‘Art helped lift me out of homelessness’

“Suddenly I found myself surrounded by people who didn’t have much of anything,” he said. “It was a real slap, like a baby being born, but some people need that.” Image copyright Steven Roberts Image caption Pieces of Mr Robert’s art will be shown at YMCA Port Talbot Without the help of the Caer Las advocacy charity, Mr Roberts said it may not have been able to happen. His advice to people who find themselves in a similar situation? He said it is to “find something that gives you purpose and meaning”. For him, this was art and “making something and turning the pain into something that can be regarded as positive”. Mr Roberts was invited back to exhibit his …

Who owned the plane Sala died in?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A minute’s silence was held for Sala before Cardiff’s match against Southampton Two days later, after a quick trip to his previous club Nantes to say farewell to friends, the 28-year-old Argentine boarded the Piper Malibu N264DB. Image caption It was reported that David Henderson was asked to fly the plane One person who is known to have a connection to the aircraft is David Henderson. Mr Henderson, 60, from York, is an experienced charter pilot who was filmed by the BBC with the plane at Retford Gamston Airport in 2015 for a feature about ferry flying – the perilous but lucrative activity of transporting small planes across continents to new owners. In the …

Sala plane wreckage found in Channel

He added: “Tonight our sole thoughts are with the families and friends of Emiliano and David.” Skip Twitter post by @davidlmearns Wreckage of the plane carrying Emiliano Sala and piloted by David Ibbotson was located early this morning by the FPV MORVEN. As agreed with the AAIB they moved the GEO OCEAN III over the position we provided them to visually identify the plane by ROV. #EmilianoSala — David Mearns (@davidlmearns) February 3, 2019 There were emotional tributes to the footballer as Cardiff played their first home game since the disappearance earlier on Saturday. An online appeal had raised £324,000 for the private search, which began on Sunday. Working jointly with the AAIB, Mr Mearns’ ship and another search vessel, …

Travellers hit by more snow and ice delays

Hundreds of schools across Wales and southern parts of England were closed for the day due to the conditions. At Bristol Airport most of the day’s flights were cancelled. The airport advised passengers to check flight information with their airline but said they expected a normal service on Saturday. Highways England said there was only one lane open from junction 6 to juncton 7 on the M3 westbound near Basingstoke, due to three stranded HGVs. It said surrounding roads were also “treacherous”. Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital made an appeal for nursing staff within walking distance to help, as it faced staffing issues due to the gridlock. Drivers in Surrey also face delays, with the A31 and A3 among the …

Karren Brady: ‘The first lady of football’

She encouraged Mr Sullivan to buy Birmingham City Football Club from administrators, which he did in 1993, along with brothers David and Ralph Gold. At the age of 23 she was made managing director of the club. In an interview with the Financial Times, Lady Brady recalls taking over as managing director at Birmingham. “David [Sullivan] did warn me that I would have to be twice as good as the men to be thought of as even half as good. I said ‘well luckily that’s not difficult’.” Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Baroness Brady, Lord Sugar and Nick Hewer with a Bafta award for their work on The Apprentice Despite decades of work in the football industry, Lady Brady …

Sala pilot’s licence to be looked into

Who owned the plane Sala died in? Family’s tribute after Sala plane death Deadline for Sala payment extended Image copyright Jamie Brownfield Image caption The Piper Malibu N264DB aircraft was taking Sala from Nantes to Cardiff As flying is an expensive pastime, cost sharing allows pilots to notch up their flying hours while sharing the cost of fuel, landing fees and other expenses with passengers. The AAIB report said the basis on which Sala was being carried on N264DB “has not yet been established but, previously, the pilot had carried passengers on the basis of ‘cost sharing’”. Cost sharing on private flights is allowed in the UK and the report said Mr Ibbotson, of Crowle, North Lincolnshire, had operated these …

The UK football club staying in the EU

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption Derry City’s home ground lies four miles from the Irish border The city of Derry has a hinterland that straddles the Irish border. Image copyright INM/Getty Images Image caption Derry City returned from 13 years of footballing exile in 1985 and have played in the League of Ireland ever since In 1972 – a year regarded as one of the worst of the Troubles in Northern Ireland – a supporters’ bus from visiting Ballymena United was burned on a visit to the Brandywell. The club was expelled from the Irish League in Northern Ireland and forced into the footballing wilderness. Its exile ended with acceptance into the Republic’s League of Ireland in 1985. Derry City …

Sala plane underwater search begins

Cushions believed to be from the plane were found on a beach near Surtainville, on France’s Cotentin Peninsula, on Monday. Argentine Sala, 28, and Mr Ibbotson, 59, from Crowle, North Lincolnshire, were travelling from Nantes, where Sala previously played, when the flight was lost. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDavid Mearns explains the next steps in the search Nantes pay tribute to missing Sala Sala’s family ‘struggling with few answers’ Speaking from Guernsey harbour, Mr Mearns said his team would work jointly with the AAIB’s vessel. They plan to search an area covering four square miles about 24 nautical miles north of Guernsey. The location has been based on the flight path before it lost radar contact, …

Breaking: Can dance make the Olympics more urban?

