Lancaster believes that stability will provide success with his current contract set to run out after the 2015 Rugby World Cup on home soil
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Wednesday 02 March 2011
A first for this column, which was quoted on yesterday's Today programme by a gleeful Justin Webb. The source of Webb's amusement was newspaper coverage of Craig Oliver, No10's new spin chief, arriving for work wearing headphones that I described as "denoting a middle-aged man keen to convince passers-by that he was once deeply into hip-hop".
Tuesday 01 March 2011
The media baron Richard Desmond launched The Health Lottery yesterday, a nationwide scheme that he claimed would generate £50m a year for charitable projects outside National Health Service funding.
Monday 28 February 2011
Divide and rule? There's a certain amount of jealousy to be found just now at the central London headquarters of Richard Desmond's ever-expanding media empire.
Monday 28 February 2011
Friday 18 February 2011
Friday 18 February 2011
It's a while since Martin Amis wrote a novel of any great renown, but media types remain intent on sniffing out controversy in the poor chap's every utterance. So it was that last week he landed himself in a literary version of the Sky sexism row, with the Keysian contention that he'd only write a children's book if he had "a serious brain injury". Children's authors rushed to condemn him. "Arrogant twaddle," said Lucy Coats. "If he looked at the talent in children's literature he might change his mind," said Anthony Horowitz. "If I gave him £100 to write a children's book I bet he'd do a good one," agreed Roger McGough. Yet Amis has an ally in Jacqueline Wilson, creator of Tracy Beaker, who was today named the most borrowed author of the past 10 years in British libraries. "He's a very committed dad," she tells me. "When one of his daughters was younger, Martin and his wife queued up to get my book signed for her. He was sweet and charming and he's committed to making sure children are brought up reading children's books. He just likes to make dramatic statements." You'd think, with all this publicity, that he might sell a few more books.
Sunday 06 February 2011
Friday 04 February 2011
Anne Hathaway is "dying" to have children.
Saturday 15 January 2011
It is rather early in the year to be making nominations for the annual Pride of Britain award for heroes of everyday life, but it would be a surprise if there are stronger candidates than the teacher known to her pupils as "Miss Rusty".
Wednesday 12 January 2011
The publisher Richard Desmond yesterday delivered a damaging blow to supporters of self-regulation of the press by effectively withdrawing his newspapers and magazines from the Press Complaints Commission.
Tuesday 28 December 2010
It is the formerly much-loved music show that the BBC now only dusts off for special occasions. But the Corporation has vowed to block an audacious bid by the media magnate Richard Desmond to relaunch Top of the Pops on Channel 5.
Wednesday 22 December 2010
Ann Murray: Actress and broadcaster whose credits encompass ‘The Archers’ and ‘Star Wars’
Wednesday 15 December 2010
Ann Murray, the actress, writer and lecturer, and mother of Christopher Huhne, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, was the daughter of the founder of Canadian Broadcasting and a well-known broadcaster in this country.
Sunday 12 December 2010
It wasn't just the airwaves that turned blue on Monday when Today programme presenter James Naughtie became tongue-tied and mispronounced the surname of the Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt; an error quickly repeated by Andrew Marr.
Thursday 09 December 2010
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Attacks on 'Ukip Calypso' show how skewed people’s priorities are
Poppy Appeal 2014: This is why I won't be wearing a red poppy this year
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- 2 Axe wielding man shot dead after attacking four New York policemen on busy street
- 3 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 4 Jimmy Carr's Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 5 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo