News archive from 12 December 2012

Homicide PhD and SPOTY nomination end London 2012 heroine Grainger's year to die for...

Homicide PhD and SPOTY nomination end London 2012 heroine Grainger's year to die for...

Not once in 15 years had she merited so much as a sideways glance from a passing fan. Somehow, Katherine Grainger imagined that she would retain her blessed anonymity for ever. And she's supposed to be the brains of the outfit... In fairness, it's...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
 
Nasser Hussain: Don't let India off the hook now - win and leave them in turmoil

Nasser Hussain: Don't let India off the hook now - win and leave them in turmoil

There is always the temptation in cricket to set yourself targets and tick them off. For me it was beating West Indies, for Michael Vaughan it was winning the Ashes at home and for Andrew Strauss it was winning the Ashes both home and away. Now, for...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
 

India's big guns are in the firing line... and defeat will prompt some awkward questions

A little over three weeks after handing Alastair Cook's team a nine-wicket thrashing in the first Test at Ahmedabad, India's cricket team can barely move for recriminations. A series that was billed as their chance for revenge following the 4-0 defeat...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
 

Now we must finish the job: Swann says England can win series by being clinical

England need only think back to the last Ashes to remind themselves of their desire to finish off a wounded opponent and return home for Christmas with a job gloriously done. It was in Melbourne two years ago that, joyously, they retained the Ashes by...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
 

England go to Nagpur, back to where it all started for Cook and Panesar

England's last Test at Nagpur was at the city's old venue, but it was the start of a new era with Alastair Cook flying in from an A tour in the Caribbean to score 60 and 104 not out on his debut. It was also Monty Panesar's first Test, which he marked...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
 

Eminem to headline festivals down south

US RAPPER Eminem will take to the stage to headline the Reading and Leeds festivals next year - more than a decade after he first topped the bill. The star, who rose to fame with the release of 1999’s The Slim Shady LP, has sold more than 100 million...

 

McKellan enjoys hitting the heights in The Hobbit

Sir Ian McKellen's favourite part of filming The Hobbit was being surrounded by kneeling dwarves, according to Sir Peter Jackson. The film’s director said the actors playing the dwarves were made to look smaller by having Sir Ian stand on a box, but...

 

Hart hits out at comedians that she ‘hates so much’

TELEVISION star Miranda Hart says she is infuriated by the material of some of her fellow comedians. The funnywoman and actress’s sitcom Miranda, co-starring Patricia Hodge, Tom Ellis and Sarah Hadland, has been a huge hit on BBC1. But Hart, 39, said:...

 
MANCINI HAS THREE GAMES TO SAVE HIS MAN CITY JOB

MANCINI HAS THREE GAMES TO SAVE HIS MAN CITY JOB

ROBERTO MANCINI has THREE games to save his job. Mancini is on the brink as the fallout from Manchester City's derby defeat to bitter rivals Manchester United continues. City's second successive Champions League flop and the failure to secure the...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
Dallas to hold funeral send-off for JR Ewing

Dallas to hold funeral send-off for JR Ewing

JR Ewing will get a send-off with a proper funeral on the soap Dallas. TNT begins the second season of its Dallas revival next month. The network said yesterday that it would hold a funeral for Larry Hagman’s memorable character at some point in the...

 
KILLER CATS GIVE O'NEILL BIG BOOST

KILLER CATS GIVE O'NEILL BIG BOOST

SUPER Sunderland and owner Ellis Short eased the pressure on Martin O'Neill last night. Short backed his manager before the game and then goals from James McClean, Steven Fletcher and Stephane Sessegnon sealed a much-needed win. Aston Villa booked...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 

FSA tells HSBC to tighten its laundering rules

BRITAIN'S financial regulator yesterday insisted on a tightening up of money-laundering compliance at HSBC after the bank confirmed that it had struck a $1.9 billion (£1.2bn) settlement with the US department of justice. The Financial Services...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
MAN UTD PLAN £8M SWOOP FOR ARSENA'S THEO WALCOTT

MAN UTD PLAN £8M SWOOP FOR ARSENA'S THEO WALCOTT

THEO WALCOTT is the target of an £8m January bid from Manchester United. United have emerged as the leading contenders to sign Arsenal contract rebel Walcott. He is also a target for Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City. But Old Trafford is...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 

Foreign investors snap up £1 million worth of properties in Scotland

FIFTY foreign investors have snapped up properties in Dundee, Edinburgh and Stirling worth more than £1 million following a roadshow by Edinburgh-based Grant Property. Chief executive Peter Grant visited Hong Kong, Singapore and Qatar to secure cash...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
BRADFORD 1 - ARSENAL 1: HOT-SHOT GARRY THOMPSON SPINS WENGER INTO A RAGE

BRADFORD 1 - ARSENAL 1: HOT-SHOT GARRY THOMPSON SPINS WENGER INTO A RAGE

GARRY THOMPSON had Arsene Wenger in a rage after Bradford stunned Arsenal last night. The free transfer from Scunthorpe finished from close range in the first half as Phil Parkinson's men went in search of a major Capital One Cup quarter- final shock...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 


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