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London Irish chief executive Brian Facer: ‘The most important thing for any rugby club is to succeed on the pitch.’ Photograph: Lee Christiansen

There’s commitment, and then there’s Brian Facer’s level of commitment. The chief executive of London Irish rugby club since late 2017, Facer commutes(...)

 Manchester City  manager Pep Guardiola is thrown into the air by his players as they celebrate after their 4-1 victory against Brighton  to become  Premier League champions for a second consecutive year. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP

How do Manchester City follow the near-perfection of a Premier League title triumph of 98 points? Try, somehow, to repeat it next season. Simple to s(...)

Darren Fenton and Ciarán Gorman of Bevcraft: “We’ve taken a ‘two-pronged’ approach of opening in the UK and, at the same time, pursuing international market opportunities.”

What was your reaction when you heard the UK had voted to leave the EU? I was quite shocked at first as, from the outset, it looked like an economic (...)

Burnley’s Matthew Lowton tries to clear the shot from Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero during the Premier League clash. Photo: Andrew Yates/Reuters

Pep Guardiola praised Manchester City’s “overwhelming” capacity to handle pressure after they overcame the challenge of Burnley to reassume leadership(...)

Lukas Bates, dressed as Big Ben, struggles to get over the finish line during the London Marathon. Photo: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

It’s possibly no consolation to Liverpool fans after 29.1 millimetres banjaxed their Sunday, but there’s always someone worse off. Like that man dre(...)

Denis Desmond, who with Caroline Downey operates Academy Music Group in a joint venture with Live Nation. Photograph: Collins Courts

Pretax profits at a UK-based music venue operator co-owned by concert promoter Denis Desmond last year declined 19 per cent to £6.34 million (€7.35 mi(...)

Owen Farrell looks on during a Saracens training session  in St Albans, England. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Owen Farrell will bounce back from his Six Nations disappointment, according to the Saracens director of rugby, Mark McCall, who does not believe the (...)

Leinster’s Jordan Larmour in action against Wasps at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, England, in January. Photograph: ©INPHO/Gary Carr

For a player who because of inexperience could appear vulnerable or open to self-doubt, Jordan Larmour says he’s breezing nicely into the heaving brea(...)

While Belfast’s prices were rising quickly, the average house price is the second lowest in the Zoopla survey at £133,800. Photograph: iStock

Property prices in Belfast rose at the second-highest rate across the UK in the year to the end of January, according to a survey by British property (...)

Gordon Banks  makes a save in a match against  Hungary at Wembley in 1965. Photograph: PA/PA Wire.

Gordon Banks, a World Cup winner with England in 1966 whose diving, twisting save to thwart Pelé in 1970 is lauded as one of the greatest feats of goa(...)

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