• Blessing impresses judges 23 Feb 2020 19:12 Blessing Chitapa, 17, booked a spot in the next round of the hit ITV show with a rendition of Flying Without Wings by Westlife. She faced off against fellow competitor Beryl McCormack. Blessing Chitapa VS Beryl McCormack - 'Flying Without Wings' | …
  • Police appeal as girl, 13, goes missing 23 Feb 2020 18:39 PUBLISHED: 16:49 23 February 2020 | UPDATED: 17:46 23 February 2020 Matthew Nixon Emelia Aska was reported as missing to police officers in Lowestoft yesterday, Saturday, February 22. Photo: Suffolk Constabulary Archant Emelia Aska was reported as missing …
  • Special tributes and messages to Rossendale's lost loved ones this week 23 Feb 2020 18:18 Announcements have been made and loving messages have been left this week by those who are mourning the loss of their loved ones. Those that have passed have been remembered by relatives and friends in touching tributes. We have gathered the messages …
  • Nuno delighted with in-form Jota 23 Feb 2020 18:15 Jota's brace came before Raul Jimenez's close-range finish in a comprehensive 3-0 win over the Canaries at Molineux. The Portuguese also scored a hat-trick in the Europa League against Espanyol last Thursday, and when asked if the 23-year-old is …
  • Government in last ditch Jingye talks ahead of British Steel sale deadline 23 Feb 2020 18:07 The government and its advisers are rushing to finalise the sale of British Steel to China’s Jingye ahead of a crunch deadline on Thursday. Jingye agreed a provisional £50m deal in November to buy British Steel’s plants in the UK, the Netherlands and …
  • Hedge funds bet against Ladbrokes owner GVC 23 Feb 2020 18:07 Hedge fund tycoon Ken Griffin is building a bet against Ladbrokes owner GVC as it battles a potential increase in regulation. Griffin, the founder of hedge fund Citadel, has taken an £80m bet against the bookmaker, as other traders also increased their …
  • Emmanuel Macron 'not sure' a UK-EU trade deal can be reached by deadline 23 Feb 2020 18:07 French President Emmanuel Macron has cast doubt that the UK will strike a trade deal with the EU by the government’s 31 January deadline. Negotiations will begin between Brussels and the UK next month, with issues such as financial services regulation, …
  • Coronavirus: Four new cases among ship evacuees in the UK 23 Feb 2020 18:07 Four UK nationals who were on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan and evacuated to Britain have tested positive for coronavirus. The Department of Health said the latest cases bring the total number of confirmed cases in the UK to 13. Read more …
  • Government appoints advisers to oversee outsourcers amid fear of Carillion-style collapse 23 Feb 2020 18:07 The government has reportedly appointed advisers to monitor the health of important outsourcers such as engineering company Kier. The Sunday Telegraph reported that the Cabinet Office has hired accountancy firm Deloitte to assist in assessing the finances …
  • Estate agents Countrywide and LSL ‘plot £500m merger’ 23 Feb 2020 18:07 Countrywide and LSL Property Services are said to be in talks over a £500m merger that would create the largest estate agency group in the UK. The companies, which are two of Britain’s largest listed estate agents, are in discussions over a potential all- …
  • Fifteen fire crews tackling major blaze at former Tolly Cobbold Brewery in Ipswich 23 Feb 2020 17:33 Breaking PUBLISHED: 17:13 23 February 2020 | UPDATED: 17:25 23 February 2020 Katy Sandalls Smoke has been seen pouring from the former Tolly Cobbold brewery Picture: JOCK DAVIES Archant A number of fire crews have been called to the site on Cliff Quay. …
  • Golden State Warriors Star Klay Thompson may play in Olympics despite injjury 23 Feb 2020 17:10 Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson was injured in the 6th game of the NBA finals last season. His torn ACL injury turned out to be so serious that it caused him to miss the first half of the 2019-2020 season. Warriors coach Steve Kerr confirms that …
  • 42% of youths held for drug dealing in Suffolk come from outside area 23 Feb 2020 16:55 23 February, 2020 - 16:00 Offences included supplying, possession with intent to supply, and being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO tommaso79 Four in 10 children arrested for drug-dealing offences come to …
