News archive from 9 June 2013, page 5

I despair as I watch the erosion of the liberal views I hold dear

I despair as I watch the erosion of the liberal views I hold dear

Ronald Dworkin – a great liberal thinker. Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian Last Wednesday, there was a memorial service for one of the doyens of American liberalism – Professor Ronnie Dworkin – who died in London, his adopted home, earlier...

 
MPs meet to thrash out bank reforms

MPs meet to thrash out bank reforms

The Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards, led by Conservative Andrew Tyrie, was set up by the government last July after Barclays was found to have manipulated global interest rate benchmarks, sparking public outrage. After months of...

Reuters, 00:22 in Business
 
Fiat could look for new China partner for Jeep - CEO

Fiat could look for new China partner for Jeep - CEO

Fiat and Chinese automaker Guangzhou Automobile Group (601238.SS) have a joint venture called GAC-Fiat to produce Fiat cars in China. "In China we have a good partner, and we have the possibility to use a second one to develop Jeep," he...

Reuters, 00:22 in Business
 
Germany's Merkel urges more EU structural reforms

Germany's Merkel urges more EU structural reforms

Merkel, who will seek a third four-year term in an election due in September, praised progress made by the region so far, saying EU states had already implemented a lot of structural reforms and that the continent had generally improved. Europe's...

Reuters, 00:22 in Business
 
Warren Buffett's Berkshire eying Unipol insurance assets - report

Warren Buffett's Berkshire eying Unipol insurance assets - report

Unipol has been forced by Italy's anti-trust authority to sell portfolio assets with premiums totalling around 1.7 billion euros (1.4 billion pounds) as part of its rescue of the Fondiaria-SAI group. The merger, which will create Italy's No. 2...

Reuters, 00:22 in Business
 
LUNCH WITH A FOOTBALL LEGEND: DUNCAN MCKENZIE

LUNCH WITH A FOOTBALL LEGEND: DUNCAN MCKENZIE

DAVID MOYES will ­settle into his new office over the next few weeks and call in his head boy for some home truths. Wayne Rooney. The key, in my mind, to any future success Manchester United will have under the new leadership of the former Everton...

Daily Star, 00:23 in Sport
 
STEVE BRUCE WANTS JERMAINE PENNANT AT HULL

STEVE BRUCE WANTS JERMAINE PENNANT AT HULL

STEVE BRUCE is ready to make a summer move for Jermaine Pennant. The Hull City boss wants to give Pennant the chance to kick-start his career at the KC Stadium, after he was released by Stoke. Pennant, 30, who was on loan at Wolves last season, is due...

Daily Star, 00:24 in Sport
 

Homes without power after storms

Hundreds of homes in Cornwall were left without power on Saturday morning after heavy rain and thunderstorms struck the county. Up to 20mm of rain fell in just a few hours in the southern tip of Cornwall, causing flooding in areas including Penryn,...

 
Sheep research reveals harm of pre-natal stress

Sheep research reveals harm of pre-natal stress

NO SHEEP were hurt in this experiment - and the benefits will be felt by pregnant women and their babies. New research on lambs has found that the age-old advice that mothers-to-be should take it easy and avoid any stress in the later stages of...

 
IPSWICH AND MIDDLESBORUGH CHASE GARY DICKER

IPSWICH AND MIDDLESBORUGH CHASE GARY DICKER

IPSWICH and Boro have been joined by Sheffield Wednesday in the hunt for freed Brighton midfielder Gary Dicker. The Dubliner, 26, is a Tony Mowbray target along with ex-Seagulls team-mate and fellow free agent David Lopez. Spanish midfielder Lopez, 30...

Daily Star, 00:27 in Sport
 
DAVID WEIR TAKES OVER AS SHEFFIELD UNITED BOSS

DAVID WEIR TAKES OVER AS SHEFFIELD UNITED BOSS

FORMER Everton defender David Weir is Sheffield United's new manager. He clinched the job after two hours of talks with Blades owner Kevin McCabe and his appointment will be confirmed in the next 48 hours. Weir, 43, was a late entry into the race to...

Daily Star, 00:28 in Sport
 
STEVE MCCLAREN FAVOURITE FOR WIGAN JOB

STEVE MCCLAREN FAVOURITE FOR WIGAN JOB

STEVE MCCLAREN last night emerged as the favourite to replace Roberto Martinez as boss of Wigan. The former England manager resigned from Dutch club FC Twente in February and is currently working as a TV pundit at the Under-21s European ­Championships...

Daily Star, 00:31 in Sport
 

Celebrities meet the Queen at BBC

Sir Bruce Forsyth, Tess Daly, Danny O'Donoghue and David Dimbleby were among the stars who met the Queen as she declared the BBC's revamped state-of-the-art Broadcasting House officially open. The Queen - without the Duke of Edinburgh, who was...

 

Mirren feared clowns and centipedes

Dame Helen Mirren has said her big childhood fear was clowns and that she still isn't sure about centipedes. The actress, who voices terrifying headmistress Dean Hardscrabble in upcoming Pixar film Monsters University, said she was petrified of the...

 

Kimberley: I'd love babies soon

Kimberley Walsh has revealed she would like to have a baby in the near future. The ex-Girls Aloud star spoke to OK! about feeling like her biological clock was ticking. Kimberley said of partner Justin Scott: "He's always been quite laid-back...

 


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