Matt Butler

Matt Butler is a sports writer for The Independent and i paper

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Kevin Pietersen's autobiography has been the focus of this week's sporting news agenda

View from the sofa: The loneliness of the long-distance runner could teach Kevin Pietersen a lot

Get Inspired; The Graham Norton Show; Sportsweek  BBC

Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho clash on the touchline
Former rugby international Thom Evans
George Groves (left) was knocked out by Carl Froch in May

View from the Sofa: Keep the yellow ties if you will, but please...no more sex toys

Transfer Deadline Day,  Sky Sports News HQ

Celebrity Big Brother 2014: If Kellie Maloney wants privacy, where better than the house?

View from the sofa: Celebrity Big Brother, Channel 5

Joe Keyes (right) celebrates after his match-winning try for London Broncos

Keyes unlocks Leeds to give Broncos a win at long last

Raise the Bronco-coloured bunting. After 24 games, in which they have conceded close to 1,100 points, London Broncos have finally won a Super League match. A full 11 months after their last win, the bottom club in Super League, whose relegation was confirmed in mid-July, have got off the mark. Joe Keyes was central to the triumph, a 40-36 victory that denied Leeds second place in the table, as he ran in a hat-trick of tries – two in the last 10 minutes.

Gary Lineker, Ruud Gullit and Alan Shearer on Match of the Day

Matt Butler: You don't have to be crazy, but madness just runs into the sands

View from the sofa: Racing the Sahara BBC News
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Sun, sex and an anthropological study: One British academic's summer of hell in Magaluf

Sun, sex and an anthropological study

One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
From Shakespeare to Rising Damp... to Vicious

Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine
Letterman's final Late Show: Laughter, but no tears, as David takes his bow after 33 years

Laughter, but no tears, as Letterman takes his bow after 33 years

Veteran talkshow host steps down to plaudits from four presidents
Ivor Novello Awards 2015: Hozier wins with anti-Catholic song 'Take Me To Church' as John Whittingdale leads praise for Black Sabbath

Hozier's 'blasphemous' song takes Novello award

Singer joins Ed Sheeran and Clean Bandit in celebration of the best in British and Irish music
Tequila gold rush: The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product

Join the tequila gold rush

The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product
12 best statement wallpapers

12 best statement wallpapers

Make an impact and transform a room with a conversation-starting pattern
Paul Scholes column: Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?

Paul Scholes column

Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?