News archive from 16 March 2011, page 18

Ian Baraclough is sacked by Scunthorpe

Ian Baraclough is sacked by Scunthorpe

Scunthorpe United have sacked their manager Ian Baraclough following Tuesday night's 3-0 defeat at home to Preston North End. The result left the club in the bottom three of the npower Championship, four points from safety. A statement on the club's...

Guardian, 09:21 in Sport
 
Tokyo Shares Rebound, Closing Up More Than 5%

Tokyo Shares Rebound, Closing Up More Than 5%

Tokyo shares have rebounded sharply, closing up 5.7% thanks to "bargain hunters" buying up shares. The Nikkei rallied after two days of sell-offs which saw the index shed more than 16% following the massive earthquake and tsunami. Among the...

 
Sesame Street writer up for Orange Prize for Fiction

Sesame Street writer up for Orange Prize for Fiction

A former Sesame Street scriptwriter is among the novelists on the longlist for this year's Orange Prize for Fiction. Kathleen Winter is one of 20 authors nominated for her book, Annabel, about a hermaphrodite raised in a remote part of Canada. Also...

BBC, 09:23 in Art & Culture
 
Congo musicians take the world by storm

Congo musicians take the world by storm

It's the sound of Congolese rumba, tribal rhythms, James Brown funk, Cuban mambo and a bit of Jimi Hendrix thrown in for good measure. But if the sound of Benda Bilili is unique, so is their look. They're a group of paraplegics who live in the slums...

BBC, 09:24 in Art & Culture
 
COMMENT by ALEX BRUMMER: Kraft's stay-at-home boss

COMMENT by ALEX BRUMMER: Kraft's stay-at-home boss

The Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee may not be the most highly regarded at Westminster. Nor may its questioning be seen as the most forensic. But that does not entitle the supreme leader of Kraft Foods, Irene Rosenfeld, to treat it...

 
Public-private pay gap doubles to £80 a week under Labour

Public-private pay gap doubles to £80 a week under Labour

The pay gap between state workers and the private sector doubled to a record £80 a week while Labour was in power. Official figures show that the average public sector worker now earns around £4,200 more every year than the typical employee in the...

 
Gay-friendly Christianity has become a self-righteous subculture | Theo Hobson

Gay-friendly Christianity has become a self-righteous subculture | Theo Hobson

For quite a while now, liberal Christianity has been strongly defined by the gay issue. It is unhelpful to say "let's move on", as if the issue can be magicked away, but there is a need to remember that liberal Christianity is bigger than...

 
Japan 'Will Rebound From Crisis' Says Expert

Japan 'Will Rebound From Crisis' Says Expert

An international trade expert at the London School of Economics, Dr Mark Manger, gives his verdict on the crisis facing Japan: An immense human tragedy unfolds in Japan as the number of victims of the earthquake and tsunami continues to rise....

 
King under fire over austerity support

King under fire over austerity support

The head of the central bank's supervisory board said he was 'not terribly comfortable' that King had endorsed George Osborne's austerity measures. It came during questioning from Labour MPs who say their criticism of the Coalition's budget has...

 
Royal Television Society awards: full list of winners

Royal Television Society awards: full list of winners

Entertainment The X Factor – A TalkbackThames and Syco TV for ITV1 Scripted comedyMiranda – BBC Productions for BBC2 ArtsAlan Bennett and the Habit of Art – A Lone Star/National Theatre Production in association with Arts Council England and More4...

Guardian, 09:31 in Showbiz
 

Stephen Maguire puts birth of child ahead of £60k jackpot in Dublin

SNOOKER star Stephen Maguire has snubbed the chance to land a £60,000 jackpot this weekend to be present at the birth of his third child. World No.6 Maguire has pulled out of the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals in Dublin to ensure he will be at...

 

Premier League Darts: It's a massive thing playing in front of a home crowd, insists proud Scot Gary Anderson

PATRIOTIC Gary Anderson reckons he will feel like Kenny Dalglish and Gavin Hastings when he makes his emotional homecoming to Scotland. The Borders ace tops the Premier League table and tomorrow's bill at Glasgow's SECC where he takes on World...

 

Six Nations: We have to improve our scrums instead of blaming refs, says Scotland's Ross Ford

SCOTLAND hooker Ross Ford has told his team-mates they only have themselves to blame for their Six Nations scrum woes. Players and coaches have pointed the finger at officials as the Scots' front row has struggled throughout the campaign. But as Ford...

 

Shock for Glasgow Warriors as Richie Vernon seals switch to Sale Sharks

Glasgow suffered another major blow last night when rising star Richie Vernon clinched a move to Sale Sharks. The flanker - who came off the bench for Scotland in Sunday's defeat to England - has penned a two-year deal and will arrive at Edgeley Park...

 

FTSE rally runs out of steam despite Nikkei rise but ABF benefits from upgrade

Despite the Nikkei recovering nearly 6% on Wednesday after the previous earthquake-induced sell-off, the UK market's early rally soon ran out of steam. After touching 5720, the FTSE 100 is now down 11.30 points at 5683.98 ahead of UK unemployment...

Guardian, 09:34 in Business
 


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