News archive from 3 March 2014, page 4

Newcastle's Alan Pardew awaits his fate after entering 'unchartered territory'

Newcastle's Alan Pardew awaits his fate after entering 'unchartered territory'

An FA source yesterday admitted Pardew's offence was “uncharted territory” for the game's governing body, but for an offence as serious as this they will consider a lengthy suspension. Pardew has so far survived demands by Tyneside hero Alan Shearer...

 
Ronnie O'Sullivan wraps up another title

Ronnie O'Sullivan wraps up another title

The magical moment brought the house down at the Newport Centre and took the Rocket clear of seven-time world champion Stephen Hendry - who made 11. World No3 Ding, 26, was bidding for record-equalling fifth ranking title in a single season - but was...

 
Gers fans want answers

Gers fans want answers

The Union of Fans - a group representing six supporter bodies - released a statement demanding answers about what happened to the Yorkshire businessman's 7.68 per cent stakein the club after ending his second stint with the Gers as a paid consultant...

 
I'll be back, vows Ricky

I'll be back, vows Ricky

The Coatbridge ace suffered his third career defeat after being outclassed by the unbeaten American in front of a sell-out crowd of 10,000. But Burns is refusing to even contemplate throwing in the towel after 26-year-old Crawford took the WBO title...

 
EXCLUSIVE: Paton makes international bow

EXCLUSIVE: Paton makes international bow

The Dundee United midfielder capped an impressive first season in the Premiership when he was called up by Michael O'Neill for his side's friendly in Cyprus this week. Paton is eligible as his estranged father was born in Larne and, although his...

 
Annie Power's after Big Buck's at World Hurdle

Annie Power's after Big Buck's at World Hurdle

The six-year-old, successful in her 10 races, also holds entries in the Champion Hurdle and the OLBG Mares' Hurdle, and her target at Festival has been the subject of endless speculation for many weeks. But speaking after racing at Leopardstown...

 
Aston Villa 4 - Norwich 1: Christian Benteke brace silences Canaries

Aston Villa 4 - Norwich 1: Christian Benteke brace silences Canaries

Aston Villa were timid, worried, wasteful, a goal down and booed by an anxious crowd until Benteke changed everything. He took a Ron Vlaar hoofed pass on his chest and with Norwich centre-half Joseph Yobo at his back, near the penalty spot, held him...

 
Tottenham 1 - Cardiff 0: Roberto Soldado hits rare strike to save Spurs

Tottenham 1 - Cardiff 0: Roberto Soldado hits rare strike to save Spurs

Soldado's first goal of the year not only consolidated Tottenham's fifth place in the Premier League, but it typified a tireless, intelligent display from the Spanish striker. It was only Soldado's sixth goal since his £26million move to England last...

 
Swansea 1 - Crystal Palace 1: Garry Monk loses smile after late Eagles showing

Swansea 1 - Crystal Palace 1: Garry Monk loses smile after late Eagles showing

Swansea had led through Jonathan de Guzman's well-worked goal and looked set to claim a vital three points, but referee Mike Dean pointed to the spot with nine minutes to go when a defensive mix-up saw Chico Flores foul Murray, even though the...

 
Rebalancing is on track as ‘makers’ come home to UK

Rebalancing is on track as ‘makers’ come home to UK

One in six firms have “re-shored” production to the UK in the past three years from China and Eastern Europe compared with one in seven in 2009, according to today's survey findings by manufacturing organisation EEF and law firm Squire Saunders. A...

 
Company behind Misomer Murders eyes £600million tv switch

Company behind Misomer Murders eyes £600million tv switch

Buyout firm Permira, which took control of All3Media in 2006 in a deal valuing the business at £320million, is understood to be in talks with Fremantle Media, maker of The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent. Permira tried to sell the business three...

 
Maplin charged up for £4million sale deal

Maplin charged up for £4million sale deal

Private equity owner Montagu, which paid £244million for the business nearly a decade ago, is believed to have appointed PwC to lead the sales process after receiving a series of approaches from trade buyers. A sale of Maplin, which has grown from a...

 
Jaguar Land Rover invests £100million in Saudi Arabia

Jaguar Land Rover invests £100million in Saudi Arabia

The luxury car maker, whose fortunes have been transformed under the ownership of India's Tata Group over the past six years, is closing in on a deal with the Saudi government to build an assembly factory which will eventually make 100,000 of its...

 
Almost half of overseas-owned UK small firms are underperforming

Almost half of overseas-owned UK small firms are underperforming

It added: “Where overseas owners lack the resources to give their full attention it is in the interest of the UK economy for these unloved orphans to find a new home.”

 
Oligarchs' bookshop listed for £16million on AIM

Oligarchs' bookshop listed for £16million on AIM

Scholium Group is set to raise £10million when it lists later this month, valued at £16-£20million. Its adviser is WH Ireland. Its main business is Shapero Rare Books, which specialises in travel, natural history and Russian books, selling to public...

 


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