[Open Democracy] - (As Ian Bell pointed out in the Herald on Saturday, if the Union has been so good for Scotland then why, despite all the wealth and power, are health rates and social standards in Glasgow so abysmal?) Huge areas in the Central Belt need
[Morning Star Online] - Cricket: England batsman Ian Bell revealed today that the side is determined to avoid the humiliation of a whitewash against Pakistan in the Test series. Some dismal batting displays proved decisive as England succumbed to defeat in the first
[The Independent] - The latest news from the Atlantic Odyssey Challenge in which a team of six men are attempting to bre... And you think the storylines on an Eastenders' Christmas special are a bit too removed from reality?... If Michael Bisping overcomes wrestling motor
[The Independent] - The latest news from the Atlantic Odyssey Challenge in which a team of six men are attempting to bre... 'It was extraordinary, almost frightening. Word went round the city and within an hour there were hu... It's part two of the Top 14 half-term report
[CITY A.M.] - ENGLAND batsman Ian Bell accepts criticism of his struggling side is justified but insists the selectors should keep faith with a group of players who are desperate to salvage pride by winning the third Test against Pakistan.
[Evening Standard] - Ian Bell accepts England's batsmen owe their bowling team-mates a much-improved performance in the third Test against Pakistan in Dubai. The pertinent question for England concerns how they can address an issue which has rendered four of the top six
[The Independent] - “As a batting unit we wanted to sit down and talk,” said Ian Bell. “[It was] about how we want to take our game over the next 12 months.” MORE England forwards coach Graham Rowntree said the Calcutta Cup is always “a fire-and-brimstone game” and that
[Peterborough Today] rendered important by the introduction of technology to assist umpires (the two in this game were quite brilliant anyway) and lacks the brain-power to adapt, while Ian Bell looks like he'd struggle to buy a run if they were on sale in Sainsbury's.
[Yahoo! Eurosport UK (blog)] - TWEET OF THE DAY: "Ian Bell seems to be growing a moustache again, the sort of moustache that says 'my middle name is Ronald'." (Patrick Kidd) USER COMMENT OF THE DAY: "Strauss is a cricketer of the Mike Brearley mould: he's there for his formidable
[Nafferton Today] - Club chairman Harold Bell welcomed members, as well as representatives of the various charities the club supports, to the new venue. After a very successful event, the club was able to make donations to 10 charities, many of whom provided
[ESPN.co.uk] - England batsman keen to keep focus on Pakistan series before thinking about South Africa and India. Video courtesy of the ICC. (03:55) January 6, ESPNsoccernet Press Pass: 07 January Press Pass : Craig Burley, Shaka Hislop and Tommy Smyth
[Redditch Standard] - A charity auction was held, for which the chosen beneficiary was Coventry Acorns Children's Hospice, and an excellent sum of £1250 was raised as those in attendance bid for lots including an England cricket shirt signed by Ian Bell and a prestigious