News archive from 2 March 2011, page 19

Wes Brown to start for Manchester United's crucial Liverpool tie

Wes Brown to start for Manchester United's crucial Liverpool tie

Manchester United will be forced to pair Chris Smalling with Wes Brown in their crucial Premier League tie against Liverpool on Sunday. Nemanja Vidic was sent off in last night's defeat against Chelsea and will be suspended while Rio Ferdinand is...

Guardian, 09:37 in Sport
 
Holiday companies deal blow to family breaks by imposing fuel surcharges

Holiday companies deal blow to family breaks by imposing fuel surcharges

The number of overseas trips taken by Britons in the final three months of 2010 was down by 1.3million - 9 per cent - on the same period a year earlier. That pattern is predicted to continue through 2011 as families ride out the squeeze caused by...

Daily Mail, 09:38 in Travel
 

Standard Chartered heads FTSE 100 risers as profits rise 19%, but warns on regulation and political turmoil

Markets may be worried about Libya and the Middle East but investors in Standard Chartered are more interested in what is happening in Asia. And they have not been disappointed, since the bank reported a 19% rise in profits to $5.1bn, with much...

Guardian, 09:43 in Business
 

X Factor's Gamu Nhengu vows to fight to stay in Scotland

X FACTOR contestant Gamu Nhengu is vowing to fight a Home Office ruling to deport her to Zimbabwe. The 19-year-old singer and her family were shattered to discover their appeal against deportation had been rejected from reporters - before being...

 
FERGIE FEELS UNITED GOT REF JUSTICE

FERGIE FEELS UNITED GOT REF JUSTICE

Sir Alex Ferguson hit out at referee Martin Atkinson after Manchester United's 2-1 defeat by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. David Luiz, who had levelled Wayne Rooney's excellent opener with a superb volley, tripped the United striker on the edge of the...

Daily Star, 09:47 in Sport
 
BROAD BACK IN FOR ENGLAND

BROAD BACK IN FOR ENGLAND

Stuart Broad recovered from his stomach upset in time to return to the England team to face Ireland in today's World Cup Group B match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Ajmal Shahzad, who stood in for Broad against India on Sunday, made way in the only...

Daily Star, 09:47 in Sport
 
SMITH HOPES GUNNERS FAIL TO FIRE

SMITH HOPES GUNNERS FAIL TO FIRE

Leyton Orient midfielder Jimmy Smith hopes Birmingham's Carling Cup final win over Arsenal will have left the Gunners low on confidence as the League One side look to overcome the odds and pull off a major upset at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal had...

Daily Star, 09:47 in Sport
 
Ecclestone wants ‘artificial rain’ to increase F1 fun

Ecclestone wants ‘artificial rain’ to increase F1 fun

It is that time of year when the Formula 1 circus ringleader Bernie Ecclestone tries to generate interest in the new season by coming up with outlandish suggestions to make the sport more exciting. This time round he has announced he wants to fit...

The Week, 09:48 in Showbiz
 

Germany may name new defence minister - sources

Guttenberg's Christian Social Union (CSU) -- the Bavarian sister party to Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) -- will insist on keeping either the defence portfolio or taking over another key ministry. That makes Bavarian state premier...

 
Ofcom wants ban on misleading broadband

Ofcom wants ban on misleading broadband

Data from the communications regulator shows that broadband suppliers are providing an average speed that is less than half the advertised rate. Ofcom is pushing for new rules to ensure consumers are not mislead by broadband providers,...

 
FTSE live: Oil fear; ITV up, Whitbread down

FTSE live: Oil fear; ITV up, Whitbread down

World markets were back under pressure today as attention returned to the potential impact of sky-high oil prices on economic growth prospects. The ongoing crisis in Libya and fears that the unrest might spread to Saudi Arabia, the world's...

 
Jonas Olsson apologises for smashing a picture at Stoke City

Jonas Olsson apologises for smashing a picture at Stoke City

Jonas Olsson, the West Bromwich Albion defender, has apologised to Stoke City for breaking a picture outside the visitors' dressing room after Monday night's 1-1 draw at the Britannia Stadium and offered to pay for the damage. Olsson was involved in...

Guardian, 09:51 in Sport
 
Japanese pop group Kishidan's 'Nazi' outfits force Sony to apologise

Japanese pop group Kishidan's 'Nazi' outfits force Sony to apologise

Sony Music and MTV have apologised after a Japanese pop group appeared on primetime television wearing Nazi-style uniforms, triggering a protest from a Jewish rights group. Kishidan, an all-male pop band known for its outlandish garb, appeared in...

 

Venezuelan journalist shot dead

Venezuelan journalist Clara Fernández was shot dead after being after being caught in crossfire in a shootout between rival gangs in the northern city of Valencia. The details surrounding her death are still unclear and Venezuela's National Journalism...

 
How Steve Jobs was denied a knighthood... as the world watches to see if he will appear at the launch of the iPad 2

How Steve Jobs was denied a knighthood... as the world watches to see if he will appear at the launch of...

All eyes on Jobs: The Apple boss, pictured here looking frail and ill last month, is rumoured to be appearing to introduce the iPad 2 today Steve Jobs was denied an honorary knighthood in 2009 because of then Prime Minister Gordon Brown, according to...

 


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