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Censored: Natalie Portman’s Oscar frock horror, Arts

Censored: Natalie Portman’s Oscar frock horror

Perhaps the most entertaining moment at last night’s Oscars came when Best Actress Natalie Portman trooped backstage to discuss her success with the world’s assembled media.
A couple of minutes into the press conference, an enterprising reporter was handed the microphone. She proceeded to ask why Portman, who is paid a whopping salary to be the [...]

By | Arts, The Foreign Desk | Monday, 28 February 2011 at 7:16 pm

Are we about to see the death of the ‘top speed’ broadband ad?

Broadband suppliers have been urged to stop advertising “misleading” top connection speeds, which a consumer’s panel says the customer rarely gets. The group, which acts as an adviser to Ofcom, instead recommended that a “typical speed” be used in ads.

By | Notebook | Monday, 28 February 2011 at 6:50 pm

The Carling Cup, dinner with Alex McLeish and no end to Arsenal’s trophy drought, Sport

The Carling Cup, dinner with Alex McLeish and no end to Arsenal’s trophy drought

Birmingham win the Carling Cup… and their first major trophy for 48 years
Birmingham deserved to win the Carling Cup. Sure they had some luck with the winner but they were unlucky early doors; Lee Bowyer was not offside as given and should have been awarded a penalty with the Arsenal goalie Szczesny red-carded, but [...]

By | Sport | Monday, 28 February 2011 at 4:01 pm

Premier League review: Scott Parker’s heroics hand West Ham and football hope, Sport

Premier League review: Scott Parker’s heroics hand West Ham and football hope

After the world awoke to read a sordid Sunday story about Ashley Cole, West Ham’s Captain-Courageous-in-Chief earned his side and sport some favourable headlines. Scott Parker’s hunger and humility was expressed at Upton Park as he shook off a shoulder injury and family concerns to inspire his Hammers to a famous 3-1 win over Liverpool.
“My [...]

By | Sport | Monday, 28 February 2011 at 3:46 pm

Cricket World Cup: Who said 50-over cricket was dead?

‘Outstanding’ would simply would not cut it in the superlative queue after a game like that. If there was an advert ever needed for the 50-over game, that was it in its most glorious form.

By | Sport | Monday, 28 February 2011 at 1:31 pm

Big team focus blurs the real picture, Sport

Big team focus blurs the real picture

It’s been five years since Arsenal won a trophy. Although I expect you already knew that. It’s a statistic that’s been knocked around in the media with the same gusto as an Arsenal counter attack.
It was meant to come to an end on Sunday against Birmingham, and Arsenal could move forward without dragging this weighty [...]

By | Sport | Monday, 28 February 2011 at 1:15 pm

Today from <i>i</i>: Don’t touch the hair, Notebook

Today from i: Don’t touch the hair

Today’s graphic from i

By | Notebook | Monday, 28 February 2011 at 12:47 pm

Caught & Social: A bunch of gropes, Notebook

Caught & Social: A bunch of gropes

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Monday, 28 February 2011 at 12:37 pm

iBet: Stoke at home are a good bet, Sport

iBet: Stoke at home are a good bet

Stoke v West Brom, Premier League, tonight 8pm
Lay West Brom at 3.7 to one
Stoke are having a good season and that’s mainly down to their home form – they have won seven of their 13 games at the Britannia Stadium where they are very solid (that’s the same number as Spurs). They have won four [...]

By | Sport | Monday, 28 February 2011 at 12:29 pm

World of weather: stormy seas, Notebook

World of weather: stormy seas

It had been widely accepted for sometime that global warming is leading to an increase in severe weather. But when it comes to predicting the specific pattern of future weather events, the assumption has been that we will get a more extreme version of the weather we already know. Now a new study from the [...]

By | Notebook | Monday, 28 February 2011 at 12:10 pm

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