News archive from 13 December 2013, page 11

Town halls 'forced to make the poor pay' after Government decision to scrap council tax relief left them in...

Town halls across England have been left in an impossible position by the Government's decision to scrap the national council tax benefit system in April, the Local Government Association said today. The decision - which is forecast to save the...

 

Two Women Arrested Over Death Of Baby Boy

Two women aged 21 and 47 have been arrested over the death of a baby boy in Halifax, West Yorkshire. More follows...

 

CAROLYN'S MARATHON BLOG

29/08/13 Carolyn Bointon, Marathonist - Mayfield, AshbourneThis week I have mostly been Fartleking. You're sniggering like a naughty school-kid aren't you? Come on, it's such a funny word, Fartlek, but I can assure you, speaking now from experience,...

 

Wayne Rooney tops football rich list with £45m fortune

WAYNE ROONEY is the richest man in English football with a fortune of £45m, according to a study by Wealth-X. The 28-year-old England star earns £250,000 a week at OId Trafford as well as several endorsement deals including one with sportswear giants...

The Week, 09:50 in Sport
 
British Comedy awards: Johnny Vegas takes swipe at Ricky Gervais

British Comedy awards: Johnny Vegas takes swipe at Ricky Gervais

British Comedy Awards: Johnny Vegas hits out at Ricky Gervais sitcom The Office. Photograph: Ken McKay/Rex Features The low point of last night's live British Comedy awards ceremony for Monkey? It has to be the ending, when – as host Jonathan Ross,...

Guardian, 09:53 in Showbiz
 
Greenpeace Activists 'Cannot Leave Russia'

Greenpeace Activists 'Cannot Leave Russia'

Russian authorities say 30 people arrested over an oil-drilling protest cannot leave the country, according to Greenpeace. More follows...

 
Peugeot shares fall as General Motors sells its shareholding

Peugeot shares fall as General Motors sells its shareholding

Shares in PSA Peugeot Citroen have fallen more than 11% after General Motors sold the 7% stake in the French carmaker that it bought last year. However, the US carmaker insisted that its industrial partnership with Peugeot was strong. Peugeot, hit...

BBC, 09:58 in Business
 

Arrests Over 'Racial Hatred' After Spurs Game

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred over Twitter comments made following a Tottenham Hotspur match. More follows ...

 

Boss of insurance giant RSA quits as Irish 'black hole' and European storms prompt third profit warning

The boss of More Than insurer RSA has quit after the company revealed that it will need to set aside more money for its troubled Irish division. Simon Lee, whose job was on the line after two recent profits warnings, stood down with immediate effect,...

 

Work off festive dinner with walk

Families can burn off the extra calories of their Christmas dinner by joining a Derbyshire charity for a sponsored walk. Treetops Hospice is inviting people to its sponsored walk in Derby's Darley Park on December 27. it is the third time the hospice...

 
Nelson Mandela Twitter Photo Hoax Backlash

Nelson Mandela Twitter Photo Hoax Backlash

The South African government has condemned the posting on Twitter of a hoax photograph appearing to show the body of Nelson Mandela. The image, in which the anti-apartheid icon is apparently lying in his coffin, has provoked an angry backlash on...

 
Foxconn Overtime 'Excessive' Says Apple Probe

Foxconn Overtime 'Excessive' Says Apple Probe

A labour group tasked by Apple with monitoring Chinese factories which make its products says once-oppressive working conditions have improved though overtime remains excessive. The audit released by the Fair Labor Association (FLA) represents the...

 

Asian nations urge peace in sea disputes, unlikely to blame China

Beijing's growing military strength has sparked concern in Asia and tension has spiked in the last month after China announced the air defence zone including islands in the East China Sea also claimed by Japan. The air defence identification zone has...

 

Greek police investigate arson attack at former PM's seaside house

"There were remnants of a battery, a switch and a container of a flammable liquid," a police official, who declined to be named, told Reuters. "There was no one in the house when the fire broke out." There was no claim of...

 

RSA chief quits as insurer warns on profit again

Chairman Martin Scicluna will step up to an executive role until Lee's replacement is appointed, Britain's largest general insurer said on Friday. RSA said it had completed a review of RSA Insurance Ireland and would strengthen its reserves by 130...

Reuters, 10:10 in Business
 


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