  • Ipswich Hospital is being downgraded – why aren’t Suffolk MPs fighting harder to stop it? 23 Feb 2020 16:54 Opinion PUBLISHED: 16:35 23 February 2020 David Ellesmere Ipswich Hospital Picture: PHIL MORLEY Archant Ipswich Borough Council leader David Ellesmere has criticised MPs for not doing more to stop planned orthopaedic surgery moving from Ipswich to …
  • Rail line from Lowestoft to reopen after three weeks of closure 23 Feb 2020 16:54 PUBLISHED: 16:30 23 February 2020 Paul Geater New light signals have replace traditional sempahores on the Lowestoft to Norwich line. Picture: NETWORK RAIL Archant Rail services from Lowestoft should return to normal on Monday morning after three weeks of …
  • Paperchase to close in latest loss to Ipswich town centre 23 Feb 2020 16:54 PUBLISHED: 16:00 23 February 2020 Judy Rimmer Paperchase in Ipswich is closing down. Picture: JUDY RIMMER Archant Popular stationery chain Paperchase is closing down its store in Ipswich, in the latest loss to the town centre. The store in Tavern Street …
  • Firefighter celebrates four decades of serving community 23 Feb 2020 16:54 PUBLISHED: 16:14 23 February 2020 | UPDATED: 16:14 23 February 2020 Katy Sandalls Derek Oxborough has retired from the fire service after 44 years. Picture: Victoria Pertusa Archant A firefighter is preparing to stay goodbye to his station after four …
  • Wolves 3 Norwich 0 – Report 23 Feb 2020 16:26 A couple of close-range finishes from the Portuguese – after his stunning treble in the Europa League against Espanyol – set Nuno Espirito Santo's side on their way to victory. Raul Jimenez then got in on the act after the break, making sure of the …
  • Bank of England chief cashier indicates backing for official digital currency 23 Feb 2020 15:21 The Bank of England’s chief cashier has indicated support for an official digital currency, saying it is “crucial” for central banks to consider entering the market before it becomes dominated by tech giants.  Sarah John, who is responsible for issuing …
  • MI5 officials limit information they give home secretary Priti Patel 23 Feb 2020 15:21 The Home Office turf war between Priti Patel and the civil service has escalated, after claims that Mi5 do not trust the home secretary. It has been claimed that officials from the security service have limited the number of briefings they give Patel and …
  • Recruiter Cordant scrambles to raise cash after clash with lenders 23 Feb 2020 15:21 Cordant, one of the largest recruitment agencies in the UK is rushing to raise new cash after coming close to collapse following a row with its lenders.  The company, whose clients include Lloyds, Amazon and Tesco, is racing to secure a deal with investors …
  • David Davis: Huawei deal is ‘worst intelligence decision since Cambridge Five’ 23 Feb 2020 15:21 Former Tory cabinet minister David Davis has lambasted the government’s 5G deal with Chinese tech firm Huawei, branding it the “worst intelligence decision since MI6’s recruitment of Kim Philby”. Davis, who served as Brexit secretary under Theresa May, …
  • Treasury mulls new laws to delay end of cash 23 Feb 2020 15:21 The Treasury is drawing up plans to protect the availability of cash amid concerns over declining access to dispensers for older people and those from rural communities.  Officials are understood to be in detailed discussions about how to combat the …
  • Hammerson expected to slash dividend amid high street woes 23 Feb 2020 15:21 Property development firm Hammerson will reportedly slash its dividend and write down the value of its assets in its results this week. Peel Hunt analysts have forecasted that the shopping centre owner will cut its dividend by 30 per cent, according to …
  • Acid-washed chicken could be on the menu in UK-US trade deal 23 Feb 2020 15:21 Environment secretary George Eustice has refused to rule out the prospect of allowing imports of chlorinated chicken and hormone treated beef under a UK-US trade deal. Food standard legislation post-Brexit has been an ongoing issue in Westminster, with …
  • WATCH: Assistant ref storms off 23 Feb 2020 14:41 With the score locked at 1-1, a video circulated of the official leaving the field of play after reports of a disagreement with the referee. The game played out to a 1-1 draw between the West Midlands League Premier Division's third and fourth-placed …
