News archive from 18 April 2011

Serb opposition leader collapses during hunger strike

"Nikolic is refusing therapy, he is in a serious condition with high blood pressure," said Momcilo Babic, a doctor at the Belgrade Clinic Centre. "We are convincing him to accept treatment." Tadic, who visited Nikolic in his office...


World Snooker Championship 2011: Judd Trump beats Neil Robertson

Judd Trump during his win over Neil Robertson at the Crucible. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Judd Trump came to Sheffield with the wind in his sails from capturing his maiden major title, the China Open, earlier this month and produced a dramatic 10-8...

Guardian, 22:06 in Sport

Ian McKellen leads challenge to Tate over LS Lowry 'exclusion'

A detail from Industrial Landscape, the only work of 23 by LS Lowry in the Tate's collection to have been shown in its London galleries. Photograph: Tate The Tate has been challenged to put its collection of paintings by LS Lowry up for sale if it...


Arsène Wenger is angry with everyone, but only Arsenal are to blame

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger berates the match officials after the 1-1 draw with Liverpool. Photograph: Tom Jenkins for the Guardian If this truly was the day that Arsène Wenger's Premier League title dream died for another season, then the abiding...

Guardian, 22:07 in Sport

UK official to chair key EU bank regulation committee

Chancellor George Osborne said this appointment -- alongside the recent EU approval of Financial Services Authority regulator Verena Ross to run the Paris-based European Securities and Markets Authority -- was good news for Britain. "Part of...

Reuters, 22:12 in Business

And the Horse You Rode In On and other improvised explosive devices

Fabulously loopy . . . And the Horse You Rode In On. Photograph: Eamonn McCabe for the Guardian In a rehearsal room in east London, five actors are impersonating the cast of the 70s sitcom Are You Being Served? There's Mr Humphries, flouncing and...


Today's mystery bird for you to identify

Mystery Bird photographed at Hora Kilole Hayk' (Hora Crater Lake), Ethiopia (Africa). [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Dan Logen, 26 January 2011 [velociraptorize]. Nikon D300s, 600 mm lens, ISO 640, f/4, 1/125 sec This is a very...


Grimshaw exhibition reveals master of moonlight, shadowed by debt

The lights of Boar Lane, Leeds, as painted by Yorkshire's own John Atkinson Grimshaw. Image: Mercer Gallery, Harrogate. An exhibition of work by Britain's master of moonlight oil paintings, John Atkinson Grimshaw, has revealed an extraordinary...


WBA champion Amir Khan lines up unification fight with Timothy Bradley

The referee, centre, and doctor decide that the challenger Paul McCloskey cannot continue against Amir Khan in Saturday's WBA light-welterweight title fight. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Amir Khan is aiming for a showdown against Timothy Bradley after...

Guardian, 22:34 in Sport

Judith Mackrell on story ballet

Existential questions … Lauren Cuthbertson in Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice. Photograph: Johan Persson/AFP/Getty Images Last week, Scottish Ballet opened its brand-new adaptation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, choreographed by Ashley Page: a...

It's no choke... Rory's putting is the problem as the Malaysian Open slips away

It's no choke... Rory's putting is the problem as the Malaysian Open slips away

When he's on his game it should be like Tiger Woods in his prime - everyone else is playing for second. But it won't be that way until there is a marked improvement in his short game. Still, what a fortnight's journey it has been, one that has...

Daily Mail, 22:47 in Sport

Another view on Rocket to the Moon

Jessica Raine in Rocket to the Moon at the Lyttelton, National Theatre. Photograph: Tristram Kenton for the Guardian This play is set in a dentist's waiting room in Manhattan in 1938. The set is very beautiful and evocative: the low lighting makes it...

Trump plans break for parents after seeing off champion Robertson

Trump plans break for parents after seeing off champion Robertson

Bristol-born Trump said: 'My parents have always been incredibly supportive and without that backing I wouldn't be here doing this. 'My dad took time off to drive me to tournaments. He still does. 'My mum is a cook, and my dad is a lorry driver. They...

Daily Mail, 22:50 in Sport

Glamorgan's James Harris and Adam Shantry finish off Gloucestershire

Matthew Mott, the Glamorgan coach, saw his team win their first game of the season against Gloucestershire. Photograph: David Davies/PA Glamorgan wrapped up a resounding 189-run victory against Gloucestershire at the Swalec Stadium on Sunday. Matthew...

Guardian, 22:51 in Sport

Willie Twiston-Davies breaks leg in fall at Stratford

Willie Twiston-Davies, left, riding Baby Run to victory in the Fox Hunters' Chase at Aintree. Photograph: Tom Jenkins Willie Twiston-Davies, who rode Baby Run to victory in the Fox Hunters' Chase at Aintree's Grand National meeting, faces a long spell...

Guardian, 22:53 in Sport

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