News archive from 4 March 2013, page 1

COVENTRY 1 - SWINDON 2: WARD'S STILL HEAD COACH

COVENTRY 1 - SWINDON 2: WARD'S STILL HEAD COACH

DARREN WARD handed over the managerial reins to Kevin MacDonald on Thursday and then headed him to his first ­victory two days later. Ward, 34, and midfielder Tommy Miller took temporary charge at Swindon after Paolo Di Canio quit a fortnight ago,...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
Crane company lands contract

Crane company lands contract

A Preston crane company has landed a contract on one of Britain's biggest infrastructure projects. Lifting Gear UK, which has its head office on Centurion Way, Leyland, has supplied lifting equipment to the £5.5bn Crossrail project, the new rail line...

 
STOKE 0 - WEST HAM 1: COLLISON A CROCK OF GOLD

STOKE 0 - WEST HAM 1: COLLISON A CROCK OF GOLD

JACK Collison had to be introduced to some of his West Ham team-mates after his goal heroics. The 24-year-old is on first name terms with the Upton Park medical staff but is a bit of a stranger out on the training pitch. A chronic knee condition means...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
PCS strike vote: Results of national ballot due

PCS strike vote: Results of national ballot due

The largest civil service union is to unveil the result of a national ballot that could lead to walkouts at the time of the Budget later this month. The Public and Commercial Service (PCS) Union is seeking a pay rise of £1,200 - or 5% - this year....

BBC, 00:08 in Business
 

Prescription charges to be raised to £7.85

Prescription charges in England will rise 20p to £7.85 from April 1 under changes announced by ministers. Health Minister Earl Howe said NHS dental charges will also increase on the same date. In a written statement to Parliament, he said the cost of...

 

Ian McMillan: Whisper it, but Auntie Nelly and her tins are still a lost cause

We're all familiar with the idea of Chinese whispers, that linguistic blip where a sentence gets mutated as it passes from mouth to ear to mouth to ear to mouth to ear. The classic example is "Send reinforcements, we're going to advance"...

 

England cricket team set to stick with Nick Compton

ENGLAND appear certain to persevere with Nick Compton as their Test match opener and resist the temptation of instead fast-tracking Joe Root up the order against New Zealand. Coach Andy Flower stopped short, as is always the case, of directly airing...

Daily Post, 00:09 in Sport
 

Northern Rail Cup: North Wales Crusaders 48 Oldham Roughyeds 12

NORTH Wales Crusaders kicked off their 2013 campaign with a resounding success over Oldham Roughyeds in the Northern Rail Cup. Both sides knew that this fixture was of high importance if they wish to take part in the Northern Rail Bowl final later in...

Daily Post, 00:09 in Sport
 

What we learned this weekend: Suarez scores because he's greedy, Swansea have exposed a myth... and...

1) There's an old saying that if you don't buy a ticket you don't win the lottery - which might explain why Luis Suarez is hitting the goals jackpot. His hat-trick at Wigan took him top of the scoring charts on 21 - joining Robbie Fowler (twice) and...

Daily Mail, 00:11 in Sport
 

From magic to tragic: Cunningham, the unfulfilled talent who lit up both Old Trafford and the Bernabeu

The left trouser leg is rolled up to display a six-inch scar, surrounded by a cluster of bumps and lumps, indelible reminders that the hatchet men, even his Real Madrid team-mates, loved to kick Laurie Cunningham."This one was a broken ligament...

Daily Mail, 00:11 in Sport
 
Exclusive - China eyes market forces to drive forex reform agenda

Exclusive - China eyes market forces to drive forex reform agenda

The shift means the People's Bank of China (PBOC) will abandon a time-table approach to liberalising capital controls, favouring instead a series of reforms tied to soaring foreign demand for yuan to give more freedom to invest offshore currency...

Reuters, 00:11 in Business
 
Jail drugs smuggler hid crack in her bra

Jail drugs smuggler hid crack in her bra

A woman who hid crack cocaine and cannabis in her bra and tried to smuggle it into Armley jail has avoided being sent to jail. Tracey Lees, 43, was arrested after prison officers spotted she was so nervous that she was unable to get a £1 coin into the...

 
Doncaster village road closed today

Doncaster village road closed today

WORK to install new gas services to a garden centre in Braithwell, near Doncaster, will cause a road closure today. A 100 metre stretch of Ashton Lane will be blocked off from the junction with High Street and a diversion will be in place.

 
Iberia flights grounded during second series of strikes

Iberia flights grounded during second series of strikes

Unions representing ground and cabin crews have scheduled three week-long strikes in February and March and each day is estimated to cost Iberia 1 million euros ($1.3 million). The strikes are also a blow to Spain's tourist-dependent economy as it...

Reuters, 00:15 in Business
 

Study looks at fear after heart attack

“Patients who feel scared of dying during heart attack symptoms may be more likely to suffer another,” the Daily Mirror has reported. The news is based on a small study in 208 people who were admitted to hospital with chest pain. The patients were...

 


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