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Ex-Ofcom boss examines Heathrow break-up plan

A firm set up by the former boss of Britain’s media regulator is to advise on a possible break-up of the monopoly hold on Heathrow’s terminals enjoyed by the airport’s owner. Sky News has learnt that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has appointed...

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Murder arrest after man stabbed to death in east London

A murder investigation has been launched after a man in his 20s was stabbed to death in east London. Police were called shortly after 2pm on Thursday to reports of a stabbing in Clarence Mews, Hackney. The man was found seriously injured and died at the scene around...

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Bodies of two men found on boat in York

Police are investigating after the bodies of two men were found on a boat in York. Detectives are treating the deaths as “unexplained” following the discovery on a boat moored on the River Ouse in the city centre. It comes after concerns had been raised...

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Woman hurt in attack after 'substance' thrown at her

A woman is being treated in hospital after a “substance” was thrown at her in an attack in north London. Emergency crews were called to Kentish Town shortly before 7am on Thursday following reports that a woman had been injured. Police said the victim in...

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Entertainment

Composer who co-wrote calypso hit Day-O dies

Irving Burgie, who co-wrote the Harry Belafonte hit Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) and helped to popularise Caribbean music in the 1950s, has died aged 95. Burgie also penned the lyrics to the national anthem of his home nation Barbados, called In Plenty And In Time of...

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Star Wars actor reveals he is gender fluid

Star Wars actor Billy Lee Williams has revealed he is gender fluid as he opened up about his identity. The 82-year-old American, who is best known for playing Lando Calrissian in the films The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi, said he sees himself as...

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Sport

Griezmann double sends France to the final

Griezmann scored a penalty at the end of the first half after a handball by Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger. The striker then poked the ball home for the host nation in the 72nd minute following a blunder by goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to set up a meeting with...

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Valdes makes Boro move

The former Barcelona keeper, who joined Belgium club Standard Liege on loan in January, moved to United in January 2015 when he was out of contract, as possible cover for compatriot David De Gea, but could make only two appearances. “You can’t imagine how...

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Newcastle battle back to earn draw

The Magpies moved to within a point of safety having played a game more than fourth-bottom Norwich. Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana but Liverpool in control. But Papiss Cisse and Jack Colback rescued a point for Rafael Benitez’s side. Elsewhere, Manchester...

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Premier League revenues at record levels

It follows figures released by Deloitte. Of the 20 top-flight clubs, 17 posted operating profits in the 2014/15 season. However, the cost of player wages also went up 6%. Premier League clubs’ pre-tax profits are £120m, down from £190m in 2013/14. Dan Jones, Partner...

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Hamilton handed China grid penalty

The world champion’s Mercedes has had a gearbox change. Hamilton already trails Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg by 17 points after two races. Mercedes say the gearbox was damaged in Bahrain. F1 rules say drivers must use a single gearbox for six consecutive...

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Sharapova ITF hearing to proceed

Wada said earlier this week athletes who test positive for meldonium before March 1st could avoid bans. Sharapova tested positive for the drug at this year’s Australian Open, after it was added to Wada’s banned substances list from January 1st. The...

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West Ham to pay £2.5million per year in rent

They will have to pay £2.5 million per year in rent. But if they are relegated from the Premier League that amount will be halved. The club have issued the following statement: “This publication does not affect West Ham United or our move to the former Olympic Stadium...

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Man United reach Wembley in FA Cup

Louis van Gaal’s side won n the final ever Cup tie at Upton Park before the Hammers move to the Olympic Stadium. Marcus Rashford and Marouane Felaini scored United’s goals. James Tomkins pulled one back late on. They’ll now play Everton a week on...

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Holders Barca out but Bayern progress

Barca lost 2-0 to Atletico Madrid, and 3-2 on aggregate, in their quarter final second leg. No team has ever defended the trophy since the competition became known as the Champions League. Bayern Munich joined Atletico, Real Madrid and Manchester City in...

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