  • ‘He was a nice-looking fella’ - Couple celebrate 70 years of bliss 23 Feb 2020 14:15 PUBLISHED: 12:00 23 February 2020 Judy Rimmer Laura and Robert Worne from Rushmere St Andrew are celebrating 70 years as husband and wife Picture: NEIL DIDSBURY Archant Robert Worne, 94, known as Bob, and wife Laura, 97, recall meeting at Cauldwell Hall …
  • East Anglian members meet Labour leadership hopefuls as voting starts 23 Feb 2020 14:15 PUBLISHED: 12:30 23 February 2020 | UPDATED: 12:30 23 February 2020 Paul Geater Labour leadership candidates Sir Keir Starmer, Lisa Nandy, and Rebecca Long Bailey at the hustings at Peterborough. Picture: SONIA BARKER Archant Labour's leadership …
  • Walsall 2-2 Port Vale - Player ratings 23 Feb 2020 12:48 JACK ROSE Rose has seen his game time limited, being behind number one Liam Roberts. He looked a little shaky at the start of the game but the loanee gradually grew into it. His save in the 87th minute potentially stopped Walsall from losing the game. 6 …
  • Bernie Sanders declares victory in Nevada caucuses 23 Feb 2020 12:42 Bernie Sanders has solidified his status as the Democratic front-runner in the presidential election after declaring victory in the Nevada caucuses. The momentum for Sanders, who is a self-declared socialist, comes as the support of moderate Democrats is …
  • Murdoch’s media empire hit by phone hacking charges as Sun suffers hefty loss 23 Feb 2020 12:42 Rupert Murdoch’s Sun newspapers have posted another year of deep losses after the publisher was forced to pay out millions of pounds to settle phone hacking cases. News Group Newspapers (NGN), which publishes the Sun and the Sun on Sunday, reported a pre- …
  • Fund managers snap up luxury brands on coronavirus dip 23 Feb 2020 12:42 Leading fund managers are buying millions of pounds of shares in luxury brands after significant falls triggered by the coronavirus outbreak. Fund manager Nick Train, along with bosses from Rathbone Brothers, Jupiter and BNY Mellon, are taking advantage of …
  • House of Lords allowances surge in 'rolling expenses scandal' 23 Feb 2020 12:42 Expenses and allowances claimed by peers in the House of Lords rose by one-third last year in what has been described as a “rolling expenses scandal”. Analysis, by the Sunday Times, found that peers’ daily attendance allowance and expenses rose by 29 per …
  • 6 Surrey tattoo artists you need to follow on Instagram 23 Feb 2020 12:27 Tattoos have become more mainstream than ever and social acceptance of body art continues to grow the industry. Behind the tattoos are some talented artists, and when you consider the detail and precision of their work it is hard not to appreciate the …
  • Will Guildford or Woking ever become cities? A tale of two towns with big aspirations 23 Feb 2020 12:27 It's an equal source of pride and annoyance that Surrey does not have any cities, depending on your view. While most of its neighbours - Hampshire, Kent, East and West Sussex - can boast of city status for at least one of their settlements, Surrey' …
  • 7 reasons why people should move to Staines 23 Feb 2020 12:27 A bustling shopping hub in a picturesque and convenient location, Staines – or, officially, Staines-upon-Thames – is a key town near the border between north Surrey and west London. Notable for the tragic plane crash of 1972 which killed 118 people, its …
  • Stories of abandoned railway stations in East Sussex and what they are now 23 Feb 2020 12:27 Many stations across East Sussex were left abandoned and disused following the railway closures in Britain during the 1960s. Dr Richard Beeching, a physicist and engineer, published a report in 1963 titled 'The Reshaping of British Railways', which …
  • Is Sutton in London or Surrey? We asked 30 residents and the result was surprising 23 Feb 2020 12:27 Sutton is a London borough but whether residents agree with its official status is another matter. In 1965 Sutton had its historical ties with Surrey cut as it transitioned to become part of the UK's capital. It shares borders with Kingston, Merton and …
