News archive from 7 February 2011

Make way for the new in the book world | Peter Preston

My problem on Save Our Libraries Day was deciding which local library to try to save. The one 500 yards down one side of the hill, or the one 500 yards the other way? The one 15 minutes gentle saunter south, or the award-winning, architect special 15...

Guardian, 22:04 in Business
 
England fly home battered and bruised as Australia tour ends in defeat

England fly home battered and bruised as Australia tour ends in defeat

The empty seats that will surround the England cricketers when they fly out of Perth tomorrow night will speak far more eloquently about their chances of winning the World Cup than all the brave words from the coach and the captain, Andy Flower and...

Guardian, 22:04 in Sport
 
Chelsea big hitters stifled by Kenny Dalglish's defensive masterplan | David Pleat

Chelsea big hitters stifled by Kenny Dalglish's defensive masterplan | David Pleat

This game was a poor advert for the highest paid performers in the Premier League but Liverpool will not mind. Often a new system, positional changes or tactical tweaking can make a major difference to a non-performing group and, with his three...

Guardian, 22:04 in Sport
 
Six Nations 2011: Self-belief takes root in Martin Johnson's England

Six Nations 2011: Self-belief takes root in Martin Johnson's England

Complete the following sequence. In 2005 Wales beat England in the opening round of Six Nations games and went on to win a grand slam. In 2008 the same thing happened. And in 2011? Should England build something substantial on the promising...

Guardian, 22:07 in Sport
 
Eight withdrawals force Pearce to ring the changes for Under-21 squad

Eight withdrawals force Pearce to ring the changes for Under-21 squad

The England Under-21 manager, Stuart Pearce, has had to make a string of changes to his squad for the friendly with Italy on Tuesday following eight withdrawals. The Aston Villa loanee Kyle Walker pulled out to join the senior squad for their game...

Guardian, 22:07 in Sport
 
Association of British Insurers acts to curb unlimited boardroom bonuses

Association of British Insurers acts to curb unlimited boardroom bonuses

Leading investors have put the UK's 350 biggest companies on notice that they will not tolerate new pay deals that provide potentially unlimited bonuses to senior executives. Institutional shareholders have become increasingly aware that bonus deals...

Guardian, 22:09 in Business
 
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is a force the world can no longer afford to ignore

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is a force the world can no longer afford to ignore

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, which held landmark talks today with vice-president Omar Suleiman, is used to controversy over its ideology and tactics but has never before received such intense scrutiny at home and abroad. The veteran Islamist movement...

 
Being Human: Series three, episode three

Being Human: Series three, episode three

SPOILER ALERT: This weekly blog is for those who are watching Being Human on BBC3. Don't read on if you haven't seen episode three Dan Martin's series three, episode two blog BEING HUMAN Series 3, Episode 3The One Where … Zombies emerge in the Being...

Guardian, 22:23 in Showbiz
 
Cristiano Ronaldo leads Real Madrid to 4-1 win over Real Sociedad

Cristiano Ronaldo leads Real Madrid to 4-1 win over Real Sociedad

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a double, and Emmanuel Adebayor a late goal, to lead Real Madrid to a 4-1 win over Real Sociedad tonight as the Spanish giants stayed seven points behind the La Liga leaders Barcelona. José Mourinho's team had to win after...

Guardian, 22:31 in Sport
 
Fernando Torres fails to shine as Raul Meireles secures Liverpool win

Fernando Torres fails to shine as Raul Meireles secures Liverpool win

Torres had claimed in the build-up to the match that he felt it was his ‘destiny’ to score against his former side following his record-breaking £50million from Anfield. However, the 26-year-old looked far from his best during his first game in a...

Metro, 22:42 in Sport
 
Fastest! Tallest! Marxist! The visual art of Phil Collins

Fastest! Tallest! Marxist! The visual art of Phil Collins

Halfway through Phil Collins's new film, a statue of Karl Marx is winched out of a Berlin square. It recalls Fellini's La Dolce Vita, in which a statue of Jesus is airlifted over the roofs of Rome before the shenanigans begin. Both sequences invite...

 
Karzai to announce Afghan handover start March 21

Karzai to announce Afghan handover start March 21

NATO agreed with President Hamid Karzai at a summit in November to begin the handover to Afghan forces this year with the aim of completing the transition by the end of 2014. The Western military alliance has said it hopes to launch the process, which...

 
Amir Khan will defend WBA title against Paul McCloskey in April

Amir Khan will defend WBA title against Paul McCloskey in April

Amir Khan will defend his WBA light-welterweight title against the European champion, Paul McCloskey, on 16 April. The Bolton fighter will face the Northern Irishman at the MEN Arena in Manchester in his first fight on home soil since 2009. Khan, 24,...

Guardian, 22:49 in Sport
 
Another View on Tiger Country

Another View on Tiger Country

I'd hate for patients to think all NHS doctors are this cynical and uncaring. Tiger Country is set in the A&E department of a busy London hospital, just like the one I work in; the central character, Emily, is a junior doctor like me. At the...

 


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