Toronto Wolfpack’s Laulu Togaga is brought to a halt by a collection of Siddal players during the Challenge Cup match that was won 14-6 by Wolfpack. The extravagant promises of silverware and sellout fixtures on both sides of the Atlantic leading up to Toronto Wolfpack’s UK debutRead more »
The White House has excluded several news outlets from a media briefing, leading to accusations Donald Trump is retaliating for unwelcome reporting. Among organisations denied access were the BBC, CNN, the Daily Mail, The Guardian and BuzzFeed. CNN attacked the block, saying: "This is an unacceptable development by the Trump White House.
The pair played husband and wife Karen and Harry in the 2003 romantic comedy. Rickman, also famous for roles including villain Hans Gruber in Die Hard and Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films, died of cancer aged 69 in January 2016. Speaking at the premiere of her latest film, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Thompson said it was "too soon" after his death for her to appear in the charity revival by director Richard Curtis.
A woman has been charged with owning a dangerously out of control dog following the death of a three-year-old boy in August 2016. Jade Dunne, 29, of Parker Way, Halstead, has been released on bail to appear at Colchester Magistrates' Court on 27 March. Dexter Neal died after he was bitten at Dunne's home in Halstead, Essex, on 18 August last year.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe celebrated his 93rd birthday with a lavish party on Saturday, addressing his own mortality in a speech, but showing no signs of stepping down.
Ronald Koeman believes European qualification would help attract players to Everton. Ronald Koeman hopes Manchester United beat his former club Southampton in Sunday’s EFL Cup final to enhance Everton’s prospects of qualifying for Europe. Southampton are bidding for their first major trophy in 41 years at Wembley but, despite enjoying two successful seasons at St Mary’s Stadium, Koeman will not allow sentimentality to shape his view of the League Cup final.
Kylie Jenner has admitted to getting lip fillers after a long time of denying any enhancement. Now fans are calling her out for hiding or outright denying having any other procedures done to her body - most notably her increased chest size. Did she spend money to change the way she looks? Most believe so, but Kylie is staying mum on the matter. Did she or didn't she? And, if she did, why won't she admit it? Heather and Corinne discuss.
Nigel Farage has piled pressure on his successor over UKIP's defeat in Stoke-on-Trent Central, claiming he should have done better in the crunch by-election. The former UKIP leader said his party's messaging was too "mainstream" and its campaign machine lacked professionalism. Speaking to Sky News from the Conservative Political Action Conference in the US, Mr Farage said: "The message could have been clearer on issues like immigration.
Claudio Ranieri pictured after the 2-1 first-leg defeat to Sevilla in the Champions League, his last game as Leicester City manager. Like all the best fairytales Leicester City’s title story came to an end on Thursday night with a bracing little touch of cruelty. Not to mention those oddly foggy memories of Riyad Mahrez sending Joe Hart and Martín Demichelis halfway to the Manchester velodrome with an insolent little swivel en route to a goal and a victory that gave the title pursuit an air of unstoppable ascent.
Iraqi forces are advancing again, pushing further into western Mosul. With Islamic State positions under fire the infantry soon rolls into action. Like many of Iraq's fighting forces taking part in this campaign, they are on a personal mission of revenge and redemption.
Tributes have been paid to a an "irrepressibly optimistic and kind" university worker who died after being struck by debris during Storm Doris. Tahnie Martin was walking past a Starbucks cafe in Dudley Street, in Wolverhampton city centre, when she was hit by a large piece of wooden roofing just before midday on Thursday. The 29-year-old, who worked at the University of Wolverhampton, died at the scene after suffering "very serious" head injuries.
By linking the details of that vein pattern to a bank card, you can then close the circle. Instead of using a contactless card to pay for a round of drinks, you instead use your finger. This is very clever technology, being used in a very small test, but so far it is working.
Tens of thousands of children in a quarter of London schools are being exposed to illegal levels of air pollution that can cause lifelong health problems, a study has found. The research shows that 802 of the capital's 3,261 nurseries, primaries, secondary schools and colleges in 2013 were within 150 metres of nitrogen dioxide levels that breach EU legal limits. London is not alone in facing an air pollution crisis - Birmingham, Derby, Leeds, Nottingham and Southampton are also badly affected, experts say.
La La Land actor Ryan Gosling says he had two choices when making the Oscar nominated movie - learn to play piano or "shatter the dreams" of director Damien Chazelle. "Luckily for Ryan and Emma they were not supposed to be Fred and Ginger.
