News archive from 21 January 2011

Charity wants your digital pennies after modernising the old fashioned donating tin

Charity wants your digital pennies after modernising the old fashioned donating tin

Thing of the past? The Pennies Foundation has managed to modernise the old-fashioned collection box Each retailer can nominate a variety of chosen charities. Last month the government launched a consultation process calling for charitable giving to...

 
Steve Bruce slams Gérard Houllier over Darren Bent move to Aston Villa

Steve Bruce slams Gérard Houllier over Darren Bent move to Aston Villa

Steve Bruce has accused Gérard Houllier of behaving with a lack of decency and respect before Darren Bent's £24m move from Sunderland to Aston Villa. Not content with suggesting the striker's head had possibly "been turned" in the weeks...

Guardian, 22:05 in Sport
 
ALEX BRUMMER: New Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls rewrites the real history

ALEX BRUMMER: New Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls rewrites the real history

His knowledge of Keynes and his friends in the economic establishment will make him a formidable force. This is especially true in that the policies pursued by Osborne are more often guided by his political instinct (which tends to be good) rather...

 
David Beckham denied chance of Tottenham friendly by insurance snag

David Beckham denied chance of Tottenham friendly by insurance snag

David Beckham suffered further frustration at Tottenham Hotspur when he was prevented from playing for them in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Queens Park Rangers. The LA Galaxy midfielder, who is training at the north London club and hopes to...

Guardian, 22:05 in Sport
 

City Index hit by £490,000 fine from Financial Services Authority

Enlarge The City watchdog found that the firm - owned by Spencer's private vehicle IPGL - submitted inaccurate data on an astonishing 60pc of transactions completed between November 2007 and September 2009. But the breaches in accounting...

 
Cricket World Cup 2011: Matt Prior out to make one-day job his own

Cricket World Cup 2011: Matt Prior out to make one-day job his own

There is a vitality about Matt Prior that suggests Duracell has dumped its bunny and is using him to advertise its long-life batteries. He was reinstalled in the England changing room yesterday and energy levels that might have dipped in Tasmania's...

Guardian, 22:06 in Sport
 
Steven Pienaar aims to help Tottenham win a trophy this season

Steven Pienaar aims to help Tottenham win a trophy this season

Tottenham's new recruit Steven Pienaar is confident he has the mental strength to fight for a starting place and firmly believes Spurs are capable of winning a trophy this season. The 28-year-old South Africa midfielder on Tuesday completed his move...

Guardian, 22:06 in Sport
 
First sight: Aqib Khan

First sight: Aqib Khan

Who is he? West Is West Production year: 2010 Country: UK Directors: Andy De Emmony Cast: Emil Marwa, Jimi Mistry, Lesley Nicol, Linda Bassett, Om Puri More on this film A Bradford teenager who landed the lead in West Is West, the East Is East sequel,...

 

Riven Vincent had no choice but to cry for help | Leah Wild

Are you happy? Imagine if, in order to be able to do the simplest things – from popping out to the shops to taking a shower, you had to answer, "No" to that question. Imagine if you had to emphasise this unhappiness to complete strangers,...

 
The Mummers: 'We're honouring his spirit completely'

The Mummers: 'We're honouring his spirit completely'

It was almost too good to be true. In June 2009, the Mummers, a loose amalgam of instrumentalists fronted by singer Raissa Khan-Panni, her collaborator Paul Sandrone and Sussex-based arranger Mark Horwood, were having the lavishness of their album,...

 
Eight-week ban puts England's Delon Armitage out of Six Nations

Eight-week ban puts England's Delon Armitage out of Six Nations

Delon Armitage, the England full-back, will miss the Six Nations after tonight receiving an eight-week suspension following a verbal and physical altercation with an anti-doping official. The official had asked the 27-year-old to take a drug test at...

Guardian, 22:23 in Sport
 
Leeds Rhinos say two referees are needed to stop 'wrestling' tactics

Leeds Rhinos say two referees are needed to stop 'wrestling' tactics

Leeds Rhinos have said that two referees will be needed to control each match within the next couple of seasons, to prevent the obsession with wrestling techniques in defence from killing the game as a spectacle. Gary Hetherington, the chief executive...

Guardian, 22:23 in Sport
 

O bother | Michael Tomasky

As usual, our own Ed Pilkington delivers a nicely turned story about the new novel O, the presidential novel written by Anonymous. But I have to say, I don't know that anyone is talking about it all. I live in Washington. I'm fairly plugged in. Why...

 
ARMITAGE HANDED EIGHT-WEEK BAN

ARMITAGE HANDED EIGHT-WEEK BAN

England international Delon Armitage will miss virtually the entire RBS 6 Nations after receiving an eight-week ban for conduct prejudicial to the interests of the game. Armitage was found to have pushed and used threatening and/or abusive and...

Daily Star, 22:35 in Sport
 
DIACK CONCERNED OVER STADIUM

DIACK CONCERNED OVER STADIUM

IAAF president Lamine Diack has warned of serious damage to Britain's reputation as it emerged that an athletics legacy at the London 2012 stadium is not part of the criteria for deciding the future of the venue. Diack said Britain's position in...

Daily Star, 22:35 in Sport
 


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