News archive from 13 January 2011, page 8

Australia's Brisbane avoids worst flood fears

The capital of Queensland state resembled a muddy lake, with an entire waterfront cafe among the debris washed down the Brisbane River, a torrent that has flooded 12,000 homes and left more than 100,000 homes and businesses without power. "This...

 
PAUL COLLINGWOOD GETS WOAK-UP CALLE FROM HERO CHRIS

PAUL COLLINGWOOD GETS WOAK-UP CALLE FROM HERO CHRIS

FEARLESS debutant Chris Woakes kept his head as his team-mates were losing theirs to guide England to a T-20 world record. The Warwickshire all-rounder, 21, hit a last-ball winning run to ensure the Three Lions triumphed for the eighth consecutive...

Daily Star, 00:28 in Sport
 
MARTIN JOHNSON: I'LL WIN IT WITH MY KIDS

MARTIN JOHNSON: I'LL WIN IT WITH MY KIDS

MARTIN JOHNSON yesterday named his Six Nations squad and vowed: We can win it with kids. England’s boss has picked a 33-man squad containing 14 players aged under 25 and barely out of nappies in international rugby terms. Ex-skipper Steve...

Daily Star, 00:28 in Sport
 

Hugh Muir's diary

• The new Tories. Ruthless? Yes. Clever? Yes. Shameless? But naturally. Still, there are limits. And that limit was reached yesterday, it would appear, as even Boris Johnson, the mayor of London and a man thought to be quite beyond the realms of...

Guardian, 00:30 in Politics
 
At least 270 dead in Brazil floods

At least 270 dead in Brazil floods

The heavy rains also killed 13 people in Sao Paulo state on Tuesday, bringing the total death toll in Brazil's south to at least 270. Hillsides and river banks in the picturesque Serrana region north of Rio buckled under the equivalent of a month's...

 
TUNCAY HITS NET

TUNCAY HITS NET

TUNCAY has helped put himself in the shop window by posting a video of his top 10 goals – on Facebook. The Turkish striker’s 11-minute compilation includes strikes for Fenerbahce, Stoke, Middlesbrough and Aston Villa. He added the film – which...

Daily Star, 00:33 in Sport
 
BLACKBURN APPOINT JOHN JENSEN AS STEVE KEAN ASSISTANT

BLACKBURN APPOINT JOHN JENSEN AS STEVE KEAN ASSISTANT

Blackburn have apptointed ­ex-Arsenal midfielder John Jensen as Steve Kean’s assistan. Dane Jensen played for the Gunners ­between 1992 and 1996 and has worked under Michael Laudrup at Brondby and Spanish side Getafe. Kean reckons that Jensen,...

Daily Star, 00:33 in Sport
 

Bank to keep rates on hold despite rising inflation

The Bank has given no indications in the last month that it is considering an imminent rise in interest rates, and none of the 62 economists polled by Reuters last week expected a change in policy when January's decision is announced at noon British...

Reuters, 00:35 in Business
 

ECB seen cagey on bond buys, monitoring price rises

Financial markets are waiting to see whether the ECB will increase its bond purchases to support governments such as Portugal -- the latest to come under pressure to seek an international bailout in the crisis which policymakers want to halt before it...

Reuters, 00:35 in Business
 
PEAT BLASTS BACK AT CELTIC AS FEUD TURNS INTO WAR

PEAT BLASTS BACK AT CELTIC AS FEUD TURNS INTO WAR

SFA president George Peat last night savaged Celtic for ripping into the game’s governing body and told Hoops bosses: Get your OWN house in order. Peat has reacted angrily to Celtic’s public condemnation of the six-game ban handed down to manager...

 
KARL HENRY TO KICK BACK

KARL HENRY TO KICK BACK

WOLVES captain Karl Henry is aiming to return from injury in Saturday’s clash with Manchester City to help the club’s battle against the drop. The combative midfielder has not played for the first team since damaging knee ligaments against Blackpool...

Daily Star, 00:36 in Sport
 
Lionel Messi adds goals to garlands as Barcelona thrash Real Betis

Lionel Messi adds goals to garlands as Barcelona thrash Real Betis

Lionel Messi celebrated a second successive World Player of the Year award with a hat-trick as Barcelona thrashed Real Betis 5-0 in the Copa del Rey last night. Earlier, two goals from Alvaro Negredo and a late strike from Alexis scrambled a 3-3 draw...

Guardian, 00:39 in Sport
 
West Ham boss Avram Grant hanging in there after leading Hammers to brink of Wembley

West Ham boss Avram Grant hanging in there after leading Hammers to brink of Wembley

The 55-year-old Israeli hopes to name Wayne Bridge in his starting line-up for the match after the Manchester City left back passed his medical last night. Bridge, 30, joins on loan until the end of the season to shore up a defence which has kept just...

Daily Mail, 00:39 in Sport
 

Warning over pressure to recycle

Paper, glass and plastics could end up back in landfill sites because of pressure on councils to recycle more and more waste, a leading group of engineers has warned. Local authorities might be taking a "quantity not quality" approach to...

 

Government 'to close three prisons'

The Ministry of Justice will announce the closure of three prisons with the loss of 800 places by July, it has been reported. The move signals Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke's determination to press ahead with reducing the prison population. Ashwell...

 


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