News archive from 14 April 2011

Aberdeen 0-1 Rangers | Scottish Premier League match report

Rangers' Nikica Jelavic, right, celebrates with Kyle Lafferty after scoring the winner in their SPL game at Aberdeen. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Rangers secured only a second win at Pittodrie in eight visits and, with it, the potential for a...

Guardian, 22:03 in Sport
 

Obama To Slash $4trn From Deficit In 12 Years

US President Barack Obama has announced he plans to slash the nation's budget deficit by $4trn (£2.46trn) in 12 years. In a major speech in Washington DC, the President declared that all areas of spending were "on the table" as the...

 
Tottenham begins London Olympics stadium High Court bid

Tottenham begins London Olympics stadium High Court bid

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has launched legal action at London's High Court over West Ham United's successful bid for the 2012 Olympic Stadium. Spurs said it had sought permission from the court to bring a claim against the east London Borough...

BBC, 22:08 in Business
 
COMMENT by ALEX BRUMMER: Gordon Brown fancies a new job...

COMMENT by ALEX BRUMMER: Gordon Brown fancies a new job...

It was quite like old times yesterday morning. When Gordon Brown was Chancellor of the Exchequer he would hold almost daily press briefings at the International Monetary Fund usually at an unearthly hour. Now he is back in circulation and looks to be...

 

Joe Biden 'relaxes' during Obama's big deficit speech

Joe Biden (right), not asleep before today's speech by Barack Obama in Washington. Photograph: Mandel Nagen/AFP/Getty Images All the talk in Washington these days is budgets and deficits and tax rates. It's enough to make you want to take a nap and...

 

The Crimson Petal and the White: episode two

The Crimson Petal and the White ... Sugar in her plush new flat. Photograph: BBC/Origin Pictures/Origin Pictures Sarah Dempster's episode one blog Teatime in Mrs Fox's parlour and the euphemisms flew like biscuit crumbs. "I'm afraid I find cocoa...

 

Raghu Dixit: Loud enough for Lord Shiva

‘Savvy and clever’ . . . Raghu Dixit. It's just after 1am in Bengaluru, southern India, and the Shivratri festivities are at their height. A boisterous crowd is packed into a square where two large stages have been constructed. On one there's a...

 

Bahraini woman willing to die if father is not released

Zainab al-Khawaja is about to enter the fourth day of her hunger strike. Photograph: Hasan Jamali/AP A Bahraini woman who witnessed her father, a well-known human rights activist, being seized by masked soldiers, beaten unconscious and then taken into...

 
Hard-up families loiter within tent (or how camping bookings have risen by a quarter thanks to economic gloom)

Hard-up families loiter within tent (or how camping bookings have risen by a quarter thanks to economic gloom)

Spending cuts and the threat of strikes has put people off travelling overseas, with 26 per cent saying they had decided against a foreign holiday this year, according to market researchers Mintel. Only 20 per cent said they would definitely head...

 

'Continuity Labour' is the real roadblock to renewal | Seumas Milne

Less than a year after its sun-kissed dawn, Britain's coalition government is already lurching from gaffe to crisis. From the half-suspended plans to dismantle the English NHS to bottled-out banking reform and next month's alternative vote referendum,...

Guardian, 22:29 in Politics
 
THE CITY INTERVIEW: Greggs cooks up a recipe for tasty profits

THE CITY INTERVIEW: Greggs cooks up a recipe for tasty profits

Ken McMeikan claims he eats a Greggs product every day "without fail". Not sausage rolls seven days a week? "I"m not far from it," the chief executive of Britain"s biggest bakery chain admits. McMeikan isn"t alone....

 
SCOTT NAMED AS MILLERS BOSS

SCOTT NAMED AS MILLERS BOSS

Rotherham have appointed Andy Scott as the club's new manager, with the former Brentford boss agreeing a three-year contract. The Millers parted ways with Ronnie Moore by mutual consent on March 22 following a disappointing run of form which saw the...

Daily Star, 22:31 in Sport
 
RFU REVEAL DAY'S CUETO DEFENCE

RFU REVEAL DAY'S CUETO DEFENCE

Northampton forward Christian Day claimed he was not "gouged" by England wing Mark Cueto in written statements to Rugby Football Union disciplinary chiefs, it has emerged. Cueto this week received a nine-week ban after being cited for...

Daily Star, 22:35 in Sport
 

Photographer John Gossage's best shot

'I never normally take pictures of animals' … John Gossage's picture of Ruby. It's impossible to choose a favourite shot. But this is one I like a great deal, and I chose it because, when I shot it at Martin Parr's house, we'd been travelling arond...

 
Catherine Zeta Jones treated for bipolar disorder

Catherine Zeta Jones treated for bipolar disorder

Catherine Zeta Jones has received treatment for bipolar disorder after dealing with the stress of her husband's battle with throat cancer. Zeta Jones, 41, made a decision to check into a "mental health facility" for a brief stay, said her...

BBC, 22:37 in Art & Culture
 


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