News archive from 18 January 2011, page 3

Ricky Gervais insists he was NOT banned from Golden Globes... as awards boss brands jibes 'unacceptable'

Ricky Gervais insists he was NOT banned from Golden Globes... as awards boss brands jibes 'unacceptable'

The comedian also said that Sex And The City 2 should have won the special effects award for "the team that airbrushed that poster". 'Girls, we know how old you are. I saw one of you in an episode of Bonanza.' And he introduced Robert Downey...

 
Wikileaks: 'Galileo boss' Smutny removed over cable row

Wikileaks: 'Galileo boss' Smutny removed over cable row

The chief executive of one of Germany's leading space companies has lost his job because of the Wikileaks saga. OHB-System's Berry Smutny was reported in a cable to have told US diplomats that Europe's Galileo satellite-navigation project was a...

 
Heart patients 'more likely to die on general wards'

Heart patients 'more likely to die on general wards'

People with heart failure are twice as likely to die if they are admitted to a general hospital ward rather than one specialising in cardiology, research suggests. Around 250,000 people in England and Wales die every year from heart failure, and about...

Guardian, 00:17 in Health
 
Tonight's TV highlights: No Ordinary Family | The Cleveland Show | True Stories: The Nurture Room | The Year Britain Froze | Taggart | Big Fat Gypsy Weddings

Tonight's TV highlights: No Ordinary Family | The Cleveland Show | True Stories: The Nurture Room | The...

No Ordinary Family 8pm, Watch The super family are still going through teething problems adapting to their powers. This week a wedding not only shows that Jim's super strength doesn't help his poor dancing – "You dance like you're trying to get...

 

In praise of… Ike's prescient words | Editorial

Fifty years ago a US president delivered what became one of the most famous farewell speeches in history. It contained the warning that a military-industrial complex had emerged in America, a "permanent armaments industry of vast...

 

Letters: Assigning blame for Queensland floods

Germaine Greer's article about the Australian floods mentioned many salient facts (Why were we so surprised?, 15 January). But one thing can be added about the clearing of the forests – it is not always the fault of farmers. Government agricultural...

 

Letter: Spies on campus

You report that an officer at Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism command asked universities in London to inform on planned student demonstrations and occupations (Met asks colleges for protest details, 17 January). Does this officer really think...

 

Letters: Deptford memories

As a fledgling reporter on the South London Press, the Deptford fire was my first big story (The blaze we cannot forget, 17 January). My recollection of that tragic event, its aftermath and the socio-political context coincides almost exactly with...

 
BBC's Justin Webb reveals father was 1970s newscaster

BBC's Justin Webb reveals father was 1970s newscaster

It is the sort of salacious revelation that appears in the pages of celebrity magazines, but would rarely warrant a mention on the Today programme. But Justin Webb, a presenter on Radio 4's breakfast news show, has surprised colleagues by using an...

Guardian, 00:21 in Showbiz
 
BP BRAVES BACKLASH ON RUSSIAN OIL DEAL

BP BRAVES BACKLASH ON RUSSIAN OIL DEAL

FEARS over the political risks and a mounting backlash yesterday overshadowed BP’s ground-breaking £10billion deal with Russian state-­controlled energy giant Rosneft. Shares in the oil group rose 1¼p to 500¾p as investors and analysts gave a...

 
MARKET REPORT: WEIR FALLS ON TALK OF SWISS BID

MARKET REPORT: WEIR FALLS ON TALK OF SWISS BID

SHARES in Weir Group fell nearly 3 per cent yesterday amid speculation that it was considering a bid for Swiss industrials giant Sulzer. A strong gain in Sulzer’s market value fuelled suggestions that Weir, the £3.6billion Scottish engineering...

 
Racecourses risk new clash with media over charges for basic data

Racecourses risk new clash with media over charges for basic data

Many of Britain's major racecourses are risking a dispute with the racing press and other media outlets over a plan to charge a fee for day-of-race data such as the distances between horses at the end of a race. The scheme, introduced with little...

Guardian, 00:23 in Sport
 
Mohamed Bin Hammam to race Sepp Blatter for Fifa presidency

Mohamed Bin Hammam to race Sepp Blatter for Fifa presidency

Sepp Blatter's hopes of securing an unopposed re-election to the Fifa presidency in May will be dashed by the ambitions of Mohamed Bin Hammam, and intriguingly, it looks like the Qatari will win favour among the big European federations. Football's...

Guardian, 00:23 in Sport
 
Inspirational José María Olazábal set for Europe Ryder Cup captaincy

Inspirational José María Olazábal set for Europe Ryder Cup captaincy

The odds-makers shut up shop a long time ago, the vote counters have been given the day off. Barring an upset of Foinavon proportions, it will be announced today in Abu Dhabi that José María Olazábal will captain the European team at the 2012 Ryder...

Guardian, 00:24 in Sport
 
Joe Hart must work on his concentration, says Roberto Mancini

Joe Hart must work on his concentration, says Roberto Mancini

Roberto Mancini has told his England goalkeeper, Joe Hart, to eradicate the lapses in concentration that have increased Manchester City's workload with an FA Cup third‑round replay against Leicester City tonight. Hart has been in commanding form since...

Guardian, 00:24 in Sport
 


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