News archive from 5 April 2011

Ian Tomlinson inquest hears police officer 'feared for his life'

Ian Tomlinson inquest hears police officer 'feared for his life'

The police officer who pushed Ian Tomlinson to the ground during the G20 protests two years ago told an inquest into the newspaper seller's death that he had been "in fear for my life". PC Simon Harwood was advised by the coroner, Peter...

 
Dependence on Cristiano Ronaldo can make Real Madrid predictable | Sid Lowe

Dependence on Cristiano Ronaldo can make Real Madrid predictable | Sid Lowe

With a single phrase José Mourinho revealed just how important Cristiano Ronaldo is to his Real Madrid team. "The doctors say that he is not available [to face Tottenham]," he said, "but I might go over their heads." It is a risk,...

Guardian, 22:08 in Sport
 
Grand National burden falls on classiest horses as weight range widens

Grand National burden falls on classiest horses as weight range widens

The weights for the Grand National were published nearly two months ago and there were even a few supreme optimists willing to have a bet in the race before that. It is only at the five-day stage, though, that the final shape of the race starts to...

Guardian, 22:09 in Sport
 
Sampdoria and Chievo escaped investigation after a betting surge on their goalless draw in Serie A

Sampdoria and Chievo escaped investigation after a betting surge on their goalless draw in Serie A

The Italian football federation said on Monday that a Serie A fixture between Chievo and Sampdoria was not under investigation despite suspicious betting patterns in the build-up to Sunday's game. Concerns were raised last week after large sums of...

Guardian, 22:09 in Sport
 
Poland's artists now speak to the world | Dorota Maslowska

Poland's artists now speak to the world | Dorota Maslowska

For the last 20 years the Polish people have been riding a merry-go-round of economic change – and of all the changes in habits and ways of thinking that go with it. There have been many winners: people who stepped off the roundabout refreshed and...

 
Portrait of the artist: Paul Heaton, musician

Portrait of the artist: Paul Heaton, musician

What got you started? Punk. As a kid, I'd buy punk records and try to make a similar din. Later on, I had a job as a ledger clerk in a company that made industry magazines such as Foundry Times. I started writing lyrics to get away. Who or what have...

 
TV review: University Challenge | Panarama: Finished at Fifty? | My Brother The Islamist

TV review: University Challenge | Panarama: Finished at Fifty? | My Brother The Islamist

Your starter for 10. If historical dates were times on the 24-hour clock so that 2010 was 10 past eight, how many minutes would it be from the Battle of Waterloo until the beginning of the First World War? Jeffries, Wolverhampton: Pardon? Another...

 
Bee Gees star Robin Gibb axes string of live dates after being rushed to hospital

Bee Gees star Robin Gibb axes string of live dates after being rushed to hospital

Bee Gees star Robin Gibb has cancelled a series of dates in Brazil after being taken to hospital with abdominal pains. The singer was taken ill yesterday morning and doctors have told him not to travel while they diagnose the problem. Last year he...

 
José Mourinho's warm words cannot disguise Real Madrid's hunger

José Mourinho's warm words cannot disguise Real Madrid's hunger

It has been a nine-year wait to discover just how a home defeat in the league affects José Mourinho. Judging by today's remarks, the loss to Sporting Gijón makes the manager slightly sentimental. Before the first leg of Real Madrid's Champions League...

Guardian, 22:17 in Sport
 
Wayne Routledge scores twice as QPR stroll past Sheffield United

Wayne Routledge scores twice as QPR stroll past Sheffield United

Queens Park Rangers re-established their nine-point lead at the top of the Championship, and such was the manner in which they won that they will feel the gap can be widened further. Rangers were dominant, scoring three but threatening to score many...

Guardian, 22:22 in Sport
 
Stockwell shooting: second teenager charged with attempted murder

Stockwell shooting: second teenager charged with attempted murder

A second teenager has been charged with two counts of attempted murder following the shooting of five-year-old Thusha Kamaleswaran in Stockwell, south London. Kazeem Kolawole, 18, is due to appear at Camberwell Green magistrates' court on Wednesday...

 
Football League takes 26% revenue cut under new Sky deal

Football League takes 26% revenue cut under new Sky deal

Football League clubs, many of them already under severe economic pressure, are to suffer a reduction in television income after the league signed a TV deal for £23m a season less than the previous contract. The new agreement, for the three years from...

Guardian, 22:34 in Business
 
Nemanja Vidic vows to win battle with chief tormentor Fernando Torres

Nemanja Vidic vows to win battle with chief tormentor Fernando Torres

It was at the DW Stadium in February where Nemanja Vidic confirmed the finest defenders are never off duty. The game was over and he was no longer dealing with Hugo Rodallega or Charles N'Zogbia but with journalists seeking thoughts on Manchester...

Guardian, 22:36 in Sport
 
Andrew Lansley left isolated as NHS backlash wrongfoots ministers

Andrew Lansley left isolated as NHS backlash wrongfoots ministers

Andrew Lansley cut a lonely figure in the House of Commons as he announced that the government would use a "natural break" in the health and social care bill to review his NHS reforms. Not a single voting member of the cabinet, apart from...

Guardian, 22:40 in Politics
 
Close Guantánamo and let the 9/11 suspects receive a fair trial | Andrea LeBlanc

Close Guantánamo and let the 9/11 suspects receive a fair trial | Andrea LeBlanc

On 11 September 2001, I lost my husband. He was a passenger aboard United Airlines flight 175 when it was flown into the south tower of the World Trade Centre. He was a professor of cultural geography and would have been the very person his family,...

Guardian, 22:40 in Politics
 


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