Today
09:15

NHS 'tobacco free' campaign launched by Public Health England

news.bbc.co.uk - A quarter of all patients smoke and Public Health England wants to help them quit their habit. More... (UK)
Today
08:42

Parents of trans teenagers going private to beat waiting lists

news.bbc.co.uk - Delays in treatment are forcing transgender patients to get help from private doctors. More... (UK)
Today
08:42

Boris Nemtsov killing: Supporters to march in Moscow

news.bbc.co.uk - Boris Nemtsov, the Russian opposition leader, was shot dead near the Kremlin two years ago. More... (Europe)
Today
08:41

Scotland's papers: Celtic hero's dementia and polluted lochs

news.bbc.co.uk - Scotland's front pages: The family of Billy McNeill reveal he has dementia, and claims that 45 Scottish lochs are "trashed by pollution". More... (Scotland)
Today
08:28

Jets miss out on A-League top six after F3 derby stalemate with Mariners

www.guardian.co.uk - Newcastle Jets 1-1 Central Coast MarinersJets two points off Wanderers in sixth; Mariners four off finals berthCentral Coast came from behind to draw 1-1 with Newcastle, denying the Jets a return to the A-League’s top six and a first home F3 derby win in 1,590 days.Aleksandr Kokko scored his maiden A-League goal to put the hosts ahead early but Scott Galloway made them pay for a sloppy start to the second half at McDonald Jones Stadium on Sunday. Continue reading... More... (Football)
Today
08:05

Woman, 20, dies and two injured in crash near Glynneath

news.bbc.co.uk - A 20-year-old woman dies and another woman and child are taken to hospital following a crash in Neath Port Talbot. More... (Wales)
Today
07:58

Banned Western Sydney fans are 'juvenile idiots', says Ange Postecoglou

www.guardian.co.uk - Socceroos coach wants life bans for Red and Black Bloc offendersWanderers belatedly issue apology to Graham Arnold over homophobic bannerSocceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has denounced Western Sydney’s active support group as “juvenile idiots” and called for lifetime bans on Red and Black Bloc members involved in the offensive Sydney derby banner.The Wanderers issued a belated formal apology to Graham Arnold on Saturday, a week after members of the RBB unfurled a tifo of the Sydney FC coach engaging in a sex act during their team’s 1-0 win. Continue reading... More... (Football)
Today
07:55

The investigative reporter, Stacey Dooley, has been held while filming child sexual exploitation

news.bbc.co.uk - BBC Three's Stacey Dooley has been held by police in Japan while filming about the child sex trade. More... (UK)
Today
07:32

World Superbikes: Champion Rea clinches Australian double

news.bbc.co.uk - Defending world champion Jonathan Rea both races in the opening round of the 2017 Superbike World Championship at Phillip Island. More... (Northern Ireland)
Today
07:30

Southern Stars fall to New Zealand in first one day international

www.guardian.co.uk - Australia 275; New Zealand 276-5 (from 49.1 overs)Australia win by five wickets with five balls remainingA beautifully-paced century to Amy Satterthwaite carried New Zealand to a five-wicket win over Australia in the first match of the Rose Bowl series in Auckland.Satterthwaite continued a scarcely-believable international summer with 102 not out as the White Ferns reached 276-5 with five balls to spare. Related: Australia end wait for win in India as Steve Smith backs his words with action | Adam Collins Continue reading... More... (Cricket)
Today
06:57

Political attitudes leading to 'erosion' of human rights

news.bbc.co.uk - Current political attitudes are likely to lead to a "slow erosion" of existing human rights and protections, an expert warns. More... (Wales)
Today
06:28

Brexit: Heseltine vows to rebel in Lords bill debate

news.bbc.co.uk - Senior Tory Lord Heseltine says he will rebel against ministers when peers debate the Brexit bill. More... (UK)
Today
05:40

Oscars: Moonlight warms up with Independent Spirit Awards win

news.bbc.co.uk - Low-budget drama Moonlight warms up for Sunday's Oscars by winning six Independent Spirit Awards. More... (Americas)
Today
04:38

Jeremy Corbyn 'determined to finish job'

news.bbc.co.uk - The Labour leader accepts his 'share of responsibility' for electoral loss but will stay on. More... (UK)
Today
03:09

One boater explains the challenges of living on a canal

news.bbc.co.uk - Craig Reeves explains what life is like on a canal boat after the Canal and River Trust revealed an increase in the number of people taking to the waterways. More... (UK)
Today
02:44

UK terror threat 'at highest since 1970s IRA plots'

news.bbc.co.uk - A UK watchdog says so-called Islamic State plans "indiscriminate attacks on innocent civilians". More... (UK)
Today
02:43

Vehicle hits crowd at New Orleans parade

news.bbc.co.uk - Twenty-eight people are injured, some seriously, but police say terrorism is not suspected. More... (Americas)
Today
01:54

Austerity anguish

news.bbc.co.uk - With no end in sight to its debt crisis, poverty-weary Greeks are taking matters into their own hands. More... (Europe)
Today
01:38

UK funding boost for robotics

news.bbc.co.uk - More than £17m will be made available for robotics research carried out by British universities. More... (UK)
Today
00:48

Painful legacy

news.bbc.co.uk - For several decades, the UK sent children across the world to new lives where many were abused. More... (UK)
Today
00:43

