News archive from 14 March 2012, page 3

Gerrard hat-trick seals derby win

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard hit a memorable hat-trick to sink Everton 3-0 in the 217th Merseyside derby. The Reds' inspiration, back in the starting line-up after injury, completed his treble in stoppage-time as Kenny Dalglish's men ended a run...

People, 23:21 in Sport
 

Farrell savouring key England role

Owen Farrell's billing as England's new Jonny Wilkinson becomes more pertinent with every Test match he plays - however much he tries to eschew the comparisons. Farrell, at the age of 20, has already seen his work ethic, temperament, control and...

People, 23:21 in Sport
 

Ferris blasts England's 'bad losers'

Ireland hardman Stephen Ferris has opened hostilities ahead of Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash at Twickenham by branding England "bad losers". Ireland have dominated the fixture over the last 10 years, winning seven of the previous eight...

People, 23:21 in Sport
 

Halfpenny out to emulate idol Wilkinson

Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny is ready to put the boot into France in this weekend's RBS 6 Nations Grand Slam clash and follow the example of goal-kicking hero Jonny Wilkinson. Having taken the kicking duties off fly-half Rhys Priestland, he slotted...

People, 23:21 in Sport
 

Afghan 'endgame' wanted, admits PM

Mar 13 2012 Prime Minister David Cameron has accepted that Afghanistan will not be "a perfect democracy" by the time British troops return home, but said that the public wants to see an "endgame" to a military operation that has...

 

UK may take out 100-year loans

Mar 13 2012 The Treasury is planning to take advantage of Britain's historically low interest rates by taking out loans which will not be repaid for 100 years or more. Chancellor George Osborne will use next week's Budget to launch a consultation on...

 

Tesco staff will have to work until they are 67 to get a full pension

Tesco will force its staff to work until they are 67 to get a full pension, it announced yesterday, in a move that experts warned will be copied by bosses across Britain. As well as demanding an extra two years before staff retire, the supermarket...

 

Bayern rout Basle to advance

It was 2-0 after 42 minutes, Robben keeping the ball alive on the right before picking out Muller's near-post run, allowing the midfielder to volley in from eight yards. Basle were floored when Bayern scored their third two minutes later, Gomez with...

 

Brandao sends Marseille through

Milito then had an even easier chance moments later as he broke clear to meet Dejan Stankovic's cross just feet from goal, but the Argentinian inexplicably tried to chest it in and sent the ball straight into the goalkeeper's waiting arms. Inter's...

 

Farrell savouring key England role

"Just like anybody else, if an opportunity presents itself where you can really throw yourself in and make a big hit then I will try to take it. "Everyone has to make tackles. Defence allows you to be very physical, especially the way we...

 

LibDem NHS reforms revolt defeated

A Liberal Democrat revolt to stop the coalition's NHS reforms in their tracks was defeated by the Government as the Health and Social Care Bill moved closer to the statute book. Rebel leader Andrew George called for the legislation to be dropped and...

 

Murray: I made a mistake

Last Friday administrators Duff and Phelps confirmed management and players had agreed a wage-reduction deal ranging from 75% to 25% to secure jobs throughout the club, which needs to save £1million per month to stave off the threat of liquidation...

 

Afghan 'endgame' wanted, admits PM

Prime Minister David Cameron has accepted that Afghanistan will not be "a perfect democracy" by the time British troops return home, but said that the public wants to see an "endgame" to a military operation that has lasted more...

 

Halfpenny out to emulate idol Wilkinson

"There were parts of his kicking routine that I copied from him and some of it I have kept. "I can remember when Cardiff Blues played Toulon in the Amlin Challenge Cup final and we were both warming up near each other, and I was wondering if...

 

LibDem NHS reforms revolt defeated

"There are many failings within the legislation as it is at present," Mr George, a member of the Commons Health Select Committee," said. "Support is ebbing away, opposition even at this stage is increasing and therefore I would...

 


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