Fire Minister Brandon Lewis probably had a fair idea what Sir Ken Knight would deliver when he asked him to conduct an "independent" report into fire and rescue services in England.
As LGBT activists worldwide celebrate anti-homophobia day we are reminded of prevailing prejudice
Football: Rangers have received a request to hold an extraordinary general meeting designed to oust chairman Malcolm Murray.
Football: Frank Lampard ended a season of uncertainty over his future today by signing a new one-year contract with Chelsea.
Cricket: Alastair Cook insists England will not be complacent when they take on New Zealand tomorrow.
Football: Rio Ferdinand called time on his England career today, saying a new generation of defenders should now step forward.
Welsh Football Weekly: While the football world was busy searching for more superlatives to heap on Alex Ferguson on the occasion of his last game in charge of Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, one man was intent on wrecking the cosy send-off.
Scottish sports comment: Neil Lennon deserves the attention he is receiving at the moment. For all he has endured while in the hot-seat with Celtic and all he has achieved he is unlikely to go unnoticed by clubs elsewhere.
Football: What a difference three days makes. On Saturday Wigan were basking in an historic FA Cup final victory over Manchester City. Seventy two hours later, Roberto Martinez's players stood desolate on the Emirates pitch as referee Mike Dean called time on their Premier League sojourn.
Football: Sacked Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini was branded “arrogant,” “vain” and “self-centred” by the club’s former kitman today.
Football: Wigan manager Roberto Martinez says his players must forget their historic FA Cup win at the weekend as they target maximum points from their last two Premier League matches, starting tomorrow at Arsenal.
Tennis: Laura Robson brushed aside an injury-hit Venus Williams 6-3 6-2 to set up a second round meeting with the US star’s sister Serena at the Internazionali d’Italia in Rome today.