29 Jun
2015
15:19

VIDEO: Labour 'could be vulnerable' on NHS

news.bbc.co.uk - Welsh Labour could suffer at the 2016 assembly election if voters do not trust the party on health, a political expert says. More... (Wales)
29 Jun
2015
15:18

Britain’s Liam Broady downs Marinko Matosevic in five sets at Wimbledon

www.guardian.co.uk - British wild card triumphs 5-7, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 at All England Club Broady clinches first ever win at a grand slam against AustralianThe British wildcard Liam Broady earned his first ever win at a grand slam with a brilliant fightback from two sets down to beat Australia’s Marinko Matosevic. The left-hander, ranked 182, never allowed his head to drop and fully deserved his 5-7, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 victory in front of a packed crowd on and above Court No18. Related: Wimbledon 2015: day one - live! Continue reading... More... (Tennis)
29 Jun
2015
15:14

Sport picture of the day: A Tweet for Novak Djokovic

www.guardian.co.uk - Novak Djokovic talks to a small bird on Centre Court during his match with Phillip Kohlschreiber during day one of the Wimbledon tennis championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club Continue reading... More... (Tennis)
29 Jun
2015
15:14

Bayliss 'could give England edge'

news.bbc.co.uk - Australia's Shane Watson believes the "inside information" of England coach Trevor Bayliss could provide an "edge" in the Ashes. More... (England)
29 Jun
2015
15:11

Nigeria's Taiwo keen to play again

news.bbc.co.uk - Former AC Milan and Nigeria defender Taye Taiwo is keen to play football again despite 14 months of inaction. More... (Africa)
29 Jun
2015
15:06

Ferry workers dispute talks postponed

news.bbc.co.uk - Caledonian MacBrayne and two unions postpone a meeting that was due to be held in an effort to resolve a dispute over jobs and pensions. More... (Scotland)
29 Jun
2015
15:05

Chanting protesters target Dalai Lama

news.bbc.co.uk - Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama defies protesters to open a Buddhist community centre in Aldershot. More... (UK)
29 Jun
2015
15:03

Sweden v Portugal European Under-21 Championship final: how the players rate

www.guardian.co.uk - Portugal’s William Carvalho and Bernardo Silva have shone so far but John Guidetti has put indifferent club football times behind him to excel for SwedenPortugal take on Sweden in the Under-21 European Championship final on Tuesday night as favourites after their 5-0 humbling of Germany. However, Sweden were impressive too in their dismantling of Denmark in the semi-finals and will look to spring a surprise again in the final. Here we rate the players in the two teams’ probable starting line-ups. Continue reading... More... (Football)
29 Jun
2015
15:02

Suspicious packages cause disruption

news.bbc.co.uk - Two suspicious suitcases, including one with wires hanging out, are found in Exeter, leading to a school, homes and businesses to be evacuated. More... (UK)
29 Jun
2015
15:02

Muddy hell for stag party cruisers

news.bbc.co.uk - Nine men on a stag-do are plucked from mudflats after grounding their cruiser in a lake in Great Yarmouth. More... (UK)
29 Jun
2015
15:00

Wimbledon 2015: day one - live!

www.guardian.co.uk - Latest updates as the tournament gets underwayFollow Novak Djokovic v Philipp Kohlschreiber - live!Email jacob.steinberg@theguardian.com | @JacobSteinberg Monday’s order of play 3.00pm BST Well done @Liambroady big comeback win 2.59pm BST ... And what a time for Jacob’s internet to go! Just as Broady beats Matosevic! That’s right. The 21-year, British wildcard, who has never before played in a five-set match has beaten Matosevic at Wimbledon! What a performance. 5-7 4-6 6-3 6-2 6-3, by the way. Continue reading... More... (Tennis)
29 Jun
2015
14:59

Hibs meet Rangers in opening Cup tie

news.bbc.co.uk - Hibernian and Rangers will meet in the first round of the Petrofac Training Cup for the second year running. More... (Scotland)
29 Jun
2015
14:53

How terrorist attacks affect tourism

news.bbc.co.uk - Will tourists ever return to Tunisia? More... (UK)
29 Jun
2015
14:53

