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Family baffled over crossbow attack on pensioner

The family of a pensioner shot with a crossbow and now fighting for his life say they cannot think of anybody who would want to harm him. Gerald Corrigan, 74, was adjusting a satellite dish outside his secluded home on the outskirts of Holyhead, North Wales, when he...

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Search for missing man under way around River Tyne

A search is taking place for a man thought to have gone missing in the River Tyne in Newcastle. Alex Johnson, 24, from Chester-le-Street, is believed to have fallen from the Tyne Bridge in Newcastle in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Before the search began at...

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Rapist witnessed by boyfriend on FaceTime call

A rapist has been jailed after being pictured in a screenshot by the victim’s boyfriend, who witnessed the start of the horrifying attack in a FaceTime call. The woman, who was 19 at the time, had been on a night out with friends in Leeds last June when she...

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Entertainment

Game Of Thrones fans in China hit out at 'censorship'

Game Of Thrones fans in China have hit out after six minutes of the final season premiere was “censored”. The long-awaited HBO and Sky Atlantic series returned on Monday after a wait of almost two years. Almost 200,000 people in the UK stayed awake/set the...

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Game Of Thrones season eight premiere review

By Gemma Peplow, arts and entertainment reporter So, here we are. Almost two years since the Wall was ice-fired into oblivion and we now, finally, get to see how it all ends. Before we continue, one last warning, just in case we haven’t made ourselves clear:...

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Game Of Thrones villain: 'Heroes are boring'

By Gemma Peplow, arts and entertainment reporter Game Of Thrones does a baddie better than any other show. First up: Joffrey, the loathsome boy king who ordered Ned Stark’s beheading in season one and, eight years later, remains arguably the show’s most...

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Title of final Star Wars movie revealed

The final part of the latest Star Wars trilogy will be called Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the movie includes Carrie Fisher, director JJ Abrams has revealed. Ms Fisher died in 2016 after finishing shooting for the previous film in the series, 2017’s The...

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Amber Heard claims Johnny Depp slapped and choked her

Amber Heard has detailed the alleged abuse she suffered at the hands of her ex-husband Johnny Depp in new court papers. The 32-year-old actress split from Depp in May 2016 after 15 months of marriage, and days later obtained a temporary restraining order against him....

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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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