Runaway Texas Democrats bringing in reinforcements to DC for their voting rights pressure campaign

More than 100 state legislators started flying into Washington, D.C. on Monday to join the runaway Texas Democrats in their pressure campaign on the federal government to address voting rights issues across the country. The ‘week of action’, they are calling it, attempts to urge senators to forgo their August recess to instead pass the … Read more

Roman Abramovich’s £430million Solaris is spotted for the first time at sea off Antibes 

A brand new £430m superyacht belonging to Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich has been spotted for the first time at sea, off the billionaire’s playground of Antibes on the French Riviera. The 460ft vessel, Solaris, is the most costly custom-made superyacht ever built, with 48 cabins across eight decks, a crew of 60 and space … Read more

Police Scotland U-turn after PM security plans named after fictional ‘fat, posh public schoolboy’

Police Scotland accused of calling plan to protect Boris Johnson ‘Operation Bunter’ after fictional ‘fat, posh English public schoolboy’ before U-turn over fears of a diplomatic incident The force drew up security plans for Boris Johnson when he goes to ScotlandBut ‘Bunter’ moniker was scrapped because of fears it would upset the PMBilly Bunter is … Read more

Soufiane El Bakkali becomes the first non-Kenyan man to win the 3,000m steeplechase since 1980

Soufiane El Bakkali becomes the first non-Kenyan man to win the Olympic 3,000m steeplechase as Moroccan ENDS their 37-YEAR reign of dominance after pushing to the front on the final lap in Tokyo Soufiane El Bakkali finished fourth at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro The Moroccan also came third at the 2019 World Athletics … Read more

Tokyo Olympics: Valarie Allman wins gold for the United States in the women’s discus

Valarie Allman claims Team USA’s first athletics gold at the Tokyo Olympics in the women’s discus with a best effort of 68.98 metres in a rain-affected final By Reuters Published: 11:40 EDT, 2 August 2021 | Updated: 11:43 EDT, 2 August 2021 Valarie Allman claimed the United States’ first athletics gold medal of the Tokyo … Read more

Tokyo Olympics: Equestrian Andrew Hoy becomes Australia’s oldest EVER medallist aged 62

ATHLETICS Women’s 1500m Round 1 – Linden Hall – advanced to semi-finals, Jessica Hull – advanced to semi-finals, Georgia Griffith – eliminated Women’s 200m Round 1 – Riley Day – advanced to semi-finals Women’s Pole Vault Qualifying Round – Nina Kennedy, Elizaveta Parnova – both eliminated Men’s 400m semi-finals – Steve Solomon – eliminated Women’s … Read more

Team GB’s Tom McEwen earns silver in individual eventing but Oliver Townend, Laura Collett miss out

Team GB’s Tom McEwen earns a silver medal in the individual eventing but Oliver Townend and Laura Collett miss out on a podium place… as Germany’s Julia Krajewski takes gold By Press Association Published: 09:01 EDT, 2 August 2021 | Updated: 10:46 EDT, 2 August 2021 Great Britain’s Tom McEwen won the silver medal in … Read more

Olympics 2020: Holland’s Sifan Hassan wins women’s 5,000 metres gold as she bids for treble

Sifan Hassan of Holland wins women’s 5,000 metres gold as she bids for unprecedented treble with 1,500m and 10,000m races to come Sifan Hassan of Holland secured victory in the women’s 5,000m gold in TokyoHassan has also confirmed her participation in the 1,5000m and 10,000m races Kenya’s Hellen Obiri won silver ahead of Ethiopian Gudaf Tsegay, who … Read more