Kiev reunion

news.bbc.co.uk - In the Soviet Union rare individuals campaigned for human rights at great personal expense. One was psychiatrist Semyon Gluzman, who now sees a bright future for his new country, Ukraine. More... (Europe)
Today
00:39

From Julia to Julius

news.bbc.co.uk - Julius Kaggwa was born intersex, which made for a confusing, isolating and sometimes dangerous childhood growing up in Uganda. More... (Africa)
Today
00:19

Newspaper review: Doping accusations and terror threats

news.bbc.co.uk - Accusations are made against Mo Farah's coach on one front page as terror threats dominate another. More... (UK)
Today
00:18

Mo Farah's coach Alberto Salazar may have breached drug rules - leaked Usada report

news.bbc.co.uk - The American coach of Olympic champion Mo Farah may have broken anti-doping rules to boost the performance of some of his athletes, says a leaked report. More... (UK)
Today
00:06

Angry Southern commuter plans rival train firm launch

news.bbc.co.uk - Steve Williams is sick of Southern's service and plans to go into business against them. More... (England)
Today
00:05

£165m Manchester tramline set to open

news.bbc.co.uk - The second link through the city centre was built over three years in a £1.5bn transport expansion. More... (England)
Today
00:05

£165m Manchester tram line set to open

news.bbc.co.uk - The second link through the city centre was built over three years in a £1.5bn transport expansion. More... (UK)
Today
00:04

Tram driver's view of Manchester city centre

news.bbc.co.uk - Footage shows the tram passing city landmarks like the town hall and the Corn Exchange. More... (England)
Today
00:02

Mad to be normal

news.bbc.co.uk - RD Laing was not only Scotland's most famous psychiatrist but for a period in the 1960s he was one of the most famous in the world. More... (Scotland)
Today
00:02

President Trump to skip White House correspondents' dinner

news.bbc.co.uk - The US president has attended for nearly a century and it will still go ahead in Mr Trump's absence. More... (Americas)
Today
00:01

Ministers criticised over named person consultation

news.bbc.co.uk - Campaigners opposed to the named person scheme criticise ministers over consultation to reform policy. More... (Scotland)
25 Feb
2017
23:45

David Harewood: Next Doctor Who should be black or female

news.bbc.co.uk - Actor David Harewood says Doctor Who "needs to do something different" - and he'd be up for it. More... (UK)
25 Feb
2017
22:54

US Democrats pick Tom Perez to lead party

news.bbc.co.uk - Tom Perez was seen as the establishment-backed candidate and will have to unite a divided party. More... (Americas)
25 Feb
2017
22:30

José Mourinho: my three league titles do not match Claudio Ranieri’s one

www.guardian.co.uk - ‘No one can delete history; you can’t go to a laptop and press delete’ ‘We cannot go around believing it is the same game we had 20 years ago’José Mourinho has told Claudio Ranieri his achievement at Leicester last season was bigger than all three titles he won in his two spells at Chelsea, and the people of the city will never forget him. Related: José Mourinho wants to revive Manchester United’s taste for trophies Continue reading... More... (Football)
25 Feb
2017
22:30

Tottenham may not be ready to win trophies, says Mauricio Pochettino

www.guardian.co.uk - ‘It’s like the stadium: we need to wait, to build the foundations’ Pochettino calls for ‘clever’ additions in summer transfer windowMauricio Pochettino says patience must be the watchword in Tottenham Hotspur’s quest to win a trophy - since they might not yet be ready for it. The manager watched his team go out of the Europa League on Thursday night against Gent and he acknowledged the club’s honours drought was something of a millstone.Tottenham have won three trophies in the past 33 years - one FA Cup and two League Cups - and none since 2008 but Pochettino, who has overseen significant improvements since taking charge in May 2014, is confident they are on the right path. Continue reading... More... (Football)
25 Feb
2017
22:30

Simon Mignolet: ‘Jamie Vardy’s story shows in football anything can happen’

www.guardian.co.uk - Liverpool’s goalkeeper discusses facing Leicester again, a potential Hollywood role and how Jürgen Klopp has reinvented the Reds since the Steven Gerrard daysSimon Mignolet is expecting a call from Hollywood sometime soon. If there is going to be a movie about Jamie Vardy there must be a bit part for the goalkeeper who was beaten by his unstoppable shot from outside the box last season. In fact the stunning strike that summed up in a couple of seconds what Leicester’s drive to the title was all about was precisely what fired the film producer’s imagination.“I would be available; they can call me if they want to,” jokes Mignolet as he prepares for Liverpool’s return to the King Power on Monday night. “I must be the only person who does not enjoy seeing that clip over and over again but it was a fantastic goal. I can see why people like watching it. Continue reading... More... (Football)
25 Feb
2017
22:30

Leicester’s present dangers made Claudio Ranieri’s past glories irrelevant | Paul Wilson

www.guardian.co.uk - Unpleasant decisions have to be made at this time of year when club owners decide whether a change could ward off relegationThere is no doubt the Premier League lost one of the good guys when Claudio Ranieri was sacked and, as José Mourinho rightly says, the Italian’s towering achievement last season will never be forgotten, though the key element in that sentiment is “last season”.Last season is history, last season counts for nothing in football, the game is all about the present. Mourinho knows that better than most and if Ranieri did not see what was coming he is not quite as sharp as he is portrayed. Continue reading... More... (Football)
25 Feb
2017
22:13

