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Is the Diego Maradona statue worse than Ronaldo’s?

What is it with statues of footballers in 2017? Earlier this year a bust of Cristiano Ronaldo was ridiculed after it was unveiled in Portugal and yesterday a new statue of Diego Maradona in India got the same treatment. Unveiled at a charity event in...

15 min. ago in Sport
 

Clermont accuse Saracens of treating fans as ‘vulgar toys’

Saracens 14 Clermont Auvergne 46 On the day the football world licked its lip at the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League, rugby union’s equivalent competition was trying to mop up a public relations disaster. Sunday afternoon should have seen...

today, 08:45 in Sport
 

Chelsea transfer news: Blues ready to make new bid for Ross Barkley

Chelsea are “set to reopen” talks with Ross Barkley, claims the Daily Star, with the paper reporting that Blues boss Antonio Conte wants the Everton star as support for Cesc Fabregas.  The reigning champions were first linked to the 24-year-old...

today, 08:22 in Sport
 

Apple car: AI chief reveals driverless tech progress

Apple has remained tight-lipped over its driverless car technology for years, with only a few leaked documents revealing the existence of the project.   But now the tech giant has shared a progress report on its secretive vehicle tech at a “free...

today, 02:38 in Politics
 

Keith Chegwin dies aged 60

Television star Keith “Cheggers” Chegwin has died at the age of 60 following a long battle with a progressive lung condition, according to a statement from his family. After being cared for at a hospice in recent weeks, Chegwin passed away at home...

today, 01:30 in Auto
 

Keaton Jones: stars stand up for bullied schoolboy

A schoolboy whose emotional video pleading for bullies to leave him alone went viral has been inundated with support from celebrities. Keaton Jones, a middle school student from Tennessee, poured his heart out in his mother’s car after calling her to...

yesterday, 19:00 in Auto
 

Is bad behaviour ruining the image of English cricket?

England are trailing 2-0 in the Ashes series to Australia but it’s not just the pitch where they’re having issues.  Off-field behaviour keeps hitting the headlines. The latest player in the dock is England Lions’s Ben Duckett, who has been fined and...

yesterday, 15:51 in Sport
 

Alternative Christmas gift ideas for whisky lovers

Come Christmas, it's easy to fall back on a bottle of whisky for the spirits aficionado in your life, but after a few years in a row, another bottle of usquebaugh may come to feel a bit repetitive.  So if you have exhausted every conceivable shade of...

yesterday, 15:14 in Auto
 

Grenfell Tower: 80% of families homeless as inquiry begins

Four out of five families made homeless by the Grenfell Towers fire are still searching for permanent accommodation six months later, with little hope that an inquiry beginning today will resolve the situation. “In the immediate aftermath of the fire,...

yesterday, 14:15 in Politics
 
Melania Trump: 19 things you might not know about the First Lady

Melania Trump: 19 things you might not know about the First Lady

Despite more than a year of heavy scrutiny for Donald Trump, we still know surprisingly little about his wife, First Lady Melania Trump. Aside from a disastrous speech at the Republican National Convention last July, which was found to be partially...

yesterday, 14:15 in Politics
 

Real Madrid vs. PSG: reaction to the ‘epic’ Champions League last 16 draw

There were “audible gasps” at Uefa HQ when Real Madrid were drawn against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last 16.  Real legend Emilio Butragueno said the clash “could have been the final” and Xabi Alonso, who was making the draw, believes...

yesterday, 13:06 in Sport
 

Champions League last 16 draw: Real Madrid get PSG and Chelsea face Barcelona

Reigning champions Real Madrid will face Paris Saint-Germain in the glamour tie of the Uefa Champions League last 16 draw.  Real and Cristiano Ronaldo will have their work cut out against PSG’s striking trio of Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe...

yesterday, 11:45 in Sport
 

Coventry: how ‘Ghost Town’ transformed into 2021 City of Culture

Coventry was unveiled last week as the UKs next City of Culture, a milestone in the city’s decades-long battle to shed an image of post-industrial decline. The scenes of despair there were formerly so bad that Coventry ska band The Specials were...

yesterday, 11:33 in Business
 

Jimmy Doherty: For the love of the land

I have always been drawn to nature. When I was a kid, my family moved from London to rural Essex and my dad converted a two-acre field into a football pitch for my brother. I shirked football in favour of scrambling through tall grasses in the quest...

yesterday, 11:32 in Auto
 

Festive winter-sun escapes

St Lucia Largely unaffected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, St Lucia is one of the Caribbean's classiest islands: a home to swanky resorts and refined travellers. Open since September, The Landings is cannily positioned on the posh northwestern coast:...

yesterday, 11:32 in Auto
 


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