Tunisia arrests over beach attack

news.bbc.co.uk - Tunisia makes its first arrests over the massacre of 38 people, mainly UK tourists, at a beach resort on Friday, the Tunisian interior minister says. More... (Africa)
29 Jun
2015
14:50

No Great Britain Olympic football team devastating, says FA women’s chief

www.guardian.co.uk - Kelly Simmons: It’s a real shame for women’s football Scottish FA chief executive defends opposition to Great Britain teamsThe absence of a Great Britain women’s football team at next year’s Olympics will be a devastating blow for the game after England’s historic success in reaching the women’s World Cup semi-finals, it has been claimed.Kelly Simmons, the Football Association’s director of women’s football, said there was no possibility of securing a GB team due to opposition from the other home nations. Continue reading... More... (Football)
29 Jun
2015
14:50

Great Britain’s absence from Rio Olympics is devastating, says FA director

www.guardian.co.uk - Kelly Simmons: It’s a real shame for women’s football Scottish FA chief executive defends opposition to Great Britain teamsThe absence of a Great Britain women’s football team at next year’s Olympics will be a devastating blow for the game after England’s historic success in reaching the women’s World Cup semi-finals, it has been claimed.Kelly Simmons, the Football Association’s director of women’s football, said there is no possibility of securing a place for a GB team due to opposition from the other home nations. Continue reading... More... (Football)
29 Jun
2015
14:49

Còmhraidhean an RMT ri Cal Mac gan cur dheth

news.bbc.co.uk - Chaidh còmhraidhean eadar Caledonian Mac a' Bhriuthainn agus na h-aonaidhean, ris an robh dùil Diluain, a chur dheth. More... (Scotland)
29 Jun
2015
14:46

Greek debt crisis: Why a bailout referendum?

news.bbc.co.uk - Why is Greece holding a referendum? More... (Europe)
29 Jun
2015
14:42

Egypt prosecutor killed in attack

news.bbc.co.uk - Egypt's public prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, has died of his injuries after an apparent bomb attack on his car in Cairo, officials say. More... (Africa)
29 Jun
2015
14:39

Survivor fled from Tunisian gunman

news.bbc.co.uk - A holidaymaker on the beach in Tunisia where a gunman murdered 38 people says sand was "flicked up by the bullets" as people ran for their lives. More... (UK)
29 Jun
2015
14:37

Inquiries over substance pupils end

news.bbc.co.uk - Police say there will be no further action after nine pupils were taken to hospital after reportedly taking an unknown substance. More... (Wales)
29 Jun
2015
14:34

VIDEO: Briton proposed after Tunisia attack

news.bbc.co.uk - A young couple from Cardiff who were caught up in the Tunisian attacks that killed 38 people, became engaged just hours later. More... (Wales)
29 Jun
2015
14:32

US sales boost for Macallan producer

news.bbc.co.uk - The maker of The Famous Grouse and The Macallan reports a rise in turnover and profits, after a strong performance in the US. More... (Scotland)
29 Jun
2015
14:32

Macallan producer sees profits fall

news.bbc.co.uk - The maker of The Famous Grouse and The Macallan reports a sharp fall profits, after a £239m writedown for its Brugal rum brand. More... (Scotland)
29 Jun
2015
14:31

Prisoners tunnel out of Delhi jail

news.bbc.co.uk - Two prisoners escape from India's maximum security Tihar jail by digging a tunnel under a wall and scaling another. More... (Asia)
29 Jun
2015
14:30

VIDEO: 'No going back' for Solar Impulse

news.bbc.co.uk - A solar-powered plane has passed the "point of no return" in its second bid at making a record-breaking flight across the Pacific Ocean. More... (Asia)
29 Jun
2015
14:26

Red Arrows os cionn Steòrnabhaigh

news.bbc.co.uk - Na Red Arrows a' dèanamh taisbeanaidh adhair os cionn Steòrnabhaigh, agus 150 bliadhna gan comharrachadh bho chuireadh Ùghdarras Port Steòrnabhaigh air bhonn. More... (Scotland)
29 Jun
2015
14:26

