Sport Former Cardiff manager Malky Mackay has been criticised by the club for his signing of striker Andeas Cornelius

Mackay was linked with a number of clubs but was unable to accept any offers due to a legal dispute with his former club, which he has now dropped

King signals Bank is preparing for more QE

Sir Mervyn King has given the clearest signal yet that the Bank of England is poised to launch another round of quantitative easing to boost the ailing UK economy.

Mervyn King signals Bank of England is preparing for new round of QE

Sir Mervyn King has given the clearest signal yet that the Bank of England is poised to launch another round of quantitative easing to boost the ailing UK economy.

Jonny Wilkinson inspired Toulon to their second Heineken Cup win

Jonny Wilkinson's masterclass for Toulon gives Cardiff the blues

Cardiff Blues 14 Toulon 22

Hazell alone in the dock despite French 'gouging'

Andy Hazell, the Gloucester flanker sent off for throwing a volley of punches at the Mont-de-Marsan prop Sébastien Ormaechea during a roughhouse Amlin Challenge Cup match in France five days ago, may be planning to make severe provocation the basis of his mitigation, but he will not be helped by the tournament's disciplinary machinery. Despite the Gloucester's allegations of dirty deeds by Mont-de-Marsan, no member of the home team will face a charge arising from the game.

Dutch legend Edgar Davids has played for Barcelona, AC Milan and Ajax - and soon he'll be able to add Barnet to that illustrious list. The 39-year-old has joined the League Two outfit primarily as a coach, yet despite not having played professionally for two years he

Edgar Davids joins Barnet: The most shocking transfer deals in history

Edgar Davids, the former Ajax, Juventus and Barcelona midfielder last night announced that he was joining the team currently propping up the Football League - Barnet.

92% of trains run on time, says Network Rail

A total of 92.0% of trains ran on time in the late summer period, Network Rail said today.

Drunks to be filmed by clinic in hope to crack down on binge drinking

Drunken party-goers who stumble into health clinics after a night out could be shown footage of themselves in a bid to crack down on binge drinking.

Stuart Pearce: The GB coach leads his team out against South Korea tonight

Pearce backs GB men to slip through under the radar

The more medals Great Britain have hauled in during the last few days, the more Stuart Pearce has enjoyed it; and not just because the coach of the men's football team is a noted patriot. He believes that all the attention elsewhere, together with a certain scepticism about the Olympic football tournament in British circles, has helped his squad remain "under the radar".

Team GB goalkeeper Karen Bardsley

Team GB's football teams aiming for medal success

Both of Team GB's football teams have made it through to the quarter-finals stage and keeper Karen Bardsley has her sights set on medal success.

Great Britain's striker Daniel Sturridge celebrates after scoring during the London 2012 Olympic Games men's football match between Britain and Uruguay at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff

Sturridge puts GB into last eight

Football may not be a universally welcome presence at these Olympic Games but Great Britain's men joined their female counterparts in the quarter-finals last night with a spirited display that will ensure the game gets closer to centre stage.

Great Britain's striker Daniel Sturridge celebrates after scoring during the London 2012 Olympic Games men's football match between Britain and Uruguay at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff

Stuart Pearce sets sights on gold as Team GB progress to quarter-finals

Stuart Pearce saw his Great Britain side take a step closer to an Olympic medal by beating Uruguay last night but insists gold is the only colour he is planning for.

Daniel Sturridge celebrates opening the scoring last night
Steph Houghton celebrates the winning goal

Team GB off to winning start with victory over New Zealand in Cardiff

David Beckham might not be playing football for Great Britain at the Olympics but he must have recognised the quality of the free-kick that won them their opening game today. Team GB start the Olympic games with a 1-0 victory over New Zealand at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff, thanks to one moment of brilliance from Steph Houghton.

Welsh kick-off for Olympic football

The Olympics kick off in Wales today - two days before the official opening ceremony in London.

Team GB coach Hope Powell wants a podium finish as her side make their debut in the Olympics

Team GB women out to kick off London 2012 Olympics in style

To Hope Powell's Great Britain team falls the honour of getting the ball rolling in the 2012 Olympics; literally, since this is the women's football tournament.

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The coming-of-age tale about a boy and his mission to save a mythical kingdom has sold a million copies since it was written by an eccentric Dutchwoman in 1962. Yet until last year, no one had read it in English
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