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Pardew: 'It's nothing personal'

Two premiership managers were involved in a bitter scuffle today. Struggling West Ham boss Alan Pardew was man handled by Aresenal's manager Arsene Wenger as he celebrated his teams second win 1 - 0 against Arsenal. It was a bitter end to a game which saw the Champions league finalists last season outwitted by Pardew's battling team. A late headed goal from Harewood, saw West Ham's boss jubilant celebrations frustrate Wenger into reacting fiery. Pardew, after the game said he didnt know what caused the reaction from the Arsenal boss.

FC Copenhagen overturn Premiership leaders

Up and coming European team FC Copenhagen have turned the screws on Premiership leaders Manchester United. The white stripped team out played and out witted the Premiership leaders by scoring a set play goal and defensively keeping hold of their 1 - 0 lead. A goal by Marcus Allback laid pressure on the reds to equalise but got nothing out of the game. Manchester United came to Copenhagen expecting an easy ride but with a lacklustre performance and a positive opposition side the reds were unable to turn on the performance that would ensure guaranteed qualification.

Premiership Kings hold rivals to draw

Premiership Kings Chelsea dashed Barcelona's hopes of automatic qualification yesterday. Jose Mourihno's boys in blue battled hard to hold the Spanish champions 2 - 2 at the Nou camp. A stunned Chelsea were playing catch up three mins into the match as an in form player Deco launced a superb strike from 25 yards. Barcelona managed to play periods of stunning football in the first half as Chelsea were unable to penetrate the Barce defence.

Cameron gets dressing down from Speaker

It was like an overcrowded creche with a group of rowdy, jeery and disobedient babies. Prime Ministers Question Time today was mired in controversy as the feisty Tory Leader David Cameron was given a dressing down for taunting the Prime Minister about who should be the next leader of the Labour Party. Michael Martin, the Commons speaker threatened to adjourn the session as rowdy MP's were sucked into the theatrics of Punch n' Judy politics.

It needn't cost the earth

Politicians, Scientists , think tanks, quango's and even the Stern report. Climate change seems to be well and truely on the political agenda as the long awaited Stern report has given politicians of all pursuasions the passion to save the planet. A stern but harsh warning to the world as a whole! 'Go Green, or face the consequences.' Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, the Batman and Robin of the political world have taken on another crusade. This time it's not to save the poor and needy of Africa or the brutally needy of Iraq. Alas, it is time to save the world, literally.

Snooker Aussie rockets to victory

An Australian young gun has rocketed to victory in the final of the Grand Prix Snooker in Aberdeen. Neil Robertson fired on all cylinders to steam ahead to beat another up and coming youngster Jamie 'The Shot Gun' Cope, 9 - 5. He is the first Australian to lift a World ranking title. Stoke based Cope put on a brave performance in the final session but it was too late as Robertson rocketed to victory. Jamie Cope admitted: ' I never really turned up today, to be honest.' He is called 'the shotgun' due to his potting ability, but was outgunned by the young Aussie in the final.

Baby David: A child of our times?

Pop Queen Madonna's adoption of Baby David has caused stirrings in a variety of quarters of late. The 46 year old beauty queen and her husband Guy Ritchie have taken a battering over attempts at helping the impoverished countries and their people of this world have some hope of a better life.

Cameron: 'Send Blair back to jail'

Punch n' Judy politics is back with a bang it seems. Cameron's softly softly approach to Prime Minister's Question Time has fallen by the wayside as the young pretender decided to batter Blair with blow after blow of jests and jibes. The feisty Tory Leader collared Blair over the shambles in the prison system, and the need for there to be a climate change bill in the Queen's speech. He suggested that the PM was on 'another planet,' and said, 'maybe we should send the Prime Minister back to jail.' Cameron also claimed that the system was in 'meltdown.'

Crisis in Catuluyna

Champions league wizards Barcelona have suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of Real Madrid in La Liga. Madrid put on a tantilising display of wizadry to out manouvre and out smart the men from Catuluyna. The first goal came from a power cross which met the head of an in form Raul. Former Manchester United goal machine Ruud Van Nistolroy managed to sink the second goal as Barcelona slumped 2 - 0 down. Ronaldinho's performance was patchy as Barcelona were out thought on every aspect of the pitch.

The best of the worst

A London district has been voted the worst borough to live in the UK. London borough of Hackney was top of the heap of worst places to live by a poll constructed by Channel Four's Best and Worst Places to Live: 2006. Second in the poll was Tower Hamlets with bronze being awarded to Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales. Typically, the mayor of Hackney put on a brave face labelling the borough as vibrant, diverse and had a bright future with the Olympics coming there. Wonder what Dianne Abbott will make of the findings?

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