News archive from 19 February 2018

Bradley Lowery Foundation launched with gala ball attended by his friend Jermain Defoe

Bradley Lowery Foundation launched with gala ball attended by his friend Jermain Defoe

The red carpet was rolled out on Sunday night for a gala ball to launch the Bradley Lowery Foundation. The charity raises money in Bradley’s name to build a legacy of helping families who have poorly or disabled children. Sunderland fan Bradley died...

 

University funding and tuition fees could change - this is what it means

Theresa May will announce a sweeping review of post-18 education as she admits to serious concerns about a system that leaves the poorest students in England with the highest debt. The Prime Minister will acknowledge the current system of university...

 

Carlos Carvalhal calls for introduction of penalties as he says FA Cup replays are like Police Academy...

Confirmation of a third successive Cup replay for Swansea was enough for Carlos Carvalhal to share his theory about a better resolution. ‘Maybe in the future if the managers and referee agree after the first game we can go to penalties,’ said the...

Daily Mail, 00:12 in Sport
 

Scotland scrum-half Greig Laidlaw sure to stand serene amid the mayhem in Calcutta Cup clash at Murrayfield

Amid the Murrayfield mayhem that awaits England on Saturday there is likely to be one player calmer than most — Greig Laidlaw. Like every man in this Scotland squad the 32-year-old scrum-half has never beaten England - indeed it has been a decade...

Daily Mail, 00:12 in Sport
 

Richard Kilty's hopes are dashed as Achilles injury costs sprinter place in the World Championships

After the agony of almost losing a finger in a freak accident, Richard Kilty has suffered another blow with his indoor season now over because of a long-standing Achilles injury. Britain’s former 60 metres world and two-time European indoor champion...

Daily Mail, 00:12 in Sport
 

England clash with New Zealand this autumn should be a TV free-for-all, while Chris Ashton is flying for...

England versus Wales at Twickenham nine days ago generated a peak television audience of 8.4million for ITV — reinforcing the sense of a major national event. Rugby needs more of that. This year's NatWest 6 Nations is maintaining the annual tradition...

Daily Mail, 00:12 in Sport
 

Leicester is one of the LEAST thriving places in England - according to new survey

Is Leicester one of the least thriving places in England? Because it is according to a new index. The Thriving Places Index aims to assess how well local authorities are doing at creating the conditions for people to thrive. It looks at three main...

 

Hartlepool girl guides take to the airwaves for worldwide event

Brownies and girl guides in Hartlepool spoke to units all over the world when they took to the airwaves for a special event. Around 30 youngsters aged from seven to 14 took part in Girlguiding Hartlepool’s Thinking Day on the Air on Saturday. Held at...

 

IT boss’s national award glory

A Pocklington-based businesswoman has scooped a prestigious Women in IT Award at a London ceremony. Sam Mudd, managing director at Pocklington-based Phoenix Software, claimed the Business Leader Of The Year accolade at the event. Ms Mudd was praised...

 

A Shot in Time: Brian Clough and Jimmy Greaves scored 673 goals, but did one miss end striking partnership?

Many years after this photograph of Brian Clough and Jimmy Greaves was taken at an England training session, Greaves, who had become a television presenter, asked Clough, who had become an all-time great manager: ‘Brian, have you learned from your...

Daily Mail, 00:23 in Sport
 
Bafta Film Awards 2018: Three Billboards wins top prizes

Bafta Film Awards 2018: Three Billboards wins top prizes

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, about a woman seeking justice for her daughter's murder, scooped the top prizes at the Bafta Film Awards. The drama won five trophies including best film, best British film and best actress for Frances...

BBC, 00:23 in Art & Culture
 
Emmerdale star Charlotte Bellamy pays tribute to legend Freddie Jones as Sandy Thomas leaves

Emmerdale star Charlotte Bellamy pays tribute to legend Freddie Jones as Sandy Thomas leaves

Emmerdale is certainly going to be a lot quieter without the infectious mischief and fun nature of Sandy Thomas. As 90-year-old acting stalwart Freddie Jones retires, Sandy begins his new life in Australia after making one final appearance in the soap...

Metro, 00:24 in Showbiz
 

ON THE ROAD: Chris Powell has Southend fans daring to dream of the Championship after Portsmouth win

Southend chairman Ron Martin was once in a Great Britain bobsleigh squad at the Winter Olympics, so he knows all about things going downhill fast. And nearly four decades on from that icy adventure, it was Martin's football club in freefall, losing...

Daily Mail, 00:30 in Sport
 

Real Madrid blow after Marcelo suffers upper leg injury during La Liga encounter against Real Betis

Real Madrid defender Marcelo was forced off with a leg injury during their win against Real Betis. Zinedine Zidane's side emerged as victors after a stunning topsy-turvy contest that saw them surrender and then regain the lead before dampening down a...

Daily Mail, 00:30 in Sport
 
 He's a wonderful father : Murdered Jo Cox's sister backs widower Brendan in wake of sexual harassment claims

"He's a wonderful father": Murdered Jo Cox's sister backs widower Brendan in wake of sexual harassment claims

Murdered Jo Cox’s family vowed to support her widower as he quit two charity posts after facing sexual harassment claims . The late MP’s sister, Kim Leadbeater, said Brendan Cox “did the right thing” in admitting “inappropriate” behaviour while...

 


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