News archive from 4 April 2011

Benjamin Zephaniah dropped from pro-AV leaflets

Benjamin Zephaniah dropped from pro-AV leaflets

Voting reform campaigners have been accused by their opponents of removing Benjamin Zephaniah from literature distributed outside London. In London, the campaign Yes to Fairer Votes sent out leaflets that featured the black poet alongside five white...

Guardian, 22:01 in Politics
 
David Cameron set to announce delay to NHS reforms

David Cameron set to announce delay to NHS reforms

David Cameron is preparing to bow to insurmountable political opposition by putting the coalition's flagship NHS reform bill on hold beyond Easter, and possibly for as long as three months. The announcement of a delay, agreed at a meeting involving...

Guardian, 22:07 in Politics
 

Michael Billington on giving away the plot

Am I guilty of indecent exposure? I only ask because I am frequently accused by bloggers of revealing too much of a play's plot. I was even charged, rather weirdly I felt, with spoiling someone's enjoyment of the National theatre's Frankenstein. Given...

 
Paul Ince leaves Notts County 'by mutual consent'

Paul Ince leaves Notts County 'by mutual consent'

Notts County are looking for their third manager of the season after the League One club parted company with Paul Ince little more than five months after he took over at Meadow Lane. Ince has left by mutual consent after a run of five successive...

Guardian, 22:10 in Sport
 
Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale fit to face Real Madrid

Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale fit to face Real Madrid

Gareth Bale appears to have overcome a hamstring injury and should be fit to face Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday night, according to Harry Redknapp. Bale, 21, has been dogged by a hamstring strain that forced him to miss...

Guardian, 22:10 in Sport
 

SABMiller eyes Brazil's Schincariol - report

SABMiller, the world's number two brewer, declined to comment on the report. (Reporting by Paul Sandle; Editing by Erica Billingham)

Reuters, 22:14 in Business
 
France says locates wreckage from Atlantic crash

France says locates wreckage from Atlantic crash

"These pieces have been identified by the BEA safety investigators as parts of commercial airliner Airbus 330-203, AF flight 447," the BEA said in a statement. Further details will be announced later, it said. France last month began a...

 

Mystery bird: rough-legged hawk, Buteo lagopus

Rough-legged hawk, Buteo lagopus, also known as the rough-legged buzzard in much of the EU, photographed near Presho, South Dakota, USA. Image: Terry Sohl, 12 February 2011 [velociraptorize]. Canon 50D, 400 5.6L lens Question: What is this North...

 
Silver By Nature team have the qualifications to graduate at Aintree

Silver By Nature team have the qualifications to graduate at Aintree

There is always a good story behind a Grand National winner. The only problem should Silver By Nature win the world's most famous jumps race on Saturday will be deciding which story to tell. The psychology graduate and part-time pony breeder who...

Guardian, 22:31 in Sport
 
Vivendi to buy Vodafone's stake in French telco SFR

Vivendi to buy Vodafone's stake in French telco SFR

Vivendi said it would also pay Vodafone an extra 200 million euros, reflecting the generation of cash between January 1 and July 1, 2011. The accord gives Vivendi CEO Jean-Bernard Levy something he has long craved: full ownership of the company's...

Reuters, 22:50 in Business
 
Mother of bomb victim PC calls for unity after Omagh attack

Mother of bomb victim PC calls for unity after Omagh attack

Nuala Kerr, whose son Ronan died when a device exploded under his car, said: ‘We are striving for a neutral police force for the good of our country and I urge all Catholic members not to be deterred by this. ‘We all need to stand up and be counted...

Metro, 22:55 in Hot News
 
500,000 on benefits are ‘fit to work’

500,000 on benefits are ‘fit to work’

The claim came as the government prepared for the biggest crackdown on welfare system abuse in a generation. In the past decade, 5million people had consistently been on out-of-work benefits, said employment minister Chris Grayling. ‘Too many people...

Metro, 22:55 in Hot News
 
Jamie Oliver slams school meal rise to £2.60

Jamie Oliver slams school meal rise to £2.60

Thousands of schools are expected to raise prices by up to 17 per cent as the government removes the ring fence on a subsidy that had kept fees low. Lunch could cost as much as £2.60 in some areas, leading poorer families to opt out. Oliver yesterday...

Metro, 22:55 in Hot News
 
Man dies after being hit by wave in Blackpool

Man dies after being hit by wave in Blackpool

The victim was standing on steps near the resort's Cocker Square, close to the water's edge, when he was swept away in front of shocked onlookers. Officials said a huge rescue mission was launched with coastguard officers from Blackpool and Lytham St...

Metro, 22:55 in Hot News
 
Prince William and Kate Middleton's Royal Wedding fever going global

Prince William and Kate Middleton's Royal Wedding fever going global

One production, called William and Kate - A Royal Engagement, has sold to 32 broadcasters internationally, including in the US, Australia and Thailand. It documents the couple’s contrasted upbringing, including interviews with friends, historians,...

Metro, 22:55 in Hot News
 


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