George Osborne's advice from the International Monetary Fund is like the curate's egg - good in parts.
The government wants to ramp up Western involvement in the Syrian conflict but the cost will be more violence and instability in the region
HONDA already have their sights set on claiming the Formula One constructors' world championship after announcing a buy-out of the BAR team yesterday.
CHAMPIONSHIP: Iain Dowie's Palace side gave Queens Park Rangers a footballing lesson last night in a competitive London derby at Loftus Road.
BAR were forced to call a temporary halt to their bid to set a new Formula One speed record yesterday.
LAWRENCE DALLAGLIO will return to action for Wasps in their Powergen Cup clash with Cardiff on Friday, four months after fracturing his ankle, his club revealed yesterday.
HOUSEMAN casts an eye over today's cards.
KEVIN PIETERSEN'S superb knock of 158 at the Oval batted the Australians out of the final Test, ensuring a draw and the return of the Ashes.
LONDON 2012: Britain's most senior Olympic official called on the Scottish Football Association to end their resistance to a British football team at the 2012 Games yesterday.
AUSTRALIA'S preparations for the Super Series were dealt a double blow yesterday with Brad Hogg and Shaun Tait ruled out with injuries requiring surgery.
SOL CAMPBELL'S return to fitness and form has left Sven-Goran Eriksson with a tough decision over who to pair at the heart of his defence for their final World Cup qualifiers against Austria and Poland.