Mike Ashley

Are Newcastle United about to profit from Mike Ashley?

The owner’s decision to put the club on a sound business footing has led to £120m being spent on players. And though the team is in relegation trouble again, there is a feeling the investment could soon pay dividends, writes Martin Hardy

Trade unions are finding new ways to compel employers to act

Changes in the workplace, the law and public attitudes have robbed trade unions of membership and influence. But in today’s labour market, the low-paid need them more than ever. Simon Usborne asks how the comrades are rising to the challenge

Transfer news: Newcastle's Alan Pardew braced for battle with PSG over

Having seen Andy Carroll join Liverpool for £35m at the 11th hour back in 2011, Alan Pardew knows just how unpredictable the last day of the January transfer window can be. So it was no surprise that the Newcastle United manager was not exactly sanguine about his prospects of holding on to the club’s star midfielder Yohan Cabaye this week in the face of sustained interest from Paris Saint-Germain.

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