  • The mythical and spooky stories behind The Devil's Jumps hills on edge of Surrey 23 Feb 2020 12:26 Tales of gods and witches are as old as time in the countryside, and even in the 21st Century, there's nothing quite like a tall tale to add some intrigue to a beautiful walk. The Devil's Jumps is a series of three small hills surrounded by vast …
  • 'I felt I had to be gay or straight': Surrey musician on growing up bisexual 23 Feb 2020 12:26 For many gay and lesbian people, coming out can take time and real courage because of some people's attitudes. While those views may be slowly changing, coming out as bisexual can take even longer, because of the prevailing idea that you're either …
  • Surrey man charged after pedestrian dies in crash in south London 23 Feb 2020 12:26 A Surrey man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving in relation to a fatal collision in south London. Quincy Anyiam, 26, has also been charged with two further offences of failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic collision and …
  • The 30 minute stroll from Guildford that includes historic chapel and cosy pub 23 Feb 2020 12:26 With destructive Storm Dennis over - the weekend could be the perfect opportunity to stretch your legs and explore one of Guildford's historic landmarks. This picturesque stroll from Guildford town centre heads south along the River Wey before …
  • M4 reopens in time for England’s Six Nations match at Twickenham following bridge demolition 23 Feb 2020 12:26 The M4 has reopened in time for for England’s Six Nations contest with Ireland at Twickenham. A full closure had been in place on the motorway at its junction with the M25, close to Heathrow Airport, from 8pm on Friday (February 21) through to Sunday …
  • Aldi confirms proposals to open new store in Horley 23 Feb 2020 12:26 Looking for the latest news in your postcode? We have launched a brand new website called InYourArea.co.uk - it allows you to stay up to date with what's happening near you. There's also an app you can download here. InYourArea allows you to search …
  • Bristol City 0-3 Albion – Player Ratings 23 Feb 2020 11:53 The hosts began the day with only goal difference keeping them out the play-offs. But Slaven Bilic's side had too much for them and have now taken a mightily impressive 13 points from their last five games. Here we rate how the players performed at …
  • Sussex weather: More heavy rain on the way 23 Feb 2020 11:35 The outlook for the weather for Sussex over the next week is more rain and wind, according to the Met Office. Today (Sunday, February 23), will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain, strong winds and gales near the coast. The Met Office said it will become …
  • One person rescued from flat fire 23 Feb 2020 11:25 PUBLISHED: 08:03 23 February 2020 | UPDATED: 09:22 23 February 2020 Sabrina Johnson Fire fighters from Lowestoft North and Lowestoft South were called to a flat fire on in the town on Saturday night. Picture: Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service Archant One …
  • Public warned not to approach burglar missing from Hollesley Bay prison 23 Feb 2020 11:25 PUBLISHED: 09:44 23 February 2020 | UPDATED: 09:44 23 February 2020 Steven Clark, 23, was reported missing to police after failing to report for a roll call Picture: ARCHANT/SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY Archant/Suffolk Constabulary Police are appealing for …
  • Rail disruption caused by overrunning engineering work at Stowmarket 23 Feb 2020 11:25 PUBLISHED: 08:45 23 February 2020 | UPDATED: 09:55 23 February 2020 Stowmarket Railway Station Picture: GOOGLE MAPS Archant Train services through Stowmarket were disrupted on Sunday morning due to engineering work not being finished on time. You may also …
  • Suspected drink-driver arrested after car brings down phone lines 23 Feb 2020 11:24 PUBLISHED: 10:16 23 February 2020 | UPDATED: 10:16 23 February 2020 Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team reported making an arrest following a collision near Stowmarket on Sunday morning Picture: NSRAPT TWITTER NSRAPT Twitter Police arrested a …
  • Man fights for life after attack outside Ipswich takeaway 23 Feb 2020 11:24 Breaking PUBLISHED: 10:43 23 February 2020 | UPDATED: 10:43 23 February 2020 The attack happened outside Kebapizza in St Matthews Street, Ipswich Picture: ARCHANT Archant The assault took place shortly after midnight near the centre of Ipswich - outside …
