Manchester United should avoid signing Jack Grealish according to club legend Jaap Stam. "Jack Grealish I see more as a winger coming in. For United they need to look more at direct wingers with pace going forward, instead of a player like Grealish. Manchester United have been urged to snub Jack Grealish. Jaap Stam believes James Maddison would be a better signing.
February 20, 2020 06:00 UTC
Celtic have a number of injury concerns when they take on FC Copenhagen in the first leg of their Europa League Round of 32 tie. Manager Neil Lennon has left three key players at home due to recent fitness issues, while playmaker Michael Johnston is already on the sidelines. Leigh Griffiths started the 2-1 win over Aberdeen at the weekend but sustained an injury in training which has ruled him out of the trip to Denmark. The 19-year-old defender could replace Nir Bitton in the rearguard while Christopher Jullian is a certain pick in central defence. JUST IN: Celtic fans troll Rangers after Aberdeen win, claiming they're already league Champions
February 20, 2020 05:37 UTC
Slade, left, and Tuilagi are retained in England’s 27-man squad to face IrelandManu Tuilagi and Henry Slade could feature for England against Ireland after both were retained in a 27-man training squad in preparation for Sunday’s Six Nations clash at Twickenham. Tuilagi, the Leicester Tigers centre, missed England’s 13-6 victory over Scotland after suffering a minor groin injury against France in the opening game of the championship. Slade has not played since fracturing his right ankle while playing for Exeter Chiefs just before Christmas. “Manu trained fully so should be in contention for selection. “Slade also trained so we have just got to
February 20, 2020 00:00 UTC
Police are investigating some families who have returned to the UK from SyriaIn January last year a British-Muslim family — Sofia, Ahmed and their two young children — were among returning winter sunseekers on an aircraft at Manchester airport. However, the warmer climes of the Middle East were not what had lured Sophia and Ahmed (not their real names) away from Britain. On arrival at the airport, the parents were arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000. Ahmed and Sofia gave “no-comment” answers to the police throughout their interrogation. Like some other British Muslims in 2014, Ahmed and Sophia had left the UK to travel to Syria, which was in the grip of an Isis insurgency.
February 20, 2020 00:00 UTC
He shouted his “Bomb Squad” catchphrase and spoke of “bad intentions” but Telli Swift, his partner, cut to the truth. “Deontay Wilder and the Bronze Bomber [his moniker] are different people,” she said. Wilder, 34, has already appeared in Magnum PI and Billions. In the other corner Andy Lee, Tyson Fury’s cousin and team member, once appeared in a Chekhov play in Dublin. Yet away from the fake felines and Eiffel Towers the true story of the WBC champion is fascinating and perplexing.
As 470 tonnes of water a second passed under the world’s oldest cast-iron bridge, residents of the historic Shropshire town bearing its name watched anxiously as the River Severn came within inches of overcoming the flood barriers. In the morning there was relief as Ironbridge town centre returned to normal and tourists posed for selfies on the bridge, built by Abraham Derby III in 1781, and in front of the vintage shops. However, a short walk over the bridge, there was anger from residents who had little more than sandbags to defend their grade II listed cottages. Around 50 homes were flooded in the Iron Valley Gorge after the Severn peaked at nearly 7 metres (23ft) on Tuesday night and a few homes in Ironbridge
The National Theatre’s adaptation of My Brilliant Friend lasts five hours and ten minutes — and is not unusualThe brilliance of writers at the National Theatre is causing a problem, its director said. How do you tell an artist to lose a few lines so that audiences can get home before midnight? Rufus Norris has acknowledged the difficulties in pruning plays written by “writers at the very top of their game”. He admitted: “To a degree we put on what they write.” Of the five plays offered recently by the theatre, only one is less than two hours long. The version of Chekhov’s Three Sisters lasted for three hours and ten minutes, and a two-part adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friendwent on for five hours and ten minutes.
Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updatesLionel Messi: Weird things happening Lionel Messi admits he sees "weird things happening" at Barcelona after the club president was forced to deny accusations of unethical social media practices. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updatesREAD MORE Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti plotting raid for Man Utd outcast Chris Smalling transfer Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti is plotting a summer transfer bid for Manchester United outcast Chris Smalling. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updatesNeymar contract Neymar has NOT entered discussions over a new contract. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updatesArsenal want defender Arsenal are reportedly keen to sign Bayer Leverkusen centre-back Jonathan Tah, who has a £33million (€40m) release clause. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updatesREAD MORE Man Utd ‘will sign a striker’ and Moussa Dembele dreams of transfer Moussa Dembele decision Manchester United transfer target Moussa Dembele wants to leave Lyon for Old Trafford, it has been claimed.
