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Workers at a Coca-Cola factory are set to go on strike after the breakdown of talks aimed at resolving a row over pay, it was warned today.

Nike to stand by Rooney

Wayne Rooney's sponsors Nike have confirmed they will stick with the Manchester United striker despite lurid allegations about his private life.

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How the mighty have fallen. A year ago, Lloyd Blankfein, the chairman and chief executive of Goldman Sachs, came out top in Vanity Fair's annual rankings of the "100 most powerful people in the information age". The good news for Mr Blankfein is that 12 months on, despite the problems the investment bank has had this year, Vanity Fair has left him on the list. Less happily, he's gone from top to bottom, ranked 100 this time around.

Life jail term for 'breathtaking' murder

A 30-year-old man was jailed for life today for nearly decapitating a young father during an episode of "breathtaking" violence outside the Ministry of Sound.

Coca-Cola sales surge by 5 per cent

Coca-Cola regained its fizz yesterday as it said second-quarter revenues were up by 5 per cent worldwide and sales in its home market had risen by a crucial 2 per cent.

Food firms to help fund anti-obesity campaigns

Firms such as Mars, Cadbury and Coca-Cola will take on a bigger role in funding campaigns aimed at tackling soaring obesity rates, it was announced today.

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Coca-Cola workers to vote on strike action

Thousands of workers at drinks giant Coca-Cola are to be balloted for industrial action in a row over employment conditions and bargaining rights, it was announced today.

29-year-old Robinson appointed as MK Dons manager

MK Dons have today made Karl Robinson the youngest manager in the Football League after naming the 29-year-old as Paul Ince's successor.

Cardiff winding-up order adjourned

Cardiff will be given more time to pay off their £1.9million debt to HM Revenue and Customs after their case to avoid a winding-up order was adjourned for the fourth time.

Barnet sack manager Hendon

Barnet have terminated the contract of manager Ian Hendon with immediate effect.

£4m West Ham bid for Dorrans rejected

West Brom have swiftly rebuffed a written offer from West Ham in the region of £4million for Scotland international Graham Dorrans, the midlands club have confirmed.

Laws set for Burnley talks

Burnley chairman Barry Kilby plans talks with manager Brian Laws after the club's relegation from the Barclays Premier League was confirmed yesterday.

Asia and Brazil help Coca-Cola profits fizz higher

Coca-Cola yesterday delivered strong first-quarter profits, up by 19 per cent to $1.61bn (£1.05bn), boosted by strong performances in Asia and Brazil.

Peterborough unveil new manager

Peterborough have confirmed the appointment of Gary Johnson as their new manager.

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