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...
- 23:26 Custody for 'Columbine' plot schoolboys
- 23:26 Novichok victim Charlie Rowley leaves hospital
- 23:26 Khalid Ali: Westminster plot bomb-maker jailed for life
- 23:26 UK weather: Driest start to summer on modern record
- 23:26 Michel Barnier questions Theresa May's Brexit White Paper
- 23:25 Mortgage misery: The homeowners facing repossession
- 23:25 Six ways China could retaliate in a trade war
- 23:25 Smart meters to cut energy bills by just £11, say MPs
- 06:47 Dol-y-Moch: Re-living childhood days at the 'slimy lake'
- 06:47 Gareth Shaw: If you’re not claiming marriage allowance, why not?
- 06:47 Susan Dalgety: Embrace legacy of Otis and Elvis in the name of freedom
- 06:47 Child-friendly gigs praised by parents
- 06:47 Brian Wilson: There’s a sinister side to Sturgeon’s new Catalan friend
- 06:47 Rare 50p coin sells for staggering £840 on eBay
- 06:47 Stephen Jardine: I was wrong about the future of restaurants
- 06:47 Watch: Moment police raid Nuneaton home and find thousands of...
- 06:47 Thatcher ‘Eurosceptic’ speech was never meant to be anti-EU,...
- 06:47 Foreign Secretary calls on Nato members to increase defence spending
- 06:47 MPs visit farm to highlight ‘crisis’ of berry picker shortage
- 06:47 Brian Wilson: The weakness of May and Corbyn has been exposed
- 06:47 John McLellan: The blood on the Brexit carpet can’t be ignored
- 06:47 Johnny Vegas reveals dramatic weight loss after split from wife
- 06:47 Jane Bradley: The sad end of this sporting life
- 06:47 Leader comment: Girl Guide badges to include actual Moon-walking?
- 06:47 This is when all the new Cathedral Lanes restaurants are opening
- 06:47 Girlguides ditch home making for mixology in culture change
- 06:47 Long-term CJD survivor at centre of legal protection battle
- 06:47 Person injured 'by falling object' near Coventry city centre - recap
- 06:47 Now That’s What I Call Music! hits 100th edition
- 06:47 Watch: Rare 200mph supercar cruises along M40