Credit crisis diary: Even Keano can't get people to Ipswich
Wednesday 29 April 2009
It's a snub for the Tractor Boys – as Ipswich Town's football stars are known – from Ryanair. Sources at the airline say that when Roy Keane managed Sunderland, the airline used to put on extra flights from Ireland to the North-east so that his compatriots could follow the team. Now Keane has been appointed at Ipswich, Ryanair has apparently decided additional services can't be justified to East Anglia.
Rebuck cracks open the bubbly
As this diary predicted would happen on Monday, Gail Rebuck walked off with the Veuve Clicquot businesswoman of the year award yesterday. Perhaps she should take over from husband Philip Gould in the running of daughter Georgia's campaign for selection as a Labour candidate for the next election. Georgia was a shoo-in until becoming embroiled in a dirty tricks row.
The taxman gets it wrong again
Red faces all round at the Inland Revenue after officials were forced to withdraw a leaflet giving advice on tax credits. The leaflet attempts to explain why people sometimes received too much money from the tax-credit scheme – which the Revenue then claims back, to almost universal displeasure. Sadly, the advice flatly contradicted the Revenue's actual rules and had to be pulled after a string of complaints.
Feeling the heat in the Dubai property market
Disappointed by the plunging value of your home? Well, spare a thought for property owners in Dubai, where prices have fallen 41 per cent during the first three months of the year alone, according to Colliers International, a real estate consultancy.
An outbreak with profit potential
No spin-doctor worth his salt misses an opportunity to jump on the bandwagon of a global crisis. So Berkeley PR is keen to get client Jean Challiner some headlines out of the swine-flu crisis. "Having the tools to react quickly and effectively to these situations can really make the difference between life and death," warns the good doctor, who just so happens to work for Clinical Solutions, a company that is contracted to provide the UK's National Pandemic Flu Line Service.
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- 2 Oil tanker with $100 million cargo goes missing off Texas coast
- 3 George Galloway left with severe bruising after attack in Notting Hill by man 'shouting about the Holocaust'
- 4 Saudi Arabia executes 19 in one half of August in 'disturbing surge of beheadings'
- 5 Brother and sister, Christopher Buckner and Timothy Savoy, arrested for 'committing incest after watching 'The Notebook''
YouTube video posted by Isis militants shows 'execution of 250 Syrian soldiers'
Keira Knightley topless: Usually conservative actress does own take on #Freethenipple campaign for Interview Magazine
Oil tanker with $100 million cargo goes missing off Texas coast
George Galloway left with severe bruising after attack in Notting Hill by man 'shouting about the Holocaust'
Lady al-Qa’ida: On the trail of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, the world’s most wanted prisoner
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
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