hamstring injury. The Liverpool and England captain pulled up sharply after he attempted a shot at goal during Liverpool's 4-1 win against West Ham and immediately indicated that he...

Daily Mail, 23:51 in Sport

Six men held in match fixing scandal which has hit Championship... while Sodje admits he 'got himself sent...

Six men have been arrested in a match-fixing scandal that suggests overseas betting syndicates are operating illegally in English football's highest echelons. The National Crime Agency (NCA) confirmed it was investigating spot-fixing involving...

Daily Mail, 23:51 in Sport

ASHES LIVE: Australia v England - follow day four of the second Test from Adelaide as it happens

ASHES ESSENTIALSAUSTRALIA: Rogers, Warner, Watson, Clarke (capt), Bailey, Smith, Haddin (wkt), Johnson, Siddle, Harris, Lyon. ENGLAND: Cook (capt), Carberry, Root, Pietersen, Bell, Stokes, Prior (wkt), Broad, Swann, Anderson, Panesar Umpires: Marais...

Daily Mail, 23:51 in Sport

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