News archive from 8 January 2011

Welsh Holiday Coach Company Collapses

Welsh Holiday Coach Company Collapses

The biggest holiday coach company in Wales, used by tens of thousands of people a year, has gone into administration. Diamond Holidays, based in Swansea, runs day trips and theatre breaks carrying up to 80,000 people to destinations around the UK and...

 
Sven-Goran Eriksson and Roberto Mancini meet as equals at last

Sven-Goran Eriksson and Roberto Mancini meet as equals at last

"Let me tell you a story about Roberto Mancini," said Sven-Goran Eriksson, sitting in his office at Leicester City's training ground today and reminiscing about their days together in Serie A, at Sampdoria and Lazio, where Mancini was his...

Guardian, 22:10 in Sport
 
Freddie Ljungberg to make Celtic debut in Scottish Cup at Berwick

Freddie Ljungberg to make Celtic debut in Scottish Cup at Berwick

Neil Lennon will give Freddie Ljungberg his Celtic debut in the inauspicious surroundings of Shielfield Park. The former Arsenal player will play in Sunday's Scottish Cup tie against Berwick Rangers of the Third Division. "Freddie probably has...

Guardian, 22:11 in Sport
 
Kenny Miller rejects move from Rangers to Birmingham City

Kenny Miller rejects move from Rangers to Birmingham City

Kenny Miller has rejected an opportunity to join Birmingham City after Rangers accepted a £650,000 offer for their Scotland international striker. Miller, whose contract at Ibrox expires in the summer, had been targeted by Alex McLeish as Birmingham...

Guardian, 22:11 in Sport
 

Shipping forecast: The poetry of North Utsire | Elisabeth Mahoney

As Thursday slipped into Friday, I ended the day as I so often have over the years: on the approach to 1am, put a book down, lights off, prepare to snooze and listen to the FM shipping forecast on Radio 4. Over on LW, the same forecast had just...

Guardian, 22:15 in Showbiz
 
So was it worth the trouble (and the £30,000) Gordon? Ramsay doesn't look too different after hair transplant

So was it worth the trouble (and the £30,000) Gordon? Ramsay doesn't look too different after hair transplant

Ramsay spent 12 hours at the Alvi Armani centre in Beverly Hills at the end of last year, having follicles removed from lush patches of his scalp and reinserted where his hairline is thinning. Performed under local anaesthetic, the "follicular...

 

U.S. jobs report can't lift stocks; euro suffers

Worries about sovereign debt in the euro zone also weighed on the single currency and European equity markets ahead of debt auctions next week. Oil prices fell, closing the first week of the new year with the biggest weekly percentage loss in nearly...

Reuters, 22:23 in Business
 
Newcastle Falcons 19-19 Sale Sharks | Premiership match report

Newcastle Falcons 19-19 Sale Sharks | Premiership match report

Tim Swinson scored a try three minutes from time as Newcastle scrambled to a draw with Sale at Kingston Park. Sale were in control of the Aviva Premiership match when they led 19-9 halfway through the second half, but Jimmy Gopperth's fourth penalty...

Guardian, 22:24 in Sport
 
Universities must cut private schools intake, says Simon Hughes

Universities must cut private schools intake, says Simon Hughes

Universities should drastically limit their intake of privately educated pupils if they want to charge undergraduates up to £9,000 a year, says the government's adviser on access to higher education. Simon Hughes, also the Liberal Democrat deputy...

Guardian, 22:24 in Politics
 
Simon Hughes: 'We're not trying to escape'

Simon Hughes: 'We're not trying to escape'

It is not a comfortable time to be Liberal Democrat. A poll this week found that only 11% of voters would choose the third party if they had to vote tomorrow, a distinct drop since the heady days, eight months ago, when that number was often in the...

Guardian, 22:25 in Politics
 

Stockholm bomber was trained in Iraq, says official

He had entered Iraq from Turkey, he added, according to al Arabiya's website. He said confessions by al Qaeda members detained in Iraq had also revealed that "an Egyptian national entered Iraq at the same time and received similar training to...

 
Sir Alex Ferguson is taking nothing for granted against Liverpool

Sir Alex Ferguson is taking nothing for granted against Liverpool

Sir Alex Ferguson believes Manchester United "can take nothing for granted" as they prepare to face Liverpool in the FA Cup on Sunday, with their old rivals languishing four points above the Premier League's relegation zone and embroiled in...

Guardian, 22:43 in Sport
 
Carlo Ancelotti laughs off Chelsea protest and looks forward to Ipswich

Carlo Ancelotti laughs off Chelsea protest and looks forward to Ipswich

Carlo Ancelotti has laughed off a would-be training ground protest and said he hoped that Chelsea could reignite their season in the FA Cup against Ipswich Town. The manager claimed not to have noticed but a supporter had daubed slogans on a couple of...

Guardian, 22:43 in Sport
 
Roy Hodgson draws ever closer to being sacked as Liverpool manager

Roy Hodgson draws ever closer to being sacked as Liverpool manager

Steel shutters were closed quickly behind Roy Hodgson on Friday morning as he drove past the television crews, through the snow and into Liverpool's Melwood training ground. It was a fitting start to a day when the siege mentality increased in the...

Guardian, 22:44 in Sport
 
Arsenal target Lille forward Eden Hazard for summer signing

Arsenal target Lille forward Eden Hazard for summer signing

Arsène Wenger has confirmed that Arsenal are considering a move for the Lille forward Eden Hazard this summer. Hazard, who turned 20 today, is already a Belgium international and though not a prolific goalscorer, his speed and exceptional technique...

Guardian, 22:44 in Sport
 


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