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The bitter row over Hackney’s hugely unpopular new licensing policy is still raging a week on – with neither side showing any sign of calling it a night.

Three memories. A trio of insights into character as much as talent. It is 2011 – the last time Middlesex’s County Cricket Club’s won promotion – and a Sydney-born Australian with an English mother and a British passport is batting with Andrew Strauss at Lord’s.

Dawid Malan has revealed England are searching for ways to cut Billy Stanlake, Australia’s 6ft 8in paceman, down to size.

England’s failure to capitalise on opportunities in key moments of the Ashes resulted in their 4-0 loss to a “far better” Australia side, Jimmy Anderson admitted after the series drew to a close in Sydney.

Outclassed England finished Sydney’s pink Test day red in the face from thankless toil and surely a touch of embarrassment too over a looming 4-0 Ashes endgame.

Dawid Malan admits he was surprised to see Jonny Bairstow come out to bat in the closing stages as Australia grabbed two late wickets to spoil England’s foothold in the fifth Ashes Test.

There was something about the way Alastair Cook celebrated his magnificent double-century in the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne that epitomised his character.

The Ashes: England draw on positives

Saturday, December 30, 2017

England yet again had no answer to Steve Smith as the Australia captain took his Ashes tally to 604 runs this winter with his third century to close out a predictable stalemate at the MCG.

It’s time for our Arsenal fan Q&A. This week we have a loyal Gooner from down under Micky Brock. Read on Micky’s passionate interview as he shares his favourite player (George Armstrong), scrapes at West Brom, his dear old dad giving him a love of The Arsenal by sharing tales of our 1930s stars and much, much more.

Middlesex’s Steven Finn will miss England’s first Ashes warm-up match after an injury scare.

If Middlesex batsman Sam Robson has set himself targets between now and the end of the season that might earn him an England recall he’s keeping them to himself.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has claimed that the Premier League is more important than the Champions League this week.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger expressed his delight at their two pre-season wins in Australia, in front of big crowds in Sydney.

Arsenal beat Wanderers in Australia

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Arsenal ran out 3-1 winners over Western Sydney Wanderers in front of a record 83,221 crowd in their latest pre-season tour outing in Australia.

Lacazette gets off the mark

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Per Mertsecacker opens scoring for Arsene Wenger’s team before big summer recruit finds the net

Ozil: Arsenal stay is my preference

Thursday, July 13, 2017

German international will discuss future after tour

I lived and worked in Sydney for 18 months a long time ago. It was one of the happiest times of my life.

Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey has met an Australian fan who credits the midfielder with saving his life – proudly showing him the tattoo he had inked his honour.

New striker ‘very proud’ to join club in record transfer

Robson and Stirling dominate Yorskhire attack

Hugely-promising Middlesex opener Nick Gubbins hit a century in the first day of the four day game against Essex at Lords.

A Hackney artist drew inspiration from her deaf parents for her latest photography exhibition, demonstrating how the body can express emotion.

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