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Nigel Wray says his intention was to “support players beyond their playing careers” Saracens owner Nigel Wray has apologised for the “ill-considered approach” to salary cap compliance which led to Saracens’ relegation. Premiership Rugby (PRL) released the Saracens report on Thursday. Wray took “full responsibility” for failing to consult the league’s salary cap manager before […]

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Image copyright PA Image caption The report calls for a zero-tolerance approach to criminals The number of people cautioned or convicted for carrying knives in England and Wales has reached record levels, Ministry of Justice data shows. There were 14,135 offences in the year to September 2019 – the most since the data was first […]

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Kane is irreplaceable – Mourinho Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been ruled out until April after the club said he needs surgery on a hamstring injury. Kane, 26, suffered the injury during Tottenham’s defeat at Southampton on New Year’s Day. No timescale was originally given on the England captain’s return but Spurs now say specialists […]

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Lawrence Vigouroux was born in Camden, but has represented Chile at Under-20 level League Two side Leyton Orient have signed former Swindon Town goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux on free transfer. The 26-year-old was without a club after leaving Chilean top-flight side Everton de Vina del Mar, and he has signed an 18-month deal with the O’s. […]

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Bournemouth had lost six of their previous seven league games Mikel Arteta said Arsenal’s attitude was “better than I expected” after the Gunners rescued a point at Bournemouth in the Spaniard’s first match in charge. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s 12th Premier League goal of the season cancelled out Dan Gosling’s first-half strike against the run of play. […]

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Image copyright PA Media The former Conservative candidate for London mayor Zac Goldsmith has been given a seat in the House of Lords. He lost his Richmond Park seat to the Liberal Democrats in the general election. He will stay in his ministerial role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and […]

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Image copyright Goldsmiths/Getty Image caption Jimi Hendrix was wrongly blamed for the parakeet explosion after releasing two birds in Carnaby Street, London The rumour parakeets arrived in the UK when rock star Jimi Hendrix released a pair in London’s Carnaby Street in the swinging 60s has finally been scotched. They also didn’t escape across the […]

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Image copyright Winston Trew Image caption Winston Trew said his life fell apart after he served eight months in prison Three men who were jailed nearly 50 years ago on the evidence of a corrupt police officer have had their convictions quashed. Winston Trew, Sterling Christie, George Griffiths and another man were accused of stealing […]

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Image copyright Met Police Image caption Alvin Thompson requested to be diagnosed with PTSD A man who pretended he was a Grenfell Tower squatter and claimed to have helped survivors escape the fire has been jailed for five and a half years. Alvin Thompson convinced Kensington and Chelsea Council officials he had been sleeping rough […]

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Image copyright Getty Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced he is to join forces with ticket resellers Twickets in a bid to beat touts. The theatrical grandee, whose LW playhouses include The London Palladium and the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, hopes the move will bring consumer-friendly ticket resale to the West End. Fans have often been […]

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