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 08 January 2012
For sale: Odd glimpses into marginal lives
Friday 06 January 2012
There is one very good reason to see The Iron Lady, perhaps good enough to neutralise the reasons to feel annoyed by it. Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher gives a performance of uncanny exactitude and command that overleaps the bounds of mimicry: despite a face encrusted with prosthetics and make-up, Streep somehow conveys through outward presentation (clothes, hair, voice) the inward drive of her personality. Strictly as an impersonation it will be seen as definitive for years to come.
Sunday 01 January 2012
The Government is preparing a clampdown on foreign athletes seeking to represent Britain at the 2012 Olympic Games.
Saturday 10 December 2011
Head of sport's governing body picks a fight over our Eastern European recruits for 2012
Saturday 03 December 2011
Saint Lucia's luxury resorts and idyllic beaches are undoubtedly impressive, but it's the traditional culture that makes a visit so special.
Friday 02 December 2011
Even by his own perverse standards, Luke Haines's album about wrestling seems obscure. But his interest is sincere, not ironic, he tells James McNair
Sunday 28 August 2011
A show of 'barely controlled chaos' wins the £10,000 award – and guaranteed fame – for Adam Riches at the Edinburgh Festival
Wednesday 17 August 2011
As someone who uses trains every morning to get to work, I feel a bit stupid asking for my fares to be increased. But it's only right, and for a couple of strong, principled reasons. Usually, by the way, when I wrestle with my conscience I win, but on this occasion I will put self-interest to one side.
Sunday 10 July 2011
The apparent serenity of these two women, dressed in traditional Bolivian attire, offers no hint as to the scripted violence about to be unleashed.
Randy 'Macho Man' Savage: Wrestler who vied with Hulk Hogan as leading performer in the rise of the World Wrestling Federation
Saturday 25 June 2011
In the mid-1980s, Hulk Hogan was the main man as the World Wrestling Federation soared into mainstream popularity. But after Hogan, the Worldwide Wrestling Federation's most valuable performer was probably Randy "Macho Man" Savage.
Friday 10 June 2011
Pakistani authorities are investigating a video that appears to show paramilitary forces shooting dead an unarmed teenager.
Saturday 28 May 2011
Wednesday 25 May 2011
Saturday 21 May 2011
Friday 20 May 2011
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
Germanwings plane crash: Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz wanted to 'do something people would remember him for'
- 1 Finland schools: Subjects scrapped and replaced with 'topics' as country reforms its education system
- 2 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 3 Watch: Man takes selfie every mile of 2,600 mile hike, creates amazing timelapse video
- 4 The day I starred in Only Fools and Horses
- 5 Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories