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August 15, 2018 12:28 PM York rocker Stevie Ze receives UK Subs 40th anniversary box set to honour his drummer days

YORK punk stalwart Stevie Ze Suicide has been presented with the first of two UK Subs' 40th anniversary box sets, The Albums, Volume 1, A To M, in recognition of his years as the band's drummer. Stevie, who did his stick work under his real name of Steve Roberts, was in the line-up from 1979 to 1981, returning to the ranks in 1986, 1994 and for the 25th anniversary 36

August 14, 2018 12:33 PM Alasdair Dickinson: Edinburgh & Scotland prop retires and takes coach role

Edinburgh and Scotland prop Alasdair Dickinson has ended his playing career to take up a coaching position with the Scottish Rugby Academy. The loosehead, 34, won the last of his 58 Scotland caps in Japan in 2016. After hamstring and shoulder injuries, he returned from a broken foot in March 2017 but lasted only 49 minutes. "My body just couldn't keep up with the demands 50

August 9, 2018 9:56 PM Japan weather: Why is Japan being battered by so many natural disasters this year?

JAPAN is currently being hit by strong winds and heavy rain while Typhoon Shanshan is currently rampaging across the Pacific Ocean. But why is Japan being battered by so many natural disasters this year? “The high temperatures are just part of a near-global heatwave, which is undoubtedly rooted in global warming. Climate change is also implicated in the formation 48

August 7, 2018 5:19 PM RUNNING SCARED: EU officials hold SECRET MEETING on Trump trade war

DONALD Trump’s economic rivals have held a secret meeting in Geneva where they discussed their planned response to US tariffs introduced in the ongoing trade war. The meeting in Geneva was attended by representatives from the EU, Canada, Japan, Mexico and South Korea, with a response to car tariffs high on the agenda and the prospect of launching a lawsuit 42

August 7, 2018 8:15 AM Australia state records first case of Candida auris fungus that may have come from UK

Health officials say they are are taking a "search and destroy" approach to ensure the Candida auris fungus does not spread. Victoria deputy chief health officer Brett Sutton said health officials are taking a "search and destroy" approach to ensure the Candida auris fungus does not spread after a man in his 70s was diagnosed. Mr Sutton said: "The patient 45

August 2, 2018 1:38 PM Yoshinori Muto: Newcastle confirm signing of Japan striker from Mainz

Newcastle United have signed Japan striker Yoshinori Muto from Mainz on a four-year deal. The 26-year-old, who is the Magpies' fifth summer signing, scored eight goals for Mainz last season as they avoided relegation from the Bundesliga. Muto was in Japan's World Cup squad for Russia but made only one appearance - in the 1-0 Group H defeat by Poland 56

July 30, 2018 4:59 PM Aleksandar Mitrovic: Fulham sign Serbia striker from Newcastle

Fulham have signed Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic for a reported £22m from fellow Premier League side Newcastle United. Mitrovic scored 12 goals in 17 games on loan at Fulham last season as the Cottagers secured a return to the top flight via the Championship play-offs. The 23-year-old, who joined Newcastle from Anderlecht in 2015 for £14.5m, has signed 41

July 29, 2018 3:12 PM PM Theresa May begins her walking holiday in Italy

Prime Minister Theresa May has begun a week-long walking holiday in Italy. She will return to the UK for a week's work in her constituency and in Downing Street before attending the centenary commemoration of the World War One battle of Amiens and then resuming her break in Switzerland. The Parliamentary recess plans of her Conservative colleagues have also been split 30

July 28, 2018 11:17 AM Mary Berry reveals hidden talent on stage with Rick Astley at Camp Bestival

Mary Berry embraced her inner rock star as she played the drums on stage during a Rick Astley performance. The 83-year-old former Great British Bake Off judge showed off her drumming skills during Astley’s Camp Bestival gig on Friday night. A video posted on social media shows Berry keeping the beat while Astley croons the chorus to his song Beautiful 42

July 24, 2018 12:27 PM Reality Check: Mapping the global heatwave

Countries across the world have been facing extremely high temperatures this summer. From the UK, across to Scandinavia and Japan, the hot weather is expected to continue for the rest of the month. Japan has just declared a natural disaster, with high temperatures leading to thousands being admitted to hospital with heat stroke. Various temperature records 59