A look ahead to this week’s FA Cup fixture at the Stadium of Light
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Tales from the Trees: Monk Wood, Worcestershire - The flutter of butterflies will take you back to childhood
Saturday 07 September 2013
It suddenly strikes me that I can't remember when I last saw a butterfly. I have memories of summers where every tufted thistle top was alive with these winged works of art, but in recent years they've largely been notable by their absence, save for the odd cabbage white flitting around a railway siding buddleia.
Wednesday 28 August 2013
Batsman of the day
Monday 19 August 2013
He’s used to playing culinary good cop to John Torode’s bad cop in the BBC’s popular cooking competition MasterChef.
Parents – and even children – may have to pay for care under radical plans from Tory-controlled council
Tuesday 13 August 2013
Worcestershire County Council's controversial plan branded 'outrageous'
Thursday 08 August 2013
The women's Ashes begin on Sunday with a new multi-format structure and Mark Lane, who coached England until earlier this year, calls the changes a "really good step forward".
Sunday 04 August 2013
Bowler of the day Is there a better bowler in county cricket than Graham Onions? Statistically, the Sussex duo, Steve Magoffin and Chris Jordan, are leading the way this season, both passing the milestone of 50 first-class wickets in the match with Derbyshire. But they have only done what Onions has been doing year-on-year in a career in which he now has more than 400 first-class wickets following his 7 for 62 as Middlesex were dismissed for 168 at Lord's. Indeed, it is his favourite ground – outside his home patch at Chester-le-Street – having now taken 42 wickets from eight matches. The battle between Onions and Steven Finn, his England rival, has made for an intriguing sub-plot. Each dismissed the other, Finn getting Onions in both Durham's innings.
Monday 22 July 2013
Warwickshire were bowled out for their lowest ever 20-over total of 73 as Somerset won by 10 wickets at Taunton to keep alive their hopes of a fifth straight Twenty20 finals day.
Saturday 20 July 2013
Batsman of the day
Thursday 18 July 2013
Alex Lees, the 20-year-old Yorkshire opening batsman tipped as a future England player by Geoff Boycott, scored his second century of the season as Derbyshire suffered at Chesterfield, where the visitors hope to regain top place in the First Division from unbeaten Sussex with a fifth win.
Wednesday 10 July 2013
Do Australia have a secret weapon in their surprise Ashes selection, or is he just the latest in a long line of spinner flops since Shane Warne?
Tuesday 09 July 2013
The England batsman was dropped after a couple of poor performances against New Zealand
Australians 396-4 & 344-5 Worcestershire 284 & 274-5: Michael Clarke backs David Warner to hit a hundred as return to side looks likely
Saturday 06 July 2013
Australia’s preparations for the Ashes concluded with a strong hint from captain Michael Clarke that David Warner will step straight back into the Test side at Trent Bridge on Wednesday after the suspension imposed following his altercation with England’s Joe Root in a Birmingham nightclub effectively ended last night.
Adam Gilchrist: Darren Lehmann is the master of team spirit – I found that out after he bombed into the ice bath
Friday 05 July 2013
Views of the former Australian cricketer and ESPNcricinfo Ashes columnist
Wednesday 03 July 2013
Australians 396-4 dec Worcestershire 246-7
Wednesday 03 July 2013
Can Fawad Ahmed turn things Australia's way? Lehman's zest must inspire Watson to earn his pips; Never trust the warm-up results
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
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- 4 Brixton squat flats now costing up to £3k per month show how out of control rent is in London
- 5 A new (old) cure for MRSA? Revolting recipe from the Dark Ages may be key to defeat infection