'Serious' two-car collision on A465 near Glynneath

news.bbc.co.uk - A "number of casualties" are taken to hospital following a serious crash on the A465 in Neath Port Talbot. More... (Wales)
25 Feb
2017
22:13

'Serious' two-car collision on A4109 near Glynneath

news.bbc.co.uk - A "number of casualties" are taken to hospital following a serious crash on the A41209 in Neath Port Talbot. More... (Wales)
25 Feb
2017
22:11

Islamic State uses drones for Mosul attacks

news.bbc.co.uk - The so-called Islamic State is using drones in the battle for Mosul in Iraq. More... (Middle East)
25 Feb
2017
22:04

Elite League: Steve Saviano nets four goals as Belfast Giants beat Fife 7-2.

news.bbc.co.uk - Steve Saviano scores four goals in Belfast's 7-2 Elite League win over Fife as the Giants stay seven points behind leaders Cardiff. More... (Northern Ireland)
25 Feb
2017
22:00

Eddie Jones tells Jonny May he is a starter but must also be a finisher

www.guardian.co.uk - England coach looks to the wings to improve their poor try-scoring record against Italy in the countries’ last five Six Nations encountersJonny May is a starter Eddie Jones has told to be a finisher at Twickenham on Sunday, as England look to end the barren try-scoring record of their specialist wings against Italy in recent years.While wings from the other four teams in the Six Nations have scored 16 tries in 12 matches against Italy since 2015, England’s have managed one in their past five encounters, scored in Rome in 2014 by the player May has replaced, Jack Nowell, although Jonathan Joseph scored two after moving out wide from the centre in an injury reshuffle two years ago when the full-back Mike Brown was concussed. When the England coach was asked what he expected from May, Jones gave a one‑word answer: “Tries.” Related: Alastair Cook’s England visit before Italy game begs cricket score gags Continue reading... More... (Rugby union)
25 Feb
2017
22:00

Owen Farrell will beat Jonny Wilkinson’s England win-record, says Eddie Jones

www.guardian.co.uk - Coach backs the fast-developing Saracen back to surpass records of the World Cup winning legend during the next stage of his international careerOwen Farrell will win his 50th cap against Italy on Sunday. He may not be England’s captain but he is their most valuable player, and not just because of his goal-kicking as his try-scoring pass to Elliot Daly four minutes from the end of the match against Wales in Cardiff in the last round of the Six Nations, vision allied with precision, demonstrated. Related: Owen Farrell not the sentimental type as 50th England cap looms large Related: Owen Farrell: ‘If you’re not growing with rugby you get left behind’ Continue reading... More... (Rugby union)
25 Feb
2017
22:00

Football’s hostile environments can start at home | Andrew Anthony

www.guardian.co.uk - Moving to a new stadium can play havoc with a team’s form as West Ham and Tottenham have found out to their cost this seasonWhat’s in a football stadium? Essentially the stands and the pitch. You could add the fans, of course, and inedible burgers, but they are transportable. However, there seems to be some mysterious process by which the fans interact with the stadium to create what is widely known as the “atmosphere”.Hence, although the West Ham fans attending the London Stadium in Stratford are largely the same as the those who attended the Boleyn Ground last season (except there’s more of them now), the atmosphere by general consent has not been conducive to winning. Or not losing. Continue reading... More... (Football)
25 Feb
2017
22:00

Eddie Jones puts faith in Owen Farrell to follow in Jonny Wilkinson’s footsteps

www.guardian.co.uk - The England coach has backed Farrell to match the win ratio of the 2003 World Cup winning fly-half during the next stage of his international careerOwen Farrell will win his 50th cap against Italy on Sunday. He may not be England’s captain but he is their most valuable player, and not just because of his goal-kicking as his try-scoring pass to Elliot Daly four minutes from the end of the match against Wales in Cardiff in the last round of the Six Nations, vision allied with precision, demonstrated.A player who in his early years appeared wooden and drew comparisons with Jonny Wilkinson for his attention to detail, meticulous preparation and comfort in structure rather than broken play, has bloomed under Eddie Jones into a man for all seasons, a match-winner with the ball in his hand as well as on the tee. Related: Eddie Jones tells Jonny May he is a starter but must also be a finisher Related: ‘We can beat anyone,’ says John Barclay as Scotland eye England scalp Continue reading... More... (Rugby union)
25 Feb
2017
21:59

Lawrie McMenemy: ‘Southampton didn’t have a cat in hell’s chance’

www.guardian.co.uk - Former Saints manager remembers the 1976 Wembley showpiece that gave Southampton their first silverware after a shock defeat of Manchester UnitedLawrie McMenemy answered the phone in his room at the team hotel. It was the morning of the 1976 FA Cup final and the voice on the other end carried a distinctive West Country burr. It was Mick Channon, one of the key members of the Southampton team McMenemy would send out to face Manchester United at Wembley later in the day.“Gafuuuur,” McMenemy says, mimicking Channon. “He wanted to know whether I had seen the bookies’ prices. I said: ‘No, what are they, Michael?’ He said: ‘Six or seven to one.’ He was effing this and effing that. He said: ‘We’re total, so-and-so, underdogs. We haven’t got a cat in hell’s chance.’ And that was how it was. There were two horses in the race and you could get six or seven to one on one of them.” Continue reading... More... (Football)
25 Feb
2017
21:36

