News archive from 5 February 2012, page 9

CHELSEA V MANCHESTER UNITED LIVE: GARY CAHILL TO MAKE BLUES DEBUT00

CHELSEA V MANCHESTER UNITED LIVE: GARY CAHILL TO MAKE BLUES DEBUT00

JOHN TERRY will miss the clash with Manchester United with the knee problem that kept him out of Tuesday’s match at Swansea. Terry has been unable to train this week, meaning Gary Cahill may make his debut. Frank Lampard could return from the calf...

Daily Star, 13:08 in Sport
 

Iranians bemoan sanctions hardship as vote approaches

"Sometimes I want to kill myself. I feel desperate. I do not earn enough to feed my children." With just a month to go before a parliamentary election, Iran has been hit hard in recent months by new U.S. and European economic sanctions over...

 
Film-maker Zalman King dies at 69

Film-maker Zalman King dies at 69

Film-maker Zalman King, best known for writing and producing the hit movie Nine and a Half Weeks, has died at the age of 69. King's son-in-law Allison Burnett said he died on Friday at home in Santa Monica, California. He had been after battling...

BBC, 13:24 in Art & Culture
 
Hotel review: Bijou Quinta Bonita, my new jewel in the Algarve

Hotel review: Bijou Quinta Bonita, my new jewel in the Algarve

Quinta Bonita is run superbly by the owner's daughter, Chantelle Kortekaas, and her Australian partner Fraser, who is a brilliant cook. The house and its extensive grounds are on a hillside a little way inland from the resort of Praia da Luz, and to...

Daily Mail, 13:33 in Travel
 
A racing certainty: Jockeys' Weekend in Mauritius is a highlight of Frankie Dettori's year

A racing certainty: Jockeys' Weekend in Mauritius is a highlight of Frankie Dettori's year

But when I'm on holiday I like to treat myself to long lunches and dinners, sitting at the table for hours with family and friends. I'm even in the food business. I've got the Frankie's chain of restaurants with Marco Pierre White, and a few months...

Daily Mail, 13:33 in Travel
 
Iran accused of intimidating BBC Persian staff

Iran accused of intimidating BBC Persian staff

The BBC's director general has accused the Iranian authorities of intimidating those working for its Persian service. Mark Thompson wrote in a blog that the BBC had seen "disturbing new tactics", including the targeting of family members of...

BBC, 13:45 in Art & Culture
 

France says Greek PSI talks going "relatively well"

"We are moving relatively well on the application of the private sector portion, which is on a voluntary basis," Francois Baroin said on Europe 1 radio. "We hope not to go too far from the level that would move the Greek debt at around...

Reuters, 14:00 in Business
 

Fighting over captured Yemeni city kills five

The capture of the coastal city has increased the vulnerability of Yemen's second city, Aden, security experts say. The United States and Saudi Arabia are particularly concerned that emboldened militants linked to al Qaeda could threaten nearby oil...

 
Justine Greening to vote against rail bonuses

Justine Greening to vote against rail bonuses

Transport Secretary Justine Greening is to vote against bonuses for Network Rail bosses at the company's annual general meeting. The government claimed it would send a "very clear signal" it opposed payments like the £340,000 reportedly due...

BBC, 14:24 in Business
 
City investment houses call on funds industry to reveal hidden fees

City investment houses call on funds industry to reveal hidden fees

Heavyweight City investment houses Fidelity and SCM Private are calling on the funds industry to come clean over ongoing charges so investors know what they are paying to have their money managed. Both companies believe disclosure rules for charges...

 
Olympus to hold shareholder meeting on April 20

Olympus to hold shareholder meeting on April 20

Fujifilm Holdings, Sony Corp and Panasonic are among firms speculated to be potential partners for Olympus. Takayama said on January 18 that his company had not been in specific talks with any of those firms and that Olympus would wait until after a...

Reuters, 14:39 in Business
 
'Most' Portuguese unions back cuts

'Most' Portuguese unions back cuts

The majority of Portuguese unions back the government's austerity measures, Portuguese Economy Minister Alvaro Santos Pereira told the BBC on Friday. Portugal was hit by a transport strike on Thursday and so far the government has not reached an...

BBC, 14:44 in Business
 

Queen asked to defend Britain from cutbacks

More than a thousand beneficiaries have thrown themselves on the Queen's mercy with a last-ditch petition begging her to prevent the coalition's welfare cuts. The online petition, hosted at WithholdTheRoyalAssent.org, sprang into life on Friday after...

 

Mancini pleased with easy victory

FOOTBALL: With Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini admitting that his side had struggled during January, the Italian was pleased to see his side get their title challenge back on track with a comfortable victory over the Cottagers. "This game...

 

Allardyce hails his table-topping Lion tamers

FOOTBALL: Sam Allardyce hailed West Ham's win over Millwall as one of the "greatest victories" of his managerial career, a win that takes his side one step closer to fulfilling their Premier League dream. Big Sam was making reference to the...

 


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