News archive from 4 February 2011, page 4

Six Nations 2011: An insider's guide to the teams and tactics | Shaun Edwards (with Paul Rees)

Six Nations 2011: An insider's guide to the teams and tactics | Shaun Edwards (with Paul Rees)

EnglandOverview Selection was always going to be fascinating once injuries to Lewis Moody, Tom Croft and Courtney Lawes robbed Martin Johnson of the most athletic pack in world rugby. He's resisted the temptation to go big – although there are options...

Guardian, 00:07 in Sport
 
Andy Carroll says he has matured but vows not to change at Liverpool

Andy Carroll says he has matured but vows not to change at Liverpool

To Andy Carroll, the price of becoming Liverpool's record signing is not £35m but a life under greater scrutiny than he has ever known. He did not fare well before swapping Newcastle for a city of split loyalties and the mantle of Britain's most...

Guardian, 00:07 in Sport
 

Letters: Are we heading for the beautiful bailout?

With a handful of Premier League clubs spending hundreds of millions of pounds on player transfers this January (Report, Sport, 1 February), I wonder whether history will record these past few days as football's equivalent of Gordon Brown's 2007...

Guardian, 00:07 in Sport
 

You are the Ref: Sian Massey

Click to enlarge, and debate the strip below the line. Keith Hackett's verdict appears in Sunday's Observer and here from Monday. Competition: win an official club shirt of your choice View the Kitbag range For a chance to win a club shirt from the...

Guardian, 00:07 in Sport
 
LEVY DEFENDS STADIUM BID

LEVY DEFENDS STADIUM BID

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy insists there is no moral obligation to retain a running track in the Olympic Stadium after the 2012 Games and claims a takeover of the venue by Spurs would see money pouring into the public purse. Spurs are bidding...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
City councils may call Fifa's Sepp Blatter to court over World Cup bid

City councils may call Fifa's Sepp Blatter to court over World Cup bid

Sepp Blatter could be called to court, to explain Fifa's conduct in the 2018 World Cup bidding race. A group of English city councils has notified the Football Association of its intention to sue Fifa for the money that was spent on their applications...

Guardian, 00:07 in Sport
 
Tonight's TV highlights: When The Levees Broke – A Requiem In Four Acts | Miles Davis: A Different Kind Of Blue | The Lock Up | Live Six Nations Rugby Union | Welcome To Romford | Law & Order

Tonight's TV highlights: When The Levees Broke – A Requiem In Four Acts | Miles Davis: A Different Kind Of...

When The Levees Broke – A Requiem In Four Acts 9pm, Sky Atlantic A welcome re-airing for Spike Lee's documentary about the flooding of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, to which the US authorities' response was so casual, belated and inept as...

 
UNILEVER FOOD PRICES GO UP

UNILEVER FOOD PRICES GO UP

MARMITE and Magnum ice-cream maker Unilever warned of higher prices yesterday – as it also reported soaring annual profits thanks to demand in emerging markets. The Anglo-Dutch company, which also makes Knorr soup, Dove Soap and Pot Noodles, said...

 

In praise of … the clowns' church service | Editorial

Only one form of entertainment generates a pathological neurosis, and there is no doubt clowns can be rather scary. But this weekend London offers an unrivalled opportunity for immersion therapy, which past reports suggest may be the best cure for...

 
MARKET REPORT: DEAL HOPES LIFTING WOOD GROUP

MARKET REPORT: DEAL HOPES LIFTING WOOD GROUP

SPECULATORS were betting on a further break up of Wood Group yesterday as the £3billion energy services group said it was in talks over the possible sale of its well support division. US giants General Electric and Halliburton are seen as potential...

 
Readers recommend: discordant songs

Readers recommend: discordant songs

Not all great records feature superb playing by brilliant musicians. In fact some achieve greatness while also being cack-handed and cacophonous. They don't have to be punks. Virtuoso musicians, experimenters and amateurs all have reasons for...

 
SHELL PROFI T HITS £11BN IN SPITE OF GULF SPILL

SHELL PROFI T HITS £11BN IN SPITE OF GULF SPILL

ROYAL Dutch Shell admitted yesterday that it took a $260million (£163million) hit from BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil disaster after profits nearly doubled to $18.6billion (£11.6billion) for the year to December. The company said it had spent $70million...

 

Letters: Co-ops, cuts and the coalition

I must take Tristram Hunt to task on his erroneous view of Charlie Elphicke's "people's port" proposal, which the Dover MP wrongly and variously describes as a co-operative and a mutual society (Little platoons find their level, 2 February)....

Guardian, 00:08 in Business
 
MORNING MEETING: SHAREHOLDER REBELLIONS ARE NOT SO UNUSUAL

MORNING MEETING: SHAREHOLDER REBELLIONS ARE NOT SO UNUSUAL

OVERTHROWING unpopular regimes without knowing what to replace them with is a trend that is catching on. Shareholders in fund manager F&C yesterday voted to oust chairman Nick MacAndrew and install rebel investor Edward Bramson. Such upheavals...

 
SHANE WILLIAMS PLANS FAREWELL PRESENT FOR ENGLAND

SHANE WILLIAMS PLANS FAREWELL PRESENT FOR ENGLAND

SHANE WILLIAMS has warned England he plans to sign off his Six Nations career against them in style when the tournament kicks off in Cardiff tonight. The Wales wing has confirmed he will retire from international rugby at the end of the year and he...

 


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