Recent articles by Jonathan Harwood

Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon of Blur

Damon Albarn in running for 2012 Olympics role

News Thu 24 Sep, AT 12:24

The Blur frontman is going head to head with names such as Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry to be artistic director of the London games

Lily Allen

Lily Allen drops blog as piracy abuse gets nasty

News Thu 24 Sep, AT 09:43

Pop star Lily Allen drops her anti-file-sharing campaign and hints she might prefer to be an actress than a musician

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin’s international debut: the verdict

News Wed 23 Sep, AT 16:17

Addressing an audience of Hong Kong financiers, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin attempted to throw off her reputation for gaffes

An audience watches Tosca on a screen outside the New York Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera’s Tosca opens to violent boos

News Wed 23 Sep, AT 14:01

Luc Bondy’s new version of Tosca went down badly with an audience used to Franco Zeffirelli’s long-running predecessor

Fabio Capello; England; David Beckham; football

Fabio Capello wins first round of battle with press

News Wed 23 Sep, AT 12:44

Two national newspapers have paid substantial donations to charity after running photographs of the England manager on holiday

Bobby Robson

Bobby Robson: hypocrisy behind the headlines

News Tue 22 Sep, AT 09:18

Now lauded as a ‘true gentleman’ of the game, the former England manager endured a torrid time at the hands of the press and public

Thomas Vermaelen

Wenger strikes again as Vermaelen proves a hit

News Tue 22 Sep, AT 08:29

Arsenal’s new Belgian defender had been tracked by the Gunners since 2005 - and has announced his arrival at the Emirates in style

Barack Obama

Obama goes on Letterman as media blitz continues

News Mon 21 Sep, AT 13:35

The US President is to follow up his ‘celebrity Ginsburg’ of five TV interviews on Sunday morning by appearing on The Late Show

Frank Lampard; Chelsea

Chelsea bulldozer Spurs to keep Carlo Ancelotti’s perfect record intact

News Mon 21 Sep, AT 10:52

Goals from Ashley Cole, Michael Ballack and Didier Drogba see off Harry Redknapp’s Spurs in a one-sided London derby

Michael Owen Manchester United

Manchester derby pits second place against third

News Fri 18 Sep, AT 07:00

Team news and more for the weekend’s Premier League fixtures

Andew Flintoff

Dubai is a shrewd choice of base for Andrew Flintoff

News Thu 17 Sep, AT 15:59

As a base to launch his new career as a freelance superstar cricketer, Andrew Flintoff’s choice of dry Dubai is a good one

Peter Kenyon and Jose Mourinho

Peter Kenyon steps down as Chelsea chief executive

News Wed 16 Sep, AT 17:33

Surprise announcement that Kenyon is to leave his role comes days after the club were banned from making new signings until 2011

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter says attacks on Obama are ‘racist’

News Wed 16 Sep, AT 14:30

Former president claims Joe Wilson’s outburst in the House of Representatives shows America is struggling to accept a black leader

Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds

Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds quit Renault

News Wed 16 Sep, AT 14:07

Renault will not contest race-fixing allegations made by Nelson Piquet Jnr

Gordon Brown; Alan Turing

PM Brown apologises for persecution of Alan Turing

News Fri 11 Sep, AT 11:57

The campaign for a posthumous apology for late gay scientist was led by – among others – Stephen Fry on Twitter

Robbie Keane; Aaron Lennon; Jermain Defoe; Tottenham; Spurs

Harry Redknapp’s surprise package takes on Man Utd

News Fri 11 Sep, AT 08:35

Team news and more for the weekend’s Premier League fixtures

Confucius and Paris Hilton

Hilton and Palin join Confucius in the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

News Thu 10 Sep, AT 17:08

Wise words from Paris Hilton have been added to the august publication traditionally reserved for the likes of Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde

Al Gore at Copenhagen

Al Gore invests £7m in online supermarket Ocado

News Thu 10 Sep, AT 13:57

Former US vice-president turned ethical investor hopes his company has picked another winner

Alastair Campbell

Campbell lays into wealthy Cameron’s pay-cut for MPs

News Wed 9 Sep, AT 17:54

Alastair Campbell has called for an increase in MPs’ salaries, saying David Cameron wants to return to the days when politics was for the rich

The Beatles

Beatles re-release under fire from ‘mono’ purists

News Tue 8 Sep, AT 18:59

We should listen to their music as they intended it to be heard, say hardcore fans

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