News archive from 16 February 2011, page 15

Hampson nears asset sale decision, outlook cautious

"Whilst it is premature to assess whether acceptable value can be realised from such an exercise (asset disposals), the board has made progress in this regard and anticipates being in a position to make a final decision in the relatively near...

Reuters, 08:59 in Business
 
Famous victory for Spurs on Milan’s horror night

Famous victory for Spurs on Milan’s horror night

AC Milan 0 Tottenham 1. Spurs enjoyed their finest night in Europe for decades with a 1-0 victory in the San Siro as Milan lost their heads in one of the most shameful displays in Champions League history. Seconds after the final whistle, Milan...

The Week, 09:01 in Sport
 

My Big Fat Gypsy Whacking

paddy doherty Image 1 Cousin battered star of hit TV show, court told BIG Fat Gypsy Weddings star Paddy Doherty was left with a double jaw fracture after being savagely attacked by his own cousin, a court heard yesterday. It was claimed the...

 
Unemployment expected to have risen at the end of 2010

Unemployment expected to have risen at the end of 2010

The Federation of Small Businesses called on the government to take measures to help firms create jobs as the latest unemployment figures are expected to have shown another rise. The recovery in the labour market has stumbled with the number of people...

Guardian, 09:07 in Business
 

When antisemitism goes hand in hand with philosemitism | Keith Kahn-Harris

It is understandable that the Holocaust casts a long shadow over postwar discussions of antisemitism, but it is also the source of many of the misunderstandings and controversies that now attend this difficult subject. On the one hand, the Nazi...

 

The Daily editor prods his reporters - but did Rupert prod him first?

Is News Corporation's iPad "newspaper" having some teething troubles? It would appear so, if one reads between the lines of a memo sent this week to The Daily's staff by editor-in-chief Jesse Angelo. He urges his editorial team to go beyond...

 

How hedgehogs have sex... and other intriguing mating rituals from the animal kingdom

Tell an audience about the mating habits of the honey bee and I know the men in the audience will all wince As a trained zoologist, I have grown accustomed to how easy — fun even — it is for us to see the sex life of anything from...

 

Bahrain protesters gather in capital for third day

Several hundred gathered at a funeral procession for a man shot dead when police and mourners clashed at an earlier funeral procession on Tuesday. "The people demand the fall of the regime!" protesters chanted, with the men pounding their...

 
Saddam Hussein's lawyer arrested in Spain for fraud

Saddam Hussein's lawyer arrested in Spain for fraud

The 55-year-old was held in a mansion in Palma, Majorca, on Monday night and faces deportation to Britain. He is wanted by City of London Police in connection with fraud, theft and money laundering offences. Local reports said di Stefano fell ill...

Metro, 09:11 in Hot News
 
Boss who paraded thief employee pays £13k compensation

Boss who paraded thief employee pays £13k compensation

The 47-year-old said handing over £5,000 in compensation and paying the legal bills of former employee Mark Gilbert ‘stuck in his throat’. But, possibly faced with an even larger bill had he gone to court, Mr Cremer settled. ‘He stole from me yet he...

Metro, 09:11 in Hot News
 
Two alcoholic drinks a day 'pose heart risk'

Two alcoholic drinks a day 'pose heart risk'

While the effects of heavy alcohol consumption have been well documented, it is the first time warnings have been attached to moderate drinking, said doctors. They said even light drinking can bring on heart palpitations or possible heart attacks....

Metro, 09:11 in Hot News
 
Fare-dodging commuter landed with £9,000 bill

Fare-dodging commuter landed with £9,000 bill

The 44-year-old only bought a Zone 2 ticket from Hackney Downs into Liverpool Street when she actually lived in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire. An annual season ticket from Hackney Downs to Liverpool Street is £612 but £1,580 from Waltham Cross....

Metro, 09:11 in Hot News
 
Mum with sleep disorder fears she'll snooze through child's birth

Mum with sleep disorder fears she'll snooze through child's birth

Nathalie Hoyland has a condition called Kleine-Levin syndrome, which causes uncontrollable bouts of sleep that can last up to a month. When the neurological disorder, also called sleeping beauty syndrome, strikes, she is knocked out for about 20 hours...

Metro, 09:12 in Hot News
 
CBS reporter Lara Logan sexually assaulted in Egypt

CBS reporter Lara Logan sexually assaulted in Egypt

A CBS News reporter was sexually assaulted and beaten by a frenzied mob of more than 200 Egyptians in Cairo on the night that President Hosni Mubarak stepped down, the broadcaster has revealed. Lara Logan, the chief foreign correspondent for CBS News,...

The Week, 09:12 in Showbiz
 
Pizza smell can kill boy, 2, with severe dairy allergy

Pizza smell can kill boy, 2, with severe dairy allergy

Takeaways are banned and family visits to the restaurant are off the agenda as the merest hint of cheese will send him into an anaphylactic shock. Christopher has such a severe allergy to dairy products that he spent three weeks in hospital after...

Metro, 09:12 in Hot News
 


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