News archive from 23 March 2012, page 6

Consumer confidence below average

Consumer confidence fell back last month as fears over the economic climate took hold, mortgage provider Nationwide has said. Nationwide said its consumer confidence index fell by three points to 44 in February, well below its average. The drop came...

 
Coalition to set minimum alcohol price

Coalition to set minimum alcohol price

David Cameron will risk the wrath of the drinks industry and free marketeers today by announcing his government is to introduce legislation setting a minimum alcohol price of 40p a unit in England – enough to add £135 to the annual bill of a heavy...

Guardian, 00:08 in Politics
 
FOREVER'S FRIENDS

FOREVER'S FRIENDS

PUNTERS have taken to Eton Forever for the William Hill Lincoln at Doncaster a week tomorrow. The sponsors have cut the ante-post favorite from 10-1 to 8s for the opening big Flat handicap of the season. And backers will not have been put off by the...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 

FA doctor backs improved screening

England's team doctor Ian Beasley believes the new St George's Park complex will be the trigger for even more detailed health screening of players in this country. The much-anticipated complex at Burton is due to open later this summer. Although the...

People, 00:09 in Sport
 

England warm up with victory

Angelo Perera made 90 not out before Thilina Kandamby declared in the lunch interval with the hosts on 272 for four - a lead of 358. Bell was given out when Vishwa Fernando appealed for a leg-side caught behind but Pietersen took just 49 balls to...

 
PREMIO LOCO ON TRACK FOR WINTER DERBY

PREMIO LOCO ON TRACK FOR WINTER DERBY

Jamie Spencer's mount Cai Shen had been well backed all week for the 14-runner Group Three race but the momentum was lost when he was handed stall 13 at yesterday's draw. One of two in the field that won at Doncaster's St Leger meeting, he now looks...

 
WE CAN KEEP SHAUN WANE CALM

WE CAN KEEP SHAUN WANE CALM

SAM TOMKINS is praying Wigan can keep Shaun Wane's famous short fuse under control tonight. Wane has let rip with his fiery temper during and after their last two games – even though Wigan won one of them. And Tomkins knows another broadside will be...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
TODAY'S RACING TIPS - 23/03/2012

TODAY'S RACING TIPS - 23/03/2012

He won the Racing Post's National Press Challenge in 2005, and has been a regular winner of that paper's monthly prize in the last 18 months. Here are his selections for today's racing in the UK: COMPUTERMAN Lingfield 2.00 QUINSMAN 2.30 BERWIN 3.00...

 
UNLUCKY SEVEN FOR AXED ROYCE SIMMONS

UNLUCKY SEVEN FOR AXED ROYCE SIMMONS

FATE can kick you in the cruellest ways sometimes – as Royce Simmons no doubt agrees. The Aussie was sacked as St Helens coach this week, just seven games into the season. Admittedly their worst run of results since 1985 – leaving them in ninth –...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 

Afghan blast soldier was new father

A soldier who had been Mentioned In Dispatches for his bravery in Afghanistan, and who became a father just last month, is the latest British military fatality in the troubled country. Captain Rupert Bowers, 24, from the 2nd Battalion, The Mercian...

 
GREYHOUND RACING RESULTS- 23/03/12

GREYHOUND RACING RESULTS- 23/03/12

OXFORD FANCIES 11.03 Knockanae Slippy (3-6-4) 11.19 Ms Calypso (5-1-6) 11.34 Pennys Deputy (3-6-1) 11.48 Here He Goes (3-5-1) 12.04 Greencroft Flo (2-5-4) 12.18 Henery (4-6-2) 12.32 Hard Luck Emma (2-3-1) 12.47 Wiltshire Zig (2-4-1) 1.04 Dromana Eva...

 
TRAIN WRECK

TRAIN WRECK

HAVING stood outside City Hall here in New York in my UFC T-shirt – MMA is banned in the States – and yelled for all I was worth to no effect other than to get the interest of local law enforcement, I turned back to home matters. Mike Bisping has a...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 

Spring weather 'unseasonably mild'

The temperature has topped 20C for the first time in the United Kingdom this year - and the unusually warm conditions are forecast to continue into the weekend. A temperature of 20.1C was recorded on Thursday afternoon at Otterbourne, Hampshire, a few...

 
JESSICA ENNIS FALLING OUT OF FASHION

JESSICA ENNIS FALLING OUT OF FASHION

Ennis was the star of the show as adidas previewed the Stella McCartney-designed kit Britain's 600 athletes will wear at the London Games. But she has lost her crown as the world's best multi-eventer, first to Russian Tatyana Chernova last summer at...

 
TIGER WOODS ON THE PROWL

TIGER WOODS ON THE PROWL

TIGER WOODS returned from an ankle injury with an impressive opening round 69 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. There were fears he would miss the Masters, but he looked in great shape at Bay Hill in Florida.

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 


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