News archive from 18 January 2011, page 2

SUNDERLAND PITCH INVADER SO SORRY

SUNDERLAND PITCH INVADER SO SORRY

THE Sunderland fan who attacked Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper on the pitch was marched to the Toon’s training ground yesterday to apologise – by his dad. Angry Gary Miller arrived at the Benton complex just after 9am with tearful teenage son...

Daily Star, 00:08 in Sport
 
MUMMY’S BOY DARREN BENT IS SUCH A STEVE BRUCE SHOCKER

MUMMY’S BOY DARREN BENT IS SUCH A STEVE BRUCE SHOCKER

SOME footballers go to games with their wives, some with their girlfriends and some with an entourage of friends and family. Darren Bent goes with his mum. She is a lot closer to her son than even the very best markers manage to get. It is a bond...

 
MANCHESTER CITY BOSS ROBERTO MANCINI BLAST AT SLOPPY JOE HART

MANCHESTER CITY BOSS ROBERTO MANCINI BLAST AT SLOPPY JOE HART

JOE HART has received a rocket from angry Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini. The England No.1 has been told to buck up his ideas after a string of dodgy displays. A blunder at Leicester last week gifted the Championship club an FA Cup third round...

Daily Star, 00:08 in Sport
 
HAMMERS SET TO GRANT REPRIEVE TO AVRAM

HAMMERS SET TO GRANT REPRIEVE TO AVRAM

WEST HAM were last night preparing to perform a remarkable U-turn and stick with Avram Grant for the foreseeable future after Martin O’Neill turned them down. The struggling Hammers were hoping former Aston Villa boss O’Neill could be persuaded to...

 
SHAMED FAN SAYS SORRY FOR HIS ATTACK ON STEVE HARPER

SHAMED FAN SAYS SORRY FOR HIS ATTACK ON STEVE HARPER

THE 17-year-old Sunderland supporter who pushed Newcastle keeper Steve Harper to the ground after the late equaliser in Sunday’s North-east derby was frogmarched by his father to the Magpies training ground to apologise. Ross Miller, who was...

 
LUKA MODRIC: ‘UNITED ARE NO BETTER THAN US’

LUKA MODRIC: ‘UNITED ARE NO BETTER THAN US’

FAR from diluting their ambition or weakening their resolve, Luka Modric believes Sunday’s goalless draw with title favourites Manchester United confirms Tottenham belong in such elite company. Victory would have ended Spurs’ decade-long winless...

 

David Cameron and the NHS: A reputation at risk | Editorial

"I start this year incredibly optimistic." So said David Cameron in opening his speech on health yesterday. It's just as well. Of all the fights his government is picking, none is more dangerous to the prime minister personally than the...

Guardian, 00:10 in Politics
 

Electoral reform: Peer review | Editorial

The House of Lords has something of a Mad Hatters' tea party about it this week. Everyone is agitated. Everyone is angry. Everyone is in a hurry. No one knows what is going on. Flustered peers are threatening to stay up all night, and perhaps for...

Guardian, 00:11 in Politics
 

Letters: Why Tunisia holds lessons for us all

The revolution in Tunisia has given the world the most positive start to the new year since the people of Romania shot their dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu, at the end of 1989 (Popular revolt in Tunisia forces president to flee, 15 January). At enormous...

Guardian, 00:11 in Politics
 
Women offenders' support network faces funding crisis

Women offenders' support network faces funding crisis

A funding crisis is looming for a groundbreaking network of centres set up to help to keep women offenders out of prison, according to a report published today by an all-party group of MPs and peers. Baroness Corston, who was the author of the...

Guardian, 00:11 in Politics
 
NHS reform plans risky and expensive, warn MPs on health select committee

NHS reform plans risky and expensive, warn MPs on health select committee

MPs today warn that the government's decision to go for rapid, root-and-branch restructuring of the NHS has made its plans for health reform both more risky and more expensive. The report on changes in NHS commissioning from the all-party Commons...

Guardian, 00:11 in Politics
 

Consumer confidence picks up in Dec - Nationwide

That is far short of the long-run average of 81 and December 2009's reading of 70 when the government was emerging from an 18-month recession following the financial crisis. Despite public spending cuts and tax rises intended to reduce a record...

Reuters, 00:14 in Business
 

House prices fall in Dec but pace slows -RICS

The index hit an 18-month low of -49 in October, though still well above levels of -80 that were common in the second half of 2008. New buyer enquiries fell in December, but at a slower pace than November. New vendor instructions declined at a faster...

Reuters, 00:14 in Business
 

SABMiller's beer sales boosted by Asia, Africa

The company, which earns over 80 percent of its profits in emerging markets including Colombia, South Africa, Poland and China, is seeing a recovery in many of these while mature markets are held back as high unemployment hits beer drinking. Growth in...

Reuters, 00:14 in Business
 
EastEnders actress Patsy Palmer unveils baby Bertie to the world

EastEnders actress Patsy Palmer unveils baby Bertie to the world

The actress and cab driver husband Richard Merkell already have a son Fenton, 10, and daughter Emilia, eight, while Palmer is mum to son Charley, 18, from a previous relationship with boxer Alfie Rothwell. Her son Fenton also arrived three weeks early...

 


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