News archive from 4 February 2011, page 17

Toby Flood: England have nothing to fear against Wales

Toby Flood: England have nothing to fear against Wales

The offer of a big Friday night out in Cardiff would be hard to resist at the best of times. But going there to play rugby for your country against Wales in front a packed crowd at the Millennium Stadium - what’s not to like? Here we go at the start...

Metro, 08:48 in Sport
 
Charlie Adam Liverpool transfer never on, Reds not keen enough - Holloway

Charlie Adam Liverpool transfer never on, Reds not keen enough - Holloway

The Scotland midfielder was linked with a move to Anfield throughout January but the clubs failed to agree a fee, while Tottenham were also unsuccessful with a late bid. Adam’s agent Kenny Moyes criticised Blackpool for the way they handled the...

Metro, 08:48 in Sport
 
David Dimbleby furious at loss of Question Time editor

David Dimbleby furious at loss of Question Time editor

David Dimbleby is at loggerheads with BBC executives over a plan to move production of Question Time from London to Glasgow. The host of the BBC's political programme told the Guardian: "Question Time looks simple enough on air, but actually it's...

Guardian, 08:49 in Politics
 
Driving Test Centres 'Could Be Axed'

Driving Test Centres 'Could Be Axed'

Driving test centres could soon be a thing of a past. Leaked documents suggest the Driving Standards Agency is looking at plans to close down test centres and use private firms as "delegated examiners". The new plans could see examiners...

 
Give cohabitees the same rights as married couples, says Britain's top family judge

Give cohabitees the same rights as married couples, says Britain's top family judge

The most senior family judge yesterday called for a law to hand legal rights and duties to unmarried couples. Lord Justice Wall said a "live-in lovers" law would protect women in long-term relationships from losing their home and their...

 
Will Melissa Leo be an Oscar knockout?

Will Melissa Leo be an Oscar knockout?

The Oscar nominations have thrown up an interesting fight in the best supporting actress category. In one corner there's a bleached blonde Melissa Leo, with a cigarette in one hand and a drink in the other. In the opposite corner is an iron-willed...

BBC, 08:59 in Art & Culture
 

More women turning to work as lapdancers because of Tory cuts, claims ex-barmaid

A BROKE barmaid who lost her job has been forced to take up pole dancing because of Tory George Osborne's swingeing cuts. The woman, who only wants to be known as Marcia, faced life on the dole queue after she was given the boot. She turned to pole...

 

Anger over council's plan to put unqualified volunteers in charge of primary classes

SCOTLAND'S main teaching body yesterday condemned a council's plan to put unqualified volunteers in charge of primary classes. The General Teaching Council for Scotland said kids' schooling would suffer because of plans to replace teachers in the...

 
Portsmouth landlady nears victory in battle with Premier League that could result in ALL matches being shown in pubs

Portsmouth landlady nears victory in battle with Premier League that could result in ALL matches being...

Last night, competition lawyer Beckett McGrath said: "It blows a hole in the way rights are exploited. It"s incredibly significant. "There are a number of steps still to go but potentially every publican in the country will be saying...

Daily Mail, 09:01 in Sport
 

I don't want to beg, or be a 'disabled voice' | Frances Ryan

I'm 25, naturally blonde, the hardness of my fingernails is such that they never break and I have an unhealthy captivation with EastEnders. I'm also a wheelchair user who has been severely disabled since birth. However, that's not important and I...

Guardian, 09:08 in Health
 
Football transfer rumours: Jérémie Aliadière to replace Andy Carroll?

Football transfer rumours: Jérémie Aliadière to replace Andy Carroll?

Manchester's reputation for constant rainfall might annoy its residents but the city's most successful club have now been forced to take action against the constant cloud cover that paints a dreary grey backdrop for their every training session,...

Guardian, 09:13 in Sport
 
Politicians warned over prisoner voting rights

Politicians warned over prisoner voting rights

Europe's human rights watchdog has warned British politicians that if they continue to exclude prisoners from the right to vote they risk undermining a crucial element of democracy. In an exclusive article on the Guardian's Comment is free website,...

Guardian, 09:13 in Politics
 

New car registrations down on year in January - SMMT

"Consumer confidence is low and it is important that government uses the March Budget to help relieve some of the financial pressure on motorists by freezing fuel duty, while providing stability and certainty on motoring taxes."

Reuters, 09:14 in Business
 
Why not sack every DJ on Radio 1?

Why not sack every DJ on Radio 1?

Remember when Jo Whiley was one of the coolest presenters on BBC Radio 1? It has been a while. When she and Steve Lamacq hosted the Evening Session – the station's gateway between its daytime programming and the weirder terrain inhabited by John Peel...

 
Poster poems: School

Poster poems: School

Given the degree of chaos surrounding the circumstances of his election, it was interesting that Micheál Martin, the newly anointed leader of the Fianna Fáil party, chose to focus on his educational background in his acceptance speech. Martin was at...

 


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