Saturday, 23 June 2018

Tag Archives: England

Abbott expected to shelve South Africa for Hampshire deal

CAPE TOWN: South African cricket was rocked on Thursday when it was announced that Test fast bowler Kyle Abbott had quit the national team in order to play county cricket in England. Cricket South Africa (CSA) immediately cancelled Abbott’s contract and said it was in the process of doing the ...

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Broad’s Aussie welcome … with an expiry date

LONDON: England and Hobart Hurricanes quick has some fun on social media with Australian cricket’s governing body. England quick Stuart Broad is having plenty of fun on social media during his six-week stint in Australia with Hobart Hurricanes. Fresh from some banter with cricket.com.au regarding the issue of walking after ...

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Cab Driver Bitten, Punched By Woman And Friend In UK

LONDON: A Muslim taxi driver in the UK was thrashed and punched by a drunk woman and her accomplice with a passerby filming the “horrific incident” and uploading it on social media, media reports said. Shahid Iqbal, 50, who works as a freelance driver in Normanton in England, said the ...

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UK business morale hits 18-month high in the fourth quarter

  LONDON: Morale in large British companies hit an 18-month high in the fourth quarter, bolstered by robust economic growth and recovering fully from a slump that followed the Brexit vote, a survey showed on Thursday. However, uncertainty about Britain’s divorce from the European Union meant businesses were still loath ...

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British pop superstar George Michael dies

LONDON: Pop superstar George Michael’s death at the age of 53 from suspected heart failure is being treated by police as “unexplained but not suspicious”. The 53-year-old has died peacefully at home, his family said on Sunday night. “It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother ...

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Queen’s granddaughter Zara and her husband Mike lose their baby

LONDON: The Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall and her husband Mike have sadly lost the baby they were expecting, just days before Christmas. Equestrian champion Zara and former England rugby player Tindall revealed at the end of November that they were expecting their second child,  saying they were “very, very happy” and looking forward to ...

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Busiest day of festive season expected on UK’s roads

LONDON: Motorists are warned to expect the busiest day of the festive season on UK roads as the Christmas getaway combines with the end of the working week. The AA motoring group estimates that about 12 million cars will drive at least 20 miles each as Christmas journeys and commuter ...

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British football teams fined for poppy war tribute

ZURICH: FIFA fined England 45,000 Swiss francs ($43,850, 42,000 euros) for wearing a poppy tribute to British war dead during their November 11 World Cup qualifier against Scotland. Scotland were fined 20,000 Swiss francs, while Wales and Northern Ireland were given 20,000 and 15,000 Swiss franc fines respectively for making ...

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England bring back Broad, bat against India in Chennai

CHENNAI: England captain Alastair Cook won the toss and opted to bat in the fifth and final test against India on Friday as the tourists bid to salvage some pride, having lost the series with a match to spare. England brought back fit-again all-rounder Stuart Broad and gave a test ...

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UK football abuse hotline receives 860 calls in first week

LONDON: A hotline established amid England’s growing football sex-abuse crisis received over 860 calls in its first week, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) said Thursday. The helpline, supported by the Football Association, offers support to anyone sexually abused in football as a child, and received ...

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