News archive from 25 March 2012, page 1

St Helens start life without Royce Simmons with Leeds test

St Helens start life without Royce Simmons with Leeds test

An unusually busy, and therefore pleasingly old-fashioned, Super League programme on Sunday will provide the first evidence of how the coaching upheaval at St Helens has affected not only the Saints, but also high-flying Huddersfield Giants. Before...

Guardian, 22:08 in Sport
 

Bolt fast–tracked to Madame Tussauds

Sprinter Usain Bolt is swapping tracks for wax as sculptors race to immortalise the sprint star for Madame Tussauds. The Jamaican world record holder is the latest Olympian to be given a place at the London attraction. Bolt, the 100m and 200m ace,...

Scotsman, 19:35 in Hot News
 

Star’s drug death was ‘avoidable’

Pop star Amy Winehouse might still be alive if she had been educated about drugs, her father has said. The Amy Winehouse Foundation wants approved drugs education and a drugs department, similar to that in France. Mitch Winehouse, 61, said: “We’ll...

Scotsman, 19:35 in Hot News
 

Armed police ready in stand-off

Police negotiators were talking to a woman while armed police and Army bomb disposal experts stood ready in a stand-off in a seaside town. Officers were called to Saltburn-by-the-Sea near Redcar, Cleveland, shortly after 11am on Tuesday after concerns...

 
Panic attacks almost ended my TV career, says Daybreak's Anna Williamson

Panic attacks almost ended my TV career, says Daybreak's Anna Williamson

Few would accuse Anna Williamson, showbusiness reporter for ITV's Daybreak, of a lack of confidence. As well known for her long blonde hair and short skirts as for her insider gossip, she exudes the self-assurance of someone who has spent more than...

Daily Mail, 22:17 in Health
 
Roberto Mancini 'not happy' with physical Stoke and snubs Tony Pulis

Roberto Mancini 'not happy' with physical Stoke and snubs Tony Pulis

Roberto Mancini refused to talk to the media after Manchester City had dropped two points at Stoke, sending the message that he was "not happy and needed time to calm down". City could find themselves three points off the pace in the title...

Guardian, 22:17 in Sport
 

Chelsea 0 Tottenham 0: Advantage Redknapp in the race for Europe

In the end it was agonisingly close for Tottenham. Emmanuel Adebayor was racing through on goal, Petr Cech beaten, with 10 minutes to go. It seemed a done deal. Tottenham's first win in the League at Stamford Bridge since 1990 looked imminent, though...

Daily Mail, 22:20 in Sport
 

Drugs crackdown south of the Border

Police have promised to weed out cannabis farms after more than 5,000 were discovered in north-west England. Officers from Titan, the North West regional organised crime unit based in Manchester, will today launch Operation Broadley, a month-long...

Scotsman, 19:35 in Hot News
 

Phone found in hunt for missing man

More than 500 people have joined the search for a British man who has gone missing in the Cayman Islands. Nathan Clarke, originally from Cheltenham, was last seen a week ago on Grand Cayman. His mobile phone was later found in the sea. Mr Clark, a...

Scotsman, 19:35 in Hot News
 

McGrane has the edge

Damien McGrane holds a one-shot lead over 18-year-old Matteo Manassero and Jose Manuel Lara going into the final day of the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco. McGrane and Lara both have eight holes of the third round to complete while Manassero has three...

People, 22:21 in Sport
 

Bosses call for less tax and public spending from central government

Most company directors believe the government could do more to encourage business growth. The Institute of Directors (IoD) has called for a “radical shift” in policy to boost the size of the economy in the long term. In its Budget submission, the IoD...

Scotsman, 19:35 in Hot News
 
Swallowdale pupils celebrate cultures

Swallowdale pupils celebrate cultures

PUPILS at Swallowdale Primary School have expanded their cultural horizons after spending a week looking at countries, faiths and cultures from around the world. The Year 5 pupils visited Leicester’s vibrant Asian community, meeting people who live...

 

Business leaders want policy action

Most company directors believe the government could do more to encourage business growth. The Institute of Directors has called for a “radical shift” in policy to boost the size of the economy in the long term. In its Budget submission, it said new...

Scotsman, 19:35 in Hot News
 

Barclays boss in line for £4m bonus

Barclays will reignite anger over bankers' bonuses this week when it reveals a total pay-out of up to £4 million for its boss Bob Diamond. Its chief executive, who has so far refused to comment about what he will pocket for 2011, could...

Scotsman, 19:35 in Hot News
 

Police probe Parliament 'break-in'

Mar 17 2012 An investigation is under way into an alleged break-in at the Houses of Parliament. The Metropolitan Police received reports of a forced entry to an office in the Palace of Westminster just before 7pm yesterday. A Scotland Yard spokesman...

 


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