News archive from 10 April 2012

Fulham 1 Chelsea 1: Dempsey dents Blues' Champions League ambitions by levelling after Lampard landmark

Clint Dempsey's late header from a corner earned Fulham a point and denied Chelsea the opportunity to move level on points with Tottenham as they chase a Champions League place.The American continued his hot streak of form by nodding home when left...

Daily Mail, 22:01 in Sport
 
London 2012: Dave Brailsford ponders Sir Chris Hoy's Olympic role

London 2012: Dave Brailsford ponders Sir Chris Hoy's Olympic role

The Great Britain performance director, Dave Brailsford, has admitted that he and his fellow selectors face a massive quandary over whether to select Sir Chris Hoy or Jason Kenny for the one men's match sprint slot available to Great Britain in the...

Guardian, 22:03 in Sport
 
David is delighted to carry the torch

David is delighted to carry the torch

THE chairman and producer of a Worcester amateur dramatics society has spoken of his pride and delight at being selected to carry the Olympic torch – especially as he was nominated by the youngsters in the group. David Humphries, who co-founded...

 

Helicopter crash kills 6 foreigners in Niger desert

"We found the remains of the private helicopter that went missing when it flew over the desert, and all the occupants - the four Chinese and the two French crew members - were killed," a military officer said. A second officer said the...

 

Tottenham 1-2 Norwich: Pilkington and Bennett strike to gives Canaries win and dent Spurs hopes of a top...

Football: Tottenham's hopes of regaining a place in next season's Champions League continue to dwindle with every match. After this humbling at the hands of Norwich City, Spurs find themselves dragged into a four-way fight for the two remaining...

 
Soldier from Bolton dies in hospital two months after being injured in Afghanistan blast

Soldier from Bolton dies in hospital two months after being injured in Afghanistan blast

A soldier described as a 'true friend' by colleagues has died after being hit by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. Corporal Jack Stanley, 26, from The Queen's Royal Hussars (The Queen's Own and Royal Irish) had been on patrol near Lashkar Gah city in...

 
Instagram makeover: see Obama, Bush and Blair transformed! Well, sort of

Instagram makeover: see Obama, Bush and Blair transformed! Well, sort of

With the news that Facebook had decided to acquire Instagram for the princely sum of $1bn, we wondered what difference the photo sharing app would have made to a selection of well-known images. After all, Instagram is the app that has transformed the...

 
The top plays for spring

The top plays for spring

A Marvellous Year for PlumsLong before Iraq, Britain's 1956 invasion of Suez divided the nation and destroyed the reputation of the PM. In those days it was Sir Anthony Eden, described by a colleague as "half mad baronet and half beautiful...

 
THREE ADULTS KILLED IN US SHOOTING

THREE ADULTS KILLED IN US SHOOTING

Three adults have died at an in-home day care in Minnesota, and a nearby college was locked down as police searched for a suspect who fled on a bicycle. Police released few details about the deaths. Inspector Todd Milburn said no-one else was injured,...

 

Smiths tribute act Smiths Ltd forced to cancel Studio gig in Widnes

A SMITHS tribute act due to play at The Studio in Widnes on Saturday have been forced to cancel.The Smiths Ltd were due to headline at the Lacey Street venue but have had to withdraw after their lead singer fell ill. A venue spokeswoman said: "We...

 

Gaddafi son 'to face Libyan trial'

Muammar Gaddafi's son and former heir apparent Saif al-Islam will be put on trial inside Libya and there will be a verdict before mid-June, a Libyan official has said. The decision comes despite appeals by rights groups to Libyan authorities to hand...

 
The top classical picks for spring

The top classical picks for spring

The Bruckner Project Daniel Barenboim's latest London residency with the Berlin Staatskapelle focuses on the last three symphonies by Bruckner. Barenboim pairs two, the Seventh and the Ninth, with Mozart piano concertos (the C minor K491, and the E...

 

CITY FOCUS: Did Bob Diamond's Barclays tax deal flout boardroom code?

Banking giant Barclays has been accused of flouting key guidelines governing pay in the City, it emerged last night. The beleaguered bank is under fire over a £5.7m tax payment made on behalf of chief executive Bob Diamond, whose total salary and...

 

VIEWPOINT: Stamp out these gilded deals for failed leaders

It is not just city workers getting off tube trains who are being warned to "mind the gap'. The intense spotlight on executive pay highlights a key concern for the UK institutional investors that manage your pension fund. How do we make executive...

 

Investor fears mount over headless firms Thomas Cook and Mitchells & Butlers

Investors are growing increasingly edgy over the apparent inability of rudderless firms Thomas Cook and Mitchells & Butlers to find someone willing to lead them. The tour operator and hospitality group have been without permanent bosses for eight...

 


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