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Robert Armstrong, former Guardian rugby correspondent, dies aged 76

• Armstrong joined paper in 1970 as a sub-editor• Covered the 1991 World Cup and two Lions toursRobert Armstrong, the Guardian’s former rugby union correspondent, has died at the age of 76.Armstrong, who also covered football and tennis for many years,…

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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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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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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…

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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…

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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

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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

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New record for Leonard Barden, grandmaster of newspaper chess columns

The Guardian’s columnist has written weekly for the newspaper for 61 years as well as running a daily column at the London Evening Standard for 60 years

The Guardian’s chess columnist, Leonard Barden, has recently broken another record, according to a report on Chess Base.

It points out that Barden’s 61-year stint as the paper’s columnist – uninterrupted since September 1955 – has overtaken the 60 years and six months record set by Tom Widdows, who wrote weekly for the Worcester News from October 1945 until April 2006.

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New record for Leonard Barden, grandmaster of newspaper chess columns

The Guardian’s columnist has written weekly for the newspaper for 61 years as well as running a daily column at the London Evening Standard for 60 years

The Guardian’s chess columnist, Leonard Barden, has recently broken another record, according to a report on Chess Base.

It points out that Barden’s 61-year stint as the paper’s columnist – uninterrupted since September 1955 – has overtaken the 60 years and six months record set by Tom Widdows, who wrote weekly for the Worcester News from October 1945 until April 2006.

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Fairytale newspaper coverage for Leicester City’s fairytale victory

National press revels in the chance to report good news by recording the remarkable Premier League success by the 5,000 to 1 outsiders

Leicester City’s Roy-of-the-Rovers-style achievement by winning the Premier League dominated the front and back pages of the national press on Tuesday.

Amidst the Brexit debate, the Labour party’s internal strife and the ongoing war against Isis, editors clearly revelled in the opportunity to report a good news story.

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The Guardian named website of the year at Press Awards

Guardian Weekend section and several of newspaper’s journalists also honoured at annual awards hosted by Society of Editors

The Guardian has been named website of the year at the Press Awards, while Guardian Weekend was given the prize for supplement of the year.

Three of the newspaper’s journalists were also honoured at the ceremony in London on Tuesday night and an Observer writer was highly commended.

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Alan Henry obituary

Motor racing writer who attended more than 650 grands prix

Alan Henry, one of the most respected and prolific of motor racing writers, delighted in telling stories from his early years in the sport, such as the one about the time he spotted Mike Hailwood tucking a paperback book inside his overalls before a qualifying session for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza in the early 1970s. Hailwood explained to Henry that he expected his car to break down and wanted to have some way of passing the time while stranded out on the circuit.

Henry, who has died at the age of 68 after a long illness, provided informed and incisive commentary on the sport as the Guardian’s Formula One correspondent from 1988 to 2009. In that capacity, and previously on behalf of the weekly newspaper Motoring News, he attended more than 650 grands prix and became a familiar figure to a galaxy of champions.

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Tributes paid after death of Alan Henry, former Guardian F1 correspondent

• Alain Prost mourns death of ‘one of the best F1 journalists’ at age of 68
• Ron Dennis: ‘He was knowledgeable, accurate, intrepid yet fair-minded’

Alan Henry, the doyen of Formula One correspondents during his distinguished career at the Guardian, has died at the age of 68.

The tributes that poured in on Saturday were led by Ron Dennis, the chairman and CEO of the McLaren Group and one of Henry’s many important friends within F1. “I knew Alan Henry for more than 40 years, and, as the decades rolled by, he and I became good friends,” McLaren said. “As a journalist he was knowledgeable, accurate, intrepid yet fair-minded, and as a man he was warm, kind, loyal and always funny.

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Guardian wins Newspaper, Writer, Podcast awards from Football Supporters

Amy Lawrence named Writer of the Year by FSF
Guardian’s Football Weekly takes Podcast/Radio Show of Year
Chris Cook wins Racing Reporter of the Year

The Guardian won the Newspaper of the Year, Writer of the Year and Podcast/Radio Show of the Year awards at the Football Supporters’ Federation’s awards night on Monday.

The paper’s citation for the newspaper award read: “With a real ear for fan issues, it’s no surprise to see the Guardian shortlisted. Let’s not forget its commitment to top-class coverage of European football either, with great copy from the likes of Raphael Honigstein and Sid Lowe.

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The Guardian wins Newspaper, Writer and Podcast of the Year awards

Amy Lawrence named Writer of the Year by FSF
Guardian’s Football Weekly takes Podcast/Radio Show of Year
Chris Cook wins Racing Reporter of the Year Continue reading…

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We try to keep out the sexism in covering tennis, but sometimes it’s difficult

We try to keep out the sexism in covering tennis, but sometimes it’s difficult to get everything quite as balanced as we’d like Continue reading…

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Newspapers gnash their teeth in reporting England’s World Cup defeat

The picture on today’s front pages of The Times and The Independent of Luis Suarez consoling Steven Gerrard at the end of the World Cup match summed up the game’s emotional drama.

“Don’t cry, Kai. If Italy beat Costa Rica today… then Suarez & Co lose to Italy.. and Daddy scores a couple (or maybe more) against Costa Rica…”

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Brasília’s Estádio Nacional on standby for extra 2014 World Cup games

Doubts remain over unfinished World Cup venues Fifa insists 12 stadiums will be able to host matches

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David Moyes admits ‘punches hurt’ while Manuel Pellegrini talks big

On the eve of the derby Manchester United manager says he lacks a match-winner in midfield like City’s Yaya Touré



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Billy Davies left to reconsider his style by Nottingham Forest sack

As he approaches his 50th birthday the abrasive Glaswegian has a shattered reputation to rebuild