News archive from 20 March 2011, page 5

The beauty spot: orange scents

The beauty spot: orange scents

If we all want it hard enough – like Noel Edmonds, who orders his wishes by writing them down on a piece of paper – then spring will soon be here. Proper spring: when you don't have to wear a coat and the air smells of flowers. It's for this reason...

 

Spring has sprung: Tobias Jones

It finally feels as if the long, gruelling winter is behind us. Today the sky is an infinite blue, and although it was still bitterly cold before sunrise the temperature has been rising ever since. I've seen the bees going in and out of the tiny...

 
This much I know: Chloë Moretz

This much I know: Chloë Moretz

I do find people patronise me a little, but no matter what age you are, if you're a professional, then you're a professional. I've worked really hard since the age of seven to achieve this and I'm going to work harder to achieve more. I've been in...

 
Oxford University moves to defy Nick Clegg over state school admissions

Oxford University moves to defy Nick Clegg over state school admissions

The government is on a collision course with some of Oxford University's most prominent dons over demands that they "dramatically increase" the intake of disadvantaged pupils from the state sector. The Observer has learned of growing...

Guardian, 00:18 in Learning
 
Fabio Capello hands back England captaincy to John Terry

Fabio Capello hands back England captaincy to John Terry

John Terry has been reinstated as England captain on a permanent basis with immediate effect. "He was my first choice when I decided I needed a permanent captain," Fabio Capello said. "I did not like the way the armband was moved around...

Guardian, 00:18 in Sport
 
Fabio Capello has failed to help England's elite beat their demons | Paul Hayward

Fabio Capello has failed to help England's elite beat their demons | Paul Hayward

As another tasty Champions League draw rolled off the entertainment menu the thoughts of England's Italian coaching staff were turning to Saturday's Euro 2012 qualifier against Wales, and the old mystery of why some of the nation's best footballers...

Guardian, 00:19 in Sport
 
Luis Suárez should never have been able to Asamoah Gyan on the spot | Paul Wilson

Luis Suárez should never have been able to Asamoah Gyan on the spot | Paul Wilson

A little over a year ago the Premier League whirligig stopped for a moment while everyone watched the slow‑motion non‑handshake between John Terry and Wayne Bridge at Stamford Bridge. The repeat fixture takes placeon Sunday, and there will be...

Guardian, 00:19 in Sport
 
If Lewis Hamilton wants to be the best, he will have to leave McLaren | Paul Weaver

If Lewis Hamilton wants to be the best, he will have to leave McLaren | Paul Weaver

McLaren must up their game this season or face a desperate struggle to retain the services of Lewis Hamilton, one of the defining talents of this Formula One generation. A third barren year would be enough to persuade Hamilton that he should look...

Guardian, 00:19 in Sport
 
Home is where the heart is for Japan's Kamui Kobayashi

Home is where the heart is for Japan's Kamui Kobayashi

Kamui Kobayashi has eyes that dance with mischief and menace and at once there is the realisation that he must represent one of the most unwelcome rear-view mirror sights in all Formula One. Kobayashi's Sauber is unlikely to be at the front of the...

Guardian, 00:19 in Sport
 
Martine Wright: 7/7, survival – and a whole new life of opportunities

Martine Wright: 7/7, survival – and a whole new life of opportunities

After everything that has happened to Martine Wright, after the events of that terrifying day, 7 July 2005, when she lost both her legs to a terrorist bomb, and the period that followed in which she undertook the long, arduous process of rebuilding...

Guardian, 00:19 in Sport
 
Team GB's young pretenders make a bolt for London 2012 Olympic places

Team GB's young pretenders make a bolt for London 2012 Olympic places

The final run-in to the London Olympics for Britain's track cyclists starts on Wednesday, with the opening of the World Track Championships in the Netherlands. After this week's five days of racing in Apeldoorn, the 16 months before the home Games...

Guardian, 00:19 in Sport
 
Said & Done | David Hills

Said & Done | David Hills

Tour newsHeadlining Sepp's pre-presidential-election tour of Fifa's Asian voters last week: some generous PR for Burma's FA head Zaw Zaw. Sepp said Zaw Zaw – still subject to US sanctions as a "key financial backer" of the ruling military...

Guardian, 00:20 in Sport
 
SXSWi – a bigger game, but is it better?

SXSWi – a bigger game, but is it better?

There is a palpable shift in the atmosphere at the South by Southwest festival each year as the annual Interactive conference gives way to the auditory orgasm of the SXSW music festival that follows it. But this year's "spring break for...

 
Watt's workshop at the Science Museum

Watt's workshop at the Science Museum

It was the attic retreat in which James Watt, Britain's most influential inventor, worked on his hobbies and pet projects for the last decades of his life, ideas that included a machine that could copy sculptures and a roller press that could copy...

 
Face to face with the missing lynx

Face to face with the missing lynx

It took a very short time for Dactil the Iberian lynx to prepare his dinner. The four-year-old male clamped his jaws on a rabbit's throat, there were a few twitches of his prey's legs and it was all over. Within minutes, the rabbit had been consumed....

 


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