Jamie Vardy denies Leicester players plotted to oust Claudio Ranieri

www.guardian.co.uk - ‘Speculation I was involved in his dismissal is completely untrue’ ‘The only thing we are guilty of as a team is underachieving,’ says strikerJamie Vardy has joined Kasper Schmeichel in denying any involvement in Claudio Ranieri’s sacking as Leicester manager as senior players broke their silence on the Italian’s departure from the Premier League champions. Related: Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester exit a tale of deceit and discourtesy | Daniel Taylor Continue reading... More... (Football)
25 Feb
2017
21:04

Alcohol-free Fishguard festival set to leave no hangover

news.bbc.co.uk - An alcohol-free festival is set to be held, with people encouraged to drink without having to worry about getting a hangover. More... (Wales)
25 Feb
2017
21:03

Joe Schmidt says Ireland have Six Nations title in their own hands

www.guardian.co.uk - ‘Johnny Sexton operated really well,’ says coach after 19-9 win over France Try scorer Conor Murray pays tribute to forwards: ‘They won us the game’Ireland remain in contention for their third Six Nations title in four years after coming from behind to defeat France in Dublin. Their final match is at home to England but their coach, Joe Schmidt, is looking no further than their next game in Cardiff a week on Friday against a Wales side whose championship dream turned into a nightmare in Edinburgh. Related: Johnny Sexton kicks Ireland to top of Six Nations with victory over France Continue reading... More... (Rugby union)
25 Feb
2017
21:01

Six Nations 2017: What now for unhappy Rob Howley and Wales?

news.bbc.co.uk - Richard Williams witnesses the stark contrast between winner Vern Cotter and vanquished Welsh coach Rob Howley after Wales lose to Scotland. More... (Wales)
25 Feb
2017
20:57

Caroline Wyatt: MS 'brain fog' lifted after stem cell treatment

news.bbc.co.uk - Caroline Wyatt said the "brain fog began to lift" after she paid for treatment in Mexico. More... (UK)
25 Feb
2017
20:56

Football League Division Two: Mournemen end long losing run by beating Meath

news.bbc.co.uk - Down end a run of 14 straight defeats in competitive games as they earn a 1-13 to 0-14 win over Meath in Division Two. More... (Northern Ireland)
25 Feb
2017
20:51

Antonio Conte says Chelsea deserve to be top of the table - video

www.guardian.co.uk - Conte says Chelsea deserve to be at the top of the table due to their efforts both on and off the pitch, and also points to his players’ experience in winning trophies, following the 3-1 win over Swansea. Fàbregas and Pedro see off stubborn Swansea as Chelsea stay way out in front Continue reading... More... (Football)
25 Feb
2017
20:46

One dead, two injured in Heidelberg car attack

news.bbc.co.uk - A man drives a car into a pedestrian area and is shot by police after a standoff. More... (Europe)
25 Feb
2017
20:41

Six Nations: Eddie Jones makes changes as England take on Italy - video preview

www.guardian.co.uk - Eddie Jones makes four changes to England’s starting line-up, including Danny Care at scrum-half and Ben Te’o at outside centre. Italy have never beaten England in a full international and have lost their first two matches in this Six NationsEngland hand Ben Te’o first start against Italy as Dylan Hartley remains captain Continue reading... More... (Rugby union)
25 Feb
2017
20:37

Claudio Ranieri: Jamie Vardy says speculation over manager's sacking 'untrue'

news.bbc.co.uk - Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy says speculation he was involved in Claudio Ranieri's dismissal is "untrue and extremely hurtful". More... (UK)
25 Feb
2017
20:29

Brighton go top after Anthony Knockaert seals points against Reading

www.guardian.co.uk - Brighton issued a further reminder of their promotion credentials with a convincing 3-0 home victory over Reading that returned them to the top of the Championship.Albion’s battle with Newcastle United at the summit continues after the Magpies dropped home points in a 2-2 draw with Bristol City earlier on Saturday. Continue reading... More... (Football)
25 Feb
2017
20:09

Cardiff City: Boss Warnock planning for 2017-18 promotion bid

news.bbc.co.uk - Manager Neil Warnock says he is already planning for next season after signing a new Cardiff City contract. More... (Wales)
25 Feb
2017
20:00

Storm Doris: Power restored to all Welsh homes

news.bbc.co.uk - Power is reconnected to all homes in Wales, more than 48 hours after Storm Doris battered the country. More... (Wales)
25 Feb
2017
20:00

Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester exit a tale of deceit and discourtesy | Daniel Taylor

www.guardian.co.uk - The Foxes’ title-winning manager deserved better from Leicester’s players and the club’s ungracious ownersIt was the headline in Gazzetta dello Sport that jumped out from the news stands on the morning after the kind of newsflash that made it easy to understand what Gareth Southgate meant when he talked about loving the sport but not necessarily liking it. Claudio Ranieri had become another managerial statistic and it was quickly becoming apparent there were players at Leicester City who would be glad to see the back of him. “Inglesi Ingrati,” was the verdict in capital letters on the front page of Italy’s biggest-selling sports daily.A touch rich, you might think, in the country where some of the more trigger-happy football club owners are known as mangia-allenatore -translation: manager-eaters - and, strictly speaking, the decision to overthrow Ranieri was taken from Bangkok rather than Braunstone or Beaumont Leys. Continue reading... More... (Football)
25 Feb
2017
19:58

Infantino says Africa is "a big priority" whilst on Uganda visit

news.bbc.co.uk - The Fifa president, Gianni Infantino, speaking on a visit to Uganda, says he has made Africa "a big priority" since coming into office. More... (Africa)
25 Feb
2017
19:58

