News archive from 22 March 2012, page 4

Quarter of Brits would rather give up sex than the internet

Quarter of Brits would rather give up sex than the internet

Many more would give up treats such as chocolate, coffee and alcohol for the internet - with 17 per cent even willing to give up showers. The new report by the Boston Consulting Group found that internet-hungry Britons were willing to make huge...

Metro, 23:02 in Hot News
 

Lydiate still happy on the dark side

Dan Lydiate's time as Wales' unsung hero may be at an end, but the flanker insists being named RBS 6 Nations player of the championship will not alter his appetite for rugby's dark arts. The Newport Gwent Dragons' blindside has earned himself a...

People, 23:05 in Sport
 

Liberal Democrats: making allowances

There were highfalutin hopes in Liberal Democrat towers after the budget announcement that the Grand Old Man would have approved. Gladstone was indeed a tax-cutter, who wanted money to "fructify" in private pockets. JS Mill too, party...

Guardian, 23:05 in Politics
 

Mali soldiers attack palace in mutiny

Heavy weapons fire rang out in the capital Bamako and the mutineers, angry at the government's handling of a rebellion in the Sahara desert north, forced the state broadcaster off air after seizing parts of the capital Bamako. "We now know it is...

 

Van der Vaart snatches point

Rafael van der Vaart scored a 93rd-minute equaliser in a 1-1 draw against Stoke as Tottenham avoided a fourth successive Barclays Premier League defeat but failed to get their Champions League challenge back on track. Cameron Jerome looked to have...

People, 23:05 in Sport
 

Tevez returns in City win

After six months in disgrace, Carlos Tevez returned a hero as he helped inspire a triumphant Manchester City comeback as they defeated Chelsea 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium. With City trailing to Gary Cahill's deflected opener, and their title hopes about...

People, 23:05 in Sport
 

Late strikes down Reds

Jamie Mackie scored a dramatic injury-time winner to move QPR out of the relegation zone with a highly fortuitous 3-2 win over Liverpool at Loftus Road. The Reds laid siege to the home goal in the first half but could not find a way through until nine...

People, 23:05 in Sport
 

Vermaelen moves Gunners up to third

Arsenal moved up to third in the Barclays Premier League as Thomas Vermaelen's early header at Everton earned Arsene Wenger's men a 1-0 triumph and their sixth successive top-flight victory. The Gunners made a strong start and went in front in the...

People, 23:05 in Sport
 

In praise of … Aspirin

Who would have guessed that boring old aspirin would end up being touted as the next wonder drug, with a new study adding cancer to the list of things that it's effective at treating? Yet evidence of the medical use of willow bark dates back at least...

 
Why all this self-congratulation over duty of care to Fabrice Muamba?

Why all this self-congratulation over duty of care to Fabrice Muamba?

The comedian Chris Rock does a great routine in which he mimics people who congratulate themselves for doing things they're supposed to do anyway. "'I take care of my kids.' You're supposed to take care of your kids! 'I've never been to jail.'...

Guardian, 23:10 in Sport
 
Nick Mallett flies in for duel with Stuart Lancaster over England post

Nick Mallett flies in for duel with Stuart Lancaster over England post

Nick Mallett flew back to England on Tuesday and is due to be interviewed on Thursday for the head coach role of the national side. The former coach of South Africa and Italy suggested at the weekend that the job was already in the hands of Stuart...

Guardian, 23:10 in Sport
 

Tottenham 1 Stoke 1: Redknapp's little white lie can't lift sloppy Spurs

Harry Redknapp told his Tottenham team at half-time that Chelsea and Arsenal were both winning, such was his desire to get maximum points from this game. He was lying to his players, of course, as only Arsenal were in front after 45 minutes, but the...

Daily Mail, 23:27 in Sport
 
QUAKE HITS MEXICO, BUT SPARES LIVES

QUAKE HITS MEXICO, BUT SPARES LIVES

A powerful earthquake that shook Mexico from its massive capital to its resort-studded southern coast damaged hundreds of homes and sent thousands of panicked people fleeing from swaying office buildings, yet apparently didn't cause a single death. As...

 

Birmingham mum claims she is 'not British enough' to qualify for benefits

It pays out up to £100-a-week and is open to people with illness and is designed to help get them back into work. But Lisa was denied the help by benefits bosses who told her she failed a residency test. "I'm devastated," she told the Sunday...

 
£2.55million Icelandic bank cash returned to council following court ruling

£2.55million Icelandic bank cash returned to council following court ruling

This means a total of £5.577 million from £7.830 million (principal and interest) has now been received, which is 71% of the original investment, with more expected in future months. The news that local authorities would be refunded their deposits...

 


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