England

Chris Robshaw aiming to prove Lions fitness after dominant Harlequins return

Chris Robshaw insists he will do everything he can to prove his match sharpness ahead of the British & Irish Lions squad being named on April 19 after revealing he came through his first return to action in 12 weeks without any reaction to the shoulder injury that forced him to miss the entire Six …

Harlequins

Saracens romp to a crushing bonus-point victory over Bath

Saracens firmly put their Six Nations blip behind them with a crushing 53-10 victory over Bath that not only reminded Premiership leaders Wasps that …

Saracens

Chris Ashton backed for shock Lions call-up after double delight in Saracens destruction of Bath

Chris Ashton was backed for a shock British and Irish Lions call-up after his two tries helped destroy Bath.<p>The former England wing has sacrificed …

Saracens

Live Next to Buckingham Palace in This Luxurious London Development

English buyers will soon have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live near the Queen herself. London-based developer Northacre is turning a historic …

Hotels

British Irish Lions team of the week

6:34 PM GMT<p>It was back to the Aviva Premiership and PRO12 for the British & Irish Lions hopefuls, looking to make Warren Gatland's squad to New …

Saracens

Greene King IPA Championship: Stories from the weekend

• Click here for the Championship table<br>• Results from every domestic fixture, here<p><b>The Greene King IPA Championship is reaching the 'business end' of the</b> …

English Rugby

All Blacks have nothing to fear, for all the fury of the Six Nations

England’s second title in a row said more about the weakness of the opposition in a tournament lacking the subtlety that will be needed by the Lions<p>The Six Nations is the envy of the southern hemisphere – for its licence to print money rather than the quality of the rugby it inspires. England …

Six Nations Championship

Walking back in time through the English Cotswolds

“It is as though you close a curtain behind you, and walk 500 years back into history,” Andrew Guppy told me as I inquired about a 50-mile, eight-day …

Travel

Kevin McCloud's Restoration of the Year: inside the transformations of Britain's endangered buildings

Every town has one. An abandoned building that was once the beating heart of a community but has fallen into disrepair.<p>There are 5,340 properties on Historic England’s list of “at risk” buildings in Great Britain, from nonconformist Welsh chapels to red brick post offices to Victorian factories, …

United Kingdom

England backs proposal to shorten Six Nations to six weeks

England's Rugby Football Union will back a proposal to reduce the length of the Six Nations to six weeks from the current seven to improve the tournament, the governing body's chief executive Ian Ritchie has said.<p>Clubs in the English Premiership are also backing the proposal, which was rejected at …

English Rugby

Quins keep play-off hopes alive with 53-17 thrashing of Newcastle

Harlequins clicked through the gears at The Stoop to comprehensively beat Newcastle Falcons 53-17 and keep alive their hopes of a top-four finish in …

Harlequins

Maestri faces misconduct complaint after referee comments

France vice-captain Yoann Maestri faces a misconduct complaint following an investigation into the extraordinary conclusion to the Six Nations Championship clash against Wales in Paris last weekend, tournament organisers said on Friday.<p>Toulouse lock Maestri will have a disciplinary hearing after …

Six Nations Championship

When is St George's Day? Everything you need to know about England (and Ethiopia's) dragon-slaying saint

<b>St George's Day is England's national day and falls on April 23, but St George wasn't even English...</b><p>What’s St George's Day all about?<p>St George’s Day is England's national day and is celebrated on April 23 each year. The day remembers St George - England’s patron saint.<p>A Christian martyr, St George …

United Kingdom

Ian Ritchie fully behind condensed Six Nations Championship as part of new global season

Ian Ritchie, the Rugby Football Union chief executive, has backed plans to condense the Six Nations Championship from seven to six weeks as part of the new global season.<p>Ritchie outlined the RFU’s support for the proposed change for the first time yesterday, claiming it would improve the …

Six Nations Championship

The little-known Welsh youngster who is turning heads in the Aviva Premiership after failing to land a regional deal

This 21-year-old has scored 10 tries in 20 games this season to remind the Welsh professional sides what they are missing

Anglo-Welsh Cup

England hooker George targets starting role

Hooker Jamie George was pleased with his cameos from the bench during England's Six Nations campaign but is aiming for a starting role heading into the 2019 World Cup in Japan.<p>George, who is often used as a second-half substitute for captain Dylan Hartley by coach Eddie Jones, said he expects to …

Eddie Jones

Is winter coming to Yorkshire?

