James Purnell confirms the cost to Labour of his departure from the Commons last year in an article in next month’s Prospect (subscription). He says he has been reading Hansard, the parliamentary record, to try to find out what Conservative plans to reform schools and the NHS actually are (as opposed to what columnists say [...]
Perhaps the most entertaining moment at last night’s Oscars came when Best Actress Natalie Portman trooped backstage to discuss her success with the world’s assembled media.
A couple of minutes into the press conference, an enterprising reporter was handed the microphone. She proceeded to ask why Portman, who is paid a whopping salary to be the [...]
Broadband suppliers have been urged to stop advertising “misleading” top connection speeds, which a consumer’s panel says the customer rarely gets. The group, which acts as an adviser to Ofcom, instead recommended that a “typical speed” be used in ads.
Birmingham win the Carling Cup… and their first major trophy for 48 years
Birmingham deserved to win the Carling Cup. Sure they had some luck with the winner but they were unlucky early doors; Lee Bowyer was not offside as given and should have been awarded a penalty with the Arsenal goalie Szczesny red-carded, but [...]
After the world awoke to read a sordid Sunday story about Ashley Cole, West Ham’s Captain-Courageous-in-Chief earned his side and sport some favourable headlines. Scott Parker’s hunger and humility was expressed at Upton Park as he shook off a shoulder injury and family concerns to inspire his Hammers to a famous 3-1 win over Liverpool.
‘Outstanding’ would simply would not cut it in the superlative queue after a game like that. If there was an advert ever needed for the 50-over game, that was it in its most glorious form.
It’s been five years since Arsenal won a trophy. Although I expect you already knew that. It’s a statistic that’s been knocked around in the media with the same gusto as an Arsenal counter attack.
It was meant to come to an end on Sunday against Birmingham, and Arsenal could move forward without dragging this weighty [...]
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Stoke v West Brom, Premier League, tonight 8pm
Lay West Brom at 3.7 to one
Stoke are having a good season and that’s mainly down to their home form – they have won seven of their 13 games at the Britannia Stadium where they are very solid (that’s the same number as Spurs). They have won four [...]
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