  • Albion's Sawyers grateful for support 23 Feb 2020 10:57 But the midfielder also warned some supporters to think about what they post on social media after being left upset by some messages sent his way. Sawyers was sent off during the Baggies thumping 3-0 win at Ashton Gate on Saturday. He was dismissed …
  • Further arrests made as probe continues 23 Feb 2020 10:57 The two men, aged 23 and 21, were arrested at Holyhead Port, in Wales, yesterday morning on suspicion of conspiracy to rob. Khuzaimah Douglas was pronounced dead in Pensnett Road and Waseem Ramzan died later in hospital after the attack on Thursday. Post …
  • M6 closed for 'most of Sunday' 23 Feb 2020 10:57 The M6 will be closed for most of Sunday in the Black Country after a dramatic lorry crash. Police said the clean-up could take "most of the day" after the morning crash at Junction 10. Emergency services were called to the crash close to the …
  • United Kingdom unveils post-Brexit blue passports 23 Feb 2020 10:28 “I actually like the French-designed, Polish-printed new UK passport,” noted Member of the European Parliament Seb Dance. “Of course, the previous one — which allowed Brits the right to work, study and retire freely across their own continent — was …
  • Rape, blackmail, 'catfishing' and explicit pictures: Teesside's terrifying online dating world 23 Feb 2020 10:25 Women raped by strangers on Tinder, young girls threatened over SnapChat and blackmailers threatening to "out" gay men to their families. This is the murky world of online dating sites. Men and women across Teesside are increasingly using apps …
  • The 1972 rape and murder of a Normanby housewife whose body was found at foot of the Eston Nab 23 Feb 2020 10:25 On February 10, 1972, Aline Ford set off from Normanby to take her dog Penny for an afternoon walk. At 6pm, the boxer dog returned to the house alone, covered in mud with her lead still clipped on. Police were called and her worried daughter set out to …
  • Gridlock ahead as the A19 Tees Flyover is going to be closed for entire weekends 23 Feb 2020 10:25 Entire carriageways on the A19 Tees Flyover will be closed for four weekends. Highways England has taken the decision as joints on the A19 road bridge need to be replaced. Although the joints have lasted for 15 years longer than their expected lifespan and …
  • Middlesbrough's self-imposed lack of pace, formation flux & failure to harness Ravel threat 23 Feb 2020 10:25 Second best Boro suffered a damaging defeat in their basement battle at Barnsley. It was another limp and lacklustre show and another painful 1-0 reverse to a relegation rival. Barnsley had not kept a clean sheet at home since the opening day yet Boro …
  • More Stack schemes in the pipeline, leisure leaders Danieli Holdings reveal 23 Feb 2020 09:07 The owners of leisure phenomenon Stack have revealed more shipping container hubs are on the way, as they make progress on their second scheme. Danieli Holdings, based in Gosforth, Newcastle, operates in the healthcare, security and property development …
  • Critics slam UK post-Brexit 23 Feb 2020 09:02 LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain's Government on Wednesday faced a backlash over its new post-Brexit immigration plans, which are designed to cut “cheap labour from Europe” in favour of high-skilled English speakers and boosting the home-grown …
  • Sheffield chosen to host UEFA Women's EURO 2021 semi-final 23 Feb 2020 08:26 Sheffield has been chosen as one of the host cities for the UEFA Women’s EURO 2021 Championship. Some of Europe’s best female footballers will head to the Steel City with Bramall Lane set to host four matches during the competition which starts in July …
  • This 15-bedroom house for £1.4m could be a lucrative investment 23 Feb 2020 08:26 This could be a lucrative investment for a landlord or would-be landlord. Grosvenor House, a former mill owner's mansion, is on sale for £1,355,000. The 15-bedroom property, on Long Lane, Dalton, is split into nine one and two-bedroom flats, plus a …
