England vs Ukraine LIVE commentary: Harry Kane and co seek to build on excellent Italy win as Three Lions continue road to Euro 2024

England will look to build on their first away win over Italy since 1961 when they welcome Ukraine to Wembley this weekend. The Three Lions sealed a 2-1 win over the defending European champions thanks to goals from Declan Rice and Harry Kane. Instagram Kane became England’s all-time top goalscorer with a penalty at the … Read more

West Ham vs AEK Larnaca LIVE: Hammers boast excellent home continental record as they look to seal place in Europa Conference League quarter-finals

West Ham welcome AEK Larnaca to east London tonight as they look to progress to the Europa Conference League quarter-finals. The Hammers are 2-0 up heading into the home leg after a Michail Antonio double sealed a big win in Cyprus. Getty Antonio’s double was his first-ever in a European competition The Hammers might be … Read more

New Zealand v England first Test LIVE commentary: Stuart Broad returns as Ben Stokes’ side look to continue excellent form ahead of the Ashes

England are finally back in Test action this week as Ben Stokes’ side prepare to take on New Zealand in a two-match series. Brendon McCullum and Stokes haven’t even been in place for a year but England have transformed under their guidance. Stokes and McCullum have bounced off each other perfectly and turned England into … Read more

Tories jump to defend ‘excellent campaigner’ Lee Anderson

Conservatives are split over the appointment of Lee Anderson as deputy party chairman after Rishi Sunak was forced to distance himself from the MP ‘s support for the return of the death penalty. The Prime Minister said “that’s not my view, that’s not the Government’s view” when questioned about reinstating capital punishment – although some … Read more

Excellent news on the exports front, pace of growth in imports moderating

Merchandise exports have been resilient in November, recovering from a dip in the earlier month. The broad-based restoration is reassuring with half the principal sectors posting year-on-year growth. The October contraction had raised fears of exports plunging, as excessive inflation in vacation spot markets impacts demand and interest rate tightening squeezes inventories. Yet, the underlying … Read more

An excellent and necessary film

“What do you think of when you hear the word ‘Jew’?”, David Baddiel challenged viewers at the start of his documentary Jews Don’t Count. Before you could check in with yourself, he added: “Let’s ask some Jews.” There followed a succession of Jewish celebrities (including Stephen Fry, novelist Howard Jacobson, Friends star David Schwimmer, American … Read more