News archive from 19 April 2011

Local elections: A real-life opinion poll of coalition popularity

Local election results are likely to be read a a judgement on Ed Miliband's impact as Labour leader. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA It is traditional to use each year's local elections as a real-life opinion poll about the state of the parties, even...

Guardian, 22:02 in Politics

World's 50 best restaurants 2011

The world's number 1 restaurant: Noma in Copenhagen. Photograph: Casper Christoffersen/AFP/Getty Images 1. NomaCopenhagen, Denmark Last year's position: 1 Noma is best known for its fanatical approach to foraging but there is much more to this...


The world's 50 best restaurants (minus one) | Jay Rayner

Ferran Adrià’s restaurant El Bulli has been excluded from this year's list of the 50 best restaurants in the world. Photograph: Murdo Macleod This year's World's 50 Best Restaurants list is all about what isn't there, rather than what is. The absence...


NY Times, LA Times, Jennifer Egan, win Pulitzers

Author Jennifer Egan won the fiction prize for "A Visit from the Goon Squad," Bruce Norris picked up the drama award for "Clybourne Park" and Siddhartha Mukherjee was awarded the nonfiction prize for "The Emperor of All...


McLaren up to pace after poor pre-season, says Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton shows off the trophy after his grand prix win in China Photograph: Peter J Fox/Getty Images Lewis Hamilton has revealed the full extent of McLaren's problems following his thrilling victory on Sunday, which has thrown open the Formula...

Guardian, 22:12 in Sport

Queens Park Rangers 0-0 Derby County | Championship match report

QPR's Wayne Routledge shoots wide in the Championship match against Derby. Photograph: Tony O'Brien/Action Images Queens Park Rangers edged closer to the Premier League with a point against a resillient Derby side, but this was not a performance that...

Guardian, 22:12 in Sport

LS Lowry: The original grime artist

Modern primitive . . . a detail from Street Scene, 1935. The paintings of LS Lowry are unforgettable. That's partly because they can be reduced to such simple elements – Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs, as one-hit wonders Brian and Michael...


Mystery bird: rosy-patched bush-shrike, Rhodophoneus cruentus

Rosy-patched bush-shrike, Rhodophoneus cruentus (synonym; Telophorus cruentus, formerly; Tchagra cruenta, protonym; Lanius cruentus), also known as the Rosy-patched Bushshrike or the Rosy-patched Shrike, photographed at Awash National Park, Ethiopia...


Game of Thrones: episode one

Game Of Thrones episode one: Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa) and Dany (Emilia Clarke). Photograph: HBO Spoiler alert: Don't read on if you haven't watched the first episode of Game of Thrones on Sky Atlantic. For the purposes of this blog we are also going...

Guardian, 22:15 in Showbiz
QPR 0 Derby County 0: Rangers fire a rare blank to leave the promotion party on hold

QPR 0 Derby County 0: Rangers fire a rare blank to leave the promotion party on hold

He posted on his Twitter account on Monday afternoon: 'Surely an up and coming player of the season in the Championship (Taarabt) should destroy someone with only five games left in his career and is nearly 37. But you just never know?' Savage was...

Daily Mail, 22:33 in Sport

General McChrystal did not violate US military policy, Pentagon finds

General Stanley A McChrystal, sacked by Barack Obama last year, has been cleared by a Pentagon investigation. Photograph: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP A Pentagon investigation has found insufficient evidence that General Stanley McChrystal, the former US...


ProPublica makes history with web-based Pulitzer Prize win

For the first time in the history of the Pulitzer Prize – the highest honour in American journalism – the award has gone to a series of articles in an investigation that never appeared on the printed page. ProPublica, the web-based independent...


Tottenham Hotspur fear fixture change may benefit Manchester City

Harry Redknapp will be hoping the Premier League reschedules the Manchester City v Stoke City league game. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters Tottenham Hotspur will lobby the Premier League over the rescheduling of the Manchester City against Stoke...

Guardian, 22:52 in Sport

Portrait of the artist: Roxana Silbert, director

'What is grunge for?' ... director Roxana Silbert. Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian How did you get into directing? Running a community drama group at Norwich Arts Centre. Until then, I'd been training to work with people with autism. But I did...

LA Times and NY Times each win two Pulitzer Prizes

LA Times and NY Times each win two Pulitzer Prizes

The Los Angeles Times and the New York Times have each been awarded two Pulitzer Prizes for journalism. The Los Angeles Times won the public service prize for a series exposing how some local California politicians were paying themselves six-figure...

BBC, 22:58 in Art & Culture

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