Harry Redknapp found not guilty of tax evasion and lined up to be the new manager of the England football team was the top news story for the British press in the week ending Sunday, February 12, according to journalisted.
Redknapp walking free from court and into speculation about managing the England football team, succeeding Fabio Capello, generated 462 articles; the death toll rises as Syrian government forces bombard the city of Homs, 233 articles; the Leveson Inquiry continues, hearing from witnesses including Mail editor Paul Dacre and recalled editors James Harding and Dominic Mohan, 190 articles; Luis Suarez avoids shaking Patrice Evra's hand, reigniting racism row, before apologising, 187 articles; and an immigration commission rules that radical cleric Abu Qatada can be released on bail, 143 articles.
Covered little, according to journalisted, were Emil Boc resigns as Prime Minister of Romania following protests against austerity measures, 17 articles; Mikhail Gorbachev criticises Vladimir Putin following protests and ahead of March presidential election, 6 articles; Elections in Turkmenistan, with opposition candidates all praising the incumbent, and 2 articles; and Brazilian journalist Mario Randolfo Marques Lopes and his girlfriend are kidnapped and killed, 1 article.
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