News archive from 23 March 2011, page 4

TODAY'S RACING TIPS - 23/03/11

TODAY'S RACING TIPS - 23/03/11

BEV SWINGELL is the principal tipster for the Daily Express and Sunday Express, and for the last 20 years he has been acknowledged as one of the top private handicappers in England. He won the Racing Post's National Press Challenge in 2005, and has...

 

Letters: Rock shareholders stake their claim

The interesting letter from Chuka Umunna MP and others (Letters, 18 March), which calls for the government to give equal and due consideration to a mutual option for the future of Northern Rock, presents something of a challenge to fairness. What...

Guardian, 00:14 in Business
 

Letters: Ofgem's impotence

Ofgem's blunt criticism of the energy companies and market (Report, 22 March) is simply recording the failure of the privatisation of this industry, with the unintended consequences of pretend competition and impotent regulation. Although...

Guardian, 00:14 in Business
 
BRITS IN A REAL STATE

BRITS IN A REAL STATE

GREAT BRITAIN’S basketball team will play reigning champions United States, in a pre-Olympic friendly. NBA superstars Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and LeBron James are set to feature. “I cannot think of a more exciting prospect,” said GB star Luol Deng.

Daily Star, 00:15 in Sport
 

£20,000 reward to find missing Sian

An anonymous donor has offered a £20,000 reward to help find missing clubber Sian O'Callaghan. Details of the offer came as hundreds of volunteers joined a search of woodland for the 22-year-old who has not been seen since the early hours of Saturday...

People, 00:17 in World News
 

Letters: Workhouse heritage

English Heritage has never asserted that the Cleveland Street workhouse was the model for the one in Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist (Mudfog's workhouse, Letters, 19 March). In our advice to government on why the building should be listed, we stated the...

 

Osborne to offer £45 income tax cut

Chancellor George Osborne will offer an income tax cut worth around £45 a year in his Budget on Wednesday as he battles to offer voters some good news amid grim economic statistics. He is expected to announce that the amount people can earn tax free...

People, 00:17 in World News
 
Hugh Laurie plays first ever blues gig

Hugh Laurie plays first ever blues gig

It is not the fate you would expect of the star of arguably the most popular TV show in the world, but Hugh Laurie has got the blues. The British performer, 51, is the highest paid actor on US television for his role as Dr Gregory House in the medical...

 

US fighter plane crashes in Libya

An American jet has crashed in Libya, but US officials insist it was not shot down. The US military said both crew members on board the F-15 Strike Eagle ejected from the aircraft and had been recovered separately. Both sustained minor injuries. A...

People, 00:17 in World News
 

PM in talks on 'key role' for Nato

Prime Minister David Cameron has discussed the need for Nato to play a "key role" in the military action in Libya with US President Barack Obama amid continued wrangling over whether the alliance should take charge of the no-fly zone. Nato...

People, 00:17 in World News
 

Afghan forces to take over UK area

Afghan forces are to take control of security in Lashkar Gah in July in a major step towards the withdrawal of British troops from the country. The city - capital of Helmand province, where most UK forces have been based - was one of seven areas...

People, 00:17 in World News
 
Smiling Chris Brown takes to the basketball court hours after smashing window in violent rage over Rihanna interview

Smiling Chris Brown takes to the basketball court hours after smashing window in violent rage over Rihanna...

A Los Angeles judge last month relaxed a restraining order against Brown, meaning he can have contact with the 23-year-old Rihanna, provided he does not 'harass, annoy or molest' her. He had been the subject of a five-year restraining order, which...

 
Ian Fleming's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to fly again

Ian Fleming's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to fly again

In 1964 it was a fictional Paragon Panther; in 2011 the all-new Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will be a souped-up VW camper van. It was announced on Tuesday that the family of Ian Fleming, creator of the original Chitty, had asked author and screenwriter...

 
When Hollywood stars were portrayed as gods

When Hollywood stars were portrayed as gods

Nearly 70 super-glamorous photographs harking back to the days when film stars radiated, glowered and sizzled are to go on show this summer at the National Portrait Gallery. Called Glamour of the Gods, the show will examine how Hollywood stars were...

 
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang flies again

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang flies again

I can remember everything about my first trip to the cinema. We went with Aunty Pat and my cousin Tricia. We took a Tupperware bucket full of pick'n'mix and cartons of Kia-Ora. The film was Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Howls of anguish shook the building...

 


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