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January 16, 2018 5:00 AM Failed businessman turned to drug dealing to pay off debts

A FAILED businessman who turned to drug dealing to pay off his debts has kept his freedom because of his voluntary work for junior sport. Alex Brown, 24, had cocaine worth up to £6,600 in street deals when police stopped him near Sand Hutton on the A64 between York and Malton, said Rob Galley, prosecuting. Half the 85g of the drug was high purity, the rest was street 8

January 13, 2018 5:59 PM Newcastle come back to draw with Swansea 1-1 in EPL

NEWCASTLE, England (AP) - Newcastle moved a little away from the relegation fray while dimming Swansea's hope of English Premier League survival in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Jordan Ayew gave visiting Swansea the lead against the run of play an hour in when goalkeeper Karl Darlow saved his header but not his follow-up. Newcastle, which hasn't won at home since 3

January 12, 2018 5:12 PM Philippe Coutinho trains for the first time as a Barcelona player as Brazilian puts in solo session in hope of early return from injury to make debut

Philippe Coutinho has put in his first training session since his British record £145million move from Liverpool to Barcelona. The Brazilian maestro donned Barca colours on Friday morning and undertook a solo session, under the eagle-eyed watch of the club fitness staff and medical team. Coutinho is now gearing up to make his debut for the Catalan giants 7

January 11, 2018 1:53 PM Kazuyoshi Miura signs new contract with Yokohama... taking the 50-year-old into his 33rd professional season

Japanese forward Kazuyoshi Miura, who turns 51 next month, has signed a new contract with Yokohama FC in the country's second tier. The new deal means 'King Kazu' will enter the 33rd season of his record-breaking career, which began at the Brazilian side Santos in 1986. 'I've signed a contract extension for this season. I will always play my heart out and hope to continue 7

January 11, 2018 1:34 PM Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt has life support turned off

Jessica Falkholt's was left needing intensive care after a crash that also killed her parents and sister. A message on the show's official Twitter feed said: "Rest in peace, beautiful Jessica." According to Australia's Daily Telegraph, the 29-year-old's life support was switched off on Thursday, a day after a funeral was held for her sister Annabelle 9

January 11, 2018 12:24 AM CITY DIARY: Poundland owner Steinhoff puts its Gulfstream jet up for sale for £18m

Poundland owner Steinhoff, whose ex-chief Markus Jooste, 56, I reported is offloading his collection of thoroughbred racehorses, is selling its Gulfstream G550 private jet for £18million. A recent accountancy scandal has left the once-mighty South African company struggling to stay liquid after £10billion was wiped off its value. The writer Robert Louis 11

January 9, 2018 8:00 AM Plan a Peppa Pig muddy walk for charity

ADVENTUROUS youngsters can now sign up for a muddy walk to raise money for Save the Children. Peppa Pig’s Muddy Puddle Walk saw 160,000 children across the UK take part last year, raising £243,000 for the charity’s vital work. Between Monday, April 23 and Sunday, April 29 2018, nurseries, early years groups, families and children up and down the country 8

January 9, 2018 4:03 AM Pacers change directions by rolling past Bucks 109-96

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan challenged his team to play more aggressive defense. Indiana seized control early by forcing 13 turnovers in the first 17 minutes, built a 29-point lead and never allowed the Milwaukee Bucks to make a serious run over the final 42 minutes of a 109-96 victory. Indiana Pacers' Victor Oladipo, top, dunks

January 9, 2018 12:21 AM 'I leave Liverpool because Barcelona is a dream for me... You'll Never Walk Alone': Philippe Coutinho delivers heartfelt farewell to Reds fans after sealing £145m move to the Nou Camp

Philippe Coutinho has offered his sincerest goodbyes to Liverpool supporters after confirming his 'dream' £145million move to Barcelona. The Brazilian enjoyed five years on Merseyside, during which he grew from a precocious talent to one of the most exciting players in world football. It is no secret that Barcelona's new record signing longed for a move to the Nou Camp – he did, after 6

January 8, 2018 8:37 AM Ashford: Workers face job losses at Willesborough Wyevale garden centre

Twelve people could lose their jobs when a garden centre is demolished to make way for the new junction 10a. The Willesborough Wyevale site, just off the A20 opposite the Pilgrims Hospice in Ashford, will shut on Sunday. Firm bosses say they have been unable to find a suitable new home for their business, meaning staff at the centre could be out of a job. Spokesman 16