News archive from 21 March 2011, page 11

Aston Villa board backs Gérard Houllier despite shock loss to Wolves

Aston Villa board backs Gérard Houllier despite shock loss to Wolves

The knives are out for Gérard Houllier, yet within the Aston Villa boardroom there is no desire to sharpen them. Despite growing supporter unrest towards the Frenchman, who cut a forlorn and beleaguered figure after a chastening result that leaves the...

Guardian, 07:10 in Sport
 
Newcastle fear relegation scrap after blunders help Stoke to victory

Newcastle fear relegation scrap after blunders help Stoke to victory

Newcastle United are where they wanted to be but are uncomfortable about where they are going. Being 11th in the table in late March is normally synonymous with security and any newly promoted side would be satisfied with such a standing, especially...

Guardian, 07:10 in Sport
 
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney admits he would relish United overhauling Liverpool record

Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney admits he would relish United overhauling Liverpool record

Finally, someone from Manchester United has stuck out his neck and admitted he would take a malicious sense of pleasure from overtaking Liverpool with a record 19th league title. Step forward Wayne Rooney, gloriously off-message with the Sir Alex...

Guardian, 07:10 in Sport
 
Ian Holloway takes offence after Blackpool miss a trick at Blackburn

Ian Holloway takes offence after Blackpool miss a trick at Blackburn

Ian Holloway has been an invigorating listen on countless occasions during the club's debut season in the Premier League yet his oft-repeated we-are-constantly-patronised-as-little-Blackpool routine can lay him open to imagined slights. After his team...

Guardian, 07:10 in Sport
 
Phil Jagielka could push to be an England captain, says Everton manager

Phil Jagielka could push to be an England captain, says Everton manager

On a weekend in which Fabio Capello handed the England captaincy back to John Terry, David Moyes argued that Phil Jagielka should steel himself to take Terry's place permanently. With the 2012 European Championship co-hosted by Poland, the country his...

Guardian, 07:11 in Sport
 
Jens Lehmann set to start after Arsenal lose ground at West Bromwich

Jens Lehmann set to start after Arsenal lose ground at West Bromwich

Arsène Wenger chose to play down his disappointment after Manchester United had moved five points clear at the top of the table but the Arsenal manager's magnificent obsession with the aesthetic aspects of football has left him with a blind spot when...

Guardian, 07:11 in Sport
 
World Bank says Japan needs five years and up to $235bn

World Bank says Japan needs five years and up to $235bn

Japan may need up to five years to rebuild from the disastrous earthquake and tsunami that has caused up to $235bn (£145bn) of damage, the World Bank said in a report. It also estimates about 0.5% was shaved from the country's economic growth this...

BBC, 07:11 in Business
 
Warren Buffett seeks Asia expansion as he prowls deals

Warren Buffett seeks Asia expansion as he prowls deals

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is looking to increase his investments in Asia to tap further into the region's growth. He said his company Berkshire Hathaway is looking to buy entire businesses or large-cap shares in South Korea. Mr Buffett is...

BBC, 07:11 in Business
 
Maynor Figueroa's late effort against Birmingham revives Wigan's hopes

Maynor Figueroa's late effort against Birmingham revives Wigan's hopes

When it comes to the spectacular, Maynor Figueroa is Wigan Athletic's daddy. The unheralded Honduran's dramatic late winner against Birmingham City lacked the aesthetic beauty of hisreigning goal-of-the-season effort against Stoke City, but it could...

Guardian, 07:11 in Sport
 
Disciplined West Ham United defence holds Tottenham Hotspur to a draw

Disciplined West Ham United defence holds Tottenham Hotspur to a draw

One scoreless draw with Milan having taken Tottenham Hotspur to the quarter-finals of this season's Champions League, another, with West Ham United, has left them to contemplate the prospect of playing in the wasteland of next season's Europa League....

Guardian, 07:11 in Sport
 
Heart surgeons push for other specialists to reveal death data

Heart surgeons push for other specialists to reveal death data

Doctors are dragging their feet over compiling and making public the information patients need to choose the best and safest place to have hospital treatment, according to a provocative report from heart surgeons. Cardiovascular surgeons, backed by...

Guardian, 07:11 in Health
 
The French expect their healthcare to be world-beating

The French expect their healthcare to be world-beating

A tram draws up outside the imposing old entrance to what used to be called the Franco-Musulman hospital, and patients and visitors spill through the huge pointed arch set in a towering white gateway. Built in 1936 in Islamic architectural style, the...

Guardian, 07:12 in Health
 
Outlook for family finances bleakest for two years, survey shows

Outlook for family finances bleakest for two years, survey shows

Household finances have plunged back to lows last seen in the recession while workers are at their most pessimistic for two years in a bleak assessment of household finances ahead of Wednesday's budget. A combination of falling incomes and rising...

Guardian, 07:12 in Business
 
Jeremy Hunt hints at rules to curb Murdoch media dominance

Jeremy Hunt hints at rules to curb Murdoch media dominance

Jeremy Hunt is to consider extending the public interest rules that govern the UK media industry so that Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation could face further sanctions if it becomes progressively more dominant without making any more British...

Guardian, 07:12 in Business
 
Osborne has no box of tricks for the budget

Osborne has no box of tricks for the budget

George Osborne will break with tradition when he steps out of 11 Downing Street on Wednesday. The battered Budget Box made for Gladstone in the 19th century has become so fragile over the years that it has been pensioned off and the chancellor will...

Guardian, 07:12 in Business
 


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