For all the glamour of the Premiership, the real thing that gives the Beautiful Game its beauty is the indelible joy of playing the game. From a kick-about in the park to Villa Park, the actual joy of participation tends to outweigh watching others play the game. Which is why – during summer Olympic, cycling, cricketing or tennis glories – it’s frustrating when the behaviour of a few in the upper echelons of the game gives people a stick to beat football with.
A serious case review will investigate what opportunities to save Daniel were missed
Bout No 11 in ring A at the Haringey Box Cup on Sunday was between a Midlands bouncer and a part-time singer from London’s East End; in the end the blonde girl from Canning Town won the middleweight title.
The Welshman has been linked with Manchester United and Real Madrid
West Ham will mark the 20th anniversary of Bobby Moore's death with a series of memorial events.
As more vulnerable people are forced to choose whether to eat or heat, protesters take to the streets.
Four ticketholders who each won £1 million in the New Year's Day EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle have not yet come forward to claim their windfall, the National Lottery said.
No black man could yell obscenities at the police without being promptly handcuffed
A regeneration plan for Tottenham is too little, too late, says one family who lost its livelihood
United States international left Cottagers on transfer deadline day
Mentally ill people are being left homeless despite there being available housing, a leading charity has said.
As Harry Redknapp turns down Rovers, Tim Rich asks whether those in charge at Ewood Park are as clueless as they seem
Martyn and Helen Clarke aren't chronic house-movers, but for each epoch of their family life, they've switched to a new place. They've had the babies-and-toddlers home and the growing-kids home. Now, with their children now aged 18 and 15, they have the living-with-teenagers home.
Rafael van der Vaart has urged Tottenham to sign Emmanuel Adebayor on a permanent basis. Adebayor, who is on a season-long loan from Manchester City, scored twice on Sunday to inspire Tottenham to a battling 3-1 win over Swansea City, their first Premier League victory in six attempts.
Voted the BBC's Sound of 2012, his breakthrough came with supporting Adele on tour. But the release of his first album is the real litmus test
A council leader accused of presiding over a culture of "dangerous incompetence" which contributed to the death of Baby Peter was fairly removed from her post by the Children's Secretary, Ed Balls, the High Court ruled yesterday.