Sala was ‘abandoned’ for fatal flight

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEmiliano Sala’s father died not knowing why his son perished Emiliano Sala’s father said the people who should have looked out for the footballer “abandoned him like a dog”. Horacio Sala, whose son died in a plane crash in January, was interviewed before he himself died in April. An aviation expert has told the BBC the fatal flight from France, which was heading to Cardiff, should not have taken off. Cardiff City said the crash was an “abject tragedy” and they were doing all they could for Emiliano’s family. Horacio Sala died not knowing why his son perished on a winter’s night over the English Channel. The same questions still haunt the …

Lowry cricket art on show for World Cup

Image copyright PA Image caption Laurence Stephen Lowry was one of Britain’s most famous artists Born near Manchester in 1887, LS Lowry is best known for his depictions of working class life, often distinctive for his use of “matchstick” figures He studied art while working as a rent collector during the day His initial drawings were made outdoors, on the spot, often on scraps of paper After years of painting and exhibiting around Manchester, Lowry received his first one-man exhibition in London in 1939 and rose to national fame The artist rejected a knighthood in 1968 He died aged 88 in 1976, just months before an exhibition at the Royal Academy in the capital Sources: The Lowry and The Tate …

Final trip for family on FA Cup journey

Image copyright @ColchesterDan Image caption The family at Brightlingsea’s third qualifying round tie against Torquay The family’s story led to them being given tickets for the Wembley showpiece, between Manchester City and Watford, by a sponsor and their exploits being featured in the matchday programme. “The boys have loved it,” said Mr Humphries. “They’ve seen it grow from 200 people at Brantham to 90,000 for the semi-final.” The FA Cup actually has 14 rounds, starting in August, but the first qualifying round, preliminary round and extra-preliminary round had already been completed before the Humphries family started their trophy trek. Image copyright @ColchesterDan Image caption The family watched the semi-final between Watford and Wolves at Wembley

William reveals mental health pressures

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Duke of Cambridge says he felt “pain like no other pain” after the loss of Princess Diana The Duke of Cambridge has said he felt “pain like no other pain” after the death of his mother, Princess Diana. Prince William made the disclosure in a BBC TV documentary about mental health. He said the “British stiff upper lip thing” had its place when times were hard, but people also needed “to relax a little bit and be able to talk about our emotions because we’re not robots”. William also spoke of how working as an air ambulance pilot left him feeling that death was “just around the door”. He said dealing …

Heart scan ‘picks up sudden death risk’

Footballer Fabrice Muamba had a near-fatal cardiac arrest during a match while David Frost’s son Miles died suddenly while jogging aged 31, for example. Yet many of those with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or HCM, have few or no warning symptoms – and some are able to lead perfectly normal lives. Kick-start required The research team focused on detecting those at risk of sudden death, by looking for abnormal fibre patterns in the heart which could lead to potentially deadly heart rhythms. This is thought to affect around 1% of people with the condition. They can then have a small device implanted in their heart to kick-start it into beating again when an abnormal heart rhythm is detected. ‘I had this time-bomb …

Podcast award winners revealed

He also won four other awards including Best Arts and Culture and Smartest Podcast. Image caption Brexitcast co-hosts Laura Kuenssberg and Katya Adler My Dad Wrote A Porno, hosted by Jamie Morton, James Cooper and Radio 1’s Alice Levine, won the Podcast Champion award, presented by Welsh actor Michael Sheen. “It started with an unpublished ebook written by Jamie’s dad and handed to his son without telling him that the content was a little risque,” said Sheen, to the audience in London’s Kings Place on Saturday night. Brexitcast reacts to Danish politician’s ads on PornHub My Dad Wrote a Porno heads for US TV “And when later, Jamie showed it to friends Alice and Jamie in the pub, podcasting was …

‘More women should toss the caber’

Image copyright Celine Freeman-Gibb Image caption Celine Freeman-Gibb throwing a caber at a games in Scotland As a child Celine and her family would go to the Highland games at Fergus, Ontario. Image copyright Celine Freeman-Gibb Image caption Celine with her trophy haul at last year’s Isle of Bute Highland Games Image copyright Celine Freeman-Gibb Image caption Celine throwing the hammer But Celine says she has encountered barriers to her participation in Highlands games and at university wrote a Masters thesis on the topic. She says: “Breaking into the Heavy events community can be difficult especially if you don’t know anyone involved. I was fortunate enough to have someone who was already throwing who could vouch for me and my …

Sir Andy Murray receives knighthood

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSir Andy Murray receives his knighthood from Prince Charles at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace Sir Andy Murray has received his knighthood at Buckingham Palace – more than two years after he was awarded the honour. The three-time Grand Slam champion was named in the Queen’s New Years Honours in 2016, following his second Wimbledon win and second Olympic gold. Sir Andy said he was “very proud” to receive the honour. The 32-year-old added: “It’s a nice day to spend with my family – my wife and parents are here.” He said he would like to have brought his children to the ceremony, but felt that three-year-old Sophia Olivia and 18-month-old Edie …

