News archive from 20 August 2013

Labour poll setback for Miliband

One in three Labour voters thinks Ed Miliband should not lead the party into the next general election, according to a new poll. The survey also found that only two out of every 10 voters are satisfied with the Labour leader's performance. Some 34% of...

 

Labour poll setback for Miliband

One in three Labour voters thinks Ed Miliband should not lead the party into the next general election, according to a new poll. The survey also found that only two out of every 10 voters are satisfied with the Labour leader's performance. Some 34% of...

 

Labour poll setback for Miliband

One in three Labour voters thinks Ed Miliband should not lead the party into the next general election, according to a new poll. The survey also found that only two out of every 10 voters are satisfied with the Labour leader's performance. Some 34% of...

 
TV needs more female personalities, says Sandy Toksvig

TV needs more female personalities, says Sandy Toksvig

Broadcaster Sandy Toksvig: 'I would like to see more female quiz-show hosts on TV because they set a­ ­different tone' Photograph: Mark Harrison/CAMERA PRESS/Mark Harrison Broadcaster Sandi Toksvig has lamented the lack of female TV personalities on...

Guardian, 00:06 in Showbiz
 
Nicholas Lyndhurst condemns 'cruel bedlam' of reality TV

Nicholas Lyndhurst condemns 'cruel bedlam' of reality TV

Nicholas Lyndhurst wondered what sort of industry his actor son would enter. Photograph: Rex/Tom Pilston/the Independent The former Only Fools and Horses star Nicholas Lyndhurst has hit out at "cruel" reality TV shows, comparing Britain's...

Guardian, 00:06 in Showbiz
 
Grounds for change over football stadiums

Grounds for change over football stadiums

The Victorian and Edwardian merchants and entrepreneurs who founded many English football clubs might recognise something of themselves in today's billionaire overseas owners. They would also no doubt approve of the stunning stadiums some of their...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 
Patent trolls: Tracking down the litigious invention owners

Patent trolls: Tracking down the litigious invention owners

At a Mexican restaurant in Dallas, Texas, half a dozen lawyers are talking about patents. The conversation turns to the activities of the so-called trolls, and they compete for the craziest examples of the patents they use in lawsuits. "It is the...

BBC, 00:16 in Business
 

Labour poll setback for Miliband

One in three Labour voters thinks Ed Miliband should not lead the party into the next general election, according to a new poll. The survey also found that only two out of every 10 voters are satisfied with the Labour leader's performance. Some 34% of...

 
Prince George: First Official Photos Released

Prince George: First Official Photos Released

Kensington Palace has confirmed that the Duchess of Cambridge's father, Michael Middleton, has taken the first official photographs of William, Kate and their son Prince George. The two photographs from the new Cambridge family album were taken by the...

 
King Orders Airlift 'Rescue' For 96 Stone Man

King Orders Airlift 'Rescue' For 96 Stone Man

A Saudi man weighing 96st (1,345lb) has been airlifted to hospital after being unable to leave his bedroom for two and a half years. Khalid Mohsin Shaeri, 20, was flown from the southern city of Jazan to a hospital in Riyadh on King Abdullah's...

 
Man Found Dead At Olivia Newton-John's Home

Man Found Dead At Olivia Newton-John's Home

Authorities say a man has been found dead from a gunshot wound inside a South Florida home owned by Olivia Newton-John and her husband. Jupiter police Sergeant Scott Pascarella confirmed the victim is a 42-year-old man who did not live at the home and...

 

Drugs policy: face the facts

Celebrities, scientists, former South American presidents, leading EU politicians and now the government's chief medical officer make a curious alliance. That doesn't mean they're right – groupthink is a bad policy guide. But it's not always wrong....

Guardian, 00:18 in Health
 
UK has lost '40%' of its banks and building societies

UK has lost '40%' of its banks and building societies

Communities across the UK have lost more than 40% of their bank and building society branches since 1989, according to a new report. The study, by Nottingham University, found that nearly 7,500 branches closed between 1989 and 2012. However, it said...

BBC, 00:20 in Business
 

Fernandinho, Navas and Negredo star in ruthless City win, but which of Pellegrini's summers signings...

Manchester City had spent £100m on players this summer so the pressure was on Manuel Pellegrini's side to deliver in their opening game against Newcastle. Three of the four big money signings featured as City ran out easy 4-0 winners against the Toon,...

Daily Mail, 00:20 in Sport
 
UK tourists bring Portugal economic sunshine

UK tourists bring Portugal economic sunshine

The Portuguese economy is showing signs of recovery, and on the streets of Faro its people are celebrating. The annual week-long international folk festival, Folkfaro, is entertaining thousands near the Algarve capital's harbour, where according to...

BBC, 00:20 in Business
 


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