  • Huddersfield Town loan man Andy King hoping Rangers can finish season strongly 23 Feb 2020 08:26 Huddersfield Town midfielder Andy King is keeping close tabs on his old mates at Rangers, hoping they can achieve big things in the closing stages of the season. Rangers have a big gap to close in the Scottish Premiership, while they are fresh from a …
  • Delight as cricket club steps in to save Rawtenstall Farmers Market 23 Feb 2020 07:14 The organisers of Rawtenstall Farmers Market are delighted to return this weekend at a new venue, following a one-month hiatus. The familiar artisan market is back today (February 23) at Rawtenstall Cricket Club from 10am to 3pm, and will be held at the …
  • Great food in smart venue 23 Feb 2020 06:57 "Sometimes it’s nice to be a little naughty.” Ok. You’ve got my attention. It’s a cheeky and wonderful philosophy, and while it’s not one we can always live by, when it comes to food it should be adhered to whenever possible. I smiled and was sold. …
  • School to perform Beauty and the Beast 23 Feb 2020 06:57 The Highfields School's year seven to nine pupils will perform the fairytale musical between Wednesday and Friday. Around 60 students, aged between 11 and 14 years old, are involved with the production and have been in rehearsals since the summer. …
  • Living in harmony 23 Feb 2020 06:57 And for some that means turning to relaxation and breathing techniques that have been around for centuries. Since as long ago as the ancient Greeks crystals have been used to achieve physical, emotional and spiritual balance. Today people from all walks of …
  • Love of library led to medal 23 Feb 2020 06:57 They’re the heart of their communities, hosting a wide range of activities from children’s play sessions and film clubs to live music and theatre. As well as aiming to bring people from all walks of life together, they also strive to offer a safe and …
  • Bull: Opportunity to stake claim 23 Feb 2020 06:57 We host Norwich today, then go to Tottenham, play Brighton at home, travel to West Ham and welcome Bournemouth before the international break at the end of March. They will not be easy games by any means as four of the five are fighting for their lives at …
  • The moment that summed up just how much Phil Parkinson has turned things around at Sunderland 23 Feb 2020 06:14 Sunderland continue marching on. Four wins from four now for Phil Parkinson’s men who have looked unstoppable since their minor bump in the road at Fratton Park earlier this month. They were made to wait for this one against Bristol Rovers at the Stadium …
  • Sleaze who pulled woman's skirt up on Popworld dancefloor spared jail to 'work on attitude to women' 23 Feb 2020 06:14 A pervert who pulled a woman's skirt up in a Newcastle city centre nightclub has been spared jail so he can "work on the way he treats women". Sleazy Hosien Nedjad lifted his unsuspecting victim's skirt as she enjoyed a night out in …
  • See stammerer speak out in public for the first time following remarkable transformation 23 Feb 2020 06:14 From the age of five, Georgia Scott was hindered by a severe stammer, which even prevented her from speaking to her own family. She was unable to order food in restaurants, terrified to talk on the phone, and afraid to ask for help in class. Her dreams of …
  • Steve Bruce reveals why he did not sign a striker in the January transfer window 23 Feb 2020 06:14 Steve Bruce says that he opted against signing a striker in January in the hope that he could get Dwight Gayle back into goalscoring form in the Premier League. Gayle last netted for United at the top level back in May 2018 when he scored in a 3-0 win over …
  • Why is Manchester United vs Watford not on TV? Kick-off time plus team news 23 Feb 2020 05:53 Manchester United are back in Premier League action on Sunday when they welcome Watford to Old Trafford. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men boosted their hopes of a top-four finish by defeating Chelsea on Monday and can move back within three points of the …
  • Man City news and transfers LIVE Leicester win reaction plus Raheem Sterling injury latest 23 Feb 2020 05:53 Manchester City have extended their lead over Leicester to seven points in the Premier League following a 1-0 win at the King Power Stadium. Gabriel Jesus netted the only goal of the game to seal three points following a mazy run from Riyad Mahrez against …
