Yorkshire bridge collapse threatens world road cycling championships route

A Yorkshire road, which featured in the Grand Dpart of the 2014 Tour de France, is impassable after Grinton Moor Bridge collapsed because of floodwaters Organisers of the Road World Championships in Yorkshire seem certain to be forced to change the route of the mens elite race after a bridge was Grand Dpart in 2014, and the route of the elite mens road race was designed to echo that. Starting in Leeds, the route takes in both the Buttertubs climb near Hawes and Grinton Moor before looping back south to the finishing circuit in Harrogate. The elite mens road race, Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors picks.

Head likens criticism of private schools to antisemitic abuse

Anthony Wallersteiner, head of Stowe school, under fire for tasteless analogy The headteacher of a UK public school is under fire for likening criticism of the private education sector to antisemitic abuse. Anthony Wallersteiner, of the 12,000-a-term Stowe school in Buckinghamshire, also said a decline in the number of non-state school Oxbridge admissions had left some parents making claims about social engineering. He told the Times: The rise of populists and polemicists has created a micro-industry in bashing private schools. Wallersteiner, who is of Jewish descent, said: Some of the criticisms echo the conspiratorial language of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. It was relatively easy for Hitler and his henchmen to suggest that the Jewish minority was over-represented …