Labour's deputy leader Tom Watson has told supporters the party "has to change" but stressed "this is not the time for a leadership election". Mr Watson was speaking at the Scottish Labour Party conference in Perth as leader Jeremy Corbyn faced calls to step down after the humiliating defeat in the Copeland by-election. The area had previously been held by Labour since 1935.
Kuala Lumpur airport is to be swept for chemicals, nearly two weeks after the murder of Kim Jong-Nam with a toxic nerve agent. Following test results which showed the 45-year old was killed by the banned substance VX, officials have said they will be conducting a "forensic sweep" of one of the terminals. The checks, which will take place at 1am on Sunday local time, will be carried out by police forensic teams as well as their hazardous materials unit, the fire service and the Atomic Energy Licensing Board.
By Jennifer Ablan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc is sitting on more than $1.6 billion of gains in its investment in Apple Inc. after shares of the iPhone maker surged. Berkshire revealed that its massive stake in Apple stock, as of Dec. 31, had risen to 61.2 million shares for a total of $6.75 billion, an average of about $110.17 apiece, according to the annual report Saturday from Berkshire. As of Friday's closing price of $136.66, Berkshire's holding of Apple was valued at more than $8.3 billion.
By Devika Krishna Kumar NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices fell about 1 percent on Friday as worries about rising U.S. supplies outweighed OPEC pledges to boost compliance with output curbs. U.S. drillers added oil rigs for a sixth consecutive week, extending a nine-month recovery, energy services firm Baker Hughes Inc said. Brent crude oil settled down 59 cents, or 1.04 percent, at $55.99 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate ended the session 46 cents lower at $53.99 a barrel.
Huey Morgan says Fun Lovin’ Criminals have got their band down to a “perfect science”. Speaking to the Evening Standard he said: “If you haven’t seen us live before you’re going to see one of the best live bands you’ve seen. Morgan formed the band in 1993 with Brian Leiser and Steve Borgovini – who was later replaced by Frank Benbini in 2003.
• An article (The average pay of university vice-chancellors now exceeds £275,000, 23 February, page 13) about a report by the University and College Union said incorrectly that Debra Humphris at the University of Brighton “saw her package increase by 31%” and that Malcolm Press at Manchester Metropolitan University “enjoyed [a pay rise] of more than 20%”. While the total amount that Brighton spent on vice-chancellors’ (VCs’) pay rose by 31% from 2014/15 to 2015/16, this was due to a change of VCs during the year, with Humphris only taking up the post on 1 December 2015.
WOLFSBURG, Germany (Reuters) - Volkswagen's supervisory board did not discuss VW brand manager Herbert Diess or Audi Chief Executive Rupert Stadler at its meeting on Friday, the German carmaker's CEO said on Friday. "That was no subject at all today. Both colleagues are doing excellent work," Matthias Mueller told journalists after the German carmaker published annual financial results. ...
The remains of a British holidaymaker who went missing in Crete more than a decade ago have been found in a well on the island. Steven Cook, from Sandbach in Cheshire, had been on a night out with friends in Malia during his first trip abroad when he disappeared in 2005. Cheshire Police were told about the remains earlier this month and say forensic tests carried out at a local hospital have confirmed they belong to Mr Cook.
Sweden's government has dropped plans for a bank tax after a consultation process drew largely negative feedback and will instead propose that banks pay more into the industry's resolution fund, the finance ministry said on Friday. The centre-left minority government has long sought to impose a financial services tax, saying the sector - which is exempt from value-added tax - should pay more to the state.
A tidal wave of store closures is about to hit the US, experts say, and the result could be catastrophic for hundreds of lower-tier shopping malls. JCPenney announced Friday that it would close up to 140 stores in the next couple of months. Other mall-based stores including American Apparel, The Limited, Bebe, BCBG, and Payless have also recently announced that they are shutting down all or most of their stores.
Kendall Jenner is gorgeous - duh. In fact, and no shade here, but she just may be my favorite of the Kardashian clan. There’s just something about her, right? Well, maybe it’s because she takes after her mother, Kris Jenner. You’re gonna have to do a double take with you see Ken’s latest photos. Cause this girl looks JUST LIKE HER MOTHER! Hair and all. Kendall rocked the runway for Milan fashion week in several shows - but one of the more prestigious events was the Moschino show last night. Kendall was flawless opening the show as she confidently walked down the runway in a khaki suit and matching hat. But when the 21-year-old model removed the hat for her second look of the event, we had to take a second look of our own. Kendall is the spitting image of her mother, Kris Jenner. She had her mom’s stare down pat. All she really needed was her mom’s signature shades and they’d be twins. Which look do you prefer? Kendall as herself, or Kendall as Kris? Let us know in the comments below.