News archive from 16 January 2011

Legendary British actress Susannah York dies aged 72

Legendary British actress Susannah York dies aged 72

Film and stage star: York in Holby City in 2003 'She was a woman with grace and stature. She had advanced bone marrow cancer which she had an operation for. 'But, last Thursday, she had a scan and then the descent was fast. In the end, her death was...

 
Health chiefs issue stark warning over damaging effect of NHS reforms

Health chiefs issue stark warning over damaging effect of NHS reforms

Hospitals will have to close, patient care could be hit and treatment rationed by GPs because of the government's controversial shake-up of the NHS, health bosses and medical leaders warn today. The biggest restructuring of the service since its...

Guardian, 22:03 in Politics
 
Cheeky! Affectionate Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall get up close and personal at steeplechase race

Cheeky! Affectionate Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall get up close and personal at steeplechase race

Cheeky: The sportsman squeezes his fiancée's bottom affectionately After announcing their engagement, Phillips said: "I was really shocked when Mike proposed but I am very happy", while Tindall added: "I am delighted that Zara has...

 
Sir Alex Ferguson hits out at Manchester United critics

Sir Alex Ferguson hits out at Manchester United critics

Sir Alex Ferguson has reacted with scorn to suggestions that Manchester United could regain the Premier League title by default. Preparing for their encounter at Tottenham Hotspur, the United manager said it was nonsense to suggest that his side had...

Guardian, 22:05 in Sport
 
Martin O'Neill will move for Robbie Keane if given West Ham job

Martin O'Neill will move for Robbie Keane if given West Ham job

Robbie Keane, the Tottenham striker, could play a role in West Ham's attempt to stay in the Premier League. On a day when West Ham directors denied reports suggesting Avram Grant was to be replaced as manager by Martin O'Neill this weekend, it emerged...

Guardian, 22:05 in Sport
 
Wise Zoe Smith needs a lift after weighty issue is brought to the fore

Wise Zoe Smith needs a lift after weighty issue is brought to the fore

Zoe Smith is sitting in one corner of the Europa Gym, a rundown place in south-east London, where big men huff, puff and screech as they lift iron. The air smells strongly of sweat, and faded photographs of muscle hang on the walls. It seems an...

Guardian, 22:05 in Sport
 
Newcastle's Shola Ameobi feels the hate in a 'game like no other'

Newcastle's Shola Ameobi feels the hate in a 'game like no other'

Shola Ameobi settles into an armchair, stretches his long legs and hunts for some suitably meaningless clichés. "No one likes losing but, at the end of the day it's just a game, it's just three points," he says before starting to laugh at...

Guardian, 22:05 in Sport
 
Gavin Henson hurt as Leinster earn quarter-final place with six tries

Gavin Henson hurt as Leinster earn quarter-final place with six tries

Leinster recorded a superb six-try victory over Saracens to reach the quarter-finals of the Heineken Cup, but their head coach, Joe Schmidt, still wants more from his players. Their 43-20 win included tries from Sean O'Brien, Dominic Ryan (2), Fergus...

Guardian, 22:21 in Sport
 

Bankers' pay? It has never been a major issue with OUR voters

Enlarge But despite being asked by Financial Mail to state their views on the bank bonus issue, not one of them was willing to comment publicly. 'Fund managers are too terrified to go on the record about this because it is a career-shortening move...

 
Ann Widdecombe 'left out of Strictly Come Dancing tour photos'

Ann Widdecombe 'left out of Strictly Come Dancing tour photos'

The former MP was the unlikely star of the 2010 competition and her performances are likely to be one of the biggest draws for audiences as Strictly goes on the road, but she was kept out of the way while other members of the cast took part in the...

Metro, 22:22 in Showbiz
 
Bolshoi Petroleum's comrades in riches as Dudley signs deal

Bolshoi Petroleum's comrades in riches as Dudley signs deal

On top of the world: The Russian deal will help BP exploit vast territories Yet becoming closer to Russia and its hugely alluring oil reserves has immediately sparked hostility in America, where BP is under enormous pressure both politically and...

 
From Greenergy boss's bedroom to your car's petrol tank

From Greenergy boss's bedroom to your car's petrol tank

Cleaning up: Andrew Owens' Greenergy oil company has blended biofuel from rapeseed with petrol and diesel Expansion will be spearheaded by new chief executive, Paul Lester, former boss of VT Group, which supplies engineering support services....

 
Audi's little run-around is on the pricey side - but it's the best small car on the market

Audi's little run-around is on the pricey side - but it's the best small car on the market

More from James Martin... JAMES MARTIN: The classic Seventies sports car is back from the dead with a bespoke fitting as individual as a Saville Row suit 05/01/11 JAMES MARTIN: Is it a coupé? Is it a 4x4? The Juke looks like something David...

Daily Mail, 22:37 in Auto
 
History overturned as Anglican bishops are ordained as Catholic priests

History overturned as Anglican bishops are ordained as Catholic priests

In its 100-plus years Westminster Cathedral, the mother church of English Catholicism, will have seen few stranger sights than Saturday's procession of three Anglican bishops' wives, in matching beige coats, one with an outsized brown hat, going up on...

 
Unbeaten United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says: Give us some respect

Unbeaten United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says: Give us some respect

Sir Alex Ferguson last night rounded on critics who claim his Manchester United side are playing poorly, despite mounting an unbeaten title challenge. The United manager is aware his side's 20-match league record this season has included eight draws -...

Daily Mail, 23:06 in Sport
 


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