News archive from 29 January 2011

England and Australia set to give timely lift to flood-hit Brisbane

England and Australia set to give timely lift to flood-hit Brisbane

The fifth one-day international between England and Australia at The Gabba on Sunday will not be remembered for its run-rate graphs, its power-plays or any of the other small self-absorptions of modern cricket. The actual cricket that will be played...

Guardian, 22:11 in Sport
 
England and Australia risk Ashes excess with 11 Tests in seven months

England and Australia risk Ashes excess with 11 Tests in seven months

England and Australia will stage a 1970s revival of Ashes to Ashes in 2013, with back-to-back series for the first time in 38 years. If the teams meet in the semi-finals or final of the new ICC World Test Championship that is also likely to be played...

Guardian, 22:11 in Sport
 
Christopher Killick jailed for sex attacks on other disabled men

Christopher Killick jailed for sex attacks on other disabled men

Christopher Killick, 47, from south-west London, was last month found guilty of committing buggery between 1990 and 1992, as well as a sexual assault in 2005. Both his victims suffer from severe physical disabilities and struggle to communicate, and...

Metro, 22:17 in Hot News
 
Gang jailed for 'vicious' murder of Shaun Rossington

Gang jailed for 'vicious' murder of Shaun Rossington

Mr Rossington, a 21-year-old who suffered from Asperger's, was kicked to death by a gang in a premeditated attack, before the assailants attempted to cover up what they had done. Mark Jackson, 21, and Nicholas Shelbourn, 27, were convicted in December...

Metro, 22:17 in Hot News
 
ALEX BRUMMER: Discord hurts creative Britain

ALEX BRUMMER: Discord hurts creative Britain

Hope for the future: HMV is not Woolworths and will make a decent profit in the current financial year Much of EMI's problems stem from the culture of private equity and debt which dominated the last decade. While EMI continues to discover new...

 
Arsène Wenger backs Fabio Capello's England plan for Jack Wilshere

Arsène Wenger backs Fabio Capello's England plan for Jack Wilshere

Arsène Wenger has approved Fabio Capello's plan to give Jack Wilshere the anchorman role in England's midfield, starting with the friendly in Denmark on 9 February. Capello has been criticised for seemingly ignoring Wilshere's encouraging form for...

Guardian, 22:21 in Sport
 
Former Labour chief whip makes phone-hacking claim

Former Labour chief whip makes phone-hacking claim

Nick Brown, the former Labour chief whip and a close ally of Gordon Brown, said today he believed his phone had been hacked. He told the Newcastle Journal the police had warned him several years ago his mobile phone might have been illegally...

Guardian, 22:23 in Politics
 
Higher costs sink Ford profit, shares slide

Higher costs sink Ford profit, shares slide

The disappointing results, which also reflected higher commodity costs, shook confidence in the next stage of recovery for Ford after a four-year comeback that has seen the No. 2 U.S. carmaker climb back from a brush with near-bankruptcy. Ford shares...

Reuters, 22:34 in Business
 
TV reviews: Embarrassing Bodies and Head Over Heels in Rats

TV reviews: Embarrassing Bodies and Head Over Heels in Rats

"There's no shame, we're all the same," says Ashley Jensen, the narrator in Embarrassing Bodies. Well, we're not really, are we Ashley? Take me, for example. I don't have a hernia the size of a small horse growing out of my stomach, as...

Guardian, 22:37 in Showbiz
 
Jonathan Woodgate turned down Wolves move, says Mick McCarthy

Jonathan Woodgate turned down Wolves move, says Mick McCarthy

Mick McCarthy has confirmed that the Tottenham Hotspur defender Jonathan Woodgate has rejected the chance to join Wolverhampton Wanderers on loan. The Wolves manager had hoped to recruit Woodgate in order to strengthen a back line that has leaked...

Guardian, 22:37 in Sport
 
Liverpool bag Luis Suárez but face fight to keep Fernando Torres

Liverpool bag Luis Suárez but face fight to keep Fernando Torres

Chelsea will return with an improved £40m offer for Fernando Torres with the Premier League champions hopeful of closing the deal before Monday's transfer deadline after the striker told Liverpool he wants to leave. Carlo Ancelotti, the Chelsea...

Guardian, 22:37 in Sport
 
Maarten Stekelenburg favourite to be Manchester United's new No1

Maarten Stekelenburg favourite to be Manchester United's new No1

Maarten Stekelenburg, the Ajax goalkeeper, was today confirmed as Manchester United's primary transfer target for the end of the season as Sir Alex Ferguson looks to find an experienced replacement for Edwin van der Sar. Ferguson has identified the...

Guardian, 22:38 in Sport
 
Paul Ince relishes chance to catch up at last with Roberto Mancini

Paul Ince relishes chance to catch up at last with Roberto Mancini

Paul Ince struggled to remember the time he was playing for Internazionale against Sampdoria and Roberto Mancini received a five-game ban for lunging into him but the Notts County manager had no trouble recalling another Serie A fixture between the...

Guardian, 22:38 in Sport
 
Harry Redknapp: Spurs will not sell Gareth Bale to Inter at any price

Harry Redknapp: Spurs will not sell Gareth Bale to Inter at any price

Harry Redknapp has said that Internazionale's attempt to buy Gareth Bale will fail, no matter how much money the Italian club offer. Tottenham are almost certain to reject any approach for a player who their manager says is one of "three or...

Guardian, 22:38 in Sport
 
HUGHES FIRES DRAGONS TO VICTORY

HUGHES FIRES DRAGONS TO VICTORY

Newport Gwent Dragons ran in three tries in the opening 10 minutes of the second half to condemn Sale to their first defeat in this season's LV=Cup and increase their own chances of a semi-final spot at Edgeley Park after they claimed a 28-20 win....

Daily Star, 22:55 in Sport
 


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