Today
01:04

VIDEO: Ohio shooting: After the gun went off

news.bbc.co.uk - What really happened when Samuel DuBose was shot in Cincinnati? More... (Americas)
Today
00:59

Turkey emerges from shadows in fight against Islamic State

news.bbc.co.uk - Could a once reluctant Turkey be a South Asia power broker? More... (Europe)
Today
00:55

Talking Horses: Best bets and news for Glorious Goodwood, day five

www.guardian.co.uk - Discussiontofollow will need some luck and it is a minor concern that his jockey, Shane Kelly, is on a losing run but the horse has the talent to land a major sprint handicap in the Stewards’ Cup at Glorious GoodwoodOne of these days I may have to give up on the conviction that Discussiontofollow (3.45) has the talent to land a major sprint handicap but I am not there yet. He ran a fine race in last year’s Stewards’ Cup at Goodwood and might have been placed if the winner had not hung across him in the final furlong. As it was, he finished only half a length behind Muthmir at level weights.For this year’s renewal he is 2lb higher in the weights but not in quite the same form as he was 12 months ago. Well fancied for his reappearance, he pulled too hard behind a steady pace. Stepped back to five furlongs for two runs since then, he has given the impression that that distance is on the sharp side for him these days. Continue reading... More... (Horse racing)
Today
00:47

Manchester United launch retro adidas kit following their £750m deal

www.guardian.co.uk - United show off new shirts with classic white v-neck style Kit launch is the first with adidas after ending 13 seasons with NikeManchester United have unveiled their new adidas home kit and it is reminiscent of their shirts of the 1980s and 90s. Related: Premier League 2015-16 preview No10: Manchester United | Jamie Jackson Continue reading... More... (Football)
Today
00:40

Decoding the symbols on Satan's statue

news.bbc.co.uk - Decoding the symbols on the new monument to the Devil More... (Americas)
Today
00:25

Rhino attack zoo ‘had safety checks’

news.bbc.co.uk - The rhino that seriously injured a senior keeper at Whipsnade Zoo had not shown any "uncharacteristic behaviour" beforehand, a report reveals. More... (England)
Today
00:23

'Magna Carta of geology' rediscovered

news.bbc.co.uk - A rediscovered copy of the "Magna Carta of geology" is on display in Cambridge, 200 years after it was first published. More... (England)
Today
00:20

Thousands expected at Pride march

news.bbc.co.uk - About 160,000 people are expected to line the streets of Brighton and Hove for the 25th annual Pride event, organisers say. More... (UK)
Today
00:17

Improving Woods shoots 66 in Virginia

news.bbc.co.uk - Tiger Woods records his lowest 36-hole total in two years to put himself in contention at the Quicken Loans National. More... (Americas)
Today
00:13

British Library given listed status

news.bbc.co.uk - The British Library, the largest UK public building built in the 20th Century, gets protected status for "outstanding architectural and historic interest". More... (UK)
Today
00:10

Pooches and dragons: Working in the pet business

news.bbc.co.uk - Pooches and dragons: Working in the pet business More... (Scotland)
Today
00:09

Freshers urged to take new vaccine

news.bbc.co.uk - A new vaccination programme for meningitis is introduced for teenagers and students in Scotland. More... (UK)
Today
00:09

Teenagers urged to have MenW vaccine

news.bbc.co.uk - Teenagers across the UK going to university and college this year are being urged to get vaccinated against deadly meningitis W. More... (UK)
Today
00:07

Search for missing chef continues

news.bbc.co.uk - The search for a 22-year-old man who went missing almost a week ago is due to resume over the weekend. More... (UK)
Today
00:03

Baghdad sees heatwave protests

news.bbc.co.uk - Hundreds take to the streets of Baghdad to protest as temperatures in Iraq hit over 50C. More... (Middle East)
Today
00:02

Who's top of the Formula 1 charts?

news.bbc.co.uk - Mercedes' package is virtually flawless but McLaren are wasting their driver line-up - Andrew Benson gives his F1 mid-season report. More... (UK)
Today
00:01

Manchester United's adidas kit revealed for 2015/16

www.telegraph.co.uk - Manchester United have revealed the first kit of their world-record deal with adidas worth £750 million More... (Football)
Today
00:01

Is Manchester United's kit launch the strangest ever?

www.telegraph.co.uk - Adidas hoped to 'break expectations' with their Man Utd kit launch and it has proven surprising to say the least More... (Football)
31 Jul
2015
23:23

