April 15, 2013
News in brief

The Masters Adam_Scott_2013_Masters_Champion_Australia_Redemption_Greg_NormanThe world of Golf turned its head towards the Augusta National Golf Park for the year's first major golf tournaments when The Masters teed off.  In one of the most memorable Masters tournament in a long while, golf fans watched in excitement as the tournament came down to a thrilling sudden death decider.  It was Aussie golfer Adam Scott who held his nerve in the end when he defeated Angel Cabrera in the sudden death play off to claim his first major tournament and become the first Australian golfer to win the Masters. Football's violent weekend _66998984_dicanio1Football was marred by violence this weekend when two high profile games were overshadowed by violent behaviour from fans.  In the first of the weekend's two FA Cup Semi-Final games, Wigan's victory over Millwall, that took them to their first FA Cup Final, was slightly soured by crowd trouble from Millwall fans.  The highly anticipated Tyneside derby the following day followed suit when Newcastle fans clashed with police at their 0-3 home defeat to North East rivals Sunderland.  With new Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio capturing all the headlines recently with his controversial past, the fiery Italian would have been happy that attention for once went away from his off field antics and for his first win as the Black Cats boss.  The behaviour shown by these fans still casts a dark shadow over football as a sport and its reputation still seems to be one that is not improving. Lady T's funeral 423bdde4-46ef-4847-8334-90df85263b18_thatcher-funeral2-10042013It's what has dominated the news and divided many due to the legacy that she left in her departure.  It is now one week since the passing of Margaret Thatcher and this Wednesday will see the world take notice for her funeral.  The event will be surrounded with tight security amidst the recent public celebrations of the former Prime Minister's death.  Whether the event will be marred by disturbance remains to be seen, one thing is certain, the debate about her legacy and her work will continue for weeks to come.