McCarthy draws strength from owner's support

The Wolves manager, Mick McCarthy, insists he retains the support of the club's hierarchy ahead of Sunday's bottom-four game against Wigan at Molineux.

Clash of egos is City's Achilles heel, says Barnes

It may be 14 years since he left Liverpool, but the Anfield values remain. John Barnes, winner of two League titles and two FA Cups there, says: "Football is all about togetherness, spirit and players being on the same level." That is why he believes Manchester United can still finish above Manchester City this season and that two of his former clubs, Liverpool and Newcastle, will continue to prosper.

Rodgers claims Wolves lack respect for McCarthy

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Taylor supports Speed's Wales revolution

Wales defender Neil Taylor, excellent against England yet playing in the Conference with Wrexham 16 months ago, reflected Wales' buoyant mood after their narrow defeat at Wembley on Tuesday.

Letter from the i editor: The tragic waste of two young lives

We can become inured to the daily diet of misery that passes before our eyes at i: on the news editors’ daily lists, the wires, and even the 24/7 news channels. But some stories still break through the white noise to stop us in our tracks.

Dennis Rees: Publisher and pioneer of the Welsh record industry

Dennis Rees played a major role in the recording of Welsh popular music and the publishing of Welsh books at a crucial point in their histories – the 1960s, when political pressure was being brought to bear on local and central government by Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg (Welsh language society) and Plaid Cymru. As the call for devolved governance gathered pace, there was a blossoming in the country's cultural life which urgently required new forms of expression. The vinyl record joined the book and periodical as a medium for young Welsh-speakers impatient with the bearded orthodoxies of their elders and they found a sympathetic ally in Dennis Rees.

Convicted fraudster on the run

A drugs baron and convicted fraudster has once again gone on the run, police have confirmed.

Swansea release Pintado

Premier League newcomers Swansea have allowed striker Gorka Pintado to leave the club a year before the end of his contract.

Swansea eye Leroy Lita swoop

Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray says a fee has been agreed with Swansea for Leroy Lita - but insists the striker is still some way away from a move to the Barclays Premier League newcomers.

Swansea: potential summer transfer targets

Swansea clinched their place in the top flight through the play-offs, defeating Reading in the final and becoming the first Welsh club to take their place in the Premier League.

Families scale cliff to escape tide

Five children and three adults were rescued by an RAF helicopter after they were forced to scale cliffs near Burnham-On-Sea in Somerset to escape the incoming tide.

Newcastle target Neil Taylor signs new Swansea deal

Newcastle target Neil Taylor has committed his future to Swansea by signing a new four-year contract with the Barclays Premier League newcomers.

Coastguard cutbacks scaled down

Two coastguard centres threatened with closure have won a shock reprieve - but one previously saved from the axe will be shut.

Andrea Orlandi signs new Swansea deal

Midfielder Andrea Orlandi has committed his future to Swansea after signing a one-year contract extension with the Barclays Premier League new boys.

NSPCC closes four ChildLine call centres

Four childline call centres are to close by the end of the month, with telephone services being replaced by online counselling.

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