News archive from 19 February 2011

Luke Narraway sets Gloucester on way to victory over London Irish

Luke Narraway sets Gloucester on way to victory over London Irish

Gloucester last night cemented their place in the top four after registering their 15th straight Premiership win at Kingsholm. They were never worried and only rarely hurried by a London Irish side who look increasingly low on confidence. It seems as...

Guardian, 22:13 in Sport
 
Carlo Ancelotti casts doubt on his Chelsea future

Carlo Ancelotti casts doubt on his Chelsea future

Carlo Ancelotti has expressed uncertainty over his future at Chelsea by claiming he would not "want to train a team that is not in the Champions League". The club resumes its involvement in the competition on Tuesday with a last-16 tie...

Guardian, 22:13 in Sport
 
Ownership doubts threaten to ruin romance of Crawley Town's FA Cup tie | David Conn

Ownership doubts threaten to ruin romance of Crawley Town's FA Cup tie | David Conn

The mere fact that Crawley Town will take their place at Old Trafford to play Manchester United should encapsulate the unifying soul of football, as nourished by the FA Cup. Battered, often undermined by the profile and financial might of the Premier...

Guardian, 22:13 in Sport
 
Six Nations 2011: Tom Palmer warns England of a tough test from France

Six Nations 2011: Tom Palmer warns England of a tough test from France

England's lock Tom Palmer has warned that France will be a dangerous team when they travel to Twickenham next week. Les Bleus were hammered 34-10 on their last visit to London two years ago but Palmer, who plays his club rugby for Stade Français,...

Guardian, 22:13 in Sport
 
NHS cuts my lifeline at risk | Mike Marqusee

NHS cuts my lifeline at risk | Mike Marqusee

As a long-term patient at St Bartholomew's hospital in London I read this week's news of cuts with trepidation. In order to meet the government's £20bn NHS "savings" target, the trust that runs Barts and the Royal London in Whitechapel is to...

Guardian, 22:20 in Politics
 
St Helens make it a black night for Salford City Reds

St Helens make it a black night for Salford City Reds

Salford began their last season at The Willows with a humiliating defeat that may mark the end of a mostly unhappy period in charge for their coach, Shaun McRae. John Wilkinson, the long-serving chairman, has funded several major signings in his...

Guardian, 22:23 in Sport
 

Sudanese Guantanamo prisoner gets 14-year sentence

(Reporting by Jane Sutton; Editing by Will Dunham)

 
Sir Alex Ferguson plans wholesale changes for FA Cup tie with Crawley

Sir Alex Ferguson plans wholesale changes for FA Cup tie with Crawley

Sir Alex Ferguson is planning to give his first-choice Manchester United team the weekend off to prepare for their Champions League tie against Marseille on Wednesday, with the club not under threat of facing sanctions for fielding a severely weakened...

Guardian, 22:43 in Sport
 
Gus Poyet aims Brighton at passing FA Cup stress test against Stoke

Gus Poyet aims Brighton at passing FA Cup stress test against Stoke

Gus Poyet should be finding management a breeze. Brighton & Hove Albion are resplendent at the top of League One and through to the fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time in a quarter of a century, their resurgence timed perfectly as the...

Guardian, 22:43 in Sport
 
Who will Scott Walker's union-busting break? | Michael Paarlberg

Who will Scott Walker's union-busting break? | Michael Paarlberg

"Hosni Walker" say the picket signs outside of the Wisconsin state capitol, in Madison, where some 20,000 state workers and supporters have massed in freezing weather to protest Governor Scott Walker's plans to revoke their collective...

Guardian, 22:47 in Business
 

Treasury slashes fuel duty by 5p a litre - but only for remote island drivers

Motorists are to receive a 5p a litre discount on the price they pay for fuel under plans being finalised by the Treasury. But the measure only applies to those living in the remotest parts of Britain. Ministers are confident of winning EU backing for...

 
Connor Wickham 'lined up for £15m Spurs transfer'

Connor Wickham 'lined up for £15m Spurs transfer'

The 17-year-old striker was strongly linked with a move to Arsenal during the January transfer window, amid rumours they had contacted Ipswich about a deal to secure an option to sign him at the end of the season. The only decision Wickham eventually...

Metro, 23:22 in Sport
 
Man jailed after Facebook rape confession

Man jailed after Facebook rape confession

Former charity worker John Ssewagudde, 21, carried out the attack on a 28-year-old woman at her flat in Glasgow on June 25th last year. Ssewagudde later posted a message on Facebook that read: 'I admit it. I raped you.' The entry on the social...

Metro, 23:26 in Hot News
 
JJB Sports cash call gets shareholder go-ahead

JJB Sports cash call gets shareholder go-ahead

JJB Sports has gained 99% shareholder approval for a new share issue to raise £31.5m in desperately needed cash. The move is part of a rescue plan for the loss-making company needed to stave off a possible debt default. The troubled High Street chain...

BBC, 23:56 in Business
 
Wedding spending: How to judge the best insurance cover

Wedding spending: How to judge the best insurance cover

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) is warning engaged couples to make sure they give enough time and thought to their wedding insurance. Policies can vary hugely when it comes to their cover, and the cheapest options might not be the best....

BBC, 23:56 in Business
 


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