News archive from 29 March 2011

Portrait of the artist: Henry Goodman, actor

Portrait of the artist: Henry Goodman, actor

What got you started? As a child, I had an innate desire to think about what it was like to be inside another person's skin. I just turned round one day and discovered that was acting. What was your big breakthrough? Being in Angels in America at...

 
David Cameron under fire after Alistair Darling accuses him of distorting truth

David Cameron under fire after Alistair Darling accuses him of distorting truth

Is David Cameron being entirely fair? In a statement to MPs on last Friday's European summit, the prime minister repeated a canard about Labour's role in making Britain liable for part of the bailout mechanism for the eurozone. Cameron and George...

Guardian, 22:03 in Business
 
GALLAS SIGNS CONTRACT EXTENSION

GALLAS SIGNS CONTRACT EXTENSION

Tottenham defender William Gallas has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at White Hart Lane until 2013. The 33-year-old Frenchman joined Spurs on a one-year deal last summer after failing to agree a new contract with Arsenal, and...

Daily Star, 22:03 in Sport
 
BALE IN RACE TO FACE REAL

BALE IN RACE TO FACE REAL

Gareth Bale is facing a race against time to be fit for Tottenham's Champions League clash against Real Madrid after the club revealed he suffered a grade one hamstring strain while on international duty with Wales. The 21-year-old withdrew from Gary...

Daily Star, 22:03 in Sport
 
China poised to overhaul US as biggest publisher of scientific papers

China poised to overhaul US as biggest publisher of scientific papers

China could overtake the United States as the world's dominant publisher of scientific research by 2013, according to an analysis of global trends in science by the Royal Society. The report highlighted the increasing challenge to the traditional...

 
Doctor in court after father's 27-year fight for justice for dead daughter

Doctor in court after father's 27-year fight for justice for dead daughter

At 9.30am in the Grande Salle of Paris's historic Palais de Justice, a story worthy of a bestselling thriller will begin to unfold; a tale of a mysterious death, international kidnapping, a struck-off doctor, cover-ups, legal loopholes and a...

 
Lewis Hamilton sees fight with Fernando Alonso as new 'Senna v Prost'

Lewis Hamilton sees fight with Fernando Alonso as new 'Senna v Prost'

Sebastian Vettel may be the man most likely to thwart Lewis Hamilton's hopes of a second world championship this season, but as the McLaren driver arrived in the tropical metropolis of Kuala Lumpur it was not the German on his mind but the man he...

Guardian, 22:07 in Sport
 
Northern Ireland reaching finals would be pinnacle, says Jonny Evans

Northern Ireland reaching finals would be pinnacle, says Jonny Evans

Jonny Evans believes qualifying for the European Championship finals with Northern Ireland would rank as a bigger achievement than winning the Champions League with Manchester United. Nigel Worthington's squad suffered their first defeat in four Euro...

Guardian, 22:07 in Sport
 
Ghana graft new generation on to Africa's top side

Ghana graft new generation on to Africa's top side

Ghana are Africa's top-ranked team, sitting 16th in the world, only 10 places below Fabio Capello's England. What sets them apart from other African nations is not their stars but the young players who are coming through. The likes of Michael Essien,...

Guardian, 22:07 in Sport
 
NHS reforms will lead to confusion and more bureaucracy, says Alan Milburn

NHS reforms will lead to confusion and more bureaucracy, says Alan Milburn

A former health secretary, Alan Milburn, has attacked the government's health reforms, describing them as confused, liable to increase bureaucracy and expected to shift power sideways rather than down to patients. His criticism in a Guardian article...

Guardian, 22:10 in Politics
 
Public could be given vote in Labour leadership elections

Public could be given vote in Labour leadership elections

Members of the public registering as individual Labour supporters could be given a vote in leadership elections and possibly at party conference. The proposals for reforming the party's structure and culture, to be outlined by leader Ed Miliband and...

Guardian, 22:10 in Politics
 

Alan Milburn | Labour will contest, not concede, on NHS reform

Public satisfaction with the NHS has never been higher according to the latest annual British Social Attitudes Survey. It seems New Labour worked after all. An odd time, then, for the government to be embarking on its self-proclaimed NHS revolution....

Guardian, 22:11 in Politics
 
Libya's decisive battle looms as Gaddafi troops head east

Libya's decisive battle looms as Gaddafi troops head east

Libya's army is pouring reinforcements into Muammar Gaddafi's strategic hometown of Sirte against rebels advancing from the east under cover of UN-mandated air strikes. Units of regular soldiers in jeeps mounted with heavy machine guns were driving...

 
England 1-2 Iceland | Under-21 friendly match report

England 1-2 Iceland | Under-21 friendly match report

A poor night for England but it is Liverpool and Arsenal who may suffer the repercussions. Stuart Pearce is adamant he requires Andy Carroll, Jack Wilshire and the finest under-21 talent available at the European Championship in June and, after a...

Guardian, 22:39 in Sport
 

Today's mystery bird for you to identify

Mystery Bird photographed at Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 18 December 2010 [velociraptorize]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/320s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm...

 


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