With Fifa hit by two major corruption probes on Wednesday and suffering its greatest crisis in history, fans are understandably frustrated with the organisation. Here’s a practical guide on what you can do to express your anger at football’s governing body.
Generations of schoolchildren were taught never to speak to strangers. Now experts are warning that the classic "stranger danger" message is actually harmful to children and puts them at greater risk of being abducted or kidnapped.
The chief executive of spread-betting firm Plus500 has apologised to customers and admitted “major failings” in the wake of money-laundering checks which locked tens of thousands of UK customers out of their accounts.
The Queen’s Speech promised government action to build a “Northern Powerhouse” in order to help deliver “a balanced economic recovery”. But just how unbalanced is our economy? And how large is the regional divide that needs to be bridged?
Dylan Hartley, the No 1 hooker in England when he is not banned from playing, has picked up yet another suspension – one that may turn out to be the most painful of his tempestuous career. The Northampton captain was suspended for four weeks by a Rugby Football Union disciplinary tribunal and will miss his country’s opening World Cup match against Fiji on 18 September, along with three warm-up games.
The sculpture of Robert Clatworthy, mostly of animals or of the human figure, was expressively modelled in plaster and cast in bronze. His large Bull (1959) in Roehampton was given a Grade II listing by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport in 1998, while the equally compelling Horseman and Eagle (1984) is now in front of Charing Cross Hospital in Hammersmith. These London landmarks reflect the impact Clatworthy made as a public sculptor and as an important teacher in leading art schools in the capital.
The sympathy vote was not the prize for which Rory McIlroy came when he put his name to the Irish Open at his favourite course. But that was all he gained from a torrid first round at Royal County Down that took 80 strokes to negotiate.
Ben Harris-Quinney, a voice of the young, hard right of the Conservatives, has been recorded in Russia sounding off about gay people. He is heard accusing what he calls the “LGBT lobby” of wanting children as young as seven to be given sex lessons that include the “promotion of a homosexual lifestyle”.
You can’t help thinking annual party leadership contests would do wonders for parliamentary debate. Never less than competent, but sometimes less than inspiring, Yvette Cooper was suddenly a woman galvanised.