..Freedom of speech is under renewed attack, this time from members of the House of Lords after they hijacked a bill to update Britain's data protection laws to launch an attempt to shackle the Press...JEFF POWELL: 'If you want loyalty, get a dog.' So the 33rd US President Harry S Truman famously said. Although according to many political historians that is not quite accurate.
..Even in an age of cheap money, high house prices would leave many to guess that you need to be near the top of the pile to buy a home, but is that true? ..A fly on the shower screen watching my morning ablutions might think my love of animals has gone bonkers.
First, emulating a water-loving dog shaking all over.
..Your striker fluffs a sitter, your defender shanks a clearance, your winger misses a try or your hot tip falls at the first fence.... ..It is almost 18 months now since Paul Lambert swept into Villa Park with a vision of a very different future. ..There are only a few days to go before we take on Australia at the Millennium Stadium.
I’m incredibly excited by the prospect of walking out in front of a big crowd and singing the national anthem.
..A liberal society should permit cultural or religious minorities to wear distinctive clothing - but only if that doesn’t get in the way of an institution’s ability to enforce basic standards of security.
..‘Jack assures me that he is going to work to make at least one letter legible in order not to debase our currency should he be confirmed as secretary of the Treasury,’ Obama said, naming Lew as the man he wants to succeed Timothy Geithner.Still the public are denied a full, proper explanation as to why the leading runscorer in England's history in Kevin Pietersen will never play international cricket again...After signing Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa and Felipe Luis Jose Mourinho says there will be no more additions this summer as he insists he will give his U-21 stars a chance to get into the team and develop...When I first became a so-called ‘sexpert’, I was 28.Back then, I was editor of a journal called The Erotic Review...I know exactly how those Aston Villa boys will be feeling as they line up in the tunnel before tonight’s game. it might have been almost two decades ago, but the situation I faced in 1994 was uncannily similar.