News archive from 13 March 2011, page 1

ARRIVEDERCI, MARIO BALOTELLI

ARRIVEDERCI, MARIO BALOTELLI

AC MILAN are ready to end £24million Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli’s Eastlands nightmare in the summer by taking him back to Italy. Balotelli has exhausted the patience of many of the City staff and the majority of fans who believe that his...

 
IS ARSENE WENGER LOSING LE PLOT?

IS ARSENE WENGER LOSING LE PLOT?

EVEN before the Nou Camp capitulation the talk among many Arsenal followers in the tapas bars was of Arsene Wenger’s future. ‘In Arsene We Trust’ is an Emirates Stadium banner which has encapsulated the feelings of most Gooners for almost 15...

 
KENNY DALGLISH AND GRAHAM TAYLOR FEEL HAIRDRYER’S FULL FORCE

KENNY DALGLISH AND GRAHAM TAYLOR FEEL HAIRDRYER’S FULL FORCE

SIR ALEX FERGUSON has hit out at Kenny Dalglish and former England boss Graham Taylor after insisting he will take on the FA over his improper conduct charge. The Manchester United boss was in unrepentant mood in his programme notes for last...

 
FERNANDO TORRES WON'T BLOW IT AT CHELSEA

FERNANDO TORRES WON'T BLOW IT AT CHELSEA

FERNANDO TORRES may have pronounced himself happy with life at Chelsea last week, but the longer El Nino’s goal drought continues the more the suspicion grows that the club has blown £50million on a busted flush. The Spaniard was struggling on...

 
TOTTENHAM'S PETER CROUCH IS PLOTTING TO TOPPLE ARSENAL

TOTTENHAM'S PETER CROUCH IS PLOTTING TO TOPPLE ARSENAL

JUST when Arsenal thought life couldn’t get much worse, Peter Crouch stepped up to put the proverbial boot in. The striker revelled in Tottenham going further than their rivals in the Champions League and said Spurs are now hell-bent on shooting them...

 
The Killing: meet Sofie Gråbøl, star of the hit Danish crime thriller

The Killing: meet Sofie Gråbøl, star of the hit Danish crime thriller

Sitting in a small Copenhagen cafe, next to her apartment, the actress Sofie Gråbøl is trying to make sense of the cult status she has achieved in Britain thanks to BBC4's Danish thriller, The Killing. "It's amazing," she says. "I can't...

Guardian, 00:06 in Showbiz
 
Charlie Sheen – wasn't he a film actor in the Eighties?

Charlie Sheen – wasn't he a film actor in the Eighties?

Charlie Sheen, the former main man of Two and a Half Men, has two-and-a-half million followers on Twitter. His account reached a million in only 35 hours. He's a record breaker. So his sacking (by Time Warner) for conduct unbecoming has been a major...

Guardian, 00:06 in Showbiz
 
Katie Piper: 'I've realised that not everyone discriminates'

Katie Piper: 'I've realised that not everyone discriminates'

Three years ago, you survived having sulphuric acid flung at you by the accomplice of a violent ex-boyfriend, destroying all the skin on your face, neck and hands and leaving you blind in one eye. What was it like the first time you looked in the...

Guardian, 00:07 in Showbiz
 
Romola Garai interview: On a roll

Romola Garai interview: On a roll

Ker-flunk, ker-flunk. Romola Garai thumps across the wooden floor of the photography studio with the grace of a flat-footed Cyberman. She seems unable to control her shoes – a pair of Christian Louboutin platform heels. She looks so elegantly...

Guardian, 00:07 in Showbiz
 
Burger King boss Bernardo Hees insults British women and food

Burger King boss Bernardo Hees insults British women and food

The global boss of the fast food empire Burger King has had to apologise after he told a group of American students that British women were unattractive and that English food was "terrible". In unguarded comments, Burger King's chief...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 
Ranjit Boparan, the chicken king, looks set to rule the roost at Northern Foods

Ranjit Boparan, the chicken king, looks set to rule the roost at Northern Foods

In the West Midlands, they call him the "chicken king" – the 44-year-old businessman who has built up a £1bn business supplying poultry to the likes of Tesco, Sainsbury and KFC. This weekend, Ranjit Boparan is chilling out at his Birmingham...

Guardian, 00:08 in Business
 
Does the i have it for quality journalism?

Does the i have it for quality journalism?

One figure stands out from a generally grisly set of national newspaper circulation statistics in February. It's not unexpected: Indy people have been bragging for weeks about the soaring 175,000-plus sale of the 20p lite version of the paper they...

Guardian, 00:08 in Business
 
BBC must beware the unkindest cuts – sorry, savings – of all

BBC must beware the unkindest cuts – sorry, savings – of all

The Daily Mail – and its High Priest Littlejohn – have been banging away at the same theme for months now. Why should the BBC keep going on about "the cuts'' when one person's "cut" is another person's tax burden marginally lifted?...

Guardian, 00:08 in Business
 

Oil price surge leaves British economy teetering on brink of disaster

Deep in the heart of Oklahoma, something is stirring in the sleepy prairie town of Cushing. A modest settlement of about 8,300 people, Cushing is the oil hub of north America. A handful of shops, barbecue restaurants and the Buckhorn Bar are dwarfed...

Guardian, 00:08 in Business
 
Royal wedding prompts surge in foreign holiday bookings

Royal wedding prompts surge in foreign holiday bookings

When David Cameron gave the nation an extra day off in honour of the wedding of a prince, he may not have reckoned on the impact. Far from pinning up some bunting or jostling for elbow room around the biggest flatscreen in the village on 29 April,...

Guardian, 00:10 in Business
 


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