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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.

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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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Life jail term for 'breathtaking' murder

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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.

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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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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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