Britons stuck on quarantined ship to be flown home

Police have launched an investigation following reports of five racist attacks linked to the coronavirus in two neighbouring south coast cities, Solent News reports. Members of the Asian community including university students and school pupils are said to have been verbally abused with racial slurs in the space of four days. A University of Southampton student […]

Manchester United trigger Eric Bailly’s two-year contract extension 

Manchester United have triggered a two-year option in Eric Bailly’s contract that ties the Ivory Coast defender to Old Trafford until June 2022. Bailly has not played this season after undergoing knee surgery in July following an injury sustained in a summer tour friendly against Tottenham Hotspur. The defender’s contract was due to expire at […]

where to start with holiday lets that come with tax perks

Three- to four-bedroom properties that can sleep four to six people are most rentable on the holiday market, says Edward-Collins, and can let for as many as 42 of 52 weeks.  Easter to October half term is prime time for bookings. In peak season, a top-notch, three-bedroom property in Rock can let for £3,500 a […]

Tamara Ecclestone has £50m worth of jewellery stolen in burglary at London home

Burglars stole £50 million worth of jewellery from the London home of Tamara Ecclestone, the heiress and socialite, on Friday, it has been claimed. Thieves evaded detection from the 24-hour security at Ms Ecclestone’s £70 million mansion on a street dubbed “billionaire’s row” in Kensington, West London. Tamara is the daughter of billionaire Formula 1 […]

General election 2019 live: Exit poll predicts huge Tory majority

James Rothwell reports in from Belfast writes: The DUP’s grip on the Brexit process appears to be over in the wake of tonight’s exit poll, which suggests the Tories are on course for a huge majority. For the past three years the DUP, which is implacably opposed to Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, has wielded significant […]

Jim Smith, former Derby, Oxford and Portsmouth manager, dies aged 79

Jim Smith, one of the most popular and experienced managers in the recent history of English football, has died at the age of 79 after a long illness. A manager for almost 1,500 games across nine clubs and 39 years, Smith won promotions at Birmingham City, Oxford United, Colchester United and Derby County but also famously […]

Russia to avoid blanket ban on world sport, including Euro 2020, with doubts raised over credibility of Wada’s sanctions

“Wada must get tougher and impose the full restriction on Russian athlete participation in the Olympics that the rules allow. Only such a resolute response has a chance of getting Russia’s attention, changing behaviour, and protecting today’s clean athletes who will compete in Tokyo, as well as future generations of athletes in Russia who deserve […]

What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?

What are they saying? Everton caretaker manager Duncan Ferguson admits it is not realistic for him to get the job full-time at this stage: “I’m a coach at the moment so I don’t think that is something I am considering at this time. “It is dream to be Everton manager but I am also realistic. […]

what time is the fight, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?

What is it? It’s the rematch of Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua, following their first fight in June this year.  When is it? The fight takes place on Saturday, December 7.  Where is it? Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.  What TV channel will it be on? The fight will be live on Sky Sports Box Office in […]

Markets lifted by positive Chinese industry data – live updates 

  3) The Lib Dems want to take a leaf out of California’s book and legalise cannabis. But can it work in Britain? Tech reporter Laurence Dodds looks at what we can learn from the Americans. 4) Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal has given a temporary lift to the nation’s manufacturers but the sector is still facing an […]