News archive from 12 February 2011, page 15

Quake shakes central Chile but no damage reported

Quake shakes central Chile but no damage reported

A worker at state energy company ENAP's Bio Bio oil refinery, which was badly damaged by last February's major 8.8-magnitude quake, said operations were running normally. "There is no risk of a tsunami," President Sebastian Pinera said...

New task force in fight to save Leuchars air base

New task force in fight to save Leuchars air base

A non-political group intends to strengthen the economic case already made for retention of the air force in Fife and further explore the defence case before the MoD makes its decision on the UK's military framework. The group includes local...


Single white feline

Does YOUR cat act suspiciously when Valentine's Day comes around? Visit the BBC Comedy channel on YouTube. Pet recommendation for single people: fish. Fish can't tell anyone your most closely-guarded secrets. (Take it from me, parrots are too chatty,...


Don't cherry-pick NHS findings, minister | Ben Goldacre

One thing you hope for, with politicians, is that they won't make the same mistakes over and again. Last week we saw that the government had overstated the failings of the NHS by using dodgy figures (to be precise, they used misleading static figures...

Guardian, 08:08 in Health

Joy in Egypt as protests finally force tyrant Hosni Mubarak to give up power

egypt Image 1 HE ruled Egypt with an iron fist for 30 years, but even Hosni Mubarak could not withstand the power of his own people. After 18 days of clinging to power in the face of colossal public protests, the 82-year-old strongman fled Cairo and...


Simon Cowell set to hire bad girl Lindsay Lohan as judge on US X Factor

JAILBIRD actress Lindsay Lohan could become Simon Cowell's most sensational X Factor signing yet - if she dodges another stint behind bars. The talent show supremo is determined to make a huge splash when it hits the screens in the US. And he believes...


Brazil arrests 35 in swoop on Rio police corruption

"No police in the world can turn the page without cutting its own body," Jose Beltrame, the Rio state secretary for public security, told reporters. Hundreds of officers took part in the operation, code-named "Guillotine," seeking...


Six Nations: It won't be a problem if I'm chosen to replace Richie Gray, says Nathan Hines

SCOTLAND star Nathan Hines is confident he will be able to slot into Richie Gray's role if the Glasgow forward fails to recover from a stomach bug in time to face Wales. Gray was Scotland's star performer in last weekend's 34-21 loss to France but...


David Miliband: Alex Salmond should come to one of my classes - he might learn something

A FURIOUS David Miliband has slapped down Alex Salmond in a bitter row over axed primary school teachers. The First Minister yesterday backed a council's decision to replace teachers with unqualified classroom staff on the grounds that Miliband is a...


Fury as Con-Dem coalition launches welfare warfare with 200,000 Scots to be hit

A CON-DEM welfare blitz could force almost 200,000 Scots on sickness benefit to look for work. About 85,000 face losing incapacity benefit and being immediately dumped on the dole. And another 110,000 - including some cancer sufferers - will be...


3-storey fall schoolboy stuns doctors as he fights back from near-death

A BRAVE boy of 12 is battling back from the brink of death after plunging three storeys down a stairwell at his school. Ryan Spence fell 50 feet after climbing on a banister and suffered a massive skull fracture. He wasn't expected to survive the...

James Corden gives £50k Brit Awards fee to Comic Relief

James Corden gives £50k Brit Awards fee to Comic Relief

The Gavin and Stacey star was due to pick up £50,000 for his work at the music industry awards, but has now told the event's organisers to pay it directly to the charity. Corden was inundated with tweets praising his decision as soon as news of it...

Metro, 09:04 in Showbiz

Gunmen attack police HQ in Afghanistan's Kandahar

A Reuters witness reported hearing two explosions followed by gunfire in Kandahar city, close to the police chief's compound. He said insurgents appeared to have seized a tall building near the compound from which they were firing at the police...

Roberto Mancini: We want to be as hated as Manchester United

Roberto Mancini: We want to be as hated as Manchester United

He said achieving such status will show the club have become successful - and added that he believes they are already on their way to becoming one of the Premier League's most-envied teams. 'I have told the players to expect criticism and they are...

Metro, 09:14 in Sport
Arsene Wenger gives Arsenal players Twitter green light

Arsene Wenger gives Arsenal players Twitter green light

The England midfielder used the microblogging service to criticise the official for what he described as 'inconsistent refereeing' during the Gunners' remarkable 4-4 draw at Newcastle United last weekend. Wilshere escaped without being punished by the...

Metro, 09:14 in Sport

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