News archive from 20 March 2011, page 2

Midsomer – no country for young men | Nick Cohen

There are not many black or brown faces in English villages. But even in the Chilterns, Chinese restaurants and Asian newsagents tend to be staffed by Chinese waiters and Asian shopkeepers. You do not need to move on through Oxfordshire and...

Guardian, 00:08 in Showbiz
 
ANDY CADDICK WEARY OF ENGLAND WHINGERS

ANDY CADDICK WEARY OF ENGLAND WHINGERS

FORMER England pace bowler Andy Caddick has told Andrew Strauss’ below-par side to stop moaning and get on with it. England’s stuttering World Cup campaign – salvaged courtesy of a last-ditch victory over the West Indies in Chennai on Thursday – has...

 
Why documentaries matter

Why documentaries matter

You lose count of the number of times you hear documentaries trashed. The argument is as old as the documentary, and it goes like this. Docs manipulate reality, over-relying on effects such as music. They aren't really journalistic at all. Maybe one...

Guardian, 00:08 in Showbiz
 
BRIDGE - 20/03/11

BRIDGE - 20/03/11

NEXT month Paul and Justin will be off to Wuxu, near Shanghai, in China to play in one of the toughest tournaments of the year, the invitation Yeh Bros Cup. Their teammates will be David Bakhshi and the American, Nik Demirev. With an $80,000 first...

 
ANT AND DEC TO SPLIT?

ANT AND DEC TO SPLIT?

TELEVISION’S favourite duo Ant and Dec are ready to go their separate ways. Although the award-winning Geordie presenters say they have no current plans to work apart, they now reveal that they are not ruling it out. Friends and colleagues since...

 
HARRY POTTER AND THE NY PROPERTY PORTFOLIO

HARRY POTTER AND THE NY PROPERTY PORTFOLIO

HARRY POTTER star Daniel Radcliffe is creating a magical new empire for himself as a multi-million dollar property tycoon in New York. The actor, whose final film as the young wizard hits UK cinemas in July, has just bought his third home there, a...

 
Budget 2011: Osborne will ease the pain while keeping his cutting edge

Budget 2011: Osborne will ease the pain while keeping his cutting edge

Hundreds of thousands more low-earners will be lifted out of income tax altogether and motorists will be offered relief from soaring petrol prices under plans to be announced by the chancellor, George Osborne, in the budget this week. The pledge to...

Guardian, 00:11 in Business
 
Chancellor will use budget to create 50,000 apprenticeships

Chancellor will use budget to create 50,000 apprenticeships

George Osborne will announce a £300m package in Wednesday's budget to help fund training and work experience for some of the 974,000 young people who are unemployed. The coalition government has come under intense pressure in recent months to take...

Guardian, 00:11 in Business
 
The Young British Actors taking Hollywood by storm

The Young British Actors taking Hollywood by storm

They are the new generation of YBAs, but this cohort has no interest in shaking up the art galleries of London. Their reputations are being made on the west coast of America. They are the Young British Actors. Hollywood is looking for its next matinee...

Guardian, 00:11 in Business
 
GlaxoSmithKline boss: firms shouldn't quit Britain for tax reasons

GlaxoSmithKline boss: firms shouldn't quit Britain for tax reasons

The head of Britain's biggest drugs manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, has delivered a stinging attack on companies that shift their headquarters abroad in search of lower taxes, declaring that it is "completely wrong" for businesses to view...

Guardian, 00:11 in Business
 
Prudential boss Thiam faces revolt over £1.62m bonus after botched AIA deal

Prudential boss Thiam faces revolt over £1.62m bonus after botched AIA deal

Britain's biggest life insurer Prudential faces a shareholder revolt over a £1.62m bonus to be paid to chief executive Tidjane Thiam, the architect of a botched deal to buy rival AIA in 2010 for £21bn. City shareholders have been meeting the Pru's...

Guardian, 00:12 in Business
 
Embattled Tepco faces its BP moment over Fukushima nuclear disaster

Embattled Tepco faces its BP moment over Fukushima nuclear disaster

Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), the operator of the Fukushima reactors, is the second energy company within a year to have its reputation damaged by a dramatic accident. The similarities with BP and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster,...

Guardian, 00:12 in Business
 
Former High Speed One boss in line to take over £15bn Crossrail project

Former High Speed One boss in line to take over £15bn Crossrail project

The chief executive of the company behind High Speed One and former senior executives at Network Rail and BAA have emerged as serious contenders to run London's £15bn Crossrail project. Mark Bayley, the chief executive of government-owned London &...

Guardian, 00:12 in Business
 
Hedge fund deposits not always welcome in Zurich

Hedge fund deposits not always welcome in Zurich

GlaxoSmithKline boss Andrew Witty should be warmly commended for his engagingly old-fashioned view that a corporation is not a shiftless, stateless legal fiction that can be whisked off to the Cayman Islands at the wave of an accountant's pen. His...

Guardian, 00:12 in Business
 
Faced with tsunami and revolution, you have to choose one above the other

Faced with tsunami and revolution, you have to choose one above the other

There are several things to say about the momentous coverage of two momentous stories this past week. That while ordinary people have fled Japan's danger areas and Libya's battlezones, journalists – sometimes at real peril to themselves – have tried...

Guardian, 00:12 in Business
 


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