Donald intends to make amends and become No 1 in winning style

Luke Donald could miss the cut at the West Course and still replace Lee Westwood as the new world No 1. That is just one of the permutations in the rankings race which gives this BMW PGA Championship added lustre.

Poulter finds his putting to take Match Play and deny Donald No 1

Ian Poulter never has paid any heed to what is and is not deemed feasible and here, once again, he ripped up the script on his way to winning the Volvo World Match Play Championship. First he beats the English world No 1, Lee Westwood. Then he goes and beats another countryman on the brink of becoming the world No 1, Luke Donald.

Poulter rides luck to top Westwood

Englishman into semi-finals as Donald and Kaymer eye No 1 spot

France set to be named 2018 Ryder Cup hosts

France are favourites to be named today as hosts of the 2018 Ryder Cup as the selection committee is set to resist the emotional pull of the passing of Severiano Ballesteros.

Elop helps 4,000 staff off his 'burning platform' as Nokia slashes jobs

Nokia boss Stephen Elop yesterday fleshed out his plan to salvage the struggling mobile phone group from the "burning platform", revealing that the company was preparing to axe thousands of employees.

Nokia to axe 700 UK jobs

Mobile phone giant Nokia is axing around 700 UK jobs as part of plans to reduce its global workforce by 4,000 within two years.

Green failure for the UK is on the way, warns CBI

Britain is failing to attract the level of investment needed to build a low-carbon infrastructure and meet emissions reduction targets, according to a leading business body.

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Energy boost

Cella Energy has been named the 2011 winner of the Shell Springboard Awards, which support small businesses with ideas for combating climate change.

Luke Donald takes European Tour award

Luke Donald has been named the European Tour's Golfer of the Month for February after his astonishing victory in the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona.

Donald relishes taking short cut up rankings

Never mind Phil Mickelson, never mind Tiger Woods even. Britain's Luke Donald has the best short-game in the world. That is the verdict from Martin Kaymer, the man who just happens to be rated as the game's best overall player.

The Hacker: You bet Tiger and I can both make a mess of the 19th hole

Encouraged by someone whose name I won't reveal, I placed a few quid on Tiger Woods to win the Accenture World Match Play at Tucson, Arizona, which reaches its climax today.

Kaymer leads summit race but Donald keeps the British flag flying

Martin Kaymer could replace Lee Westwood as world No 1 today, but if that is an ominous thought for the British golf fan then the progress of Luke Donald here at the Accenture World Championship is more than a welcome distraction.

Woods furious after first-round Match Play loss

So much for his new swing having "clicked". The only thing clicking as far as Tiger Woods was concerned here yesterday was the gate behind him as he departed the Accenture Match Play. A first-round loss to Thomas Bjorn has compounded an utterly miserable start to his season.

EU needs €2.2 trillion to meet carbon targets

Europe must bridge a €2.2trillion (£1.9trn) "carbon capital chasm" if it is to meet 2020 carbon emissions reduction targets.

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