The billionaire owner has been linked with becoming the latest American owner to invest in the Premier League, with a partnership between the Magpies and WWE getting fans excited across the globe
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Sunday 05 August 2012
Britain's Ukraine-born wrestler Olga Butkevych hopes the home crowd get behind her when she takes to the mat at the Olympics next week.
Wednesday 01 August 2012
The critic without a ticket: He listed all those he felt he had let down – only the dog, cat and goldfish were spared a mention
Monday 23 July 2012
Dara Singh succeeded in two careers at a time when India was in search of heroes. First, he made his name as a traditional wrestler, taking on all challengers and delighting crowds across India with his strongman antics. Subsequently, he took his rippling muscles and clean, masculine charms to the silver screen, similarly thrilling audiences as perhaps the nation's first all-action star. For a number of years he excelled in both roles simultaneously.
The Hollow Crown: Henry V, BBC2, Saturday / The Wrestlers: Fighting with My Family, Wednesday, Channel 4
Sunday 22 July 2012
The last of the BBC's Shakespeare history plays takes a more intimate, low-key look at Henry V
Monday 16 July 2012
He will fight on. They all do. But the future is a far less certain place now
Sunday 17 June 2012
The skies above Windermere will light up this Thursday when Cumbria hosts one of the four opening events of the London 2012 Festival (0845 267 2012; festival.london2012.com), the cultural celebration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games that runs till 9 September. A French group, Les Commandos Percu, will take to the shores of Windermere for On the Night Shift, a free open-air production mixing music and pyrotechnics, which will also mark the arrival of the Olympic torch in the county.
Monday 11 June 2012
Dancers Colin Poole and Simon Ellis, who make up the company Colin, Simon & I, spend Because We Care testing each other. They shuffle into each other’s personal space, pushing through rivalries and power struggles. Poole and Ellis focus on the clashes, but don’t develop them.
Monday 11 June 2012
Though it hangs on to the grit-smeared old title of city of a million roses, a bit like the Rhondda Valley claiming to be Tuscany West, this is a place which like few others on earth has always insisted on the hardest work – whether you were part of a slave labour force or just someone battling to survive in the mines or the steel plant.
Sunday 06 May 2012
Polar bears Walker and Arktos have been spotted sleeping "nose to nose" since they officially moved in together at a wildlife park.
Thursday 03 May 2012
British Wrestling have vowed to "come down hard" on Myroslav Dykun if his B test is positive for amphetamines.
Saturday 07 April 2012
Four people are shot dead with the same weapon, but detectives think two gunmen may be involved
Thursday 05 April 2012
Britain's only pandas have run out of time to mate as their limited breeding season drew to a close.
Friday 10 February 2012
As international tension over Tehran's nuclear ambitions continues to grow, it is more important than ever to examine Iran's national history and find clues to this complex and perplexing country. Christopher de Bellaigue's superbly timed biography of Iran's former prime minister, Mohammed Mossadeq, helps us to do so. A Persian scholar who has lived in Iran for more than a decade, he has combed through archive material to add to the existing literature about Mossadeq and his defining act - the nationalisation of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company in 1951.
Friday 03 February 2012
The past is a foreign country in more ways than one for the protagonists of Douglas Kennedy's novel. Largely set in Cold War Berlin, this hard-hitting love story tears down the dividing walls between past and present, showing how the course of history can turn in an instant. An author of consistently engaging and clever bestsellers, Kennedy has ranged from Stateside dramas to noirish thrillers. The Moment pulls together both strains in his fiction, marrying romantic tragedy with Le Carré-style espionage.
Friday 27 January 2012
After the outstanding The Station Agent and The Visitor, there were very high expectations for Thomas McCarthy's latest slice of human frailty.
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers
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- 5 Charles Kennedy 'had better judgement drunk than many sober politicians' says Ian Hislop