News archive from 3 April 2011, page 24

BBC boss to tell staff 'no more gravy train'

BBC boss to tell staff 'no more gravy train'

The director-general will address the Corporation's staff via a videolink on Thursday to update them on his Delivering Quality First initiative, which is aimed at finding 20% savings by April 2017. He will complete a report detailing his plans by...

 
New paternity leave rules affecting men come into force

New paternity leave rules affecting men come into force

New paternity leave rules have come into effect meaning that parents will be legally entitled to share time off work during their baby's first year. The move means parents could take six months off work each. The government hopes to extend the...

BBC, 13:13 in Business
 
Tesco will start selling used cars online

Tesco will start selling used cars online

The supermarket giant Tesco plans to become the first general retailer to start a used car buying website. The company claims it can offer lower prices by keeping overheads down. It will show detailed pictures of vehicles for sale, including any...

BBC, 13:13 in Business
 

Oman's battered protesters say they'll be back

About 400 protesters took to the streets on Friday demanding the release of their colleagues and pressing to be allowed to return to the Globe and Industrial roundabouts from where they were forced out on Tuesday. "We will be back. We are now...

 
Mohamed Al Fayed attacks fans for criticising Michael Jackson statue

Mohamed Al Fayed attacks fans for criticising Michael Jackson statue

Mohamed Al Fayed has told Fulham fans they can "go to hell" if they do not appreciate the new Michael Jackson statue at Craven Cottage. The Fulham chairman, a close friend of the late singer, has caused controversy after announcing he had...

Guardian, 13:13 in Sport
 

Bahrain says suspends opposition paper over "lies"

Bahrain has seen the worst unrest since the 1990s after mostly Shi'ite protesters took to the streets in February, inspired by uprisings that toppled leaders in Egypt and Tunisia, to demand a bigger say in the Sunni-ruled country. The official Bahrain...

 
Beijing church faces eviction in tense times

Beijing church faces eviction in tense times

The Shouwang Church, with about 1,000 members, is one of the biggest Protestant congregations in Beijing that has expanded beyond the confines of churches registered and overseen by the ruling Communist Party's religious affairs authorities. But the...

 
Fulham v Blackpool - live! | Premier League

Fulham v Blackpool - live! | Premier League

The teams are in: Fulham: Schwarzer, Baird, Hughes, Hangeland, Salcido, Duff, Etuhu, Murphy, Dempsey, Zamora, Dembele. Subs: Stockdale, Kelly, Sidwell, Johnson, Gudjohnsen, Kakuta, Davies, Michael Jackson. Blackpool: Kingson, Baptiste, Cathcart,...

Guardian, 13:19 in Sport
 
Emmanuel Adebayor warns Real Madrid to be wary of Peter Crouch

Emmanuel Adebayor warns Real Madrid to be wary of Peter Crouch

Emmanuel Adebayor has identified the Tottenham Hotspur striker Peter Crouch as a significant threat to Real Madrid's Champions League ambitions in the build-up to their quarter-final. The Real striker predicted that Crouch would cause his side plenty...

Guardian, 13:19 in Sport
 
Talking Horses: The latest news and best bets in our daily horse racing blog

Talking Horses: The latest news and best bets in our daily horse racing blog

Today's best bets, by Chris CookGood lord, St Nicholas Abbey has finally made it back to a racecourse. One of the biggest 'hype' horses I can remember, he was sent off as the even-money favourite for last year's 2,000 Guineas and finished sixth. Even...

Guardian, 13:20 in Sport
 
Death of the off-licence

Death of the off-licence

It was the threat that Sainsbury's was about to open down the road that finally precipitated last week's closure of Britain's oldest off-licence, the 340-year-old Bakers Wine Merchants in Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire. But it has been the...

 
Nigeria races to get aborted elections back on track

Nigeria races to get aborted elections back on track

The postponement by 48 hours of Saturday's polls, hours after voting began in some areas, was a major embarrassment for election commissioner Attahiru Jega, who had promised a break with Nigeria's history of chaotic and flawed elections. It also...

 
Britain celebrates Royal Wedding with ale

Britain celebrates Royal Wedding with ale

Breweries have been hard at work producing special celebration ales with which to toast the health of Prince William and Kate Middleton - from Castle Rock's Kiss Me Kate and Marston's Perfect Union to Something Blue from Durham Brewery and I Will...

 
Jodrell Bank to play key part in creating world's largest radio telescope

Jodrell Bank to play key part in creating world's largest radio telescope

Jodrell Bank observatory has won a key role in developing the world's largest and most sensitive radio telescope, designed to answer some of the most fundamental questions about the universe. The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will have a total...

 
‘Snob’ Letwin in doghouse for cheap holidays jibe

‘Snob’ Letwin in doghouse for cheap holidays jibe

One of the coalition's most senior cabinet ministers, and a top policy adviser to David Cameron, is in the doghouse after he reportedly argued that Britain didn't need any new airports because: "We don't want more people from Sheffield flying...

The Week, 13:40 in Showbiz
 


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