News archive from 24 March 2011

There's nothing moral about Nato's intervention in Libya | Seumas Milne

It's as if it's a habit they can't kick. Once again US, British and other Nato forces are bombarding an Arab country with cruise missiles and bunker-busting bombs. Both David Cameron and Barack Obama insist this is nothing like Iraq. There will be no...

 
Should top-level English football bring back standing? | Malcolm Clarke and Andy Holt

Should top-level English football bring back standing? | Malcolm Clarke and Andy Holt

Yes, Malcolm Clarke, Chair of the Football Supporters' FederationThe issue in English football is not whether there should be standing in the top two leagues but how we manage it, as there is already an extensive and increasing amount of standing at...

Guardian, 22:11 in Sport
 
Campaign to reinstate standing to go on tour of the grounds

Campaign to reinstate standing to go on tour of the grounds

The Football Supporters' Federation plans to tour the country with an example of the "rail seating" widely used in German grounds in a bid to gain support for its campaign to reintroduce standing at top-level English matches. The Guardian...

Guardian, 22:11 in Sport
 
Arsène Wenger could have three first-team players back for next match

Arsène Wenger could have three first-team players back for next match

Arsène Wenger could have three of his injured first-team players fit for Arsenal's next game against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday week. Alex Song is hopeful of making his comeback from knee trouble and Cesc Fábregas and Theo Walcott are also looking...

Guardian, 22:11 in Sport
 
Tourist route gives Paul di Resta right grounding for F1's hard road

Tourist route gives Paul di Resta right grounding for F1's hard road

When Robert Frost wrote his famous poem about the road not taken, the old petrolhead might have been predicting the diverging careers of Paul di Resta and Sebastian Vettel. When Di Resta, the third British driver in the Formula One line-up when the...

Guardian, 22:12 in Sport
 
Kiwi Thomas Waldrom would 'definitely' play for England in World Cup

Kiwi Thomas Waldrom would 'definitely' play for England in World Cup

Leicester's Kiwi No8 Thomas Waldrom has said he would "definitely" like to play for England in the forthcoming World Cup after discovering he qualifies through an English-born grandmother. The 27-year-old, who has become an influential...

Guardian, 22:12 in Sport
 
England's Matt Prior gets that familiar sinking feeling at World Cup

England's Matt Prior gets that familiar sinking feeling at World Cup

Matt Prior is expected to drop back down the order for the World Cup quarter-final as England attempt to turn an out-of-form opener into a vital part of their strategy to combat Sri Lanka's spinners. When Prior was asked if he expected to lose his...

Guardian, 22:12 in Sport
 

Photographer Amy Stein's best shot

I guess there have always been people broken down at the side of the road. But after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, I really started to notice them, wherever I was. They seemed to say something about the social and political breakdown that was...

 

Cyrille Falisse on film in France

Outside France, French cinema is still regarded as upscale and arthouse. Our films are renowned for their limpid lack of action, which French cineastes proudly contrast with whizz-bang Hollywood fare. It's a hangover from the 1950s, when the Nouvelle...

 

The budget: Small change | Editorial

Chancellors like their budgets to have themes, stories that inform the media commentary and that the opposition have to respond to. Laying out his budget yesterday, George Osborne offered two broad possibilities. The first was that this was a...

Guardian, 22:26 in Politics
 

Cuba frees last of prisoners from 2003 crackdown

Felix Navarro Rodriguez and Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia returned to their homes after eight years behind bars for what Cuba viewed as U.S.-inspired subversion. The two had been jailed since the March 2003 "Black Spring" crackdown and had been...

 
Aaron Ramsey happy to be back for Wales and facing England

Aaron Ramsey happy to be back for Wales and facing England

Aaron Ramsey has spoken of his determination to use the remainder of this season, starting with Wales's Euro 2012 qualifier against England at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday, to prove that he is capable of recapturing the outstanding form he was...

Guardian, 22:39 in Sport
 
Woman pilot in Libya combat mission

Woman pilot in Libya combat mission

The team of UK pilots flying fast jets over Libya includes a woman who is understood to be the first to undertake combat missions in the RAF's new Typhoon fighter. Pictured on Wednesday before taking off from the Italian air force base of Gioia del...

 
BUDGET ANALYSIS: Chancellor Osborne sticks to the plan in Budget

BUDGET ANALYSIS: Chancellor Osborne sticks to the plan in Budget

So the Chancellor yesterday held firm, rejecting calls for his deficit-busting austerity crusade to be watered down. 'Britain has a plan,' he said. 'And we are sticking to it.' Osborne put the lower growth forecasts down to the shock decline in GDP in...

 

Sainsbury boss Justin King hit by sales setback as grocer reveals fourth quarter results

Enlarge Feeling the pinch: Sainsbury boss Justin King predicted tougher times ahead Disappointing underlying sales of 1pc for the 10 weeks to March 19 fell short of the 2.4pc analysts had expected for Sainsbury. These were well down on the 3.6pc the...

 


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