Torment of a married trader whom 'macho' bullies in the City falsely accused of being gay in six-year bullying campaign Barney James claimed he was victim of harassment from colleagues He says co-workers took drugs, used prostitutes and watched porn at workCase has now been settled after discussions between the parties By Rebecca Evans PUBLISHED: 22:05 GMT, 22 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:00 GMT, 23 April 2013 A city trader was the victim of a sustained campaign of homophobic bullying by ‘macho and boorish’ colleagues despite being a happily married, heterosexual father of two, a tribunal heard. For almost six years, Barney James claimed he was the victim of relentless harassment from fellow bankers, who he says took drugs, used prostitutes and watched pornography at work. Mr James, 33, alleged that he was regularly referred to by derogatory names such as ‘fat homo’ and ‘big angry gay’ at US investment bank BGC Partners LP
Britain to get second tolled motorway, but AA warns cost could put drivers off using it By Helen Lawson PUBLISHED: 08:33 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 08:33 GMT, 2 April 2013 Government plans for another tolled motorway could backfire, the AA warned today.
Arabs tighten grip on British football as Middle-Eastern consortium launches world record 1.5 billion bid to takeover Arsenal Bid dwarfs previous record of 800m for Manchester United by Glazer family Arabs already run Manchester City and David Beckham's Paris St Germain By Mail On Sunday Reporter PUBLISHED: 00:45 GMT, 3 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:48 GMT, 3 March 2013 A consortium from the Middle East has launched the biggest ever takeover bid for a football club with an offer of 1.5bn for Premier League side Arsenal.
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Children aged just three will be given kindles and iPads this Christmas as their parents upgrade leaving toymakers worried Toymakers Mattel and Hasbro said to be 'terrified' by trendAmount of time children dedicate to gadgets has rocketed | UPDATED: 14:25 GMT, 24 December 2012 iPads and Kindles are said to be more in demand than traditional children's toys such as Mattel's Barbie dolls The toys have been well and truly thrown out of the pram this year as children's Christmas lists are dominated by iPads and Kindles, analysts said. Top toymakers Mattel and Hasbro are said to be 'terrified' at the thought that children no longer plump for traditional presents such as dolls and toy cars, but rather the latest technological gadgets, including iPads and Kindles. 'Up against tech groups that make such engaging entertainment, toymakers cannot compete', said managing director of equity research at Needham & Company, an investment banking firm
Bank reforms 'won't shield taxpayer from another crisis': Embarrassment for Osborne as report warns shake-up 'falls well short' Parliamentary Commission: Plans to separate banks' risky investment arms from high street operations may not be 'adequate'Banks accused of 'culture of culpable greed' Tougher sentences may be introduced for some financial offences | UPDATED: 00:04 GMT, 21 December 2012 Sweeping reforms planned for Britain’s biggest banks will not be enough to protect taxpayers from another financial meltdown, a commission of MPs and peers will say today. In an embarrassment for Chancellor George Osborne, their report will warn that his proposed shake-up ‘falls well short of what is required’. Accusing banks of a ‘culture of culpable greed’, the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards will say plans to separate banks’ risky investment arms from their high street operations may not prove ‘adequate’
City workers sparked mass brawl at Christmas party after broker discovers fiancee was cheating on him with colleague Robert Nicolson, 27, is accused of attacking IT worker Anthony Field at last year's Brewin Dolphin Christmas partyHis colleague Graham Sunderland also appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court | UPDATED: 23:47 GMT, 11 December 2012 A mass brawl erupted at the Christmas party of a top City investment firm after a broker discovered his fiance was cheating on him with a colleague, a court was told. Robert Nicolson, 27, is accused of attacking IT worker Anthony Field after a friend pointed him out. His actions allegedly ignited a fight that tore through staff from the prestigious financial house Brewin Dolphin.
City lunch for two cost investment manager 1.7m… after bosses found out he tried to poach another worker | UPDATED: 13:00 GMT, 11 December 2012 Fahim Imam-Sadeque will not receive his bonus It was a lunch that has undoubtedly left a bitter taste in his mouth. A city high flyer lost a 1.7m bonus claim in the High Court today over what has been described as the world's most expensive lunch.
MP Nadine, a mystery over her marriage and investors with VERY awkward questions for her 'husband' | UPDATED: 00:00 GMT, 8 December 2012 Home sweet home: MP Nadine Dorries with the man she called her husband Paul at Woolstaplers Hall, Chiping Campden Back in 2010, when Nadine Dorries was a little-known Conservative politician, she made an impassioned speech in Parliament. It was about malpractice and corruption in the City. This is the crux of what she told the House of Commons that day: ‘Many people work hard all their lives and save hard.