News archive from 29 January 2011, page 2

KIM CLIJSTERS HOPES FOR GREAT WALL OF SILENCE

KIM CLIJSTERS HOPES FOR GREAT WALL OF SILENCE

KIM CLIJSTERS will upset around 1.4billion people, give or take a few million in other countries, if she continues the most impressive comeback in tennis by taking the Australian Open title. The Belgian, who has won the US Open twice since...

 
PAUL INCE - THE EGO HAS A NOTTS LANDING

PAUL INCE - THE EGO HAS A NOTTS LANDING

PAUL INCE was one of the many testosterone-fuelled egos prowling Old Trafford in the mid-Nineties. He has first-hand experience of what it takes to keep such an explosive mix under control, which is why he feels he can upset those Manchester United...

 
Solar subsidy 'to be protected'

Solar subsidy 'to be protected'

The government has pledged it will act if commercial operators rush to exploit a subsidy aimed at encouraging homeowners to generate their own solar electricity. The feed-in tariff scheme was launched last April. It promised a typical household...

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 
Ghana airline jilts wedding guests

Ghana airline jilts wedding guests

Britons who booked flights with Ghana's national airline are still waiting for refunds more than eight months after it ceased operations, Guardian Money can reveal. Those affected include Beryl Lynch, who ended up missing her daughter's wedding in...

Guardian, 00:04 in Business
 
Rising trade in 'take-away' homes

Rising trade in 'take-away' homes

People looking for a new house are being told they could save thousands of pounds by buying one that is made in a factory. A new report says prefabricated homes are very different to those of 60 years ago. They last longer, buyers can get a mortgage...

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 
Davos 2011: We're all hyper-connected, now what?

Davos 2011: We're all hyper-connected, now what?

We're not just connected now, we're hyper-connected: superfast, always-on, and on the move. And if the technology and business leaders at the World Economic Forum have got it right, the impact of this development will be far deeper than most of us...

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 
WH Smith's sweet deals fatten profits

WH Smith's sweet deals fatten profits

Would you like a supersize bar of chocolate with that, sir? Just £1. No, I just want to buy my paper. We also have a bottled water offer. No, look, if you could just take my £1. I'll need to see your boarding pass. No you don't, I'm only buying a...

Guardian, 00:04 in Business
 

Orange chased me for money I don't owe

For six months I have been harassed by debt collection agencies hired by Orange. I was a customer with them for more than 10 years, but last March I decided to leave, transferring my number to Vodafone. I received a final statement and a direct debit...

Guardian, 00:04 in Business
 
We Thomas Cooked our holiday and were left with burnt fingers

We Thomas Cooked our holiday and were left with burnt fingers

When Jonathan Matthews and Jessica Fagan booked a three-day break to Tenerife with Thomas Cook they never expected to spend two days of it stuck at Manchester airport due to technical problems with the plane. But now they are even more furious at the...

Guardian, 00:04 in Business
 
Out of work? Join the job club

Out of work? Join the job club

It's been four years since my last visit to this north London jobcentre. Now, having been made redundant from a job in corporate communications, I'm back – and square one looks much the same as before, only busier. "The work you want, the help...

Guardian, 00:06 in Business
 
GUS POYET: I FEAR BEING STUCK IN THE MUD

GUS POYET: I FEAR BEING STUCK IN THE MUD

GUS Poyet fears his bid for more FA Cup glory will come unstuck – thanks to Watford’s mud-heap pitch. The Brighton boss takes the League One leaders to Vicarage Road today, bidding to lead the Seagulls into the last 16 for the first time since...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
LIKE IT OR LUMP IT – BIRMINGHAM WON

LIKE IT OR LUMP IT – BIRMINGHAM WON

BIRMINGHAM have taken a little bit of stick this week for the way they played against West Ham in the Carling Cup semi-final. Okay, they pumped the ball forward to Nikola Zigic – but at the end of the day it worked. If they go to Wembley and beat...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
CRICKET: CHRIS TREMLETT FIGHTS ON

CRICKET: CHRIS TREMLETT FIGHTS ON

CHRIS Tremlett believes England can still win the one-day series against Australia ahead of their next must-win game in Brisbane. After falling 3-0 behind in the seven-match series, England proved they have the stomach for a win-or-bust occasion...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
Christianity's terrain of the tragic | Shirley Lancaster

Christianity's terrain of the tragic | Shirley Lancaster

After listening to this month's Uncertain Minds discussion in St Paul's Cathedral between Mark Vernon and Terry Eagleton, I have begun to understand what a Christian Marxism might be like. Terry Eagleton sees that radical politics fails to deal with...

 
KRIS BOYD STILL A WANTED MAN

KRIS BOYD STILL A WANTED MAN

KRIS BOYD is the subject of rival interest from Russia and Turkey as he sweats over a potential loan move back to Rangers. Middlesbrough have made it clear they are now prepared to continue paying part of the Scotland striker’s £25,000-a-week wages...

 


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