News archive from 31 January 2011

Kate Middleton's bodyguard involved in alleged 'racist and sexist abuse'

Kate Middleton's bodyguard involved in alleged 'racist and sexist abuse'

Kate Middleton's personal police bodyguard was implicated in a long-running campaign of racial and sexual harassment of a black policewoman. The case, which was settled out of court in 2004, saw the Metropolitan police pay £300,000 to Joy Hendricks to...

 
Egyptian protests – timeline for the weekend's events

Egyptian protests – timeline for the weekend's events

Saturday's events 10.42am Overnight, President Mubarak makes his first appearance to announce that he is sacking his cabinet. Protesters throw stones as riot police try to enter Tahrir square in central Cairo. Egypt's cabinet meets to formally submit...

 
Weary England look for reinforcements after losing series to Australia

Weary England look for reinforcements after losing series to Australia

England may call in reinforcements for their bruised and battered one-day squad depending on the results of scans on their latest two casualties, Ajmal Shahzad and Chris Tremlett. The latter has a side strain and missed the match today, which saw...

Guardian, 22:07 in Sport
 
'If any non-league club can beat Manchester United, it's Crawley Town'

'If any non-league club can beat Manchester United, it's Crawley Town'

If Steve Evans ever finds himself out of work in football, he should consider a sideline in soothsaying. The Crawley Town manager had foreseen a trip to Old Trafford to face Sir Alex Ferguson after his team's 1-0 victory at Torquay United and the...

Guardian, 22:07 in Sport
 
We were let down by our batsmen in ODI series, says Andrew Strauss

We were let down by our batsmen in ODI series, says Andrew Strauss

England's batsmen let the bowlers down once again here today, according to their captain Andrew Strauss, who said there had been too many "soft dismissals". "One of the improvements we have made in one-day cricket over the past 12 or 18...

Guardian, 22:07 in Sport
 
Manchester City allege employee was victim of Notts County 'sexism'

Manchester City allege employee was victim of Notts County 'sexism'

Manchester City are to make a formal complaint to Notts County after a female member of staff was thrown out of the players' tunnel and allegedly informed women were barred from the area. Vicky Kloss, City's director of communications, was blocked...

Guardian, 22:08 in Sport
 
Fight inflation with interest rate rise, says top economist

Fight inflation with interest rate rise, says top economist

Interest rates need to rise quickly to combat inflation, which is expected to rise to 5% in the next few months, according to the newest member of the Bank of England's rate setting committee. Martin Weale, who has written in the Guardian his first...

Guardian, 22:08 in Business
 

Interest raters: a risk to bank on | Martin Weale

As we cast our votes at the January meeting of the Bank of England's monetary policy committee – ahead of last week's GDP figures – I saw a compelling case for an increase in the bank rate. My concern is that, if businesses and pay-bargainers come to...

Guardian, 22:08 in Business
 

The norms of Norman Rockwell | Peter Preston

There are two things you notice about the array of Saturday Evening Post front covers by Norman Rockwell laid out in south London's Dulwich Picture Gallery. One is that Rockwell was a wonderfully skilled artist not at all devalued by having to churn...

 
Spirit of the underground: Film

Spirit of the underground: Film

Is there an underground, countercultural scene in today's cinema? Something like the movies of Andy Warhol called Flesh and Trash, or the beatnik experimentalism from which David Niven famously recoiled in his 1972 autobiography The Moon's a Balloon?...

 
Brace yourself for first woman boss

Brace yourself for first woman boss

WHEN you talked about females in football back in my playing days, you"d be restricted to the tea lady and the washer woman. It was even pretty unusual to see too many women in the crowd, apart from my wife Irene and the other WAGs. Now I think...

People, 22:16 in Sport
 
MPs on all sides back Lake District forest protest

MPs on all sides back Lake District forest protest

The Liberal Democrats' president Tim Farron publicly ripped apart a copy of the government's controversial bill to sell of England's forests at a rally in the heart of the Lake District today. The MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale joined Labour and...

Guardian, 22:20 in Politics
 
Martin Brundle and Mark Blundell roll back the years at Daytona

Martin Brundle and Mark Blundell roll back the years at Daytona

In an astonishing comeback to international motor racing the BBC's formula one commentator Martin Brundle finished fourth in the Rolex 24-hour sportscar race at Daytona. The 51-year-old, who won the event in 1988 for Jaguar and was sharing the United...

Guardian, 22:21 in Sport
 
Being Human: Series three, episode two

Being Human: Series three, episode two

SPOILER ALERT: This weekly blog is for those who are watching Being Human on BBC3. Don't read on if you haven't seen episode two Dan Martin's series three, episode one blog Adam's FamilyThe one where … the gang meet an orphaned teenage vampire; Annie...

Guardian, 22:31 in Showbiz
 

Asian stocks to fall on Egyptian turmoil

Futures markets are seen down after Wall Street's S&P 500 .SPX suffered its biggest one-day loss in six months on Friday, while the traditional flight-to-safety assets of gold and U.S. Treasuries rose. Protests in Egypt continued on Sunday, as...

Reuters, 22:34 in Business
 


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