Meet football’s ‘most prolific mascot’

Image copyright Chris Priday Image caption Liam’s new role as professional mascot has seen him travel to clubs as disparate as Crawley Green in Luton (seen here) and Larkhall Athletic in Bath “He first had an opportunity to be the mascot at Fareham Town at the end of last season,” Liam’s dad Chris told the BBC, “and he absolutely loved it. Report End of Twitter post by @CPriday Image copyright Chris Priday Image caption Liam proved a good omen for Biggleswade Town in Bedfordshire as they beat Kettering Town 1-0 Chris said the reason for choosing to visit non-league clubs had gone well beyond the difference in price from the Premier League, which can charge upwards of £700 for a …

Storm Hannah eases after 82mph winds

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionStorm Hannah eases after battering western parts of the UK with winds of up to 80mph Storm Hannah is blowing itself out after hitting parts of the UK with winds of more than 80mph. A yellow wind warning for Wales and central and southern England was lifted at 15:00 BST. The Met Office has also lifted a yellow rain warning for Northern Ireland after County Antrim saw 27mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours. Thousands of homes across Ireland remain without power after storm Hannah brought down power lines. Rain is continuing to hit Northern Ireland, with a further 10mm (0.4 in) expected on top of 20mm (0.8in) already seen – …

TV under scrutiny after Kyle cancellation

“Our thoughts and sympathies are with Steve’s family and friends at this incredibly sad time.” ‘I was traumatised’: Jeremy Kyle guests relive their appearances The Jeremy Kyle Show axed by ITV Why Kyle’s show was scrapped Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEx-Jeremy Kyle guest Danny Fuller: “You’ve been used and abused and that’s it” Mr Dymond was found dead on 9 May, a week after filming the show, during which he took a lie detector test. Ofcom has told ITV to report back the initial findings from its investigation into Mr Dymond’s participation in programme by Monday. “While ITV has decided to cancel the programme, its investigation into what happened is continuing and we will review the …

Hinduja brothers top Rich List for third time

British citizens Sri, 83, and Gopi, 79, who are based in London, are two of the four brothers controlling the empire. Among the properties they own is the Old War Office in Whitehall, which they hope to reopen as a luxury hotel. The two brothers topped the newspaper list in 2014 and in 2017. The list, which estimates the 1,000 richest people in the UK, is based on identifiable wealth including land, property, other assets such as art, and shares in companies, the Sunday Times says. It does not include the amount contained in people’s bank accounts. Brothers David and Simon Reuben – who made their fortune in property, carpets and scrap metal – are in second place on the …

The Jeremy Kyle Show axed by ITV

ITV’s statement in full: “Given the gravity of recent events we have decided to end production of The Jeremy Kyle Show. Damian Collins MP, chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee, said the broadcaster had made the right decision. “However, that should not be the end of the matter,” he said. “There needs to be an independent review of the duty of care TV companies have to participants in reality TV shows.” Programmes like The Jeremy Kyle Show risked “putting people who might be vulnerable on to a public stage at a point in their lives when they are unable to foresee the consequences”, he said. ‘I was traumatised’: Jeremy Kyle guests relive their appearances The committee …

How do you decide on a baby name?

Sarah Redshaw, managing editor of parenting website BabyCentre, urged parents to spend some time alone testing the name they choose. “You don’t want to regret it a year down the line,” she said. “We sometimes see posts that they have named a baby, then a year down the line they don’t like it.” Image copyright Donna Slater Image caption Welsh mum Donna Slater used her country’s rugby team for inspiration “I was kind of surreptitiously on my phone looking at the Welsh rugby team. ‘What about Gareth?’ and he’d say ‘no, I don’t like that one’”. She eventually got to Toby – after player Toby Faletau – which they both liked. Donna did not tell her English husband how she’d …

Calls for Jeremy Kyle show to be axed

The broadcaster said everyone at the show was “shocked and saddened” and “thoughts are with the family and friends”. An inquest into Mr Dymond’s death is likely to be opened within the next few days, a spokeswoman for Portsmouth coroner’s office said, and they are awaiting the result of the post-mortem investigation. Commenting on the case, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said: “Broadcasters and production companies have a responsibility for the mental health and wellbeing of participants and viewers of their programmes. “We are clear they must have appropriate levels of support in place.” ‘I worked on The Jeremy Kyle Show’ The pre-recorded episode Mr Dymond took part in was based on the subject of infidelity and it …

Did heading a ball lead to player deaths?

