England, for the first time in years, have reached the point where only a light touch on the tiller is required. On virtually every summer tour since the game went professional they have either been beset by injuries and off‑field scandals or too knackered to mount a serious challenge.
Not so long ago, Michael Gove could address headteachers and have them jeering like unruly schoolboys.
Leaving the EU could put Britain’s biggest cities at risk of the industrial decline last seen in the 1980s under Margaret Thatcher, Gordon Brown will warn.
Oh dear, a clutch of slightly moth-eaten Tory grandees have laid into David Cameron, George Osborne, into the Treasury and Bank of England too, in terms that will make it even harder to bind up the country’s wounds when the referendum campaign ends.
Boris Johnson has dismissed fears about the value of sterling in the event of Brexit and suggested the Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, is guilty of talking the economy down.
Labour’s Rosena Allin-Khan was declared the victor in the Tooting byelection in south London in a result which was overshadowed by the brutal killing hours earlier of Jo Cox.
It appears that Lady Gaga has lined up her next major acting gig.
The Dutchman was named as the new Everton manager this week.
A £721m claim being brought against Barclays by Amanda Staveley – a financier who helped the bank find billions of pounds to stave off a taxpayer bailout in 2008 – is “fundamentally misconceived”, according to court documents filed by the bank.
French banking giant Société Générale is about to double the size of its St James’s Square office.
As anyone who has been to a Rolling Stones concert in the past 26 years will tell you, there is a moment where Mick Jagger, for all his grandiose stage swagger, is briefly, but undeniably, upstaged.
Francesco Totti has agreed a new one-year contract with Roma. Totti met the club president, James Pallotta, on Tuesday and the 39-year-old has now confirmed that he will play on into a 25th season in the Italian capital.