Former Wolverhampton Wanderers and England goalkeeper Bert Williams has died, aged 93.
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Friday 02 November 2012
With their first domestic titles wrapped up, the opening skirmishes of the 29th Breeders' Cup tonight provide the opportunity for John Gosden and Richard Hughes to amplify their new status as respectively champion trainer and jockey-elect.
Friday 26 October 2012
The payment protection insurance mis-selling scandal reached a disturbing landmark this week: the Financial Ombudsman received its 500,000 complaint.
Thursday 25 October 2012
European trainers saddling two-year-olds at the Breeders' Cup next week have welcomed the prohibition of Lasix, in the juvenile races, as a significant levelling of the playing field. In other respects, however, the local racing environment may remain sufficiently alien to drive their inexperienced charges – almost literally – round the bend.
Friday 05 October 2012
The Turf seldom dispenses its favours evenly, but there was unmistakable symmetry yesterday to the latest twists in a topsy-turvy build-up to one of its greatest prizes. First Great Heavens was supplemented to the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on Sunday, as a replacement for her brother, Nathaniel, who had joined Snow Fairy and Danedream on the sidelines on Tuesday. And then Ryan Moore was given the chance to conjure a happier climax to a saga nearly identical to the one that ended in disappointment in last year's race.
Saturday 25 August 2012
Growing numbers of independent school pupils are topping up their A-levels in an effort to secure university places, it can be revealed today.
Monday 30 July 2012
Sunderland have been given little encouragement in their pursuit of Wolves striker Steven Fletcher.
Monday 30 July 2012
If the football authorities could have drawn up their ideal prototype for a referee – tall, burly and darkly forbidding, oozing authority and charisma in equal measure, steely enough to keep even the most fractious of temperamental stars in order – then surely they would have come up with something very close to Jack Taylor.
Tuesday 10 July 2012
A man who stole £34m in PAYE employee tax has been jailed for 17 years – one of the longest fraud sentences in British criminal history.
Monday 25 June 2012
Reunited Blur are to debut new songs on Twitter.
Wednesday 06 June 2012
A fifth man has been found guilty of rioting, reckless arson and firearms possession after police were "lured" to a pub fire and shot at during last summer's riots.
Thursday 03 May 2012
A bank worker today admitted stealing £80,000 while working for Indian firm ICICI.
Wednesday 28 March 2012
Commuters are most chivalrous in Chelmsford but grumpiest in Gloucester, according to a poll.
Saturday 24 March 2012
My parents were... I grew up with my mum. She was very, very organised, a bit of a disciplinarian. We were like a little team, more like big sister, little sister.
Thursday 22 March 2012
A soldier killed in an explosion in Afghanistan was named today as Captain Rupert Bowers.
Thursday 16 February 2012
A man has been found guilty of murdering an elderly couple in a "brutal and savage" attack at their home.
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more