News archive from 15 February 2011, page 6

Big society: Good ideas, bad time | Editorial

When a prime minister tells the public that too many people have stopped taking responsibility for their own lives, something is going wrong. At best it signals a prime minister who does not quite have his finger on the pulse. At worst it suggests a...

Guardian, 00:31 in Politics

Letters: Our libraries – our right to a say

Speaking to the Oxford Mail last week, culture minister Ed Vaizey said: "People have to come with ideas. They have to look at different options." People the length and breadth of the UK have come up with ideas. They have discussed options....

Guardian, 00:31 in Politics

Letters: Big idea or big delusion?

Is the government really just making it up as they go along (Ministers give savers chance to cash in on the big society, 14 February)? David Cameron's recent comments suggest that policy is being crafted on the hoof with little regard for the rule of...

Guardian, 00:32 in Politics

Letters: No bonus for GPs

I want to reassure Dr Peter Carter, Dr Clare Gerada and any concerned MP that there is no way GPs will be able to pocket any money not used from their allocated budget as a bonus (Lansley urged to stop GPs getting bonuses, 9 February). The budgets of...

Guardian, 00:32 in Politics

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Just one in four house hunters is first time buyer, says survey

FEWER than one in four people planning to purchase a property during the coming year are first-time buyers as borrowers continue to struggle to raise the deposits lenders are demanding, research has indicated. Only 22.8% of people who hope to buy a...


Middle-age nightmare: falling incomes, rising living costs and higher rates of unemployment

generic pensioner BRITAIN"S over-50s face a bleak future characterised by falling incomes, rising living costs and higher rates of unemployment, a report indicated today. Many older people are struggling, with 28% saying their standard of living...


40% increase in number of drivers "running on empty"

AN increasing number of drivers are "running on empty" due to high petrol and diesel costs. Breakdown service Green Flag reported a 40% increase in its number of fuel-related call-outs in the second half of January, compared with the same...



HARRY REDKNAPP surveyed the towering San Siro stadium and ­declared: The sky’s the limit for Spurs. Redknapp’s men face AC Milan tonight in their Champions League last 16 first-leg tie with the Spurs manager confident his team are on the verge of...

Daily Star, 00:39 in Sport

Cech comes to Blues' rescue

Petr Cech saved a stoppage-time penalty to spare Chelsea a west London derby defeat at Fulham as Carlo Ancelotti's decision to drop Didier Drogba failed to pay off with the Blues held to a goalless draw. Cech guessed correctly to parry Clint Dempsey's...

People, 00:40 in Sport

Woods says sorry for spitting

Tiger Woods has apologised after being fined for spitting on a green at the Dubai Desert Classic. The former world number one was found guilty of a breach of the European Tour's code of conduct. The amount of the fine was not made public, but the...

People, 00:40 in Sport

Walcott wants key role for Barca

Theo Walcott rates Barcelona's visit to Arsenal as the biggest game of the season. The England winger was part of the Gunners side who were dumped out of the Champions League by the Spanish giants last season and is desperate to return the favour....

People, 00:40 in Sport

Midfielder Cho leaves Latics

Wigan have cancelled the contract of South Korea midfielder Cho Won-hee by mutual consent. Cho arrived at the Latics from Suwon Bluewings in March 2009 and went on to make five Barclays Premier League appearances before being loaned back to the South...

People, 00:41 in Sport

Newbury make plans for Friday

Newbury's abandoned meeting on Saturday is poised to be rescheduled for this Friday. The jumps fixture, featuring the totesport Trophy, was called off following just one race after two horses lost their lives in the parade ring. Fenix Two and Marching...

People, 00:41 in Sport

Campbell eyeing England call-up

Blackpool striker DJ Campbell has set his sights on an England call-up. The 29-year-old has made the most of his move to Bloomfield Road last summer, scoring eight times for the Barclays Premier League newcomers. Campbell told the club's website,...

People, 00:41 in Sport

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