Ex-Butlins land in Barry up for sale

news.bbc.co.uk - Land where Butlins used to be on Barry Island is up for sale. More... (Wales)
29 Jun
2015
14:07

Tunisia attack injured 'coming home'

news.bbc.co.uk - All Britons injured in the Tunisia beach attack will be returned home within 24 hours, Downing Street says, with the UK death toll expected to reach around 30. More... (UK)
29 Jun
2015
14:02

Scots return after Sousse attack

news.bbc.co.uk - Scots holidaymakers have returned home from Tunisia in the wake of the Sousse terror attack that left 38 people dead, the vast majority of them British. More... (UK)
29 Jun
2015
13:56

VIDEO: Family travel to Belgium crash site

news.bbc.co.uk - The family of James 'Geordie' Chance have travelled to Belgium after he was killed in a crash on Sunday. More... (Northern Ireland)
29 Jun
2015
13:53

VIDEO: Theresa May at Tunisia attack resort

news.bbc.co.uk - Home Secretary Theresa May has visited the scene of the attack in which at least 30 Britons were killed. More... (UK)
29 Jun
2015
13:49

Police name man, 86, killed in crash

news.bbc.co.uk - An 86-year-old killed in a one-car crash near Dunkeld is named by police as a man from the village of Caputh. More... (Scotland)
29 Jun
2015
13:48

England ready for Women's World Cup semi-final against Japan - video

www.guardian.co.uk - Mark Sampson, the England manager, and Jodi Taylor, an England striker, reflect on the team's victory over hosts Canada in the quarter-final of the Women's World Cup in Vancouver and look ahead to the semi-final match on Wednesday. Sampson says he is proud of the team for their performance on Sunday. Taylor says she is looking forward to the next match against Japan Continue reading... More... (Football)
29 Jun
2015
13:48

Resistance to US gay marriage ruling

news.bbc.co.uk - Top lawyer in Texas vows to support state workers who refuse to marry gay couples on religious grounds after US Supreme Court legalised gay marriage. More... (Americas)
29 Jun
2015
13:47

Photos document life in North East

news.bbc.co.uk - Photographs capture half a century of North East history More... (England)
29 Jun
2015
13:45

Evacuation over suspicious package

news.bbc.co.uk - Homes are evacuated after a "suspicious package" is found in Fraserburgh. More... (Scotland)
29 Jun
2015
13:42

Boy admits stabbing supply teacher

news.bbc.co.uk - A fourteen-year-old boy admits stabbing a supply teacher in a school classroom in Bradford. More... (UK)
29 Jun
2015
13:39

VIDEO: Theresa May: United with Tunisia

news.bbc.co.uk - Home Secretary Theresa May, who has visited the scene of the Tunisia attack, has said Tunisia and the UK were taking a united stand against terror. More... (Olympics)
29 Jun
2015
13:38

£50,000 bet on Murray at Wimbledon

news.bbc.co.uk - A punter in Aberdeen places a bet of £50,000 on Andy Murray to win Wimbledon. More... (Scotland)
29 Jun
2015
13:37

Nick Kyrgios shines on Wimbledon return to blast past Diego Schwartzman

www.guardian.co.uk - Towering Australia cruises to 6-0, 6-2, 7-6 victory in 85 minutes Kyrgios hit headlines 12 months ago by defeating Rafael NadalNick Kyrgios reminded Wimbledon fans of the destructive weapons that shook up the tournament last year by powering into the second round with a straight-sets demolition of Diego Schwartzman on Monday.A year after the towering Australian stunned the then world No1 Rafa Nadal to become the first man to reach the last eight on his Wimbledon debut since 2004, he cranked up the firecracker forehand to crush Argentina’s Schwartzman 6-0, 6-2, 7-6. Continue reading... More... (Tennis)
29 Jun
2015
13:28

VIDEO: Views from Athens on bank closures

news.bbc.co.uk - The BBC's Anna Holligan speaks to Greeks on the streets of Athens about their views on the country's debt crisis. More... (Europe)
29 Jun
2015
13:27

'Grenade targets' Burundi election

news.bbc.co.uk - Grenade targets polling station during Burundi parliamentary elections boycotted by opposition over President Pierre Nkurunziza's plan to seek a third term. More... (Africa)
29 Jun
2015
13:26