  • How Manchester United should line up against Watford in the Premier League fixture 23 Feb 2020 05:53 Manchester United are back in Premier League action as they host Watford at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side rejuvenated their hopes of Champions League football with victory against Chelsea earlier in the week but know it …
  • Manchester United news and transfers LIVE Early Watford team news and predicted line up 23 Feb 2020 05:53 Manchester United welcome Watford to Old Trafford this afternoon in the Premier League. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side defeated Chelsea earlier in the week and can move back to within three points of the London side with a win against the Hornets. Frank …
  • Aunt calls for new bullying laws after Birmingham nephew committed suicide at just nine-years-old 23 Feb 2020 05:46 The grieving aunt of a schoolboy who committed suicide is going to Westminster to demand new laws on bullying - so it 'can no longer be ignored in schools'. Aaron Dugmore, from Erdington, was just nine when he took his own life in 2013, and his …
  • Life inside Birmingham's tallest tower block where neighbours have never even met 23 Feb 2020 05:46 In the middle of Birmingham stand the two tallest tower blocks - Clydesdale and Cleveland Towers. They are not what you would expect, far from the stereotypes of urine-scented lifts and walls tattooed with graffiti. "I am quite happy to live here in a …
  • Shocking attack as woman punched unconcious in 'Coronavirus rage' racist incident 23 Feb 2020 05:45 A woman has been savagely beaten in what is believed to be the Midlands' first case of coronavirus rage. Trainee lawyer Meera Solanki was among a group targeted after her Chinese friend was told: "Take your f***ing coronavirus back home!" …
  • Exploring The Yorkshire Wolds that inspired artist David Hockney 23 Feb 2020 05:29 Hockney hotspots: Exploring the glorious Yorkshire Wolds in search of the sights that inspired our greatest living artist An exhibition devoted to David Hockney's drawings opens this week   Some of his best-loved works were inspired by the little-known …
  • Newcastle United takeover news LIVE: Wolves 'ready to bid for Allan Saint-Maximin' 23 Feb 2020 05:28 Hello and welcome to our Newcastle United live blog on Sunday, February 23. Steve Bruce's side are licking their wounds following a second successive defeat in the capital after they were dealt another deserved defeat at Selhurst Park. Newcastle lost 1 …
  • How 'staging' your home can sell it for THOUSANDS more  23 Feb 2020 05:26 How ‘staging’ your home can sell it for THOUSANDS more Firms will give your home a temporary make over to help sell your property House 'staging' can ensure that you reach your asking price in record time By Rachel Wait, Financial Mail On Sunday …
  • 'I went from hiking on a beautiful day…to making a goodbye video to my family'  23 Feb 2020 05:26 Trapped alone in the wilderness with a shattered body, this is the moment Claire Nelson thought she was about to die. What followed was an astonishing feat of physical and emotional endurance  From the top of a stack of boulders, 12 feet above the southern …
  • Giovanna Fletcher: 'Sometimes I feel like the worst mum ever' 23 Feb 2020 05:26 Parenthood brings tears, tantrums, chaos – and the kids can get messy too. At last, Giovanna Fletcher is the motherhood ‘guru’ we can all relate to  With her honest approach to parenting – and how it doesn’t always live up to our rose-tinted expectations – …
  • Man, 59, finds hope at his local hospice 23 Feb 2020 05:24 Cancer is something I’ve seen coming since I was a child. I watched my mum die of it. The mental image of her tiny, frail body lying on a mattress as I kissed her goodbye is one that I have tried my best to block out. When I was given the news, just over …
  • Coventry City boost promotion dream as Mark Robins issues damning verdict 23 Feb 2020 05:14 MINI MATCH REPORT Coventry City made it five wins on the bounce in SkyBet League One after a nail-biting 2-1 win away at Rochdale, but failed to climb top of the division after a last-gasp goal for Rotherham United elsewhere saw the Millers cling on at the …
