Charles Reynolds

Charles Reynolds is a freelance writer and journalist specialising in sport and the arts. He writes the Premier League previews for The Independent online and writes regularly for The Sport Review.

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Alastair Cook pictures on the fourth day of the Test
Cook and Adam Lyth led England's response on the second day at Headingley

Alastair Cook record: Captain becomes England's leading run scorer in Test cricket

The 30-year-old opener has surpassed his mentor Graham Gooch

England captain Alastair Cook tosses the coin alongside Brendon McCullum

England vs New Zealand: The Kiwis against justify their position as the current darlings of world cricket

Sadly this series will be cut off just as it roars excitingly onwards, writes Charles Reynolds

James Anderson celebrates dismissing Martin Guptill for his 400th England Test wicket

James Anderson record: Bowler dismisses Martin Guptill to take 400th wicket for England during second Test against New Zealand

Anderson struck in his second over and dismissed Kane Williamson for a duck in the same over once the teams returned from a rain delay

Was this the game when the public started to fall back in love with English cricket?

England vs New Zealand first Test: Gripping victory could win back a disengaged public

The fates aligned for England to produce a fittingly thrilling conclusion

Adam Lyth could only manage 12 runs during his second innings

England vs New Zealand first Test: Adam Lyth needs to be given time to settle after stepping onto the openers' merry-go-round

None of Alastair Cook's prospective partners have received a fair run

Joe Root is not given enough time to build an innings when he comes in at number five

England vs New Zealand first Test: Joe Root must be moved up the order if he is to reach his full potential - just like Kane Williamson

Williamson's introduction at number three gives him the opportunity to build an innings. Bringing Root in at five doesn't give him the same chance

Stuart Broad was out for three in England's first innings in the first Test with New Zealand

England vs New Zealand: Stuart Broad, once touted an England all-rounder, should get used to batting at number 11

Broad's latest failure at the crease brought just three runs and sees his stretch without a 50 reach 30 innings

Your new favourite sport? Night of the Jumps is on its way to England for the first time

World's oldest freestyle motocross event set to wow London's O2

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Sepp Blatter resignation: The beginning of Fifa's long road to reform?

Does Blatter's departure mean Fifa will automatically clean up its act?

Don't bet on it, says Tom Peck
Charles Kennedy: The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

Charles Kennedy was consistently a man of the centre-left, dedicated to social justice, but was also a champion of liberty and an opponent of the nanny-state, says Baroness Williams
Syria civil war: The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of this endless conflict

The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of Syria's endless civil war

Sahar Qanbar lost her mother and brother as civilians and government soldiers fought side by side after being surrounded by brutal Islamist fighters. Robert Fisk visited her
The future of songwriting: How streaming is changing everything we know about making music

The future of songwriting

How streaming is changing everything we know about making music
William Shemin and Henry Johnson: Jewish and black soldiers receive World War I Medal of Honor amid claims of discrimination

Recognition at long last

Jewish and black soldiers who fought in WWI finally receive medals after claims of discrimination
Beating obesity: The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters

Beating obesity

The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters
9 best women's festival waterproofs

Ready for rain: 9 best women's festival waterproofs

These are the macs to keep your denim dry and your hair frizz-free(ish)
Cycling World Hour Record: Nervous Sir Bradley Wiggins ready for pain as he prepares to go distance

Wiggins worried

Nervous Sir Bradley ready for pain as he prepares to attempt cycling's World Hour Record
Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Reds baulk at Christian Benteke £32.5m release clause
On your feet! Spending at least two hours a day standing reduces the risk of heart attacks, cancer and diabetes, according to new research

On your feet!

Spending half the day standing 'reduces risk of heart attacks and cancer'
With scores of surgeries closing, what hope is there for the David Cameron's promise of 5,000 more GPs and a 24/7 NHS?

The big NHS question

Why are there so few new GPs when so many want to study medicine?
Big knickers are back: Thongs ain't what they used to be

Thongs ain't what they used to be

Big knickers are back
Thurston Moore interview

Thurston Moore interview

On living in London, Sonic Youth and musical memoirs
In full bloom

In full bloom

Floral print womenswear
From leading man to Elephant Man, Bradley Cooper is terrific

From leading man to Elephant Man

Bradley Cooper is terrific