News archive from 6 September 2017

Football pundit John Motson to leave BBC after 50 years sport commentating

Football pundit John Motson to leave BBC after 50 years sport commentating

The announcement follows fifty consecutive years of work with the BBC that have seen 72-year-old Motson cover 10 World Cups, 29 FA Cup finals, 10 European Championships and more than two hundred England games. Motty - who was once described as...

 
Forest Gate shooting: Boy, 14, dies

Forest Gate shooting: Boy, 14, dies

A 14-year-old boy who was shot in a double shooting in east London has died. The Metropolitan Police said the teenager had died in hospital after being found with gunshot wounds in Moore Walk, Forest Gate. A 17-year-old boy also suffered...

BBC, 00:05 in Regional
 

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte lands special achievement gong at GQ Awards as Hector Bellerin, David Haye and...

Antonio Conte added another piece of silverware to his bulging trophy cabinet on Tuesday night at the GQ Awards. The Italian claimed the Premier League title in his first season at Chelsea and was handed the special achievement gong at the ceremony in...

Daily Mail, 00:06 in Sport
 
Ronan Keating wants to work with Boyzone fan Stormzy after the pair met at GQ Awards

Ronan Keating wants to work with Boyzone fan Stormzy after the pair met at GQ Awards

We might have a shock new musical collaboration on the way. Grime rapper Stormzy and Boyzone star Ronan Keating might be getting in the studio together after meeting at the GQ Man Of The Year Awards. The bash took place at the Tate Modern in London on...

Metro, 00:09 in Showbiz
 
Stormzy supports the Royal College of Nursing the only way he knows how

Stormzy supports the Royal College of Nursing the only way he knows how

Stormzy has been vocal on the ‘scrap the cap’ campaign for nurses, sending a fiery tweet in support. Stormzy was initially contacted by The Royal College of Nursing in a tweet which asked the grime heavyweight to help spread awareness, and Stormzy...

Metro, 00:09 in Showbiz
 

Cumbria bucks the trend for teacher recruitment, new data reveals

The county has fewer full time vacant teaching positions than the national average within primary and secondary schools, new information published today by the BBC's data sharing unit shows. Across England, 0.22 per cent of full time primary classroom...

 

John Motson to begin farewell tour with Brighton against West Bromwich Albion as he prepares to hang up his...

After half a century in the game, John Motson is to hang up his mic and sheepskin coat and step away from the commentary box. The legendary journalist, who has been a mainstay on BBC football broadcasts since 1968 and first appeared on Match of the...

Daily Mail, 00:13 in Sport
 

Leicester face anxious wait on Adrien Silva move after FIFA refuse to accept registration documentation

Leicester City are facing an anxious wait as they attempt to push through the £22m signing of Adrien Silva, five days after terms were agreed. FIFA has refused to accept Leicester's documentation in support of the midfielder's registration. Leicester...

Daily Mail, 00:13 in Sport
 

Goodbye Mr Football: Legendary commentator John Motson is retiring after 50 years, 10 World Cups and more...

He is the man who told us, during Euro 96, that ‘the Velvet Revolution between the Czechs and Slovaks doesn’t affect the fact that most of the Czech Republic’s players come from the old Czechoslovakia’. And bewilderingly opaque though that piece of...

Daily Mail, 00:13 in Sport
 

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger calls for the January transfer window to be scrapped: 'The players who are...

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the January transfer window must be scrapped as it leads unsettled players to focus on their next move rather than playing for their clubs. Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez and Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho...

Daily Mail, 00:18 in Sport
 
NORTH KOREA WARNING: ‘Europe could be hit by Kim Jong-un’s missiles’

NORTH KOREA WARNING: ‘Europe could be hit by Kim Jong-un’s missiles’

In a chilling warning Emmanuel Macron’s defence minister Florence Parly said Europe could be within range of Kim Jong-un’s nuclear missiles. Pyongyang sparked worldwide fear on Sunday with its hydrogen bomb test as dictator Kim Jong-un seeks to build...

 
Italian Euroscepticism reflects 'EXTREME' tension behind Brexit vote, says think tank CEO

Italian Euroscepticism reflects 'EXTREME' tension behind Brexit vote, says think tank CEO

Valerio De Molli, of The European House Ambrosetti, said anti-EU feeling in the European nation was symptomatic of current times. He said conflicts of opinion in recent years had become “very extreme” and said Italy was also “part of this extremism”....

 
US Open 2017: Juan Martin Del Potro admits fitness fear ahead of Roger Federer showdown

US Open 2017: Juan Martin Del Potro admits fitness fear ahead of Roger Federer showdown

Del Potro battled from the brink to prevail in a five-set thriller in the fourth round yesterday against Dominic Thiem. The Argentine will now face Federer in a repeat of the 2009 US Open final tomorrow. Del Potro felt ill for two days before the...

 
John Motson: Broadcasting legend to retire at the end of the season

John Motson: Broadcasting legend to retire at the end of the season

The 72-year-old, a veteran of 10 World Cups and more than 200 England matches, will call time on an eventful BBC career behind the microphone after a “farewell tour” of 18 Premier League matches this season and an appearance in the television...

 
Manchester United star Juan Mata aiming to spread Common Goal charity across football

Manchester United star Juan Mata aiming to spread Common Goal charity across football

Mata was the first player to make the pledge to the Common Goal charity that is aimed at using football to improve conditions in poorer areas around the world. Bayern Munich star Mats Hummels quickly followed Mata’s example last month and the Spaniard...

 


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