News archive from 12 February 2011, page 9

West Ham joy at Olympic Stadium win

West Ham's new home at the Olympic Stadium will be a "a great place for sport and most importantly for the community", club owner David Gold has pledged. Mr Gold said he was "overwhelmed" by the Olympic Park Legacy Company's...

People, 00:21 in World News
 
The Siege by Helen Dunmore

The Siege by Helen Dunmore

The Siege is narrated mostly in the present tense, living and dying through the first winter of the two-and-a-half-year German siege of Leningrad. It opens in what might be called an unsuspecting present tense, in the warm late light of a June...

 

Mubarak quits as Egypt's leader

Hosni Mubarak has resigned as president of Egypt and handed control to the military. Car horns were heard around Cairo in celebration after Vice President Omar Suleiman made the announcement on national TV. "In these difficult circumstances that...

People, 00:21 in World News
 

Council to axe up to 1,300 jobs

Up to 1,300 jobs are set go at a county council as it looks make savings of £79 million over the next three years. An estimated 500 posts - 100 of which are temporary agency staff - will go at West Sussex County Council between now and 2014. The...

People, 00:22 in World News
 

Critical eye: book reviews roundup

"Tristan Garcia's prize-winning debut novel created a sensation in France when it was published in 2008, not only for its frank depiction of the effect of Aids on the nation's gay community, but also for its relentless skewering of contemporary...

 

£239m spent on swine flu vaccine

The Government spent £239 million on swine flu vaccine, official figures show. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) ordered the Department of Health to release the data after it failed to comply with a freedom of information (FOI) request. The...

People, 00:22 in World News
 
Birmingham council to cut 7,000 jobs

Birmingham council to cut 7,000 jobs

The UK's biggest local authority plans to cut more than 7,000 jobs as it faces what it called a "gargantuan challenge" to cut £300m from its spending over the next three years. Birmingham city council said a total of 4,300 posts would be cut...

Guardian, 00:22 in Politics
 

Letters: Request stop for bus passes

Roll on Austerity Britain, cheers Julian Glover, as he consigns Britain's beleaguered pensioners to a life of isolation and immobility (Pensioners crush bus services, 7 February). Already in receipt of Europe's lowest pensions, savaged by mis-selling...

Guardian, 00:22 in Politics
 
Ken Clarke predicts problems for coalition when cuts hit home

Ken Clarke predicts problems for coalition when cuts hit home

The coalition faces "political difficulty" when the real extent of spending cuts begins to hit home with the middle classes later this year, Kenneth Clarke has said. The justice secretary's interview with the Daily Telegraph is likely to...

Guardian, 00:22 in Politics
 
RYAN HOFFMAN OUT TO KICK UP STORM

RYAN HOFFMAN OUT TO KICK UP STORM

RYAN HOFFMAN hates losing – and doesn’t mind anybody knowing it. He sat in the middle of Sydney’s Telstra Stadium in tears after Melbourne’s Grand Final loss to Brisbane in 2006. And there was more agony to come for the classy second rower when he...

Daily Star, 00:22 in Sport
 
Jedward to represent Ireland at Eurovision

Jedward to represent Ireland at Eurovision

They are the twins who lost out on X Factor glory - but Jedward have become Ireland's next Eurovision entrants with the song "lipstick". The duo beat four other acts on RTE's Late Late Show on Friday night and will now go through to the...

BBC, 00:24 in Art & Culture
 
EVERTON'S SEAMUS COLEMAN: ‘EACH DAY I THANK MY LUCKY STARS...’

EVERTON'S SEAMUS COLEMAN: ‘EACH DAY I THANK MY LUCKY STARS...’

EVERTON would have been able to buy 583 ­Seamus Colemans for the £35million Liverpool lavished on Andy Carroll and still had some short change left over. It says everything about the Irishman’s impact that they would not swap the one they did get....

 
TOTTENHAM BOSS HARRY REDKNAPP'S WARNING: ‘FAIL AND IT’S THE END, MANCINI’

TOTTENHAM BOSS HARRY REDKNAPP'S WARNING: ‘FAIL AND IT’S THE END, MANCINI’

HARRY REDKNAPP has turned up the heat on Roberto Mancini by saying that he is under huge pressure to deliver Champions League football at Manchester City this season. Redknapp’s Tottenham pipped City to a place in Europe’s elite last May and have...

 
The roaring forties and the stormy fifties

The roaring forties and the stormy fifties

Frank Worsley is aboard the James Caird, an open boat with a tarpaulin shelter, on the way to South Georgia. With him is Ernest Shackleton, the explorer who has lost his ship in the Antarctic ice, but who will save his crew, most of them marooned on...

Guardian, 00:37 in Travel
 
Where's hot: sunny half-term getaways

Where's hot: sunny half-term getaways

Tanzania February average high: 29C A seven-day safari trip includes three nights' camping on the remote plains of the Serengeti. Perfect for kids over eight who aren't scared of sharp teeth and big tusks. • KE Adventure's (01768 773966,...

Guardian, 00:37 in Travel
 


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