News archive from 2 April 2011, page 8

Alexis Petridis: A waistcoat to wear with pride

In Richard Ayoade's film Submarine, Paddy Considine plays a ghastly motivational speaker. His mullet speaks of the film's 80s setting, but his knobbishness is sartorially expressed by an ever-present waistcoat. It's the same with Little Britain...


Smith given Walsall role

Dean Smith has been appointed Walsall manager on a full-time basis, signing a two-year deal with the npower League One club. Smith, the Saddlers' youngest ever captain during his playing days aged just 19, has been rewarded for an upturn in results...

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New deal for Gaskell

England Saxons forward James Gaskell has signed a two-year contract extension with Aviva Premiership club Sale Sharks. The 20-year-old's new deal will keep him at Sale until June 2014. He is a product of the club's academy system. Gaskell, equally at...

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How to dress: The return of the calf-length skirt

The trouble with progress is, you end up going round in circles. Miniskirts were all about liberation in the beginning, but around their fourth decade they became a tyranny. By 2009, the mini had such a hold over fashion that if you wanted a smart...


Gloucester move for Chistolini

Gloucester have confirmed the signing of Italy A prop Dario Chistolini for next season. The 22-year-old tight head, who was born in South Africa, has agreed to move to Kingsholm from Italian side Petrarca. "I can't wait to move to England, to get...

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O'Shea: Quins ready for Leicester

Conor O'Shea believes his Harlequins team will face the standard-bearers for English club rugby on Saturday. Quins host Aviva Premiership leaders Leicester at the Twickenham Stoop, knowing victory is vital in their title play-off quest. But Quins...

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O'Connor happy with system

Widnes chairman Steve O'Connor has delivered his backing to the Super League licensing system that enabled his club to reclaim their place in the top flight. Licensing was introduced in 2009 to replace automatic promotion and relegation and Salford...

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The Measure

The Measure

Going upProper mother's day flowers FYI: daffodils are charming from children and students, but once you have a proper job, must try harder 'Resting' clothes Clothes you still like but don't feel right for now. This spring, our Breton stripe T-shirts...


Shiels sure of easy transition

Kenny Shiels is confident his transition from assistant to manager at Kilmarnock will be a smooth one. The Irishman was installed as caretaker boss at Rugby Park on Thursday by chairman Michael Johnston following the departure of Mixu Paatelainen, who...

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Dalglish looks to future

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish insists the club will always strive to keep the players who are important to their future. The £50million January departure of striker Fernando Torres to Chelsea was initially seen as a long-term blow but his sale...

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Andrés F Rubio in Cantabria, Spain

Andrés F Rubio in Cantabria, Spain

"This one here is referred to as the cathedral of the romantic eroticism." Julio Santiago, our guide at the San Pedro de Cervatos church in a village in the south of Cantabria, northern Spain, smiled sagely. The group of tourists gazed in...


Rooney hails fear factor

Wayne Rooney believes the fear factor for visiting teams is what keeps Manchester United strong at Old Trafford. United have dropped just two points in front of their own fans so far this season, taking 43 points from a possible 45. Rooney told Inside...

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Anelka looking to lay down marker

Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has called on his team-mates to prove that they are good enough to win the Champions League by beating Manchester United in their upcoming showdown. The Blues edged one step closer to May's Wembley final by beating FC...

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Buenas noches: budget hotels in Spain

Buenas noches: budget hotels in Spain

CITY El Cocherón 1919, Aranjuéz, Madrid Near the Príncipe and Isla gardens and the Royal Palace, this 18-room hotel in the world heritage-listed city of Aranjuéz, 47km south of Madrid, is calm and relaxed. The overall feel is of grown-up but unshowy...


Sinfield hopes for home comfort

Leeds captain Kevin Sinfield is hoping the Rhinos can once more turn Headingley into a fortress, starting with the visit of reigning Engage Super League champions Wigan on Friday night. Sinfield's men have experienced a topsy-turvy start to the...

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