Toby Flood’s final Twickenham appearance ends in frustration as Oxford edge Varsity Match

Alex King added a third in the final move of the match and had Jamie Benson’s two earlier conversions not hit the upright, the great escape might have been completed. Match details Scorers: Oxford: Tries: L Wyllie, N Civetta, A... Read more

Roy Evans interview: Jurgen Klopp is reviving memories of Liverpool’s famous Boot Room

Roy Evans is discussing Jürgen Klopp and the way he has re-established Liverpool as the trophy-winning force they were in the days when Evans first worked for the club. “I like the way he talks about football, I like his... Read more

Eddie Jones must find England winning chemistry – and quickly

With England struggling to live with the very best sides, I suspect Eddie will be back at the drawing board looking for ways to unlock the potential of his side. There are enough England-qualified players of world-class quality in the... Read more

Letters: Decades of woolly thinking on Britain’s energy policy have come back to bite

SIR – The plans to cover an area “the size of Exmoor” with solar panels are just another example of woolly-headed government thinking on energy. At least 10 years ago, the building industry had the ability to fit solar panels... Read more

Defence industry cashes in as Western weapons stop Russia in its tracks

The Biden administration has already said Stinger and Javelin manufacturing will be ramped up in order to restock US resources. The production line for the 1970’s era Stinger, which costs about $120,000 apiece (£91,300), recently reopened to accommodate another order.... Read more

As Europe weans itself off Russia, US shale stands at a crossroads

The US is expected to produce roughly one million more barrels a day by the end of this year, compared with last. But that has much room to grow –- potentially helping to push down prices and supplies for Britain, which... Read more

‘Global Britain’ spin will not save our economy

Number 10 excitedly announced this week that Australian businesses have committed to making £28.5bn of new investments in the UK. It seems that having foreigners snap up British assets is back in vogue. While new money flowing into the economy is... Read more

As rationing looms, Germany faces up to the folly of its Russian ties

Even with fast-tracked planning consents, it’s going to take at least two years to build out the required LNG facilities and associated infrastructure, never mind the additional ships needed to transport such huge additional quantities of the stuff. Floating LNG... Read more

The uncomfortable truth about Putin and Scholz’s power struggle

Yet while an immediate cut-off has been avoided for now, the implications and response are still being digested by traders and governments across Europe, and expose the extent to which gas has become a powerful political tool for the Kremlin... Read more

Marlboro maker plots medical ‘cannabis inhaler’ with UK pharma firm

Philip Morris, the company behind Marlboro cigarettes, is plotting a major push into the cannabis sector with the inhaler maker it bought for £1bn in a heavily-criticised takeover last year. The world’s biggest tobacco seller wants to develop “cannabinoid products... Read more

Barclays investors round on chief after ‘embarrassing’ $15bn market gaffe

Barclays’ chief executive has come under fire by its top shareholders following an “almighty c–k-up” over a $15bn (£11bn) trading gaffe which the bank said would cost it £450m. Investors said the mishap was “embarrassing” for the bank’s chief executive... Read more

Government in talks to build ‘hundreds’ of mini-nuclear reactors across UK

A US energy developer linked to Elon Musk is in talks with the Government to build a fleet of small nuclear reactors across the UK. Last Energy wants to build its first “mini-nuclear” power plant by 2025 and has identified... Read more

Traffic chaos at Dover as lorries and holidaymakers wait for disrupted ferry services

Dover has been plunged into traffic chaos, with long queues near the port due to a shortage of cross-Channel ferry services and bad weather.  Motorists have been stuck in their cars for hours, while part of the M20 is being... Read more

Taxpayer-backed tech tycoon charged with sex assault

A millionaire internet tycoon has been fired from his taxpayer-backed investment business after a sexual assault charge. Stefan Glaenzer has been removed from Passion Capital, which is funded by the British Business Bank and is the biggest shareholder in the... Read more