News archive from 7 April 2012

Petrol prices: pouring fuel on the electoral fire

Forget jerry cans. Memories of the government's mishandling of the tanker dispute may be fading, but a bigger and trickier petrol problem is already rearing its head: rising prices. The price of a litre of unleaded has surged from 120p at the start of...

 
Simon Mignolet: Some people like to show off … I'm just not into it

Simon Mignolet: Some people like to show off … I'm just not into it

Simon Mignolet likes to be understated. It is not always easy for a man of 6ft 4in with an athlete's physique to melt into the background but Sunderland's goalkeeper does his very best. Eschewing the typical "look at me" performance cars...

Guardian, 22:08 in Sport
 
Labour can take a route to national power through big-city mayors' offices

Labour can take a route to national power through big-city mayors' offices

There is a risk that Liam Byrne is destined to be remembered, if at all, as the author of the dumbest joke in British political history. In May 2010, a gloating David Laws revealed that Byrne, his immediate predecessor as chief secretary to the...

Guardian, 22:08 in Politics
 
Ajinkya Rahane leads Rajasthan Royals to IPL win over Kings XI Punjab

Ajinkya Rahane leads Rajasthan Royals to IPL win over Kings XI Punjab

Ajinkya Rahane hit 98 off 66 balls to lead Rajasthan Royals to a 31-run win over Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League. Rahane, who put on 77 for the first wicket with Rahul Dravid (28), hammered 16 fours and a six before being bowled by James...

Guardian, 22:11 in Sport
 
Women over 40 told: 'Don't take IVF success for granted'

Women over 40 told: 'Don't take IVF success for granted'

Women in their 40s expect fertility treatment to rewind their "biological clock', and are upset when they find out they can't have babies, warns a top fertility specialist. Demand for IVF from older women is rising dramatically, but they don't...

Daily Mail, 22:12 in Health
 
Sergio Garcia slip on the 18th heightens distrust of Augusta's charms

Sergio Garcia slip on the 18th heightens distrust of Augusta's charms

Sergio García's comments about the Augusta National remain scrolled in infamy. Three years ago, after finishing a respectable tied 38th, the Spaniard made his sentiments about the venue for the game's first major of every season perfectly clear. Those...

Guardian, 22:15 in Sport
 
Bradford Bulls receive comfort amid crisis as they power past Leeds

Bradford Bulls receive comfort amid crisis as they power past Leeds

Was this the last Good Friday for the Bradford Bulls, the club who were once the trailblazers of the Super League? Probably, hopefully not, but they played as though it was with a ferociously committed performance to beat the champions. They trailed...

Guardian, 22:15 in Sport
 
MCILROY IN THE HUNT AS WESTWOOD FALTERS

MCILROY IN THE HUNT AS WESTWOOD FALTERS

Lee Westwood tossed away the Masters lead with a closing double bogey at Augusta - as Rory McIlroy came right back into the thick of things. England's world number three, ahead by one after an opening 67, still held that advantage until he missed the...

 
We will raise £30k so Isabel can walk holding dad’s hand

We will raise £30k so Isabel can walk holding dad’s hand

The parents of a four-year-old girl with cerebral palsy are hoping to raise £30,000 so she can fulfil her dream of walking hand-in-hand with her dad. Isabel Wallis can take a few steps with the aid of a walking frame, but last week she brought her...

Scotsman, 22:16 in Health
 

Mali coup leader signals power move

Mali's embattled coup leader has said late that the process is now under way to make the National Assembly president the next head of state, hours after separatist Tuareg rebels declared their independence. Captain Amadou Haya Sanogo made the comments...

 

Westwood tosses away lead

Lee Westwood tossed away the Masters lead with a closing double bogey at Augusta - and Rory McIlroy was among those who found themselves at the top because of it. England's world number three, ahead by one after an opening 67, still held that...

Daily Post, 22:21 in Sport
 
BOSNIA MARKS ANNIVERSARY OF WAR

BOSNIA MARKS ANNIVERSARY OF WAR

There were tears on Sarajevo's main street as thousands of people marked the 20th anniversary of the start of the Bosnian war. Bosnians left flowers and gifts on 11,541 red chairs arranged in seemingly endless rows - the number represents the men,...

 
National Review writer ignites firestorm over 'disgusting rant' on race

National Review writer ignites firestorm over 'disgusting rant' on race

The conservative columnist and author John Derbyshire has prompted outrage after penning an article in which he urges white and Asian parents to tell their children to avoid contact with black Americans they do not know. In the piece, which Derbyshire...

 
MCILROY IN THE HUNT AS WESTWOOD FALTERS

MCILROY IN THE HUNT AS WESTWOOD FALTERS

Lee Westwood tossed away the Masters lead with a closing double bogey at Augusta - as Rory McIlroy came right back into the thick of things. England's world number three, ahead by one after an opening 67, still held that advantage until he missed the...

Daily Star, 22:23 in Sport
 
Masters 2012: Fred Couples grabs share of lead with seven birdies

Masters 2012: Fred Couples grabs share of lead with seven birdies

There is something about Fred Couples and Augusta National. A marriage made in heaven perhaps? A beautiful romance, no doubt. The 52-year-old American won here 20 years ago. He has come close a few times since and he may come close again in 2012. The...

Guardian, 22:24 in Sport
 


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