The week’s headlines were dominated by news of the continuing financial crisis in Europe.
At the start of the week, George Papandreou of Greece was coming under pressure to resign.
Overthe weekend, the sporting headlines paid tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson to recognise his 25 years as manager of Manchester United.
Before the match at Old Trafford he received a surprise as the North Stand was publically re-designated the Sir Alex Ferguson stand.
Andy Rooney dies
US media reported the death of Andy Rooney, a celebrated and at times controversial broadcaster. He had suffered from an internet campaign which included articles written in his name to damage his reputation.
Anglo-French electrical goods retailer Kesa announced plans to sell off its Comet stores for just £2. The buyer is a venture capital consortium “Hailey”, rare sense of ironic humour in such matters…
Berlusconi to step down
After 50 failed attempts to bring about his political downfall, Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi goes the same way as George Papandreou of Greece.
Teresa May under pressure
In the UK, Home Secretary Teresa May struggled to survive politically after the bungling of a pilot trial of looser border controls at airports.
Poppies at Wembley Stadium
The week ended with a football match at Wembley stadium which had become a news story over the wearing of poppies by the English players.