As the country finally cobbles together a Government after months of dithering ‘will they won’t they’, one newly appointed junior minister’s major concern appears to be about relaxing the smoking ban in pubs and restaurants. That he is the junior health minister with specific responsibility for disability makes it all the more surreal.
Thu, 19 May, 2016
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Mon, 18 Jan, 2016
SAILING: Four-time Olympic champion Ben Ainslie is confident his £80 million (€99m) America’s Cup team can follow the example of Team Sky’s cycling success at the Tour de France and bring sailing’s oldest trophy back to British shores.
Wed, 11 Jun, 2014
Am I being too charitable in assuming that the reason most of our politicians are just dying to send some guards and an ambassador to Mauritius is because that after more than 700 years of being ruled by Britannia compared to their mere 201, we consider ourselves better equipped to run their country than they do?
Thu, 19 Jul, 2012
England may find themselves in the semi-finals of Euro 2012 tomorrow night or they may be boarding a plane back to London; but whatever the result against Italy in Kiev it appears Roy Hodgson’s side may finally have learned the lesson the world has been waiting for them to grasp for so long; the art of humility.
Sat, 23 Jun, 2012
MANCHESTER UNITED may have surrendered their perfect start to the season at the Britannia Stadium but the positives to be gleaned from a full-blooded 1-1 draw could well outweigh the negatives when it comes to the development of young goalkeeper David de Gea.
Mon, 26 Sep, 2011