Fly-half has admitted it was “a very tough decision” to leave Leicester for a French club
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Wednesday 14 October 2009
Like coal, Newcastle Brown Ale will now be carried to Newcastle. Heineken, which now owns the beer, once as synonymous with the North East as the Gallowgate End, the Tyne Bridge and The Likely Lads, is to shift its production to North Yorkshire.
Tuesday 06 October 2009
Northampton may receive some unexpected assistance from an Irish disciplinary panel today in their mission to beat the European heavyweights Munster in Saturday's Heineken Cup opener. John Hayes, Munster's influential prop, is in the dock for stamping on Leinster's Cian Healy on the weekend, an offence that earned the player nicknamed "The Bull" a red card.
Wednesday 30 September 2009
Toby Booth admits London Irish will be "tested from the outset" when they look to transfer their impressive domestic form into European club rugby's biggest arena.
Monday 21 September 2009
The supermarket chain Morrison is to overhaul its non-food offer next spring, in a bid to attract more foodies.
Monday 14 September 2009
Thursday 03 September 2009
Thursday 18 June 2009
Coming soon to the West End: Enron the play. The collapse of the energy business – and the subsequent criminal cases – should make compelling drama and there's certainly a stellar cast. Samuel West will take the part of Jeffrey Skilling, Enron's CEO, with Tom Goodman-Hill as CFO Andrew Fastow and Tim Pigott-Smith as chairman Ken Lay.
Tuesday 21 April 2009
Paul O'Connell has been confirmed as 2009 Lions captain while Wales skipper Ryan Jones has missed out altogether.
Thursday 19 February 2009
Saturday 20 December 2008
Sunday 14 December 2008
One of the country's leading crossbenchers, Lord Bilimoria, will call for big changes to the Banking Bill when it goes to the Lords for its second reading on Tuesday.
Thursday 13 November 2008
Andy Roddick looked on in amazement. The American had just pulled out of the Tennis Masters Cup after suffering an ankle injury in practice and was doing his duty by attending a press conference to explain his withdrawal. No doubt expecting to face a couple of questions from a handful of agency journalists, he walked into the interview room to find nearly 300 reporters and photographers waiting for him. "I wish I had this many people wanting to talk to me when I win a match," he said in astonishment.
Saturday 24 May 2008
There was a time when the French took a serious approach to Europe's second-tier competition; indeed, they had the first four finals entirely to themselves. It was Harlequins who broke the sequence, by winning in 2001. Since then, England have provided two-thirds of the finalists, and it will be an all-Premiership affair again tomorrow. Quins may not be there this time, but they are every bit as interested in the outcome as Bath or Worcester.
Sunday 18 May 2008
Sunday 06 April 2008
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
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