News archive from 7 March 2014, page 4

Total waste of time! Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis slams international friendlies

Total waste of time! Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis slams international friendlies

Pulis believes monthly get togethers with the squad would be more beneficial to manager Roy Hodgson and his players. He said: “International friendlies are not for me. I would prefer a system where you would get the players together at the end of...

 
Daniel Sturridge's studying of the greats pay off

Daniel Sturridge's studying of the greats pay off

The Liverpool striker may have edged England's World Cup finals warm up into something like second gear on Wednesday when he scored the winning goal in a grim 1-0 victory over Denmark, but he knows that there is work still to be done on his game. So...

 
England U21s will have the opportunity to sample World Cup atmosphere

England U21s will have the opportunity to sample World Cup atmosphere

Hodgson is set to take those youngsters who are too old to qualify for the Toulon Under-20s tournament, which runs from from May 22 to June 1, to Brazil in order to gain a valuable feel for a major tournament. Goalkeeper Jack Butland and winger Tom...

 
Superman Gareth Bale is on a mission to revive Wales

Superman Gareth Bale is on a mission to revive Wales

Anyone at Cardiff City Stadium on Wednesday night could be forgiven for forgetting there were 21 players on the pitch who were not Gareth Bale such was the display of the Real Madrid star. He set up two goals before scoring a third in the 3-1 win to...

 
COMMENT: We need Wayne Rooney to be the real deal

COMMENT: We need Wayne Rooney to be the real deal

On the pitch in South Africa, he was barely noticed. Football's hype machine has become much more ravenous since then. But you hope that no smart alec has even considered the idea of blasting Rooney's picture on to the statue of Christ The Redeemer...

 
Vicar of Dibley to deliver Thought for the Day

Vicar of Dibley to deliver Thought for the Day

Dawn French as Geraldine Granger, the Vicar of Dibley. Photograph: Todd Antony/Tiger Aspect/BBC Dawn French will step back into character as the Vicar of Dibley to offer an alternative Thought for the Day as part of a series of special programmes on...

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Cameron Diaz launches attack on celebrities 'who do nothing for their money'

Cameron Diaz launches attack on celebrities 'who do nothing for their money'

The There's Something About Mary actress says there are too many in the showbusiness world who are celebrated for no reason. “There are a lot of examples of people who are just really wealthy who do nothing for their money and they're celebrated for...

 
Five things I can't live without: Kate McIntyre

Five things I can't live without: Kate McIntyre

1 Gift shops I grew up in Warrington where my parents ran a successful little gift shop. I worked there in the holidays when I was at school and university and loved attending trade shows with my mum Carole. There is something so exciting about...

 
Bank to keep rates on hold into next year

Bank to keep rates on hold into next year

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has now kept its key rate at 0.5 per cent for five years and many economists think it will hold fire for at least another 12 months. In Frankfurt the European Central Bank again froze its rate at...

 
Cineworld toasts to rising revenue

Cineworld toasts to rising revenue

Showing Bollywood films in the UK has further spiced up the chain's takings which were underpinned by £40million grossing blockbusters Despicable Me 2 and Les Miserables. The Wolf Of Wall Street and Oscar-winning 12 Years A Slave have drawn big...

 

M&S unveils 'free' current account

Marks & Spencer has unveiled plans to shake up the current account market by launching its first "free" account this summer. Customers will be offered a £100 M&S gift card to switch to its new current account as well as loyalty...

 

Many poor children 'in cold homes'

Over half of all children in poverty are missing out on support to keep their homes warm, according to a new report. The Children's Society claims nearly two million poor children are in families that are not getting the Warm Home Discount, which...

 

Ready for another cup? The coffee app that can tell you exactly when your caffeine buzz will wear off - and...

For caffeine addicts, it could be the jolt they need to kick their addiction. A new app claims to be able to track the affect caffeine is having on your body. It can tell you exactly how much another cup will impact your sleep, and when to lay off the...

 
Airline big bosses enjoys pay hike

Airline big bosses enjoys pay hike

The chief executive of British Airways and Iberia owner International Airlines Group Willie Walsh got a 450 per cent pay increase from £1.1million to nearly £5million as he accepted a performance-linked payout. Walsh got a £1.3million bonus and a...

 

Warning over trees storm damage

The winter storms that battered the country caused the greatest loss of trees in a generation in some areas, the National Trust has said. Woodlands, parks and gardens cared for by the trust have seen the worst damage for more than two decades, and in...

 


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