Country-house opera wonders where it will get its next million

June 21, 2010

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There’s more to the English summer social calendar than sport – but it is in danger of being drowned out by the cries of disappointed football fans and sapped by lack of cash.

Best of Britain: England pride

June 17, 2010

This week’s Best of Britain photos show the many different angles of people’s pride in England.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

More World Cup questions than answers for England’s Capello

May 25, 2010

SOCCER-WORLD/A muted send-off and a manager wanting more perhaps told the true story of England’s 3-1 friendly victory over Mexico at Wembley on Monday in which Fabio Capello was left with more questions than answers over his World Cup squad selection.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

France break Irish hearts to seal World Cup slot

November 18, 2009

France ensured the likes of Franck Ribery, Karim Benzema and Thierry Henry will be at the World Cup in South Africa next year after winning through with a goal that has left Irish fans seething.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

Beckham’s return to AC Milan confirmed

November 2, 2009

David Beckham will tread a familiar path once the MLS season is over, joining AC Milan on loan again for a five-month loan spell from January.

Minister warns against “contaminating” 2012 Olympics

September 17, 2009

BRITAIN/Clerics and police have expressed concern, and now the Olympics minister has – London could see a proliferation in prostitution and human trafficking during the 2012 Games.

Is Fabio being beastly to the WAGS?

September 11, 2009

SOCCER-WORLD/In keeping with the spirit of the times and with his own stern image, Fabio Capello has clamped down on the WAGS.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

England sail through, but how are their World Cup chances?

September 9, 2009

So, once again, England qualify in style. The garages can start stocking up on plastic flags of St George, the breweries can breathe a sigh of relief and the tabloids can start their gradual shift from cautious support to the crescendo of expectation that will accompany Fabio Capello and his squad to South Africa next year.

Share your memories of Sir Bobby Robson

July 31, 2009

The death of Sir Bobby Robson, England’s most successful manager after Sir Alf Ramsey, had been expected given his long battle with cancer, but his passing still jolts.

from FaithWorld:

Will sport ever be clean?

January 19, 2009

Church of England ministers have opposed what they call the "pragmatic" approach taken by some authorities to sex and sport, which ignores the sometimes prevalent link with human trafficking.