Roy Hodgson is confident that the midfielder Zoltan Gera will become West Brom's third new signing of the summer – and the manager is also stepping up his search for a goalkeeper.
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Monday 06 June 2011
Finding a point of reference for Braids is difficult – there are tones of the XX and a feel of the Twilight soundtrack in their foresty howling, but the way it's put together is entirely original.
Saturday 28 May 2011
Friday 27 May 2011
Eddie Stobart, the man who made the haulage company a household name and had thousands of children looking out for his trucks, died bankrupt with debts of £220,000.
Tuesday 17 May 2011
Friday 29 April 2011
Braids are four best friends from Canada, who have just released their debut album, Native Speaker. Bursting with lush, multi-layered dream pop, including their sumptuous-sounding single "Lemonade", it has seen the newcomers heralded as "Canada's newest heirs to Arcade Fire's throne" by NME. Now Braids are about to embark on their first UK tour.
Wednesday 20 April 2011
The Duke of Westminster saw his family's property investments gain more than 9 per cent in value last year after a four-year slowdown.
Sunday 13 March 2011
Rather than hook up with an Indian singer of existing repute, the first collaborative album by the criminally underrated Cornershop is recorded with Bubbley Kaur, an unknown who was working in a Preston launderette and singing in cellar clubs prior to their chance meeting.
Saturday 12 March 2011
Johnny Preston: Singer who had a No 1 on both sides of the Atlantic with the 1960 'death disc' 'Running Bear'
Tuesday 08 March 2011
The popularity of TV westerns in the 1950s led to several related records such as the Coasters' "Along Came Jones" and the Olympics' "Western Movies". In addition, there was a vogue for death discs such as Marty Wilde's "Endless Sleep", Ricky Valance's "Tell Laura I Love Her" and the Everly Brothers' "Ebony Eyes". Early in 1960, the two genres combined for Johnny Preston's "Running Bear", the story of the doomed romance of two Red Indians (as they were then known) from rival tribes. The story of Running Bear and Little White Dove, complete with war whoops, was a No 1 record in both Britain and America.
Tuesday 08 March 2011
Leeds United have completed the signing of Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan on loan until the end of the season. The 21-year-old Scotland international will go straight into Simon Grayson's squad for tonight's league meeting with Preston at Deepdale.
Monday 07 March 2011
Footballer Colin Hendry today described his wife as "beautiful inside and out" at the inquest into her death.
Wednesday 19 January 2011
Commons Speaker John Bercow has risked further angering Tory MPs by revealing that he is a supporter of the hunting ban.
Tuesday 11 January 2011
Darren Ferguson has held talks with Peterborough over returning to the npower League One club as manager.
Sunday 09 January 2011
Charlie Wales, fresh from university, wins a job working as an analyst for a hedge fund. Soon he's carousing with Gordon Gekko types and falling out of contact with old friends, oblivious as the economy slides towards collapse.
Friday 07 January 2011
Sir Alex Ferguson has defended the decision to bring three of his young players back from loan spells at Preston in the wake of Darren Ferguson's dismissal.
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