The Belgian capital might seem like a footballing backwater, but if you dig deep enough you find a different story: scandal, tragedy, revolutionary moments – and even the odd decent team. Neil Fredrik Jensen reports on one of the game’s most influential cities.
It was nothing more than a footnote, buried in the results of the Uefa Europa League second qualifying round, second leg, but it leaped out for those who remembered the days of glory: Progrès Niederkorn 2, Budapest Honved 0 (Niederkorn win 2-1 on aggregate).
George Osborne so busy with his nine jobs he neglects paperwork for Northern Powerhouse Partnership, Womad Festival under pressure over Jacob Rees-Mogg connection and the Telegraph hires from TaxPayers’ Alliance in this week’s MANDRAKE.
Why are Jeremy Corbyn supporters calling for a boycott of the Guardian, an oasis of left-wing commentary in an ocean of right-wing media? Here, MP CHRIS WILLIAMSON accuses the newspaper of waging a hostile campaign against the leadership.
In part one of our exclusive extracts from his latest diaries, ALASTAIR CAMPBELL gives the inside story on the final days of the last Labour government and what led to a defeat from which the party has yet to recover.