News archive from 31 January 2016

Baggies planning deadline day midfielder raid

Baggies planning deadline day midfielder raid

Tony Pulis is targeting a move for QPR winger Matt Phillips before Monday's transfer deadline, according to reports. The Daily Star suggests Albion are lining up an £8 million move for the former Blackpool man. Elsewhere, Sebastien Pocognoli is being...


Mike Brown: Problems with England team-mates have been resolved

Mike Brown admits the cathartic process of unburdening himself over England's post-World Cup leaks has helped restore his faith in his team-mates. Brown reacted to the flood of negative stories that emerged in the wake of last autumn's World Cup...


Trump leads and Sanders falls in key Des Moines Register Iowa caucus poll

Donald Trump leads Texas senator Ted Cruz by five points in the Republican presidential nominating race in Iowa, just two days before the state’s caucuses, according to a gold standard Des Moines Register–Bloomberg News poll published on Saturday...

Notts Forest 0 Watford 1: Super-sub Ighalo saves Flores' blushes

Notts Forest 0 Watford 1: Super-sub Ighalo saves Flores' blushes

Hornets boss Quique Sanchez Flores wanted to give the Nigerian striker a rest but was forced to send him on to avoid a replay. And the 14-goal scoring machine made no mistake with the one chance he made for himself, pouncing on Kelvin Wilson’s mistake...

Daily Star, 00:08 in Sport

Mary Somerville could be first woman other than Queen to feature on RBS banknote

The face of a woman other than the Queen could feature on Royal Bank of Scotland banknotes for the first time, as voting opens for the new face of RBS tenners north of the border. Royal Bank of Scotland has announced a shortlist of three Scots,...

Guardian, 00:09 in Business
Lincoln City 1 Guiseley 0 - Chris Bush missed his own goal because he was moaning at the referee

Lincoln City 1 Guiseley 0 - Chris Bush missed his own goal because he was moaning at the referee

Lincoln City defender Chris Bush admitted he did not realise he had scored against Guiseley, because he was too busy moaning at the referee. The defender jumped up to meet Greg Tempest's corner on 26 minutes and clattered with a Guiseley defender as...


Cheap cab ride? You must have missed Uber’s true cost

To understand why we see so few genuine alternatives to US technology giants, it’s instructive to compare the fate of a company like Uber – valued at more than $62.5bn (£44bn) – and that of Kutsuplus, an innovative Finnish startup forced to shut down...

Guardian, 00:11 in Politics

The Observer view on Google and corporate tax

Last week, the government chose to play both David and Goliath. George Osborne declared the deal UK tax authorities struck with Google to cover a decade of tax liabilities “a major success”, despite the fact that some estimates suggest this may...

Guardian, 00:11 in Politics

Saracens’ Maro Itoje inspires his side to comeback win over Bath

Maro Itoje inspired a late Saracens comeback as the Premiership champions preserved their unbeaten record at Allianz Park this season with a 19-13 win over Bath. Saracens were held to nil at half-time for the first time in three years thanks to a...

Guardian, 00:11 in Sport

Six Nations: ITV and BBC share the watching brief

Why are ITV showing matches this year? The BBC, who previously had exclusive live coverage, has now joined forces with ITV to ward off Sky in a six-year deal worth around £50m a year. What are the BBC offering? Eight of the 15 games to ITV’s seven (it...

Guardian, 00:11 in Sport

Teenager and woman killed in Leicestershire car crash

A teenage boy and a woman have died in a car crash in Leicestershire. The pair were pronounced dead at the scene of the collision between a black Mercedes and black Audi at around 9pm on Friday. The A50 at Bradgate Hill in Markfield was closed for...


Here is the weather forecast for the next five years: even hotter

Global temperatures will continue to soar over the next 12 months as rising levels of greenhouse gas emissions and El Niño combine to bring more record-breaking warmth to the planet. According to the Met Office’s forecast for the next five years, 2016...


Farewell to south Asia: boisterous, sometimes brutal, always extraordinary

Late at night, after sending a story to London, I often walk around the small neighbourhood of Delhi that has been home for nearly six years. Here, in the centre of this metropolis of 20 million people, the central point of this busy, restive region...


Food checks 25% down despite horsemeat crisis

Public health is being put at risk because councils are failing to carry out the required number of inspections at restaurants, takeaways and food processing plants, a report by the Food Standards Agency claims. This is despite heightened concerns...


How can the world fight Zika – silent menace that threatens the unborn?

Many of the world’s leading health experts will gather for an emergency meeting in Geneva on Monday to debate a single critical issue: does the outbreak of Zika virus disease in South and Central America represent an international health crisis? Most...


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