Fears of milk and cream shortages at Christmas as farmers picket dairies in row over amount they are paid

Fears of milk and cream shortages at Christmas as farmers picket dairies in row over amount they are paid | UPDATED: 02:02 GMT, 20 December 2012 Militant farmers are threatening a shortage of milk and cream over Christmas through blockades at some of the country’s biggest dairies. The first was held last night at the Mller Wiseman Dairies in Droitwich, which is the biggest in the UK and produces two million litres of fresh milk a day for the likes of Tesco, Sainsbury’s and the Co-op. A further blockade is threatened today at an Arla dairy at Stourton, Leeds, which produces 1.75million litres a day for Asda and Morrisons.

Investment banker Thomas Ammann jailed for helping lovers make 1.5m by leaking inside information

Investment banker jailed for helping his two lovers make more than 1.5m by leaking confidential inside information Thomas Ammann persuaded two girlfriends to invest in shares in Dutch photocopy company Oce, knowing they were going to go up in price Love-rat netted close to 500,000 after agreeing to split profitsBanker jailed for two years and eight months today after pleading guilty to two counts of encouraging insider dealing and two counts of insider dealing | UPDATED: 01:15 GMT, 14 December 2012 Thomas Ammann, 39, pictured yesterday as he was jailed, handed over price sensitive details to his two girlfriends about a takeover bid The serial love-rat who tricked two of his girlfriends into carrying out illegal trades worth almost 1.8million was jailed for two years and eight months yesterday. Thomas Ammann, who wears a toupee, persuaded Christina Weckwerth and Jessica Mang to buy and sell shares in a firm he knew to be the subject of a future City takeover bid. Ammann, who worked at the London offices of Japanese bank Mizuho, was one of only seven at the bank who knew that global electronics company Canon was planning a takeover of Dutch printing firm Oce.