First name terms No, Mr and Mrs to you: Two-thirds of us hate it when cold callers use our first names Poll finds three in ten people fed up with strangers treating them like friends One in five objected to Facebook's 'how's it going' messages Most traditional views held in Wales, while Scottish are more relaxed By Claire Ellicott PUBLISHED: 00:37 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:23 GMT, 2 April 2013 A survey found almost two-thirds of us hate cold callers who address customers by their first name Answering the phone halfway through dinner to a cold caller trying to sell you things you’ll never want or need is bad enough. What’s worse When they use your first name to do it. Almost two-thirds of us hate cold callers who address customers by their first name and start conversations with ‘hi’, a study found.
Horror as landlord, 74, 'shoots dead two tenants' after dispute over parking cars in the driveway… just THREE MINUTES after police left the homePolice say James Pak shot three of his tenants after arguing with them on Saturday afternoonDerrick Thompson, 19, and his girlfriend Alivia Welch, 18, were killed; Thompson's mother Susan Johnson, 44, was wounded Police had been called to the home Saturday after an argument over parking turned physicalThe shooting occurred three minutes after they left the house | UPDATED: 21:08 GMT, 30 December 2012 A young couple was shot dead by their landlord after arguing with him over parking their cars in his driveway, police say
MOD's m bill for GQ, Cosmo and co: Military spends huge sums on magazines for staff at time of swingeing cuts | UPDATED: 09:28 GMT, 26 December 2012 The Ministry of Defence is spending more than 500,000 a year on magazines and newspapers – at a time of swingeing military job losses. Among the 930 titles the department subscribes to are Cosmopolitan, GQ, Glamour UK, Woman and, perhaps strangest of all, House Beautiful.
The world's most expensive gifts: From the glass pool table to the 3,400 coffee beans, what the really rich will get this Christmas | UPDATED: 23:21 GMT, 20 December 2012 While most of us will be happy with a DVD, t-shirt or perhaps a nice new watch from our loved ones this year, the uber-rich will be expecting a little bit more as they unwrap their presents while sipping Kristal Champagne in front of the Queen's Speech. 'If in doubt, sprinkle it in diamonds' appears to be the rallying call of the upmarket manufacturers and boutiques catering to the whims of the international jet set this Christmas. From a 20,000 bejewelled USB stick (perfect for the billionaire tech genius in your life), to a solid gold pen that comes with an eye-watering 60,000 price tag, MailOnline takes a peek under the wrapping paper of the one per cent.
Man who had massive cardiac arrest saved by 15st work colleague who jump-started his heart by FALLING on him Engineer Kevin, keeled over after suffering a massive heart attack Colleague Martin fell heavily on to Kevin's chest after trying to stop him sliding off his chairParamedics said this vital punch re-started Kevin's heart. He is now recovering | UPDATED: 12:29 GMT, 10 December 2012 'He ain't heavy': Martin Amrising (right) saved his friend Kevin Brockbank's life by landing heavily on his chest when trying to stop him falling off his chair A man who collapsed and 'died' at work had his life saved when his heart was literally jump-started by a friend who fell on him.
Starbucks caves in and agrees to pay up to 10m tax this year – but it may not stop the boycott caused by its 'immoral' financial dealings Deal done with HMRC after huge pressure from the public and MPsThe US-owned coffee chain has not paid corporation tax for 14 yearsIt recorded no taxable profits despite enjoying a 31 per cent market shareStarbucks maintains its British business has not been profitableBut confirms it will reveal result of talks with HMRC tomorrow The chain is in grip of boycott, backed by the Treasury chief secretaryThere are hopes that Amazon and Google will be next to pay more tax | UPDATED: 16:55 GMT, 5 December 2012 Outcry: Starbucks will pay about 10million in tax this year after it was accused of acting 'immorally' when it emerged that it has paid no corporation tax in 14 of the past 15 years After paying no tax at all for 14 of the last 15 years Starbucks has finally caved in to pressure and will now hand over 10million to the Treasury. The US-owned coffee chain, with annual sales of 400million in Britain, has been accused by MPs of acting ‘immorally’ after it emerged that it has hardly paid corporation tax since opening its first shop in the UK. But its decision, after it admitted 'it needed to do more' on tax in the UK, may not placate boycotting consumers unhappy about its financial position