Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Surprise choice of England manager tops news

The surprise appointment of Roy Hodgson as the new manager of the England football team, ahead of Harry Redknapp, was the top UK story in the week ending Sunday, May 6, according to journalisted.

Hodgson's appointment as the new England manager generated 459 articles.

Other top stories were:

Local elections take place across Britain as Labour make gains on the Conservatives, 310 articles, but
Boris Johnson wins the London Mayoral race, 107 articles.

Fran├žois Hollande wins the French presidential election, 222 articles.

A Commons Culture, Media and Sport select committee concluded that Rupert Murdoch was 'not a fit person' to run a major international company, although the committee members were split along party lines, 217 articles.

Covered littele, according to journalisted, were:

Russian defence staff Gen Nikolai Makarov warned that Russia is ready to use "destructive force pre-emptively" if the US go ahead with building a defensive missile shield in Central Europe, 7 articles.

Troops loyal to Bosco Ntaganda, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court, take two towns in Congo, 4 articles.

Two explosions in Dagestan kill 13 and injure 120, 4 articles.

The Protection of Freedoms Act, which includes reducing the maximum pre-charge detention period under the Terrorism Act from 28 to 14 days, was given royal assent, 2 articles.

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