News archive from 9 April 2012

Soccer team bus stuck under bridge

A football team's bus got stuck under a bridge as players travelled home from a match. Motherwell FC were driving home from their 1-1 draw against Hibernian when their vehicle became wedged in New Street, Edinburgh. No-one was injured in the incident...

 

Soccer team bus stuck under bridge

A football team's bus got stuck under a bridge as players travelled home from a match. Motherwell FC were driving home from their 1-1 draw against Hibernian when their vehicle became wedged in New Street, Edinburgh. No-one was injured in the incident...

 

Mayoral election: London deserves better than this

Because it affects so many millions of people in so many ways, the London mayoral election is by some distance the most important of the many local election contests that will take place on 3 May. The mayoral outcome matters, most obviously, to...

Guardian, 22:00 in Politics
 
British cyclists heading to London 2012 on tide of world medals

British cyclists heading to London 2012 on tide of world medals

Four years ago, the world track championships in Manchester provided a springboard to the British cycling triumph in Beijing. Since those incredible five days in March 2008, no world title series had felt quite the same, but that changed in Melbourne....

Guardian, 22:05 in Sport
 
Homeland: season one, episode eight

Homeland: season one, episode eight

SPOILER ALERT: This blog is for people watching Homeland on Channel 4. Don't read on if you haven't seen episode eight – and if you've seen further in the series, please do not leave spoilers Rebecca Nicholson's episode seven blog "Achilles...

Guardian, 22:08 in Showbiz
 

Sarries soundly beaten

Saracens, the Premiership champions, could not live with Clermont's physicality and James buried memories of his Heineken Cup quarter-final nightmare from 2010. On that occasion, the Australian choked in front of goal and his two fluffed drop goal...

 

The biosphere: nature is all we have

Imagine an economic community in which nobody could list the stakeholders or identify those about to default. Or try to set a value on a reference library that has catalogued only a fraction of its archive, and some of that wrongly. Think of a reserve...

 
Nigeria bombing kills 38 in city of Kaduna

Nigeria bombing kills 38 in city of Kaduna

A suicide car bomber killed at least 38 people on Sunday morning on a busy road in the Nigerian city of Kaduna, after apparently turning away from attacking churches holding Easter services. The blast left charred motorcycles and debris strewn across...

 

A real family Easter: Michelle Heaton celebrates the christening of her daughter Faith

It's an ideal time of year to celebrate the arrival of new life with family.And today Michelle Heaton did just that as she attended the christening of her baby daughter Faith with her husband Hugh Hanley. The pair chose Ballyroan parish church in...

 
Whitney Houston's body 'burnt by scalding hot bath and riddled with scars and bruises'

Whitney Houston's body 'burnt by scalding hot bath and riddled with scars and bruises'

The autopsy on Whitney Houston's body revealed that large parts of the late singer's skin was burnt off from the scalding hot bath in which she was found.The shocking report states that she had patches of 'skin slippage' from the hot water burns on...

 
Worried Bee Gee Barry Gibb jets in to London to visit his ailing brother Robin

Worried Bee Gee Barry Gibb jets in to London to visit his ailing brother Robin

Concerned Bee Gee Barry Gibb has flown into London to be by brother Robin's side as fears grow over his health.Reports today have claimed that Robin's doctors believe he has developed pneumonia since he announced he was in remission form cancer last...

 
Marlon Samuels and Robin Uthappa lead Pune to victory against Kings XI

Marlon Samuels and Robin Uthappa lead Pune to victory against Kings XI

A third-wicket partnership of 81 between Marlon Samuels and Robin Uthappa helped Pune Warriors to beat Kings XI Punjab by 22 runs in the Indian Premier League on Sunday. Samuels cracked 46 off 39 balls and Uthappa 40 off 33 before they became two of...

Guardian, 22:30 in Sport
 
Leinster win earns 'tough' semi-final in Bordeaux, says Joe Schmidt

Leinster win earns 'tough' semi-final in Bordeaux, says Joe Schmidt

The Leinster coach, Joe Schmidt, has predicted an "horrendously tough" Heineken Cup semi-final for his team after they cruised into the competition's penultimate knockout round. The reigning European champions will head to Bordeaux on 29...

Guardian, 22:36 in Sport
 
Davina McCall describes sense of 'relief' when her mum died

Davina McCall describes sense of 'relief' when her mum died

The Million Pound Drop and former Big Brother presenter revealed to the Daily Mail that the death of her mum, Florence Kock gave her 'a sense of relief'. Davina claimed that her mother virtually abandoned her as a child, and that at the time of her...

Metro, 22:46 in Showbiz
 
Employees preparing to sue BBC over sexism and ageism

Employees preparing to sue BBC over sexism and ageism

Camilla Palmer, the employment lawyer who represented former Countryfile presenter Miriam O'Reilly, is preparing some of the cases, all of which threaten to challenge the BBC's record on gender equality. Ms O'Reilly won a landmark age discrimination...

Metro, 22:48 in Hot News
 


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