News archive from 27 March 2012

Ex-IMF head Strauss-Kahn put under formal probe in France

Strauss-Kahn has denied the allegations against him, arguing that he was unaware women he met at parties organised by business associates in Lille, Paris and Washington were prostitutes. (Reporting By Gerard Bon; Writing by Alexandria Sage; Editing by...

 

Manchester United 1 Fulham 0: Rooney fires United clear at the top of the table

Wayne Rooney sent Manchester United three points clear at the top of the Premier League with the only goal of the game against a resolute Fulham side.Rooney's goal minutes before half time - his eighth goal in six league games - ensured that Sir Alex...

Daily Mail, 22:02 in Sport
 

No divided loyalties for Luiz as defender makes emotional return to Benfica

David Luiz vowed 'to fight almost to the death' to help Chelsea beat former club Benfica in the Champions League quarter-finals.Luiz, who spent four years with the Portuguese giants before joining the Blues in a £26.5million deal in January last year,...

Daily Mail, 22:02 in Sport
 
Nifty needlework by Clitheroe grandmother helps church appeal

Nifty needlework by Clitheroe grandmother helps church appeal

A GRANDMOTHER from Clitheroe is keeping nimble in her nineties by stitching patchwork quilts for charity. Dorothy Dixon, 94, of Derwent Crescent, has been making quilts since she retired from nursing at the age of 61. She usually makes the blankets as...

 
Benfica far from quaking as Frank Lampard admits to Chelsea decline

Benfica far from quaking as Frank Lampard admits to Chelsea decline

Chelsea used to trot out in Champions League quarter-finals with a swagger, their aspirations to claim this club's first European Cup very realistic. Their qualities were so persuasive that it seemed only a matter of time before the trophy, like the...

Guardian, 22:05 in Sport
 
Mitt Romney: how he'll choose a VP running-mate – and who

Mitt Romney: how he'll choose a VP running-mate – and who

It becomes increasingly clear with each passing day that Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee for president. He is on track to win a majority of delegates and, given recent polling, it seems like he might wrap up the nomination a little sooner...

 

Firm makes great start to fundraising

Employees at Tata Steel in Parkgate kicked off a month of fundraising activity in support of Marie Curie Cancer Care in style by raising over £800 at their Wear Something Yellow To Work Day. The charity was selected as the company’s chosen charity for...

 
The legal aid bill will enable multinationals to exploit the poor

The legal aid bill will enable multinationals to exploit the poor

Today, parliament will take a vote on the legal aid bill, which will either secure the reputation of British justice being fair and just or leave victims of human rights abuses and environmental crimes in developing countries with no access to our...

 
UNITED REGAIN TOP SPOT

UNITED REGAIN TOP SPOT

Manchester United edged to a nervy 1-0 win over Fulham on Monday night to open up a three point lead at the top of the Premier League. Wayne Rooney's 28th goal of the season before the break proved enough. But despite dominating possession, United...

 
Nifty needlework by Clitheroe grandmother helps church appeal

Nifty needlework by Clitheroe grandmother helps church appeal

A GRANDMOTHER from Clitheroe is keeping nimble in her nineties by stitching patchwork quilts for charity. Dorothy Dixon, 94, of Derwent Crescent, has been making quilts since she retired from nursing at the age of 61. She usually makes the blankets as...

 
James Cameron's historic solo dive

James Cameron's historic solo dive

The sunlight faded to an enduring darkness only a minute or so after James Cameron's submarine slipped beneath the waves and began its descent to the bottom of the planet's deepest chasm, the Challenger Deep fissure in the Pacific Ocean's Mariana...

 
Varied cast in Champions League will add spice to latter stages

Varied cast in Champions League will add spice to latter stages

The Champions League has the air of a costume drama this week. Its varied cast harks back to simpler days when there was bound to be a diverse group of clubs to contest the quarter-finals. In England, it might have been a twinge of jingoism that left...

Guardian, 22:10 in Sport
 
Lewis Hamilton rues race flaws after McLaren's damage limitation day

Lewis Hamilton rues race flaws after McLaren's damage limitation day

The Malaysian Grand Prix may well be remembered as an aberration, a curiosity piece. Fernando Alonso is unlikely to win another race this season unless his Ferrari improves, and Sergio Pérez's light has never shone as brightly as this. Martin...

Guardian, 22:10 in Sport
 
Q&A with Polly Toynbee: politics and society

Q&A with Polly Toynbee: politics and society

At the Guardian Open Weekend, Polly Toynbee's session with readers included wide-ranging questions and answers on the state of politics. What should Labour do now? Why aren't they bolder? What are the issues that matter most now? What's the future for...

Guardian, 22:12 in Politics
 

Nuclear disarmament: step by careful step

It has long been widely accepted that nuclear weapons are, as one American general put it years ago, "increasingly a danger rather than a benefit or a source of strength". The problem has been to move from that perception to the concrete...

 


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