Paul Clement highlights 'improvements' in Swansea City

news.bbc.co.uk - Swansea boss Paul Clement is more disappointed by their recent 2-1 defeat at Manchester City than Saturday's 3-1 loss at Chelsea. More... (Wales)
25 Feb
2017
19:41

André Ayew pounces to earn West Ham hard-fought draw against Watford

www.guardian.co.uk - West Ham took a deserved point after dominating the second half against a cautious Watford side too keen to sit on an early lead.A Troy Deeney penalty in the third minute was cancelled out by André Ayew with 17 minutes remaining after superb work by Michail Antonio. The winger, who was the Hammers’ best player, had his day spoiled however when he was sent off in the dying stages. Continue reading... More... (Football)
25 Feb
2017
19:40

Car stolen with two young children inside

news.bbc.co.uk - A man is arrested after a car was stolen with two young children inside. More... (Northern Ireland)
25 Feb
2017
19:37

Antonio Conte says trophy-winning experience fuels Chelsea’s title charge

www.guardian.co.uk - ‘I’m lucky to have a lot of players who, in the past, won a lot of trophies’ ‘I think we deserve to stay there,’ says Conte after 3-1 defeat of SwanseaAntonio Conte believes the trophy-winning experience in his Chelsea ranks could prove key to the leaders’ pursuit of a second Premier League title in three years after watching his team open up an 11-point lead at the top with victory over Swansea City. Related: Fàbregas and Pedro see off stubborn Swansea as Chelsea stay way out in front Continue reading... More... (Football)
25 Feb
2017
19:36

‘We can beat anyone,’ says John Barclay as Scotland eye England scalp

www.guardian.co.uk - ‘It’s been a while,’ says Vern Cotter after 29-13 win over Wales Barclay: ‘We’ve beaten Ireland and Wales - we can mix it with anyone’The 10-year wait is over and the relief was fairly oozing from Vern Cotter’s every pore. “It’s been a while, hasn’t it,” he said after Scotland’s sparkling 29-13 win over Wales at Murrayfield, their first since 2007. Related: Tim Visser’s heroics help Scotland end Six Nations losing streak against Wales Related: Scotland 29-13 Wales: Six Nations - as it happened Continue reading... More... (Rugby union)
25 Feb
2017
19:33

New Cardiff bus station plans to go before councillors

news.bbc.co.uk - Plans for a major new transport hub in Cardiff are put forward. More... (Wales)
25 Feb
2017
19:32

Football League your thoughts: Newcastle come back to save a point

www.guardian.co.uk - Rafa Benitez’s side came back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2, Leeds United pulled clear of Sheffield Wednesday while Aston Villa beat Derby County Continue reading... More... (Football)
25 Feb
2017
19:31

Watford 1-1 West Ham United: Premier League - as it happened

www.guardian.co.uk - West Ham grabbed a deserved point through Andre Ayew after Troy Deeney’s penalty gave Watford an early lead 7.46pm GMT Related: André Ayew pounces to earn West Ham hard-fought draw against Watford 7.31pm GMT What an end to the game! Cleverley’s brilliant corner bounces across the face of goal, prompting a big appeal for handball, and then Success misses a bouncing ball four yards from goal! Watford almost nicked it, though that would have been harsh on West Ham. The first half was dreadful, the second extremely enjoyable. Thanks for your company, night. Continue reading... More... (Football)
25 Feb
2017
19:30

Irish Premiership: Linfield edge Glens as Crues draw at Portadown

news.bbc.co.uk - Linfield narrow the gap on leaders Crusaders to seven points after edging Glentoran 1-0 at the Oval. More... (Northern Ireland)
25 Feb
2017
19:29

Scotland beat Wales for first time in 10 years

news.bbc.co.uk - Scotland produce a spirited second-half display to defeat Wales at Murrayfield, with Tommy Seymour and Tim Visser the hosts' try-scorers. More... (UK)
25 Feb
2017
19:26

Motherwell: Manager Mark McGhee will not walk away despite fan protests

news.bbc.co.uk - Mark McGhee's side are in the relegation battle after a 5-1 defeat to Dundee but the Motherwell manager says he will not walk away. More... (Scotland)
25 Feb
2017
19:24

Brighton go top with convincing win over Reading

news.bbc.co.uk - Brighton take advantage of Newcastle's slip-up as they beat Reading to go a point clear at the top of the Championship. More... (England)
25 Feb
2017
19:10

Johnny Sexton kicks Ireland to top of Six Nations with victory over France

www.guardian.co.uk - Ireland 19-9 France Fly-half Sexton returns to action to fire Ireland winThe Ireland head coach, Joe Schmidt, finally indulged in mind games this week. He did not emulate Eddie Jones and Warren Gatland by trying to get inside the head of his opponents but instead into one of his own players, and the most celebrated, Jonathan Sexton. The fly-half, who had missed the opening two rounds through injury, was told before the team announcement last week he could not consider himself to be an automatic choice and his response was to dismantle systematically a France side that again showed its potential.Such is the pace of Guy Novès’s French Revolution that the head coach retained only two of the side that started last year’s victory over Ireland in Paris. It was France, though, who were the more joined up at the start, throwing the ball about with such relish it was if someone had flicked the switch on a time machine to take it back 30 years. A team that for most of this decade was agoraphobic, sought space from the opening minute and achieved continuity with offloads from the back of the hand and overhead. Related: Ireland 19-9 France: Six Nations - as it happened Related: Tim Visser’s heroics help Scotland end Six Nations losing streak against Wales Continue reading... More... (Rugby union)
25 Feb
2017
19:04

