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Nice one Cyril came before Nice one Cyrille | Brief letters

Cyril Knowles and Cyrille Regis | Preston | Capita | Racecards | Red-top GuardianAs a Coventry City supporter, I too sang “Nice one Cyrille” back in the days (Tears and tributes for trailblazer Cyrille Regis, 31 January). However, as an academic I feel…

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Leicester City’s place in an unequal world | Letters

The reaction to the wonderful achievement of Leicester City in winning the Premier League is also a sad reflection on the ever-increasing inequality in our society. Nearly 40 years ago my team, Nottingham Forest, came up from the second division with one of the worst promotion records in history and proceeded to win the league, beating, among others, possibly the best Liverpool team ever. They then won the European Cup twice.

As Leicester were already playing in the top league and had finished the previous season with a terrific burst of form, it is debatable which is the more amazing achievement. However, the depth of reaction to the two events is very instructive. In those days, you could quite easily accept that a “lesser” team had some chance of competing against the accepted giants, and Forest’s wins still had a relatively healthy sense of perspective.

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Gary Lineker should keep to Match of the Day promise say Cameron and Vaz – video

Labour MP for Leicester East, Keith Vaz, praises Leicester City’s Premier League success in the Commons on Wednesday. He also refers to BBC presenter Gary Lineker’s suggestion that he would present Match of the Day in his underwear. Vaz says that promises should be kept, referring to Lineker’s joke, David Cameron concurs with Vaz’s suggestion

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Panama Papers: Police raid Uefa offices – live updates

3.33pm BST

This is from the Telegraph’s Ben Rumsby.

Suspect raid on Uefa has nothing to do with award of contract and more to do with any onward sale – for which it is not responsible.

3.26pm BST

This is from the BBC’s Richard Conway.

Uefa statement. #panamapapers pic.twitter.com/RRqRsHMzpA

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David Cameron urges Premier League clubs to be fairer to fans on ticket prices

• PM promises to look into rising prices amid time of increased TV income
• Cameron highlight importance of ‘keeping cost of football at a sensible level’

David Cameron has called on Premier League clubs to be fairer to supporters when setting ticket prices.

The spiralling cost of watching football has been under scrutiny in recent weeks, with Liverpool fans last month staging a mass walkout during a match in protest at plans to charge £77 for some tickets.

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David Cameron agrees to look into ‘problem’ of football ticket pricing

• Prime minister acknowledges request by Labour MP to investigate
• Labour’s Clive Efford hopes Cameron will meet with FSF for discussion

David Cameron has been asked to meet the Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) directly and discuss the issue of Premier League ticket prices, following a formal request by the shadow minister for sport.

The Labour MP Clive Efford – a long-standing campaigner for fan representation on the boards of professional clubs – has written to the prime minister and hopes a meeting with the FSF can be secured. Cameron promised to examine Premier League tickets after Efford raised the issue in parliament on Wednesday, recognising there was “a problem” with pricing.

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David Cameron promises to ‘look carefully’ at Premier League’s rising ticket prices

• Prime minister responds to question from Labour MP Clive Efford
• ‘Some clubs put up prices very rapidly every year’

David Cameron has promised to look at the rising cost of football tickets after Saturday’s protest by Liverpool fans at Anfield.

Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions after the issue was raised by Labour’s Clive Efford on Wednesday, Cameron said the increased costs were hard to justify: “I will look very carefully at the suggestion the honourable gentleman makes because I think there is a problem here when some clubs put up prices very rapidly every year, even though so much of the money for football actually comes from sponsorship, equipment and other sources so I’ll look very carefully at what he says.”

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England women’s football team meet David Cameron at Downing Street – video

England’s women’s football team meet the prime minister, David Cameron, on Thursday after winning bronze at the World Cup. England crashed out of the tournament after losing 2-1 to Japan in the semi-final, but defeated Germany 1-0 to clinch third place…

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Cameron puts corruption on G7 agenda after Fifa bribery scandal

Prime minister to tell summit that leading nations must ‘break the taboo on talking about corruption’, calling it ‘arch-enemy of democracy and development’

David Cameron is preparing to warn fellow world leaders at the two-day G7 summit that starts in Germany on Sunday that the Fifa bribery scandal must be a trigger for international action against corruption.

The prime minister will criticise what he will call a widespread “taboo” in pointing the finger at corrupt institutions, and will say the Fifa scandal has shown how focusing on an organisation can provide the impetus for cleaning-up operations.

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Cameron calls for Sepp Blatter to resign ‘the sooner the better’ – video

The British prime minister adds his voice to the calls for Fifa president Sepp Blatter to go, following the arrests of a number of the body’s high profile executives on bribery charges. David Cameron says the scandal has shown the ‘ugly side of the bea…

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Cameron calls for Sepp Blatter to resign ‘the sooner the better’ – video

The British prime minister adds his voice to the calls for Fifa president Sepp Blatter to go, following the arrests of a number of the body’s high profile executives on bribery charges. David Cameron says the scandal has shown the ‘ugly side of the bea…

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David Cameron backs demands for Sepp Blatter to quit

UK prime minister supports comments by culture secretary John Whittingdale that Fifa needs a new leader in wake of corruption crisis Continue reading…

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David Cameron backs demands for Sepp Blatter to quit

UK prime minister supports comments by culture secretary John Whittingdale that Fifa needs a new leader in wake of corruption crisis Continue reading…

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Said & Done: David Cameron; Sepp in Sochi; and how to say sorry like you mean it

Also featuring: Spain’s war on sexism; Marco Polo Del Nero’s credibility; and a car accident that wasn’t your fault Continue reading…




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Said & Done: David Cameron; Sepp in Sochi; and how to say sorry like you mean it

Also featuring: Spain’s war on sexism; Marco Polo Del Nero’s credibility; and a car accident that wasn’t your fault Continue reading…




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David Cameron pays tribute to Richie Benaud with impression – audio

The prime minister pays tribute to cricket commentator Richie Benaud, who died on Friday aged 84. Speaking to LBC, David Cameron shares memories of frequently texting the Benaud phrase ‘it’s a pretty tough battle out there’ to a friend during test matc…

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Aston Villa fan David Cameron backs Tim Sherwood appointment

PM says club’s new manager is ‘a very good guy and will make a big difference’, at Q&A with Rolls-Royce workers in Goodwood

David Cameron, a sporadic Aston Villa supporter, has hailed the appointment of Tim Sherwood as the club’s new manager, saying he is “a very good guy and will make a big difference” – but added that in the runup to the general election politicians were nervous about changes of management.

Answering questions from Rolls-Royce workers in Goodwood, West Sussex, the prime minister suggested that Villa, currently in the relegation zone, could avoid the drop this season. “The thing about the Premier League is you only need a couple of wins to get you out of the danger zone. You have to get some wins against the teams that are at your level or below,” he said.

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Forfeit Whelan’s donations over ‘antisemitic’ comments, says Labour

MP Karl Turner says £1.5m given to Tories by Wigan Athletic owner should be given to charity after his offensive remarks Continue reading…

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Karren Brady to be made a Tory peer

Cameron to give football club boss and Apprentice star peerage amid speculation about possible candidacy for London mayor Continue reading…

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London grand prix chances boosted as PM announces motor sports plan

New rules would give local councils power to approve street races, subject to stringent safety testsA long-held dream by the veteran Formula One billionaire Bernie Ecclestone to stage a London grand prix have taken a step forward as David Cameron annou…