News archive from 7 April 2011

Come whine with me: Waiter sacked after serving ITV director 'too expensive' Rioja at awards ceremony

Come whine with me: Waiter sacked after serving ITV director 'too expensive' Rioja at awards ceremony

A TV boss cost a wine waiter his job after complaining that the wine he was served at an awards ceremony was too expensive. Waiter Mustafa Kantar has not worked since Tim Miller, the man behind reality TV show Come Dine With Me, complained about his...


NHS 'listening exercise' thrown into doubt

Nick Clegg, David Cameron and Andrew Lansley with staff during their visit to Frimley Park Hospital in Frimley, Surrey Photograph: POOL/REUTERS A two-month "listening exercise" in which medical professionals will be asked to contribute to a...

Guardian, 22:00 in Politics

The IMF's welcome rethink on capital controls | Kevin Gallagher and José Antonio Ocampo

Under managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the IMF has shifted away from supporting unregulated international flow of capital, which has been damaging for developing countries. Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty images In contrast to most western...


Ignoring its imperial history licences the west to repeat it | Seumas Milne

The reporters who heard David Cameron tell Pakistani students this week that Britain was responsible for "many of the world's problems ... in the first place" seemed to think he was joking. But it's a measure of how far Britain is from...


Libya rebels 'pressured into Lockerbie apology'

Mustafa Abdul Jalil, chairman of the rebels’ council, has signed an apology for the role of Muammar Gaddafi's regime in the Lockerbie bombing. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP Libya's rebel administration has said that it signed an apology for the Gaddafi...


Glenn Beck 'to transition off' Fox News

Glenn Beck's show has been broadcast each weekly on Fox News since December 2009. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images Sagging ratings, a string of damaging remarks and an exodus of advertisers have combined to end Glenn Beck's controversial tenure on...


Barcelona 5-1 Shakhtar Donetsk | Champions League quarter-final

Andres Iniésta opens the scoring for Barcelona against Shakhtar Donetsk. Photograph: Manu Fernandez/AP Anything Real Madrid can do Barcelona can do better. Pep Guardiola, the coach of the Spanish champions, spent the days leading up to the game...

Guardian, 22:10 in Sport
Katie Price cuts Argentina trip short in mysterious 'rush' back to London

Katie Price cuts Argentina trip short in mysterious 'rush' back to London

Katie arrived in the South American country on Monday and was due to spend a week with Leandro exploring the Buenos Aires region of Argentina and meeting his family. But today 25-year-old Leandro has set tongues wagging after mysteriously revealing...

Metro, 22:11 in Showbiz

Libyan rebels should receive training funded by Arab countries, says Britain

Britain is calling for Arab countries to give the Libyan rebels military training. Photograph: Vassil Donev/EPA Britain is to urge Arab countries to train the disorganised Libyan rebels, and so strengthen their position on the battlefield before...

Aaron Lennon: Don't make me Spurs scapegoat for Real Madrid defeat

Aaron Lennon: Don't make me Spurs scapegoat for Real Madrid defeat

Lennon was named in Spurs' boss Harry Redknapp's starting line-up for the Champions League tie, but he had to drop out of the match before kick-off because he was feeling unwell. Redknapp said: 'We lost Aaron Lennon a minute before kick-off, he didn't...

Metro, 22:14 in Sport

The Crimson Petal and the White: episode one

The Crimson Petal and the White: Sugar sweetens the action. Photograph: BBC/Origin Pictures/Origin Pictures London, 1874. "You do not know your way around," whispered expressionless strumpet Sugar (Romola Garai), hunched, naked and blotchy,...

Guardian, 22:15 in Showbiz

Jesca Hoop: 'I used to live under a tree'

Raccoon turned slug hater . . . Jesca Hoop. Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian Jesca Hoop is a troubled woman. The woes that waylay the Californian singer-songwriter range from major – the recent death of both parents – to minor: a war against...


Masters 2011: Rory McIlroy stays cool with his gang to fight tension

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits a tee shot during a practice round at Augusta National. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images It is endearing when a 21-year-old multimillionaire can forget fame and fortune in order to act his age. Rory McIlroy's...

Guardian, 22:24 in Sport

Masters 2011: Time for golf to swap Phil Mickelson for Rory McIlroy | Lawrence Donegan

Rory McIlroy may not be the favourite for the Masters but a win for the Irishman is what golf needs. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images One of the 61 magnolia trees lining the driveway into Augusta National was blown over in a storm that swept through...

Guardian, 22:24 in Sport

Chelsea 0-1 Manchester United: Five things we learned

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney overcame his recent problems to celebrate scoring against Chelsea. Photograph: Gerry Penny/EPA 1 Wayne Rooney relishes playing the pantomime villainWayne Rooney came into this match with an impending Football...

Guardian, 22:25 in Sport

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