Will Congress scupper US nuclear deal with Iran?

news.bbc.co.uk - How US Congress could end up scuppering Iran accord More... (Americas)
29 Jun
2015
13:26

VIDEO: 'Listen to Tunisia travel advice'

news.bbc.co.uk - People should think very carefully about travelling to Tunisia, the first minister says, following a terrorist attack which left 38 people dead. More... (Wales)
29 Jun
2015
13:24

VIDEO: Sex toy flag confused for ISIS support

news.bbc.co.uk - Pride's Michael Salter on CNN claims of an ISIS-supporting flag which was actually made up of sex toy symbols. More... (UK)
29 Jun
2015
13:24

Eurosport wins Olympic TV rights

news.bbc.co.uk - The European television rights for the Olympic Games are awarded to Eurosport and its parent channel in a $1.45 billion deal. More... (UK)
29 Jun
2015
13:22

Rugby world cup at anniversary event

news.bbc.co.uk - The rugby world cup trophy is stopping at the birthplace of the competitive game in Wales as it tours the country ahead of the 2015 tournament. More... (Wales)
29 Jun
2015
13:22

Ethiopia step in as Cecafa hosts

news.bbc.co.uk - Ethiopia step in to replace Rwanda as hosts of the 2015 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup, the east and central African regional championship. More... (Africa)
29 Jun
2015
13:16

Man Utd flop Radamel Falcao will struggle to revitalise his career at Chelsea - the English game is too quick for him

www.telegraph.co.uk - Radamel Falcao will either be the signing of the summer or another Fernando Torres, but probably be the latter, says Mark Ogden More... (Football)
29 Jun
2015
13:11

VIDEO: Tunisia attack survivors return home

news.bbc.co.uk - A Welsh tourist caught up in the Tunisia shooting captures footage onboard a coach as it heads for the airport in the wake of the massacre. More... (Wales)
29 Jun
2015
13:10

Goalkeeper Oxley opts to join Hibs

news.bbc.co.uk - Goalkeeper Mark Oxley signs a two-year contract with Hibernian, having been on loan from Hull City last season. More... (Scotland)
29 Jun
2015
13:05

India prisoners dig tunnel to escape

news.bbc.co.uk - Two prisoners escape from India's maximum security Tihar jail by digging a tunnel under a wall and scaling another. More... (Asia)
29 Jun
2015
13:03

Jason Gillespie: Australia start as Ashes favourites in England - and rightly so

www.guardian.co.uk - The Guardian’s new columnist lauds England’s skill and talent but warns the Ashes will hinge on how Alastair Cook handles the Australian attackJason Gillespie’s phone rings with a number he does not recognise flashing up on the screen. “G’Day mate‚ it’s Dad’s Army here,” says a gruff voice at the other end of the line. Instantly he recognises the drawl of his former team-mate Darren Lehmann, head coach of Australia and larrikin in excelsis. “I’ve got some pretty grumpy players here after what you said about them … ”The faux tension lasts for a split second before the chuckling begins. Lehmann has known Gillespie ever since he walked into the South Australia dressing room 22 years ago and is fully aware that the former fast bowler’s recent headline-grabbing comments about his touring geriacticos have been spun like a Shane Warne ripper out of the footmarks. For Gillespie, the current head coach of Yorkshire who has enjoyed his fair share of column inches already this summer after being interviewed for the England job, the explanation is pretty simple. Continue reading... More... (Cricket)
29 Jun
2015
13:01

VIDEO: Juncker: 'I feel betrayed'

news.bbc.co.uk - The European Commission chief, Jean-Claude Juncker, has said he feels "betrayed" by the "egotism" showed by Greece in the failed debt talks. More... (Europe)
29 Jun
2015
13:00

England’s Siobhan Chamberlain ready to face Japan at Women’s World Cup

www.guardian.co.uk - Second-choice goalkeeper was a second-half substitute against Canada Chamberlain made World Cup debut after Karen Bardsley had allergic reactionIt was the moment Siobhan Chamberlain had been anticipating for what seemed like an eternity but was starting to fear might never happen. Related: England’s success at Women’s World Cup sets new standards for others Continue reading... More... (Football)
29 Jun
2015
12:59

