News archive from 8 September 2018

PAUL MERSON COLUMN: England NEED to bring fear factor back to Wembley

PAUL MERSON COLUMN: England NEED to bring fear factor back to Wembley

If we want to win a major competition again, we need the big teams to start worrying about us. They don’t at the moment. But if we beat Spain, we make a statement. We are showing everyone the World Cup wasn’t a fluke. That we mean business. We are...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 

Rafa Nadal retires with knee injury in US Open semi-final against Juan Martin del Potro

Juan Martin Del Potro is back in a Grand Slam final after an absence of nine years but only in the most unfortunate circumstances as Rafael Nadal was forced out of their US Open semi after two sets. The 32 year-old Spaniard retired on Friday night...

Daily Mail, 00:08 in Sport
 

Aidan O'Brien backs Kew Gardens to deliver victory in William Hill St Leger

Aidan O'Brien is confident victory for warm favourite Kew Gardens in the William Hill St Leger on Saturday week could ignite a stuttering campaign and produce a clutch of big-race successes in the final months of the season. A mid-season virus denied...

Daily Mail, 00:08 in Sport
 

LINCS LEAGUE: Fixtures

Today’s matches in the Balcan Lighting Supplies Lincolnshire League... Fixtures: Brigg Town CIC v Lincoln United DS, Cleethorpes Town Rese v Immingham Town, Grimsby Borough Res v Gainsborough Trinity Res, Lincoln Moorlands Railway v Nettleham FC,...

 
England must embrace great expectations, says Gareth Southgate

England must embrace great expectations, says Gareth Southgate

Gareth Southgate has said England have to convince themselves as much as any outside party that their rousing run to the World Cup semi-finals was not an extraordinary event by impressing in their homecoming fixture against Spain. The England manager...

Guardian, 00:16 in Sport
 
Talking Horses: Harry Angel strongly fancied to lift the Haydock Sprint Cup

Talking Horses: Harry Angel strongly fancied to lift the Haydock Sprint Cup

Lots of possible winners and some unknown quantities make Saturday’s running of the Haydock Sprint Cup a really enjoyable one to contemplate. It seems a pity, then, to go for the favourite but the claims of Harry Angel (4.15) are strong and he can...

Guardian, 00:16 in Sport
 

Jamie Murray gunning for sixth grand slam doubles title at US Open

The fate and fortune of Jamie Murray are made in fractions of a second. The energetic lunge at the net complemented by the deftest of volleys, the whiplash lefty serve with its kicking spin, the disguised lob over the forlorn opponent are all...

Daily Mail, 00:18 in Sport
 

Ilkay Gundogan feels corner has been turned after controversial meeting with Recep Erdogan

Ilkay Gundogan believes his reappearance in a German shirt marks a change in the strained relationship with fans that followed his controversial meeting alongside Mesut Ozil with Turkish President Recep Erdogan. Gundogan was whistled by a section of...

Daily Mail, 00:18 in Sport
 
Fresh crackdown on nuisance calls

Fresh crackdown on nuisance calls

People being harassed by cold calls about PPI compensation or personal injury claims could gain some respite under new rules being introduced by the government. The new measures mean companies will only be allowed to contact people who have opted-in...

BBC, 00:21 in Regional
 
Lung transplant waiting list rise prompts donation plea

Lung transplant waiting list rise prompts donation plea

The number of people waiting for a lung transplant has gone up by 46% over the past five years, according to official figures. NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) said the challenge of matching lungs of the right size and a rising number of ageing donors...

BBC, 00:21 in Regional
 
Ashes to ashes: Britons follow David Bowie in choosing direct cremations

Ashes to ashes: Britons follow David Bowie in choosing direct cremations

The “cost of dying” is continuing to rise, figures out next week are expected to show. But the good news for those on a tight budget, or who simply don’t want a big fuss made, is that the cost of the very cheapest type of funeral is falling. “Direct...

Guardian, 00:27 in Business
 
Nigel Farage tour: five arrested in protest outside Melbourne hotel

Nigel Farage tour: five arrested in protest outside Melbourne hotel

Five people have been arrested in a protest outside a Melbourne hotel against a speaking tour by the conservative UK politician Nigel Farage. About 200 demonstrators gathered outside the Sofitel on Collins Street on Friday night, where the former...

Guardian, 00:33 in Politics
 
John McDonnell seeks to banish Labour woes with speaking tour

John McDonnell seeks to banish Labour woes with speaking tour

John McDonnell will this weekend seek to draw a line under the bitter infighting that has gripped his party over the summer by kicking off an anti-austerity speaking tour in Conservative MP Anna Soubry’s Nottinghamshire constituency of Broxtowe. The...

Guardian, 00:33 in Politics
 
Free childcare funding sufficient despite closures, says Hinds

Free childcare funding sufficient despite closures, says Hinds

The education secretary, Damian Hinds, has insisted nursery schools have enough funds to deliver 30 hours of free childcare even though many are struggling – and some have been forced to close – as a result of the flagship policy. The minister said...

Guardian, 00:33 in Politics
 
Rapper Mac Miller dead at age 26

Rapper Mac Miller dead at age 26

The rapper Mac Miller has died at age 26, his family confirmed. He was found dead of a suspected overdose, Variety reported. His family said in a statement that Miller had died on Friday but gave no further details. “He was a bright light in this...

 


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