VIDEO: 'I want to win it for the girls'

news.bbc.co.uk - Kayaker Kathryn Smith has been competing for Team GB in the Special Olympics currently being held in Los Angeles. More... (UK)
31 Jul
2015
23:21

Donnelly in Erne team for Dubs game

news.bbc.co.uk - Eoin Donnelly will start for a Fermanagh side that shows one change for Sunday's All-Ireland quarter-final against Dublin. More... (Northern Ireland)
31 Jul
2015
23:19

The Ashes 2015: Australia are playing with only 10 men, admits captain Michael Clarke after third Test defeat

www.telegraph.co.uk - Australia captain says he has let team-mates down in the Ashes series. Jonathan Liew reports More... (Cricket)
31 Jul
2015
23:13

VIDEO: More people 'disappearing' in Egypt

news.bbc.co.uk - There has been a rise in the number of people gong missing at the hand of the security services in Egypt, according to human rights activists in the country. More... (Middle East)
31 Jul
2015
22:50

India-Pakistan 'mango diplomacy' isn't fruitful

news.bbc.co.uk - Why India-Pakistan 'mango diplomacy' doesn't work More... (Asia)
31 Jul
2015
22:45

Plane debris flown out of Reunion

news.bbc.co.uk - A piece of debris that experts believe could be from missing flight MH370 is flown from Reunion in the Indian Ocean to France for analysis. More... (Asia)
31 Jul
2015
22:30

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho taunts Arsene Wenger over Arsenal manager's poor record against him

www.telegraph.co.uk - Jose Mourinho's mind games continue, as he claims that he would 'question himself' if he had a record like Arsène Wenger's More... (Football)
31 Jul
2015
22:30

José Mourinho: I would not endure winless run against me like Wenger

www.guardian.co.uk - ‘I would want to try to find solutions to help my team to do it’ Arsenal manager seeks first win against Chelsea rivalJosé Mourinho has suggested he would drive himself to distraction in the search for a solution if he experienced a winless run such as that which Arsène Wenger has endured against him. The Chelsea manager had another, related suggestion: it would never happen to him.Sunday’s Community Shield pits Mourinho against Wenger for the 14th time and it is a remarkable statistic that Wenger continues to seek a victory over the man with whom he has such a difficult relationship. Mourinho’s hold over the Frenchman and Arsenal has sometimes seemed total. Continue reading... More... (Football)
31 Jul
2015
22:30

Arsène Wenger ready for duel with José Mourinho after shortest of summers

www.guardian.co.uk - Wenger spent the off-season working at Arsenal’s training ground instead of on holiday and before Sunday’s curtain-raiser with Chelsea believes this is possibly his best side since the Invincibles of 2003-04The most telling insight, perhaps, came when Arsène Wenger was asked how he had recovered after the exertions of another long and draining season. José Mourinho holidayed in the Algarve. Louis van Gaal had his “paradise in Portugal”, a short distance up the coast at Vale do Lobo, and Brendan Rodgers pepped up his tan in Marbella. Wenger, on the other hand, preferred to spend his summer just off junction 22 of the M25. “I had no break at all,” he explained. “I recovered at the training ground.”His one trip away was to Morocco for a charity football match as part of the Marrakech du Rire festival. Otherwise, Arsenal’s manager has spent just about every day at London Colney, plotting his next moves in a largely deserted training ground and dining in the canteen sometimes with only the groundsmen for company. “I had a few days off, but I spent most of my summer at the training ground,” he said. “Not the whole holiday, but most of it. When I go on the beach I am in the press the next day. Where do you want me to go? So I go to the training ground.” Continue reading... More... (Football)
31 Jul
2015
22:29

Wayne Rooney to play for Everton again in Duncan Ferguson testimonial

www.guardian.co.uk - Old sparring partners reunite for the first time in 11 years Ferguson: ‘I wanted Wayne to play and I am chuffed to bits he accepted’Duncan Ferguson has praised Wayne Rooney for braving a return to Goodison Park and revealed how one right-hander from the then teenage Everton striker brought their sparring days to an abrupt end.The Manchester United captain will play for his boyhood club for the first time in 11 years on Sunday having accepted an invitation to appear in Ferguson’s testimonial against Villarreal. The Scot, now Everton’s first team coach, was Rooney’s idol as a youngster and the pair played together before the England international’s acrimonious transfer to Old Trafford in August 2004. Continue reading... More... (Football)
31 Jul
2015
22:16

County Antrim make Milk Cup history

news.bbc.co.uk - County Antrim become the first Northern Ireland team to win the Premier section of the Milk Cup by beating Club America 3-2 on penalties. More... (Northern Ireland)
31 Jul
2015
22:15