Welsh football is in weird and wonderful league of its own but game is on the up | Paul Doyle

www.guardian.co.uk - With Wales closing in on a place at Euro 2016 and being home to the world’s most expensive footballer, Gareth Bale, clubs such as The New Saints and Newtown hope to break new ground in the Champions League and Europa LeagueWelcome to the home of the most expensive footballer in the world, a country where all the top players go to foreign leagues - and so do most of the top clubs. Swansea City, Cardiff City, Newport County, Wrexham, Merthyr Town and Colwyn Bay are Welsh clubs who play in English leagues. Meanwhile the champions of the Welsh Premier League, The New Saints, are from Shropshire, England. Football in Wales is complicated. It is also improving.It is not only the fact that tens of thousands of Welsh football fans will likely have the chance to cheer on their country at a major international tournament next summer for the first times in their lives, nor just that Swansea have become a model of intelligent strategising and stylish play in the most widely covered league on the planet. The improvement in Welsh football can also be seen in the domestic league, if anyone cares to look. Continue reading... More... (Football)
29 Jun
2015
12:58

VIDEO: Terror attacks in Tunisia, France and Kuwait

news.bbc.co.uk - UKIP's David McNarry tables a matter of the day on the terror attacks in Tunisia, France and Kuwait. More... (Northern Ireland)
29 Jun
2015
12:53

Schlupp signs new Leicester contract

news.bbc.co.uk - Leicester City's Ghana international Jeff Schlupp signs a four-year contract with the Premier League side. More... (Africa)
29 Jun
2015
12:51

Pearl poaching inspires new rom-com

news.bbc.co.uk - The new romantic comedy inspired by freshwater pearl mussel poaching More... (Scotland)
29 Jun
2015
12:50

Pope 'to chew coca leaves in Bolivia'

news.bbc.co.uk - A Bolivian minister says that the Pope has requested to chew coca leaves, which are considered sacred by many in Bolivia, on his forthcoming trip there. More... (Europe)
29 Jun
2015
12:46

Romanian village leaves giant tree in the middle of newly built football pitch, villagers unimpressed

www.telegraph.co.uk - Villagers in Tonciu unimpressed with £12,700 new build More... (Football)
29 Jun
2015
12:45

Tunisia victim was family's 'rock'

news.bbc.co.uk - Family tributes are paid to a mother killed in the Tunisia massacre while a survivor says hotel staff were "prepared to take the bullets" for guests. More... (UK)
29 Jun
2015
12:44

Companies to appeal lough sand order

news.bbc.co.uk - Companies that had been told to stop taking sand from the bed of Lough Neagh or face prosecution, are to appeal the order. More... (Northern Ireland)
29 Jun
2015
12:42

Is Greece's exit from the euro inevitable?

news.bbc.co.uk - PM Alexis Tsipras has called a referendum on proposals from Greece's creditors that he has already condemned as contravening European values. Is the Athens government heading for default and ultimately departure from the euro? More... (Europe)
29 Jun
2015
12:38

Al-Shabab attacks Somali military base

news.bbc.co.uk - Al-Shabab militants kill at least five soldiers in an overnight attack on an army base in the southern Somali port of Kismayo, local officials tell the BBC. More... (Africa)
29 Jun
2015
12:37

'Incongruous' turbine plan refused

news.bbc.co.uk - Councillors refuse plans for a wind farm south of Hawick due to concerns over its adverse impact on the landscape. More... (Scotland)
29 Jun
2015
12:36

Veterinary science centre opens

news.bbc.co.uk - A new centre for veterinary science opens in Aberystwyth to help eradicate diseases in farm animals. More... (Wales)
29 Jun
2015
12:35

Dimuth Karunaratne’s half-century guides Sri Lanka home against Pakistan

www.guardian.co.uk - Pakistan 138 & 329; Sri Lanka 315 & 153-3 - second Test final day Karunaratne scores 50 to guide Sri Lanka to seven-wicket victorySri Lanka won the second Test against Pakistan by seven wickets as they chased down 153 with the minimum of fuss on the final day to level the series.A collapse by the tourists on day four in Colombo had left Sri Lanka chasing the relatively modest target and they got the required runs in just 26.3 overs. Continue reading... More... (Cricket)
29 Jun
2015
12:35

