Philip Hammond, the chancellor, is coming under mounting pressure from Tory MPs to bring forward help for the NHS and social care services, amid dire warnings that council budget cuts are causing unsustainable problems.
In the 1970s, the New York Cosmos made soccer briefly fashionable in the United States, with global superstars Pelé, Franz Beckenbauer and Carlos Alberto leading a glittering team through a league that defied every convention of the international game.
West Ham have drawn and lost their last two games.
Tottenham Hotspur currently sit four points adrift of the Champions League spots.
Andy Townsend has hailed Leeds United manager Garry Monk.
Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers did not have the most success in the transfer window last summer.
A glance at the League Two table and the club in 21st place might suggest a misprint.
If you ask Diego Simeone, he will tell you that he does not often talk about football with his son.
Theo Walcott has set himself the target of 10 goals before Christmas, and the bonus of a coffee machine from his wife, if he can net one more before 25 December following his against Bournemouth at the Emirates on Sunday.
“Drobo, Drobo,” the khal – sorry, the call – went from the stands.