Marcus Rashford is one of 14 Manchester United academy players handed their debut by manager Louis van Gaal. Photograph: Reuters

Louis van Gaal has given debuts to 14 academy players since taking over at Manchester United – seven in the opening two months of last season and seve(...)

Presbyterian Notes

Following last month’s Church in the Public Square conference on the enduring impact of 1916, to further public discussion on the subject the Council (...)

Clarkson: I can’t imagine anyone in the world flying more than I do. Terminal 5 ought to be my address.
At lunch with Jeremy Clarkson
  • Motors
  • December 18, 2015, 20:45

Brace yourself for a scoop, dear reader. The most famous petrolhead on the planet has accepted my invitation to lunch. Given the run of his dealings(...)

Fiji’s lock Leone Nakarawa runs in to score a try during the Pool A match against Uruguay at Stadium MK in Milton Keynes. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Fiji 45 Uruguay 15 Uruguay waited 12 years for a World Cup try and two came along on one night in a 47-15 defeat as Fiji bowed out of the tournament w(...)

Japan rugby fans celebrate their team’s second try as they watch Japan’s IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool B match against Samoa at a public viewing event in Tokyo. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters

Japan coach Eddie Jones believes his players have put the pride back in Japanese rugby regardless of whether they qualify for the World Cup quarter-fi(...)

 Wesley Fofana  runs with a ball next to captain Thierry Dusautoir during a France training session at Stadium MK in Milton Keynes. Photograph: Getty

POOL D: France v Canada, Milton Keynes, 8.0 (Live on TV3, ITV) French coach Philippe Saint-André has put out the nucleus of the team that will (...)

Television cameras showed France coach Philippe Saint-Andre reading the riot act to his players after a scrappy first half display against Romania on Wednesday night. Photograph: PA

France winger Noa Nakaitaci admits head coach Philippe Saint-André was right to give the team a dressing-down after their limp first-half display agai(...)

British Labour Party leadership candidates Andy Burnham, Liz Kendall, Yvette Cooper and Jeremy Corbyn take part in a radio hustings hosted by presenter Nicky Campbell (c) in Stevenage, in the UK. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Harriet Harman has insisted there will be no doubt about the “integrity” of the British Labour leadership contest as it emerged that less than 1 per c(...)

Tottenham are poised to sign Burnley’s Kieran Tripper in a deal worth €4.9 million. Photograph: PA

Mauricio Pochettino is primed to make Burnley’s Kieran Trippier his second signing of the summer. The Tottenham Hotspur manager is also interested in (...)

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal watches his team in action at the Britannia Stadium. United are just three points better off than they were after 20 league games last season. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

When Manchester United began 2014, they had, for the first time under their manager of six months, David Moyes, just won four consecutive Premier Leag(...)