Wales Grand Slam winner can’t see new generation of stars emerging but this host of talented kids offer hope

“We can’t win at home and we can’t win on the road. My problem as general manager is I can’t think of another place to play.” So declared a US basketball manager during a lengthy losing streak for his team. Welsh regional rugby coaches could be forgiven for feeling the same way. Aside from victories… Continue reading Wales Grand Slam winner can’t see new generation of stars emerging but this host of talented kids offer hope

Julian Assange wins ruling in his battle against extradition to US

Julian Assange has won the first stage of his bid to appeal against the decision to extradite him to the United States to the Supreme Court. Assange, 50, is wanted in the US over an alleged conspiracy to obtain and disclose national defence information following WikiLeaks’ publication of hundreds of thousands of leaked documents relating… Continue reading Julian Assange wins ruling in his battle against extradition to US

Popular resorts in Spain introduce strict new Covid rules for bars and restaurants

Holidaymakers planning half-term trips to some of Spain’s most popular resorts could face tough new Covid restrictions, with bar, pubs and restaurants hit by curfew. Local government officials in the Canary Islands have announced a heightened level of alert for Gran Canaria and La Palma following a spike in the number of Omicron infections. The… Continue reading Popular resorts in Spain introduce strict new Covid rules for bars and restaurants

Big Man Utd transfer claim made over Leeds United’s Daniel James amid mixed messages

Former Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanted to keep Daniel James at Old Trafford last summer and told him he was part of his plans for the season. That’s according to The Athletic, who state that James was informed by his then manager that there was a place for him in his squad despite… Continue reading Big Man Utd transfer claim made over Leeds United’s Daniel James amid mixed messages

Jamie Oliver employs advisers to avoid cultural appropriation

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has revealed he now employs advisers to avoid offending anyone or being accused of cultural appropriation with his recipes. Oliver told Sunday Times Culture magazine : “Your immediate reaction is to be defensive and say, “For the love of God, really?” And then you go, “Well, we don’t want to offend… Continue reading Jamie Oliver employs advisers to avoid cultural appropriation

Woman fuming over price of Tesco lamb becomes talk of the town

A woman’s Facebook post on the price of a leg of lamb at Tesco has become the talk of the market town of Ramsbottom. The Manchester Evening News reported Rozalia Linder saying she was “absolutely mortified” after discovering the price her husband Clive paid for the meat. Her comments went viral and the story became… Continue reading Woman fuming over price of Tesco lamb becomes talk of the town

Johnson faces crunch week with lockdown parties report

Boris Johnson is facing a make-or-break week for his premiership with his future in No 10 hanging in the balance. The Prime Minister is braced for the delivery of the Sue Gray report into Downing Street drinking parties during lockdown which could determine his fate. Many Tory MPs have said they will wait to see… Continue reading Johnson faces crunch week with lockdown parties report

US orders diplomats’ families to leave embassy in Ukraine as war fears mount

The United States’ Department of State has ordered the families of all American personnel at the US Embassy in Ukraine to leave the country amid the heightened fears of an imminent Russian invasion. The department told the dependents of staffers at the US Embassy in Kyiv that they must leave the country. Non-essential embassy staff… Continue reading US orders diplomats’ families to leave embassy in Ukraine as war fears mount

Why this council has rejected calls for tougher action on Japanese knotweed

People who cause a persistent nuisance by not dealing with Japanese knotweed on their land won’t be hit with anti-social behaviour notices, council chiefs in Carmarthenshire have decided. Doing so, they said, would be hard to resource and put the council out of step with other Welsh authorities. The leader of ther opposition, Cllr Rob… Continue reading Why this council has rejected calls for tougher action on Japanese knotweed

The twin brothers born with ultra rare condition stand for the first time aged three thanks to pioneering treatment in US

A mum who gave birth to premature twins is travelling thousands of miles to get them more of the specialist treatment they need. And Ashleigh Bucknall, whose twin sons Ellis and Jesse have faced a series of challenges in their short lives, said the valley community where they live has played a huge part in… Continue reading The twin brothers born with ultra rare condition stand for the first time aged three thanks to pioneering treatment in US