Deiseb i geisio cadw myfyrwraig 'abl iawn' ym Mhrydain

news.bbc.co.uk - 8,500 o bobl wedi arwyddo deiseb er mwyn ceisio atal myfyrwraig sydd yn astudio ym Mangor rhag cael ei hanfon o Brydain. More... (Wales)
25 Feb
2017
19:00

Ireland 19-9 France: Six Nations - as it happened

www.guardian.co.uk - Johnny Sexton, on his return from injury, and Conor Murray guided Ireland to a 19-9 victory that keeps Ireland in the hunt for the Championship 6.56pm GMT By these two’s standards that is quite the margin of victory but while Ireland certainly did not run away with it, you always got the feeling that they were comfortable and had France at arm’s length. France were impressive early on and can take credit for not wilting but Joe Schmidt has really developed some strength in depth for Ireland now and that helped his side see the match out.Johnny Sexton was excellent on his return, Conor Murray was similarly imperious and that was the difference really - the polish and poise of Ireland’s half-backs compared to the relative inexperience of France’s. 6.50pm GMT 80 mins: Zebo grubbers and Huget has to take the ball into touch. We’ll have time for the lineout as Owens calls ‘last play’. It’s scrappy but Ireland have it again and it’s with the forwards again. France are holding firm though but Marmion, recently on for Murray, has had enough and boots the ball out. 6.48pm GMT 79 mins: Ireland keep the ball with the forwards, then Henshaw has another bust. Ireland are happy to keep this up for a minute or two. 6.47pm GMT 78 mins: Toner carries but France pounce on the loose ball. Illegally according to Owens so Jackson will wind down the clock by kicking to the corner. 6.45pm GMT 77 mins: Yet another Murray box-kick troubles France before Henshaw kicks down the left flank. 6.44pm GMT 76 mins: Ireland have it just where they want to be, on the France 22. Picamoles is pinged at the breakdown and the penalty is pretty much dead straight, on the 22. It’s going to be one of Paddy Jackson’s first involvements but he can’t really miss and this should be the match. It’s on target. 6.42pm GMT 74 mins: Lopez takes aim at goal, he’s just to the left of the posts and inside the 22 and makes no mistake. France are back to within seven, surely not another draw ... 6.40pm GMT 73 mins: France have it near the 22. Le Devedec has a carry, then Ollivon. Machenaud flings it to no one in particular but he has it again and snipes, Picamoles now on the left. His offload is forward but France have the penalty. 6.38pm GMT 71 mins: Machenaud box-kicks to the corner so Ireland have another lineout. Ireland gather it but not cleanly. Though Murray eventually clears to touch. 6.37pm GMT 70 mins: France need to make something happen quickly. They have the lineout just outside the Ireland 22 but it’s stolen and Murray clears. 6.36pm GMT 69 mins: Fickou produces an excellent kick to the corner so Ireland have a lineout near their own line. Sexton goes off to a loud round of applause. Unsurprising considering his lay-off but that’s one full 80 minutes in his last 23 caps. 6.34pm GMT 67 mins: Sexton finds touch on the French 10-metre line. Stander picks and goes. Toner has a carry, then O’Brien. But France have forced the turnover. 6.31pm GMT 66 mins: It’s a bit messy but France have it through Lopez, Nakaitaci has it down the right, and offloads to Spedding. Now Picamoles has it down the left. It’s a draining passage of play, the ball keeps on going to ground, but backwards. Sexton is everywhere at the moment and Murray is just as prominent. Looks like it’s a penalty against Atonio. 6.29pm GMT 64 mins: France have the advantage as they approach their 10-metre line. Advantage over as they reach halfway. 6.28pm GMT 63 mins: France secure the ball on their lineout but are shoved out so it’s Ireland with the lineout, about 10 metres out. Stander has a run but France have turned it over and break through Nakaitaci. 6.27pm GMT 62 mins: Ireland have a penalty in their own half so Sexton finds touch. Best throws in and Henshaw, who has got through a huge amount of work, trucks it up. Murray then finds a perfect touch, off the flag and out. 6.23pm GMT 60 mins: We’ll have a scrum, Ireland to put in after Huget knocked on. Chavancy is on for his France debut at centre. It’s going to be reset. 6.21pm GMT 59 mins: Zebo wriggles down the left, Ireland are up to 14 phases but can’t find a way through. Sexton is back up and wants to ball but McGrath knocks on and Spedding breaks through the middle ... now Serin has it, and Lamerat down the right but eventually, after a breathless period of play, the ball goes to ground. 6.18pm GMT 57 mins: Sexton tries to catch Spedding out but the ball sits nicely for the France full-back, but Ireland come down the left through Zebo, Murray and Heaslip. Excellent interplay after they were released by Sexton, who is down after a late hit. 6.17pm GMT 56 mins: Trimble, who replaced Kearney, fields the restart and Murray produces an excellent clearance. France can’t get out of their own half and Nakaitaci is forced to kick down field. Trimble brings it up over halfway. 6.15pm GMT 54 mins: Sexton will go for goal and if he’s on target, France are more than a score behind. It’s a straightforward kick and it’s straight through the posts. 6.13pm GMT 53 mins: Murray puts in as Fields of Athenry rings out. Ireland have the advantage and we’ll come back for the penalty. 