Webb took charge of the 2010 final, becoming the first Englishman to referee a World Cup final since Jack Taylor in 1974
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Tuesday 18 January 2011
Good news for Swiss bankers: They may soon be allowed to wear red underwear, black nail polish – and even eat garlic.
Saturday 04 December 2010
The cosmetics firm Rodial obviously cares about its reputation, having sent a solicitors letter to Dr Dalia Nield, of the London Clinic, for expressing doubts about its product "Boob Job", a cream costing £125 a bottle, which they say can raise a woman's bust size by half a cup.
Friday 03 December 2010
"We go to new lands," said Sepp Blatter, concluding events in the Messe exhibition hall yesterday. In front of him the Russian contingent were celebrating, an eclectic mix of Andrei Arshavin, the pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva, the supermodel Natalia Vodianova and a gaggle of men in suits. Russia had long been seen as the front-runners, despite their bid being largely contained on paper and stunning computer-generated images of their proposed stadiums, not least because they were perceived as the first choice of the president of Fifa. And presidents, as any Russian knows, usually get what they want.
Friday 03 December 2010
Ed Miliband was embarrassed yesterday when his chief spokeswoman accused David Cameron of "pimping himself" by spending so much time on England's World Cup bid.
Thursday 25 November 2010
While England continue their desperate global glad-handing as the race to host the 2018 World Cup enters its final week, the man they must persuade to back them if they are to stand any chance has claimed that next week's Panorama programme could sway the minds of the 22 Fifa members who will determine the winners.
Tuesday 26 October 2010
Wednesday 25 August 2010
The UK operation of Zurich Insurance was fined a record £2.28m yesterday for losing the confidential personal details of 46,000 British customers. It is the highest fine levied by the Financial Services Authority on a single company for data security failings.
Tuesday 24 August 2010
Zurich Insurance has been fined a record £2.28 million for losing personal details on 46,000 policyholders, the City watchdog said today.
Tuesday 20 July 2010
The public battle over ownership of the manuscripts of Franz Kafka might prove to be the late author's most brilliant work. The squabble for control between private individuals and nation states, between courts and cultural institutions, has been going on for decades. And the beauty of it is that no one really knows what they are actually fighting over. The contents of the safety deposit boxes that hold the documents (which Kafka wanted to be burned on his death) have never been properly examined.
Monday 12 July 2010
British cities have fared poorly in a Europe-wide survey, with London having the worst food and Birmingham being the most boring big town.
Friday 02 July 2010
Chloride looks set to be sold to its US rival Emerson Electric after a competing bidder withdrew its offer for the FTSE 250-listed power supplier.
Thursday 01 July 2010
The European Commission fined 17 producers of pre-stressing steel a total of €518m (£424m) for operating a cartel for 18 years, covering most EU states. Brussels said the companies, including the world's leading steel maker ArcelorMittal, operated a price-fixing and market-sharing cartel from 1984 to 2002 in all the countries that then formed the EU, except for Britain, Ireland and Greece.
Sunday 27 June 2010
Monday 14 June 2010
Zurich Financial Services has started talks with the UK financial watchdog as it looks to centralise its European life assurance operations outside the country.
Friday 14 May 2010
David Beckham has confirmed he is hoping to take up an offer from England manager Fabio Capello to join the Italian's coaching staff at the World Cup.
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