Leeds Rhinos 24-14 St Helens

news.bbc.co.uk - Challenge Cup holders Leeds Rhinos beat St Helens to reach the final at Wembley for a fifth time in six years. More... (UK)
31 Jul
2015
22:10

Facebook's Zuckerberg to have child

news.bbc.co.uk - Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby girl. More... (Americas)
31 Jul
2015
22:04

Leeds 24-14 St Helens | Challenge Cup semi-final match report

www.guardian.co.uk - Leeds 24-14 St HelensIt seemed inevitable that if Leeds were to be the side who advanced to the Challenge Cup final next month, the men who were playing in the tournament for the final time would have a say in matters.The last 10 years in Leeds’ history have largely been spearheaded by the likes of their captain Kevin Sinfield and talismanic forward Jamie Peacock - and it was they who took centre stage when it really mattered once again to charge the Rhinos to within 80 minutes of successfully defending their Challenge Cup at Wembley on 29 August. Continue reading... More... (Rugby league)
31 Jul
2015
22:03

Why work isn't what it used to be

news.bbc.co.uk - Why work isn't what it used to be More... (Olympics)
31 Jul
2015
22:01

Serena Williams withdraws from Bank of the West Classic

www.guardian.co.uk - World No 1 says her elbow must get ‘back to 100%’ and pulls out of tournament at Stanford University in AugustWorld No 1 Serena Williams has withdrawn from the upcoming Bank of the West Classic because of an elbow injury she says must get “back to 100%.”The tournament announced her withdrawal Friday. It runs August 3-9 at Stanford University. Continue reading... More... (Tennis)
31 Jul
2015
22:00

Ashes third Test: England v Australia - in pictures

www.guardian.co.uk - All the best images from Edgbaston as England beat Australia by eight wickets to take a 2-1 lead in the seriesAshes first Test: England v Australia - in picturesAshes second Test: England v Australia - in pictures Continue reading... More... (Cricket)
31 Jul
2015
21:59

Lawrie crashes out of own tournament

news.bbc.co.uk - The inaugural Paul Lawrie Match Play loses its tournament host at the last-32 stage at Murcar Links. More... (Scotland)
31 Jul
2015
21:59

The treasures of unclaimed estates

news.bbc.co.uk - 'If this art isn't yours, it's ours' More... (UK)
31 Jul
2015
21:58

VIDEO: Farmers in milk trolley protest

news.bbc.co.uk - A group of farmers from South Gloucestershire have been protesting against low milk prices, by targeting supermarket fridges. More... (England)
31 Jul
2015
21:45

Kayaker clinging to buoy rescued

news.bbc.co.uk - A kayaker clinging to a buoy is rescued after capsizing in Swansea Bay. More... (Wales)
31 Jul
2015
21:45

Pettersen leads at stormy Turnberry

news.bbc.co.uk - Norway's Suzann Pettersen shoots a 69 at a stormy Turnberry to take a two-stroke lead in the Women's British Open. More... (UK)
31 Jul
2015
21:44

Man rescued after jet ski fall

news.bbc.co.uk - Two people swim out to sea to rescue a man who had fallen off his jet ski. More... (Wales)
31 Jul
2015
21:43

Women's British Open 2015: Suzann Pettersen tames the Turnberry 'beast'

www.telegraph.co.uk - Norwegian scores 69 in howling wind and rain before Solheim Cup star hails 'one of my finest rounds' More... (Golf)
31 Jul
2015
21:41

Chelsea bid £17.5m for FC Augsburg defender Baba Rahman

www.guardian.co.uk - German club expected to accept offer for Ghana international Agent: we hope the agreement will be finalised soonChelsea are poised to sign Baba Rahman from FC Augsburg after submitting a €25m (£17.5m) for the Ghana defender.After Filipe Luís was sold back to Atlético Madrid after just one season at Stamford Bridge, José Mourinho has stepped up his search for a replacement left-back this week. Augsburg rejected an initial bid of around €20m for the player they signed from Greuther Fürth only last summer for £1m but are now expected to accept Chelsea’s improved offer, which also contains significant bonuses. Continue reading... More... (Football)
31 Jul
2015
21:36

Paraglider dies in field fall

news.bbc.co.uk - A paraglider dies after falling to the ground in a Peak District village on the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border. More... (England)
31 Jul
2015
21:13

