Of all the ways to describe Lee Bowyer’s career in football, “laid-back” would not be the most obvious choice of words. Neither, in truth, would “calm”. And yet here we are, on the first few pages of second
Frank Lampard will head into Derby’s Championship play-off final with his future in doubt, as Chelsea consider an official approach for their former captain. Lampard is emerging as the leading contender
Surely it is time for a moratorium in boxing’s heavyweight division until the top four fight each other? Could the fans simply vote against the stand-off by ignoring upcoming fights? Perhaps they will
Phil Neville: Banning England players from social media during World Cup would 'stifle' growth of women's football
Phil Neville will not impose a social media ban on his England team during the World Cup, adding that doing so would only “stifle” the visibility of the women’s game. The head coach of the Lionesses has
Fran Kirby: 'We need to win the World Cup before we can talk about equal pay for England's women and men'
The England Women striker Fran Kirby believes the country’s female players “need to win the World Cup” before they can entertain discussions about equal pay with male footballers. The issue of equal pay
'There is no such thing as just another treble': Celtic's Scott Brown intent on trumping Hearts for remarkable third-straight
Yet another Celtic confirmation ceremony? Or can Hearts beat both the odds and the holders at Hampden Park? Those are the questions that will animate each legion of fans as they assemble for the William
Simon Byrne has been appointed the next chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI). Mr Byrne, 56, led Cheshire Police until 2017 and has more than three decades of policing experience.
Mauricio Pochettino: 'Tottenham are the best club in the world, but I must know Daniel Levy's plan to decide my future'
Mauricio Pochettino has once again challenged his chairman Daniel Levy to come up with the resources to ensure that Tottenham Hotspur challenge for the Premier League title and the Champions League next
Blake Austin, the Warrington playmaker, is hoping to maintain his 100 per cent record against Wigan, but is bracing himself for a tough challenge at the 13th Dacia Magic Weekend. The Super League giants
The next Tory leader must learn from Mrs May's mistakes – beginning with an honest conversation about Brexit
“Beware of pity”, I kept saying to myself. It was sad to watch someone who has tried so hard being forced to admit defeat, and painful to see the tears start into her eyes. But I still say “Beware of because,
A D-Day veteran has told of the moment he received a telex saying the war was over and why he refused to give the priceless relic to the Imperial War Museum. RAF Sergeant Bernard Morgan was part of a of
Boris Johnson has vowed to take Britain out of the EU on October 31 “deal or no deal” if he becomes Prime Minister as his leadership bid received heavyweight backing. Hours after a tearful Theresa May
Amber Rudd has signalled she could work with Boris Johnson if he becomes Prime Minister as she formally rules herself out of the Tory leadership race. The Work and Pensions secretary left the door open
The Curragh’s new €80 million (£70.5million) grandstand is officially opened today, but whatever the reception accorded the facility it is likely to be overshadowed by the action on the course, in what
The failed premiership: How May went from hero to zero and failed to deliver on promises over Brexit and Britain
It started with an uncompromising speech and ended with a speech calling for compromise. No one could have predicted Theresa May’s spectacular fall from grace when she delivered her landmark Lancaster
Feminist academics in uproar over new union chief's 'Terf blocker' as they complain of assault on free speech
Feminist academics have complained that their new union boss cannot uphold free speech because she has refused to listen to opposing views in the transgender debate. Dr Jo Grady, who was elected on Friday
Richard Moore, Liberal who campaigned to join and remain in the EEC and was right-hand man to Jeremy Thorpe – obituary
Richard Moore, who has died aged 88, was a gifted, internationalist Liberal who was one of the earliest and most consistent campaigners for Britain to join – and then stay in – the European Community.
Universities which run “threadbare” courses could see their fees being cut, as the Education Secretary says that degrees must be “in the interests of the taxpayer”. Damian Hinds has criticised the proliferation
Matt Hancock launches leadership campaign and says he is ready to 'lead this great party and great country'
Matt Hancock is poised to announce he is standing for the leadership of the Conservative Party and say that he is "ready to lead this great party and great country". The Health Secretary, a Remainer who
Couple used child as 'decoy' to steal £750 worth of chocolates and teddy bears from Harrods, court hears
A pair of academics used their child as a 'decoy' to steal £750 worth of chocolates and teddy bears from Harrods, a court heard. Dr Orlando Doehring, 36, and wife Dr Zichen Xue, 37, loaded their four buggy
The Duke of Sussex will join the Queen as she hosts a lunch for Donald Trump at Buckingham Palace on the US President’s first full state visit next month. His American wife, the Duchess of Sussex, is maternity
Detectives investigating the deaths of an elderly couple in west London have charged a man with their murder. The pair's bodies were discovered by police officers in their flat at Adair Tower, Appleford
Scotland Yard is pushing to prosecute all the 1,130 people arrested in the Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest as it called for tougher penalties to deter similar demonstrations. The Metropolitan Police
Afghanistan have been tipped as a giant-killer in this World Cup, but given the relative ease with which they beat Pakistan in this warm-up game, by three wickets with two balls to spare, they will slay
Mrs May achieved nothing of any value, while humiliating the country she says she “loves” What matters is how prime ministers conduct themselves in office, not how they depart from it. But in the case
The peer-to-peer property finance firm Lendy has collapsed into administration, the City watchdog said yesterday as it launched an investigation into the company. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
British tennis should take a lead from the greatest of all time, Dan Evans claimed on Friday, by prioritising bread-and-butter drills ahead of fancy analytics. Evans – who will open his French Open campaign