Monday 11 May 2009
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Sunday 01 March 2009
They love him in Los Angeles and Milan but Auckland, New Zealand, is less keen on the venerable David Beckham after an LA Galaxy match billed around him lost the Auckland Regional Council NZ$1.7 million (£630,000). The game was played there last December, shortly before Becks began his loan period with Milan, and the hoo-ha about who is to blame for the huge loss is now at full throttle. The local city council say they highlighted the financial risk and decided against underwriting the match, but the regional council recommended going ahead and have now admitted it was "a disaster", with revenue reaching less than half the break-even price after players such as Edgar Davids were hired for exorbitant fees to play for the "Oceania All Stars".
Friday 31 October 2008
Monday 22 September 2008
Monday 28 July 2008
Not long after Jonathan Aitken emerged from prison, looking considerably humbled and a few pounds lighter, he decided to return to his studies.
Wednesday 09 July 2008
Saturday 14 June 2008
The BBC divides its football anchormen and pundits into an elite squad and the dirt-trackers. With a few add-ons, it's essentially Lineker, Hansen and Shearer – the Permatan Three – versus Chiles, Dixon and Peacock, the Men in the Street. The former get the plum jobs, the latter the leftovers. They've got it the wrong way round.
Sunday 18 May 2008
As he is a popular and highly paid BBC Television presenter, not least of 'Match of the Day 2', you could argue that Adrian Chiles seems to know exactly what he's doing. Add in the fact that his team, West Bromwich Albion, have just returned to the Premiership and you might wonder whether this chronicle of the 2005-06 season, which saw them go down, is somewhat past its sell-by date. Yet his hopeless passion for an unfashionable side is timeless, and he tells his tale of woe with self-mocking humour.
Monday 07 April 2008
Monday 14 January 2008
Sunday 16 December 2007
BBC officials repeatedly altered the Wikipedia internet encyclopaedia to water down attacks on the corporation, The Independent on Sunday can disclose.
Saturday 27 January 2007
The Prince of Wales was still deciding yesterday how to offset the carbon dioxide generated by a two-day visit to the United States - to pick up an award as a leading environmentalist.
Thursday 30 November 2006
Friday 19 May 2006
Friday 19 May 2006
The smooth landing of the A380 super-jumbo Airbus at Heathrow airport yesterday brought a double dose of cheer in two areas - manufacturing and Europe - where much of the news this season has been gloomy. The world's largest passenger plane, with 555 seats, made a detour to fly over the two British plants that designed and made its wings. The British contribution to this aircraft is proof that manufacturing in this country lives on, even if car-making is contracting.
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