News archive from 20 March 2011

Japan's radiation crisis is unlikely to delay Britain's nuclear rebuilding programme

Japan's radiation crisis is unlikely to delay Britain's nuclear rebuilding programme

Senior executives at energy giant EDF Energy, which is constructing nuclear power stations at Hinkley Point, Somerset, and Sizewell, Suffolk, are confident that the project will proceed virtually on schedule. There had been suggestions that a major...

 
France 28-9 Wales | Six Nations 2011 match report

France 28-9 Wales | Six Nations 2011 match report

There was the most tantalising chink of light at the door for Wales, but this lot need more than a chink. The 27-point win required by Wales to take the title from England was never threatened. In the end, the salient margin became the 10-point win...

Guardian, 22:08 in Sport
 
Cleeve Hill

Cleeve Hill

Rub of the green for Cecil One of the biggest cheers of the week at Cheltenham came when the well-backed Plato, trained by Henry Cecil, won Thursday's charity race. The horse's owner, the Greek shipping heiress Maria Niarchos, could barely disguise...

Guardian, 22:08 in Sport
 
Takeover tribulations force McCoist to plan for uncertain future

Takeover tribulations force McCoist to plan for uncertain future

In times of turmoil, the smallest things can become accentuated. Craig Whyte's appearance at Ibrox on Wednesday night fuelled theories that the businessman is edging to within touching distance of completing his protracted takeover of Rangers. For a...

Guardian, 22:08 in Sport
 
Tiger Woods has a new girlfriend... a 22-year-old student that was arrested on suspicion of DUI

Tiger Woods has a new girlfriend... a 22-year-old student that was arrested on suspicion of DUI

Mug shot: Tiger Woods' new girlfriend Alyse Lahti was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Florida last year Tiger Woods has reportedly jumped back into the dating pool and is seeing a 22-year-old student who looks just like his ex-wife Elin Nordegren....

 
French military jet opens fire on Colonel Gaddafi's forces in Libya

French military jet opens fire on Colonel Gaddafi's forces in Libya

The Libyan dictator said on Friday he had called a ceasefire in his conflict with the rebels who have taken control of parts of the country. However, by Saturday morning it looked as though that statement was nothing more than an attempt to delay the...

Metro, 22:15 in Hot News
 
Nissan's Micra Tekna is easy to park, cheap to run and a good bet for grandads and teenagers alike

Nissan's Micra Tekna is easy to park, cheap to run and a good bet for grandads and teenagers alike

More from James Martin... JAMES MARTIN: John Lennon's first car wasn't a Beetle - it was this Ferrari, now restored 09/03/11 JAMES MARTIN: Maturing, urbane, yet unable to deny the boy racer inside you? Here's your guilty pleasure...the Citroen DS3...

Daily Mail, 22:20 in Auto
 

Today's mystery bird for you to identify

Mystery Bird photographed at Gerfasa Reservoir (in the hills near Addis Ababa), Ethiopia, Africa. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Dan Logen, 11 February 2011 [velociraptorize]. Nikon D300, 600 mm lens, ISO 800, f/9, 1/1250 sec...

 
Andrew Lansley accused of burying poll showing record satisfaction with NHS

Andrew Lansley accused of burying poll showing record satisfaction with NHS

Ministers have been accused of "burying good news" about the NHS because it will undermine their case for sweeping reforms, after it emerged that they are withholding unpublished polling data that shows record levels of satisfaction with...

Guardian, 22:32 in Politics
 
Sarah Palin uses India visit to fuel rumours of her White House ambitions

Sarah Palin uses India visit to fuel rumours of her White House ambitions

Sarah Palin, the controversial conservative US politician, fuelled speculation that she is preparing for a presidential bid in 2012 by refusing to rule out her candidacy in a high-profile appearance in Delhi. In a question and answer session following...

 
No grand slam, but six teams will head south with real hope

No grand slam, but six teams will head south with real hope

Since the expansion of the Five Nations to Six it has been unusual not to have a grand slam. In the 11-year history of the championship there have been seven clean sweeps, with France compiling three, Wales two, and Ireland and England one apiece. And...

Guardian, 22:41 in Sport
 
Boardwalk Empire: season one, episode nine

Boardwalk Empire: season one, episode nine

"Lotta fellas still alive, probably shouldn't be" – JimmyWe open on Nucky visiting his whiny brother Eli, who is patched up and recuperating after being shot while collecting money from Lolly Steinman's casino. Nucky, along with Ward Boss...

Guardian, 22:42 in Showbiz
 
England hero Tredwell faces axe as Flower admits spinner's place is under threat

England hero Tredwell faces axe as Flower admits spinner's place is under threat

England coach Andy Flower has warned James Tredwell to expect the axe if only one spinner is required for their World Cup quarter-final. If India beat West Indies on Sunday, England will line up against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Saturday for a place in...

Daily Mail, 23:12 in Sport
 
The Killing: episodes 17 and 18

The Killing: episodes 17 and 18

Spoiler Alert: This blog is for people watching The Killing on BBC4 in the UK. Stop reading if you haven't seen episode 18 – and please, please don't post spoilers if you've seen future episodes Vicky Frost's episode 15 and 16 blog RIP Jan Meyer. For...

Guardian, 23:14 in Showbiz
 
Supermoon enjoyed by Britons under clear skies

Supermoon enjoyed by Britons under clear skies

Anyone who looked up from the beginning of sunset onwards could see the moon shining bigger and much more brightly than normal. The supermoon, also known as a lunar perigree, occurs when a full moon coincides with it being the closest point in its...

Metro, 23:20 in Hot News
 


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