Dimuth Karunaratne’s half-century sees Sri Lanka level series with Pakistan

www.guardian.co.uk - Pakistan 138 & 329; Sri Lanka 315 & 153-3 - second Test final day Karunaratne scores 50 to guide Sri Lanka to seven-wicket victorySri Lanka won the second Test against Pakistan by seven wickets as they chased down 153 with the minimum of fuss on the final day to level the series.A collapse by the tourists on day four in Colombo had left Sri Lanka chasing the relatively modest target and they got the required runs in just 26.3 overs. Continue reading... More... (Cricket)
29 Jun
2015
12:33

South London road hit by flooding

news.bbc.co.uk - A burst water main floods properties and closes a road in south London. More... (UK)
29 Jun
2015
12:32

EU chief feels 'betrayed' by Greece

news.bbc.co.uk - The European Commission chief, Jean-Claude Juncker, attacks the Greek government, saying he feels "betrayed" by "egotism" and "populism" in the failed debt talks. More... (Europe)
29 Jun
2015
12:32

AUDIO: Campaign targets driver fatigue

news.bbc.co.uk - A new campaign highlighting the dangers of driving while tired is launched in an attempt to reduce the number of road accidents caused by fatigue. More... (Scotland)
29 Jun
2015
12:32

Woman killed in road crash named

news.bbc.co.uk - A 29-year-old woman who died following a two-vehicle accident on a road in Easter Ross is named by police. More... (Scotland)
29 Jun
2015
12:29

Wimbledon 2015 qualifiers: 'It's sort of a secret' - video

www.guardian.co.uk - For the lesser-known players, Wimbledon starts a week early, at the Bank of England Sports Centre in Roehampton. Over four days, 128 men and 96 women battle it out for a chance to be part of the main draw the following Monday. Only 16 men and 12 women will progress to SW19. Tennis fans from all over the world attend to the ticketless event for the chance to see the next John McEnroe or Novak Djokovic Continue reading... More... (Tennis)
29 Jun
2015
12:29

Police issue e-fit in robbery probe

news.bbc.co.uk - Police issue an e-fit of a suspect after a 76-year-old woman was robbed by two men at her home in Balado, near Kinross. More... (Scotland)
29 Jun
2015
12:29

E-fit issued after pensioner robbery

news.bbc.co.uk - Police issue an e-fit of a suspect after a 76-year-old woman was robbed by two men at her home in Balado, near Kinross. More... (Scotland)
29 Jun
2015
12:28

Drug battle patient 'cure' hopes

news.bbc.co.uk - A cancer patient who moved to England to get treatment after funding for his condition was rejected by a Welsh health board is told he could be free of the disease by the autumn. More... (Wales)
29 Jun
2015
12:22

Sounders count the cost of Dempsey's tantrum, and Red Bulls own New York

www.guardian.co.uk - It was rivalry week in MLS, and it was a painful one for NYC FC and Seattle Sounders fansThis time last week the New York Red Bulls looked in free fall. The 15 minute spell that saw them miss a penalty, lose a man, then concede a goal to Vancouver had been followed by Bradley Wright-Phillips becoming the first ever MLS player to miss two penalties in the same game, as their losing streak stretched to four. And with New York City stretching their unbeaten run to four at the same time, it seemed like the two clubs’ diverging fortunes might meet at Yankee Stadium on Sunday just in time to see NYC FC overtake the Red Bulls and complete the turnaround in fortunes since these two first met on 10 May.On that occasion, the Red Bulls, off the back of an impressive start to the season had easily beaten an NYC FC side whose start had been as poor as the Red Bulls had been consistent. But as this week progressed the signs seemed to suggest that this time round things might be different. NYC FC’s supporters certainly seemed to think so — buying up tickets for the game en masse, and buoyed by the arrival of Frank Lampard in the city, not to mention a certain Andrea Pirlo, who is expected to be confirmed as NYC’s third designated player imminently. An online vote between the two fan sets to determine the lighting of the Empire State Building on Saturday night had turned the landmark blue, and by Sunday it seemed the new boys might be ready to assert their ascendancy on the field. Continue reading... More... (Football)
29 Jun
2015
12:21

