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Christmas storms bring floods again

THE storms that lashed the whole country in the days immediately before and after Christmas had a big impact on swathes of Dorset. These pictures were taken on the morning of Christmas Eve during a brief lull in the rain and gale-force winds, and show the area around the River Stour in central Blandford. Many … Continue reading

Yearning for an end to Ashes nightmare

IT’S become a familiar refrain for those of us who wake up to the sound of the radio. “In case you haven’t yet heard, England have endured another day of humiliation at the hands of Australia.” The Ashes series, so eagerly anticipated in this country after England’s thrashing of the Australians earlier in the year, … Continue reading

Top marks for City in half-term report

AS near as makes no difference, the Christmas-New Year period traditionally represents the half-time whistle in the Premier League season. It’s when everyone takes stock: players gird their loins for the hectic schedule ahead, managers brace themselves for an assault on the honours or a fight against relegation, chairmen get impatient and do daft things … Continue reading

Awards show should lift the gloom

GOOD timing is a priceless asset in sporting circles, so thank goodness it’s the annual BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards this weekend. The result is surely the biggest foregone conclusion since night first followed day. Unless the Scots declare independence before Sunday evening, Andy Murray is headed for a landslide win. But the … Continue reading

Managerial sacking season in full swing

IT’S just as well that football managers earn decent salaries because their roles carry all the job security of a kamikaze pilot. When Wigan Athletic handed Owen Coyle his P45 on Monday, he became the seventh manager in seven days to be shown the door. He leaves his club midway in the Championship, only six … Continue reading