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Sunday 10 May 2009
Not for years has the FA Women's Premier League been able to boast of an exciting finish, but the climax to the season today could hardly be better. For once Arsenal, handicapped by defections to the United States and at least one pregnancy, have not run away with the title. They recently had an extraordinary unbeaten run of 108 League games ended by Everton, and must win the return match on Merseyside this afternoon to secure a sixth successive title and a 32nd trophy in 22 years as manager for Vic Akers, who is now retiring. Everton remain unbeaten, though they left it late in the penultimate game on Wednesday before Natasha Dowie scored a hat-trick in the last five minutes to see off the splendidly named Doncaster Belles. It will be a tense afternoon for Akers; he cannot attend the game as he will be on duty for Arsène Wenger's side at the Emirates Stadium, in his day job as kit manager. The Football Association are launching a semi-professional women's summer league from 2011. Meanwhile, watch out next season for Chelsea, who have finished as high as third for the first time by investing heavily. Sound familiar?
Tuesday 31 March 2009
Some northern Florida TV viewers won't be seeing a new variety show hosted by Ozzy Osbourne and his family.
Sunday 15 February 2009
Thursday 15 January 2009
Sharon Osbourne accepted a public apology and substantial undisclosed libel damages today over a newspaper claim that she was driving husband Ozzy "to destruction".
Friday 31 October 2008
Thursday 30 October 2008
Sunday 12 October 2008
In 1986, three young comedians called Harry Enfield, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie hit Channel 4 in a new series: Saturday Live. Twenty-two years later, Fry is a national treasure, Laurie is an American national treasure and Enfield has just caused an international diplomatic incident.
Friday 26 September 2008
Former Spice Girl Mel B is to auction the contents of her home, including treasured outfits and items from the girl-band era, after her move to the United States.
Saturday 07 June 2008
Sharon Osbourne is stepping down as a judge on The X Factor after four series on the ITV talent show.
Thursday 10 April 2008
The soundtrack to indie hit Juno pushed 26-year-old Adam Green and his Moldy Peaches lyricist Kimya Dawson into the mainstream. When the then-mid-teenager and twentysomething Dawson first joined forces, they were part of the anti-folk scene that gives folk songs a punky edge. But the indie fans here hoping for cutesy Moldy Peaches songs might be disappointed; the duo have made a pact not to play their band work at solo shows. Besides, Green is keen to show off the crooning baritone he has been developing ever since.
Sunday 24 February 2008
Along with drugs, dogs and dramatic screaming fits, they love Absolutely Fabulous in the Osbourne household. "My nickname is Saffy," admitted Aimee Osbourne in a rare interview. "Sometimes... I can't believe what mum says or does when she's being really dramatic. And then I think, 'No, she's definitely out of her mind'."
Thursday 24 January 2008
Friday 14 October 2005
THE SKETCH: A soldierly sort gives PM grief over Ozzy comes to grief over Ozzy's accident Blair spends a lot of time grieving these days
Thursday 03 February 2005
Wednesday 01 December 2004
Hampton Court is about to go on the open market with the estate agents Knight Frank.
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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