News archive from 13 February 2011

Tragedy at Newbury: Electricity fault is suspected as two horses die in the paddock

Tragedy at Newbury: Electricity fault is suspected as two horses die in the paddock

Post mortems are likely to be conducted on the dead horses tomorrow. At an inquiry yesterday, the Newbury stewards heard that both were wearing steel racing plates while the two which survived wore lighter aluminium plates. After Kid Cassidy was...

Daily Mail, 22:04 in Sport
 
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney back at spectacular best to sink City | Paul Hayward

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney back at spectacular best to sink City | Paul Hayward

The last time Wayne Rooney had scored from a bicycle kick was at school on Merseyside, before fame invaded his world and turned him from a teenage prodigy into a careworn star who has recently looked a bit like a burnt-out case. Then, in a Manchester...

Guardian, 22:12 in Sport
 
Barcelona provide a model of excellence that all clubs should follow

Barcelona provide a model of excellence that all clubs should follow

In Spain's 1-0 win over Colombia at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium on Wednesday an unwelcome truth engulfed the locals. To the rest of football it has long been obvious that Barcelona are taking over the world. But nobody expected them to take over...

Guardian, 22:13 in Sport
 
He is Pep Guardiola's pet but Pedro remains in the Barcelona shadows |Sid Lowe

He is Pep Guardiola's pet but Pedro remains in the Barcelona shadows |Sid Lowe

Pep Guardiola was a proud man as he sat in the stands at the home of his club's great rivals, Real Madrid, nearly a year ago. He was proud of the performance that had earned his Barcelona team a 2-0 victory, a crucial and ultimately definitive result...

Guardian, 22:13 in Sport
 
Formula One set to bring in a cap to team's budgets, says Red Bull boss

Formula One set to bring in a cap to team's budgets, says Red Bull boss

Formula One is on track to get the equivalent of a cap on team budgets to curb excessive spending according to the team principal of Red Bull, the winners of last year's championship. Data from F1's industry monitor, Formula Money, shows that the...

Guardian, 22:13 in Sport
 
Spat with Dundee United just 'fun and games' says Celtic's Neil Lennon

Spat with Dundee United just 'fun and games' says Celtic's Neil Lennon

Neil Lennon has been in Scottish football long enough to understand how it works. Scrutiny – and, routinely, exaggeration – surround the every move of those at either half of the Old Firm. Since he stepped into the role of Celtic manager last year,...

Guardian, 22:13 in Sport
 
Boardwalk Empire: season one, episode four

Boardwalk Empire: season one, episode four

SPOILER ALERT: This blog is for those who are watching Boardwalk Empire on Sky Atlantic. Don't read on if you haven't seen the fourth episode – and if you've seen more of the series, please be aware that other readers may not have done so … Kathy...

 
Championship Verdict: The Observer fans' network on Saturday's matches

Championship Verdict: The Observer fans' network on Saturday's matches

Barnsley 1-1 Ipswich TownWas it a good match? I'm obviously pleased to get a point out of a game with little quality. The playing surface isn't great at the moment and Barnsley probably just shaded it on chances created. Ipswich scored against the run...

Guardian, 22:50 in Sport
 
ASK THE EXPERTS: I didn't agree a direct debit taken by Orange

ASK THE EXPERTS: I didn't agree a direct debit taken by Orange

When a payment is first set up you should receive advance notice of the amount to be debited and payment dates. Check this as it will also show the name of the organisation that will appear against the entry on your statement. Time is on their side...

 
Well, is it insured Kate? Pricey rings need special cover

Well, is it insured Kate? Pricey rings need special cover

Ten per cent of married women admit to having mislaid their engagement ring and a survey by Allianz Insurance found this usually happens during gardening, washing up, putting out the rubbish, on holiday or while exercising. More... Couples' weddings...

 
Astonishing recovery and a surprise payout: How Jack danced back from a brush with death

Astonishing recovery and a surprise payout: How Jack danced back from a brush with death

With A-levels in dance and biology already in the bag, and a third in physics being taken this spring, Jack has now put his heart and soul into becoming a professional dancer. Julian says: 'He's a determined young man and he has the ambition, strength...

 
Water bills set for big increases

Water bills set for big increases

The changes mean water companies will be given permission to increase their revenue by this amount, which is likely to be reflected in the bills. New inflation figures for last month will be announced on Tuesday, when commentators expect the figure to...

 
With bonus rates under growing pressure, how can you squeeze more from your savings plan?

With bonus rates under growing pressure, how can you squeeze more from your savings plan?

There are three key issues to consider: what is the financial strength of your insurer? What is the company's bonus philosophy? What is the cost of getting out? FINANCIAL STRENGTH The stronger a company's with-profits fund, the greater its room for...

 
'Kate Middleton kidnap' exercise angers councillors

'Kate Middleton kidnap' exercise angers councillors

Around 300 children aged 11-15 took part in the event, which involved a teenager posing as Prince William's fiancé being abducted by a group of balaclava-clad scouts masquerading as terrorists. The remaining scouts were then tasked with tracking down...

Metro, 23:07 in Hot News
 
ZOE GILLINGS BLOG: Bad Korea move for me as World Cup event cancelled following 30-hour journey

ZOE GILLINGS BLOG: Bad Korea move for me as World Cup event cancelled following 30-hour journey

It was so frustrating. Myself and the rest of the athletes turned up on day one of the competition to the course, but we were told there was a 30 minute delay while they finished the course off. This isn"t unusual, but after an hour or so had...

Daily Mail, 23:12 in Sport
 


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