News archive from 14 January 2011, page 3

SPIRIT OF TIM CAHILL TO HELP OUT AT HOME

SPIRIT OF TIM CAHILL TO HELP OUT AT HOME

TIM CAHILL will spend Sunday sitting in a hotel room in Qatar but his mind will understandably be elsewhere. The flood victims in Queensland will occupy Cahill’s thoughts - he has thrown himself into a major fund-raising effort - and there is the...

 
KENNY DALGLISH’S MADE REDS ‘TOUGHER NUT TO CRACK’

KENNY DALGLISH’S MADE REDS ‘TOUGHER NUT TO CRACK’

IAN HOLLOWAY has given Kenny Dalglish’s tactical nous and inspirational leadership a ringing endorsement. Blackpool rained on Dalglish’s parade by beating Liverpool in his first Premier League game since taking over as caretaker manager. But...

 
NOTHING CESC FABREGAS FABULOUS ABOUT TRACTOR PLOYS

NOTHING CESC FABREGAS FABULOUS ABOUT TRACTOR PLOYS

CESC FABREGAS has taken a swipe at Ipswich by accusing them of employing long-ball rugby tactics to beat Arsenal and claiming they refuse to play football. Gunners captain Fabregas has warned the Tractor Boys they could face a Chelsea-style...

 
WEEKEND FILM REVIEW: BROKEN HEARTS AND SHATTERED DREAMS

WEEKEND FILM REVIEW: BROKEN HEARTS AND SHATTERED DREAMS

YOUR guide to all the latest flicks on offer this weekend. Blue Valentine (Cert 15; 114mins) Is there anything more wrenching than a love turned sour? All those giddy hopes and foolish dreams worn away into the grey ash of disappointment. Blue...

 
REVIEW: THE DISAPPEARING SPOON

REVIEW: THE DISAPPEARING SPOON

INTRIGUED when he watched his mother corral blobs of mercury from a smashed thermometer Sam Kean spent his childhood collecting bits of information about this element. Later, as a physics major “with hopes of escaping the lab to write”, he preferred...

 
REVIEW: TITANIC THOMPSON - THE MAN WHO BET ON EVERYTHING

REVIEW: TITANIC THOMPSON - THE MAN WHO BET ON EVERYTHING

TITANIC Thompson is a lads’ mag hero. He earned his name through being unsinkable as a gambler and lived up to it, according to one lover, by being more than usually well endowed. He was born Alvin Clarence Thomas in 1892 (“Thompson” was a mistake...

 
SOPHIE WARD: MY SIX BEST BOOKS

SOPHIE WARD: MY SIX BEST BOOKS

ACTRESS Sophie Ward, 45, has had long-running roles in Heartbeat and Holby City. She appears in the new series of Land Girls, which begins on Monday on BBC1 at 2.15pm. DUSTY ANSWER by Rosamond Lehmann Virago, £9.99 A story about childhood and class...

 
LA BOHèME: PUCCINI IS CALLED TO THE BAR

LA BOHèME: PUCCINI IS CALLED TO THE BAR

PUB theatre and grand opera may seem to have little common ground but ever since Robin Norton-Hale’s brilliant production of La Bohème first hit the stage at the Cock Tavern in Kilburn just over a year ago it has been greeted with rapturous acclaim....

 
JULIUS CAESAR: A BLOODFEST NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED

JULIUS CAESAR: A BLOODFEST NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED

DIRECTOR Lucy Bailey is not afraid of a bit of blood and guts. It was her notoriously gruesome production of Titus Andronicus that had people fainting at The Globe while her Macbeth there was a bubbling cauldron of gore with flailing torsos and...

 
GISELLE: LOVE AFFAIR IS PERFECT

GISELLE: LOVE AFFAIR IS PERFECT

IT really doesn’t get much better than this. If Giselle is my favourite classical ballet then this is the best production of it I have seen in many a year. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. 1. Tamara Rojo and Carlos Acosta. Two stars in...

 
WEEKEND MUSIC REVIEWS: THE MAGIC OF JOHNNY MATHIS

WEEKEND MUSIC REVIEWS: THE MAGIC OF JOHNNY MATHIS

YOUR inside guide to the best of this week's latest releases. Johnny Mathis: Let It Be Me (Sony) Imagine the gorgeous voice of Mr Mathis flown out to country capital Nashville, wedded with slide guitars, great country songs with a couple of country...

 

Letters: Bankers offer an added bonus

How reassuring to know that our leaders have "made a broad statement about the need to see some restraint" (Ministers cave in to City over bank bonuses, 11 January). That'll send the bankers scuttling into the bunkers. This whole saga is...

Guardian, 00:09 in Business
 

Letters: City's diamond in the rough

The bank bonus season will soon begin in earnest, and the coverage of Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond's appearance in front of the Treasury select committee provides a foretaste of the anger we will see when payments are actually made (Labour...

Guardian, 00:09 in Business
 
Readers recommend: songs about austerity

Readers recommend: songs about austerity

If Larry Elliott, the Guardian's economics editor, is to be believed, we're in for a tough couple of years as the government slashes public spending. David Cameron and George Osborne have used the term "age of austerity" to describe the...

 
GERARD HOULLIER TO SNAP UP MAKOUN

GERARD HOULLIER TO SNAP UP MAKOUN

GERARD Houllier expects to clinch the £7.5m signing of Jean Makoun today in time for him to make his debut for Aston Villa against bitter rivals Birmingham. Houllier has spent the last 24 hours in France talking to his former club Lyon in a bid to...

Daily Star, 00:10 in Sport
 


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