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Shareholders shafted by bankers, Eagle Eye

Shareholders shafted by bankers

If you’d invested £100 in HSBC in 2006 you would have, roughly, a £90 return now. Barclays, on this timeframe, would have given you around £63. £100 in Lloyds would have given you a measly £25. And £100 in RBS would have given you a pathetic £12. Meanwhile, £100 invested in an FTSE all share tracker would have given you a positive return of about £105.

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 8 March 2011 at 12:49 pm

Should we really only care about ‘bobbies on the beat’?, Notebook

Should we really only care about ‘bobbies on the beat’?

A leak from the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) today provided the latest (and best) estimates of how cuts in police funding would affect the workforce. In total, 28,000 jobs will go over the next four years, with police officer numbers falling by 12,000 (eight percent) over four years and police staff numbers falling [...]

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 8 March 2011 at 12:32 pm

World of weather: Heavy rainfall in Bolivia, Notebook

World of weather: Heavy rainfall in Bolivia

Another week, another disaster brought on by the extraordinary La Niña conditions. Bolivia, which at the end of the 2010 was suffering from a serious drought, has been inundated by unusually intense rain for over a month,with widespread problems. On 22 February, the Bolivian Government declared a national emergency in five of the country’s nine [...]

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 8 March 2011 at 11:25 am

Caught & Social: Jude bags himself a Brazilian Pat-a-like, Notebook

Caught & Social: Jude bags himself a Brazilian Pat-a-like

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 8 March 2011 at 11:18 am

Today from <i>i</i>: The world in a pancake, Notebook

Today from i: The world in a pancake

Today’s graphic from i

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 8 March 2011 at 11:08 am

Digital Digest, Notebook

Digital Digest

Links to the best of the web

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 8 March 2011 at 11:04 am

Online House Hunter: Help is a click away, Property

Online House Hunter: Help is a click away

Taking that first nervous step onto the property ladder? Our Online House Hunter can point you in the right direction for web help.

By | Property | Tuesday, 8 March 2011 at 7:00 am

Is the Egyptian revolution sidelining women?, Notebook

Is the Egyptian revolution sidelining women?

On the first International Women’s Day one hundred years ago more than one million people marched in the streets across Europe to call for an end to discrimination and for women to have the same rights as men to work, vote and to shape the future of their countries.
One hundred years later, the reality is [...]

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 8 March 2011 at 6:00 am

iBet: Barcelona v Arsenal is all about attack, Sport

iBet: Barcelona v Arsenal is all about attack

Barcelona v Arsenal, Champions League, tonight 7.45pm

Lay Under 2.5 goals at 2 to one
No prizes to guessing what the most watched football game this week is going to be. Arsenal did brilliantly to establish a 2-1 first leg lead over Barcelona at The Emirates but I doubt if they can hold onto to it at [...]

By | Sport | Tuesday, 8 March 2011 at 1:00 am

Premier League review: Dirk Kuyt a “loyal servant and ambassador for the club”, Sport

Premier League review: Dirk Kuyt a “loyal servant and ambassador for the club”

Flying the flag for Liverpool on Sunday was Dirk Kuyt, that renewable energy system, who sunk Manchester United with a sequence of close-range efforts, affirming a well-deserved hat-trick as the Reds triumphed 3-1 at Anfield. “Dirk ‘Tap-in’ Kuyt: Kop Legend,” wrote one Liverpool supporter.
“[Kuyt’s] work-rate is unsurpassed,” scribed another. “He was in the right place [...]

By | Sport | Monday, 7 March 2011 at 6:09 pm

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