News archive from 1 May 2016

Crewe Alexandra 3 Doncaster 1: Chance to draw a line under what's gone before and look forward

WHILE a first three points in 16 games when you're already relegated against a side two places above you hardly screams revival, there may just be a few shoots of recovery at Crewe Alexandra. A clear-the-air fans' forum 48 hours before the final home...

 

Kasper Schmeichel is a hero in his own right... he has stepped out of his father's shadow to help Leicester...

Riyad Mahrez? Sure, I can see why you would vote for him as Footballer of the Year. Jamie Vardy? The same. N’Golo Kante? No quibbles if he wins it, either. Wes Morgan? Yes, him, too. Danny Drinkwater would be a good choice. And let’s not forget Robert...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 

Daniel Sturridge: 'I'm not here to have fun... Liverpool, for me, is work - and anyone who questions my...

Summer in Boston can be a delight: balmy weather, perhaps the odd thunderstorm, lobster on the seafront. Sixty or so miles south of the city, the financial and political elite of the east coast decamp to the island of Martha's Vineyard in...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 
Raunchy French TV epic Versailles enlists British actors to usurp Wolf Hall’s crown

Raunchy French TV epic Versailles enlists British actors to usurp Wolf Hall’s crown

Welcome to the French Wolf Hall. Versailles, a historic court drama to rival the Hilary Mantel epic for sexual and political scheming, with lavish locations to dwarf Downton Abbey, is coming to BBC2 later this month. But amid the intrigue and affairs...

 
The experiments providing homes around the world

The experiments providing homes around the world

Crisis is often the spur to social innovation, so surely there must be some evidence of it in housing? Innovation and big, bold ideas are required as much now as in the postwar years in Britain, when conditions across the country for too many were...

 
Leicester’s blue-collar workers on the verge of greatness

Leicester’s blue-collar workers on the verge of greatness

Call them The Unlikely Lads: the boys, along with their Italian manager, who are set to turn the national game topsy-turvy – to prick the balloon of football’s money-go-round – by bringing off the biggest shock in top-flight history. Victory against...

 
Anthony Crolla: How I can become the world's best lightweight

Anthony Crolla: How I can become the world's best lightweight

But the Manchester boxer knows what a danger the Venezuelan is after watching him stop Londoner Kevin Mitchell in the fifth round in December. If he can tame Barroso – who has KO’d 18 of his 19 opponents – at the Manchester Arena, then Crolla, 29,...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 

Observer sudoku

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Observer killer sudoku

Observer killer sudoku

Normal Sudoku rules apply, except the numbers in the cells contained within grey lines add up to the figures in the corner. No number can be repeated within each shape formed by grey lines. For a helping hand call our solutions line on 0906 200 83 83....

 
How to read Thursday’s election results

How to read Thursday’s election results

Britain goes to the polls on Thursday, 5 May in the biggest set of elections, outside of a general election, for some years. These include elections to the Scottish parliament, Welsh assembly, Northern Ireland assembly and local council in England....

Guardian, 00:09 in Politics
 
Sturgeon has four more years to make Scotland fairer

Sturgeon has four more years to make Scotland fairer

On Thursday, at long last, the campaign for Holyrood 2016 will be put out of its misery. Unlike the three most recent national polls in this country, it has been an unloved thing, failing to capture the imagination of the public and seeming to have...

Guardian, 00:09 in Politics
 
Kenya torches stockpile of ivory in bid to protect wild elephants

Kenya torches stockpile of ivory in bid to protect wild elephants

The Kenyan president set fire to a huge stockpile of ivory on Saturday in an effort to show his country’s commitment to saving Africa’s elephants. Uhuru Kenyatta ordered the destruction of more than 100 tonnes of tusks from around 6,700 elephants,...

 
We ban tobacco sponsorship of sport in the UK. Let’s stub it out in the arts, too

We ban tobacco sponsorship of sport in the UK. Let’s stub it out in the arts, too

Smoking is a leading preventable cause of ill health and premature death, and a major contributor to health inequality. Current estimates are that the tobacco industry will kill one billion people in the 21st century. Tobacco advertising has now been...

 
The Observer view on Barack Obama’s role in bringing peace to Syria

The Observer view on Barack Obama’s role in bringing peace to Syria

Just when it seemed it could not get any worse, it did. Syria’s partial “cessation of hostilities”, on which shaky hopes of peace rest, rapidly unravelled last week. Amid a suddenly mounting toll of dead and injured came reports of renewed atrocities....

 
Aston Villa's prospects of appointing Nigel Pearson frustrated by takeover situation

Aston Villa's prospects of appointing Nigel Pearson frustrated by takeover situation

Nigel Pearson remains the front runner for the Aston Villa managerial vacancy - despite Steve Bruce's odds tumbling - but the appointment is still being frustrated by the takeover situation. Pearson has met with Steve Hollis as the claret and blue...

 


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