News archive from 22 January 2011

Euro hits 2-month high vs dollar, stocks gain

Euro hits 2-month high vs dollar, stocks gain

European banking shares jumped on Spain's plan to partially take over its weakest saving banks. Coupled with expectations of a strengthened euro zone rescue fund, the plan to save Spanish banks helped ease tensions over the European crisis....

Reuters, 22:10 in Business
 

Northern Foods agrees to £342 million Boparan takeover

The maker of Goodfella's Pizza and Fox's biscuits is recommending that shareholders back a bid of 73 pence per share by Boparan and said it had withdrawn its support for a takeover by Irish food manufacturer Greencore Group Plc. "This attractive...

Reuters, 22:10 in Business
 
Jared Lee Loughner and mental health crisis | Clancy Sigal

Jared Lee Loughner and mental health crisis | Clancy Sigal

What a bunch of garbage; liberal, democrat, conservative, republican. It's all there to control you! ... I'm sick of it. – from Jared Lee Loughner's reportedly favourite movie, Waking Life, about a man trapped in dreams Are we all Jared Lee Loughner?...

 
Manchester United 'a bit lucky' to be undefeated, says Arsène Wenger

Manchester United 'a bit lucky' to be undefeated, says Arsène Wenger

Arsène Wenger says that Manchester United have been "a bit lucky until now" to remain undefeated in the Premier League, but he feels that they will not begin to think about emulating Arsenal's Invincibles until they enter the final five...

Guardian, 22:24 in Sport
 
Asamoah Gyan flies solo for Steve Bruce's striker-stricken Sunderland

Asamoah Gyan flies solo for Steve Bruce's striker-stricken Sunderland

Steve Bruce is confident Asamoah Gyan can shoulder sole attacking responsibility at Blackpool tomorrow. In the wake of Darren Bent's £24m defection to Aston Villa and the long-term knee injuries sidelining Danny Welbeck and Fraizer Campbell, the £13m...

Guardian, 22:24 in Sport
 
Gérard Houllier hits back at Sunderland in dispute over Darren Bent

Gérard Houllier hits back at Sunderland in dispute over Darren Bent

Gérard Houllier has accused Steve Bruce of a xenophobic attack as the row between Aston Villa and Sunderland over Darren Bent's acrimonious transfer becomes increasingly bitter. The Villa manager reeled off a number of complaints, which included...

Guardian, 22:34 in Sport
 
Rangers can cope without Kenny Miller, says Celtic manager Neil Lennon

Rangers can cope without Kenny Miller, says Celtic manager Neil Lennon

Neil Lennon has disputed claims that the departure of Kenny Miller from Rangers will have a meaningful impact on this season's Scottish Premier League title race. Miller has completed a transfer to Bursaspor, a move which will net him £50,000 a week...

Guardian, 22:34 in Sport
 
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp robbed in Madrid

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp robbed in Madrid

Harry Redknapp was the victim of pickpockets on a trip to Spain last night. The Tottenham Hotspur manager and his assistant, Kevin Bond, were in the Spanish capital to watch Real Madrid defeat their local rivals Atlético 1-0 in the Copa del Rey....

Guardian, 22:34 in Sport
 
Liverpool join Aston Villa in pursuit of Blackpool's Charlie Adam

Liverpool join Aston Villa in pursuit of Blackpool's Charlie Adam

Liverpool have joined Aston Villa in the pursuit of the Blackpool captain, Charlie Adam, but may need to double an offer of £4m before Ian Holloway considers allowing his prize asset to leave Bloomfield Road. The influential midfielder is considering...

Guardian, 22:34 in Sport
 
Premier League intervenes to settle Manchester City row with Birmingham

Premier League intervenes to settle Manchester City row with Birmingham

Manchester City have been spared having to play two games in the space of 48 hours after a row with Birmingham City that has led to intervention from the Premier League and tested relations between the two. The Eastlands club made an official...

Guardian, 22:34 in Sport
 
Government's online data portal 'doomed'

Government's online data portal 'doomed'

One year after the Labour government launched the data.gov.uk portal, intended to provide a front door to a library of government data, there is disquiet that the initial enthusiasm has worn off and that civil servants are quietly blocking widespread...

Guardian, 22:39 in Politics
 
Simon Kjaer 'keen on Chelsea transfer'

Simon Kjaer 'keen on Chelsea transfer'

Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti is known to be keen to bring in a new central defender this month, with Benfica's David Luiz thought to be his preferred option. The Portuguese club's £25 million valuation of the Brazil international is out of Chelsea's...

Metro, 22:50 in Sport
 
Nice little urner: Electric lamp sells for £445,000 after it is revealed to be a 2,000-year-old relic

Nice little urner: Electric lamp sells for £445,000 after it is revealed to be a 2,000-year-old relic

It was originally installed in his home in Summerhill, Staffordshire, before he moved in 1961 to Crowe Hall, a magnificent villa overlooking the Roman city of Bath. When he died in 1975 his son John, a teacher, continued to live there. Following...

 
RYAN GIGGS 40-FIED

RYAN GIGGS 40-FIED

SIR ALEX FERGUSON has backed Ryan Giggs to still be a Premier League star when he is 40. The United veteran is set to sign a new deal that will keep him at Old Trafford till 2013. Giggs, 37, is playing some of the best football of his career and...

Daily Star, 23:17 in Sport
 
SARACENS SUFFER CLERMONT DEFEAT

SARACENS SUFFER CLERMONT DEFEAT

Clermont Auvergne kept their Heineken Cup quarter-final hopes alive as they clinched a bonus point with a last-gasp fourth try in an exciting 24-14 victory over Saracens at Vicarage Road. Clermont went into the tie needing a maximum five-point haul...

Daily Star, 23:17 in Sport
 


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