News archive from 27 January 2011

The optimists of Davos past now face a world whose script has gone awry | Timothy Garton Ash

Three Davos summits on from the west's Great Crash, we begin to see where we are. This is not the total collapse of liberal democratic capitalism which some feared at the dramatic meeting here in early 2009, but nor is it the great reform of western...

Guardian, 22:06 in Business
 
Starbucks staff offered £500 of free shares

Starbucks staff offered £500 of free shares

Starbucks baristas at its UK cafes will be handed free shares worth up to £500 after the coffee chain reported another quarter of "healthy" growth. The Seattle-based firm said 6,700 UK staff, including part-time baristas, would be entitled...

Guardian, 22:07 in Business
 
Martin Johnson: Wales are feeling the pressure before Six Nations

Martin Johnson: Wales are feeling the pressure before Six Nations

As Warren Gatland knows better than anyone, his uncomplimentary remarks this week about the England hooker Dylan Hartley were craftily timed. It left Martin Johnson to field loaded question after loaded question at yesterday's Six Nations Championship...

Guardian, 22:10 in Sport
 
Paul Konchesky in talks with Fulham over move from Liverpool

Paul Konchesky in talks with Fulham over move from Liverpool

Paul Konchesky is in talks with Fulham about rejoining the club and ending his miserable five-month spell at Liverpool as the signing who came to represent Roy Hodgson's brief and unsuccessful time at Anfield. Konchesky left Craven Cottage in late...

Guardian, 22:10 in Sport
 
Liverpool 1-0 Fulham | Premier League match report

Liverpool 1-0 Fulham | Premier League match report

Five games into his second coming and Kenny Dalglish has Liverpool where Rafael Benítez left them: seventh in the Premier League and longing for signings to take them higher. There was nothing pretty in the victory over Fulham, who will regard...

Guardian, 22:10 in Sport
 
Celtic 4-0 Hearts | Scottish Premier League

Celtic 4-0 Hearts | Scottish Premier League

Time will tell if Celtic's clinical ending of Hearts' unbeaten league run proves pivotal. History alone suggests it will be. Hopes of a three-horse Scottish Premier League title race were firmly dented by this Celtic win. Hearts arrived in Glasgow...

Guardian, 22:15 in Sport
 
Police launch fresh phone hacking probe

Police launch fresh phone hacking probe

Police have launched a fresh investigation into phone hacking after receiving "significant new information", Scotland Yard has said. The information relates to hacking at the News of the World (NoW), which led to its royal editor being...

BBC, 22:17 in Business
 
JELAVIC HELPS GERS BOUNCE BACK

JELAVIC HELPS GERS BOUNCE BACK

Nikica Jelavic marked his first start in almost four months with a goal as Rangers steered their Clydesdale Bank Premier League title charge back on track with a 2-0 win over Hibernian. The striker, back after ankle surgery, has been tipped to fill...

Daily Star, 22:17 in Sport
 
CELTIC BREAK HEARTS

CELTIC BREAK HEARTS

Celtic made a mockery of Hearts' Clydesdale Bank Premier League title credentials with a sound 4-0 thrashing of the Tynecastle side at Parkhead. Pre-match talk was of the third-placed Gorgie side challenging the Old Firm for the title but they never...

Daily Star, 22:17 in Sport
 
Facebook 'brand recommendation' bid

Facebook 'brand recommendation' bid

Facebook users who check in to a store or click the "like" button for a brand may soon find those actions retransmitted on their friends' pages as a "Sponsored Story" paid for by advertisers. Currently there is no way for users to...

 
THE CITY INTERVIEW: Paul Manduca is the new hand at Pru taking crisis in his stride

THE CITY INTERVIEW: Paul Manduca is the new hand at Pru taking crisis in his stride

Volatile times: Manduca has reputation as an adept non-executive director 'The banking crisis was shocking because it was all over the world. The shock was that all the money markets seized up and no-one had seen that before.' That sense of...

 
DAVOS 2011: Debt crisis could tear up Europe, says Soros

DAVOS 2011: Debt crisis could tear up Europe, says Soros

The stark warning came just hours after American economist Nouriel Roubini said the crisis threatens to spread from Greece and Ireland to Portugal, Belgium and Spain. Roubini, who is dubbed Dr Doom, said this would be too much for the €750bn...

 

Medics ‘refused to aid dying student’

The pair have been suspended from frontline duty while the allegation by Sarah Mulega’s landlady is investigated by ambulance bosses. Ms Mulega suffered from sickle cell anaemia, a genetic condition which can restrict blood flow causing painful and...

Metro, 22:37 in Hot News
 

Killed marine’s ex-lover in legal row over his will

Rachel Douglas, whose partner Sgt John Manuel died when a 13-year-old suicide detonated his bomb in 2008, insists she is entitled to a larger chunk of his legacy. Weeks before his final tour, the marine told his brother Trevor to give Ms Douglas a...

Metro, 22:37 in Hot News
 
Ruby Thomas, 19, jailed for homophobic killing of Ian Baynham

Ruby Thomas, 19, jailed for homophobic killing of Ian Baynham

The former public schoolgirl, along with 20-year-old Joel Alexander, was found guilty of the manslaughter of 62-year-old Ian Baynham in a trial at the Old Bailey last month. Mr Baynham had been walking with a friend in Trafalgar Square when Thomas...

Metro, 22:38 in Hot News
 


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