News archive from 6 March 2011

Money, power and politics collide in the battle for Mumbai's slums

Money, power and politics collide in the battle for Mumbai's slums

Ninety Feet Road runs through the middle of Dharavi, the area in the centre of Mumbai notorious for being southern Asia's largest slum. The street's name comes from its width – it is the broadest thoroughfare among the congested mass of homes,...

 
Mike Tyson's new ambitions are strictly for the birds

Mike Tyson's new ambitions are strictly for the birds

The former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has had a busy week. Immediately after the Oscar ceremony he appeared in a sketch by the comedian Jimmy Kimmel having fun with The King's Speech and George Dubya's inability to master linguistics. He...

Guardian, 22:15 in Sport
 
Strathclyde police opens investigation over Neil Lennon allegations

Strathclyde police opens investigation over Neil Lennon allegations

Strathclyde police has opened an investigation into Wednesday night's Old Firm derby after complaints made by the public against the Celtic manager, Neil Lennon, regarding alleged abuse of the Rangers striker El Hadji Diouf. The Scottish Cup replay at...

Guardian, 22:21 in Sport
 
Warrington 40-24 Leeds | Super League match report

Warrington 40-24 Leeds | Super League match report

Warrington maintained the dominance over Leeds that had turned last August's Challenge Cup final into an unexpected Wembleywalkover, on a night that will be better remembered for a stunning starting debut by Rhys Evans. The Wolves were forced to call...

Guardian, 22:21 in Sport
 
RECKLESS AND RUTHLESS: Files show how aggressive lenders peddled mortgages borrowers couldn't afford and pursued them when they failed to meet payments

RECKLESS AND RUTHLESS: Files show how aggressive lenders peddled mortgages borrowers couldn't afford and...

This couple face having their home repossessed, even though the mortgage secured against it was applied for by a fraudster. The case again highlights the role played by Capstone (now called Acenden), which oversees mortgages lent years ago by...

 
Set course for a cash Isa haven: Whether you want variable or fixed deals, it's time to get the most out of tax-free savings

Set course for a cash Isa haven: Whether you want variable or fixed deals, it's time to get the most out of...

Max had to take early retirement from his job as a sales manager for a financial services firm at 52 after a stroke. He has since raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for local charities by selling his photographs of Scarborough and became an MBE in...

 
He lost £1bn in Iceland...Now he's after Claridge's -

He lost £1bn in Iceland...Now he's after Claridge's -

This has given an opening to Tchenguiz. He and Sheik Mansour have bought some of the debts controlled by Nama, which are thought to be valued in the tens of millions. Tchenguiz says ownership of that debt gives him and his business partners a claim...

 
ASK THE EXPERTS: Land registry title will help against squatters

ASK THE EXPERTS: Land registry title will help against squatters

A.B. writes: I have been a nurse in the same hospital for 25 years, but fear I have not earned NHS pension all this time. How can I boost the pension? A.S. replies: You can get a breakdown of your contributions record from NHS pensions on 0845 421...

 

Maturing, urbane, yet unable to deny the boy racer inside you? Here's your guilty pleasure...the Citroen...

More from James Martin... JAMES MARTIN: An executive car that's in the top flight of luxury: Just don't let on it's a Nissan 23/02/11 JAMES MARTIN: The Czech-built MPV with a Korean name and an attitude that's pure don't care Yorkshire 16/02/11...

Daily Mail, 22:40 in Auto
 
Busy schedule takes its toll as Pietersen faces hernia surgery after World Cup

Busy schedule takes its toll as Pietersen faces hernia surgery after World Cup

"Kevin will be managed throughout the World Cup and we would expect him to make a full recovery following a recuperation and rehabilitation period of approximately six weeks following the operation.' In the same ECB press announcement, Pietersen...

Daily Mail, 22:42 in Sport
 
Boardwalk Empire: season one, episode seven

Boardwalk Empire: season one, episode seven

SPOILER ALERT: This blog is for those who are watching Boardwalk Empire on Sky Atlantic. Don't read on if you haven't seen the seventh episode – and if you've seen more of the series, please be aware that other readers may not have done so … Kathy...

Guardian, 22:43 in Showbiz
 
Celtic's Neil Lennon and Rangers' Ally McCoist tune up for new era

Celtic's Neil Lennon and Rangers' Ally McCoist tune up for new era

While there is an argument that the behaviour of players during Wednesday night's Old Firm derby was not as maniacal as subsequent reporting has suggested, events on the touchline carry obvious significance. The sight of Neil Lennon being physically...

Guardian, 22:44 in Sport
 
Gennaro Gattuso ends three-year drought in Milan win over Juventus

Gennaro Gattuso ends three-year drought in Milan win over Juventus

Gennaro Gattuso ended a run of more than three years without a goal to give the Serie A leaders Milan a 1-0 win over Juventus. The defensive midfielder struck midway through the second half to decide a dour game in which both sides struggled to break...

Guardian, 22:45 in Sport
 
Kenny Dalglish the believer rebuilds belligerence in Liverpool

Kenny Dalglish the believer rebuilds belligerence in Liverpool

Standing up to Sir Alex Ferguson does not top John W Henry's requirements for the next Liverpool manager but discount the applicant who does not try. A competitive rivalry forged over 40 years ago across the Glasgow divide ensures there will be no...

Guardian, 22:45 in Sport
 
CITY BATTLE TO WIGAN WIN

CITY BATTLE TO WIGAN WIN

Kolo Toure ended an awful few days by watching Manchester City beat Wigan 1-0 at Eastlands. Suspended pending the outcome of an investigation into his failed drugs test, Toure turned up to support his team-mates anyway. And he was rewarded with three...

Daily Star, 22:55 in Sport
 


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