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John Leicester

John Leicester

    Gay footballers, please stand up
    Gay footballers, please stand up
    For the Daily Telegraph of London, the announcement from England cricketer Steven Davies that he is gay was worthy of its front page,...
    Wayne Rooney, from hero to bonfire villian
    Wayne Rooney, from hero to bonfire villian
    Every November, when a roaring fire and warm humour provide welcome if transitory relief against winter's tightening noose, the folk of Edenbridge...
    Fifa ignores the blunder in Bloemfontein
    Fifa ignores the blunder in Bloemfontein
    Sepp Blatter must be squirming. If he isn't, he should be.
    VIPs converge on Copenhagen ahead of IOC vote
    VIPs converge on Copenhagen ahead of IOC vote
    Spain's king, Brazil's president and US First Lady Michelle Obama were converging on Wednesday on the Danish capital for a final push to get the...
    Interpol turns to web users in paedophile hunt
    Interpol turns to web users in paedophile hunt
    In a first, Interpol appealed on Monday for public help to identify a suspected paedophile who was shown in photos posted on the internet sexually...
    France 'reaping what it sowed' in Africa
    France 'reaping what it sowed' in Africa
    An era draws to a close this week when French President Jacques Chirac hosts his last summit of leaders from Africa, a continent where France's...
    Net closes in on cycling's 'blood brothers'
    Net closes in on cycling's 'blood brothers'
    Of all the forms of doping in sports, perhaps none is more vampirish than athletes siphoning, storing and transfusing their own blood.
    Nigeria reports first deadly bird flu in Africa
    Nigeria reports first deadly bird flu in Africa
    A "highly pathogenic" strain of the H5N1 bird-flu virus has been found in poultry stocks in Nigeria -- the first reported case of the disease in...
    'Perfect day' for Armstrong
    'Perfect day' for Armstrong
    As Lance Armstrong prepared for what may be hardest stage of the Tour de France, the widow of a friend and teammate killed in a crash a decade ago...
    Armstrong blows away rivals in Alps
    Armstrong blows away rivals in Alps
    Two faces. One was Lance Armstrong's, steely but almost serene as he pedalled furiously in the thin mountain air. The other was a mask of pain worn...
    European leaders mourn Monaco's prince
    European leaders mourn Monaco's prince
    Tributes flooded in from around Europe for Monaco's Prince Rainier III, who died on Wednesday. French President Jacques Chirac hailed the prince's...
    US plans to train 50 000 peackeepers
    US plans to train 50 000 peackeepers
    World leaders, looking for quicker, more effective responses to wars in Africa and other crises, are expected to offer training and equipment for...