Chalmers, who has died at the age of 83, was part of the Celtic team that defeated Inter Milan 2-1 in Lisbon to become the first British club to lift the famous European trophy. The Scotland forward spent 12 seasons at the Glasgow club, scoring 236 goals. Image copyright SNS Image caption Lisbon Lion Jim Craig worked as a dentist after a hugely successful playing career Craig also highlighted the risks faced by rugby players during his interview with former Scotland international Beattie. He said: “I picked up a programme in a souvenir shop recently and it was West of Scotland v Hawick and it actually listed the weights of the players. “All the backs were 10, 11 stone and …

Round-the-world cyclist has bike stolen in London

In 2015, after splitting from his long-term girlfriend, Josh was suffering badly with depression, and tried to take his own life. “I crashed my car at about 70mph on the motorway near my home in Scotland,” he says. “I was really lucky to survive. “After that I thought: ‘I’m going to do something about this.’ “I went to see Sir Chris Hoy speaking in Edinburgh and just felt inspired to go on a bike. “At that time, I wasn’t a cyclist. I was a couple of stone overweight, I was drinking alcohol four times a week – but cycling was my way of trying to get happy again.” Image copyright Josh Quigley Image caption Josh with his father, who died …

Missing woman ‘may have come to harm’

And they appealed for help from anyone who saw Ms Faulds or her car in the lead-up to her disappearance. Police said she normally drives a blue BMW 1 Series M Sport with the distinctive registration number F5 EMA. Her car has been removed by officers and is undergoing a full forensic examination. Related Topics Monkton Paisley Kilmarnock Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Police probe ‘leaked’ MSP messages

A Scottish Parliament spokesman said: “Parliamentary officials were asked to look into this matter. “Officials quickly established that there had been no breach of the parliament’s IT security and the issue was related to the Twitter platform. “Therefore, the parliament is unable to investigate further.” Related Topics Transgender SNP (Scottish National Party) Nicola Sturgeon Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

‘Karate helped me care, now I help others’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBethan Owen earned her black belt by the time she was 12 When young carer Bethan Owen took up karate it was merely as a means of “distraction” from looking after her mother who has epilepsy. By the age of 12 she had already earned a black belt and was coaching others. Now a sixth form student, she runs her own not-for-profit club helping fellow young carers gain confidence. “I don’t know what I would have done without karate – but now it’s just me being me, I love helping people,” she said. Little wonder then that she was presented with a St David Award by First Minister Mark Drakeford, last month, …

Extinction Rebellion: What happened?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Most members of Extinction Rebellion are volunteers, according to the group, who say it is mostly financed through crowdfunding The group describes itself as an “international movement” that uses “non-violent civil disobedience” to bring issues such as climate change to the fore. Organisers say they want to see “radical change” to “minimise the risk of human extinction and ecological collapse”. The movement started in the UK in 2018 after the release of a report on global warming by The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – part of the United Nations. Image copyright AFP Image caption The Met Police requested about 200 extra officers from neighbouring forces in Essex, Kent, Hampshire and Sussex The government …

UK to introduce porn age-checks in July

Likewise, any platform that hosts pornography but does not do so on a commercial basis – meaning it does not charge a fee or make money from adverts or other activity – will not be affected. Government in email privacy blunder Furthermore, it will remain legal to use virtual private networks (VPNs), which can make it seem like a UK-based computer is located elsewhere, to evade the age checks. The authorities have, however, acknowledged that age-verification is “not a silver bullet” solution, but rather a means to make it less likely that children stumble across unsuitable material online. “The introduction of mandatory age-verification is a world-first, and we’ve taken the time to balance privacy concerns with the need to protect …

Sala’s dad dies three months after son

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHoracio Sala said he wanted justice over his son’s death The father of Premier League footballer Emiliano Sala, who was killed in a plane crash earlier this year, has died three months after his son. Horacio Sala, 58, suffered a heart attack on Friday, his friend and president of his local club confirmed. Daniel Ribero, from San Martin de Progreso, told C5N TV channel that Mr Sala had passed away before doctors arrived at his home in Progreso. Emiliano Sala’s plane crashed en route to Cardiff after leaving from France. The story of Emiliano Sala Who owned the plane Sala died in? The story behind the Sala transfer flights The Argentine footballer …