News archive from 18 January 2013, page 9

Robson blasts her way to 'ugly' win and place in the third round in Melbourne

Laura Robson caused another sensational Grand Slam upset to reach the third round of the Australian Open - even if she described the win as 'ugly'. The Wimbledon-based teenager followed up victories over major winners Kim Clijsters and Li Na at last...

Daily Mail, 00:45 in Sport

More tenants face rent struggle

More tenants struggled with rent payments last month after a survey showed arrears levels have reached the highest level since January last year. A total of £326 million of rent was either late or unpaid, according to LSL Property Services' Buy-to-Let...

Something for the Weekend: All eyes on Holtby in Bundesliga's first game of 2013 and City must cope without Yaya... again

Something for the Weekend: All eyes on Holtby in Bundesliga's first game of 2013 and City must cope without...

Every Friday, Michael Walker picks 10 things to look forward to over the weekend.This week: Why Spurs will be casting an eye at the first Bundesliga fixture of 2013, the next instalment in another thrilling Championship play-off race, the A52 derby...

Daily Mail, 00:45 in Sport

A&E services review plan announced

Health officials are planning to review the way A&E services are run in England. Experts have said that urgent and emergency services need to adapt to meet rising demand. The NHS Commissioning Board (NHSCB) said the review will recommend the best...


No easy life for Pep at Bayern... he must deliver Holy Grail

So Pep Guardiola has taken the "easy' decision. By agreeing to join Bayern Munich and rebuffing advances from the Premier League, it is being suggested he is pursuing an uncomplicated life.Nothing could be further from the truth. It has often...

Daily Mail, 00:45 in Sport

O'Driscoll could still lead Lions to Australia despite losing Irish captaincy

Brian O'Driscoll remains among the favourites to captain the Lions next June, despite being told yesterday he will not be leading Ireland in the RBS Six Nations Championship. Lions insiders believe O'Driscoll could still be captain on the tour to...

Daily Mail, 00:45 in Sport

Harlequins set their sights on top-seeds reward in the Heineken Cup

Harlequins have been challenged to find their best form tonight in an effort to finish the Heineken Cup pool stage as top seeds. Quins director of rugby Conor O'Shea fears bad weather in Biarritz might limit his side's style. 'But we are aiming to...

Daily Mail, 00:45 in Sport

Greece to probe former finance minister over tax list scandal

In a relief for the government, Socialist chief Evangelos Venizelos, a former finance minister and one of three coalition leaders, escaped an inquiry into his handling of the list after lawmakers voted by a wide margin against the move. A motion to...

Donation shows Rebecca’s a glassy lady!

Donation shows Rebecca’s a glassy lady!

A SOUTH Tyneside community champion has proved age is no glass ceiling to achievement. Rebecca Elsy, 88, from Harton, South Shields, has built up a 200-strong collection of pressed glass since moving to the borough from Sheffield more than 65 years...


Plans for Zara Phillips to help Welsh National winner Monbeg Dude go on hold

Plans for international three-day event rider Zara Phillips to work on the error-prone jumping of Welsh National winner Monbeg Dude have been put on hold until after he has undergone physical tests. The Michael Scudamore-trained gelding will be taken...

Daily Mail, 00:57 in Sport

Asian shares rise on strong U.S. data, China in focus

The MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.3 percent, snapping a three-day losing streak. Risk assets rose broadly on Thursday, with the Standard & Poor's 500 Index rallying to a five-year closing high after surprisingly...

Reuters, 01:00 in Business

Confidence in North Sea up after tax breaks - Deloitte

"After several years of caution and uncertainty, we have a more positive environment, where a number of factors such as tax incentives, high oil price and appetite to invest have combined to make 2012 the most encouraging year for a long...

Reuters, 01:00 in Business
Border Amateur select team match called off

Border Amateur select team match called off

THE Border Amateur League select team's match against the Lothian and Edinburgh Amateur team at Netherdale this Sunday has been postponed. The game, however, is expected to rescheduled, giving the players a chance to represent and the league and raise...


Boiler problem forces Ysgol y Fron, Holywell, to close for day

A HOLYWELL primary school has closed for the day as the boilers are not working.Ysgol y Fron in Halkyn Road had to close today (Thursday) as the problem with the boiler meant there was no hot water or heat throughout school. For more information about...


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