Coca-Cola workers set to strike after talks fail

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.

Business Diary: From hero to (almost) zero

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.

David Lister: 1972: The end of the age of innocence

It was the year of the Ford Cortina, Gay Pride and power cuts. But when Bloody Sunday tore through 1972, Britain changed: the Sixties were finally over

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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The young are the new poor

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Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
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Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible