News archive from 19 January 2011

Edward Hall: chainsaws and pickled princes

Edward Hall: chainsaws and pickled princes

Edward Hall and I are 10 minutes into the interview when I finally recognise the music coming from the rehearsal room next door: it's Billie Jean, sung barbershop-style by members of the cast. Is the character of Jacko making an appearance in Hall's...

 

That witch, inflation, hurts us more without protection | Raj Patel

Anyone in Britain alarmed by rising inflation should look to an Indian villager for understanding about the latest worry in the global economy. Last year a village schoolteacher wrote a cracking song – featured in this year's Indian Oscar entry for...

Guardian, 22:09 in Business
 
Smokers' brains light up during smoking scenes in movies and on TV

Smokers' brains light up during smoking scenes in movies and on TV

If your New Year's resolutions include a plan to give up smoking, you might want to avoid the TV and steer clear of movies for a while, too. Scientists have found that simply watching movie stars take a drag on a cigarette is enough to spark a pattern...

 
Menswear's new colour code

Menswear's new colour code

Before you've even decided what to wear for your summer holiday, fashion designers have begun outlining their ideas for your autumn/winter 2011 wardrobe. Over the last few days in Milan, a trend for bold colour has emerged. Winter is traditionally...

 
Manchester City 4-2 Leicester City | FA Cup third-round replay report

Manchester City 4-2 Leicester City | FA Cup third-round replay report

Sven-Goran Eriksson's return to Eastlands ultimately produced a night of frustration. The former Manchester City manager's Leicester City side, however, earned dignity in defeat after subjecting their Premier League opponents to a nerve-shredding...

Guardian, 22:13 in Sport
 
Australian Open 2011: Andy Murray pursues the most singular of triumphs

Australian Open 2011: Andy Murray pursues the most singular of triumphs

Andy Murray might turn out to be the original lone wolf of tennis. In the six months since he parted with his coach Miles Maclagan, he has set aside advice and queries about replacing the adviser who oversaw his rise to the upper reaches of the...

Guardian, 22:13 in Sport
 
Rangers 1-0 Inverness | Scottish Premier League match report

Rangers 1-0 Inverness | Scottish Premier League match report

Kenny Miller may be leaving but this was an evening which offered Rangers two reasons to be cheerful. First of all the defending SPL champions moved to within two points of Celtic and with the same number of games in hand, and they also welcomed back...

Guardian, 22:13 in Sport
 
Wolverhampton Wanderers 5-0 Doncaster Rovers | FA Cup third round

Wolverhampton Wanderers 5-0 Doncaster Rovers | FA Cup third round

Wolves cruised into the fourth round of the FA Cup by brushing aside Doncaster's relatively feeble challenge. Steven Fletcher set the Premier League strugglers on their way in the fifth minute with his sixth goal of the season, and although Rovers...

Guardian, 22:13 in Sport
 
HOULLIER HAILS BENT SIGNING

HOULLIER HAILS BENT SIGNING

Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier believes the signing of Darren Bent is a "major milestone" that will send out a message about the club's ambitions. Although Villa remain in a relegation fight in the immediate future, Bent was persuaded to...

Daily Star, 22:18 in Sport
 
PIENAAR COMPLETES SPURS SWITCH

PIENAAR COMPLETES SPURS SWITCH

Steven Pienaar tonight completed his move to Tottenham after signing a four-and-a-half-year contract with the London club. The 28-year-old midfielder passed a medical at Spurs' Chigwell training ground before putting the finishing touches to his...

Daily Star, 22:18 in Sport
 

London Underground: advertising and morality

Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy (Lab) has received a letter from London Mayor Boris Johnson (Con) about those Wonga ads on the Tube system. You'll recall that just before Christmas Creasy and others took issue with LU and TfL for accepting the company...

Guardian, 22:19 in Politics
 

How many Reince Priebuses are there? | Michael Tomasky

Slate comes through with the goods I've been waiting for, on the name of the new GOP chairman: You aren't going to meet a lot of Priebuses. The Social Security Administration's death index, which records U.S. deaths back to 1962, includes just four...

 

Euro up on upbeat sentiment, global stocks rise

The euro rose to a one-month high above $1.34 against the dollar after Germany's ZEW think tank said about 50 percent of investors expect the European Central Bank will have to raise interest rates within the next six months. ZEW's monthly index...

Reuters, 22:22 in Business
 
I am no football mercenary says Aston Villa's Darren Bent

I am no football mercenary says Aston Villa's Darren Bent

Those that have enjoyed following Darren Bent on Twitter (69,261 at the time of going to press) should brace themselves for a barren spell as Aston Villa's club-record signing waits for the storm from the north- east to blow over. "Not for a few...

Guardian, 22:23 in Sport
 
Apple makes record profits of $6bn in first quarter

Apple makes record profits of $6bn in first quarter

Apple made record profits and record revenues in the first quarter as shoppers bought more iPhones and iPads than analysts predicted. The company said that in the three months to 25 December net profit was $6bn (£3.7bn) on revenues of $26.74bn. Steve...

 


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