Good week ... Bad week (25/07/10)
Sunday 25 July 2010
Black & Desmond have more to smile about
Press barons have done well this week. One celebrated release from jail; another bought the right to inflict yet more reality TV shows on the British public. While disgraced former Daily Telegraph owner and peer Conrad Black enjoyed a taste of freedom after being released from prison on bail in the USA, tabloid and now TV baron Richard Desmond, near left, expanded his media empire by snapping up terrestrial TV channel Five for £103.5m. Kate Youde
France's football team suspended for World Cup bust-up
So va-va-voomless in the land of vuvuzelas, France's football squad was punished for strikes and sulks at the World Cup in South Africa with a mass guillotine. New manager Laurent Blanc, near right, says all 23 players, who were knocked out in the group stage, should be suspended. Oui, oui, Gallic shrug, the ban will apply to a friendly against Norway but is still a blow for a team often seen as a touch big-headed. Richard Osley
Weather bomb in pictures: Storms cuts power for tens of thousands – and snow is on the way
Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
Russell Brand was rendered speechless on Question Time by this man
Fury at Airbus after it hints the super-jumbo may be mothballed
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
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