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  1. March 22, 2013

    West Ham clinches Olympic Stadium for £15m

    West Ham United will be the main tenants of the Olympic Stadium from 2016 after Boris Johnson, the London mayor, announced...

  2. October 3, 2011

    Olympics chief attacks sports structure

    The system for organising sport in the UK is wasteful and inefficient and is in urgent need of reform, according to Andy...

  1. February 5, 2010

    Mine hosts: how members entertained on the House

    The secret life of MPs as banqueting impresarios came to the fore yesterday as it emerged that Commons facilities had been...

  2. February 4, 2010

    How MPs entertained on the House

    The secret life of MPs as banqueting impresarios came to the fore on Thursday as it emerged that Commons facilities had been...

  3. November 13, 2009

    Head of World Cup bid keeps job as new board set up

    Lord Triesman, chairman of England's troubled bid to host the 2018 World Cup, yesterday held on to his job following an...

  4. November 12, 2009

    Head of World Cup bid keeps job

    Lord Triesman, chairman of England’s troubled bid to host the 2018 World Cup, on Thursday held on to his job following an...

  5. Westminster Blog

    March 4, 2009

    Caroline Spelman: What did the Commissioner's report actually say?

    Barely a ripple. Perhaps it was the late release of the report into “Nannygate” – it didn’t emerge until after 6pm last...

  6. March 3, 2009

    UK Conservative’s apology for ‘misapplied’ subsidy

    Caroline Spelman, former chairman of the British opposition Conservative party, apologised on Tuesday after she was ordered...

  7. July 16, 2008

    Plea to resolve Tote uncertainty

    The government needs to resolve the uncertainty over the future of the Tote bookmaking and pool-betting business by...

  8. Westminster Blog

    June 19, 2008

    Labour tries to scrape together some new funding

    A tennis match with Tony Blair, the former prime minister, is among the auction lots to be sold at a Labour fund-raising...

  9. June 12, 2008

    Threat to World Cup hopes as visa abuse targeted

    The UK is set to deliver an ultimatum to 11 African, Asian and South American countries to address abuses of the...

  10. June 12, 2008

    UK to unveil visa abuse ultimatum

    Britain is set to deliver an ultimatum to 11 African, Asian and South American countries, telling them to address abuses of...

  11. June 11, 2008

    Visa curbs ultimatum targets 11 countries

    The UK is set to deliver an ultimatum to 11 African, Asian and South American countries to address abuses of the immigration...

  12. March 26, 2008

    Pressure to reveal ex-ministers' outside pay

    Pressure is mounting on the authorities at Westminster to overhaul the rules that allow MPs and peers to avoid disclosure...

  13. Westminster Blog

    March 14, 2008

    New interests

    The Commons register of interests is often worth a scan. Here are some bits and bobs from this week’s update. David Cameron,...

  14. November 17, 2007

    Caborn takes nuclear job

    Richard Caborn on Friday joined the growing band of former ministers and Labour MPs who have taken lucrative jobs in the...

  15. November 17, 2007

    Caborn is latest ex-minister to take nuclear job

    Richard Caborn yesterday joined the growing band of former ministers and Labour MPs who have taken lucrative jobs in the...

  16. May 7, 2007

    Premier League told to reform

    The sports minister has warned the Premier League to back reforms of the way European football is run or leave itself...

  17. May 7, 2007

    Ministers call new EU rules on sport offside

    European sports ministers are at loggerheads with Brussels commissioners and some of the continent’s elite football clubs...

  18. April 28, 2007

    Tote-bid group to be quizzed on future ownership

    The racing consortium be-hind the £400m bid to buy the state-owned Tote will be asked to ensure that control of the pools...

  19. April 27, 2007

    Football agents urged to drop legal action

    A row between the Football Association and football agents escalated yesterday as the government warned agents not to press...

  20. April 20, 2007

    Tote chiefs bolster case for buy-out with strong earnings

    The Tote said yesterday its annual earnings hit more than £30m for the first time, strengthening the case for a...

  21. April 14, 2007

    Sale of Tote heads for tough Treasury hurdle

    Soon after the winning horse gallops past the post in today's Grand National, the attention of racing aficionados willturn...

  22. March 15, 2007

    Wonderful chaps doing a splendid job

    It was the turn of their lordships to debate their future last night. Naturally there was a tendency among them to think...

  23. March 14, 2007

    Backlash grows over super-casino choice

    Ministers gave a distinctly lukewarm defence of the contentious choice of Manchester for Britain's first Las Vegas-style...

  24. March 1, 2007

    Blatter dents England's 2018 hopes

    England's hopes of hosting football's 2018 World Cup received an unexpected blow yesterday. Sepp Blatter, Fifa president,...

  25. December 15, 2006

    Racing sector set for new Tote move

    The racing industry is poised to get a final crack at buying the Tote, with the government today expected to announce a...

  26. December 8, 2006

    Footballers could lose their shirts in gambling crackdown

    Shirt sponsorship deals between football clubs and online gambling companies could be outlawed in the UK after the Gambling...

  27. December 7, 2006

    Football shirt setback for online gambling

    Shirt sponsorship deals between football clubs and online gambling companies could be outlawed in the UK after the Gambling...

  28. November 3, 2006

    Spurs enjoy the luck of the devil

    At Bayer Leverkusen, Dimitar Berbatov was known as the "devil with the angel's face", and Tottenham fans are beginning to...

  29. November 3, 2006

    England push to host 2018 World Cup

    Richard Caborn, sports minister, appeared to confirm today that the government will back a bid to hold the 2018 World Cup...

  30. November 1, 2006

    Jowell woos online gambling groups

    Ministers yesterday offered hope for a revival in the fortunes of beleaguered online gambling companies, suggesting the...

  31. October 28, 2006

    FA agrees to Lord Burns' reforms

    The Football Association yesterday voted through a package of reforms aimed at revamping the 143-year-old association,...

  32. October 28, 2006

    FA agrees to Lord Burns’ reforms

    The Football Association on Friday voted through a package of reforms aimed at revamping the 143-year-old association,...

  33. October 27, 2006

    Damned if we do listen to people - damned if we don't

    From Richard Caborn MP. Sir, In your article "Ministers in 'consultation craze' " (October 24) Don Foster, the Lib Dem...

  34. October 21, 2006

    Caborn denies role in bid for West Ham

    Richard Caborn, the sports minister, has denied he was supporting a bid for West Ham United, but added that the Premier...

  35. September 21, 2006

    FA looks into BBC reportsof soccer 'bungs'

    The Football Association is to investigate allegations made by the BBC that some managers and club officials in the Premier...

  36. July 12, 2006

    Observer: Wisely spent?

    As if the mediocre performance of their soccer team was not enough to bear, England's taxpayers yesterday learned the cost...

  37. June 18, 2006

    This Week in the UK

    On Wednesday it’s time to read the runes on interest rates again with the publication of the minutes from the last meeting...

  38. June 1, 2006

    Undercover inspectors to police casinos

    A network of undercover inspectors will police casinos to ensure operators adhere to a tough code of conduct under measures...

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