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Road tax changes: how does the new system work?

Britain’s road tax system has undergone a major overhaul in a bid to bring it up to date and save the Government money. The long-serving tax disc has already been consigned to history after a new system replaced the perforated paper circle in October...

yesterday, 20:40 in Auto

‘Gatland’s Law’ scrapped: Rhys Webb told he won’t play for Wales

The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) has scrapped the so-called ‘Gatland’s Law’ – and this is bad news for star scrum-half Rhys Webb.  Gatland’s Law – or as WalesOnline puts it, the WRU Senior Players Selection Policy – was introduced by head coach Warren...

yesterday, 15:27 in Sport

New York rugby league team applies to join the RFL

A New York-based consortium has formally applied to the Rugby Football League (RFL) to enter a team in Britain’s professional ranks in 2019.  The Guardian reports that the consortium is backed by two investors, who will provide $10million (£7.5m) in...

yesterday, 15:11 in Sport

Rugby in crisis: potential strike amid injury and mental health fears

Players and officials have voiced their concerns over injuries and player welfare following proposals to extend the English Premiership rugby union season to ten months. In March, Premiership Rugby welcomed the plans from World Rugby to kick off the...

yesterday, 15:11 in Sport

Is Tyrrell Hatton on course for the Ryder Cup after back-to-back wins?

It’s been a memorable couple of weeks for English golfer Tyrrell Hatton.  The 26-year-old, who won the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship last week at St Andrews, followed up his victory in Scotland with another success at the Italian Open yesterday....

yesterday, 14:49 in Sport

Aston Martin’s DB11 Volante launches next year for £160,000

First came the flagship DB11 - and now Aston Martin has revealed the new drop-top version of its grand tourer, the DB11 Volante.  Due to be released in early 2018, with a £159,900 price tag, the Volante retains much of the coupe’s styling, including...

yesterday, 14:40 in Auto

Clare Smyth: The Core of British dining

I came up with the name for my restaurant in the middle of the night. I think the best things come to you when you're asleep. I just thought, ‘That's it, it's Core’. It's the heart. Whatever language you say it in you can understand it's the team,...

yesterday, 11:54 in Auto

Is a ‘no-deal’ Brexit actually better than a bad deal?

With Brexit negotiations deadlocked, the possibility of Britain crashing out of the EU without a formal agreement has become a real possibility - but what would a “no-deal” Brexit actually look like? Sainsbury’s foresees food shortages and a 22% tax...

yesterday, 09:51 in Business

Real to United: you can have Gareth Bale, but we want David De Gea

Real Madrid have issued Manchester United with an ultimatum, reports the Daily Mirror, with the paper saying that the Spanish giants have declared that Gareth Bale can be theirs if they’re given David De Gea.  Apparently United are increasingly...

yesterday, 08:32 in Sport

Martin Keown hits out at Arsenal ‘capitulation’ at Watford

Martin Keown accused Arsenal of “capitulation” after the Gunners surrendered a 1-0 lead to lose 2-1 away at Watford on Saturday. The result leaves Arsenal in sixth spot, nine points behind leaders Manchester City barely two months into the season. In...

yesterday, 08:32 in Sport

Steve Waugh: Ben Stokes would not be picked if he was Australian

If Ben Stokes was Australian he would not be selected for the Ashes series, says former Australia captain Steve Waugh.  Stokes is currently under investigation after being arrested last month on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm following an...

Friday, 14:58 in Sport

Long and the short of it: Sami Khedira wants a Fifa 18 haircut

Fifa 18 has been hailed for its immersive gameplay - but one famous “critic” has put the boot into EA Sports’ latest football video game.  Juventus and Germany star Sami Khedira has taken to Twitter to (sort of) criticise Fifa 18: not because of his...

Friday, 14:58 in Sport

Premier League preview: Man Utd star Juan Mata excited about Liverpool clash

Liverpool vs. Manchester United Juan Mata has fond memories of facing Liverpool at Anfield, a clash that the Manchester United midfielder calls one of the most “special” in Premier League history. Mata scored a spectacular scissor-kick in the 2-1 win,...

Friday, 12:49 in Sport

Louise Dahl-Wolfe: A style of her own

In what will be the first ever UK retrospective of the pioneering fashion photographer, a new exhibition at The Fashion and Textile Museum in London will showcase more than 100 photographs spanning three decades of Louise Dahl-Wolfe's work. Said to...

Friday, 12:33 in Auto

ICC approves plans for Test championship and ODI league

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has approved plans for a new Test championship, a one-day international (ODI) league and the trial of four-day Test matches.  In a statement released today, the ICC Board gave the go-ahead for a nine-team Test...

Friday, 12:11 in Sport

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