Inspired by percussive drum rhythms from rock funk to Latin beats, the dance style features energetic moves such as windmills and handspins. Image caption Rap trio Break Machine appeared on Top of the Pops in 1984 Across the UK, young people clad in brightly coloured tracksuits and skiwear began to perform gravity-defying moves on scraps of lino laid down on shopping centre and nightclub floors. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBreakdancing in the streets of 1980s Nottingham Nottingham became a hub for breaking after US dance troupe, the WFLA crew, performed at the city’s Old Market Square in 1983. Dance collectives formed that gathered in the city centre’s Rock City nightclub to do battle. The dance form …

Concern over Brexit effect on Irish rugby

“After everything we’ve been through in Northern Ireland, can you imagine the most successful Ireland captain ever – Rory Best – having to drive through a hard border to play at the Aviva Stadium?” the 31 year old said. “How is this good for my generation?” Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption Cave said the global perception of the Republic of Ireland had “radically altered” He said problems with issues such as healthcare and homelessness had been “ignored” since the collapse of the Northern Ireland Assembly in January 2017. “For over two years our elected officials have steadfastly refused to govern,” said Cave. That meant that societal issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion had not been addressed in Northern Ireland, …

Sala’s family ‘struggling with few answers’

“This is a family that has come from Argentina with this huge shock out of nowhere and is struggling with very, very few answers about an unexplained loss,” family spokesman David Mearns said. Image caption Romina Sala says her family believes both Emiliano and the pilot are alive Two boats hired using the money resumed looking on Saturday. Mr Mearns said Guernsey authorities were answering all the family’s questions about their investigations. Cardiff to honour Sala with daffodils Search for footballer and pilot called off Argentina president backs Sala search call Sala – timeline of Cardiff City signing “But as you know locally the search was terminated on Thursday and that was what triggered this private search,” he said. “Today, …

Man slashed in face during football brawl

Videos of the brawl have been watched more than a million times online. The FA said it was not investigating the violence because it happened outside the football ground. However, it is investigating “reports of a discriminatory song being sung by Millwall fans”, an FA spokeswoman told the BBC. Skip Twitter post by @mikemcevoy0 Millwall vs Everton outside Surrey Quays station pic.twitter.com/4BddyVdfK7 — Mike McEvoy (@mikemcevoy0) January 26, 2019 Report End of Twitter post by @metpoliceuk Det Insp Darren Young, of the South Central Command Unit, said: “The behaviour of those involved in this incident is nothing short of disgraceful and those involved can be certain we will be working to identify them. “We are aware of the video circulating …

Sala tributes paid at Arsenal v Cardiff

Players will also wear yellow daffodil armbands during the game. “It is a yellow flower, the flower of Wales and has significance to Nantes,” said Cardiff chief executive Ken Choo. Skip Twitter post by @the_cannon Tonight's programme 🌻 pic.twitter.com/jttb51QSMx — Sam (@the_cannon) January 29, 2019 The Press Association’s football correspondent Phil Blanche said the evening was poignant one for players, staff and fans of the Welsh club. He said: “Tonight would have been Sala’s debut – he would have had a week’s training and I would have expected he would have started the game. “It’s an emotional night for Cardiff City.” Tributes were also paid at the evening’s other Premier League matches – with minute silences taking place at the …

Briton held in UAE in football shirt row

The Foreign Office said it is providing assistance to a British man and is in touch with the UAE authorities. United Arab Emirates profile The UAE and four other countries in the region are currently engaged in a political and diplomatic stand-off with Qatar after they accused the state of supporting radical and Islamist groups. On its website, the Foreign Office warns travellers to the UAE of a June 2017 announcement “that showing sympathy for Qatar on social media or by any other means of communication is an offence. “Offenders could be imprisoned and subject to a substantial fine”. ‘Loved sport’ Mr Ahmad is said to have travelled to the UAE for a holiday. He was arrested after watching Qatar …

‘Both teams played well’ in 31-0 thrashing

He said: “They are four leagues above us and we did really well to get there in the first place. “The girls ended up a couple of goals down early on but they put a shift in. “I am pleased, not at the result, but with the effort the ladies put in.” Image copyright Nicky Hayes Image caption Zoe Rushen also netted eight times in the victory

Freeze continues as snow traps vehicles

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAmbulance rescued on snowy road in Basingstoke Freezing temperatures are continuing into the weekend after snow once again left many motorists stuck in their vehicles overnight. Highways England said police had worked until 02:00 GMT on Saturday to free vehicles from the M3 near Basingstoke. And Kent Police tweeted it had had an “incredibly busy night” with “numerous” collisions and stranded cars. The Met Office said temperatures could reach -16C (3F) in Scotland on Saturday night but that Sunday should be milder. Highways England South East operations manager Robert Bell said: “We have every sympathy for drivers who found themselves stranded in the severe weather. Report End of Twitter post by @KentHighways …