News archive from 14 February 2016

Goals of the day: the best of Saturday’s strikes

Busy Valentine’s weekend planned? Not much spare time to watch all of Saturday’s goals from the Barclays Premier League? Fear not. Because we know you have important matters to attend to this weekend, we have sifted out the best goals from Saturday’s...

The Times, 00:01 in Sport
 

The Blind Side: Pundits, principalities and the great North run

MEN OF THE DAY Wales’s Jamie Roberts was deserving of his man of the match award but who didn’t also enjoy George North’s solo try a year and a week on from that terrible concussion incident against England? A whole new meaning to the Great North...

Guardian, 00:02 in Sport
 
MANCHESTER CITY V TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR: What time does the Barclays Premier League match kick-off today & what TV channel is the football on from the Etihad Stadium?

MANCHESTER CITY V TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR: What time does the Barclays Premier League match kick-off today & what...

MANCHESTER City host Tottenham Hotspur in a big Barclays Premier League game today (Sunday, February 14). The game sees two of the league's top four go head-to-head as they look to boost their title claims. City come into the match having lost to...

 
Aidan Smith: Leicester’s story is a wondrous fairytale

Aidan Smith: Leicester’s story is a wondrous fairytale

Like many, my introduction to Leicester City was through a man in white ballet tights. It was 1979, a perishing day, and Scotland seemed about to be denied its traditional ten minutes of English football tacked on to the end of Sportscene until Archie...

 

Manchester City anxious for Yaya Toure to spark their title bid... and save his career

No player has risen to the big occasion more often than Yaya Toure during Manchester City's golden years. His FA Cup final winner against Stoke City delivered their first trophy for 35 years. Two goals at Newcastle United set up City's first Premier...

Daily Mail, 00:05 in Sport
 

Lizzie Kelly turns Super Saturday into ladies day as hot streak continues at Newbury

Lizzie Kelly helped turn Super Saturday at Newbury into ladies day as she drove Agrapart to an 11-length win in the feature Betfair Hurdle. There was also another big Saturday winner for rookie trainer Kerry Lee, whose Top Gamble beat odd-on favourite...

Daily Mail, 00:05 in Sport
 

Paul Ince's influence on Derby is growing as former England midfielder appears to take on advisory role at...

Paul Ince is becoming an increasingly influential voice at Derby County to fill the vacuum left by the departure of Paul Clement. Derby owner Mel Morris has changed the club's recent strategy of having 'big name' managers by putting academy director...

Daily Mail, 00:05 in Sport
 
The sad cost of prison deaths

The sad cost of prison deaths

PRISON suicides are costing the taxpayer up to £300 million a year, according to estimates by a penal reform charity. Growing inmate numbers, overcrowding and staff cuts have fuelled a 46% rise in suicide rates over the last three years, according to...

 

Isis has been thwarted militarily. But now it could seize chance to advance

In January 2014 newly organised rebel factions in northern Syria declared war on Islamic State (Isis), and this culminated in the expulsion of the group from all of the city of Idlib and most of Aleppo. Rebel forces in Raqqa, Deir ez-Zor and Hasaka...

 

Hammersley helps Newcastle off bottom

Newcastle Falcons 26 Leicester Tigers 14 Newcastle Falcons climbed off the bottom of the Aviva Premiership with an accomplished victory that raised the question of how they had landed there in the first place. Part of the reason for the result,...

The Times, 00:09 in Sport
 

Polish move to strip Holocaust expert of award sparks protests

Academics have rallied to the defence of one of the world’s leading Holocaust historians after reports that Poland intends to strip him of a national honour because he claimed that Poles were complicit in Nazi war crimes. Princeton University...

 

Russia’s grip on Syria tightens as brittle ceasefire deal leaves US out in the cold

Russia’s economy may be stumbling as oil prices fall, but in a week of extraordinary military and diplomatic turmoil over the war in Syria, President Vladimir Putin has proved that his global influence and ambitions have only been sharpened by...

 

How Baftas stole a march on the ‘so straight’ Oscars

The tuxedos, the swishy dresses, the loaned jewels, the thousands of glasses of heavily branded champagne handed to stars and guests; and now also, of course, the political soundbites. The Baftas, like all leading film award ceremonies, were once pure...

 

Now India is growing fast it’s time to update our tired image of the country

It is an annual ritual for tens of thousands of residents of Delhi: the sumptuous sight of floats, soldiers, tanks, dancers and dromedaries. Overhead roar jets. In the stands lining the path of the Republic Day parade , thousands cheer and wave. The...

 

‘Phony peach’: the disease that threatens to devastate Britain’s trees and plants

It has caused severe damage to plants and trees in the US and southern Europe and now there are fears it is heading this way. With experts warning that it could make the devastating ash dieback disease seem like “a walk in the park”, the UK is on red...

 


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