News archive from 23 May 2012

Solskjaer rejects Lerner offer of Villa manager's job to stay with family in Norway

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has dramatically withdrawn from the race to become the next boss of Aston Villa. The former Manchester United striker decided to pull out after discussions with the chairman of his Norwegian club, Molde. Solskjaer had been the...

Daily Mail, 22:05 in Sport
 
Roy Hodgson starts England job ahead of Euro 2012

Roy Hodgson starts England job ahead of Euro 2012

Hodgson has had to wait three weeks since his appointment to link up with new skipper Steven Gerrard and the 23 players he last week chose to represent England in this summer's tournament. The conclusion of the Premier League season, and the need for...

Metro, 22:07 in Sport
 
Ernie Els hoping Wentworth criticism is over as PGA Championship begins

Ernie Els hoping Wentworth criticism is over as PGA Championship begins

Paul Casey, Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood have been among the critics since the Surrey course was toughened up two years ago. Casey called it ‘a grind' while Poulter said after a second-round 74 last May: ‘You're watching, you tell me; is it fun?'...

Metro, 22:07 in Sport
 
Kevin Pietersen vows to keep on tweeting after attacking Nick Knight

Kevin Pietersen vows to keep on tweeting after attacking Nick Knight

Last Friday Pietersen launched an attack on Nick Knight, questioning the former England opener's credibility as a Sky Sports pundit. He wrote: ‘Can somebody please tell me how Nick Knight has worked his way into the commentary box for the Tests??...

Metro, 22:07 in Sport
 

Open letter urges Lockerbie inquiry

The letter states: "If Scotland wishes to see its criminal justice system reinstated to the position of respect that it once held rather than its languishing as the mangled wreck it has become because of this perverse judgment, it is imperative...

 
Putin energy tsar named CEO of Russia's Rosneft

Putin energy "tsar" named CEO of Russia's Rosneft

His move from the corridors of power to the executive suite at Rosneft (ROSN.MM) - just across the Moscow River from the Kremlin - marks the culmination of Sechin's evolving role as energy 'tsar' in the world's largest oil-producing nation. Rosneft's...

Reuters, 22:10 in Business
 

Spain must defend title without talisman Villa as Barca striker loses fitness battle

Spain will defend their European Championship crown without striker David Villa.The Barcelona forward has failed to prove his fitness to coach Vicente del Bosque after fracturing his tibia while in action for the Catalan side at the World Club...

Daily Mail, 22:10 in Sport
 

The super green machine: New Porsche can hit 201mph and can do 94 miles to the gallon (that's better than a...

Supercars generally have the reputation for being gas-guzzlers as they rage across our roads with a need for speed.But the new Porsche 918 Spyder may be about to change all that - for while it manages a top speed of 201mph, it also manages an economic...

Daily Mail, 22:13 in Auto
 

Probe into 'Reagan blood' auction

Executive director John Heubusch said: "If indeed this story is true, it's a craven act and we will use every legal means to stop its sale or purchase. We've spoken to GW hospital and are assured an investigation as to how something like this...

 

Hargreaves released by City

Midfielder Owen Hargreaves has been released by Manchester City after his short-term deal expired. The former England international, who has been plagued by injuries in recent years, joined Roberto Mancini's side last August after leaving city rivals...

 

Open letter urges Lockerbie inquiry

More than 40 politicians, religious leaders and journalists have signed a letter calling for an independent inquiry into the Lockerbie bomber's conviction. The letter says the "perverse judgment" has left Scotland's criminal justice system a...

 

Beecroft hits at 'socialist' Cable

A controversial Downing Street adviser has accused Business Secretary Vince Cable of being a socialist who "appears to do very little to support business". Venture capitalist Adrian Beecroft, who wrote a report for No 10 calling for...

 

Open letter urges Lockerbie inquiry

More than 40 politicians, religious leaders and journalists have signed a letter calling for an independent inquiry into the Lockerbie bomber's conviction. The letter says the "perverse judgment" has left Scotland's criminal justice system a...

 

Beecroft hits at 'socialist' Cable

A controversial Downing Street adviser has accused Business Secretary Vince Cable of being a socialist who "appears to do very little to support business". Venture capitalist Adrian Beecroft, who wrote a report for No 10 calling for...

 

City watchdog reform clears hurdle

A new system of regulation for the City aimed at preventing another banking crisis moved a step closer as legislation cleared the Commons. The Financial Services Authority (FSA) will be scrapped and greater powers handed to the Bank of England under...

 


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