Recent articles by Gavin Mortimer

British troops in Afghanistan

Mutilating Taliban dead: a first for the British army?

News Wed 10 Aug, AT 09:42

A British soldier has been accused of cutting off the fingers of enemy dead. If guilty, he wouldn't be the first

Manu Tuilagi England rugby player from Samoa

Manu Tuilagi prepares to take his England bow

News Fri 5 Aug, AT 09:37

The Samoan born centre will in the team to play Wales on Saturday as World Cup warm-ups begin

Jo Wilfried Tsonga

Tsonga’s win over Federer barely registers in France

News Thu 30 Jun, AT 09:36

Bad timing: Frenchman thrashes Federer on day France celebrates release of captured TV journalists

Seb Coe, Denise Lewis, London 2012 Olympic torch

Olympic flame dims for disillusioned Londoners

News Thu 9 Jun, AT 09:36

After the ticketing fiasco comes the non-eco-friendly torch that looks like a cheesegrater

Alex Ferguson

Ferguson tries to ban hack who asked about Ryan Giggs

News Wed 25 May, AT 09:37

Man Utd boss isn't as keen on free speech as he was when he received a touchline ban in March

France World Cup 1998, Zinedine Zidane, Marcel Desailly, Laurent Blanc

Zidane the key as French football turns on itself

News Fri 6 May, AT 09:18

The France team that won the 1998 World Cup could tear itself apart over Laurent Blanc race row

rebecca black friday

Lady Gaga backs Rebecca Black - and so does Cowell

News Thu 24 Mar, AT 15:21

Oh dear. The prospect that Black may not be a one-hit wonder is a real possibility

Michael Yardy

Yardy quits England cricket squad with depression

News Thu 24 Mar, AT 10:20

Another cricketer falls victim to growing pressures of long foreign tours

mohammed al-nabbous

Libyan reporter Nabbous dies in Benghazi crossfire

News Mon 21 Mar, AT 09:25

Death of brave broadcaster whose coverage of Gaddafi’s attacks on Benghazi helped win support for no-fly zone

Nicolas Sarkozy

Sarkozy goes quiet, while Libyans sing his praises

News Fri 18 Mar, AT 15:41

Gavin Mortimer in Paris: A low profile doesn’t come naturally to the president – but he’s giving it a try

Sarah Palin in Kuwait with a gun simulator

Just how ‘unconventional’ is Sarah Palin?

News Tue 8 Mar, AT 15:46

Will-she-won’t-she presidential candidate fears she is too kooky for the US electorate. Hardly

Robin van Persie scores for Arsenal v Barcelona

Fabregas and Van Persie set for Arsenal’s Barca test

News Tue 8 Mar, AT 08:48

Arsene Wenger hopeful that Dutch striker will be fit as Fabregas prepares for his Camp Nou debut

Kevin Pietersen

Pietersen out of the World Cup - will England care?

News Mon 7 Mar, AT 15:30

A hernia has ruled Pietersen out, but with no century for over two years is he vital to England's success?

charlie sheen's korner

Billionaire may give Sheen a reality TV show

News Mon 7 Mar, AT 13:49

Mark Cuban saw potential in car-crash webcast Sheen’s Korner even if nobody else did

Glenn Beck

Is Glenn Beck too negative even for Fox News?

News Mon 7 Mar, AT 10:45

Report suggests Fox News is preparing for life without its controversial host

John Galliano collection

Disgraced Galliano gets rave reviews for new line

News Mon 7 Mar, AT 09:18

Fashion writers allow themselves to be romanced by designer’s ‘seductive’ collection

Ariel, of Peterpan

Muslims and liberals slam ‘Peterporn’ star’s sentence

News Tue 1 Feb, AT 16:07

Peterpan singer Ariel has been jailed after his sex tapes appeared on the internet

Charlie Sheen

Sheen ‘smoked tennis-ball sized lumps of cocaine’

News Tue 1 Feb, AT 14:35

Friends says the actor had a hernia watching TV, a porn star blames his trip to hospital on a ‘suicide binge’

Bush’s daughter joins wife in supporting gay marriage

News Tue 1 Feb, AT 12:05

Daughter Barbara and wife Laura both disagree with George W Bush's line on gay marriage (with video)

Carla Bruni

Carla Bruni renounces her Left-wing bohemian past

News Tue 1 Feb, AT 11:08

First Lady makes position clear –in good time for Sarkozy’s re-election bid

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