News archive from 2 March 2011, page 51

Angry over the banks? Of course we are!

When you've been going on about something for a while, it is always satisfying to discover that other people agree with you. I have been arguing for the last year that the banks, hedge funds and other titans of the City of London whose gambling got us...

Guardian, 21:38 in Business
 
An inseparable pair: dog collapses and dies after army handler is killed

An inseparable pair: dog collapses and dies after army handler is killed

Colleagues said army dog handler Liam Tasker was inseparable from his spaniel, Theo, and so it was to the end. When Lance Corporal Tasker was shot dead in southern Afghanistan, his dog survived the shooting only to suffer a fatal heart attack when it...

 
Ireland's cricketers stun England on 'the greatest day of our lives'

Ireland's cricketers stun England on 'the greatest day of our lives'

For Ireland this was the greatest victory in their cricketing history; for England, who had triumphed in the Ashes only seven weeks ago, it was their greatest ignominy. England expect Ireland to prevail now and again at Lansdowne Road, the home of...

 
Andrew Strauss: 'It's been a bitterly disappointing day for us'

Andrew Strauss: 'It's been a bitterly disappointing day for us'

Andrew Strauss has rarely looked as angry he did after the defeat to Ireland. He was quick to credit "an outstanding innings" from Kevin O'Brien but furious about England's performance. "We should have taken our catches," said...

Guardian, 21:43 in Sport
 
West Ham's move to Olympic Stadium to be approved despite legal threat

West Ham's move to Olympic Stadium to be approved despite legal threat

The government and the London mayor, Boris Johnson, are on Thursday expected to rubber-stamp the decision to award the Olympic Stadium to West Ham United and Newham Council after the Games, despite Leyton Orient threatening to take legal action. Last...

Guardian, 21:43 in Sport
 
MPs cut expenses claims by third after abuse at Westminster

MPs cut expenses claims by third after abuse at Westminster

Claims by MPs for second homes plummeted in the wake of the parliamentary expenses scandal, with a 35% annual drop in the taxpayer bill that pays for members' living costs. The fall follows the controversy over widespread abuses of the expenses...

Guardian, 21:49 in Politics
 
Arsenal 5-0 Leyton Orient | FA Cup fifth-round replay match report

Arsenal 5-0 Leyton Orient | FA Cup fifth-round replay match report

Arsenal came through an FA Cup tie that will bear no resemblance to the quarter-final, even though Leyton Orient attacked when feasible and might have scored. The encounter with Manchester United on 12 March will have the air of an entirely different...

Guardian, 21:52 in Sport
 
Manchester City 3-0 Aston Villa | FA Cup fifth round match report

Manchester City 3-0 Aston Villa | FA Cup fifth round match report

Manchester City are one game away from their first FA Cup semi-final in 30 years and the fact that assignment comes against the 1oth-placed side in the Championship will serve only to heighten the anticipation for a club that so desperately craves...

Guardian, 21:52 in Sport
 
England's World Cup swamped by Ireland's green tide

England's World Cup swamped by Ireland's green tide

Kevin O'Brien, crashing the fastest century ever in the World Cup, conjured the greatest victory in Ireland's history. His innings of 113 from 63 balls was a sensational performance – "the best I've ever played" he said rather needlessly –...

Guardian, 21:52 in Sport
 

Dave Simpson on dodgy Dictaphones

It is every critic's worst nightmare. You get a really great interview with someone – and then get home to find it hasn't recorded. This has happened to me more times than I care to remember. I once interviewed a rap band who thrilled me with two...

 
30 million Facebook users in UK

30 million Facebook users in UK

The number of Facebook accounts held in the UK has reached 30 million, around half the population of the country. The milestone is an increase of four million from the number of registered UK users last July. Vice president of Facebook Europe Joanna...

 


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