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Champions Cup preview: Carbery to start for Munster; Kruis back at Saracens

Champions Cup preview: Carbery to start for Munster; Kruis back at Saracens

Pool One Wasps are without the injured back-rows Nathan Hughes and Brad Shields for their must-win encounter with pool leaders Toulouse. As a result, Ben Morris makes his European debut at blindside flanker while Billy Searle comes in a fly-half for...

Friday, 16:49 in Sport
 
Formula E gears up with car batteries that can last a whole race

Formula E gears up with car batteries that can last a whole race

Formula E has always enjoyed grand city centre destinations as a central tenet of the all-electric series. Beginning its fifth season on Saturday, however, there is a sense that it is in a position to deliver the drama such grand stages demand, now...

Friday, 16:49 in Sport
 
How best to avoid a hiding with a team he clearly thinks isn’t up to the job

How best to avoid a hiding with a team he clearly thinks isn’t up to the job

FAR AND AWAY The Fiver would give several pennies for the thoughts of José Mourinho as he sits in the suite he has called home for the past two-and-a-half years at the Lowry Hotel. With the thrill of frightening staff by dressing as a zombie using his...

Friday, 16:49 in Sport
 
Let’s move to Littlehampton, West Sussex: ‘A surreal mishmash’

Let’s move to Littlehampton, West Sussex: ‘A surreal mishmash’

What’s going for it? What will future historians make of Littlehampton? It’s a curious place, stitched together from various patches that align but somehow don’t connect. At its centre, an old Sussex port on the River Arun, church, quayside, winding...

Friday, 16:44 in Business
 
The Twinkle: a Christmas cocktail

The Twinkle: a Christmas cocktail

With everything else going on in the kitchen at Christmas, the last thing you need is to give yourself an extra headache over making the pre-dinner drinks. Keep things simple with this elegant champagne cocktail. Serves 1 25ml vodka 15ml elderflower...

Friday, 16:38 in Lifestyle
 
High court dismisses woman's attempt to prosecute police spy

High court dismisses woman's attempt to prosecute police spy

An environmental campaigner who was deceived by a police spy into a sexual relationship has lost an attempt to have him prosecuted. The campaigner, known as Monica because she was granted anonymity, said the ruling by two high court judges was...

Friday, 16:38 in World News
 
Ashley Giles appointed England’s new director of cricket

Ashley Giles appointed England’s new director of cricket

Ashley Giles was appointed the new director of England cricket on Friday. The former England left-arm spinner, who is currently sporting director at Warwickshire, replaces Andrew Strauss in the role, who stepped down in October. A statement released...

Friday, 16:28 in Sport
 
UK airport travellers receiving less than $1 for every £1 exchanged

UK airport travellers receiving less than $1 for every £1 exchanged

Travellers at some UK airports are receiving less than $1 for every £1 they change after a week of Brexit turmoil pushed sterling to fresh lows. At Cardiff airport, the bureau de change was offering customers only $0.97 for every £1 on Friday. At...

Friday, 16:26 in Business
 
Facebook admits bug allowed apps to see hidden photos

Facebook admits bug allowed apps to see hidden photos

A Facebook bug let app developers see photos users had uploaded but never posted, the social network has disclosed. For two weeks in September, an error in the way Facebook shares photos with third parties meant that apps could see not only photos...

Friday, 16:23 in World News
 
Shakira charged with tax evasion in Spain

Shakira charged with tax evasion in Spain

Spanish prosecutors have charged the Colombian singer and philanthropist Shakira with tax evasion, alleging she avoided €14.5m (£13m) in taxes by claiming to live in the Bahamas while actually resident in Catalonia. Shakira changed residences in 2015...

Friday, 16:23 in World News
 
Khashoggi killer heard saying 'I know how to cut' on audio – Erdoğan

Khashoggi killer heard saying 'I know how to cut' on audio – Erdoğan

One of the killers of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was heard saying “I know how to cut” on the audio of the murder, which Turkey has shared with US and European officials, the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, said on Friday. Erdoğan...

Friday, 16:23 in World News
 
Sports Direct's Mike Ashley considers bid to buy Hamleys

Sports Direct's Mike Ashley considers bid to buy Hamleys

Mike Ashley, the billionaire founder of Sports Direct, is reportedly considering a bid to take over Hamleys, the 258-year-old toy shop best known for its Regent Street flagship store. Sports Direct was on Friday said to be among a pack of retailers to...

Friday, 16:20 in Business
 
Paris braces for fifth weekend of protests by gilets jaunes

Paris braces for fifth weekend of protests by gilets jaunes

Thousands of riot police and armoured vehicles will be deployed in Paris on Saturday as France anticipates a fifth weekend of anti-government protests in the capital and other cities across France. Despite government pleas for the gilets jaunes...

Friday, 15:50 in World News
 
Downing Street tries to stage-manage EU rescue of May’s deal

Downing Street tries to stage-manage EU rescue of May’s deal

When Olly Robbins, the prime minister’s Brexit point-man, was spotted arriving at Brussels-Midi train station shortly after Theresa May had pulled the ‘meaningful vote’, British officials were quick to insist it was a routine meeting. In reality the...

Friday, 15:41 in World News
 
'It's a cool time to be alive!' – fiddle sensation Gaelynn Lea on proving her doctors wrong

'It's a cool time to be alive!' – fiddle sensation Gaelynn Lea on proving her doctors wrong

Six weeks before her wedding Gaelynn Lea was dangerously ill in hospital after complications from surgery. She had to persuade the doctors to let her fiance stay overnight, since they weren’t technically married. “And every night he was asleep in this...

Friday, 15:26 in Art & Culture
 


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