Revealed: One in four of the UK's top companies pay no tax while we give THEM millions in credits tax year, about nine per cent of the total tax take. In comparison, income taxes raised 151 billion (32 per cent of the total), while VAT raised 98 billion (21 per cent). The companies who got a credit from the taxman were Experian, RSA Insurance Group, security group G4S, telecoms firm Vodafone, aerospace and defence group Rolls-Royce and engineering company IMI.
'Falklands Islands will be ours within 20 years': Argentina claims 'fanatical' Britons will be forced to hand disputed colony back Foreign minister Hector Timerman said Britain only wants Falklands oilHas refused to meet Foreign Secretary William Hague during London visitIslanders due to hold referendum in March on whether to remain British By Ian Drury PUBLISHED: 16:31 GMT, 5 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:42 GMT, 6 February 2013 War of words: Hector Timerman compared Falkland Islanders to illegal Israeli settlers in the West Bank A senior Argentine politician has sparked outrage by claiming his country will run the Falklands within 20 years. Hector Timerman, the country’s foreign minister, also compared the islanders to illegal Israeli settlers in the West Bank. Mr Timerman escalated the war of words over sovereignty during his first visit to London
Revealed: Real cost of petrol is now as high as in wake of Suez Crisis when supplies were rationedHouse of Commons says prices now are equivalent to the fall-out of the 1957 fuel shortages triggered by stand-off with Egypt Tory MP Robert Halfon calls for crackdown on 'oil cartels'Ministers to publish a study in January into demise of petrol stations after 285 close in two years | UPDATED: 12:30 GMT, 24 December 2012 Petrol prices in 2012 are 'broadly equivalent' to those during the Suez crisis, House of Commons researchers said Petrol prices are now as high as in the wake of the Suez crisis when petrol was rationed, shocking new research suggests. In the last 100 years, the cost of filling up a car has only been higher in the wake of the First World War when the petrol pump was still a novelty on the high street
Finger nicking good: Thieves stole 220,000 litres of cooking oil from KFC stores to sell on as biodiesel Stuart Bradley and Matthew Walker masterminded nationwide scamThe pair stole cooking oil from stores and sold it on as biodieselThe duo have been jailed two years each for 'complex and elaborate' scam | UPDATED: 20:22 GMT, 18 December 2012 Two men who stole 220,000 litres of cooking oil from KFC stores and supermarkets across the UK and sold it on as biodiesel have been jailed for a combined total of four years. Scheming Stuart Bradley, 38, and Matthew Walker, 27, masterminded a nationwide scam described by one senior detective as one of the most 'complex and elaborate' crimes he had ever investigated. The duo struck at dozens of KFC branches as well as Asda, Tesco and Morrisons supermarkets and stole up to 147,000 worth of cooking oil which they siphoned into their vans.
Just a 200ft drop in the ocean! Oil rig lifeboat that's not for the faint-hearted Lifeboat safely fell from massive height without damageThe GES350 MKIII will be used on massive container ships and oil rigs It hit a top speed of 70mph during test plummet | UPDATED: 18:33 GMT, 5 December 2012 This is the amazing moment a lifeboat was launched from a staggering 201ft (61.53 metres) into the water, breaking the world record for the highest free-falling drop.