Is English cricket an exclusive sport?

“50 years from now, Britain will still be the country of long shadows on county (cricket) grounds, warm beer, invincible green suburbs, dog lovers, and – as George Orwell said – old maids bicycling to Holy Communion through the morning mist,” said former British Prime Minister John major in 1993. Interestingly, this was his vision of Britain in Europe. However, does his view of English county grounds reflecting the British character still resonate nearly 30 years on?

‘Tears still well up when I say goodbye’: Mancunian sisters relive ‘Voyage of the Damned’ on Holocaust Memorial Day

Sisters Gisela Feldman and Sonja Sternberg were teenagers when they fled Nazi Germany on the SS St.Louis destined for Cuba, but were denied entry and forced back to Europe. Now aged 96 and 93, they share their story which led them to the UK, what it means to be recognised in the 2020 New Year’s Honours List, and why they have dedicated their lives to educate others about the Holocaust.

Comment: Napoli situation a healthy reminder of the need for the PFA

After Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis forced his players to go into a 7-day-a-week training camp and star player Lorenzo Insigne was fined 350,000 for allegedly organising a mutiny against the chairman’s reaction to a string of very poor results, we look at how influential the PFA (Professional Footballers’ Association) has been in England over the years on its 112th birthday.