News archive from 12 November 2012

Garland's Oz dress fetches £300,000

Judy Garland's blue pinafore she wore in The Wizard of Oz has sold for 480,000 dollars (£301,000). US auction house Julien's Auctions said the gingham dress fetched the highest price of any item during a two-day auction of Hollywood memorabilia in...

 

Garland's Oz dress fetches £300,000

Judy Garland's blue pinafore she wore in The Wizard of Oz has sold for 480,000 dollars (£301,000). US auction house Julien's Auctions said the gingham dress fetched the highest price of any item during a two-day auction of Hollywood memorabilia in...

 
Homeland: season two, episode six

Homeland: season two, episode six

Peter Quinn … will his close shave convince him to work on his American accent? Photograph: Kent Smith SPOILER ALERT: This blog is for people watching the second series of Homeland on Channel 4. Don't read on if you haven't seen episode six – and if...

Guardian, 22:09 in Showbiz
 

Garland's Oz dress fetches £300,000

Judy Garland's blue pinafore she wore in The Wizard of Oz has sold for 480,000 dollars (£301,000). US auction house Julien's Auctions said the gingham dress fetched the highest price of any item during a two-day auction of Hollywood memorabilia in...

 
Arsene Wenger frustrated by lack of defensive resolve after Fulham draw

Arsene Wenger frustrated by lack of defensive resolve after Fulham draw

For the second time in a week, the Gunners blew a 2-0 advantage as the Cottagers recovered to lead 3-2 after goals from Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski had put the hosts in command. Although Giroud quickly levelled to set up a rousing final 20...

Metro, 22:11 in Sport
 
England cruise to 48-4 victory over France in autumn international final

England cruise to 48-4 victory over France in autumn international final

England ran in eight tries and skipper Kevin Sinfield kicked all eight conversions in Steve McNamara's side's last full international before next October's World Cup. McNamara will be especially delighted with the renewed half-back pairing of Sinfield...

Metro, 22:11 in Sport
 
ALL OVER FOR MURRAY AS FEDERER CRUISES

ALL OVER FOR MURRAY AS FEDERER CRUISES

The US Open champion made a great start at the O2 Arena but Federer clawed his way back into the match and, after taking the first set on a tie-break, raced away with the second to win 7-6 (7/5) 6-2. Federer now goes through to Monday night's final...

 

Press body 'must aid good practice'

It's a funny old world - and an even weirder and more wonderful world wide web. To put a smile on your face each week, we take a look at the wackiest and wildest stories on our websites and beyond... News Local Breaking News Email Regional National...

 

Press body 'must aid good practice'

The chairman of the Press Complaints Commission has said he eagerly awaits the Leveson report into press standards and a new regulatory body "must not only be the scourge of bad practices" but also the "true and loyal friend of good...

 

Entwistle to get £450,000 pay-off

George Entwistle is to receive a full 12 months salary after quitting as BBC director general over the botched Newsnight child abuse investigation, it has been disclosed. The BBC Trust confirmed that Mr Enwistle - who served just 54 days in the job -...

 
BBC crisis: Plea made over 'forgotten' child abuse victims

BBC crisis: Plea made over 'forgotten' child abuse victims

The plight of hundreds caught in the Jimmy Savile and Welsh care home scandals was being overshadowed by the crisis at the corporation, they added.Campaigners said it was important that momentum - which has seen them receiving thousands more calls...

Metro, 22:22 in Hot News
 
Thousands of Twitter users respect Royal British Legion silence

Thousands of Twitter users respect Royal British Legion silence

They signed up to a Thunderclap campaign by the Royal British Legion to involve social media in the act of respect for the fallen.The RBL automatically sent the message 'I'll be remembering the fallen at 11 o'clock #2Minute Silence #LestWeForget' on...

Metro, 22:22 in Hot News
 
British troops 'may be flown to Syria', head of armed forces admits

British troops 'may be flown to Syria', head of armed forces admits

General Sir David Richards said plans were being drawn up in case winter made conditions on the ground worse.Any intervention would be 'limited' and needed the support of people inside Syria, he said. But it would be seen as a potential step towards a...

Metro, 22:22 in Hot News
 
Workmen decorate Britain's tallest fake Christmas tree

Workmen decorate Britain's tallest fake Christmas tree

With just seven days to put up and decorate the 27.5m (90ft) framework, the 12-man team must have been glad all the fairy lights on the tree were in working order. They came in a 9km (5.5-mile) chain. Needless to say, the tree at Cheshire Oaks...

Metro, 22:22 in Hot News
 
SAS sniper jailed for 18 months for 'forgetting' about pistol

SAS sniper jailed for 18 months for 'forgetting' about pistol

Sergeant Danny Nightingale, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was sentenced to 18 months in a military jail last week. A working 9mm Glock handgun, given to him after he trained a counterterrorism force in 2007, was found in his home by police last...

Metro, 22:22 in Hot News
 


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