6.12pm GMT 52 mins: Kearney goes off for Ireland as Best throws into the lineout. Toner takes it and Sexton goes high - and is slightly late - as Spedding knocks on again. Scrum time. Ireland are turning the screw. 6.09pm GMT 51 mins: O’Brien takes the restart and barrels foreard. Murray kicks high but Lopez gathers and gets away. Ireland scramble and Murray kicks over the top before Spedding boots another big clearance into touch. Murray’s influence is growing as France ring the changes. 6.08pm GMT 50 mins: It’s loose but Guirado pounces on it. Serin goes high and Earls gathers and runs in back into the French half. Zebo has it on the left and with Ireland playing advantage, Sexton has a crack at the drop-goal - and nails it. Sexton has been excellent so far on his comeback. 6.07pm GMT 49 mins: Murray puts in and while France get the shove on, Heaslip keeps calm and picks up, finds Murray who clears well. We’ll have a France lineout just outside their own 22. 6.05pm GMT 48 mins: France are being patient but it’s a bit stop start and comes to an end when Nakaitaci passes forward to Fickou. 6.04pm GMT 47 mins: Fickou finds Spedding inside him and France are closing in on the Ireland 22. Huget now, the n to Fickou. France are trying to prize an opening but Zebo times his tackle on Lamerat well. 6.03pm GMT 46 mins: Straight through the posts. France will need a response or Ireland will fancy putting the squeeze on here. Toner takes the restart but is shoved out into touch. 6.02pm GMT 45 mins: France put into the scrum. Picamoles picks up but Serin is penalised for obstruction (pulling back Murray). So Sexton will go for goal from right in front of the posts. Cheap from a French point of view. 6.00pm GMT 43 mins: The lineout is overthrown but Sexton gathers and gets whacked. Ireland are called up for accidental obstruction. It’s hammering down with rain now, by the by. 5.59pm GMT 42 mins: Sexton goes high and Spedding is in all sorts of trouble. Sexton’s ability to drop those bombs just outside the 22 is unerring. The end result is an Ireland lineout on the France 22. 5.58pm GMT 41 mins: Sexton gets us back underway. Picamoles fields it and Spedding eventually finds a typically monstrous touch. Interesting ...Ireland have targeted a bonus-point win in this game. No other explanation for rejecting shots. 5.52pm GMT Craig Trainor has emailed in ...Nigel Owens may aswell be commentating on this game the amount I’ve heard from him. His communication with the players around decisions is magnificent and I think the players are afraid to give him lip in case they get it back. Not since Pierluigi Collina has it been such a joy to watch a referee in action. 5.44pm GMT It’s scrappy, and a bit of an arm wrestle but after an impressive start from France, Ireland have exerted their authority whereas France have tired. They will take heart from the fact that they hung on at the end of the half though and will be no doubt looking for another fast start after the break.Ireland have been a touch wasteful considering the amount of lineouts they’ve had in the France 22 but Sexton and Ringrose are linking together very nicely indeed. You’d expect Ireland to make their possession count as France tire further in the second half but they need to be more clinical. Related: England beat Italy in Women’s Six Nations after Vicky Fleetwood hat-trick 5.40pm GMT 40 mins: France have it on the left. It’s loose and it’s scrappy - France have been bundled into touch so we’ll have an Ireland lineout before the interval. It’s another drive before Sexton and Ringrose link together superbly. Ireland are up to the 22. Sexton to Ringrose again. Ireland are being patient here and going through the phases. Murray almost gets there again. Stander has a rumble but Ireland have knocked it on. France, to their credit, cling on and will go into half-time very pleased about that. 5.36pm GMT 39 mins: Toner takes the lineout. Here’s another drive but it’s well countered by France who are awarded a penalty this time. Vahaamahina credited with that one by his team-mates. 5.35pm GMT 38 mins: Here comes the drive ... Best has it but he’s not going to get there. It’s another penalty though. Ireland will be desperate to make this count before half-time against a tiring France side. Ireland kick to the corner again as Owens warns France over their discipline. 5.33pm GMT 36 mins: Ireland take it quickly. Earls is a couple of metres short but they collectively make a mess of it. They have a penalty though. It’s wide on the right and so Ireland kick to the corner. 5.32pm GMT 35 mins: Kearney has a dart, and Ireland have the penalty. They’re playing advantage though. Toner loses it forward after a big hit from Picamoles but we’ll come back for the penalty. 5.31pm GMT 34 mins: And eventually O’Brien wins the penalty for Ireland. Sexton finds touch on the left. Henshaw takes it up the middle again. 5.29pm GMT 32 mins: France come straight back at Ireland down the left. There are some huge hits coming in but Ireland are holding firm. 5.28pm GMT 31 mins: Murray feeds Henshaw who smashes up. He’s short but Murray picks up and goes himself and forces his way over. Ireland are on the board! 5.26pm GMT 29 mins: Penalty to Ireland. They opt for another scrum. 5.25pm GMT 28 mins: Oooh that’s delightful. Finally Ireland pierce the French line and Sexton gets around the outside of Fickou. He chips to the corner and Huget can’t gather it but Nakaitaci beats Earls to the loose ball. Ireland scrum five metres out though. 