News archive from 21 August 2016

Iain Duncan Smith calls for Brexit to happen 'as soon as possible'

Leading Brexit campaigner Iain Duncan Smith has urged Theresa May to get on and begin formal negotiations for Britain to leave the European Union "as soon as possible". The former cabinet minister accused Remain supporters of trying to delay...

 

Burnley's Andre Gray denies homophobia and asks forgiveness for tweets

A Premier League footballer has apologised for tweets posted from his account and denied he is homophobic. Burnley player Andre Gray said he wanted to ask for "forgiveness" from anyone offended by the comments, tweeted four years ago, which...

 

Tottenham defender DeAndre Yedlin on Newcastle United's radar as Rafa Benitez seeks cover for Jesus Gamez 

Tottenham full-back DeAndre Yedlin is wanted by Newcastle United. Manager Rafa Benitez wants cover at right-back following an injury to Jesus Gamez while Daryl Janmaat is looking to leave with West Ham and Napoli among the clubs interested. Yedlin...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Sport
 

Manchester City and Stoke awarded 'weak' penalties, says Phil Neville as he warns defenders to get up to...

Phil Neville believes Premier League players will have to get up to speed on the new rules after referee Mike Dean awarded two penalties for holding in the box during Manchester City's thumping win over Stoke. Sergio Aguero got the chance to improve...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Sport
 
Airdrieonians 1 Stranraer 0: Handy Andy Ryan delivers winner for the Diamonds

Airdrieonians 1 Stranraer 0: Handy Andy Ryan delivers winner for the Diamonds

Airdrieonians 1 Stranraer 0 BRIAN REID insists his side could have played all night and not scored as Andy Ryan's first-half winner sentenced Stranraer to a third straight defeat. The Blues left rain-lashed New Broomfield a frustrated bunch yesterday...

 
Peterhead 2 Albion Rovers 2: Ross Stewart at the double to rescue a point

Peterhead 2 Albion Rovers 2: Ross Stewart at the double to rescue a point

Peterhead 2 Albion Rovers 2 JIM McINALLY last night admitted he was relieved to get his first point of the season despite watching Peterhead blow a two-goal lead. Rory McAllister and Ryan Baptie were both on target at Balmoor before Ross Stewart’s...

 

Sadiq Khan backs Owen Smith as he says Labour is suffering under Jeremy Corbyn

London mayor Sadiq Khan has come out and urged Labour members to ditch Jeremy Corbyn and support Owen Smith for leader. Mr Khan, whose success in the capital last May was Labour's best result in an otherwise disappointing set of local elections, said...

 
Turkey horror: ‘ISIS’ suicide blast hits wedding leaving 22 feared dead & 94 wounded

Turkey horror: ‘ISIS’ suicide blast hits wedding leaving 22 feared dead & 94 wounded

Ambulance services rushed to try and save victims of the blast in Gaziantep, southern Turkey. Deputy prime minister Mehmet Simsek later tweeted Islamic State militants were believed to be behind the attack although the group is yet to claim the blast...

 

Sadiq Khan urges Labour to ditch Jeremy Corbyn to boost election hopes

London mayor Sadiq Khan has urged Labour Party members to ditch Jeremy Corbyn as leader if they want to avoid another general election defeat. Mr Khan, who had previously said he would not take sides in the leadership contest, said he was now backing...

 
The Observer view on the government’s childhood obesity strategy

The Observer view on the government’s childhood obesity strategy

While the nation was enveloped in Olympics fever last week, celebrating the success of British athletes at the peak of physical perfection, the government published its long-awaited childhood obesity strategy. It was a disgrace, so thin on action it...

Guardian, 00:07 in Health
 
Failure to curb junk food ads ‘will hinder parents’ in fight against obesity

Failure to curb junk food ads ‘will hinder parents’ in fight against obesity

A failure to limit the way the junk food industry promotes itself to young people will make life far harder for parents trying to give children a nutritious diet, according to the royal society set up to improve public health. Related: Theresa May’s...

Guardian, 00:07 in Health
 

Sadiq Khan urges Labour to ditch Jeremy Corbyn to boost election hopes

London mayor Sadiq Khan has urged Labour Party members to ditch Jeremy Corbyn as leader if they want to avoid another general election defeat. Mr Khan, who had previously said he would not take sides in the leadership contest, said he was now backing...

 
The green and pleasant lands of Devon and Cornwall

The green and pleasant lands of Devon and Cornwall

Most small seaside resorts in England have at least one, truly grand, hotel. Sidmouth, in Devon, has two, side by side, The Victoria and The Belmont, and nowhere is their magnificence more prominently displayed than in their gardens. We are on a...

 
This is the Rangers version of why Joleon Lescott's move from Aston Villa fell through

This is the Rangers version of why Joleon Lescott's move from Aston Villa fell through

Mark Warburton has described as "absolute nonsense" claims Joleon Lescott's move to Rangers collapsed because of personal terms. Lescott seemed destined to join the Glasgow club this week, but the transfer never quite materialsed. There were...

 
Rio 2016: Team GB gold rush continues as medals keep coming

Rio 2016: Team GB gold rush continues as medals keep coming

Boxer Nicola Adams struck a vital blow for Team GB by beating French fighter Sarah Ourahmoune in a tense flyweight final to defend her title from London 2012.  The 33-year-old from Leeds was the first champion when women’s boxing became an Olympic...

 


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