News archive from 24 March 2013

ENGLAND UNDONE BY SWING

ENGLAND UNDONE BY SWING

England were unable to combat conventional swing as they lost three wickets to lbws on the third morning of the final Test against New Zealand at Eden Park. Tim Southee won verdicts against both overnight batsmen, Nick Compton and Ian Bell - and as...

Daily Star, 00:01 in Sport
 
WOODS HAS THE EDGE

WOODS HAS THE EDGE

Tiger Woods surged into a clubhouse lead of 205 going into the final day of the Arnold Palmer Invitational after finishing 11 under par in Orlando. The four-time Masters winner spent the afternoon chasing down Justin Rose's two-shot lead on the front...

Daily Star, 00:01 in Sport
 

England fans have paid their money and are entitled to blast Rio, claims skipper Gerrard

Steven Gerrard has refused to condemn those England supporters who subjected the absent Rio Ferdinand to sustained abuse during the 8-0 victory over San Marino on Friday night.As England strolled to their most comprehensive victory for 26 years, the...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 
Clashes in Lebanon as PM Mikati's resignation accepted

Clashes in Lebanon as PM Mikati's resignation accepted

Local media reported that President Michel Suleiman had accepted Mikati's resignation, which could plunge Lebanon into further turmoil and uncertainty three months before a planned parliamentary election. The politically volatile country is struggling...

 

No turning back to Rio now, but Hodgson knows his defenders must stand firm under pressure in Podgorica

Roy Hodgson is a genial type, approachable in a manner in which his predecessor Fabio Capello never was, but there are moments when a flash of anger betrays a deeper determination. After England's 8-0 win over San Marino, their biggest win for 26...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 

Malian army repels Islamist attack on northern town of Gao

No death toll was immediately available. Gao was controlled for several months by the MUJWA Islamist group, which imposed a violent form of sharia, until the town was liberated by a French-led offensive in late January. (Reporting by Cheick Diarra;...

 
Maxine Peake: 'People go to therapy. I've got a hoover' – interview

Maxine Peake: 'People go to therapy. I've got a hoover' – interview

Maxine Peake: 'I'm concerned we'll tip back into the bad old days when only people from a certain class could afford to send their children to drama school.' Photograph: Lorna Milburn Maxine Peake is wearing slippers and a faded grey dressing-gown...

Guardian, 00:05 in Showbiz
 
Choreographer Gillian Lynne says 'Reality TV is harming the theatre'

Choreographer Gillian Lynne says 'Reality TV is harming the theatre'

Gillian Lynne, cheoreographer, at home in London. Photograph: Suki Dhanda for the Observer The woman behind a host of bestselling West End shows over the past 30 years is worried about the future of the industry. Gillian Lynne, the doyenne of live...

Guardian, 00:05 in Showbiz
 
Album review: Depeche Mode - Delta Stream

Album review: Depeche Mode - Delta Stream

The Depeche boys have long since taken themselves out of Basildon, and the suburban smalltown ways have been expunged from Messrs Gahan, Gore and Wilder for even longer. Depeche Mode - Delta Stream Columbia, £12.99 * * * * The former has grown vocally...

 

Album reviews: The Strokes| Edwyn Collins| Gill Bowman

A roundup of the latest music releases POP The Strokes Comedown Machine RCA, £11.99 * * * This is a fine enough follow-up to Julian Casablancas’s last solo album, but not exactly a re-entry record for The Strokes. It is louche and lithe but much of a...

 
My first car: RM Hubbert

My first car: RM Hubbert

THE first car I ever owned was a ten-year-old VW Polo - it must have been an '86 model. I bought it for £300 because my girlfriend at the time worked out that it would be less expensive to buy a car than it would be to keep paying my taxi bills. It...

 
Book review: The Hired Man - Aminatta Forna

Book review: The Hired Man - Aminatta Forna

AMINATTA Forna's third novel shares a certain slow-burning mystique with its eponymous handyman narrator: likeable and benign to begin with, it gradually reveals its deeper, darker and more unsettling characteristics. The Hired Man - Aminatta Forna...

 

Book review: The Quickening - Julie Myerson

RACHEL and Dan have come to spend their three-week honeymoon in a luxury hotel in Antigua. The Quickening - Julie Myerson Hammer, £9.99 It’s all rather shotgun, as they’ve only just tied the knot and Rachel is already 14 weeks pregnant – an accident –...

 

Book review: The General - Ahmed Errachidi

EVEN a fully paid-up pinko liberal would have problems with Ahmed Errachidi's account of his time in Guantanamo and what he was doing in Afghanistan before he was sent there. The General: The Ordinary Man Who Became One Of The Bravest Prisoners In...

 

Book review: The Science Of Monsters - Matt Kaplan

HOW did humanity come up with such a range of monsters, from dragons, basilisks and vampires to leviathans, sphinxes and "greys"? The Science Of Monsters - Matt Kaplan Constable, £12.99 Matt Kaplan’s entertaining study is part popular...

 


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