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  • SPORTS

    The Pompey Chimes are ringing again

    Sports, Nobby Piles, Published on 15/12/2018

    » After a traumatic decade, in which they plummeted from the Premier League to the fourth-tier League Two, Portsmouth FC are showing signs of life. They currently sit top of League One, six points above Luton, although it would be a larger margin had it not been for a shock mid-week 2-1 home defeat to a lively Charlton Athletic.

  • LEARNING TOGETHER

    Is this English?

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 18/08/2012

    » Sir Alex Ferguson talks about Van Persie joining United. If you are an English language learner, you may wonder if Sir Alex Ferguson is speaking English or some other language. It’s English, but it’s English with a Scottish accent.

  • SPORTS

    Golden and some not so golden moments of the year

    Sports, Nobby Piles, Published on 30/12/2017

    » It is that time of the year when Nobby drags himself out of the armchair to honour assorted heroes and villains who have graced our sports pages in 2017. Admittedly, it is bit of a mixed bag.

  • SPORTS

    Sporting heroes and villains of 2016

    Sports, Nobby Piles, Published on 29/12/2016

    » It is that time of the year when Nobby hauls himself out of the armchair to honour the sportsmen and sportswomen who have acted above and beyond the call of duty over the past 12 months.

  • THAILAND

    Our top 10 stories in a year that will be hard to forget

    Spectrum, Published on 25/12/2016

    » Over the past year 'Spectrum' has reported a wide range of issues to give readers valuable insights. Our reporter ambushed the monk who helped Leicester City to their shock English Premier League title to get an exclusive. Another reporter blended in with Chinese yuppies in the new business district of Bangkok to find out why they decided to migrate to Thailand. Two reporters did a series of stories on the Tiger Temple by hanging out with the veterinarian, monks and national park officers to listen to all sides. We were determined to find the truth. Last month we also went up to Chiang Mai to talk to Hmong girls wrongly accused of stealing a British tourist's watch. Here are the top 10 stories in another exciting year of reporting.

  • BUSINESS

    Words of wisdom from an English monk (Part two)

    Business, Sorayuth Vathanavisuth, Published on 02/07/2015

    » Individual ability will only take us so far if we are unable to use it in a way that helps those around us, believes Ajahn Brahm, the abbot of Bodhinyana Monastery in Western Australia.

  • SPORTS

    Bale set to become world's most expensive footballer

    Published on 02/09/2013

    » MADRID - Gareth Bale will be unveiled as a Real Madrid player on Monday after his prolonged transfer from Tottenham Hotspur was finally completed for an unconfirmed world record fee late Sunday.

  • EASY NEWS

    Was a red card justified?

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 06/03/2013

    » Just about everyone agrees that Nani’s boot was high, but was the Manchester United player's action reckless enough to get him sent off? Sportswriters are speaking out on the referee’s game-changing decision.

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