News archive from 24 February 2011

Spotify close to Universal deal, may launch without Warner

A Universal Music spokesman said it is still in negotiations with Spotify. Spotify and Warner Music declined to comment. (Reporting by Yinka Adegoke)

 

On Libya we can't let ourselves be scarred by Iraq | Ian Birrell

It gets worse and worse. Muammar Gaddafi has declared war on his people and the streets of Libya are flowing with blood. Yesterday I heard of people watching their own air force attack the suburbs of Tripoli, leaving roads filled with burned bodies....

 
Arsenal 1-0 Stoke City | Premier League match report

Arsenal 1-0 Stoke City | Premier League match report

Arsenal are now only a point behind Manchester United but the price could be particularly costly after Cesc Fábregas and Theo Walcott suffered injuries on what became a frustrating evening for Arsène Wenger's team after the brightest of starts. With...

Guardian, 22:09 in Sport
 

Photographer Michael Hess's best shot

I'm from Germany, and we don't have bingo there. But in Southampton, where I used to live, there was an amazing old cinema – a huge art deco place with neon lights. One day in 2005, I went in to see what was going on. Inside, I found dozens of people...

 
Netherlands showing against England proves importance of underdogs | Mike Selvey

Netherlands showing against England proves importance of underdogs | Mike Selvey

It will have escaped many, no doubt, that this year is the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible. Even as one whose worship of a deity extends little beyond Jimi Hendrix, this Bible contains in my opinion (alongside all the...

Guardian, 22:09 in Sport
 
Darron Gibson proves he is no Paul Scholes for Manchester United | Daniel Taylor

Darron Gibson proves he is no Paul Scholes for Manchester United | Daniel Taylor

In the end, Darron Gibson could reflect on a job reasonably well done. He was prominently involved during those spells when Sir Alex Ferguson's side dominated possession, he generally took care of the ball and on the occasions he was a bit more...

Guardian, 22:09 in Sport
 
Five things we learned from Marseille v Manchester United

Five things we learned from Marseille v Manchester United

1 European football is still passing Berbatov by Ferguson's decision to include Berbatov seemed like a significant one. This was the first Champions League knock-out game that Berbatov has started since United won in Porto in April 2009, a measure of...

Guardian, 22:22 in Sport
 

Michael Billington on reviewers who join in the play

"Imprisoned in every fat man," Cyril Connolly once wrote, "a thin man is wildly signalling to be let out." And inside every critic, it seems, lurks a performer struggling to escape. Driving into London's West End on Monday, I heard...

 
NME awards: My Chemical Romance win twice as music's stars come out

NME awards: My Chemical Romance win twice as music's stars come out

Beloved of mascaraed emos the world over, goth rockers My Chemical Romance triumphed moodily taking home two prizes at the annual NME awards. The New Jersey outfit were crowned best international band, and also took the award for best video for Na Na...

 
Capital Shopping Centres dismisses JJB's low rent rescue plans

Capital Shopping Centres dismisses JJB's low rent rescue plans

Capital Shopping Centres, which is the UK's biggest shopping mall group and the new owner of Manchester's Trafford Centre, will vote against a proposal by JJB to slash its rent bill, known as a Company Voluntary Arrangement. The sports retailer needs...

 
THE CITY INTERVIEW: Holt keeps East Coast rail route on track

THE CITY INTERVIEW: Holt keeps East Coast rail route on track

She is one of the few women to have broken through to the top ranks of British business. As Lord Davies of Abersoch pointed out in his report on the glass ceiling today, the boardroom remains a predominantly male domain. Holt says that early...

 
Carlos Tevez could turn his back on Man City, Roberto Mancini admits

Carlos Tevez could turn his back on Man City, Roberto Mancini admits

Tevez’s representative Kia Joorabchian has reportedly claimed the Argentina striker would be happy to rejoin Corinthians of Brazil, a move he was confident he could seal in the next couple of years. The City captain’s deal runs until 2014 and asked if...

Metro, 22:26 in Sport
 
Justin Bieber to visit Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion

Justin Bieber to visit Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion

The teen sensation already has a trail of female fans following his every move but it seems Master Bieber's head has been turned and he is now craving some attention from the leggy Playboy bunnys in Hefner's world-famous mansion. Speaking on Piers...

Metro, 22:37 in Showbiz
 

Rocket from Gaza Strip strikes Israeli city

Earlier reports said the rocket had struck a house. Residents said they sought shelter in secure rooms after air raid sirens sounded in the area. Israel responded with an air strike east of Gaza City that hit a group of militants from the Islamic...

 
John Terry insists Chelsea passion can still reel in Manchester United

John Terry insists Chelsea passion can still reel in Manchester United

John Terry has refused to accept Chelsea's chances of retaining their Premier League title have been dashed this season but has admitted a victory in next week's collision with the leaders, Manchester United, is essential if they are to claw back...

Guardian, 22:46 in Sport
 


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