News archive from 16 April 2011, page 12

Home birth: 'What the hell was I thinking?'

Karen King: ‘I’m pregnant, not sick, so why should I go into hospital?’ Photograph: Lydia Goldblatt "It hurts!" wails Karen King, gripping the rim of the birthing pool, her face contorted in agony. The midwife looks up from her file of...

Guardian, 01:34 in Health
 

Trevor Bannister, Are You Being Served's Mr Lucas, dies aged 76

Trevor Bannister (right) with Frank Thornton and Wendy Richard at John Inman's funeral in 2007. Photograph: Rex Features Trevor Bannister, who played the role of ladies' man Mr Lucas in the department store comedy Are You Being Served? has died at the...

 

International law: Regime unchanged | Editorial

In a joint newspaper article yesterday, the US president and British prime minister told the world that they would maintain their assault on an Arab country until its regime collapsed. The inclusion of the French president as a third signatory was...

 
KENNY DALGLISH IS KEEN TO PEP HIMSELF UP

KENNY DALGLISH IS KEEN TO PEP HIMSELF UP

KENNY DALGLISH believes the prospect of an exciting future at Liverpool could tempt Pepe Reina to stay. The keeper faces Arsenal tomorrow in the knowledge Arsene Wenger made a strong bid for him last summer. The Spaniard has not fully committed...

Daily Star, 01:36 in Sport
 
PATRICK VIEIRA'S POT-SHOT AT ARSENAL

PATRICK VIEIRA'S POT-SHOT AT ARSENAL

FORMER Arsenal skipper Patrick Vieira last night blasted his old team as fancy dans who lack bottle. He also warned that Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie could be on their way if the season ends without a trophy again. “I am an Arsenal...

Daily Star, 01:41 in Sport
 

Kenneth Clarke: prison is a waste of money

Ken Clarke said the current prison system offered 'very, very bad value for taxpayers' money'. Photograph: Nikola Solic/Reuters The rate of jail sentencing is "financially unsustainable", the justice secretary, Kenneth Clarke, has said,...

Guardian, 01:45 in Politics
 
IAN HOLLOWAY'S GLORY BID

IAN HOLLOWAY'S GLORY BID

BLACKPOOL boss Ian Holloway reckons that steering his side to Premier League survival would rank as a bigger triumph than the club’s FA Cup glory day. The Seasiders’ 1953 cup final win at Wembley stands as the club’s greatest-ever achievement – as...

Daily Star, 01:46 in Sport
 
KEVIN PHILLIPS TO TURN SCREW ON NIALL QUINN

KEVIN PHILLIPS TO TURN SCREW ON NIALL QUINN

KEVIN PHILLIPS is out to load more pressure on his friend, Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn. Sunderland are in freefall after seven defeats and a draw over their past eight matches and could drop below Birmingham if they were to lose at St Andrews...

 
JAMES MCCARTHY: I’VE GOT A ROO OUTLOOK ON LIFE

JAMES MCCARTHY: I’VE GOT A ROO OUTLOOK ON LIFE

JAMES McCARTHY wants to be famous for saving Wigan from the drop – not for being elbowed by Wayne Rooney. Midfielder McCarthy was floored by ­Manchester United striker Rooney during the Premier League leader’s 4-0 win at the DW Stadium six weeks...

Daily Star, 01:48 in Sport
 

Sticks and stones: outdoor art on the Channel Islands

Andy Goldsworthy collecting stones on Alderney. Photograph: Kevin Rushby Along the headland, I find a sunny hollow and lie down out of the wind. I'm tired, having yomped over much of the island that day, and the warmth instantly grabs me. I will not...

Guardian, 01:48 in Travel
 
WEST BROM'S PETER ODEMWINGIE FEELS FOR CHELSEA'S FERNANDO TORRES

WEST BROM'S PETER ODEMWINGIE FEELS FOR CHELSEA'S FERNANDO TORRES

WHEN West Brom last played Chelsea, Peter Odemwingie was in the pub. But he’s not the one in need of a drink now as £50 million Fernando Torres comes to The Hawthorns looking for his first goal in nearly three months. Torres has not scored since...

 

Family outings for spring: new arrivals from Peppa to painted dogs

Meet the family … Peppa Pig at Paultons Park, Hampshire. Photograph: Dean Murray/Rex Features Madame Tussauds, BlackpoolThe world's 12th Madame Tussauds (0871 282 9200, madametussauds.com) opens in Blackpool on 21 April. Take the kids to see heroes...

Guardian, 01:50 in Travel
 

Eye on the tigers in India

Holiday cottage … spacious visitor accommodation at the Sarai at Toria. The early morning sun is bright on the long grass, the shadows are shortening and my wife Anne-Sophie, and our 10-month-old son Victor are sitting beside me on a small sandy spur...

Guardian, 01:51 in Travel
 
Crazy Spice: Geri Halliwell's former manager says there's no star quite as needy, eccentric or endearingly bonkers

Crazy Spice: Geri Halliwell's former manager says there's no star quite as needy, eccentric or endearingly...

During her 20-year career in Hollywood, manager Jenny Frankfurt worked with some of the greatest divas in showbusiness, from Mariah Carey to Jennifer Lopez. But none was quite so high-maintenance or needy as former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell. Here,...

 

My travels: Judith Schalansky on remote islands

Usedom island, on the Baltic, where the author spent childhood holidays. Photograph: Alamy Opening an atlas at a random page or spinning the globe and picking out a destination with eyes closed – who hasn't done that? I grew up in East Germany – on...

Guardian, 01:51 in Travel
 


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