VIDEO: Recruitment bid for Fair Isle begins

news.bbc.co.uk - A campaign to boost the population of Fair Isle gets underway. More... (Scotland)
29 Jun
2015
12:15

VIDEO: Tunisia victims 'three musketeers'

news.bbc.co.uk - Scarves have been laid at Walsall FC in memory of three people from the Black Country who died in the Tunisian beach attack. More... (England)
29 Jun
2015
12:13

NI households have lowest UK incomes

news.bbc.co.uk - Northern Ireland households have, on average, the lowest incomes of any UK region, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggest. More... (Northern Ireland)
29 Jun
2015
12:11

MPs to debate devolution proposals

news.bbc.co.uk - The SNP challenges other opposition parties to back its proposals to increase the powers contained in the Scotland Bill ahead of a debate in the Commons. More... (UK)
29 Jun
2015
12:11

Liverpool should make Raheem Sterling the new captain, not Jordan Henderson | Paul Doyle

www.guardian.co.uk - Henderson looks set to become the new Liverpool captain but they need to be bolder than that - and what could be more bold than giving it to Sterling?Good on Jordan Henderson for lobbying earlier this summer to be made Liverpool captain. That is just the sort of gumption that the club sorely needs. But making him Liverpool’s figurehead would be the wrong flag to fly right now. The club needs a higher standard-bearer.It remains to be seen whether Roberto Firmino proves a good signing but it is at least a good sign. Further shows of ambition are required, along with further evidence of an ability to appreciate genuine class. Sanctifying Henderson after vilifying Raheem Sterling would suggest a club that does not quite have its sights properly aligned. Continue reading... More... (Football)
29 Jun
2015
12:10

Djokovic defends communicating with Becker during matches - video

www.guardian.co.uk - Speaking on Sunday, the world tennis number one, Novak Djokovic, rebuts allegations of cheating during matches by communicating with trainer Boris Becker. Djokovic says there is nothing unusual about the way he and Becker communicate during matches, adding that it would be obvious if Becker was telling him how to play. Djokovic plays Philipp Kohlschreiber in his first match at Wimbledon on Monday Continue reading... More... (Tennis)
29 Jun
2015
12:10

VIDEO: Cycling thief filmed snatching bag

news.bbc.co.uk - Footage has been released showing the moment a 68-year-old woman was knocked to the ground when a robber on a push bike snatched her bag. More... (England)
29 Jun
2015
12:01

Reveller dies from inferno injuries

news.bbc.co.uk - A woman who was badly injured after a fire tore through the crowds at a Taiwan amusement park, hurting about 500 people, has died, officials say. More... (Asia)
29 Jun
2015
12:00

'Less trust' in Wales health service

news.bbc.co.uk - Fewer people in Wales than England trust the NHS to provide a high quality service, a poll suggests. More... (Wales)
29 Jun
2015
12:00

Novak Djokovic v Philipp Kohlschreiber: Wimbledon 2015 - live!

www.guardian.co.uk - Live game-by-game updates from opening round of WimbledonDjokovic denies being coached during matches by BeckerEmail nick.miller@theguardian.com | Tweet @NickMiller79 12.00pm BST If anyone has the right to be confident - arrogant, even - then it’s Novak Djokovic. He has, after all, won eight Grand Slams, and has been the world’s No.1 player for the last four years, merrily slaying most in his path along the way. However, he hasn’t played a warm-up tournament for this edition of Wimbledon, his last competitive tennis being when Stan Wawrinka pulled down his Uniqlo pants in the French Open final a few weeks ago. Will that make a difference? Will a rest be as good as prep for Djokovic? He has also been forced to deny accusations that he’s a big filthy cheating cheater, after coach Boris Becker admitted the pair communicate with little nods and winks and so forth during games, which apparently is very firmly Against The Rules and therefore Frowned Upon. And if there’s one thing you don’t want to be, it’s Frowned Upon by the tennis authorities. A man in a purple blazer might come and wag his finger at you. Or dock you points during a match. Either/or. He said at the weekend:I don’t think that we’re cheating. I don’t think that’s how you can call it. I mean, there are special ways of, I would say, communication, as he mentioned: the way you look at each other, the way you ‘feel’ your box, and the box ‘feels’ what you’re going through on the court. I think that’s something that just gives you that reassurance, gives you that confidence.“It’s not necessary that he tells me where to serve or to which side of the opponent’s court I have to play, because that doesn’t happen. But it’s more of a, you know, encouragement, and more of a support and reassurance, as I said, that’s basically present in those moments.” 12.00pm BST Nick will be here soon enough. Continue reading... More... (Tennis)
29 Jun
2015
11:59