The proudest of English cricket's counties is looking at dark days ahead, as its creaking home ground and financial difficulties paint a worrying …

Cricket

Six Nations stars return to reinforce Premiership run-in

Harlequins vs Newcastle Falcons, Saturday 15:00<p>The Harlequins director of rugby John Kingston is able to ring the changes for the visit of Newcastle …

Anglo-Welsh Cup

See the Incredible Live/Work Space of One Silversmith in the English Countryside

Leaving London for the countryside, silversmith Hal Messel transforms a humble chapel into a live/work wonder<p>Though they’re easy to overlook and oddly uncelebrated beyond the poems of John Betjeman, nonconformist chapels are among the quieter delights of the English countryside. Restrained in style …

Arts and Crafts movement

London attack: More arrests as detectives probe how killer was radicalized

LONDON — Detectives investigating the terror attack near the Houses of Parliament arrested more people Friday, as they worked to determine how the British-born attacker became radicalized and inspired to go on his deadly rampage.<p>Mark Rowley, assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, told a …

Brussels

London attack: Prince Charles visits Travis Frain in hospital

<b>The Prince of Wales has visited a student who was injured in the Westminster attack.</b><p>Travis Frain was "hit head-on" by a car on Westminster Bridge as the attack began on Wednesday, suffering multiple fractures to his hand and leg.<p>Prince Charles paid a visit to the 19-year-old from Lancashire, who is …

UK News

Eddie Jones wanted England to face All Blacks this year before talks collapsed

Eddie Jones approved the Rugby Football Union’s attempt to structure a last-minute deal to face world champions New Zealand this autumn, only to see …

Eddie Jones

Will Greenwood selects his Lions XV to face New Zealand... and explains why - is this the team to conquer All Blacks?

Before the start of this year's Six Nations, Will Greenwood selected his Lions XV for the tour to New Zealand based on form and gut feeling...<p><b>Pre-Six Nations Lions XV:</b> 15. Stuart Hogg; 14. Anthony Watson, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Robbie Henshaw, 11 Adam Byrne; 10 Owen Farrell, 9 Conor Murray; 1 Mako …

Six Nations Championship

Young England must grow up fast, says Dier

Eric Dier said England's young players "cannot play the age card forever" as they seek to grow into a World Cup campaign and end the country's familiar under-achievement at big tournaments.<p>Speaking ahead of Sunday's Group F qualifier at home to Lithuania, the England midfielder was asked if a …

Roy Hodgson

Blenheim Palace Steeped in History

Do you love Britain? Let others know!<p>With over 300 years of history within its walls, Blenheim Palace has an abundance of stories to tell.<p><i>Blenheim</i> …

Royal Family

Queen Elizabeth II's Funeral - What does London Bridge is down Mean

Earlier this year, we reported on exactly what will happen when the Queen dies. And now, further details about the royal preparations have been made …

Royal Family

On this day in 1603: James VI of Scotland begins his turbulent reign as King of England

King James VI of Scotland was the son of Mary Queen of Scots and the murdered wastrel Lord Darnley. Aged one, his mother was forced to abdicate in his favour, leaving Scotland ruled by regents until James assumed full personal power in his mid-teens.<p>Despite King Henry VIII of England’s multiple …

United Kingdom

The day Theresa May triggers Brexit is also the anniversary of England's bloodiest battle

The Battle of Towton in the Wars of the Roses claimed the lives of 1% of the English population.<p>The death toll when Theresa May triggers Article 50 …

History

Premiership: Exeter Chiefs v Sale Sharks

<b>England wing Jack Nowell returns for second-placed Exeter as one of two changes to the side that beat Leicester 16-12 in their last Premiership match.</b><p>He replaces James Short, while Ben Moon comes in for Carl Rimmer at prop and Tomas Francis drops to the bench.<p>Flanker Tom Curry earns a first start …

Sale Sharks

England Under 18 name side for Wales match

• England U18 make 12 changes<br>• Match is live on S4C, here<p><b>England Under 18 have made 12 changes to the starting line-up for their third match of the</b> …

Worcester Warriors