News archive from 20 October 2013

Brie Larson interview: 'I just wanted to do weird stuff'

Brie Larson interview: 'I just wanted to do weird stuff'

Brie Larson, photographed in London: 'I won't do things for money. I can't.' Photograph: Suki Dhanda for the Observer 'You're coming in at a very strange time for me," says Brie Larson. She has just arrived in London on the redeye from New York...

Guardian, 00:08 in Showbiz
 
Energy Bills: Welby Slams 'Severe' Price Rises

Energy Bills: Welby Slams 'Severe' Price Rises

The Archbishop of Canterbury has intervened in the row over energy prices, warning that the latest round of hikes seems to be "inexplicable". Justin Welby insisted the Big Six companies had an obligation to behave morally rather than to...

 
After Shrek: what comes now for the Sam Mendes machine?

After Shrek: what comes now for the Sam Mendes machine?

Power of three: Pippa Harris, Sam Mendes and Caro Newling at their Covent Garden headquarters this month. Photograph: Richard Saker for the Observer On a side street near Covent Garden in central London, a production company with a startlingly varied...

Guardian, 00:20 in Showbiz
 

Minister backs HS2 amid report row

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has defended the controversial HS2 project amid claims it could cost some cities hundreds of millions of pounds. Mr McLoughlin insisted he had "no doubt" that the scheme would benefit the UK as a whole,...

 

Minister backs HS2 amid report row

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has defended the controversial HS2 project amid claims it could cost some cities hundreds of millions of pounds. Mr McLoughlin insisted he had "no doubt" that the scheme would benefit the UK as a whole,...

 

The loan system can be the making of more men like Townsend

There is a huge debate at present as to how we can ensure that young English players receive enough playing time to bring them up to Premier League and international standard. Last Tuesday at Wembley we were provided with part of the solution to that...

Daily Mail, 00:22 in Sport
 

Balotelli (and Fanny) watch on from the stands as Milan scrape past Udinese

Mario Balotelli watched his AC Milan teammates beat Udinese and move to eighth in Serie A on Saturday evening. Valter Birsa's 22nd-minute strike was enough to earn the Rossoneri only their third win of the season - all coming at home - and edge them...

Daily Mail, 00:22 in Sport
 

Lancaster set to hand Robshaw England captaincy despite fears flanker was not even going to make squad

Chris Robshaw, who led England in their rugby Grand Slam humiliation in Cardiff earlier this year, is expected to be told this week that he has regained the captain's armband. Tom Wood captained England against Argentina in the summer and had been...

Daily Mail, 00:22 in Sport
 

Don't persecute a decent man for one moment of clumsiness! Hounding Hodgson can only harm football's...

The footballers of England did the nation proud the other evening. Bright, swift and endlessly inventive, they took the victory they deserved with a flourish which had been absent for too long. The manager had earned the chance to wallow in the...

Daily Mail, 00:22 in Sport
 

Trouble at the top! Messi fails to inspire from the bench as Barca's goalscoring record ends, while...

Champions Barcelona and La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid both dropped their first points of the season on Saturday and missed the chance to equal the 45-year-old record for the best ever La Liga start. Barca were held to a 0-0 at Osasuna while Atletico...

Daily Mail, 00:22 in Sport
 

Chelsea goal controversy: So where did Eto'o get his inspiration? Was it Best? Or even Forest's Crosby...

Samuel Eto'o sparked controversy when his cheeky nick from goalkeeper David Marshall led to Chelsea's all-important equaliser during their 4-1 defeat of Cardiff City. The Cameroon striker poked the ball clear of Marshall's care as the netminder...

Daily Mail, 00:27 in Sport
 

Anti-wrinkle creams that really work... but only with a magic ingredient

It is news that will put a smile on the face of plenty of women of a certain age - and stop them worrying about the lines it may leave. Anti-ageing creams really do work, scientists claim. Experiments have found that an ingredient in anti-wrinkle...

Daily Mail, 00:29 in Health
 
Bus firm EYMS 'will call police' to move parents with pushchairs blocking wheelchair spaces

Bus firm EYMS 'will call police' to move parents with pushchairs blocking wheelchair spaces

If they refuse, he says drivers - who have no legal powers to force a passenger to move - may need to ask the police for assistance. Mr Shipp says he intends to clarify the firm's position, including possibly changing the firm's conditions of...

 
New Beverley bypass traffic jam warning

New Beverley bypass traffic jam warning

New developments, including a hospital and a supermarket, plus three sets of traffic lights, are adding to the snarl-ups. Proposals for a Sainsbury's supermarket on Grovehill industrial estate would generate more traffic. SAVE up to £50 with 5 Great...

 
Dave Rotheray: How Maggie May and Dolly Parton's Jolene have inspired new album Answer Ballads

Dave Rotheray: How Maggie May and Dolly Parton's Jolene have inspired new album Answer Ballads

Dave Rotheray has given it a lot of thought. Perhaps too much thought, admits the former Beautiful South songwriter "I tend to spend quite a lot of time in The Queens pub," says Rotheray, sitting, sipping a Moroccan coffee in Hull's...

 


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