News archive from 19 March 2011

Accessorize bomb hoaxer jailed for two years

Accessorize bomb hoaxer jailed for two years

Malcolm Tripp, 46, broke into Accessorize on Regent Street in the early hours of January 13th, setting off a security alarm. When police arrived to investigate, they found a sign in the shop window reading: 'I have a nail bomb, Allah.' Tripp later...

Metro, 22:02 in Hot News
 

Sharp divide in Egyptian vote on constitution

The vote has divided Egypt between those who say much deeper constitutional change is needed and others who argue that the amendments will suffice for now. A high turnout is expected. The Muslim Brotherhood, a well organised Islamist group, has come...

 
Carlo Ancelotti: Chelsea beating Manchester United would not be revenge

Carlo Ancelotti: Chelsea beating Manchester United would not be revenge

Today's draw in Nyon set up a repeat of the 2008 final in Moscow, which United won after a penalty shootout that saw John Terry and Nicolas Anelka miss vital kicks. Some Blues fans may regard next month's tie as a chance for retribution, but Ancelotti...

Metro, 22:10 in Sport
 
Menthol tobacco firm shares soar

Menthol tobacco firm shares soar

Shares in tobacco firm Lorillard closed up 10.6% at $87.11 after fears of a US ban on menthol cigarettes were reduced. A report by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) called for more research before a decision could be taken, rather than saying...

BBC, 22:12 in Business
 
James Tredwell takes the spotlight after long winter in England's wings

James Tredwell takes the spotlight after long winter in England's wings

For a while England's match against West Indies resembled an end-of-tour club game, in which a sympathetic captain has decided to ensure that everyone in the party got a game before heading for home. So dear Luke Wright, forever smiling, played and so...

Guardian, 22:15 in Sport
 
Huddersfield 6-20 Wigan | Super League match report

Huddersfield 6-20 Wigan | Super League match report

Wigan are back on top of the Super League table after a performance that underlined how tough it will be to deny the champions a second consecutive title. The odds were stacked against them and Huddersfield threw everything at them in a pulsating...

Guardian, 22:15 in Sport
 
Mo Farah to run first half marathon in effort to improve endurance

Mo Farah to run first half marathon in effort to improve endurance

Mo Farah will run his first ever half marathon in New York on Sunday, competing against a strong field of 11 Olympians. Although the 13.1 mile race is something of a one-off for the 27-year-old, who is more accustomed to shorter distances having...

Guardian, 22:16 in Sport
 
Wales recall Bale, Bellamy and Ramsey for England qualifier

Wales recall Bale, Bellamy and Ramsey for England qualifier

Gary Speed has named Gareth Bale, Craig Bellamy and Aaron Ramsey in his squad for next Saturday's Euro 2012 qualifier against England at the Millennium Stadium, where he hopes Wales can take inspiration from Northern Ireland's surprise victory over...

Guardian, 22:16 in Sport
 
Blackburn Rovers' Steve Kean is having to learn fast as a manager

Blackburn Rovers' Steve Kean is having to learn fast as a manager

When the Indian chicken company, Venky's, bought Blackburn Rovers, sacked the manager, Sam Allardyce, and installed his third-in-command, Steve Kean, with a "vision" to be a fifth-placed Premier League club, they did not quite have in mind...

Guardian, 22:16 in Sport
 
Secretive fixer linked to Libya for 40 years

Secretive fixer linked to Libya for 40 years

A businessman who has links with Libya stretching back more than 40 years is a secretive British-based fixer who entertained the Libyan leader's son on Princess Anne's estate. The news has emerged after controversy over the links between the Libyan...

Guardian, 22:16 in Business
 

CVC set to buy Kabel BW in Europe's biggest buy-out

The offer for the country's third-largest cable company appeared to beat bids from rival Hellman & Friedman and John Malone's Liberty Global (LBTYA.O), putting CVC in lead position, two people familiar with the situation said. Liberty Global,...

Reuters, 22:17 in Business
 
Jet Harris obituary

Jet Harris obituary

With their line-up of three electric guitars and drums, the Shadows were the archetypal British pop group, supporting Cliff Richard on numerous hits and making numerous hits of their own. Their first and greatest bass guitarist was Jet Harris, who has...

 

It's late, but the UN resolution gives hope to Libyans | Ahmed Sewehli

Last night I sat and watched the Chinese representative chairing the UN security council asking those who were against the resolution to raise their hands. It took me a while to ascertain that neither he nor anybody else actually did so. Great, I...

 

Today's mystery bird for you to identify

Mystery Bird photographed at Kadavu Island, Fiji. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Kevin Sharp [velociraptorize]. This tiny songbird closely resembles another species that lives on the same island. Can you identify this species...

 
Plymouth Argyle's staff to go without pay until buyer can be found

Plymouth Argyle's staff to go without pay until buyer can be found

Plymouth Argyle's players, staff and manager are working without pay until a buyer can be found for the club. An injection of interim cash from potential purchasers, which would have enabled the buyer to enter an exclusive negotiation period, failed...

Guardian, 22:31 in Sport
 


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