Aggers issues Tube advice for World Cup final

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJonathan Agnew takes over tube announcements for the Cricket World Cup final. Sports fans arriving by Tube for the final of the Cricket World Cup will find themselves greeted by BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew. Announcements read by the commentator will be relayed at St John’s Wood – the north-west London Underground station that is closest to Lord’s. Aggers’s passenger tips will include: “To avoid being run out, please hold the handrail on the escalator.” England take on New Zealand on Sunday with radio coverage on Radio 5 Live. In another message, the BBC correspondent warns: “For some reason St John’s Wood is a very windy station so hold on to your …

England v Australia: 142 years of cricketing beef

Because although today’s match will be a one-day game, the intense rivalry has its roots in the history of Test cricket between the two sides. And it all started with a tiny pottery perfume jar. Ashes to Ashes Cricket has its roots in 16th Century England, but the first international matches were played in the late 1800s. An England team played in Australia in 1877, in what are regarded as some of the first ever international Test matches, and a return series was held five years later. It was after those games in 1882 that a sporting newspaper made a joke that became part of history. The Sporting Times ran a fake “obituary for English cricket” that concluded “the body …

Sex role-play death prompts law change plea

“The extent of his encouragement to her to carry out this act and his failure to report appropriately when she lost consciousness makes it clear that the male was so subjectively reckless as to amount to manslaughter,” Mr Haigh ruled in Hope’s inquest last week. Staffordshire Police said Jerome Dangar, 45, from Tintagel, Cornwall, was online when Hope died, but made no attempt to raise the alarm. It is understood a file was being prepared by police for submission to the Crown Prosecution Service to consider charging him with Hope’s manslaughter. Police and her family said this would have been a landmark legal first in the UK – but were denied justice when Dangar was found dead at HMP Dartmoor …

Which would-be prime minister wears unusual socks?

Two men – Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt – are competing to become the next leader of the Conservative Party and the UK’s next prime minister. They’ve been out and about trying to win the votes of party members who will decide on the winner. With less than three weeks to go until the result, what’s been happening over the past seven days of campaigning? Event of the week To try to put a fiendishly complicated issue in the simplest terms possible… EU rules say there must be checks at its borders with non-EU countries. But, with the shadow of decades of violent conflict around the Irish border at the forefront of their minds, all sides agree that no visible …

Jodrell Bank gets World Heritage status

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Soviet cosmonaut Valery Bykovsky (left), who went on three space flights, met Jodrell Bank founder Sir Bernard Lovell in 1967 The UN World Heritage Committee is meeting in Azerbaijan until 10 July to decide on the latest sites to be given the honour – awarded to areas considered to be important for the whole of humanity, which will be protected by international treaties. Jodrell Bank Observatory The site’s new accolade marks the end of a decade-long bid to gain World Heritage status, following a 2010 application to be included on the UK’s nominations shortlist. Professor Teresa Anderson, director of the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, said: “This is wonderful news and a great day in …

4,500 jobs at risk as William Hill axes 700 stores

Which betting shops are affected? We don’t know yet. William Hill will not be revealing which stores will close until later this year. However, staff at the shops were told about the decision earlier this week. What are fixed-odds betting terminals? Gambling firms pledge £60m to help addicts The government cut the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), which had previously been £100, because of widespread concern that players were able to lose large amounts of money in a short space of time. These are electronic gaming machines that allow players to bet on the outcome of various simulated games and events, such as roulette, blackjack, bingo and horse races. In its annual report, published in March, William Hill …

US fans roar at Lionesses defeat

Lionesses ‘left hearts and souls’ on pitch USA beats England 2-1 Brit Richard Lindley, who has lived in the US for nine years, says: “When we found out England was playing the USA, we took the day off work to be here. I feel horribly outnumbered though.” “We’re going to see if our marriage lasts the game, But we have an agreement that we’re not going to gloat, no matter what,” promises his American wife Ridley Williams with a smile. Image caption Christine Nawrot and Stephen Ikin react to a tense moment during the match Christine Nawrot says: “There’s no way this bar would be so full. But I like that it’s not just women supporting the game – it’s …

Beers, cheers and dashed hopes for England fans

ENGLAND 0 – USA 1 ⚽️ A post shared by Love Parks Wandsworth (@loveparkswandsworth) on Jul 2, 2019 at 12:11pm PDT Report Skip Instagram post 2 by loveparkswandsworth View this post on Instagram Report End of Instagram post 2 by loveparkswandsworth Image Copyright loveparkswandsworth loveparkswandsworth The warm night, filled with expectation and hope, was a reminder of last summer’s men’s World Cup for many. Ben Bezuidenhoit, a student from Essex, wrapped in his England flag recycled from last year, has been enjoying England’s success. “The men scrape through on penalties but the women are smashing it,” he says. Image caption There were some nervous smiles before the game kicked off But people are divided about whether World Cup fever really …

