News archive from 2 March 2011, page 5

Hugh Muir's diary

• "What on earth do you think you are doing? Stop it," raged Big Dave at Colonel Gaddafi. But the Libyan leader is delusional; thus he fails to recognise authority when he sees it. And so we must act. No doubt we will. But let not Cameron's...

Guardian, 00:26 in Politics
 

Cameron defends forces jobs cuts

David Cameron has defended the decision to make 11,000 redundancies in the armed forces - potentially including some troops now on the front line in Afghanistan. The Prime Minister conceded that axing around 5,000 personnel from the Army, 3,300 from...

People, 00:27 in World News
 

International aid: A developing argument | Editorial

The international development secretary, Andrew Mitchell, spent much of his time yesterday addressing a national audience. Having used the commitment to spend 0.7% of our gross national income on aid by 2013 as a way of cleansing the Conservative...

Guardian, 00:27 in Politics
 

Government redirects aid efforts

The Government will save more than £50 million by cutting aid to four United Nations organisations which fail to spend taxpayers' money wisely, the International Development Secretary has said. Andrew Mitchell said more funding would be provided for...

People, 00:27 in World News
 

Mother told 'say goodbye to kids'

A father accused of murdering his five-year-old daughter and attempting to kill his six-year-old son told their mother "you've got ten seconds to say goodbye to your kids and then they are dead" before driving his car into a river as they...

People, 00:27 in World News
 

Court ruling blow to women drivers

Women are facing the prospect of higher car insurance premiums while men are likely to receive lower pensions because of a new European court ruling. The decision by the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg will prevent insurers from using gender...

People, 00:27 in World News
 

Mother denies murdering children

A woman has pleaded not guilty to killing her two children whose bodies were found in the boot of a car. The bodies of three-year-old Harry and two-year-old Elise Donnison were found zipped up in two separate holdalls in the boot of a Nissan car near...

People, 00:27 in World News
 

Khyra pair lose sentences challenge

The mother and stepfather of a seven-year-old girl who starved to death have lost challenges against their sentences. Angela Gordon, 36, and her former partner Junaid Abuhamza, 32, were jailed by a judge at Birmingham Crown Court in March last year...

People, 00:27 in World News
 

Killer Bird 'shot brother 11 times'

Killer Derrick Bird shot his semi-naked twin brother 11 times with a rifle after confronting him in his bedroom, the inquest into the deaths of his victims heard. Relatives of the dead held hands to their faces as the full horror of the taxi-driver's...

People, 00:27 in World News
 
GERARD HOULLIER: WE’RE ON THE UP AFTER LOW POINT

GERARD HOULLIER: WE’RE ON THE UP AFTER LOW POINT

HE CAN count failing to lead France to a World Cup and Champions League heartbreak with Liverpool among his disappointments. But it was his last trip to Manchester City which Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier views as the “lowest point of his...

 
Notes and queries: Budget airlines, the eyesores of the skies; How Catch-22 has caught us all out; More instruments for hell's orchestra

Notes and queries: Budget airlines, the eyesores of the skies; How Catch-22 has caught us all out; More...

Why do budget airlines have such dreadful colour schemes? To act as a warning. You see it in nature all the time with bees, frogs, snakes and traffic wardens. Anna Liddle, Leeds The airline business is very political. A state airline is not just a...

 

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Portsmouth 2 Scunthorpe 0: Kitson's smash hit seals five on the trot for Pompey

Portsmouth 2 Scunthorpe 0: Kitson's smash hit seals five on the trot for Pompey

Portsmouth made it five cleansheet wins on the bounce against struggling Scunthorpe thanks to second-half strikes from Dave Kitson and Aaron Mokoena. But Iron manager Ian Barraclough left Fratton Park fuming after the referee disallowed Lee Miller's...

Daily Mail, 00:40 in Sport
 
Martin Keown: You're a silly boy for losing your head, Vidic!

Martin Keown: You're a silly boy for losing your head, Vidic!

David is dynamite I have watched David Luiz a few times since his move and he has impressed me so much. You will not see a player with better technique. His passing is so silky and when he took his shot for the goal, you could see he knew he was going...

Daily Mail, 00:40 in Sport
 

PPL to buy E.ON networks for £3.5 billion, assume debt: source

Earlier on Tuesday another person said the PPL was nearing a deal, beating rival bidder Li Ka-Shing, the Hong Kong billionaire. (Reporting by Quentin Webb in London; Editing by Richard Chang)

Reuters, 00:42 in Business
 


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