News archive from 2 March 2011, page 13

Five days until lights-out at Plymouth Argyle

Five days until lights-out at Plymouth Argyle

It was not so long ago that Plymouth Argyle were fondly viewed as a model Football League club, run by wealthy local supporters, with three sides of Home Park rebuilt, and promotion to the Championship won in 2004 playing sparkling football under Paul...

Guardian, 07:16 in Sport
 
The town hall finance battle gets messy | Peter Hetherington

The town hall finance battle gets messy | Peter Hetherington

When Nick Clegg recently addressed leaders from England's largest cities, he offered a hint of the tensions within government as ministers grapple with reforming town halls and their finances. Distinguishing between "sham" and...

Guardian, 07:25 in Politics
 
When did we discover man-made climate change?

When did we discover man-made climate change?

Early in the 20th century, the prevailing notion was that people could alter climates locally (for instance, by cutting down forests and ploughing virgin fields) but not globally. Of course, the ice ages and other wrenching climate shifts of the past...

 

Frontier Physics

Shamefacedly I return, in the wake of Lily's highly praised and commented favourite particle article and her musical interlude. Rather than whine about how I have been too busy to write, I will write about some of what I've been doing. There's a fair...

 
Pakistan minister shot dead on way to cabinet meeting in Islamabad

Pakistan minister shot dead on way to cabinet meeting in Islamabad

Pakistan's minorities minister, Shahbaz Bhatti, has been assassinated by unidentified gunmen in the capital, Islamabad. Bhatti, a Christian, was an outspoken advocate of reforms to Pakistan's controversial blasphemy laws, and his death on Wednesday...

 
Frank Lampard helps Chelsea fightback against Manchester United

Frank Lampard helps Chelsea fightback against Manchester United

United missed the chance to go seven points clear of secondplaced Arsenal after Wayne Rooney’s first-half opener was cancelled out by David Luiz and Frank Lampard’s late penalty. And a bad night for the visitors got worse in injury time when Nemanja...

Metro, 07:43 in Sport
 
Barry Hearn: I see Leyton Orient getting slaughtered by Arsenal

Barry Hearn: I see Leyton Orient getting slaughtered by Arsenal

Barry Hearn has revised his prediction of a 27-0 FA Cup defeat to Arsenal but insists whatever happens, he is just happy Leyton Orient can showcase the club when their existence is under threat. The O’s chairman saw his League One side snatch a 1-1...

Metro, 07:43 in Sport
 
Stephan Ireland hopes to repay Pardew with his Newcastle debut

Stephan Ireland hopes to repay Pardew with his Newcastle debut

The Irish midfielder joined the Magpies on loan from Aston Villa just over a month ago but has been sidelined by a knee injury so far. However, with Joey Barton struggling with a thigh problem and Ryan Taylor suspended for three games after his red...

Metro, 07:43 in Sport
 
Mark Cavendish: I didn't get into cycling to be in Heat magazine

Mark Cavendish: I didn't get into cycling to be in Heat magazine

Mark Cavendish is perhaps the greatest road cyclist in British history. With 15 Tour de France stage wins since 2008 he is undoubtedly the best sprinter in the world and one of his sport’s biggest stars. But, while the public know all about Ashley...

Metro, 07:43 in Sport
 
England rugby team hit by Andrew Sheridan injury

England rugby team hit by Andrew Sheridan injury

The loosehead was replaced by Alex Corbisiero just 22 minutes into Saturday’s 17-9 win at Twickenham and scans have shown a grade two tear that will rule him out of the games against Scotland and Ireland as unbeaten England close in on their first...

Metro, 07:44 in Sport
 
Fergie rages as Chelsea come back to beat United

Fergie rages as Chelsea come back to beat United

Chelsea 2 Manchester United 1. Wayne Rooney might have escaped punishment from the Football Association for an alleged elbow on Wigan's James McCarthy but his manager might not be so fortunate for his indiscretion. In the wake of Manchester United's...

The Week, 07:45 in Sport
 
LAURIE ILL WITH FIRST COLD

LAURIE ILL WITH FIRST COLD

Actor HUGH LAURIE is "excited" about his new winter cold - because he has never had one before. The House star insists he has baffled doctors for 50-plus years because he has never had a sniffle - but now he's ill. Appearing on the Ellen...

 
Christchurch earthquake victims' bodies 'may never be recovered'

Christchurch earthquake victims' bodies 'may never be recovered'

The bodies of some victims of the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, may never be recovered from the buildings that collapsed around them, police have said. Police superintendent Dave Cliff said four more bodies have been pulled from rubble by...

 
Oil rise adds £160 to cost of a family holiday

Oil rise adds £160 to cost of a family holiday

Thomas Cook and Thomson, the UK's two biggest package holiday firms, have unveiled supplements ranging from £15 to £40 per person based on the length of flights. Other holiday firms, including cruise operators, are expected to follow suit, while...

 
United victory shows Chelsea are still 'alive' in title race, Carlo Ancelotti

United victory shows Chelsea are still 'alive' in title race, Carlo Ancelotti

The Blues boss has had little to cheer domestically this term but he hopes the home win over pacesetters Manchester United will spark something special. ‘It was a good performance and we are still alive,’ said the Italian, whose side remain 12 points...

Metro, 07:52 in Sport
 


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