News archive from 5 April 2012

Rowers buoyant as they prepare to test the waters for London 2012

Rowers buoyant as they prepare to test the waters for London 2012

The anticipation and excitement are all but tangible in British rowing, with the Olympics less than four months away. More than a few ripples were generated on the Thames at Caversham on Wednesday by the announcement of the GB crews for the looming...

Guardian, 22:03 in Sport
 

GPs 'losing faith' in NHS reforms

Confidence among GPs that the Government's NHS reforms will improve patient care has almost halved since they were first proposed, an opinion poll has shown. Only around one in eight (12%) now expects health service users to be better off as a result...

 
NERVY BLUES EDGE PAST BENFICA

NERVY BLUES EDGE PAST BENFICA

Chelsea had controversial referee Damir Skomina and goalkeeper Petr Cech to thank as they clung on to beat 10-man Benfica 2-1 to set up a Champions League semi-final against Barcelona. Card-crazy Skomina, whose performance in Arsenal's last-16 exit...

 
CHELSEA 2 - BENFICA 1: RAUL MEIRELES MAKES IT ALL SMILES FOR CHELSEA

CHELSEA 2 - BENFICA 1: RAUL MEIRELES MAKES IT ALL SMILES FOR CHELSEA

Benfica poured men forward in search of another goal, but were cut to ribbands during a swift Chelsea counter-attack in stoppage time, which resulted in Meireles burying his shot past an exposed Artur. The result ensured that Chelsea have only lost...

 

International food evening in Billington was a success

AN annual international food evening at a Ribble Valley high school has been hailed a success. St Augustine’s RC High School, Billington, welcomed the Mayor of Hynburn, Coun Colette McCormack, and the Mayor of the Ribble Valley, Coun Simon Hore, to...

 

GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks, gold sink on less hope of Fed stimulus

* U.S. bonds jump as stocks fall, Spain's debt auction drags * ECB keeps rates on hold, Draghi's comments pressure euro By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK, April 4 (Reuters) - Global stocks dropped more than 1 percent and gold tumbled to its lowest in...

 
Boris Johnson v Ken Livingstone London mayoral debate – live

Boris Johnson v Ken Livingstone London mayoral debate – live

10.08pm: We have about 13 minutes to go before it starts, so I'll fill in with some updates since yesterday's liveblog, which was themed on transport but also absorbed the LBC hustings. The public spat that was followed by not-so private words by...

Guardian, 22:19 in Politics
 

Bring on Barca! Lampard out to settle old score in Champions League semi

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is confident Chelsea can settle an old score with Barcelona in their Champions League semi-final. The Blues secured a spot in the last four with a nervy 2-1 over 10-man Benfica in the second leg of their quarter-final...

Daily Mail, 22:19 in Sport
 

Harrington shares par three win as thunderstorm cuts short contest

Padraig Harrington became the first player to win a hat-trick of par three titles at The Masters - but just like his first victory in 2003 he had to share the honour.The competition could not be completed because of a thunderstorm, leaving Harrington...

Daily Mail, 22:19 in Sport
 
Builders offer to rebuild collapsed kitchen which fell through couple’s floor

Builders offer to rebuild collapsed kitchen which fell through couple’s floor

A PAIR of kind-hearted builders have offered to rebuild a young couple's kitchen after the floor fell through only 24 hours after they moved into their new home. Richard Cox and Phil Ely, who own Richard James Building & Maintenance company in...

 

Hand over Gaddafi son, Libyans told

The International Criminal Court has told Libyan authorities to surrender former dictator Muammar Gaddafi's son - wanted for crimes against humanity. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was arrested in November by rebel fighters in Libya's remote southern desert,...

 
Wisconsin: America's democratic struggle laid bare

Wisconsin: America's democratic struggle laid bare

While the media focused on Wisconsin's 3 April presidential primary election, Wisconsin voters tuned in to another election: the 5 June recall election facing Wisconsin's conservative Republican governor, Scott Walker – the fallout from his 2011...

 
PENTAGON READY TO RESUME 9/11 TRIAL

PENTAGON READY TO RESUME 9/11 TRIAL

The Pentagon has said it is ready to resume a trial at Guantanamo Bay for the acknowledged mastermind of the September 11 attacks and four other men. The moves comes more than two years after US President Barack Obama halted the case in an ultimately...

 

Egypt Brotherhood candidate says sharia is main goal

However, he denied he had struck a deal with the military on his candidacy, announced last Saturday, even though it may help candidates close to the old order of ousted President Hosni Mubarak by splintering the Islamist vote. "Sharia was and...

 

Freed death row Briton in plea deal

Apr 4 2012 A Scotsman released from prison four years ago after spending two decades on Ohio's death row has agreed to a plea deal over accusations that he threatened a judge who prosecuted his original case. Ken Richey agreed to enter a guilty plea...

 


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