News archive from 24 May 2014

Grillo stages huge rally, aiming to surprise in Italy's EU vote

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has a lot riding on the European parliament vote, the first nationwide election he has faced since taking power in a party coup in February. It will test his political legitimacy as head of the right-left governing...

 
Stoke City transfer gossip: Tongues wag as Aaron Hunt leaves Werder Bremen

Stoke City transfer gossip: Tongues wag as Aaron Hunt leaves Werder Bremen

REPORTED Stoke City target Aaron Hunt has announced he is leaving Werder Bremen. The 27-year-old former teammate of Marko Arnautovic has been linked on and off with a move to the Potters since Mark Hughes was appointed manager. He has stayed in the...

 
Stephen Jardine: Making a meal of hospital food

Stephen Jardine: Making a meal of hospital food

STEPHEN Jardine asks; Do YOU like hospital food? That has long been more of a threat than a question, for good reasons. Every day, hospital caterers across Scotland have to produce meals to cope with a vast range of dietary and nutritional...

 
UKIP eats into big party’s share of vote

UKIP eats into big party’s share of vote

THE PARTY apparently represented the most serious independent challenge to the existing order of modern English politics. But would the bubble burst as suddenly as it had appeared? Yesterday we learned the answer: a resounding No. True, Ukip’s...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 
Independent Scotland ‘will need ½m migrants’

Independent Scotland ‘will need ½m migrants’

AN INDEPENDENT Scotland would face a surge in immigration, with the equivalent of Edinburgh's population added to the country, the UK government will warn in analysis on the consequences of a Yes vote. Scotland needs almost 500,000 migrants over the...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 
A history of British housing

A history of British housing

Council housing in Hemel Hempstead in 1954, at the height of the New Town boom. Photograph: John Chillingworth/Getty Images 1920sAt the end of the First World War, Britain was a nation in which almost 80% of people rented their homes, almost all from...

Guardian, 00:21 in Business
 
Flood misery for Sheffield families

Flood misery for Sheffield families

Residents on a Sheffield street whose lives have been blighted by flooding for more than a decade are demanding action. Homeowners in Valley Cottages, High Street, Mosborough, have suffered with flooding for around 15 years because of a damaged...

 
Carlo Ancelotti ready to fire 'weapon' against Atletico Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti ready to fire 'weapon' against Atletico Madrid

The Spanish giants have been waiting for 'La Decima' since they lifted the Champions League trophy in 2002, but La Liga champions and neighbours Atletico Madrid stand in their way. They have spent almost £1billion in the last 12 years chasing the...

 
EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea set to swoop for £20m Raphael Varane to replace David Luiz

EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea set to swoop for £20m Raphael Varane to replace David Luiz

Luiz is poised to join Paris Germain in the next 48 hours, with the Chelsea defender last night undergoing a medical in Brazil with PSG staff as the clubs closed on a £40 million deal. PSG officials were in London for talks on settling the fee for the...

 
Fight night for England ahead of World Cup

Fight night for England ahead of World Cup

It will be just a few hours before they leave for their pre-World Cup camp in Miami, and just a day after facing Peru at Wembley. The players have been told by coach Roy Hodgson they have permission to go to the biggest world title fight in Britain...

 
Liverpool edge towards £12m signing of Bayer Leverkusen's Emre Can

Liverpool edge towards £12m signing of Bayer Leverkusen's Emre Can

The left-sided star, 20, is set to become Brendan Rodgers' first summer signing and will spark a influx of signings. Can left Bayern Munich for Leverkusen in a £4.5m deal last summer and the German champions did have an option to buy-back the player....

 
Toni Kroos insists he WON'T be signing for Manchester United

Toni Kroos insists he WON'T be signing for Manchester United

The Bayern Munich midfielder has long been linked with the Old Trafford club, especially as his contract situation with the German champions remains unresolved. Kroos, 24, has a year left with Bayern and has yet to accept their offer of an extension,...

 
Brolly man Steve McClaren's ready to reign at Wembley

Brolly man Steve McClaren's ready to reign at Wembley

He went for Derby as the place to rebuild a career shattered at Wembley seven years earlier. Whatever happens on McClaren's return to Wembley today in the £150m Championship play off final there will not be a brolly in sight. McClaren does not even go...

 
Harry Redknapp's just happy for QPR to be in with a shot at promotion

Harry Redknapp's just happy for QPR to be in with a shot at promotion

Rangers manager Redknapp actually feared at one stage that they might go the other way and be relegated, despite having a wage bill bigger than the Spanish champions and Champions League finalists, Atletico Madrid. "No, it's not a failure if we...

 
Luke Shaw driven to succeed for England at World Cup

Luke Shaw driven to succeed for England at World Cup

The Southampton teenager is in the enviable position of having been fast-tracked into England's World Cup plans and on the cusp of a £30m transfer to Manchester United, yet the trappings of impending fame and fortune are refreshingly absent. At 18,...

 


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