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November 15, 2018 8:18 AM Rachel Riley: ‘It still hurts’ Countdown star spills on ‘painful’ memory on show

RACHEL RILEY, who has become a firm favourite on the Channel 4 show Countdown, has shared a “painful" memory during the latest instalment, which continues to haunt her to this very day. Countdown star Rachel Riley, 32, is known for her cheeky quips and tends to divulge personal stories but her most recent revelation could possibly resonate with many viewers 42

November 13, 2018 7:32 PM Alternative provision schools: 'We all deserve an education'

Research by the BBC has revealed that the number of fixed-term exclusions in the most deprived areas of England has gone up by over 70% in the last four years - four times the rate of the least deprived, which has risen by 15%. Nearly 50,000 pupils are now taught in alternative provision - schools which provide education for pupils outside of mainstream 48

November 12, 2018 5:19 PM Samir Nasri set for Premier League return with West Ham after doping ban

Ex-Manchester City star Samir Nasri is likely to be offered a contract by West Ham worth £80,000 a week, Sky News understands. It is understood the Frenchman, who is about to return to football following an 18 month doping ban, is currently undergoing a medical at the London club. Nasri, 31, was suspended from playing after breaking drug rules by having 60

November 8, 2018 9:51 PM Arsenal balls: Danny Welbeck’s ‘horror’ injury revealed

Arsenal v Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League, and Danny Welbeck suffers a “horror ankle injury” that “leaves Arsenal team-mates shocked”. So says the Daily Mail. It looks pretty nasty. But the paper has no idea what the damage is. “Danny Welbeck out for the season?” asks the BBC. Dunno. Is he? The Sun agrees that it is a “horror injury”. Welbeck contested 45

November 7, 2018 9:42 PM Raheem Sterling penalty: Worst penalty decision ever?

On Wednesday night, Raheem Sterling became - to our knowledge - the first footballer to be fouled by his own toe. Through on goal with his side 1-0 up in their Champions League tie against Shakhtar Donetsk, Sterling pulled back his left foot to shoot, but instead of sweetly hitting leather he jabbed the end of his boot into the turf and collapsed to the floor 42

November 6, 2018 3:14 PM England book a one-night stand with former Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney

In its desperation for bums on seats and to milk the England brand, the FA have commissioned Wayne Rooney for a one-might stand. The former Manchester United striker and England captain has been picked to play in a friendly against the USA at Wembley. The match has been called “The Wayne Rooney Foundation International”, but the Times says the player’s 37

November 5, 2018 4:03 PM Davina McCall sends emotional message to Big Brother

Davina McCall has sent a message to the presenters and crew of Big Brother ahead of the show's final episode. The TV presenter posted a video on Twitter from Manchester, where she is filming Channel 4's The £100K Drop. "I know it is going to be hard tonight but I'm sending you all so much love," she told current presenters Emma Willis and Rylan Clark-Neal 72

November 4, 2018 5:44 PM Alderley Edge: Man and child killed in crash between car and minibus

A man and a child have died and nine people were injured in a crash between a car and minibus. The crash happened just after midnight on Sunday on the A34 in Alderley Edge, Cheshire Police said. North West Ambulance Service confirmed a man and a child were killed in the collision. Among the injured was a child, who was taken for treatment to Royal Manchester 39

November 4, 2018 3:48 PM Beckham in line for top US honour

HE MAY have been denied a knighthood, but David Beckham's new billion-dollar football team could net him America's top civilian honour. The 42-year-old former Manchester United and England captain is being quietly lined up as a contender for the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It claimed they will have sunk $1billion (£782million) into the project by the time Inter 51

November 1, 2018 1:39 PM Whyte v Chisora: British heavyweights set for O2 Arena bout in December

British heavyweights Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora will fight at London's O2 Arena on 22 December, two years after a brutal first encounter. The pair contested one of the most eye-catching bouts of 2016, with Whyte narrowly taking a split-decision win. "This will be Chisora's last fight, the donkey's last ride," said Whyte, 30. "I think that he needs 49