News archive from 12 February 2011, page 16

Ken Clarke: Middle England unprepared for scale of cuts

Ken Clarke: Middle England unprepared for scale of cuts

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, the veteran politician said the scale of the cutbacks will become more apparent as they start to be implemented over the course of 2011. Mr Clarke added that it is necessary for the government to press ahead...

Metro, 09:18 in Hot News
 
SCHOLES: CITY NEED SILVERWARE

SCHOLES: CITY NEED SILVERWARE

Paul Scholes has admitted Manchester City will have to win something before he automatically thinks of them as Premier League title rivals. Thanks to the huge influx of cash from Sheikh Mansour, City are now scrapping it out at the top of the table,...

Daily Star, 09:18 in Sport
 
Barack Obama hails 'moral force' of Egyptian people

Barack Obama hails 'moral force' of Egyptian people

President Mubarak's resignation was announced on Friday afternoon, following 18 days of mass demonstrations on the streets of Cairo and Egypt's other major cities. Tahrir Square in the capital had been the venue for the highest-profile protests...

Metro, 09:18 in Hot News
 
HOULLIER TO HOLD REO-COKER TALKS

HOULLIER TO HOLD REO-COKER TALKS

Gerard Houllier will hold talks with Aston Villa midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker over his future at the end of this month. Former England Under-21 captain Reo-Coker is out of contract at the end of the season. But he has created a favourable impression...

Daily Star, 09:18 in Sport
 

I'm confident The Hobbit is back on track, says star of film Martin Freeman

HOBBIT star Martin Freeman yesterday insisted the film isn't cursed - despite a 16-year delay, legal battles and losing a director. The star - who plays Dr Watson in the BBC's Sherlock - takes the lead role of Hobbit Bilbo Baggins in the $500 million...

 

I've not fallen out with Brits host James Corden, insists Mat Horne

GAVIN and Stacey star Mat Horne has shot down rumours he's fallen out with James Corden - despite leaving him to host the Brits on his own. And Mat told the Razz he's keen to blag a guest ticket for Tuesday's ceremony from James, who fronted the Brits...

 

R&B star Beyonce's all pumped up for Glastonbury gig

BEYONCE can't wait to follow in hubby Jay-Z's footsteps by performing at the Glastonbury festival. The singer will top the bill at the festival alongside Coldplay and U2. She said: "This really is the biggest festival in the world and I cannot...

 
If marriage is so damn good, why does it need propping up with tax breaks? | Suzanne Moore

If marriage is so damn good, why does it need propping up with tax breaks? | Suzanne Moore

It's National Marriage Week, apparently. Life is just one long honeymoon! I can't say it's affected me much because every week is bleedin' National Marriage Week, as far as I can tell. Promoting the idea of marriage as a dream of sexual and emotional...

Guardian, 09:19 in Politics
 
Liz Taylor in hospital with congestive heart failure

Liz Taylor in hospital with congestive heart failure

The London-born actress Elizabeth Taylor, star of National Velvet, Cleopatra and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof among many other memorable movies, has been admitted to Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles to be treated for congestive heart failure. At 78, she...

The Week, 09:33 in Showbiz
 
Bidisha's thought for the day: Women in art

Bidisha's thought for the day: Women in art

"There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall." Thus wrote Cyril Connolly in Enemies of Promise, a bitter, arrogant treatise disguised as a work about the attainment of male creative perfection. It was published in...

 

Berlin film festival: is it possible to make good art about the financial crisis?

The answer is, obviously, for anyone who saw Enron, yes. But one of the key to Enron's success was, for me, its departure from realism – which of course is so much easier in theatre than film. In Lucy Prebble's drama, metaphor became real. Dinosaurs...

 
You have a regional dialect - even on Twitter

You have a regional dialect - even on Twitter

With vast, sophisticated social networking sites, you could say the world has never felt smaller. Many have referred to the internet being very much a "global village". But even though we are now supposedly part of one huge web community...

 

Six Nations: Shock debut for Alex Corbisiero as England lose Andrew Sheridan

ALEX CORBISIERO will make a shock England debut against the land of his forefathers at Twickenham today after Andrew Sheridan was ruled out with a back injury. The 22-year-old loose-head prop, whose grandfather emigrated from Naples to New York in the...

 

Six Nations: Controversial ref George Clancy set to take charge of Murrayfield clash

THE referee Murrayfield fans have grown to despise will take charge of another Scotland game this evening. George Clancy lost the trust of the Tartan Army two years ago when he allowed France to score the blatantly illegal try that clinched a 22-13...

 

ABN AMRO World Tennis: Murray brothers celebrate securing semi-finals spot with penguin walk

ANDY and Jamie Murray strolled into the semi-finals of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament yesterday - and celebrated their win with an on-court penguin walk. The Scots beat third seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and Marcel Granollers 6-2 6-3 in just over an...

 


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