News archive from 26 February 2011

The costa's lost its crime | Duncan Campbell

The costa's lost its crime | Duncan Campbell

If there was a training manual for aspiring young criminals, it might include the instruction: "Do not get your chest tattooed with the image of a pitbull's head accompanied by the phrase 'only the strong survive'." That tattoo, along with...

 
St Helens 18-25 Warrington | Super League match report

St Helens 18-25 Warrington | Super League match report

Warrington finally laid the most celebrated hoodoo in the Super League to rest in the most emphatic style with their first away win against St Helens since 1994 – although it came in Widnes. Knowsley Road, Saints' old home ground where the Wolves have...

Guardian, 22:09 in Sport
 
Steve Bruce calls on fans to back Sunderland owner by filling stadium

Steve Bruce calls on fans to back Sunderland owner by filling stadium

Steve Bruce has urged Sunderland fans to help convince the club's owner, Ellis Short, to maintain his generous level of investment by regularly filling the Stadium of Light to its 48,000 capacity. Bruce is well aware that Short has been disappointed...

Guardian, 22:09 in Sport
 
Alexis Sanchez linked with Manchester United in Antonio Valencia swap

Alexis Sanchez linked with Manchester United in Antonio Valencia swap

Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson has been monitoring Chile forward Sanchez for several years and is rumoured to have had at least one bid for the 22-year-old rejected. Sanchez's agent recently indicated the player would leave Stadio Friuli at the end...

Metro, 22:12 in Sport
 

Brent crude above $112, Saudi output limits gain

Saudi Arabia has boosted output by more than 700,000 barrels per day, to a level exceeding 9 million bpd, a senior industry source familiar with Saudi production told Reuters. Worries about the worsening situation in Libya, where oil outages have...

Reuters, 22:23 in Business
 
Super League: Leeds 26-36 Harlequins

Super League: Leeds 26-36 Harlequins

Harlequins went top of the Engage Super League for the first time in their history after maintaining their 100% start to the season under Rob Powell at the expense of his old head coach Brian McDermott. The in-form half-back Luke Gale, who began his...

Guardian, 22:32 in Sport
 
London student jailed after posting terrorist videos on YouTube

London student jailed after posting terrorist videos on YouTube

Mohammed Gul, 23, of Elm Park Avenue, Hornchurch was sentenced at the Old Bailey on Friday after being found guilty of five counts of dissemination of terrorist publications. The law student posted around 30 videos to YouTube and the Anti-Imperialist...

Metro, 22:33 in Hot News
 
Grammer weds fourth wife Walsh

Grammer weds fourth wife Walsh

Kelsey Grammer is a married man again after exchanging vows with fiancee Kayte Walsh in a Broadway theatre on Friday. The former Frasier star, 56, wed the flight attendant in a lavish ceremony at New York's Longacre Theater, where he recently wowed...

 
Mark Hughes says he has 'no qualms' going back to Manchester City

Mark Hughes says he has 'no qualms' going back to Manchester City

Mark Hughes, the Fulham manager, makes his first return to Manchester City on Sunday and suggested he will do so with his "head held high" following his dismissal at Eastlands 14 months ago. The 47-year-old hinted at the problems City have...

Guardian, 22:50 in Sport
 
Alex McLeish relishes underdogs tag as Birmingham aim to shock Arsenal

Alex McLeish relishes underdogs tag as Birmingham aim to shock Arsenal

Alex McLeish won five domestic cups and two Scottish Premier League titles during the five years he spent in charge of Rangers but the Birmingham City manager believes that lifting the Carling Cup would represent a "huge milestone" in his...

Guardian, 22:50 in Sport
 
STAUNTON BOOTS TIGERS TO VICTORY

STAUNTON BOOTS TIGERS TO VICTORY

Jeremy Staunton kicked all Leicester's points as the reigning champions ground out their ninth successive Aviva Premiership victory 18-16 to rekindle Sale's relegation fears. Fly-half Staunton landed six penalties to send Leicester nine points clear...

Daily Star, 22:58 in Sport
 
WOLVES WIN THRILLER

WOLVES WIN THRILLER

Veteran Lee Briers touched down twice as Warrington finally broke their decade-long St Helens hoodoo with a 25-18 win. Richie Myler and Louis Anderson also scored as the Wolves ended a run of 22 successive losses to their neighbours with a commanding...

Daily Star, 22:58 in Sport
 

The L-test fraudsters: Number of stand-ins paid up to £2,000 to take driving exam rises 400 per cent in...

"Huge sums of money are involved. There is evidence people work full time as impersonators and organised criminals are cashing in." One man recently arrested on suspicion of being an impersonator has been linked to more than 20 bogus tests...

Daily Mail, 22:59 in Auto
 

Manchester City's Roberto Mancini says players are treated like machines

Roberto Mancini has angrily criticised the football authorities in England, accusing them of treating players like "machines" as he contemplates a Manchester City fixture pile-up that could conceivably see his team play five games in the...

Guardian, 23:08 in Sport
 
Human milk ice cream goes on sale

Human milk ice cream goes on sale

At £15 for every 10 ounces, you could certainly say they're milking it for all it's worth. A central London ice-cream parlour has started selling ice-cream made with human breast milk. The Icecreamists in Covent Garden, London, have named their...

 


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