News archive from 2 March 2011, page 15

Poker: Inside story of a coup

Last week, I wrote about a great fold that Neil Channing made against Owen Robinson: Channing held A5 against Robinson's A10 on a board of A A 9 5 10. I was delighted to see that Robinson has written about the hand from his own point of view on his...

Guardian, 08:11 in Sport
 
The Gaddafi I knew – by Kate Adie | Kate Adie

The Gaddafi I knew – by Kate Adie | Kate Adie

I feel obliged to dip into books which have been given to me as a present. "In need freedom is latent . . ." Late at night in Tripoli in 1984 I found Colonel Gaddafi's Green Book hard going. He'd signed the book that morning, in...

 

Mexican soldiers find 17 bodies in mass graves

Soldiers have unearthed 17 bodies buried in two clandestine graves in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero and authorities said they were searching for more. The bodies were found in the town of San Miguel Totolapan, which is in a region known for...

 

Response: Cross-party MP groups are not merely fodder for lobbyists

You report a few examples of all-party parliamentary groups which confer dubious benefits on MPs – the wine group's corkage, or the Bahrain group's flights – to suggest that they are corrupting influences (MPs' £1.6m backing raises fears over...

Guardian, 08:12 in Politics
 
Tonight's TV highlights

Tonight's TV highlights

Attenborough and the Giant Egg 8pm, BBC2David Attenborough's Indian summer of TV and radio documentaries has lately been one of British broadcasting's understated treats. Here, he returns to Madagascar, which he first visited in 1960 for Zoo Quest....

Guardian, 08:14 in Showbiz
 
Radio head: The David Jacobs Collection

Radio head: The David Jacobs Collection

It was the spring of 1945 when David Jacobs joined the BBC. Any sentence you throw together where Jacobs is concerned will necessarily feature a stonking sense of broadcasting history, given that he has been doing radio now for 67 years. His hosting...

Guardian, 08:14 in Showbiz
 
King: People should be angrier over recession

King: People should be angrier over recession

Mervyn King said he had every sympathy with families whose livelihoods have been 'destroyed'. He also renewed his attack on lending policies, saying banks were crippling small and medium-sized businesses. 'There is no doubt that anyone who goes...

 
ITV profits boosted by advertising revenue recovery

ITV profits boosted by advertising revenue recovery

ITV has reported pre-tax profits of £286m for 2010, thanks in large part to a jump in advertising revenue. This represents a sharp rise on the £25m the broadcaster made in 2009. Helped by the continued success of shows such as X Factor and Coronation...

BBC, 08:23 in Business
 
Adidas reports record sales after World Cup boost

Adidas reports record sales after World Cup boost

Adidas, the world second largest sporting goods company says it made record sales last year and is in "fantastic" shape. Sales rose 9% to 12bn euros (£10.2bn, $16.4bn) for 2010, and net income more than doubled to 567m euros. The bounce...

BBC, 08:23 in Business
 
US power firm PPL buys E.ON's UK electricity distribution networks

US power firm PPL buys E.ON's UK electricity distribution networks

US power firm PPL is buying German utility E.ON's power networks for £3.5bn n cash to create one of the largest electricity distributors in Britain. PPL, which beat a rival bid from Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing according to people familiar with...

Guardian, 08:24 in Business
 
Libya uprising - live updates

Libya uprising - live updates

8.19am: Good morning, welcome to rolling coverage of events in Libya and throughout the Middle East and north Africa. Here's a summary of the latest developments. • Two explosions have rocked Tripoli this morning. One appeared to be a tanker on the...

 
European shares slip on mounting Middle East worries

European shares slip on mounting Middle East worries

Brent crude rose to above $115 to 2-1/2 year highs as tension in Libya escalated, and investors worry that the uprising could spread to Saudi Arabia where human rights activists said authorities had detained a Shi'ite cleric, sparking fears of...

Reuters, 08:26 in Business
 
TNK-BP offers to buy BP stake for £5 billion - report

TNK-BP offers to buy BP stake for £5 billion - report

However, under the new proposal to be discussed at a meeting on Friday, the Rosneft stake would be owned by TNK-BP, instead of BP, and BP would gain 5 billion pounds in cash, the newspaper added. BP and Rosneft struck a deal in January to jointly...

Reuters, 08:26 in Business
 

Sarah Brown: Why we love our new life in Fife

sarah brown Image 2 Sarah Brown and Record writer Lisa Adams SARAH Brown today reveals how coming home to Scotland has helped heal the heartache of leaving No10 Downing Street. She tells of the tears and triumphs of life behind the most famous front...

 
Gaddafi’s son laughs off fly-zone warning

Gaddafi’s son laughs off fly-zone warning

Saif Gaddafi spoke out as Britain and the US considered a no-fly zone to prevent reported aerial attacks against protesters. Al Jazeera reported that Col Gaddafi threatened an airstrike against campaigners in Zawiyah, west of Tripoli, as the dictator...

Metro, 08:37 in Hot News
 


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