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Sunday 22 February 2009
Monday 16 February 2009
John Prescott appears to be enjoying a new lease of life on the Labour backbenches, where he has been leading a fearless charge against bankers' bonuses. Also embarking on a career change is the former deputy prime minister's son, David, who recently left his position as head of media at Geronimo Communications, the public relations company which, over the years, has enjoyed a particularly close relationship with New Labour.
Monday 09 February 2009
James Haskell is determined to take a leaf out of New Zealand's book and refuse to be intimidated when struggling England face defending RBS 6 Nations champions Wales next weekend
Thursday 22 January 2009
Former England captain Lawrence Dallaglio has praised Matt Stevens for confessing to his drug problems - and warned the disgraced prop he will now find out "who his friends really are".
Friday 05 December 2008
Eileen Dallaglio, the campaigning mother of the former England rugby union captain, Lawrence Dallaglio, has died of cancer, aged 70. In rugby circles she was famous for turning up to every England match in her bright red St George’s outfits, while politicians came to know and fear her as a campaigner for families bereaved by major disasters.
Wednesday 03 December 2008
Wasps have unveiled Steve Hayes as their new owner after the Wycombe Wanderers managing director bought up the shares belonging to board members Chris Wright and John O'Connell.
Sunday 30 November 2008
The clever clogs who got rid of old-style touring played into the All Blacks' hands; when those hands are like Dan Carter's, the error is magnified. It has been punished now by two Grand Slams against England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales in four years. To paraphrase the beaten England manager here, Martin Johnson, give them a chance and they take it.
Thursday 27 November 2008
Sunday 16 November 2008
Is all this gloomy talk making things much worse? This may seem a little odd to ask after a week in which more than 20,000 people lost their jobs. On Friday another 3,000 jobs went at Royal Bank of Scotland while Citibank said it was slashing 10,000 jobs , many of them at Canary Wharf. Two more banks, Clydesdale and Yorkshire, are planning to cut 350 jobs and many more thousands will go from financial services.
Sunday 16 November 2008
Monday 27 October 2008
As Martin Johnson prepares for the toughest possible introduction to the international coaching arena with matches against the Pacific Islands, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa this autumn, it mirrors the beginning of what turned out to be the most successful period in English rugby history 11 years ago.
Thursday 16 October 2008
If everything goes to plan over the next three months, then Danny Cipriani will spend most of November playing for England at Twickenham after which he should be returning there in mid-January for Wasps.
Thursday 04 September 2008
Wednesday 13 August 2008
England’s players hit the front pages for all the wrong reasons during their tour of New Zealand. But it’s not the first time rugby has seen its good standing marred, as our list of unfortunate incidents shows
Sunday 01 June 2008
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'sees no problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 2 'Alien thigh bone' on Mars: Excitement from alien hunters at 'evidence' of extraterrestrial life
- 4 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 5 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27