News archive from 23 March 2014, page 6

The FA Cup would be taken seriously if the prize was a Champions League place

The location was unremarkable, a small theatre in UEFA’s headquarters in the Swiss town of Nyon. And the ceremony was admirably understated, with dear old Luis Figo indolently fishing plastic balls from a Perspex bowl. Yet the tension was undeniable,...

Daily Mail, 00:52 in Sport
 
BBC documentary Civilisation returns to our TV screens

BBC documentary Civilisation returns to our TV screens

Civilisation, presented by Kenneth Clark and broadcast in 1969, is to be remade for transmission next year to spearhead a new approach to the arts at the BBC. Director-general Tony Hall will announce the project on Tuesday. A BBC source said: “The...

 
Hunger Games' Sam Clafin: 'I fell in love with my wife the minute I saw her'

Hunger Games' Sam Clafin: 'I fell in love with my wife the minute I saw her'

If Golden Globes were given out for gorgeousness, Sam Claflin could arm-wrestle the competition and take every trophy. Not that the 27 year old has always been blessed with such a muscle-bound physique. “I had to go through a huge physical...

 

Man held after mother's body found

A mother-of-four whose body was found at her Berkshire home was a carer for her wheelchair-bound husband, according to neighbours. Thames Valley Police were called to the three-bedroom semi-detached house in Mulberry Walk, Maidenhead, on Friday...

 

TD quits over teen Facebook message

An Irish parliamentarian has dramatically resigned after admitting sending inappropriate messages to a teenage girl over the social networking website Facebook. Hours before a Sunday newspaper hit the stands with revelations about Patrick Nulty, he...

 

'Lack of trust' in pension firms

Less than half of people approaching retirement trust their pension provider to act in their best interests, according to research by consumer group Which? The group said that the Government is right to be trying to fix the "broken"...

 

UK employment growth beats US

The UK's employment rate is increasing faster than international competitors in Europe and the United States, the Government has said. An analysis of the latest jobs figures showed the UK's 72% employment rate is higher than the EU average of 64%,...

 

Fracking 'can weaken Russia grip'

Pushing ahead with controversial 'fracking' schemes could help reduce Russia's leverage over Europe, William Hague has suggested. The Foreign Secretary urged a broader energy mix as he insisted nations should not "run scared" of Moscow's...

 

Currency union rejection questioned

Key reasons put forward by the UK Government for rejecting a currency union with an independent Scotland are "unsubstantiated", an economics expert has said. Chancellor George Osborne cited Treasury advice when he ruled out sharing the pound...

 

Tory poll ratings in Budget surge

Labour and the Tories are virtually neck and neck in the wake of George Osborne's Budget, according to two polls. Research by Survation for the Mail on Sunday put Ed Miliband's party on 35%, up 1% on their rating in January. But the Tories have surged...

 
1000 Games and ten terrible minutes! The numbers don't add up for Arsene Wenger

1000 Games and ten terrible minutes! The numbers don't add up for Arsene Wenger

He insisted that referee Andre Marriner's big mistake in sending off Kieran Gibbs, instead of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, played no part in Chelsea's humiliation of Arsene Wenger's side. By then Chelsea were 2-0 up with Mourinho stating: "In 10...

 
EXCLUSIVE: Eliaquim Mangala's on Moyes' target list

EXCLUSIVE: Eliaquim Mangala's on Moyes' target list

He has sent trusted scout Robbie Cooke to watch the 23-year old defender, also wanted by neighbours Manchester City, who tried to sign both Mangala and his team-mate Fernando during the January transfer window. Mangala has a release clause of...

 
Chelsea 6 - Arsenal 0: Blunder hands it to Jose! Wrong dismissal the last straw for Wenger

Chelsea 6 - Arsenal 0: Blunder hands it to Jose! Wrong dismissal the last straw for Wenger

Crushed 6-3 at Manchester City and 5-1 at Liverpool the Gunners were once again on the slide even before the incredible incident which will haunt top referee Andre Marriner for seasons to come. Wenger has seen most things in his 1,000 games in charge...

 
EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea star Romelu Lukaku is looking abroad

EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea star Romelu Lukaku is looking abroad

He wants to cash in on the Belgian, who is on a season-long loan at Everton having enjoyed a similar arrangement with West Brom the previous season. Mourinho wants the money to fund his own ambitious plans to bring in two top-rate strikers for next...

 
West Ham 0 - Manchester United 2: Wayne's wonder! Halfway-line stunner gives Utd victory

West Ham 0 - Manchester United 2: Wayne's wonder! Halfway-line stunner gives Utd victory

With Becks watching from the stand, Rooney produced a carbon copy of that wonder goal Posh Spice's fella scored against Wimbledon 18 years ago to put an even bigger smile back on United's faces. It might not be quite worth the £300,000 a week he is...

 


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