News archive from 16 February 2011, page 3

WOMEN URGED TO ACT NOW TO PROTECT THEIR PENSION PLANS

WOMEN URGED TO ACT NOW TO PROTECT THEIR PENSION PLANS

WOMEN facing delays in getting their State pension are being urged to take action now to find out where they stand. As part of the measures to cut spending the coalition Government announced that women’s State pension age, which was already due to...

 
PRE-FLIGHT TIPS TO STOP AIRLINE EXTRAS SOARING

PRE-FLIGHT TIPS TO STOP AIRLINE EXTRAS SOARING

Beat the hidden costs. By Harvey Jones Budget airlines are a great low-cost way to fly, but hidden charges can soon bring you back down to earth with a bump. Airlines such as Ryanair and easyJet advertise flights costing just a few pence, but once...

 
MONEY MATTERS: CHEQUE-CASHING JOB IS ALMOST CERTAINLY A SCAM

MONEY MATTERS: CHEQUE-CASHING JOB IS ALMOST CERTAINLY A SCAM

Q) I recently applied for a job through a website. They emailed me back saying I had been approved for the vacancy and they would be sending me a cheque for £1,800. When I received it, I was to pay the cheque into my account, then when it had...

 
DAVID BECKHAM FIGHTS ON AFTER VICE GIRL LIBEL CASE IS THROWN OUT

DAVID BECKHAM FIGHTS ON AFTER VICE GIRL LIBEL CASE IS THROWN OUT

DAVID Beckham has vowed to appeal against a decision throwing out his libel claim against an American magazine that accused him of seeing a prostitute. The former England and Manchester United football star, 35, had brought the £15million lawsuit...

 
Tonight's TV highlights: Madagascar | MasterChef | The Elephant: Life After Death | Fame In The Frame | Romancing The Stone | The Office: An American Workplace

Tonight's TV highlights: Madagascar | MasterChef | The Elephant: Life After Death | Fame In The Frame |...

Madagascar 8pm, BBC2 More fabulosity, and more footage of things eating other things, from the island that looks like it sprang from the pen of Edgar Rice Burroughs, populated by the sort of creatures that might give Ray Harryhausen pause for thought....

Guardian, 00:11 in Showbiz
 

Letters: The incredible shrinking society

Your report on council spending cuts (15 February) appeared to support the government's claim that Labour councils are slashing their budgets for political reasons. But the figures you quoted are arguably skewed by the inclusion of smaller district...

Guardian, 00:12 in Business
 
MORNING MEETING: BOB DIAMOND RESHAPES BARCLAYS

MORNING MEETING: BOB DIAMOND RESHAPES BARCLAYS

AMERICAN-born Bob Diamond, the new chief executive of Barclays, was once dubbed “the unacceptable face of banking” by Lord Mandelson. Despite being very different in style from Oxford-educated predecessor John Varley, Diamond famously insisted:...

 
BARCLAYS BRACED FOR CUTS IN PROFITS DRIVE

BARCLAYS BRACED FOR CUTS IN PROFITS DRIVE

BARCLAYS is looking to slash costs by £1billion a year as it seeks to drive higher profitability in the face of tougher regulations. New chief executive Bob Diamond is looking to sell underperforming businesses and restructure operations as he...

 
Pub of the year award goes to a London local for first time

Pub of the year award goes to a London local for first time

With its reputation for glitzy musicals and crammed weekend shopping, the bustling tourist magnet that is Covent Garden might seem an unlikely location for the latest official place of pilgrimage for beer purists. Yet in a first for London, a cosy...

 

In praise of … Araucaria | Editorial

Some yearn for departed Custos, some revere Rufus, some swear by (though, in moments of deepest puzzlement, sometimes possibly at) the inventive Paul. But plainly the best-loved of Guardian crossword setters, more than half a century since his first...

 

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ANDREW STRAUSS PLANS IN TATTERS

ANDREW STRAUSS PLANS IN TATTERS

ENGLAND’S World Cup plans are still in chaos as their injury crisis shows no sign of clearing. Andrew Strauss’ side went into their first warm-up clash in the early hours against Canada with no indication of who might be available to face Holland...

Daily Star, 00:16 in Sport
 
Secondary schools deserted by parents

Secondary schools deserted by parents

More than 50 poorly performing secondary schools in England are nearly half empty after being deserted by parents, according to a new analysis that reveals the intense competition to secure children the best state education. Official figures show...

Guardian, 00:16 in Learning
 
Spacewatch: The next mission to Mars

Spacewatch: The next mission to Mars

After rounding the Sun's far side 12 days ago, Mars stays hidden in our pre-dawn twilight until June. This time next year, though, it will be the brightest object in our midnight sky as it approaches opposition in the constellation Leo. By then, two...

 
Windfarms to bring communities average £20,000 a year

Windfarms to bring communities average £20,000 a year

Local communities in England which agree to site an onshore windfarm will receive payment backed by the government, under new plans. Renewable UK, the renewable energy trade association, will launch a "wind energy industry guarantee" that...

BBC, 00:17 in Business
 


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