News archive from 24 September 2017

Joseph Parker defeats Hughie Fury via majority decision in WBO heavyweight title bout after gritty encounter

He was elusive and awkward like his cousin, but Hughie Fury failed in his mission to replicate Tyson on Saturday night as he fell short in his challenge for Joseph Parker’s WBO heavyweight world title. Ultimately, the younger Fury was simply too...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 
Mr Darcy’s turned Italian! Colin Firth gets dual citizenship after Brexit vote

Mr Darcy’s turned Italian! Colin Firth gets dual citizenship after Brexit vote

But last night it emerged that actor Colin Firth, whose roles include the King himself, had been made an Italian citizen.  His career was kickstarted by his 1995 portrayal of Mr Darcy in the television adaptation of Pride And Prejudice.  Since then he...

 

Danny Murphy criticises Jamie Vardy's penalty technique claiming Leicester striker 'runs too quickly and...

Jamie Vardy missed his penalty against Leicester on Saturday because he 'runs too quickly and puts his head down too early', according to Danny Murphy. The England striker missed a crucial spot-kick that would have brought Leicester level in their 3-2...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 
Donald Trump issues Brexit WARNING: UK must be free to sign trade deal by 2020

Donald Trump issues Brexit WARNING: UK must be free to sign trade deal by 2020

The leader of the free world reacted “impatiently” last night to confirmation by Theresa May that Britain will have a two-year transition deal with Brussels before leaving the EU.  The source said: “The President told me ‘They’ve got it all to play...

 
Trump advisor: Ethical capitalism is ONLY way to save Britain’s High Street

Trump advisor: Ethical capitalism is ONLY way to save Britain’s High Street

Launching a scathing attack on asset-stripping Sir Philip Green and the BHS fiasco, economist and academic Dr Ted Malloch warned that business was still failing to learn lessons from the global crash of 2007 in its unremitting pursuit of short-term...

 
Pope Francis writes book on how to be happy

Pope Francis writes book on how to be happy

Pope Francis will publish Happiness in This Life on December 14, in time for Christmas.  In it he explains how people can bring meaning and purpose to their lives.  The book will be made up of the Pontiff’s teachings, organised by themes, which...

 
Jacob Rees-Mogg: US falls under the spell of ‘Moggmania’

Jacob Rees-Mogg: US falls under the spell of ‘Moggmania’

For the old Etonian Tory MP is proving a surprise hit in America where “Moggmania” appears to have spread across the pond.  Having been endorsed as a future prime minister by the National Review, the so-called “Bible of US conservatism”, the popular...

 

Harlequins 28-31 Leicester Tigers: Marcus Smith forced off with injury

Marcus Smith was brought down to earth with a bump as Leicester welcomed the teen sensation to the big boys’ league. The 18-year-old, who was called up by England as an ‘apprentice’ on Friday, withstood a physical battering but was eventually forced...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 
Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Jonnie Peacock to change peoples views on disability

Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Jonnie Peacock to change peoples views on disability

Sprint champion Jonnie Peacock MBE, who won paralympic gold, wants viewers to see that having a disability is not a bar to putting on a good show – and joked that it could be his turn to waltz off with the glitterball this series.  Jonnie’s right leg...

 
EastEnders spoilers: James Willmott-Brown and Max Branning to DESTROY Walford?

EastEnders spoilers: James Willmott-Brown and Max Branning to DESTROY Walford?

In tomorrow night’s episode of the BBC soap, the power-hungry Chairman of Weyland and Co. (played by William Boyde) starts to begin his ruthless takeover of the East London suburb. He will be looking over a map of Walford as he plans to make his next...

 
Antinques Roadshow star has an emotional reunion with his childhood chum Sooty

Antinques Roadshow star has an emotional reunion with his childhood chum Sooty

Ronnie Archer-Morgan played with the puppet as a boy when its creator Harry Corbett visited his children’s home. The miscellany dealer is visibly touched as he meets collector Sue, who brought the little yellow bear and his doggy companion Sweep to...

 
TV round-up: Doc Martin, Cormoran Strike and more

TV round-up: Doc Martin, Cormoran Strike and more

A couple of years later you give it up as a bad job. And TV shows? Well, you normally expect a series to outlive itself after five or so years – think Downton Abbey – before you hear people saying, “Is that still on the television?” Well, yes.  Doc...

 
Benedict Cumberbatch on filming new BBC drama The Child In Time: We were under pressure

Benedict Cumberbatch on filming new BBC drama The Child In Time: We were under pressure

What's it like being global TV and film star Benedict Cumberbatch? Well it can be a little trying now, he reveals in London launching his new TV drama. While filming the opening scenes of The Child In Time in a supermarket, Cumberbatch says, “We were...

 
The Poppy Appeal lasts for a few weeks but our heroes battle every day of the year - let's go the extra mile for them

The Poppy Appeal lasts for a few weeks but our heroes battle every day of the year - let's go the extra...

For a few weeks every year many people wear a poppy – but conflict doesn’t respect the calendar. Our Armed Forces serve 365 days a year – and live with the aftermath for life. Poppyscotland is proud of their iconic Scottish Poppy Appeal – but today...

 
Oslo review: A play that maintains a razor-sharp tension

Oslo review: A play that maintains a razor-sharp tension

JT Rogers’s engrossing and spirited Oslo charts how Rod-Larsen developed a new model for negotiations without the presence of a moderator and, assisted by his wife, persuaded the two bitter enemies to put it into practice. After a year of top secret...

 


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