News archive from 4 February 2011
In June 2008, Cardiacs singer Tim Smith attended the last night of My Bloody Valentine's five-night comeback residency at the Roundhouse in London. After the gig, he went for a drink with a long-time friend and collaborator, former Levitation...
Warren Gatland is not often lost for words, but the Wales coach needed a moment of reflection this week after being asked whether defeat against England tonight would lead to oblivion given last year's record of two victories in 13 Tests. He struggled...
The Football Association says there is "no justification" for direct government intervention in the governance of the game and has warned its organisation could face Fifa sanctions if politicians overstepped the mark. The comments, made in...
The interior ministry replaced a slew of senior security officials this week, a first step to overhauling the network of police, security forces and spies built up by Ben Ali during 23 years of police rule. (Writing by Lin Noueihed; Editing by Maria...
At the start of Bertrand Blier's new film, The Clink of Ice, a sinister-eyed man walks up to the security gates of an alcoholic writer's high-end country house. "I'm your cancer!" he says by way of introduction. "I thought it would be a...
HMV issued a profit warning in early January and said meeting April's test of its borrowing would be tight. HMV declined to comment. Credit Suisse was not immediately reachable. (Reporting by Karolina Tagaris; Editing by Bernard Orr)
The world's largest software company, making its third trip to the US corporate bond market in two years, has $41 billion in cash and short-term investments on its balance sheet, but likes to borrow as the most of that cash is locked up overseas. The...
Authoritarian Arab leaders are watching carefully for signs of unrest spreading through the region after revolts in Tunisia and Egypt. But a spokesman for the Moroccan government, Khalid Naciri, said it felt "serene" about Internet calls for...
(Editing by Robert MacMillan)
Spoiler alert! Your enjoyment of the online discussion about Peter Bradshaw's review of Biutiful may be compromised if you read on. And, some readers said, your enjoyment of the film might have been compromised if you read his review: particularly his...
A few weeks back, I interviewed Colin Meloy of the Decemberists for these pages. Sitting in his study in Oregon, we discussed many things, from tea-drinking to highwaymen, but one subject we returned to often was the new sense of Americanness that had...
In 2007, when we programmed Klaus Obermaier's 3D digital version of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring at the reopening celebrations for the Royal Festival Hall, I was buttonholed by a classical music insider: "This visual stuff is all very well,...
True Grit is going great guns at the American box office, making it the Coen brothers' highest-grossing movie ever. Some might see this as a sign that the western is making a comeback. But, honestly, I don't think it ever really went away. True Grit...
Gary Neville has confirmed his intention to remain within the Manchester United fold for the remainder of the season. The 35-year-old announced his retirement with immediate effect on Wednesday night, bringing an end to a stellar career that brought...
The Tottenham Hotspur chairman, Daniel Levy, has denied there is any secret plan to sell the club if they move to the site of the Olympic Stadium and has voiced fears about undue political influence on the bidding process. It is understood Spurs will...
- 03:36 Labor to keep national energy guarantee in bid for climate truce
- 03:36 California wildfires: refugee camp 'could become a mud pit' as rain...
- 03:21 Russian firm linked to election meddling sues Facebook over ban
- 03:00 Low-protein, high-carb diet may help ward off dementia
- 02:56 May heading to Brussels amid scramble to finalise Brexit deal
- 02:25 Dundee’s Powercases on a charge with initial sales order
- 02:14 Chicago hospital shooting: Doctor, pharmacist and policeman mourned
- 02:14 US judge blocks Mississippi 15-week abortion ban
- 02:10 'I don't want everything to be about Down's'
- 02:07 Driving eyesight rules: experts call for driver eye tests every decade
- 02:03 Mexican tetra fish may offer heart repair clues
- 01:52 Surf champion Tyler Wright reveals struggle with chronic fatigue
- 01:52 Saudi Arabia tortured female right-to-drive activists, says Amnesty
- 01:44 Brexit blind dates: June Sarpong and ex-Stig Perry McCarthy
- 01:36 Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkeys in somewhat joyless event
- 01:31 Karen Hales murder: 1993 killing 'deprived baby of grandmother'
- 01:31 Big dog Bopper the Whopper is 'too fat for a kennel'
- 01:27 Iraqi university rebuilds after IS 'dark age'
- 01:25 Uni staff told capital letters could frighten anxious students
- 01:22 Are French riots a curse or a blessing for Macron?
- 01:19 K-pop and Latin: Why the time is now for foreign language hits
- 01:12 Trump submits answers to Mueller's Russia inquiry
- 01:07 New Zealand pride parade in chaos after ban on police sparks mass...
- 01:06 Jeremy Clarkson’s The Grand Tour Season 3: release date, what to...
- 01:03 Letter from Africa: Cremations 'threaten' Zimbabwe's ancestral spirits
- 00:58 Summer-born pupils disadvantaged throughout primary school – study
- 00:58 Teaching union leader calls on members to vote for strike
- 00:56 What's biting Apple?
- 00:47 Edinburgh Tattoo to head down under for run in Sydney stadium
- 00:47 Lords committee defends decision to suspend Anthony Lester