rss

Category: Newspapers

0

A day of glory: how the French press covered World Cup victory

Ecstatic commentators reached for the superlatives after the 4-2 victory over CroatiaAllez les bleus! After early hopefuls Germany, Brazil, Argentina and Spain bowed out earlier than expected in the tournament, there remained just one of the original f…

0

England’s World Cup heartbreak dominates front pages

Semi-final defeat against Croatia marks end of the road for Gareth Southgate’s teamEngland crashing out of the World Cup after extra time on Wednesday night – their first appearance in the semi-final in nearly 30 years – meant that triumphal dummy fron…

0

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…

0

As Raheem Sterling knows, successful black men have targets on their back | Maurice Mcleod

Whether its his choice of tattoo or the variation in his spending, the message to the England footballer is clear: know your placeIn a little over two weeks, the World Cup finals begin in Russia. You would expect the nation to be concentrating its effo…

0

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…

0

Daily Express sorry for article about violence before Liverpool-Roma match

Newspaper apologises for suggesting Liverpool fans shared responsibility after supporter was injuredThe Daily Express has apologised after it published an “ill-informed and wrong” article suggesting Liverpool fans shared responsibility for violence bef…

0

Donny Davies, the Guardian correspondent who died in the Munich air disaster | Richard Williams

Donny Davies was the son of an orphanage boy and survived a German POW camp in the first world war. In February 1958 he was among those to lose his life in the wreckage of G-ALZUThe afternoon light was fading and the crowd of 52,000 were dispersing as …

0

Guardian and Observer scoop three prizes in British Journalism Awards

Daniel Taylor, Carole Cadwalladr and Aditya Chakrabortty scoop prizes for sports, technology and comment respectively on Monday nightThe Guardian and the Observer have won three British Journalism Awards, including sports journalism of the year for Dan…

0

Guardian wins Newspaper of Year at Football Supporters’ Federation awards

• Guardian wins best newspaper, Football Weekly named best podcast• Guardian contributor Jonathan Wilson wins writer of the yearThe Guardian enjoyed a successful evening at the Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) awards in London, winning Newspaper o…

0

The semiotics of Sepp Blatter’s beef with white wine | Letters

Police officers and their pay | James Bond and the former Fifa president | Going tabloid in the 19th century | Borrowings by Robert Louis Stevenson and Bob Dylan | From Trump Street into Russia Row

Your editorial on public sector pay (Nurses teachers and firefighters are long overdue a rise, 20 June) was disappointing for a couple of reasons. First, you exclude police officers from the headline, when they have suffered similar pay freezes and cuts, compounded by pay-scale freezes and the largest raid on pensions. Second, you use the sexist term “policemen” when referring to officers running into danger – are you suggesting policewomen run the other way? The perfectly respectable gender-neutral alternatives “officer” and “constable” have been in satisfactory use for many decades.
DCI Louise Fleckney
Broughton, Northamptonshire

James Bond in From Russia with Love, to his enemy Donald “Red” Grant: “Red wine with fish. Well, that should have told me something.” Sepp Blatter, lunching with David Conn (G2, 19 June), ordered white wine with côte de bœuf. Doesn’t that tell us something?
Clifton Melvin
Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire

Continue reading…

0

Everton join Liverpool in banning Sun journalists over coverage

• News comes after Kelvin MacKenzie suspended for column on Ross Barkley
• ‘Any attack on this city, against a community or individual, is not acceptable’

Everton football club have banned the Sun from their Goodison Park stadium and Finch Farm training ground over the newspaper’s coverage of the city.

The news comes in the wake of Kelvin MacKenzie being suspended by the Sun after Merseyside police said they were investigating Friday’s controversial column headlined: “Here’s why they go ape at Ross,” in which he compared Everton’s Ross Barkley to a gorilla. Alongside was a photograph of a gorilla’s eyes below a close-up of the eyes of Barkley, whose grandfather was born in Nigeria.

Continue reading…

0

Police investigate racial hate complaint over Kelvin MacKenzie Sun column on Ross Barkley

Police investigating column that compared Everton footballer Ross Barkley, who was punched in a nightclub, to a gorillaThe Sun has suspended Kelvin MacKenzie after Merseyside police said they were investigating a column in which he compared the footbal…

0

Guardian journalists among Press Awards winners

Daniel Taylor wins both news reporter and sports journalist of the year, while Amelia Gentleman takes specialist journalist of the year

The Guardian’s Daniel Taylor has won both the news reporter and sports journalist of the year awards for his series of stories about child sexual abuse in football.

