England suffered yet another defeat in the opening Twenty20 match against Australia and need to win the remaining two if they are to take the series
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Steve Richards: The retreat from road pricing is a classic case of a necessary policy killed by cowardice
Thursday 06 March 2008
The decision by the Secretary of State for Transport, Ruth Kelly, to scrap embryonic plans for road pricing is one of those minor manoeuvres that cast much light on the state of British politics. In a single defensively pragmatic move, Ms Kelly highlights the confused contortions that are taking place across the political spectrum over green issues, the paralysing limits of the so-called new politics, in which leaders seek fresh ways to engage with voters, and the damaging consequences of the extreme caution that has infected the Government since its election more than ten years ago.
Saturday 01 March 2008
Tuesday 22 January 2008
The gulf between the Cheltenham Festival and a four-runner race at Folkestone is perhaps greater still than that which yesterday divided Noland from his owner, John Hales. The horse, racing for the first time since his success at the 2006 Festival, was obliged to show his class in filthy conditions: the ground was heavy, the wind wild, and the skies grimy with rain. Hales, meanwhile, was watching in a betting shop in Barbados.
Sunday 13 January 2008
Newcastle United were insistent yesterday that their discussions with Harry Redknapp did not reach the stage where he was offered the job, the specific reason being that Redknapp's first demand was a private jet in which to commute to the North-east from his base in Dorset.
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Thursday 09 September 2004
Hurricane Ivan has brought widespread devastation to the Caribbean "spice isle" island of Grenada, damaging 90 per cent of homes and destroying a 17th century stone prison that left criminals on the loose as looting erupted.
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French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
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