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Category: National newspapers

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John Woodcock obituary

Long-serving cricket correspondent for the Times who also spent six years as editor of WisdenEvery time there is an on-field occurrence – wicket, goal, whatever – at a sporting event, the journalists present will huddle to make sure their interpretatio…

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David Foot obituary

Outstanding cricket writer and biographer whose work graced the pages of the Guardian for 40 yearsFor generations, the path to journalistic success in Britain has run almost inevitably through London. David Foot, who has died aged 92, broke the rule an…

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Kevin McCarra was not only a great writer, he was a great man | Sachin Nakrani

I experienced the warmth and kindness of the Guardian’s late former football correspondent. It will stay with me foreverEver since I was a teenager, I have struggled to sleep. Not every night but many nights, and often for no reason.The night of Sunday…

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Kevin McCarra was not only a great writer, he was a great man | Sachin Nakrani

I experienced the warmth and kindness of the Guardian’s late former football correspondent. It will stay with me foreverEver since I was a teenager, I have struggled to sleep. Not every night but many nights, and often for no reason.The night of Sunday…

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Kevin McCarra obituary

Football writer for the Guardian, Times and Scotland on Sunday who was able to turn match reports into works of artKevin McCarra, who has died aged 62 of Alzheimer’s disease, was football correspondent for the Guardian from 2002 to 2012 and prior to th…

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Kevin McCarra: a pioneer who changed football journalism

The former Guardian football correspondent, who has died aged 62, was crisp, prescient and transformative in his writingIt was around about 1990, long before journalists had mobile phones. Kevin McCarra, the former football correspondent of the Guardia…

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John Bryant, journalist and key figure in London Marathon, dies aged 76

Bryant had senior jobs at Telegraph and Times and wrote several books about runningThe journalist and author John Bryant, who played a pivotal role in the success of the London Marathon, has died at the age of 76.He died peacefully at his home in Surre…

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Manchester United file complaint against Sun over Woodward house attack

• Club believe tabloid had advance notice of incident• Attack marked an escalation of tensions with fansManchester United believe the Sun newspaper had “advance notice” of the attack on the house of Ed Woodward, the club’s executive vice-chairman, and …

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Ben Stokes takes legal action against Sun over story about his mother

Cricketer attacked newspaper’s article about a tragedy in his family as ‘despicable’ Ben Stokes and his mother, Deborah, have launched legal action against the Sun, after the newspaper last month published a front-page story detailing a tragedy involvi…

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Rebekah Vardy ‘hires IT experts’ over Coleen Rooney leak claims

Vardy suggests someone else with access to her Instagram account could have leaked stories to the SunRebekah Vardy has said she is calling in forensic computer experts to examine who had access to her Instagram account following an extraordinary disput…

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Rebekah Vardy ‘hires IT experts’ over Coleen Rooney leak claims

Vardy suggests someone else with access to her Instagram account could have leaked stories to the SunRebekah Vardy has said she is calling in forensic computer experts to examine who had access to her Instagram account following an extraordinary disput…

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Coleen Rooney accuses Rebekah Vardy of leaking stories to Sun

Wife of Wayne Rooney claims fellow footballer’s wife passed on her private Instagram postsColeen Rooney has claimed to have caught another footballer’s wife passing her private information to the Sun, after apparently running an elaborate sting operati…

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Coleen Rooney accuses Rebekah Vardy of leaking stories to Sun

Wife of Wayne Rooney claims fellow footballer’s wife passed on her private Instagram postsColeen Rooney has claimed to have caught another footballer’s wife passing her private information to the Sun, after apparently running an elaborate sting operati…

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Premier League appoints Guardian’s David Pemsel as chief executive

Clubs say Pemsel hired because of his ‘straightforward style and personal integrity’The Premier League has appointed the Guardian’s David Pemsel as its new chief executive.Confirmation of the appointment came at a meeting of Premier League club chairme…

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Ben Stokes attacks ‘despicable’ Sun story about family tragedy

England cricketer says front-page article about family trauma in 1980s is immoralThe England cricket player Ben Stokes has described a front-page article by the Sun newspaper about a family tragedy 31 years ago as “disgusting” and “immoral”.In a statem…

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Vikki Orvice, journalist and trailblazer for women in sport, dies aged 55

• Sun’s athletics writer diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007• ‘Lived her life with integrity and courage,’ says Paula RadcliffeThe Sun’s long-time athletics correspondent Vikki Orvice, who blazed a trail for women in sport during a 24-year career in n…

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Hugh McIlvanney obituary

Pre-eminent sports journalist who strove for perfectionHugh McIlvanney’s life as a sports journalist resembled one of his perfectly crafted sentences: long, lyrical and rich with surprises. He was a scrupulous and perceptive witness to what he regarded…

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Sam Allardyce loses case against Daily Telegraph for paper’s ‘sting’

• Press regulator rules against former England manager• Ipso says newspaper justified in subterfugeThe former England manager Sam Allardyce has lost his complaint that the Daily Telegraph broke journalism’s rules by sending an undercover reporter to pr…

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Neville Southall as a source of hope | Brief letters

Manchester town hall | Funeral ads | Atheist appeals to God | Neville Southall | Dom BessWhile I am broadly in agreement with Simon Jenkins about the government getting it wrong on urban renewal in the regions (Relocating a few TV execs won’t revive ou…

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Raheem Sterling defends gun tattoo against media criticism

England footballer says image relates to father’s fatal shooting and his favoured footThe England forward Raheem Sterling has defended his new tattoo against media criticism, saying the image of a gun has a “deeper meaning”.The Manchester City player p…