News archive from 27 February 2015, page 17

Bygones: Boy and Gander statue kept in Assembly Rooms

Bygones: Boy and Gander statue kept in Assembly Rooms

I READ with interest the recent story about the statue of the Boy and Goose (or Gander) as I know it. I arrived in Derby in July 1980 to take over the management of the city's entertainments department, which was based at the Assembly Rooms. One of...

 

Oscars attendees give fans a glimpse of real-life experience backstage

VIEW GALLERY BUT these candid black and white photographs, taken backstage at Sunday’s Oscars ceremony, show that there is still some sparkle left in Tinseltown. The winners and losers are captured taking selfies, gossiping and hugging. As they mingle...

 
LEAGUE ONE NEWS: Swindon Town will practice set pieces, Preston North End will not change preparation, Campbell-Ryce re-joins Notts County

LEAGUE ONE NEWS: Swindon Town will practice set pieces, Preston North End will not change preparation,...

SWINDON Town Manager Mark Cooper will spend extra hours practicing free-kicks and corners to take advantage of Crewe's recent struggles at dealing with set pieces. Town, who will look to build on their 2-1 victory over Bradford in midweek, will look...

 
Madonna 'suffered whiplash' after Brits fall

Madonna 'suffered whiplash' after Brits fall

Pop star Madonna says she suffered whiplash as a result of her "nightmare" accident at Wednesday's Brit Awards. The 56-year-old was pulled backwards off stage by a cape, which was supposed to fall from her shoulders. In an interview on The...

BBC, 08:37 in Art & Culture
 
Liverpool's gruelling Euro trip boosts Man City hopes

Liverpool's gruelling Euro trip boosts Man City hopes

Manchester City's hopes of ending their Anfield hoodoo have been boosted after Liverpool were dragged into a gruelling battle with Besiktas on Thursday. Brendan Rodgers' side were eventually defeated by the Turkish club on penalties after an...

 
Virgin and Stagecoach to take over East Coast Mainline this weekend

Virgin and Stagecoach to take over East Coast Mainline this weekend

THIS Sunday, March 1, East Coast Mainline trains will be taken over. A consortium involving Virgin Trains and Stagecoach have been chosen to run the franchise. The Department for Transport (DfT) has confirmed the takeover will happen this weekend. The...

 
Jak Trueman charity football match to become annual event after inaugural tie raises £13,200

Jak Trueman charity football match to become annual event after inaugural tie raises £13,200

A CHARITY football match held in honour of a schoolboy who died of cancer is set to become an annual event. More than 4000 spectators attended the first Jak Trueman Challenge Cup game at Livingston’s stadium earlier this month. Football stars...

 

CITV Munch Box presenter Joe Hurd from Cottingham - "I taught myself to cook'

A SELF-taught chef from Cottingham is helping the next generation learn to cook on a TV show for young foodies. Joe Hurd, 28, is a presenter on CITV's The Munch Box, which pits teams of girls and boys against each other in a series of culinary...

 

This is how you make a "space cheeseburger'

Time must go quite slowly in the International Space Station (ISS) and recreating well-loved home foods must demand a certain amount of improvisation. Nasa astronaut, Flight engineer Terry Virts used beef patties, Russian mustard, tomato paste, cheese...

Metro, 08:48 in Lifestyle
 

Bank of Ireland posts first annual profit since crisis struck

"We're in two growing economies in Ireland and the UK and we've had good momentum coming into this year," Bank of Ireland Chief Executive Richie Boucher told Reuters. "We have started the current year very strongly. Based on the first...

Reuters, 08:49 in Business
 
'You can't turn the whole of Durham into Beamish Museum,' says Simon Henig

'You can't turn the whole of Durham into Beamish Museum,' says Simon Henig

Durham County Council’s Simon Henig is normally a calm and collected character. But today the Labour leader’s conciliatory side has disappeared and in its place is an unmistakable edge. He’s angry. A Bristol-based planning inspector has rejected a...

 
Celtic stopper Virgil Van Dijk apologises for crushing Inter defeat: 'I feel like I've let all the fans down'

Celtic stopper Virgil Van Dijk apologises for crushing Inter defeat: 'I feel like I've let all the fans down'

VIRGIL van Dijk last night said sorry to his Celtic team-mates and the thousands of travelling Hoops fans who invaded the San Siro. But the Dutch defender had no doubt who should really have been doing the apologising. Van Dijk was stunned and then...

 
Barry Ferguson: How can Dave King sell Rangers to investors when image some fans portray is of a backward & intolerant club?

Barry Ferguson: How can Dave King sell Rangers to investors when image some fans portray is of a backward &...

RANGERS are about to embark on the most important seven days in the history of my former club. I don’t think that’s an exaggeration. Not after everything we’ve witnessed in the last three years. A club that has meant so much to so many thousands of...

 

Arda Turan: Liverpool is my DREAM team and I want to play for them!

The Atletico Madrid star has been linked with a summer move to Anfield. According to reports in Spain, Brendan Rodgers has made the £26.5million-rated playmaker his top target. And Rodgers' chances of signing Turan are boosted by the fact he supports...

 
Harrison Ford Confirmed For Blade Runner Return

Harrison Ford Confirmed For Blade Runner Return

Harrison Ford is to return as Rick Deckard in a sequel to Ridley Scott's dystopian 1982 Blade Runner. The star's role was confirmed by Alcon Entertainment who said Scott will serve as an executive producer on the project. The original movie was...

 


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