VIDEO: 'We are not locusts'

news.bbc.co.uk - A Mauritian man who is living in the camp at Calais dubbed "the Jungle" has decided to give up trying to enter the UK. More... (Africa)
31 Jul
2015
21:11

Tiger Woods shoots 66 to have chance of first tour win in two years

www.guardian.co.uk - Woods eight under at Quicken Loans National in Virginia Defending champion Justin Rose five underTiger Woods is in contention for his first PGA Tour win in two years after moving into joint third place at the Quicken Loans National in Gainesville, Virginia.The 39-year-old shot a five-under-par 66 on Friday to go with his opening round 68. He is eight under, one behind Sweden’s David Lingmerth, who was the clubhouse leader. Continue reading... More... (Golf)
31 Jul
2015
21:02

Ingram inspires Glamorgan victory

news.bbc.co.uk - Colin Ingram hits 130 off 144 balls as Glamorgan thrash previously unbeaten Essex by 146 in the One-Day Cup. More... (Wales)
31 Jul
2015
21:00

Tottenham Hotspur planning ambitious swoop for Dortmund anchor man Sven Bender

www.telegraph.co.uk - The transfer delegation that Spurs dispatched to Germany has also identified Christoph Kramer and Sidney Sam as potential summer targets More... (Football)
31 Jul
2015
21:00

England’s Ashes fate could be decided by cricket’s least fashionable shot | Barney Ronay

www.guardian.co.uk - Edgbaston might have been defined by twitchiness but the leave, an act of aggressive non-engagement, could be key in the remaining two TestsFive years ago I was given the job of following the Queen around while she made a rare appearance at the tennis in Wimbledon. Naturally I expected to hate every second of this but after the first couple of hours it became weirdly absorbing. It turns out following the Queen is very interesting once you realise how little she engages with anything or anyone round her. Basically the first rule of being the Queen is: don’t do anything, ever. The Queen doesn’t nod, wink or smile. Instead the Queen stays completely still, utterly opaque, like a small, heavy, disapproving piece of Regency furniture that has been wheeled out of the door, draped in pearls, appointed leader of the universe and quite frankly isn’t very happy about any of this.Throughout the day the Queen wore a mint-green velveteen hat, about the same shape and size as a large soup tureen. Later on as she watched a rally on Centre Court during which every other head in the place bobbed back and forth following the ball, that lone mint-green hat could be seen still triumphantly immobile, an island of stillness among thousands of wrenching necks. We are the Queen, was the message here. We don’t look at stuff. We simply exist, regally. Continue reading... More... (Cricket)
31 Jul
2015
20:59

Nato agrees support for Iraqi army

news.bbc.co.uk - Nato members agree measures to strengthen Iraq's security forces, which have suffered near-collapse in the face of an Islamic State offensive. More... (Middle East)
31 Jul
2015
20:47

The Ashes 2015: Ian 'Binary' Bell's days are far from numbered after third Test defeat of Australia at Edgbaston

www.telegraph.co.uk - After a spate of ducks and ones, the batsman gave a timely reminder of his enduring class, writes Oliver Brown More... (Cricket)
31 Jul
2015
20:39

Last year is history, says Hughes

news.bbc.co.uk - Manager John Hughes wants Inverness Caley Thistle to retain the underdog spirit despite last season's success. More... (Scotland)
31 Jul
2015
20:39

India and Bangladesh swap enclaves

news.bbc.co.uk - India and Bangladesh swap control of 160 pockets of land on each other's territory, ending a complex and long-running border dispute. More... (Asia)
31 Jul
2015
20:27

Cyclist dragged child along pavement

news.bbc.co.uk - A cyclist caught on CCTV dragging three-year-old toddler Lucie Wilding along a pavement admits dangerous cycling. More... (UK)
31 Jul
2015
20:25

VIDEO: 'Oldest gay' marries ahead of Pride

news.bbc.co.uk - As Brighton prepares to mark 25 years of Pride, one senior resident has had an extra special celebration. More... (England)
31 Jul
2015
20:25

Four die in car auction plane crash

news.bbc.co.uk - A pilot and three passengers die when their private plane crashes into a car auction site at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire. More... (UK)
31 Jul
2015
20:22

Ashes is compulsive viewing - Agnew

news.bbc.co.uk - Jonathan Agnew reflects on a thrilling three days at Edgbaston, as Australia's problems mount - but James Anderson's injury weakens England. More... (UK)
31 Jul
2015
20:17

US search to end for teen fishermen

news.bbc.co.uk - US Coast Guard suspends search for two teenage fishermen missing for one week More... (Americas)
31 Jul
2015
20:12

