It was almost midnight on December 3 1999. A handcuffed man staggered through the dark streets of North Hollywood. Exhausted, he spotted a payphone and clambered into the booth. Dialling 911, he asked to be connected to the FBI, before relating to a stunned agent a bizarre tale involving a deranged kidnapping plot, various vicious [...]
"I've always loved flying," says Stuart Ross, a commercial airline pilot for whom flying a 767 to the Mediterranean and back a couple of times a week just isn't enough of a thrill. "A lot of my colleagues get involved in restoring old fighter planes and things like that," he says, "but I thought, sod [...]
List of football features written for FourFourTwo magazine prior to the launch of this website: You're booked! - world's biggest football bookshop (March 2007) Beer and football - illegal pub broadcasts (Sept 2006) Some chickens are on the pitch... - animals (Oct 2005) By far the greatest team the world has ever seen - unofficial [...]
Things have been rather busy at Newcastle United. Five weeks into the football season and it's already impossible to summarise the goings-on at St James' Park without the result resembling something like War and Peace – in terms of length and theme. Mercifully, a summary is unnecessary, given the blanket media coverage the whole sorry [...]
Who'd be a property developer nowadays? The answer: people who develop online properties - rather than physical ones - by snapping up undeveloped sites in a practice known as website flipping. The principle is exactly the same as that of property development: flippers fix up the underdeveloped sites and sell them for a profit. As [...]
On New Year's Day 2007 a Boeing 737 airliner carrying 96 passengers and six crewmembers disappeared from the skies above Indonesia. Adam Air Flight 574 was en route from Java to Sulawesi when it vanished from air traffic control radars. No distress signals were received, and the aircraft had been successfully evaluated for airworthiness just [...]
Balls is an eclectic collection of amazing true stories from the world of football, revealing the bizarre and hilarious reality behind the beautiful game.
Black and White Army is an account of life as a fanatical football supporter, framed by the ups and downs of a memorable season for Newcastle United FC.