News archive from 13 December 2013, page 3

Basic rate pledge for phoning firms

Customers calling helplines to complain about faulty items or incorrect orders will no longer have to pay more than the basic rate, the Government has announced. Consumer Minister Jo Swinson said the new right would end expensive premium 084 and 087...

 

Bond 'had alcohol-induced tremor'

James Bond's love of "shaken not stirred" martinis may have actually been due to drinking too much, researchers have said. The famous spy often drank more than four times the weekly recommended limit of alcohol - possibly inducing...

 

10,000 children living with cancer

Almost 10,000 children in the UK are currently living with cancer, figures suggest. Data from Macmillan Cancer Support and the National Cancer Intelligence Network shows around a fifth more boys than girls are affected by the disease. Among all those...

 

Council tax benefit change attacked

Councils in England have been left in an "impossible position" by ministers' decision to scrap the national council tax benefit system, which has saved central government £414 million but left many town halls unable to protect those least...

 

HS2 essential for UK, insist MPs

It is "essential for the UK" for the HS2 high-speed rail project to go ahead, a report by MPs said today. The risks of not going ahead with the project "significantly outweigh the risks of doing so," added the report from the House...

 

No better off under Labour - poll

Most voters believe they would be no better off financially under a Labour government, polling has found. Around a third of voters - 32% - think the opposition would leave them with less cash in their pockets while nearly the same amount - 31% - said...

 
EastEnders: Danny Dyer's clan set to rule the Queen Vic

EastEnders: Danny Dyer's clan set to rule the Queen Vic

A brand new family is set to be thrust into the very heart of long-running soap EastEnders - its beloved old pub the Queen Vic. The Carter clan are headed by Mick, the latest in a long line of landlords, played by "hard man" actor Danny...

BBC, 01:56 in Art & Culture
 
Foxconn exceeds worker overtime limit despite changes

Foxconn exceeds worker overtime limit despite changes

A labour watchdog has said that working conditions at factories of Apple supplier, Foxconn, have improved but excessive overtime remains an issue. Fair Labor Association (FLA) said some workers at Foxconn factories in China exceeded the country's...

BBC, 01:59 in Business
 
Matt Smith helps Bret Easton Ellis's murderous yuppie to make a killing

Matt Smith helps Bret Easton Ellis's murderous yuppie to make a killing

American psycho (from left): Katie Brayben, Matt Smith, Susannah Fielding, Jonathan Bailey and Gillian Kirkpatrick. Photograph: Donald Cooper/Photostage It sounds improbable: a musical thriller about a serial killer. But Sondheim did it in Sweeney...

Guardian, 02:03 in Showbiz
 

Irish prop Cian Healy in race against time to be fit for opening match of 2014 Six Nations

Cian Healy is in a race against time to be fit for the start of the 2014 Six Nations after ankle surgery in Dublin on Wednesday. Leinster coach Matt O'Connor believes he will be unavailable for up to eight weeks, while Connacht too have their problems...

Daily Mail, 02:10 in Sport
 

Butcher has a message for Celtic after Barca demolition... 'Welcome to our world!'

For Celtic fans watching their heaviest ever European defeat through the cracks of their fingers, such uncharted territory felt like the end of the world. For Hibs manager Terry Butcher, by contrast, the humbling 6-1 loss for Neil Lennon's team in the...

Daily Mail, 02:10 in Sport
 

AVB refuses to rule out Defoe return against Liverpool despite Soldado's super hat-trick

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas was pleased to see Roberto Soldado back amongst the goals but refused to rule out Jermain Defoe returning at the weekend despite the Spain forward firing a hat-trick in their Europa League victory over Anzhi...

Daily Mail, 02:10 in Sport
 

Pochettino to keep using interpreter despite excellent grasp of English as he bids to prevent media...

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino will continue to use an interpreter in press conferences in order to get his point cross succinctly - not because he cannot speak English. Ever since his surprise arrival in January, the former Argentina...

Daily Mail, 02:10 in Sport
 

Klinsmann signs four-year contract extension with USA ahead of 2014 World Cup in Brazil

Jurgen Klinsmann has signed a new four-year contract extension to coach the United States national side. The US Soccer Federation announced the move on its official website on Thursday, adding that the German would remain in charge until 2018 and also...

Daily Mail, 02:10 in Sport
 

Lawsuit accuses IBM of hiding China risks amid NSA spy scandal

IBM lobbied Congress hard to pass a law letting it share personal data of customers in China and elsewhere with the U.S. National Security Agency in a bid to protect its intellectual property rights, according to a complaint filed in the U.S. District...

 


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