VIDEO: Cyclist who dragged toddler pleads guilty

news.bbc.co.uk - A cyclist who knocked down a toddler and dragged her along a pavement has pleaded guilty to dangerous cycling. More... (UK)
31 Jul
2015
20:04

Eight areas to decide the Ashes

news.bbc.co.uk - Eight areas to decide the Ashes More... (UK)
31 Jul
2015
19:58

Right to Dream secure Junior title

news.bbc.co.uk - Ghanaian side Right to Dream beat Southampton convincingly 7-0 in the Junior Final of the Milk Cup at Ballymena Showgrounds. More... (Northern Ireland)
31 Jul
2015
19:54

West Ham’s Enner Valencia out with ‘significant’ knee and ankle injuries

www.guardian.co.uk - Ecuador striker sustained injury in 2-2 draw with Astra Giurgiu Valencia set to see specialist consultant on Monday morningWest Ham striker Enner Valencia suffered an apparently “significant” injury to his right knee and right ankle in the Europa League clash with Astra Giurgiu, the club have announced.The Ecuador forward was starting his first game since returning from the Copa America, but was stretchered off with a potentially serious knee injury before half-time. Continue reading... More... (Football)
31 Jul
2015
19:54

West Ham’s Enner Valencia out with significant knee and ankle injuries

www.guardian.co.uk - Ecuador striker sustained injury in 2-2 draw with Astra Giurgiu Valencia set to see specialist consultant on Monday morningThe West Ham striker Enner Valencia suffered an apparently “significant” injury to his right knee and right ankle in the Europa League clash with Astra Giurgiu, the club have announced.The Ecuador forward was starting his first game since returning from the Copa América but was carried off with a potentially serious knee injury before half-time. Continue reading... More... (Football)
31 Jul
2015
19:49

Out-of-hours GP service 'squeeze'

news.bbc.co.uk - Paramedics are drafted in as out-of-hours doctor service struggles to fill GP and nurse practitioner rota in Wrexham and Flintshire. More... (Wales)
31 Jul
2015
19:47

What to do now the cricket is over

news.bbc.co.uk - Where can cricket fans in Birmingham go now? More... (England)
31 Jul
2015
19:44

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley's 'preferred media partners' strategy threatens objective and independent press

www.telegraph.co.uk - Mike Ashley is trying to control the message on Tyneside but Newcastle fans and the game will suffer, writes Luke Edwards More... (Football)
31 Jul
2015
19:44

The Ashes 2015: England survive curse of the Venezuelan tree frog as Joe Root secures third Test at Edgbaston

www.telegraph.co.uk - Paranoid supporters who have watched it go wrong before see fears quelled by Joe Root, writes Jonathan Liew More... (Cricket)
31 Jul
2015
19:42

West Brom target Cardiff's Marshall

news.bbc.co.uk - West Bromwich Albion make an initial approach for Cardiff City's Scotland international goalkeeper David Marshall. More... (Wales)
31 Jul
2015
19:17

Sanctions lifted on two Iran oil firms

news.bbc.co.uk - The European Union has removed two Iranian oil companies from its sanctions list in the first such action since Iran's nuclear deal. More... (Europe)
31 Jul
2015
19:14

Tiger Woods shoots 66 to stay in contention at Quicken Loans National

www.guardian.co.uk - Former world No 1 birdies six of his final 13 holes and is one shot behind David Lingmerth after two rounds at the PGA event in Gainseville, Virginia Tiger Woods is in contention for his first victory in nearly two years after a 5-under 66 in the second round of the Quicken Loans National. Related: Tiger Woods, like Robert De Niro, has earned the right to be terrible Continue reading... More... (Golf)
31 Jul
2015
19:13

Laugher lands springboard bronze

news.bbc.co.uk - Jack Laugher becomes only the second GB diver to claim an individual world medal after claiming the 3m springboard bronze. More... (UK)
31 Jul
2015
19:10

Portuguese man-of-war washed up

news.bbc.co.uk - People are being warned to take care after a Portuguese man-of-war is washed up on a beach in Cornwall. More... (UK)
31 Jul
2015
19:10

Michael Clarke: Australia have been playing with 10 men in Ashes

www.guardian.co.uk - Captain bemoans his poor form as tourists lose by eight wickets Clarke is told to take a break by Shane WarneAfter becoming the first Australia captain to oversee 12 Test defeats away from home, Michael Clarke conceded his personal drought with the bat from No4 meant his side were playing this Ashes series with 10 men and suffering because of it.Clarke experienced his 10th Test loss in England as a player at Edgbaston on Friday - the first Australia cricketer to do so since Jack Blackham in 1893 - and has scored only 94 runs during the series at an average of 18.8, with his career mean dipping below 50 for the first time since November 2012. Continue reading... More... (Cricket)
31 Jul
2015
19:04