  • The average speed cameras catching out most Coventry drivers 23 Feb 2020 05:14 More than 2,500 were still caught out by Coventry's new average speed cameras last year. There are presently two cameras operational in the city - on the A4600 Ansty Road and the B4110 London Road - with plans for more to come. CoventryLive reported …
  • Prince William, Kate Middleton to skip Invictus Games, but Meghan Markle to play starring role 23 Feb 2020 03:09 Prince William and Kate Middleton will reportedly miss attending the Invictus Games organised by Prince Harry. However, it is not a snub to the Harry and Meghan Markle after their royal exit. But, Meghan will play a starring role in the event. This year, …
  • Liverpool's next step outlined but Barcelona and Real Madrid remain a problem 23 Feb 2020 02:53 There is no question Liverpool are on the cusp of doing something truly extraordinary in the world of football. The Reds look more than likely to claim the Premier League trophy while it would also not be unfeasible to suggest they could defend their …
  • Arsene Wenger in love with Liverpool as former Arsenal boss just can't stop talking about the Reds 23 Feb 2020 02:53 Arsene Wenger has been keeping himself busy since leaving Arsenal in 2018. The Frenchman joined FIFA as its chief of global football development and this week made headlines for interesting plans to overhaul the offside rule. He's also appeared …
  • Manchester United home ground Old Trafford to host opening Women's Euro 2021 fixture 23 Feb 2020 01:30 Old Trafford will host the opening game of the Women's European Championships in 2021 it has been confirmed. With 500 days to go until the tournament kicks off on July 7 next year, the Football Association has confirmed England will open the tournament …
  • Player ratings: Who shone and who struggled for Brighton and Hove Albion at Sheffield United 23 Feb 2020 00:41 Last time he played left side of defensive trio was against Everton. He looked more comfortable today with Burn helping him out. Lashed a good chance over the bar from close range. Took a hefty whack from Lundstram at the end Getty
  • How Lionel Messi convinced Solskjaer that Luke Shaw was a Manchester United centre back 22 Feb 2020 23:31 Luke Shaw has enjoyed a renaissance to his Manchester United career as a left-sided centre back recently - but he has Lionel Messi to thank for his run in that position. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has used a back three at times recently and when doing he has …
  • What Harry Maguire has done as Manchester United captain to impress Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 22 Feb 2020 23:31 Harry Maguire has "everything a captain should have" and is a natural leader for Manchester United, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The United boss praised the impact Maguire has had on the squad since he was appointed permanent captain in …
  • Newcastle United notes: The player left 'desperately disappointed' by Bruce decision at Palace 22 Feb 2020 22:33 Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce walked into his Press conference looking like a man who was ready to weather another storm. But Bruce attempted to keep the situation in context after the 1-0 loss - possibly to protect the morale of his dressing room. The …
  • Manchester United could offer Paul Pogba new contract and more transfer rumours 22 Feb 2020 21:34 Manchester United expect Paul Pogba to leave this summer but could yet offer him a new contract, according to reports. It is claimed by Goal that there has been a breakdown in communications between the club and Pogba but there are a number of …
  • EUROPE /ITALY - The Comboni Missionaries: "In communion with the whole Church, to proclaim, witness and live the Gospel" 22 Feb 2020 20:39 Rome (Agenzia Fides) - "We have taken note that in the epochal change we are experiencing, mission is called to take on a new paradigm to continue its mandate in a reality that presents strong discontinuities with the past. An important aspect of this …
  • 'Fair play to Reading': Leeds United fans issue their verdict on Mark Bowen's side 22 Feb 2020 20:32 Reading suffered a narrow defeat away from home against Leeds United at Elland Road on Saturday, who strengthened their push for promotion with the victory. The Royals have secured some decent results in recent weeks but Leeds, under pressure following a …