News archive from 27 October 2013

Me, myself and I: why autobiography is cursed by an unreliable narrator

Me, myself and I: why autobiography is cursed by an unreliable narrator

Alex Ferguson has provoked bitter accusations and angry rebuttals across the world of sport. Photograph: Andrew Yates/AFP Alexander Chapman Ferguson, born in Govan on 31 December 1941, and Steven Patrick Morrissey, born in Manchester on 22 May 1959,...

Guardian, 00:14 in Showbiz
 
Bake Off coverage draws a Blanc

Bake Off coverage draws a Blanc

Great British Bake Off finalists presenters (left to right) Ruby Tandoh, Mary Berry, Kimberley Wilson, Frances Quinn and Paul Hollywood. Photograph: Des Willie/BBC/PA There are three things to say after a week in which the Great British Bake Off...

Guardian, 00:14 in Showbiz
 
Mid Staffs whistleblower Julie Bailey: 'I don't go out here on my own any more'

Mid Staffs whistleblower Julie Bailey: 'I don't go out here on my own any more'

Julie Bailey, the whistleblower who exposed the neglect at Stafford hospital. Photograph: Andrew Fox for the Observer The first time I meet Julie Bailey, back in June, she is in Breaks, the cafe she has run for five years just off the high street in...

Guardian, 00:17 in Health
 
The spaces where we played are lost to today's children

The spaces where we played are lost to today's children

Children playing on a bombsite in London in 1954. Today's children spend most of their time indoors. Photograph: Thurston Hopkins/Getty Images Do you ever feel like you are living in a dystopian novel by JG Ballard? I know that I do. Take last Monday,...

Guardian, 00:17 in Health
 

Hollywood Residents 'Tired Of Tourists'

People living in the shadow of the iconic Hollywood sign are demanding action to stem the flow of tourists they say are making life intolerable. The narrow hillside streets that criss-cross the canyons beneath the 90-year-old landmark have become...

 
William: England Team Can Inspire The Nation

William: England Team Can Inspire The Nation

The Duke of Cambridge says the England football team could inspire the nation as British Olympians and Paralympians did at London 2012. Speaking at the Football Association's 150th anniversary gala, Prince William, who is the FA president, said:...

 

'We are a clever shark'... Mourinho says Chelsea will avoid FFP clampdown, but City might struggle

Jose Mourinho presided over Chelsea when they were the richest club in Europe and drew on the unlimited funds of owner Roman Abramovich to build a squad capable of taking on the best in Europe. Now he says that with UEFA's Financial Fair Play...

Daily Mail, 00:36 in Sport
 

Silva baffled by Mata's lack of opportunities at Stamford Bridge under Mourinho

David Silva has admitted to being baffled by Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's treatment of his friend and former team-mate, Juan Mata. Mourinho has left Chelsea's player of the year out of games against Manchester United and Spurs this season and...

Daily Mail, 00:36 in Sport
 

This week in books: Susan Hill, Alex Miller, and Seamus Heaney’s last poem

'I don't really do jolly. I don't know why, I just don't' … Susan Hill. Photograph: Graeme Robertson “We have been mourning the death of letter writing for almost two centuries. Certainly our grieving began before the telephone, fax or email; for many...

Guardian, 00:47 in Showbiz
 

Why did Rodriguez start BREAKDANCING in the middle of the ring against Jenkins?

If there were boxing promoters out there planning on increasing their output with further entertainment then they could do far worse than look at this man. Even fights, ring-card girls and small hall atmospheres are all part of boxing's appeal but...

Daily Mail, 00:51 in Sport
 

That's unsporting bee-haviour! Burnley mascot Bertie Bee sent off for handing a pair of glasses to linesman

Mascot Bertie Bee was sent off after handing a pair glasses to the assistant referee during Burnley's Championship encounter on Saturday. Bertie has the crowd in stitches with his cheeky gesture just 15 minutes into Saturday's top-of-the-table clash...

Daily Mail, 00:51 in Sport
 

Rowntree: 'I've never got over the pain of missing out on England's world cup glory,' coach relives 2003...

For all his success as a player with Leicester and his two Grand Slam titles and 54 caps with England, Graham Rowntree readily admits that missing out on his country's World Cup triumph in 2003 is what continues to drive him on. Rowntree played in the...

Daily Mail, 00:51 in Sport
 

The curse of ol' blue eyes: Your eye colour can increase the risk of infection... but wearing mascara can...

Itchy, unsightly and affecting your vision, an eye infection can be a real nuisance. Amazingly, one in 20 GP consultations concern such conditions. Last week we spoke to the experts about how to tackle dry eye syndrome, and this week we reveal the...

Daily Mail, 00:53 in Health
 

'Why I'm hipper than ever at 79' by Lady Annabel Goldsmith: Jemimah Khan's socialite mother reveals the...

It was, as always, the event of "the season' - Lady Annabel Goldsmith's summer garden party. Everyone who was anyone in London society was in attendance, from members of the Royal Family (Prince Michael and Princess Michael of Kent and their...

Daily Mail, 00:53 in Health
 

No sweat: The £2,000 zapper that means you'll never have to buy another roll-on

It's fitting that I am late for my first Alma SweatX treatment and have to run, so arrive perspiring profusely. The procedure - one of a new wave of devices that promise to stop sweating semi-permanently - was designed for those who suffer...

Daily Mail, 00:53 in Health
 


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