February 8, 2019

Bets off for Britain’s bookies after horse flu outbreak

A shutdown in British horse racing due to an outbreak of equine influenza is costing the bookmaking industry tens of millions of pounds, Betfair said on Friday, and could get much worse if the outbreak is prolonged.
February 8, 2019

Inside the ransom business – why kidnapping rarely pays

For the few cases that go awry, the main problems are pre-existing medical conditions and escape attempts.
February 8, 2019

Incredible Sky Sports deal gets you two months’ access for just £2

The deal gives you access to some of the biggest games of the season for just £2
February 8, 2019

The ‘really bad’ English student who is now an Oscar-nominated writer

Tony McNamara has gone from 51 per cent at his year 12 exam to an Academy Award nomination for The Favourite.
February 8, 2019

Godin return boosts Atletico for derby

Atletico Madrid have been lifted ahead of Saturday's La Liga derby at home to Real Madrid by the return of inspirational captain Diego Godin from injury, although Spain internationals Koke and Diego Costa look set to miss out.
February 8, 2019

Mother put boyfriend first in car seat tragedy, court told

Three-year-old Alfie Lamb died in February last year
February 8, 2019

Cycling – Glasgow to host first multi-disciplinary event in 2023

Glasgow will host the first multi-disciplinary cycling world championships in 2023, organisers said on Friday, bringing to fruition an idea championed by International Cycling Union (UCI) president David Lappartient.
February 8, 2019

Sala was ready for Premier League, says Cardiff’s Warnock

Argentine striker Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash last month, would have thrived in the Premier League with Cardiff City, the club's manager Neil Warnock said on Friday.
February 8, 2019

Looking for a way to get back at your ex? Name a cockroach after them at this zoo

People from all over the world have taken part
February 8, 2019

Former Celtic Boys Club football coach jailed over abuse

A FORMER manager of Celtic Boys Club who was described by a sheriff as a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” has been jailed for four years for abusing boys.
February 8, 2019

Dicey Topics: Barrie Kosky talks death, sex and politics

The artistic director of the Komische Oper Berlin discusses the topics we are told to keep quiet.
February 8, 2019

Probe call as another patient dies from bug in Scotland

AN unnamed person has died after contracting an infection in a Scots hospital, bringing the number of deaths since December to five.