Heathrow's Terminal 1 closes down

news.bbc.co.uk - Heathrow Airport's Terminal 1 closes its doors More... (England)
29 Jun
2015
11:56

EU chief 'betrayed' by Greece

news.bbc.co.uk - European Commission chief attacks Greek government, saying he feels "betrayed" by "egotism" and "populism" in debt talks. More... (Europe)
29 Jun
2015
11:54

Japan manga cat in Thai rain ritual

news.bbc.co.uk - Thai villagers use toy of cartoon cat Doraemon for rain prayers. More... (Asia)
29 Jun
2015
11:54

New Bay misses Coral-Eclipse clash at Sandown with Golden Horn

www.guardian.co.uk - French Derby winner out of much-anticipated race on Saturday Andre Fabre reports colt did not work well enough on MondaySaturday’s Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park has been robbed of a much-anticipated meeting between this year’s winners of the French and English Derbys after New Bay, who took the Prix du Jockey-Club at Chantilly in May, was ruled out of the race after working poorly on Monday morning.Andre Fabre’s colt finished second behind his stablemate Make Believe in the Poule D’Essai Des Poulains [French 2,000 Guineas] on 10 May and then beat Highland Reel by one-and-a-half lengths at Chantilly three weeks later. He had been widely quoted by bookmakers as the second-favourite for Saturday’s race at a top price of 4-1, behind the odds-on favourite Golden Horn, the Derby winner at Epsom earlier this month. Continue reading... More... (Horse racing)
29 Jun
2015
11:53

India Chennai metro railway launched

news.bbc.co.uk - A metro rail service is launched in the southern Indian city of Chennai, making it the sixth Indian city with the service. More... (Asia)
29 Jun
2015
11:51

Wales' Price enjoying US experience

news.bbc.co.uk - Welsh 1500m runner Rhianwedd Price says spending the past two years in the US has benefited her athletics career. More... (Wales)
29 Jun
2015
11:51

Gonzalo Jara accused of telling Edinson Cavani his father faces 20 years in prison

www.guardian.co.uk - Jara has been banned for three matches for poking Cavani’s backside Uruguay’s assistant Rebollo alleges Jara also made comment to CavaniChile’s Gonzalo Jara has been accused of goading Edinson Cavani about his father shortly before poking the Uruguay defender in the bottom during their ill-tempered Copa América quarter-final.Jara has subsequently been banned for the rest of the tournament in his home country, having been caught on camera in an incident that led to Cavani receiving a second yellow card in Chile’s 1-0 victory. Continue reading... More... (Football)
29 Jun
2015
11:49

Museum seeks BBC Micro repairers

news.bbc.co.uk - A public appeal for people who can repair BBC Micro computers has been launched by a museum. More... (UK)
29 Jun
2015
11:48

Council blocks fracking application

news.bbc.co.uk - Lancashire County Council refuses planning application for fracking at a site in Little Plumpton More... (UK)
29 Jun
2015
11:46

Solar plane passes 'no return' point

news.bbc.co.uk - A solar-powered plane passes the "point of no return" after leaving Japan for a second attempt at a record-breaking flight across the Pacific Ocean. More... (Asia)
29 Jun
2015
11:42

MLS player gives his shirt and a hug to fan with rainbow flag

www.telegraph.co.uk - Englishman Dom Dwyer posted the video to Instagram More... (Football)