Ian Bell seizes the moment at No3 for England to win Ashes Test | Andy Bull

www.guardian.co.uk - Bell was calm and confident as he saw off threat of Mitchell Johnson to end Australia’s slim hopes of victoryThe first perfect morning of the match. Clear sky, bright sunlight, and a river of happy fans running from Birmingham city centre all the way along Sherlock Street and on down the Pershore Road to Edgbaston. Australia 23 ahead and seven wickets down. The crowd knew there was little chance they’d see a full day’s play for their money, but any frustration they felt was tempered by the knowledge that however long it did last, every minute of it would be spent cheering England on to an easy victory, one that had seemed wildly unlikely after their defeat at Lord’s. Knowledgeable lot as they are at Edgbaston, they should have known better. There’s no match situation so straightforward that England can’t find a way to complicate it somehow.Soon after the start of play, the first clouds appeared and in the minds of many watching too. A flurry of runs, a few missed chances. An uneasy 45 minutes while the lead grew, up past 50, on towards 100. And even after Peter Nevill went, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon stayed on long enough to take Australia to 265, a lead of 120. Just enough to make experienced England watchers worry. Then, after lunch, a startling delivery from Starc. Pitched on a length on middle-and-leg, it swung back past the outside edge of Alastair Cook’s bat and hit the outside of his off-stump. Bails flying. Hearts fluttering. Quiet falling. England 11 for one, 110 runs away, and Mitchell Johnson still to bowl. Continue reading... More... (Cricket)
31 Jul
2015
19:04

Ian Bell seizes the moment at No3 for England to win third Ashes Test | Andy Bull

www.guardian.co.uk - The Warwickshire batsman was calm and confident as he saw off the threat of Mitchell Johnson to end Australia’s slim hopes of victoryThe first perfect morning of the match. Clear sky, bright sunlight, and a river of happy fans running from Birmingham city centre all the way along Sherlock Street and on down the Pershore Road to Edgbaston. Australia 23 ahead and seven wickets down. The crowd knew there was little chance they’d see a full day’s play for their money, but any frustration they felt was tempered by the knowledge that however long it did last, every minute of it would be spent cheering England on to an easy victory, one that had seemed wildly unlikely after their defeat at Lord’s. Knowledgeable lot as they are at Edgbaston, they should have known better. There’s no match situation so straightforward that England can’t find a way to complicate it somehow.Soon after the start of play, the first clouds appeared and in the minds of many watching too. A flurry of runs, a few missed chances. An uneasy 45 minutes while the lead grew, up past 50, on towards 100. And even after Peter Nevill went, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon stayed on long enough to take Australia to 265, a lead of 120. Just enough to make experienced England watchers worry. Then, after lunch, a startling delivery from Starc. Pitched on a length on middle-and-leg, it swung back past the outside edge of Alastair Cook’s bat and hit the outside of his off-stump. Bails flying. Hearts fluttering. Quiet falling. England 11 for one, 110 runs away, and Mitchell Johnson still to bowl. Continue reading... More... (Cricket)
31 Jul
2015
19:00

Four die in auction site plane crash

news.bbc.co.uk - A pilot and three passengers die when their private plane crashes into a car auction site at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire. More... (UK)
31 Jul
2015
18:54

England’s Alastair Cook hails Ian Bell after triumphant Edgbaston Test

www.guardian.co.uk - Captain praises No3 as hosts take control of Ashes series Australia’s Michael Clarke remains confident of comebackAlastair Cook praised the character of his players and the nerve-settling batting of Ian Bell on his home ground in an eight-wicket victory in the third Test at Edgbaston that saw England take a 2-1 series lead over Australia and now gives them two opportunities to regain the Ashes.Bell’s unbeaten 65 from 90 balls on his return to the No3 position, allied with 38 not out from the vice-captain, Joe Root, chased down 121 during an boisterous afternoon session in Birmingham after the last three Australian wickets were claimed in the morning session as Steven Finn finished with six for 79. Continue reading... More... (Cricket)
31 Jul
2015
18:53

VIDEO: Ports see rise in illegal immigrants

news.bbc.co.uk - The BBC has learned that the number of illegal immigrants caught trying to get from Northern Ireland's ports to other parts of the UK has risen significantly. More... (Northern Ireland)
31 Jul
2015
18:49