February 19, 2020 17:27 UTC
Andy Haldane, chief economist of the Bank of England, said that he supported the goal of improving co-ordination between Whitehall departmentsThe Bank of England’s chief economist has backed Dominic Cummings’ controversial plans to reorganise Whitehall and centralise policymaking around 10 Downing Street. Speaking to The Times in his role as chairman of the Industrial Strategy Council, Andy Haldane said that “a strong centre” would help to improve co-ordination between departments and would strengthen policy, as he threw his weight behind several of the government’s initiatives. Efforts to address Britain’s productivity problems through investment in infrastructure, skills, innovation and regional development “are even more front and centre in the new government than they were under its predecessors”, Mr Haldane, 52, said. “That’s really good.”The reorganisation of Whitehall also could play a role, he said. Asked about last week’s No 10 power grab over the Treasury,
Usually a crisis not only grabs our attention but also serves as a call to action. Under normal circumstances, a national crisis or a health crisis would be of grave concern both to those who are affected and to those watching from the sidelines. Yet we have become so accustomed to the housing crisis that it no longer inspires action. It has simply become a fact of life — death, taxes and the housing crisis. We hear the phrase so often that it’s practically synonymous now with the housing market.
Average house prices rose by 2.2 per cent to £252,000 in the year to DecemberHouse prices rose at the fastest annual pace in more than a year in December, adding to signs of a revival in the property market. Every region in the country registered growth for the first time since February 2018, the Office for National Statistics said. Average house prices across the UK rose by 2.2 per cent to £252,000 in the year to December, up from 1.7 per cent in November. The figures, based on Land Registry sold prices, reflect a rise in activity before the election on December 12. According to Rightmove, property prices rose by 0.8 per cent, or £2,589, last month.
Facebook Twitter Pinterest The plaster ceiling being stripped back to reveal the original. “What we saw was a wonderfully carved wooden ceiling with eight-pointed stars and overlapping scales on the rafters,” he told the Guardian. Another carved wooden ceiling, albeit rather simpler, remains buried in plaster over the nave. “This is the only complete, surviving example of a latticework wooden ceiling over both the altar and the nave in Madrid.”The artistry, he added, is testament to Canillejas’ geographical importance. Facebook Twitter Pinterest This is the only complete, surviving example of a latticework wooden ceiling over both the altar and the nave in Madrid.
February 19, 2020 16:25 UTC
Former Scotland international Alan Hutton has announced his retirement from football at the age of 35. Villa tweeted: “Wishing Alan Hutton all the best in his retirement. Congratulations on a fantastic career, Hutts!”And the Scotland national team account tweeted: “Wishing all the best to Alan Hutton, who has today announced his retirement from football. “Alan won 50 caps for Scotland, earning a place on the Roll of Honour. Enjoy retirement, Alan.”
February 19, 2020 15:56 UTC
Two masked and hooded men are reported to have attacked the rapper, regarded as one of the most promising talents in the USNew York rapper Pop Smoke has been shot and killed in an apparent home invasion, according to multiple sources speaking to NBC and TMZ. On Tuesday, Jackson had posed for Instagram photos holding stacks of money in a luxury SUV outside a house in Los Angeles. Rest In Peace, Pop.”He is the latest in a spate of US rappers to be violently killed. XXXTentacion was killed aged 20 in June 2018 after he was robbed at a Florida motorcycle dealership; Nipsey Hussle, 33, was shot and killed in Los Angeles in March 2019. Other young and highly successful rappers, including Mac Miller, Lil Peep and Juice WRLD, have recently died from drug overdoses.
February 19, 2020 15:51 UTC
Facebook Twitter Pinterest Grimes: Oblivion – videoOne of Grimes’s earliest media sticking points was her description of her work as “post-internet”. While Boucher disregarded any distinction between mainstream and alternative, indie music media saw Grimes’s pop-star potential as the genre’s ultimate validation. That wouldn’t change: the stubbornly fantastic Art Angels made Grimes a bigger star, increasing the currency of her image. In the absence of new music, Boucher’s new persona – flaky, defensive, a victim – ballooned into the space. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Power pairing … Elon Musk and Grimes attend New York’s Met Ball in 2018.
February 19, 2020 14:37 UTC