Harry and Meghan attend Major League Baseball match

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPrince Harry and Meghan were presented with baseball-themed gifts for baby Archie The Duchess of Sussex made a surprise appearance at the London Stadium, when she joined her husband for a Major League Baseball match between Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. The royal couple attended the first of a two-game series, which is being held to promote American baseball in the UK. Before the match they were presented with a Yankees shirt and a Red Sox baby bodysuit for their son Archie. It is the first regular-season, MLB game to be played in Europe. Organisers want to grow the sport internationally. Report End of Twitter post by @Yankees Image …

Sala agent handed harassment warning

Cardiff could have done more – McKay Nantes demand Sala fee from Cardiff Sala was ‘abandoned’ for fatal flight An investigation was first launched by South Wales Police but it was transferred to the Met after officers were told about an alleged public order offence in Kendall Street, central London in February. Related Topics Emiliano Sala death Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Glastonbury kicks off with a heatwave

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Stormzy tops the bill on Friday But the music started early on Thursday night with a surprise set by Jamie Cullum at the BBC Introducing Stage. Image copyright Leon Neal/Getty Images Image caption England fans were in high spirits as they watched their team storm into the semi-finals Over at the West Holts Stage, meanwhile, thousands of people gathered to watch England beat Norway and reach the semi-finals of the Women’s World Cup. Among the audience was singer Billy Bragg and former England player Emily Westwood. Skip Twitter post by @5liveSport 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 The #Lionesses lead… 🙌 And they are loving it at @GlastoFest Listen live 👇⚽️📲: https://t.co/0kUniX6SeW#NORENG#bbcfootball #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/K2AR0rd0hl — BBC 5 Live Sport …

Team sport training ‘key to being fittest of all’

There were 87 endurance athletes, such as road cyclists, skiers and distance runners, 77 power athletes, such as sprinters, bodybuilders and throwers, and 64 team athletes involved in football, basketball and volleyball. All were from the Lithuanian Sports University in Kaunas, Lithuania, and aged 17 to 37. ‘Best of both’ The athletes were all tested on muscle power, how high they could jump vertically from a standing position, and their ability to use oxygen during intense exercise – a measure of aerobic endurance. The researchers discovered that team athletes had a similar aerobic stamina to endurance athletes and a similar jump range to power athletes. Professor Hans Degens, lead study author and professor of muscle physiology, said: “Our study shows …

A healing singalong for young and old

“I recognise that there are young children and old people,” she says. Then with a smile from ear to ear, she says: “What happens is always a big surprise.” Sheila, one of a group of residents with memory impairment, has paired up with Zach, who has severe learning difficulties. He beats out the rhythm on the tambourine as the rest of the group of infant schoolchildren, octogenarians and care staff sing the Hello Song to him. It is clear from Sheila’s eyes that she is enjoying every minute, as she inclines her head towards Zach and joins in tapping on the tambourine. Image caption Ella enjoys the tambourine She describes how it has helped to keep Sheila’s anxiety at bay …

Johnson’s broadband plan ‘needs detail’

This involves installing high-speed optical cables to bring data right up to buildings without having to rely on slower copper for part of the journey. This should deliver speeds of one gigabit per second and beyond. As of May, the telecoms regulator Ofcom said that only 7% of UK properties were currently served. Mr Johnson wrote in the Daily Telegraph that the current deadline was “laughably unambitious”. “This will cost some public money, but the productivity gains are immense,” he added. “We will have to step up very substantially the rate at which we install full fibre – currently running at about 20,000 premises per week. But this is not only a huge economic opportunity – it is part of …

Martial arts knife teaching ‘needs control’

He said he would “never put anyone in a situation where they could hurt themselves”. Image caption Fiorindo Ardesi calls himself a martial art teacher on his Facebook page “In the UK there isn’t one overarching governing body for martial arts, instead there are governing bodies for each sport such as taekwondo, jiu jitsu, or Chinese martial arts,” said a spokesman. But “the lack of one overarching governing body” and safety concerns for children prompted the launch of a Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts in 2018. Mr Ardesi advertises on Facebook as a teacher of Kung Fu, Wing Shun and Wu Shu. Torquay Wing Chun instructor Derek Vernon, who taught Mr Ardesi for at least 18 months, said it would …