News archive from 11 April 2012, page 3

Rioter Luiggi Tamburro sentenced to 14 months for taking a bag of crisps

Rioter Luiggi Tamburro sentenced to 14 months for taking a bag of crisps

Tamburro was a lookout when a mob looted £40,000 worth of stock from a Birmingham shop, the city's crown court heard. Police found the crisps when they arrested him. Judge James Burbidge QC told him: ‘Unfortunately you had been persuaded by others to...

Metro, 23:02 in Hot News
 
Luca Williams campaign wins backing from Pixie Lott and Sebastian Vettal

Luca Williams campaign wins backing from Pixie Lott and Sebastian Vettal

His parents hope the A-list support will help raise the £1.5million needed to buy him new limbs. Welsh rugby captain Sam Warburton and England cricketer Stuart Broad are also backing the campaign, which asks stars to pose for pictures with ‘For Luca'...

Metro, 23:02 in Hot News
 

Diary

• George Osborne's claim that he was "shocked" to discover rich people avoid tax was always going to provoke, well, incredulity. Who better, then, than John Prescott to give the chancellor a well-deserved Twitter knuckling? Prescott began...

Guardian, 23:02 in Politics
 
Physiotherapists banned from touching patients with back pain

Physiotherapists banned from touching patients with back pain

Sufferers will no longer receive physical treatment, but instead are being offered advice and guidance - and instructions to look up exercises online. The approach has been introduced by a clinical provider which has been given control of local...

Metro, 23:02 in Hot News
 
Rick Santorum: I'm pulling out of presidential race for my daughter

Rick Santorum: I'm pulling out of presidential race for my daughter

The former Pennsylvania senator, Mitt Romney's main rival to challenge Barack Obama, said he made the decision to suspend his campaign at the weekend. It came after the 53-year-old's daughter Bella, who suffers from the rare genetic condition Trisomy...

Metro, 23:02 in Hot News
 
Chinese politician Bo Xilai's wife accused of murdering British man

Chinese politician Bo Xilai's wife accused of murdering British man

Gu Kailai, whose husband was recently suspended as Chongqing party secretary, is said to have had 'conflict' with Heywood over 'economic interests'. Both Gu and Zhang Xiaojun, who worked at the family's home, are currently in the custody of judicial...

Metro, 23:02 in Hot News
 
Alcoa quarterly profits decline on aluminum prices

Alcoa quarterly profits decline on aluminum prices

US aluminium giant Alcoa has said that its net profits fell from a year ago as the company kicked off US earnings season. It made a net income in the first quarter of $94m (£59m), compared with $308m in the same period last year. This was partly due...

BBC, 23:07 in Business
 
Andy Murray says Lendl factor and belief can help him win French Open

Andy Murray says Lendl factor and belief can help him win French Open

Of all the things that Ivan Lendl has brought to Andy Murray's table since the pair began working together just over three months ago, one thing stands out above all others: belief. After reaching three grand slam finals, reaching as high as the world...

Guardian, 23:10 in Sport
 
BBC prepares to hand over Grand National, jewel in its racing crown

BBC prepares to hand over Grand National, jewel in its racing crown

Around five o'clock on Saturday afternoon it will be very much thank you, goodbye, and back to the studio. Forever. It is era's end as BBC television brings down its curtain on live Grand National coverage after 52 consecutive years. The appealing...

Guardian, 23:10 in Sport
 
There is no crisis in any way at Tottenham, says Ledley King

There is no crisis in any way at Tottenham, says Ledley King

Ledley King has called for togetherness and calm, as he admitted that Tottenham Hotspur's players needed to hold a training ground inquest after the defeat to Norwich City, which raised questions about their ability to claim a Champions League...

Guardian, 23:10 in Sport
 
Arsène Wenger forced to rejig Arsenal defence to face Wolves

Arsène Wenger forced to rejig Arsenal defence to face Wolves

Arsène Wenger will make changes to his settled back four, which has been instrumental in the club's recent form, as he hopes to go five points clear in third place with victory at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday night. Laurent Koscielny is...

Guardian, 23:10 in Sport
 
Swansea City's trust helps keep the club in good company

Swansea City's trust helps keep the club in good company

Swansea City travel on Wednesday to a QPR team intimate with relegation fear while the Swans, recent defeats notwithstanding, have been one of the good news stories of this season's Premier League. Purred over for the triangles of Brendan Rodgers's...

Guardian, 23:10 in Sport
 

Gunmen kill 7 taxi drivers in northern Mexico

Police officers at the scene said they did not immediately know the motive for the attack, which bore the signs of a gangland killing. Gangsters in Mexico have targeted some taxi drivers over extortion payments, while other taxi drivers have been...

 

Carroll sings right tune for Reds

Martin Skrtel's long ball from well inside his own penalty area reached Craig Bellamy on the right and he charged forward before delivering an inch-perfect cross for the Argentinian to convert with a trademark close-range finish. Rodriguez struck...

 

Bulls reach half-million mark

"We now need everyone to redeem their pledges as soon as possible so that the club can address its short-term issues while those discussions continue. "The directors, staff, coaching staff and players would like to sincerely thank all of...

 


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