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Peter Sharkey

Peter Sharkey

Peter Sharkey is the author of the Birmingham Post's Business of Sport column.

Personal finance changes are more revolution than evolution

Peter Sharkey assess some of the key issues affecting the sector in 2015 ahead of the Birmingham Post's first 'Quarterly Personal Finance Report' supplement

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Personal finance changes are more revolution than evolution

Peter Sharkey assess some of the key issues affecting the sector in 2015 ahead of the Birmingham Post's first 'Quarterly Personal Finance Report' supplement

Sky and BT Sport have renewed their deal to show Premier League matches such as West Bromwich Albion against Burnley

Business as usual for Premier League as big guns snap up TV rights

Despite attempts by 'wildcards' Eurosport and beIN Sports, the status quo was maintained as BT Sport and Sky maintain their coverage of England's top flight

Four Dwellings Academy, Lea Forest Primary Academy and Montgomery Primary Academy swapped the books for the brawn as they competed in the UKs very first 31-legged race at the Birmingham NEC all in the name of Sport Relief

Accepting childhood inactivity comes at a great cost

Action needed as report highlights too many kids not fit for purpose.

T20 remains as popular as ever with fans but a number of counties would welcome its presence on a free-to-air basis

Sky announces extension to broadcast deal

As Sky announces extension to broadcast deal, some counties are crying out for new schedule which will help boost their profile.

Nike Fuelband

Fitness gizmos fuelling the technology market

Sales of 'wearable technology' are expected to triple over the next couple of weeks, to £105 million, according to the Centre for Retail Research.

Surfer

Surfing rides on crest of a wave as the influence of crowdfunding grows

Water sport leads the way as appeal-based funding gathers momentum.

West Ham United v Aston Villa

Fair game to probe Premier League's TV deals

Bid to get more football on the box at lower cost to supporters.

Super-rich Norway has pulled plug on Winter Olympics 2022 bid

Oslo was the prospective venue for the Winter Olympics in 2022, before the Norwegian government decided against the £2billion investment.

Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham

Peter Sharkey: Ashes Test match special for city with a fortune forecasted

Edgbaston Stadium and Marketing Birmingham announced that next year's Third Ashes Test could provide a boost in excess of £26 million to the local economy.

Randy Lerner

Peter Sharkey: Bid to give football fans a greater say in how clubs are run

Politicians want supporters involved in ownership and decision-making

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