Toshack faces struggle to lead Wales

John Toshack’s appointment as the new Welsh manager is causing controversy as his training credentials are called into question…

Scotland proposes public smoking ban

The Scottish Executive has revealed detailed plans to stub-out smoking in all enclosed public places.

Everton advance beyond expectations

Everton's unexpected start to the season demonstrates the strength of spirit that is currently at the core of the club.

Brazil world cup hero brings samba to UK

Ageing Brazilian football legend Socrates attempts a suprise comeback playing his first match for English non-league side Garforth Town.

IT's a disaster with US tech EDS

This week's crisis at the Child Support Agency has revealed what government ministers wanted to keep quiet…

Bolton maintain early season form

With the recent 1-1 draw against Middlesborough, Sam Allardyce’s Bolton side further consolidated their surprising early season form in the Premiership.

Brazil: Football king's mother abducted

The kidnapping of a national football star's mother shows the dark underbelly of Brazil's beautiful game and its ransom-fuelled snatch squads.

EU politician backs down over outspoken views

Rocco Buttiglione, the man Italy endorsed to be European commissioner-designate for justice has stepped aside after other MEPs threatened to veto his position within the commission.

United States Election: An open letter to voters

As Election Day looms in the US, people in every country watch and wait, while one reporter appeals to Americans to vote responsibly…

Souness sees success at Newcastle

Graeme Souness has made a more than impressive start to his Newcastle tenure, but the beautiful game hasn't always been so kind to the Geordies' manager…


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