5.24pm GMT 27 mins: Serin finds touch and Best will take the lineout a few metres inside France’s half. Ireland try to get the drive going again. 5.22pm GMT 26 mins: Ireland are struggling to make much headway up the middle. They’re running out of steam and France are ferocious at the breakdown. There’s a break in play as Furlong seems rattled. But we’re back with the French lineout. This one is taken cleanly. 5.21pm GMT 25 mins: Lopez finds a conservative touch so Guirado will throw-in. But Ireland have it near halfway. Kearney comes up from full-back and Ireland work it well from right to left. Sexton chips over the top and gets a good bounce. 5.19pm GMT 24 mins: This will most likely be a driving maul. Yep. But Ireland have knocked it on. That will be hugely frustrating for Joe Schmidt. France to put in. And they are awarded another penalty. 5.18pm GMT 22 mins: Toner takes the lineout and France get the drive on. Murray then snipes and takes it into the 33. Ireland have a penalty and aren’t happy with a tackle from Lamerat on Stander. But Owens is. Sexton kicks to the corner. 5.16pm GMT 21 mins: Furlong has a carry as Sexton links with Henshaw. Ireland are closing in on France’s 22 as RIngrose makes some headway again. Lamerat has turned it over though and Spedding clears. 5.14pm GMT 20 mins: The ball is clearly very greasy as the rain comes down and France can’t gather the restart properly. But Lopez does make a good touch - Earls opting against trying to keep it in near halfway. 5.13pm GMT 19 mins: France come back for the penalty though. This one is just to the right on the 22 and Lopez is on target again. 5.12pm GMT 18 mins: France opt for another scrum. Bullish. Serin puts in again and eventually Picamoles picks up and charges. Ireland hold firm but have infringed again. Owens plays advantage and Lopez kicks out to Huget on the left. Huget can’t get there and the ball comes loose but Lamerat collects it from Fickou and runs around the outside and over. Owens is checking with the TMO ... it’s marginal but no try. Fickou is adjudged to have knocked on before passing to Lamerat. Owens isn’t very popular in France and that will have won him no admirers. 5.09pm GMT 16 mins: Nigel Owens is giving the packs a bit of a ticking off. But the clock is back on. Serin puts in, and France are awarded the penalty. 5.08pm GMT 15 mins: Ringrose again. Furlong has a charge and then O’Brien. Ireland loose it forward though and Spedding launches the kick downfield. Zebo tries to keep it in but in doing so concedes a five-metre scrum to France. That was an enormous kick from Spedding. 5.07pm GMT 14 mins: Best finds Stander with the lineout. Sexton finds Zebo inside and then fizzes a pass to the stepping Ringrose. 5.05pm GMT 13 mins: Ireland knock-on Sexton’s restart but France are playing the advantage. Through the hands again. Eventually Spedding boots clear. 5.04pm GMT 12 mins: Lopez goes for goal from just to the left of the posts, inside the 22. And he gets France up and running. 5.03pm GMT 11 mins: Fickou wriggles down the right and offloads so Nakaitaci comes forward. Serin breaks clear and produces a lovely sidestep but he’s lacking support. We’re playing advantage so Spedding tries to chip over the top. He can’t but we’ll come back for the penalty. 5.02pm GMT 10 mins: It’s a bit scrappy from Ireland, who are back to halfway. Ireland can’t make much headway so Sexton tries to turn France around but he kicks out on the full. We’ll have a French lineout around halfway. 5.00pm GMT 8 mins: It’s lost forward by Le Roux so we’ll have another scrum. Good defence from Ireland. Sexton finds touch on France’s 10-metre line. 4.59pm GMT 7 mins: Spedding finds a decent touch and Guirado will take the lineout. France get the drive on but it doesn’t come to much - Stander made sure of that. 4.58pm GMT 6 mins: Picamoles has wrestled the ball back for France who work the ball to the right. France are showing an intent to play with width from the off. Earls gives away a penalty at the breakdown. 4.57pm GMT 5 mins: Ireland still have and Sexton goes high. It comes loose but Serin mops up. An excellent garryowen from Sexton. Ireland will have a lineout in France’s half. Stander has his first bust up the middle. 4.56pm GMT 4 mins: Lopez can’t hold a loose pass from Serin though so we’ll have a scrum. Ireland to put in. Sexton gets it and goes up the middle. Picamoles brings him down. Ringrose again has a go, he’s started brightly. 4.54pm GMT 2 mins: Cheeky crossfield kick from Lopez to Lamerat on the right - hopefully that’s a sign of things to come from France who wotrk it to the right with Picamoles who has a strong carry. 4.53pm GMT 1 min: Peeeeeeep! Lopez gets us up and running and O’Brien can’t gather it. But Ireland keep hold of it and Ringrose has a dash in midfield. Murray goes high and Fickou mops up. 4.50pm GMT France’s anthem is first, it’s another good’un. Now both of Ireland’s. Much like Scotland and Wales, both these sides begin today’s match with one win and one defeat so it’s effectively winner takes all again. Ooosh. Game on. 4.40pm GMT Not long to go now. Exciting. I’m just catching my breath after Scotland’s first win over Wales in 10 attempts but it’ll be anthems time in Dublin in no time at all. Related: Tim Visser’s heroics help Scotland end Six Nations losing streak against Wales 4.28pm GMT Hello world! We are 40 minutes away from the halfway point of the 2017 Six Nations and a further 40 from knowing if Ireland’s campaign remains on course. 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