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England edge past Samoa but real tests lie ahead

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After the horror surrounding the Super League Grand Final, rugby league fans will be hoping that the next showpiece event will get people talking about rugby league once more, and hopefully help the public move on from the scandalous scenes of two weeks ago! England played their first international match since … Read More

Film | The Inbetweeners 2 – A wonderful surprise

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Image: Bwark Productions When I first heard Inbetweeners writers Damon Beesley and Iain Morris were plotting a sequel to the rapturously received debut, I was mortified. Undeniably, it contained some enjoyable moments; but the boys’ lascivious pilgrimage in search of carnal carnage in Malia now feels like an elongated and … Read More

Sport | Brazil lead the way as England prepare to say goodbye

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As the last round of group matches got under way at the FIFA World Cup, Ste Topping rounds up the talking points from a busy day in Brazil and looks ahead to an English goodbye.   Monday’s action began in Group B, as Chile took on the Netherlands in a … Read More

Sport | Spain back on the plane but will Greece slip up against Japan?

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After a disappointing day of World Cup action on Tuesday that only saw five goals scored with two draws, normal service was resumed on Wednesday with 11 goals in the three matches played, with the most action packed games to date. The biggest shock of the day was the early … Read More

Sport | F1 – Rosberg takes victory but Hamilton forced to retire after a mixed start for Mercedes

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Nico Rosberg claimed the fourth Formula One victory of his career in an action-packed start to the season in Australia. Lewis Hamilton began the race in pole position, but had to retire on just his third lap due to a misfiring cylinder and from that point on, his team-mate assumed complete control of … Read More

Sport | Should Kevin Pietersen have been sacked?

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YES – Ste Topping Should Kevin Pietersen have been sacked by England on the basis of the recent tour of Australia alone? No. It’s difficult to make a case for any England player making a good account for themselves Down Under this winter, and Pietersen did put in some more than respectable … Read More

Science | How do didgeridoos produce their distinctive sound?

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This term sees the beginning of ‘Science Shorts’, a series in which science questions will be answered in approximately 100 words. The first one, all in aid of Australia day, looks at how didgeridoos produce their distinctive sound… Surprisingly the sound produced is more to do with the person playing … Read More

Sport | A Face from the Radio – Broad no 'Fraud'

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The amount of negative press that Stuart Broad has been given, it was bound to come back to haunt Australia and after day one of the first test in Brisbane it certainly has. Labelled by the Courier Mail, Brisbane’s local paper, as Stuart Fraud and banned the use of his name for the … Read More

Sport | Rugby League World Cup – England vs Australia Review

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Australia claimed the first points of the 2013 Rugby League World Cup as they overcame a resolute England performance in Cardiff. Memories of a poor defeat to Italy in the last warm up match were quickly cast aside as Leeds Rhinos winger Ryan Hall scored the competition’s first try after … Read More

The Root to Success

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Stephen Topping As England approach their final fixture of the ICC Champions Trophy group stage, a few things are becoming quite clear: India are the team to beat, England’s bowling attack isn’t as convincing in the shorter format and Joe Root will be integral to any success England has for … Read More