TV under scrutiny after Kyle cancellation

“Our thoughts and sympathies are with Steve’s family and friends at this incredibly sad time.” ‘I was traumatised’: Jeremy Kyle guests relive their appearances The Jeremy Kyle Show axed by ITV Why Kyle’s show was scrapped Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEx-Jeremy Kyle guest Danny Fuller: “You’ve been used and abused and that’s it” Mr Dymond was found dead on 9 May, a week after filming the show, during which he took a lie detector test. Ofcom has told ITV to report back the initial findings from its investigation into Mr Dymond’s participation in programme by Monday. “While ITV has decided to cancel the programme, its investigation into what happened is continuing and we will review the …

Two weddings and a final

Image Copyright @NPatterson17 @NPatterson17 Speaking of the Spurs match on Wednesday, Neil told the BBC: “It was an amazing game, but I wanted Ajax to go through to the final. It would hurt less if we lost to Ajax.” Neil believes this might be the only thing Liverpool win this season, which is why it is so important for him to watch. The Reds are in contention for the Premier League title, but are a point behind Manchester City going into Sunday’s final round of matches. When Liverpool reached the Champions League semi-finals, Neil checked the date of the final. “Usually they’re in May, so I thought I’d be OK watching it before our wedding. I didn’t realise it was …

Boyle captures ‘forgotten’ towns in movie

Image copyright Yesterday/Working Title Films/Danny Boyle Image caption Himesh Patel, as Jack Malik, was filmed on the rooftop of a Norfolk hotel The film tells the story of Suffolk singer-songwriter Jack Malik, played by Himesh Patel, who claims The Beatles’ hits as his own after an event in which the Fab Four are wiped from memory. Image copyright Yesterday/Working Title Films/Danny Boyle Image caption More than 6,000 extras gathered on Gorleston beach last year Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tribeca Film Festival co-founders Robert De Niro (left) and Jane Rosenthal (far right) greet Richard Curtis and Danny Boyle on stage at Tribeca Film Festival Related Topics Gorleston-on-Sea Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using …

Hinduja brothers top Rich List for third time

British citizens Sri, 83, and Gopi, 79, who are based in London, are two of the four brothers controlling the empire. Among the properties they own is the Old War Office in Whitehall, which they hope to reopen as a luxury hotel. The two brothers topped the newspaper list in 2014 and in 2017. The list, which estimates the 1,000 richest people in the UK, is based on identifiable wealth including land, property, other assets such as art, and shares in companies, the Sunday Times says. It does not include the amount contained in people’s bank accounts. Brothers David and Simon Reuben – who made their fortune in property, carpets and scrap metal – are in second place on the …

The Jeremy Kyle Show axed by ITV

ITV’s statement in full: “Given the gravity of recent events we have decided to end production of The Jeremy Kyle Show. Damian Collins MP, chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee, said the broadcaster had made the right decision. “However, that should not be the end of the matter,” he said. “There needs to be an independent review of the duty of care TV companies have to participants in reality TV shows.” Programmes like The Jeremy Kyle Show risked “putting people who might be vulnerable on to a public stage at a point in their lives when they are unable to foresee the consequences”, he said. ‘I was traumatised’: Jeremy Kyle guests relive their appearances The committee …

Liverpool victory parade plans revealed

However, Manchester City Council said: “We stand ready if the club contact us”. Image copyright Liverpool City Council Image caption The planned parade route if Liverpool win the Premier League or Champions League Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson said: “If the Reds win one or two trophies, they will receive a well-deserved heroes’ welcome and we will put on a show to make the city proud.” An Everton supporter, the mayor added: “Anyone who is a football fan can’t help to have been impressed by Liverpool’s performance this season – whatever their allegiance.” I don’t know how they did it – Klopp Tales of Liverpool’s title near-misses Could there be a PL title play-off? Supt Paul White said there would be …

No trophy hunting import ban yet – Gove

Clients, mainly from Europe or the US, often pay thousands of pounds to take part in a hunt, and keep a “trophy” – usually the head or skin, or another body part. It’s a big business in some African countries. Critics describe it as a blood sport, but proponents say it helps raise vital money for conservation, especially for endangered species. ‘I hunt wild animals because I love them’ Trophy hunting ‘raises extinction risk’ Should trophy hunting be banned? Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMichael Gove tells 5 Live the UK will not be banning imports from trophy hunting yet. Currently, if a trophy hunter wants to bring a body part from their hunt back into the …

NFL to open first ever academy in UK

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The NFL hosts competitive matches in the UK, like this one at Wembley last year “I didn’t even know what American football was when I was growing up,” former Philadelphia Eagles running back – and Super Bowl winner – Jay Ajayi tells Newsbeat. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jay Ajayi says even one success story would be “huge” for the academy It’s the NFL’s latest attempt to build its brand internationally. In 2017 it started a new scheme – called the International Player Pathway Program – which gave teams an extra place in their practice squad, reserved for someone from outside the USA. And four of its regular season matches this year are …