News archive from 26 January 2011

Obama's State of the Union - live

Obama's State of the Union - live

4.15pm ET: Here are some of the highlights of the pre-State of the Union analysis currently available: • The Guardian's Chris McGreal in Washington rounds up the hints the White House is throwing out today about the content of the address: Barack...

 
Jeremy Hunt's balancing act as he mulls Murdoch BSkyB bid

Jeremy Hunt's balancing act as he mulls Murdoch BSkyB bid

The decision on whether to approve the bid by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp to take full control of BSkyB is so sensitive that Jeremy Hunt will not even discuss the matter with the prime minister, sources close to the culture secretary say. Similar rules...

Guardian, 22:01 in Politics
 
Arsenal 3-0 Ipswich Town | Carling Cup semi-final match report

Arsenal 3-0 Ipswich Town | Carling Cup semi-final match report

Arsenal will meet Birmingham City or West Ham in the final of the Carling Cup, but that matters less than the sense at the club that Arsène Wenger's side is now better-equipped to contend for every honour. Proud Ipswich Town were only broken entirely...

Guardian, 22:09 in Sport
 
Nottingham Forest 1-0 Bristol City | Championship match report

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Bristol City | Championship match report

There was a predictable swagger about Forest in the opening half hour as the home team, buoyed by their impressive form over the last couple of months, imposed their passing game. Three decent chances came and went during that period, the best of them...

Guardian, 22:09 in Sport
 
It's hard to imagine a 'Save Richard Keys' protest at Sky Sports HQ | Richard Williams

It's hard to imagine a 'Save Richard Keys' protest at Sky Sports HQ | Richard Williams

The alacrity with which the Sky Sports bosses dispatched Andy Gray to the knackers' yard suggests that they saw no merit in flogging more life out of a dead workhorse. To a channel whose public image is established by the cast of interchangeable...

Guardian, 22:09 in Sport
 

This week's arts dairy

It's back. One-On-One, the participatory event that caused a storm at Battersea Arts Centre last year (with 72 rooms offering everything from a Hebrew-speaking man waiting to kiss your feet to the chance to lie inside a coffin) returns in spring, as...

 
Wigan Athletic 1-2 Aston Villa | Premier League match report

Wigan Athletic 1-2 Aston Villa | Premier League match report

Aston Villa's revival continued with an undistinguished but hard-earned win at Wigan, where the locals are becoming restless at Roberto Martínez's apparent inability to emulate Gérard Houllier and escape from the bottom three. All the visitors had to...

Guardian, 22:13 in Sport
 
Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan add to England's World Cup injury crisis

Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan add to England's World Cup injury crisis

England were dealt yet another blow today as the coach Andy Flower faced up to the grim prospect of going into the World Cup without his key all-rounders Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan. With four weeks to go before their opening match against the...

Guardian, 22:13 in Sport
 
Growth figures have shaken the coalition's confidence

Growth figures have shaken the coalition's confidence

It is far too early to talk about a split inside the cabinet on economic policy, but today's shockingly bad and unexpected growth figures shook the confidence of the coalition. The stakes could not be higher. No one doubts that the next election will...

Guardian, 22:19 in Business
 
NO BLUES SWOOP FOR ATLETICO DUO

NO BLUES SWOOP FOR ATLETICO DUO

Chelsea have not made a £52million bid for Atletico Madrid pair Sergio Aguero and Diego Godin, despite claims to the contrary by the Spanish club's majority shareholder. Press Association Sport understands there is no truth to Miguel Angel Gil's...

Daily Star, 22:33 in Sport
 
GUNNERS SECURE FINAL PLACE

GUNNERS SECURE FINAL PLACE

Arsenal booked their place at Wembley as they beat Ipswich 3-0 in the Carling Cup semi-final second leg at the Emirates Stadium. The npower Championship club were protecting a slender 1-0 lead and defended resolutely to frustrate the Gunners for more...

Daily Star, 22:33 in Sport
 
VILLA WIN AGAIN

VILLA WIN AGAIN

Gabriel Agbonlahor and Ashley Young maintained the Aston Villa resurgence with the second-half goals that saw off battling Wigan 2-1. Gerard Houllier's side pulled themselves further away from the Barclays Premier League relegation zone as they...

Daily Star, 22:34 in Sport
 

Arsenal finally devour Ipswich with hunger that can end trophy famine | David Hytner

Arsenal's players are on a mission. They care not about the gradually eroded reputation of the Carling Cup. To them it remains a trophy, which is not something too many of them have won in the colours of their club and it is one that they feel can...

Guardian, 22:37 in Sport
 
John Terry fights back for Chelsea's old 'southern softies'

John Terry fights back for Chelsea's old 'southern softies'

John Terry has hit out at critics of Chelsea who believe the champions are too old to retain the title and denied they are "southern softies" despite having won away only once in the league since late October. Chelsea's defeat of Bolton...

Guardian, 22:37 in Sport
 
Sullivan won't travel to Birmingham for West Ham's semi-final showdown

Sullivan won't travel to Birmingham for West Ham's semi-final showdown

David Sullivan has revealed he will not be travelling to St Andrew's tomorrow night to watch the second leg of the Carling Cup semi-final against Birmingham City because he cannot face making the long journey back to his home in Essex if West Ham...

Guardian, 22:38 in Sport
 


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