His interview with Andy Woodward, who revealed he had been abused by coach Barry Bennell as a young footballer at Crewe Alexandra, was the first in a series that exposed a previously hidden scandal.

Continue reading…

0

Gary Lineker hits back at Daily Mail over tax accusation

Former England striker says he pays his taxes in full, will not be bullied and will continue to speak up for refugees

Gary Lineker has said he will not be “bullied” by the Daily Mail after the tabloid newspaper accused the former England footballer of tax avoidance in a highly critical two-page article.

In a 2,600-word article published on Thursday under the headline: “Holier than thou hypocrite”, the Daily Mail, which is owned by the non-domicile Lord Rothermere, claims Lineker has used a complex scheme to avoid paying as much tax as the “man or woman on the street”.

Continue reading…

0

Graham Taylor obituary

Football manager whose superb work with Watford and Aston Villa was undeservedly overshadowed by his England careerGraham Taylor deserves to be remembered as the football manager who enlivened the English game between 1977 and 1987 by taking Watford, a…

0

Guardian named Newspaper of Year at Football Supporters’ Federation awards

• Fourth successive occasion the Guardian has won award
• Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho named the Player of the Year

The Guardian has been named the Newspaper of the Year at the Football Supporters’ Federation awards for the fourth year in a row.

.@owen_g accepts the Newspaper of the Year award on behalf of @guardian_sport (presented by Chris Foy, not @chrishoy) #fsfawards pic.twitter.com/0Gbifc1xCj

Continue reading…

0

Guardian named Newspaper of Year at Football Supporters’ Federation awards

• Fourth successive occasion the Guardian has won award
• Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho named the Player of the Year

The Guardian has been named the Newspaper of the Year at the Football Supporters’ Federation awards for the fourth year in a row.

.@owen_g accepts the Newspaper of the Year award on behalf of @guardian_sport (presented by Chris Foy, not @chrishoy) #fsfawards pic.twitter.com/0Gbifc1xCj

Continue reading…

0

Hugh McIlvanney: ‘Nothing meant more than reporting on Muhammad Ali’

The veteran sports correspondent on the many satisfactions brought by working on the Observer
• Click here for more on the Observer at 225

In a sense, I arrived at the Observer in 1962 on a false passport. My formative years in the business were as a news reporter and occasional feature writer until, at the Scotsman in my mid-20s, I was persuaded to write about sport. So I was conspicuously devoid of executive credentials when the Observer took me on as assistant sports editor. Within about three weeks I contrived to get a piece in the newspaper, and before too long I was given the chance to be chief sports writer.

There was an almost Dickensian atmosphere about the Tudor Street offices. We had a grandfather clock in the corner of the sports office and I remember Danny Blanchflower, the great Tottenham midfielder, was doing a column for us, and he complained that the ticking of the clock was upsetting his concentration. Later, of course, in other premises, we had the normal clatter and chatter of newspaper offices. Now they are a bit like libraries, quiet enough to preserve Danny’s concentration.

Continue reading…

0

Sam Allardyce urges Daily Telegraph to release its secret tapes

Sacked England manager hopes to be exonerated by full record of meeting

Sam Allardyce is demanding that the Daily Telegraph release its tape recordings of his meeting with the newspaper’s undercover reporters, which led to his dismissal as England’s football manager.

Allardyce believes the full tape recordings might exonerate his behaviour – although the newspaper has been warned by City of London police not to give the tapes to any third party because of its ongoing investigations into allegations of bribery and corruption in British football management.

Continue reading…

0

Gary Lineker in talks with Walkers crisps over Sun advertising

The face of the snack maker supports campaign to convince firms not to advertise with newspapers that ‘stir hostility’ towards refugees

The star of the Walkers crisps adverts, Gary Lineker, has held talks with the brand about its relationship with the Sun newspaper, which has attacked him in recent weeks for his views on the refugee crisis.

Lineker said people would have to “wait and see” the outcome of the discussions. But, within hours, Walkers appeared to pour cold water on suggestions it would sever ties with the paper.

Continue reading…