News archive from 27 February 2011

Millwall 0-0 Nottingham Forest | Championship match report

Millwall 0-0 Nottingham Forest | Championship match report

Last Saturday at The Den, bottles thrown at a linesman and the visiting Middlesbrough goalkeeper, Jason Steele, almost brought the abandonment of the fixture and could yet bring an FA charge. Pleasingly, the authorities were not troubled by...

Guardian, 22:09 in Sport
 
Double hero Hernandez faces axe for crunch Chelsea clash

Double hero Hernandez faces axe for crunch Chelsea clash

Manchester United's two-goal hero Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez is about to discover the cut-throat nature of Old Trafford life when he is axed for Tuesday's Premier League clash at Chelsea. Hernandez sent United four points clear in the Premier...

Daily Mail, 22:20 in Sport
 
Cavani could be football's most expensive player at £85m

Cavani could be football's most expensive player at £85m

Edinson Cavani will be crowned football's most expensive player if his club Napoli are tempted to sell the Uruguayan for £85.5m in the summer. That is £5.5m more than the current record of £80m for Cristiano Ronaldo when he joined Real Madrid from...

Daily Mail, 22:20 in Sport
 
Signs of serious trouble at Iran's nuclear reactor

Signs of serious trouble at Iran's nuclear reactor

I was shown around the Bushehr reactor on Iran's Gulf coast four years ago, as part of a magical mystery tour of nuclear sites laid on by Tehran for a small group of western journalists. Back then in 2007, construction work was already many years...

 
Boardwalk Empire: season one, episode six

Boardwalk Empire: season one, episode six

SPOILER ALERT: This blog is for those who are watching Boardwalk Empire on Sky Atlantic. Don't read on if you haven't seen the sixth episode – and if you've seen more of the series, please be aware that other readers may not have done so … Kathy...

Guardian, 22:32 in Showbiz
 
Take the sting out of credit card charges

Take the sting out of credit card charges

Clementine Critchlow was shocked by the £7 surcharge on O2 ticket Dealing with a £200 credit card sale costs a business £2. So why are we surcharged up to £10 by airlines, train companies, ticket agencies and utilities among others? The issue is on...

 
TONY HETHERINGTON: Scandinavian model snared in flat fraud

TONY HETHERINGTON: Scandinavian model snared in flat fraud

Ms N.W. writes: We have been scammed over the rent for a flat in Norway. The advertiser uses a Manchester address and is posing as Lisa Gregusson Svartdal, whose copy passport and property documents were sent to us. We sent the rent to a Santander...

 
Four arrested in connection with Southampton murder

Four arrested in connection with Southampton murder

The seriously injured woman was found in a flat in Broadlands Road on Friday morning and died while being treated by paramedics. A subsequent post-mortem examination revealed that the cause of death was multiple blows to the head. The victim, believed...

Metro, 22:53 in Hot News
 
India expects, but England have the freedom of the underdog | Vic Marks

India expects, but England have the freedom of the underdog | Vic Marks

So far, not too bad. Recent World Cups have hit the buffers after the first week. This one is still on the tracks, even if there has been a dearth of close finishes – so far only England (and almost Ireland) have provided us with that luxury. But...

Guardian, 23:09 in Sport
 

Mystery bird: African golden-weaver, Ploceus subaureus

African golden-weaver, Ploceus subaureus, also known as the yellow weaver, photographed at Amani Nature Reserve, East Usambara Mountains, Tanzania, Africa. Image: Dan Logen, 22 January 2010 [velociraptorize]. Nikon D300, 600 mm lens, ISO 640, f/8,...

 
US billionaire Warren Buffett upbeat over US future

US billionaire Warren Buffett upbeat over US future

The billionaire investor, Warren Buffett, has urged Americans to ignore "prophets of doom", and believe that the country's "best days lie ahead". In an upbeat annual letter to the shareholders of his investment firm, Mr Buffett...

BBC, 23:29 in Business
 
Tax penalties primed to halt online gaming community's winning streak

Tax penalties primed to halt online gaming community's winning streak

It is expected to announce that in line with other European countries, every offshore gaming company must get a British-specific licence on top of the one it will already have from the country where it operates. If they want to target British...

 
Wenger in awe of mature Jack as midfield maestro gets set to lead Arsenal to cup glory

Wenger in awe of mature Jack as midfield maestro gets set to lead Arsenal to cup glory

Bentley grew up at Arsenal, Wenger acknowledged, in a culture that astounded the Frenchman on his arrival in 1996. "There was a drinking culture and I did despair, at first, of English players and their lifestyle," said Wenger. He does not...

Daily Mail, 23:56 in Sport
 
Ireland likely to demand cuts in debt repayments

Ireland likely to demand cuts in debt repayments

Nervous bondholders are braced for a showdown with the new Irish government as fears grow that politicians will demand massive cuts in repayments on sovereign debt. Investors face losing billions of pounds if proposals to renege on loan repayments on...

Guardian, 00:09 in Business
 
BBC North: it's not grim, but it is still 160 miles away from HQ

BBC North: it's not grim, but it is still 160 miles away from HQ

Stand outside Manchester's Lowry Centre on a sunny morning, looking across the water of Salford Quays, and the new BBC North looks a wonderful place to work. Who wouldn't want to move there from grimy old Shepherd's Bush, especially now the Economist...

Guardian, 00:09 in Business
 


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