News archive from 8 March 2015, page 5

Kat v Jess v Morgan... Multi-event trio relish the chance to top the bill on GB track scene

Somewhere in the slew of congratulatory messages aimed at Katarina Johnson-Thompson after winning her first major gold medal was one from Jessica Ennis-Hill, whose British pentathlon record she had just broken. The Olympic heptathlon champion had...

Daily Mail, 02:55 in Sport
 

Fabrice Muamba on course to become a coach after former Bolton midfielder helps out with youth coaching at...

Fabrice Muamba is taking initial steps to become a coach after putting on sessions at Liverpool. Muamba, 26, retired from football after collapsing on the pitch following a cardiac arrest during Bolton’s FA Cup game away to Tottenham in March 2012. He...

Daily Mail, 03:06 in Sport
 

Olympic champion Luke Campbell beats Levis Morales with third-round knockout 

Luke Campbell scored an emotional third-round knockout in his home city of Hull on Saturday as he beat Levis Morales. Olympic champion Campbell initially pulled out of the fight because of the ill health of his father, but with the blessing of his...

Daily Mail, 03:06 in Sport
 

FIRST PERSON: Stop the NHS football - our nurses are tired of being kicked around

"We are all in it together" - so we continually are told - and yet nurses don't feel that is the case. Over the past few years, we have seen erosion of the value of our wages, continual attacks on our profession, our pensions are costing us...

 
ECHO COMMENT: Two sides to the big living wage debate

ECHO COMMENT: Two sides to the big living wage debate

Paying the bills - we all have to do it. But this week, we have heard from firms in the county who say demands from officials to offer higher wages to workers are unrealistic. The City of Lincoln Council is urging companies to pay the living wage - a...

 

Grays Athletic manager Mark Bentley subs himself on at 2-1 down, scores equaliser, then saves penalty as...

If you want a job doing properly, do it yourself - and that's exactly what Grays Athletic player-manager Mark Bentley did this weekend. With his team 2-1 down to Hampton & Richmond Borough in the second half, and facing defeat, things looked...

Metro, 03:16 in Sport
 

Alan Sunderland was the hero in Arsenal's 1979 final win over Manchester United but will watch Monday's...

While Manchester United and Arsenal meet at Old Trafford on Monday, the match-winning hero of the 1979 FA Cup final between the clubs will be watching in solitude two thousand miles away in Malta. Former Gunners striker Alan Sunderland emigrated there...

Daily Mail, 03:16 in Sport
 

Arsenal icon Pat Jennings played 1,097 career games - and none were like the 1979 FA Cup final win over...

When a legendary figure like Pat Jennings says none of the other 1,097 matches in his career was comparable with the 1979 FA Cup final between Arsenal and Manchester United, you know it was something special. Forever known as Wembley's 'five-minute...

Daily Mail, 03:16 in Sport
 

Nigeria's Boko Haram pledges allegiance to Islamic State - audio clip

Boko Haram has killed thousands and kidnapped hundreds during its six-year campaign to carve out an Islamist state in northern Nigeria. In recent months it has increased cross-border raids into Cameroon, Chad and Niger. "We announce our...

 

Exclusive - China takes lessons from Japan, past master on slowdown, deflation

Beijing views Tokyo's handling of the liberalisation of capital flows and the yen over 30 years ago as key factors that led to the creation and subsequent bust of the asset bubble in Japan in the early 1990s, according to Japanese government and other...

Reuters, 03:26 in Business
 

China says North Korean leader meeting to happen when 'convenient'

Ties with China have cooled since Kim took over and then, in 2013, defied international warnings and U.N. sanctions to conduct a third nuclear test. "As to when leaders of the two countries will meet, we have to see when it is convenient for both...

 
Fan Trouble Mars Villa's Cup Quarterfinal Win

Fan Trouble Mars Villa's Cup Quarterfinal Win

Aston Villa's win over West Bromwich Albion in a heated FA Cup quarterfinal was marred by crowd trouble, with seats thrown by visiting fans and home supporters invading the field during and after the game. Villa beat its Midlands rival in a 2-0...

 
AVIATION: Little and big names gave Lincolnshire its famous 'Bomber County' moniker

AVIATION: Little and big names gave Lincolnshire its famous 'Bomber County' moniker

During the course of the Second World War there were almost 40 different squadrons based in Lincolnshire that served with Bomber Command. Not surprising then that the county is sometimes referred to as 'Bomber County'. Of those some 40 squadrons, many...

 
Cabinet Office Denies Cyril Smith Cover-Up

Cabinet Office Denies Cyril Smith Cover-Up

The Cabinet Office has denied trying to cover up information about Downing Street's knowledge of Sir Cyril Smith's abuse of young boys before he was knighted. Documents show Margaret Thatcher was made aware of the claims about the Liberal MP before he...

 
On-Board Camera Films Rally Car Crash Into Lake

On-Board Camera Films Rally Car Crash Into Lake

Footage has emerged of the moment an Estonian racing driver lost control of his car and crashed into a lake at the Rally of Mexico. The footage filmed inside Ott Tanak's modified Ford Fiesta shows the vehicle leaving the road on the second day of the...

 


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