Muthmir improves Paul Hanagan’s tally with Glorious Goodwood success

www.guardian.co.uk - Jockey’s recent strike-rate at Goodwood had been just 3% William Haggas will aim winner at York’s NunthorpePaul Hanagan had ridden just four winners from 118 rides at Goodwood in the last five years before the start of racing on Friday, but the fifth suggested that his low strike-rate here is more of a quirk than a pattern. Hanagan timed his challenge perfectly as Muthmir got up against the far rail to beat Take Cover by a head in the Group Two King George Stakes, and can now look forward to riding the same horse as one of the favourites for the Nunthorpe, a Group One, at York in August.Muthmir had enough speed and class to finish third in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot, and had the strong pace he needs to chase to produce his best form as Justineo scorched down the middle of the track. The entire field slowly drifted across the course behind the clear leader and Hanagan then switched towards the far rail to deliver his challenge, grabbing the lead well inside the final furlong. Take Cover went after him, but Muthmir’s quality was always holding him at bay. Continue reading... More... (Horse racing)
31 Jul
2015
18:46

Ashes 2015: Cook remains confident of victory despite requiring a first Test win without Jimmy Anderson

www.telegraph.co.uk - England's captain hopes that his team can end their win-loss-win hokey-cokey over the past seven Tests, and confirms that Mark Wood will be fit More... (Cricket)
31 Jul
2015
18:46

Ashes 2015: Alastair Cook remains confident despite requiring a first Test win without James Anderson

www.telegraph.co.uk - England captain hopes that his team can end their win-loss-win hokey-cokey over the past seven Tests, and confirms that Mark Wood will be fit More... (Cricket)
31 Jul
2015
18:43

How a flood of money just made cricket poorer | Kamila Shamsie

www.guardian.co.uk - The joy of this summer’s Ashes only serves to highlight the rotten state of the game’s governanceWhen the Ashes are in progress in England and Wales, it becomes possible, for a while, to imagine that cricket is a game of continuity rather than change, with traditions, uniforms and rivalries dating back well over 100 years. If you grew up with cricket in the subcontinent, though, chances are you always saw the game as part of a story about the exuberant casting off of the shackles of empire. But the new documentary Death of a Gentleman suggests that this tale is no less outmoded than the one about continuity.Cricket arrived on the subcontinent with colonialism. “East will always be east and west, west, but the crease is not a very broad line of demarcation - so narrow, indeed, that it ought to bring about friendly relations,” wrote Lord Harris, whose name is synonymous with the introduction of cricket to the subcontinent. Continue reading... More... (Cricket)
31 Jul
2015
18:42

Men charged over roadside shooting

news.bbc.co.uk - Two men are charged with attempted murder and possessing a firearm following a shooting in Mountain Ash. More... (UK)
31 Jul
2015
18:40

Suzann Pettersen battles elements to lead Women’s British Open at halfway

www.guardian.co.uk - Norwegian was the only player to break 70 in second round Ryu So-yon, the leader after day one, is two shots behind after shooting a 72 Almost three decades have passed since the second day of the 1986 Open Championship at Turnberry. But for those who saw the seven-under par 63 shot by Greg Norman in the foulest and toughest conditions imaginable - driving wind and rain on a course all but submerged in long grass - it remains one of the greatest rounds ever played in the long history of golf’s oldest event. Although many times equaled (25 to be exact) no one has ever shot lower than 63 in any of the four (male) major championships. Continue reading... More... (Golf)
31 Jul
2015
18:30

Plane crashes into car auction site

news.bbc.co.uk - A private plane crashes into a car auction site at Blackbushe Airport. More... (UK)
31 Jul
2015
18:29

Death of man on beach 'unexplained'

news.bbc.co.uk - Detectives are trying to identify a dead man found on a beach in Ayr on Friday morning. More... (Scotland)
31 Jul
2015
18:18

Hollande denies deal with Russia

news.bbc.co.uk - President Francois Hollande denies claims France has agreed to pay compensation to Russia for cancelling the sale of two warships. More... (Europe)
31 Jul
2015
18:15

Striker Lambert joins West Brom

news.bbc.co.uk - Striker Rickie Lambert joins West Bromwich Albion from Liverpool for an undisclosed fee on a two-year deal. More... (UK)
31 Jul
2015
18:07

Finn: I doubted I'd play Tests again

news.bbc.co.uk - England pace bowler Steven Finn says he doubted if he would ever play Test cricket again during his two-year absence. More... (England)
31 Jul
2015
18:07

