News archive from 18 March 2018

Private firm poised to control Princes St Gardens

Control of half of West Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh could be handed by the city council to a new “arms-length” company when a multi-million pound concert arena is complete. Management of the park will be transferred under a proposed deal with...

 
Tiger Woods stays in hunt but Stenson leads way at Arnold Palmer Invitational

Tiger Woods stays in hunt but Stenson leads way at Arnold Palmer Invitational

Henrik Stenson held a one-stroke lead over Bryson DeChambeau with Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Rickie Fowler pushing into contention and Tiger Woods five shots back after the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Despite three bogeys Stenson...

Guardian, 00:02 in Sport
 

Ryan Giggs won't pull any punches in his TV swansong as World Cup pundit

Ryan Giggs is going to the World Cup as an television pundit and will not tone down his criticism despite now being Wales manager. Giggs plans to travel to Russia as part of ITV’s team of analysts, as he did when Manchester United assistant boss at...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 

Red Rose flops are facing the axe, warns England head coach Eddie Jones after their worst Six Nations...

Eddie Jones warned his England flops that they may never play for their country again after their worst Six Nations finish since 1982. England handed the Grand Slam to Ireland and Jones was booed by the crowd after a third consecutive defeat. The...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 
Winter Paralympics: 'Don't go easy on me because I'm a woman'

Winter Paralympics: 'Don't go easy on me because I'm a woman'

Para ice hockey is a fast-paced, action-fuelled game which packs out the stadium at the Winter Paralympics. But imagine being the only woman on the ice. Lena Schroeder was a self-conscious 15-year-old when she first discovered para ice hockey. She had...

BBC, 00:03 in Sport
 

Whitby up for four awards at 2018 Fishing News Awards

Whitby could be destined for another glorious night at this year’s Fishing News Awards, with the town being shortlisted in four different categories. Arnold Locker, a founder member of Locker Trawlers, has been shortlisted for the lifetime achievement...

 

Retailer Next to unveil fall in profits amid high street woe

Difficult trading conditions on the high street as inflation exceeds earnings growth will be highlighted this week as fashion retailer Next unveils a slide in annual profits. Next, which along with the likes of Marks & Spencer and Primark is a...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Hot News
 

Mohamed Salah is 'on the way' to being compared to Barcelona great Lionel Messi, says boss Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp claimed Mohamed Salah would not like the comparison - but the Liverpool manager agrees the Egyptian bears similarities to Lionel Messi. Liverpool forward Salah was likened to the Barcelona star as he struck four goals in 5-0 thrashing on...

Daily Mail, 00:12 in Sport
 

Jordan Pickford helped Everton beat Jack Butland's Stoke City... but which goalkeeper impressed more in...

The top two contenders for England's No 1 spot at the World Cup went head-to-head at the bet365 Stadium as Jordan Pickford's Everton beat Jack Butland's Stoke City…   So how did each perform? Butland was the busier goalkeeper and will have come away...

Daily Mail, 00:12 in Sport
 

Observer killer sudoku

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Wigan vs Southampton: Paul Cook reveals why he didn't want Mark Hughes to get Saints job

Wigan vs Southampton: Paul Cook reveals why he didn't want Mark Hughes to get Saints job

Not because he didn’t want Sparky to get back into football after being shown the door at Stoke City. It’s because Cook knew that the Saints would go marching in under Hughes’s leadership with his arrival giving the whole club a massive boost. And the...

 
Ant and Dec play matchmakers as couple get engaged LIVE on Saturday Night Takeaway

Ant and Dec play matchmakers as couple get engaged LIVE on Saturday Night Takeaway

Proposing can be nerve-wracking enough, but spare a thought for this bold boyfriend, who worked up the nerve to pop the question live on TV. Ant and Dec became match-makers in the latest episode of Saturday Night Takeaway, during a segment called Run...

 

Wigan on full power to see off Southampton as Mark Hughes faces giant-killers Latics in the quarter-finals...

Meeting a footballer called Max Power builds expectation, so it is good to see his name written on the gymnasium board as winner of the Wigan Athletic players’ triathlon challenge. Power completed five kilometres on the treadmill, 10km on the bike and...

Daily Mail, 00:16 in Sport
 
May pledges to fine company bosses if they endanger staff pension funds

May pledges to fine company bosses if they endanger staff pension funds

Rogue bosses will face fines or prosecution for putting the pensions of their workers at risk under new laws to be unveiled by the government. Ministers will confirm this week that they will target reckless employers with new rules designed to protect...

Guardian, 00:18 in Politics
 
Corbyn urged to win votes by pledging £10bn more on care for disabled elderly

Corbyn urged to win votes by pledging £10bn more on care for disabled elderly

Jeremy Corbyn is being urged to tackle a £10bn black hole in provision for older people to help Labour build a coalition that can deliver a majority at the next election. With the main parties neck and neck in the polls, senior figures on the left...

Guardian, 00:18 in Politics
 


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