News archive from 2 March 2011, page 14

Roberto Mancini: Manchester City has a big chance of winning a trophy

Roberto Mancini: Manchester City has a big chance of winning a trophy

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini will be hoping defender Micah Richards does not attempt to mimic Manchester United rival Wayne Rooney if he starts in tonight’s FA Cup fifth-round tie with Aston Villa. Richards could return to the City side after...

Metro, 07:52 in Sport
 
Kenny Dalglish: Liverpool keen to learn from the 3-1 defeat at West Ham

Kenny Dalglish: Liverpool keen to learn from the 3-1 defeat at West Ham

The loss halted an eight-match unbeaten run in the Premier League and Europa League and all but ended the Reds’ hopes of finishing in fourth place. However, with arch-rivals Manchester United next up at Anfield on Sunday, Dalglish knows this week has...

Metro, 07:52 in Sport
 
ITV profit triples after TV ad surge

ITV profit triples after TV ad surge

ITV has reported that pre-tax profit almost tripled last year to £321m thanks to a market-beating 16% surge in TV ad revenues, but its programme making division struggled as earnings dropped more than 10%. ITV reported total revenues up 10% to £2.06bn...

Guardian, 07:55 in Business
 
ITV to reinstate dividend after ad recovery

ITV to reinstate dividend after ad recovery

"Whilst the recovery in television advertising is clearly very helpful, it also serves to remind us just how volatile this market can be," Chief Executive Adam Crozier said on Wednesday. "Although ITV Family advertising revenue is...

Reuters, 07:55 in Business
 
Government scales back plans to buy Hitachi trains

Government scales back plans to buy Hitachi trains

There had been fears the scheme, which would replace the diesel-powered trains dating back to the 1970s and 1980s, could be axed as part of a squeeze on government spending. "I can now announce that I am resuming the IEP (Intercity Express...

Reuters, 07:56 in Business
 
Government cuts ad spend by £130m in nine months

Government cuts ad spend by £130m in nine months

The coalition government has cut the amount spent on advertising by more than £130m in the last nine months and is to introduce a new approvals system to ensure only "essential" campaigns run for the next four years. Shortly after the...

Guardian, 07:56 in Politics
 
Biz Briefing: ITV Profits Have X Factor + F1

Biz Briefing: ITV Profits Have X Factor + F1

ITV has confirmed that the recovery in the advertising market helped it almost triple profits in 2010. The home of the X Factor, Coronation Street and Downton Abbey says it made an adjusted pre-tax profit of £321m - up from £108m in the previous...

 
Roberto Mancini: Manchester City have a big chance of winning a trophy

Roberto Mancini: Manchester City have a big chance of winning a trophy

Micah Richards could return to the City side after a calf injury but made a mess of his attempt to copy Wayne Rooney’s derby-winning overhead kick against City last month during training yesterday (see below). That goal effectively sunk City’s Premier...

Metro, 07:59 in Sport
 

Have they or haven't they? Darius and Natasha Henstridge in wedding riddle

darius danesh Image 1 SCOTS singer Darius Campbell is thought to have tied the knot with girlfriend Natasha Henstridge after they were spotted wearing wedding bands. The couple, who have been in an on-off relationship for five years, were also...

 
Matt Mills guides Reading into FA Cup quarter-finals after win at Everton

Matt Mills guides Reading into FA Cup quarter-finals after win at Everton

Matt Mills’ first-half effort proved to be the only goal of the game which hands the Royals a well-deserved quarter-final trip to the winners of tonight’s game between Manchester City and Aston Villa. Everton, conquerors of Chelsea in the previous...

Metro, 08:03 in Sport
 

Girl kicked to death by her horse

Lauren bryant Image 1 A TEENAGE girl has been kicked to death by the horse she was given as a birthday present. Lauren Bryant, 16, suffered massive head injuries after the pet, Solo, lashed out as she prepared to go for a ride. Stable hands were...

 
FTSE preview: Oil woe back to knock shares

FTSE preview: Oil woe back to knock shares

The UK blue chip index is seen opening down 53 to 64 points, or as much as 1.1% on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers, having closed 58.25 points, or 1.0% lower on Tuesday at 5,935.76. Brent crude rose towards a 2-and-a-half year high...

 

U.S. to probe claims Gaddafi ordered Lockerbie bomb

Gaddafi, who has never been held to account over the bombing, is fighting to keep control of Libya, the latest Arab nation facing popular protests that have toppled authoritarian governments in neighbouring Tunisia and Egypt. Clinton on Tuesday was...

 
Two defeats in four games but Manchester United are up for the fight | Paul Hayward

Two defeats in four games but Manchester United are up for the fight | Paul Hayward

While Manchester City spent, Chelsea regressed and Arsenal's bright future finally threatened to show up, Manchester United were winning this Premier League title race without fanfare. In a rebuilding phase themselves, they relied on old...

Guardian, 08:11 in Sport
 

Ivorian pro-Gbagbo groups rampage against foreigners

The violence followed a call on Friday by Ble Goude, the head of Gbagbo's youth wing, to resist an insurgency seeking to depose Gbabgo and install rival Alassane Ouattara, winner of a November 28 poll according to U.N.-certified results. Security in...

 


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