For Ian Bell, the beginning of the end came at the back end of the summer when he began to think about his future. It happens to all cricketers. The second even a scintilla of doubt creeps in, the edge inevitably goes.
West Ham United legend and coach Julian Dicks has aired his thoughts on the club leaving the Boleyn Ground for the Olympic Stadium.
Dele Alli is a normal teenager with superstar football ability.
If there is any justice, Maggie Smith will be awarded with her third Oscar for her magnificent performance in this film version of the Alan Bennett play Lady in the Van.
Newcastle United will face Leicester City at St. James’ Park in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
The shadow home secretary Andy Burnham has warned that government cuts to grassroots sport due to be announced next week will be “the final nail hammered into the coffin of the legacy of London 2012”.
The main group campaigning for a British exit from the EU has a £14bn “black hole” in the savings it claims the UK would make if it voted to leave, Tory grandee Sir Nicholas Soames has said.
The head of Labour’s 2015 election campaign has called on Jeremy Corbyn to publish an internal inquiry into its election defeat, warning that his leadership has taken the party even further from possible victory in the next election.
David Cameron’s hopes of persuading Scottish Nationalists not to reject extending RAF strikes in Syria were dealt a blow yesterday when Alex Salmond insisted his party would only support military action if there was explicit backing from the UN.