October 23, 2017

Parsons Green: Armed police search house over Tube bombing

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From BBC Police have arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of a terror offence in connection with Friday’s attack on a London Tube train. Armed police are searching a house in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey. The arrest is “very significant” and the terror threat level remains “critical”, Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said. The man […]

Top universities ‘incredibly slow’ to take more disadvantaged students – report

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By Emmanuel Akinwotu From The Guardian UK • Study of England’s leading universities finds only marginal increases in access for students from disadvantaged backgrounds • LSE’s use of ‘contextualised data’ highlighted for its No1 ranking England’s leading universities have made “incredibly slow” progress in widening access to students from disadvantaged backgrounds, despite spending hundreds of […]

Cricket: West Indies’ redemption story

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By Jarrod Kimber ESPN Stand up and fight back” is the text that the West Indies Twitter feed used during this Test. The quote is the title of a Jimmy Cliff Song. At the start of this tour Stuart Law talked publicly about how he wanted his team to make history. But privately they were […]

Cricket; Hope, Headingley: a miracle

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By Mark Nicholas From espn cricket info Impossible, simply impossible. In all of West Indies cricket history nothing can have been quite so gloriously scatty, unlikely, improbable and, yes, let’s go there, as impossible as the victory achieved by Jason Holder’s team at Headingley. Only one team stands above them on the list of fourth-innings […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Boycotted for a knighthood

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean News Now Geoffrey Boycott is a BBC cricket commentator. He was an England cricketer for 24 years. Over that period, he scored 8,114 runs in 108 Test matches for England and was the first England cricketer to pass 8,000 Test runs. For this accomplishment, he received the award of […]

[Cayman Islands’ Frank McField poses] A playground of lessons

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By DONNA SEALY From Nation News Tradition versus progress through education, the rites of passage from a boy to a man, nature verses nurture, family conflict and the roles of each member are some of the themes explored in the play Playground. Written by Dr Frank McField, Cayman Islands’ “most accomplished playwright” and staged at […]

Red ball or pink, West Indies plumb to new depths

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By Tushar Bhaduri From The Indian Express West Indies have been lurching from one disaster to the next for a long time. They drew with England in their last series, in the Caribbean in April-May 2015, but it has been mostly downhill ever since. It was an all too familiar story that played out at […]

The Editor Speaks: Where were you when?

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Where were you when….. ….John F. Kennedy died? ….Cassius Clay defeated Sonny Liston? ….9/11? ….Princess Diana died? ….Elvis Presley died? I was at home in England watching television when there was an in interruption to the BBC programme and a stranger (a man) came on air to announce President Kennedy had been shot in Dallas. […]

Elvis vigil 40 years

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Tens of thousands of Elvis fans join ex-wife Priscilla and daughter Lisa Marie for moving candlelit vigil at Graceland on the 40-year anniversary of The King’s death By James Wilkinson For Dailymail.com Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977; on Tuesday night fans gathered at Graceland to begin an overnight vigil His ex-wife, Priscilla, greeted […]

BT to remove half of the UK’s remaining telephone boxes

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By Matt Brian From engadget The company spends £6 million a year on phone box upkeep, which includes removing human waste. With the majority of Britons now carrying a smartphone in their pocket, demand for static, boring telephone boxes has dwindled. A small number of them have been repurposed, turned into tiny offices, WiFi hotspots […]