Stuart Hall fought on without any sight in his left eye to claim the bantamweight title on Saturday
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Thursday 15 December 2011
Rugby Football Union chief executives have not had a happy time of it over the last 18 months: Francis Baron, John Steele, Martyn Thomas... all found themselves being driven out of Twickenham against their will, leaving the governing body looking like a sporting version of the Corleone family at its most ruthless. Blood on the boardroom carpet? There has been enough spilt just recently to keep an entire generation of haematologists in business.
Friday 09 December 2011
Now is the season, it seems, of live-album stocking-fillers, the most flamboyant of which – and, it must be noted, the most winsome filler of those stockings – is this 2-CD/DVD package of Kylie's Aphrodite Les Folies stage show, recorded at the O2 Arena.
Thursday 18 August 2011
The British architect's towering vision is set to come tumbling down amid safety fears
Friday 12 August 2011
Conservatives consider tough measures during emergency debate as Labour targets Coalition plans to cut police budgets
Sunday 07 August 2011
Live from Wembley Stadium, minute-by-minute updates from the FA Community Shield.
Tuesday 02 August 2011
Joe Mogotsi was beyond doubt one of South Africa's greatest composers of song and vocal harmony – perhaps the defining aspect of an enormous talent never fully recognised. His ever-cheerful and humorous manner belied a determined spirit whose power was felt in the way he produced an amazingly high volume (as anyone who ever had a phone conversation with him will testify). His voice expressed the distinctive soulful cry of township jazz, informed by a variety of sources – from indigenous folk music to church choral singing; from marabi and mbaqanga to the close-harmony tradition of The Ink Spots.
Thursday 21 July 2011
Never heard of it.
Sunday 17 July 2011
Thursday 16 June 2011
Wembley will host the Champions League final in 2013 and UEFA's Congress in the same year will take place in London, UEFA president Michel Platini announced today.
Tuesday 24 May 2011
Sunday 22 May 2011
Sunday 15 May 2011
There was a kind of mocking to the very end. It was one thing to know that Sir Alex Ferguson was jigging around the Blackburn pitch celebrating a title while Roberto Mancini led his team out, but quite another to have the Wembley Stadium announcer select "We Are The Champions" to play just before kick-off.
Saturday 14 May 2011
Live from Wembley Stadium, minute-by-minute updates from the FA Cup final.
Tuesday 19 April 2011
Martin Atkinson, the man at the centre of the storm that led to Sir Alex Ferguson picking up a five-match touchline ban, has been chosen to referee the FA Cup final.
Tuesday 19 April 2011
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the Chicago Bears at Wembley Stadium in October if the NFL season goes ahead despite a labour dispute.
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Russell Brand calls for Israel boycott: Comedian urges big businesses that 'facilitate the oppression of people in Gaza' to pull funding
Ukip MEP calls for reintroduction of death penalty on fiftieth anniversary of last deaths
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
- 1 Michael Brown shooting: Police shoot and kill second young black man near Ferguson
- 2 James Foley 'beheaded': Isis video shows militant with British accent 'execute US journalist' – and warns Obama of more to come
- 3 Why are UK rail fares so expensive?
- 4 Here’s the damning letter Robin Williams wrote to his Mrs Doubtfire co-star's principal after they expelled her
- 5 Cilla Black defends Cliff Richard: 'I am positive that the allegations are without foundation'