Tuesday Aug 16, 2022

GB’s Laura Muir strolls to European 1500m final

Muir has picked up world bronze and Commonwealth gold over 1500m already this season Britain’s Laura Muir began the defence of her European 1500m title in style as she breezed into Friday’s final on a sweltering morning in Munich. The 28-year-old, defending the title she won in Berlin in 2018, finished in four minutes 6.41 […]

Trade union anger over 26% cut civil service redundancy pay

Defending the changes, a Cabinet Office spokesman said: “In the context of high national debt and increasing cost pressures, it’s vital that all areas of government spending, including the civil service compensation scheme, are affordable as well as fair to both staff and the taxpayer.

Liz Cheney: Trump’s nemesis faces Republican day of reckoning

Liz Cheney voted to impeach the former president. Now Wyoming Republicans will decide if that makes her a principled politician or a “swamp rat”. The three-term congresswoman is at risk of losing her seat to a challenger from within her own party. Voters at the Wyoming Junior Rodeo in Casper shared their thoughts in the […]

Sergio Gomez: Manchester City confirm signing of Anderlecht and Spain Under-21s defender

Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Spain’s Under-21s defender Sergio Gomez from Anderlecht. The 21-year-old moves to the Etihad Stadium on a four-year deal for a fee of 13m euros (£11m) plus add-ons. Gomez came through the Barcelona academy before before playing under former City captain Vincent Kompany at the Belgian club. “To be […]

Dame Deborah James’s mother on life without her daughter

Before she died, Dame Deborah James told her family to enjoy their lives, her mother has told BBC Breakfast. Speaking for the first time since her daughter’s passing on 28 June, Heather James said she felt heartache for not being able to do anything when the family learned that Dame Deborah was going to die. […]

Matheus Nunes: Wolves agree club record £38m fee for Sporting Lisbon and Portugal midfielder

Nunes made 101 appearances for Sporting Lisbon, scoring eight times Wolves have agreed a club record €45m (£38m) fee with Sporting Lisbon for Portugal midfielder Matheus Nunes. Nunes, 23, has been on the radar of many leading clubs in Europe. Personal terms are still to be agreed but Wolves are hopeful of concluding what would […]

Hungry pig-on-the-loose apprehended in Great Yarmouth

Posting about the pig on Facebook, police wrote: “As an officer, you think you’ve seen it all, but PCs Joe Pike and Richard Bladon had a new experience on Saturday morning after they were called to the rescue of a big black piggy munching its way through gardens in the Southtown area.”

County Lines: Cost of living crisis used by gangs to lure new recruits

“Everyone gets involved in it,” Jordan says. “It can be family matters at home. Someone could even be walking down the road and if you haven’t got a lot of money at the time someone could criticise you, like cuss you, about ‘look at the shoes he’s wearing’, ‘he needs a haircut’.”

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