No better feeling than this - Finn

news.bbc.co.uk - England bowler Steven Finn says "there's no better feeling" after his eight wickets help beat Australia in the third Test. More... (UK)
31 Jul
2015
17:58

Manchester City confirm loaning of Stevan Jovetic to Internazionale

www.guardian.co.uk - Montenegro striker to spend 18 months at San Siro City say there is a view to a permanent transferThe striker Stevan Jovetic has completed his loan move to Internazionale from Manchester City.The Premier League club have confirmed the 25-year-old has joined Inter on a year-and-a-half loan deal, with a view to a permanent transfer. Jovetic joined City from Fiorentina in the summer of 2013, but has not been a regular in Manuel Pellegrini’s side. Continue reading... More... (Football)
31 Jul
2015
17:58

Manchester City confirm loan of Stevan Jovetic to Internazionale

www.guardian.co.uk - Montenegro striker to spend 18 months at San Siro City say there is a view to a permanent transferThe striker Stevan Jovetic has completed his loan move to Internazionale from Manchester City.The Premier League club have confirmed the 25-year-old has joined Inter on a year-and-a-half loan deal, with a view to a permanent transfer. Jovetic joined City from Fiorentina in the summer of 2013 but has not been a regular in Manuel Pellegrini’s side. Continue reading... More... (Football)
31 Jul
2015
17:57

Ashes 2015: England v Australia day by day winners and losers

www.telegraph.co.uk - After three Tests and 11 days' play, the hosts lead the series 2-1 by being the far better side on more days than the tourists More... (Cricket)
31 Jul
2015
17:57

Ashes 2015: England v Australia day-by-day winners and losers

www.telegraph.co.uk - After three Tests and 11 days' play, the hosts lead the series 2-1 by being the far better side on more days than the tourists More... (Cricket)
31 Jul
2015
17:54

Mali 'religious sign' draws crowds

news.bbc.co.uk - Thousands of people in Mali's capital are flocking to see what it believed to be a religious sign that suddenly appeared on a wall of a toilet. More... (Africa)
31 Jul
2015
17:52

Man's death in club 'not suspicious'

news.bbc.co.uk - Police say they are not treating the sudden death of a 59-year-old man in Belfast city centre as suspicious. More... (Northern Ireland)
31 Jul
2015
17:49

Ian Bell and Edgbaston crowd ensure no nerves in England run chase | Vic Marks

www.guardian.co.uk - England go 2-1 up in the Ashes, although there was some resistance from Mitchell Starc before local favourite Bell guided his side to victoryNo one expected the Australians to lie down and accept their fate. This was confirmed upon poking a nose into the hotel corridor in pursuit of some breakfast. There the stentorian tones of an esteemed Antipodean colleague rang out, not with a breezy “Good morning”, but with a “Do you think Anderson will be fit to bat?”There were 25,000 inside Edgbaston 10 minutes before play began. This has been a Test match where it has been advisable to turn up on time. On the first morning David Warner was sent on his way by the 14th ball of the game; on the second, Mitchell Johnson terrorised England’s ginger middle order in his first over and on the third it was possible the game might be over within 10 minutes. Continue reading... More... (Cricket)
31 Jul
2015
17:49

Ian Bell and Edgbaston crowd steady England in run chase | Vic Marks

www.guardian.co.uk - England go 2-1 up in the Ashes and the home fans and local hero guided them to victory after some stern lower-order resistance from AustraliaNo one expected the Australians to lie down and accept their fate. This was confirmed on poking a nose into the hotel corridor in pursuit of some breakfast. There the stentorian tones of an esteemed antipodean colleague rang out, not with a breezy “Good morning” but with a “Do you think Anderson will be fit to bat?”There were 25,000 inside Edgbaston 10 minutes before play began. This has been a Test match where it has been advisable to turn up on time. On the first morning David Warner was sent on his way by the 14th ball of the game; on the second Mitchell Johnson terrorised England’s ginger middle order in his first over and on the third it was possible the game might be over within 10 minutes. Continue reading... More... (Cricket)
31 Jul
2015
17:48

Plane 'nosedives' into car auction

news.bbc.co.uk - A private plane crashes into a car auction at Blackbushe Airport. More... (UK)
31 Jul
2015
17:45

Celtic set for Premiership defence

news.bbc.co.uk - Celtic are 1-50 odds-on favourites to win their fifth successive title as the Scottish Premiership gets under way on Saturday. More... (UK)