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Joe Root has been appointed captain of the England cricket team. The 26-year-old had been the favourite to replace Alastair Cook, who resigned last week after four years in the role. Speaking at a press conference to announce his appointment, Root told the visiting press that “it is a huge honour to be given the […]

It was a tricky winter for the sport of rugby league. Bradford Bulls, one of the most iconic Super League teams in its earlier years, were liquidated around the turn of the year. There was disappointment for England and Scotland too in the Four Nations. Scotland produced one of the shocks of the year in […]

A La La late review to the party By Daniel Wright First let’s get this out of the way: I love La La Land and hope it wins almost every award it has been nominated for at the Oscars (let’s give Lin Manuel-Miranda best song ok?). Playing out over the four seasons in a delightfully […]

Two Minds of Opinion By Kieran Daly For actors, playing one single role can often be a challenge, especially when that character is extremely complex. M. Night Shyamalan’s newest film, Split, explores the sanity and danger of Kevin (played by James McAvoy, 2011’s X-Men: First Class and 2008’s Wanted), a man with 23 distinctive personalities, and a secretive 24th […]

Alastair Cook has stepped down as England cricket captain. The 32-year-old had led his country in 59 Test matches, the most of any England skipper. The decision comes after England’s disappointing tour of India, losing the Test series 4-0. Cook took up the role of England captain permanently in August 2012 after his stand-in spell […]