Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale completed a notable treble after being voted the 2013 Footballer of the Year by England's Football Writers' Association.Friday, 3 May, 2013, 4:48am
London's reputation as the defamation capital of the world is poised to end after the enactment of a law that strengthens the position of respondents and puts a virtual end to so-called libel tourism. Powerful foreigners - Russian oligarchs, Arab oil magnates and large corporations - have often brought libel cases against authors, journalists, academics, scientists and bloggers based on the most tenuous of links to England.27 Apr 2013 - 3:27am
England will meet old enemy Scotland with the pressure on their shoulders after Samoa knocked the stuffing out of them in a powerful and consummate performance which stunned most of the packed stadium on the opening night of the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens.23 Mar 2013 - 5:13am
England head to Montenegro for Tuesday's second and most difficult part of their away double-header in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, with the result likely to be more crucial to the group H final standings than most would have expected at the start of the qualifying campaign.23 Mar 2013 - 4:41am
Alastair Cook scored his 24th test century and Nick Compton his first Saturday in an 231-run opening partnership which steered England towards parity with New Zealand on the fourth day of the first test.
At stumps England was 234-1, 59 runs behind New Zealand with a day to play.9 Mar 2013 - 3:58pm
England were hustled out for just 167 on the second day of the opening Test against New Zealand on Thursday as the unfancied Black Caps attack destroyed the tourists’ powerful batting line-up.7 Mar 2013 - 1:02pm
France should follow England's example when it comes to looking after their players and not overloading the schedule, French coach Philippe Saint-Andre said.
The 45-year-old, who spent over eight years coaching in England, said the lack of time allowed for top players to develop their skills had hindered and would continue to hinder the national side.29 Jan 2013 - 4:16am
Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi must pay his second wife, Veronica Lario, €3 million (HK$30.8 million) a month in alimony but gets to keep their estate.29 Dec 2012 - 3:59am
Christians could be in a minority in England and Wales by 2018, according to analysis of the latest census results, which have revealed a fall of more than four million in the number of people who describe themselves as adhering to the faith.13 Dec 2012 - 5:05am
England, Wales and Australia were all drawn together in a potential 'group of death' when the draw for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England was made yesterday.
The trio all found themselves in Pool A at a draw conducted at London's Tate Modern gallery.4 Dec 2012 - 1:37am
England centre Brad Barritt insisted his side can do what no side has done in more than a year and defeat New Zealand when they meet the world champions at Twickenham on Saturday.
The All Blacks, who have not lost a European autumn series international in a decade, arrive at ‘headquarters’ on a 20-match unbeaten run dating back to August last year.28 Nov 2012 - 10:14am
More than 800 homes in England and Wales have been flooded as heavy rain and strong winds battered the country and environmental officials warned of more downpours to come on Monday.
Two people have died since heavy rain began on Wednesday, including a woman killed by a falling tree in the southwestern English city of Exeter and a man trapped in his car in rising waters in Somerset.26 Nov 2012 - 12:50pm
The British government has pledged to help victims of widespread flooding across the country, as gale-force winds and torrential rain claimed the lives of two people.
A 21-year-old woman was killed when a tree smashed into her tent while she was sleeping, near the Exeter city centre, while a 70-year-old man died after his car crashed into a swollen river in Cambridgeshire.26 Nov 2012 - 4:26am
Kevin Pietersen has been added to England’s test squad for next month’s tour to India after being dropped following a controversial text-message row.
The decision to recall the South African-born batsman was made after he met coach Andy Flower, captain Alastair Cook and other senior players and members of England’s management team this week.19 Oct 2012 - 9:15am
Germany squandered a four-goal lead to draw 4-4 with Sweden while world champions Spain conceded in stoppage time to draw 1-1 with France as both teams lost 100 per cent records in World Cup qualifying on Tuesday.17 Oct 2012 - 8:32am