The Hart district of Hampshire has been named the best place to live in the UK for the third year in a row, with Uttlesford in Essex taking second place
Conor O’Shea believes Harlequins can clinch a remarkable comeback and qualify for the quarter-finals of the Heineken Cup after earning their second successive victory over big-spending Racing Metro.
The British and Irish Lions loosehead will miss Leinster's Heineken Cup run-in and could also miss the start of the Six Nations after being ruled out for eight weeks
Anyone who had not seen Northampton’s humbling 40-7 defeat by Leinster at Franklin’s Gardens coming may have forgotten the Saints’ series of home losses to Saracens, Ulster, Harlequins, Gloucester and Leicester last season. Or Leinster’s many wondrous performances in the Heineken Cup – three-time winners since 2009, even if last season they dropped a level to winning the Amlin Challenge Cup. The boys in blue did to Northampton on Saturday what they did to them in the famous second half of the 2011 Heineken final.
Gareth Steenson has warned that Premiership play-off contenders Exeter are ready to “push on and achieve more” after positioning themselves strongly for domestic and European success.
Anxiang Du accused of killing a Manchester Metropolitan University lecturer, his wife and their two daughters
England's coach needs a settled spine to his team for the coming challenge but questions remain over the No 9
The good and bad was served up in 19-19 draw at Welford Road
Sky Blues have begun their Leagie One campaign at Northampton's Sixfields Stadium after Ricoh dispute
The now world-famous 'Northampton Clown' told a local newspaper that his appearances around the town were 'a bit of harmless fun'
Law changes will need time to bed in before any further tinkering, says Exeter coach
Northampton 38 Exeter 11
When Michael Heseltine invited the All-Party Gardening Group to visit the arboretum and garden he had developed at his Northamptonshire home, he exclaimed to us, "No one in 150 years' time will care about what the deputy prime minister did or did not do in the 1990s. But they might ask themselves, 'Who created this garden?'"
A boom year for Twenty20 cricket reaches its climax with a 25,000 full house expected at Edgbaston today, following on the heels of a 76 per cent increase in overall attendances compared with 2012.
The identity of the buyer is unknown, although believed to be a real estate firm
English star is hoping to be part of first team to win transatlantic tournament on US soil