News archive from 3 April 2011, page 14

World's race for economic growth threatens Greenland's pure white wilderness

World's race for economic growth threatens Greenland's pure white wilderness

Part of the appeal of coming to the north of Greenland, I have no qualms in saying, was to discover the remnants of a way of life that might be labelled "exotic". However, it would be misleading to suggest that all the Polar Eskimos here...

 
Martin Amis: 'You have to be slightly innocent to be a novelist'

Martin Amis: 'You have to be slightly innocent to be a novelist'

Trust to a year's worth of press attention, most of it unflattering, and you too would enter Martin Amis's house expecting the worst: the 61-year-old novelist slagging off lollipop ladies, or torturing puppies, or putting recyclables in the wrong bin...

 

Rude awakenings: Elizabeth Day

One of the unexpected consequences of publishing a novel is that people suddenly seem willing to pay to hear me speak. Sometimes I don't even have to invent anything new to say, I simply get to read out loud the words I've already written on the page...

 
Row over research funding and David Cameron's Big Society

Row over research funding and David Cameron's Big Society

An academic funding body which controversially adopted the "big society" as a research priority after striking a deal with the government has been urged by a group of 69 academics to distance itself from David Cameron. The Observer revealed...

Guardian, 00:36 in Learning
 
MAGICAL MOURINHO GETS HARRY REDKNAPP'S VOTE

MAGICAL MOURINHO GETS HARRY REDKNAPP'S VOTE

HARRY Redknapp firmly believes Jose ­Mourinho will return to England one day and produce another magical journey for a top club. The Spurs boss refuses to hide his admiration for a man who “leaves players crying when he leaves”. Redknapp’s...

Daily Star, 00:36 in Sport
 
Preston 2 Swansea 1: Hume's wonder strike lifts North End off the bottom

Preston 2 Swansea 1: Hume's wonder strike lifts North End off the bottom

Rejuvenated Preston lifted themselves off the foot of the npower Championship thanks to Iain Hume's superb solo strike. Phil Brown's battlers ground out a third straight win to give their survival hopes a massive shot in the arm, but it took a moment...

Daily Mail, 00:36 in Sport
 

Syrians chant "freedom," receive wounded in suburb

Secret police agents gave the names of 25 more serious cases in hospital, the witness said. "They promised to give the bodies tomorrow morning to the families. We are expecting 15 dead," said the witness, who lives in the suburb. Another...

 
From Wembley to war: Lee Crooks on his journey from professional footballer to the RAF

From Wembley to war: Lee Crooks on his journey from professional footballer to the RAF

Already he has experienced the camaraderie that exists among the men he will accompany to combat the Taliban. 'These lads will be my friends for life,' he says. 'Taking orders here is exactly the same as it was as a footballer. We have a boss and...

Daily Mail, 00:37 in Sport
 
Fabio Capello hopes to be remembered for launching England's success

Fabio Capello hopes to be remembered for launching England's success

Fabio Capello hopes England fans remember him when the team end their long wait for a major trophy. Brought in to try to bring footballing glory to the country that is host to the self-proclaimed "best league in the world", but which has...

Guardian, 00:37 in Sport
 

Bring back Lembit Opik, MP for Asteroid Central, to help our cash-strapped spacemen

IF I said there"s a carbon copy of you in a galaxy far, far away you might think I was a few planets short of a solar system. Yet it"s exactly what current scientific thinking suggests. Space is limitless and expanding and our universe is...

People, 00:38 in Politics
 

THE number of times the highest earning MPs in the Commons have turned up to vote since May 2010

1 Gordon Brown 11% 2 David Miliband 35% 3 David Blunkett 61% 4 Malcolm Rifkind 64% 5 Diane Abbott 65% 6= Michael Gove and Tim Yeo 66% 8 Hugo Swire 72% 9 Nicholas Soames 76% 10= Peter Lilley and Geoffrey Cox 77% 12 John Redwood 79% 13 Louise Bagshawe...

People, 00:38 in Politics
 

Office of Fair Trading launches rip-off loans probe after The People's Credit Crusade

A PROBE into rip-off interest rates has been launched after The People called for action. The Office of Fair Trading will look into why loan firms charge up to 200 times the cost of paying by plastic. The watchdog has 90 days to decide whether to...

People, 00:38 in Politics
 

Commons attack on Queen for paying cleaners too little

The Queen has been branded a sweatshop employer for paying her cleaners a pittance. Labour MP John McDonnell has tabled a motion calling on Her Maj to ensure palace workers have a decent wage. He says the taxpayer hands the Queen £30million a year and...

People, 00:38 in Politics
 

Pilot studies show two thirds of people on Incapacity Benefit are fit enough to work as disabled told to...

Disabled people will have take a new abilities test if they want to prove they can"t work. From tomorrow, up to 1.6 million people on £67.50 a week Incapacity Benefit must pay a visit to one of 140 assessment centres. And results from pilot...

People, 00:38 in Politics
 

Former Army Colonel Patrick Mercer Writes For The People

By Patrick Mercer OBE, Conservative MP for Newark and ex-Army commander THE arrival of Musa Kusa in this country gives the Government a problem. There is little doubt that he has been involved in Colonel Gaddafi"s murderous regime, including the...

People, 00:38 in Politics
 


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