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January 2, 2019 11:54 AM Big Bash League: Jos Buttler shines but Joe Root fails again

England's Jos Buttler made his third half-century in four innings as Joe Root failed again for Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League. Buttler scored 55 off 54 balls in the Thunder's thrilling one-run win over Perth Scorchers in Sydney. England Test captain Root managed only five and now averages 13 in five matches in his first season in Australia's Twenty 68

December 29, 2018 12:55 PM Ruth Strauss dies aged 46 as a result of rare lung cancer

Ruth Strauss, the wife of former England captain and director of cricket Andrew Strauss, has died at the age of 46 as a result of a rare lung cancer. She was diagnosed with the disease in December 2017, and her husband stepped down from his role at the ECB in October after three and a half years. Andrew Strauss said it gave the family "huge comfort" 79

December 28, 2018 7:55 PM PDC World Darts Championship: Defending champion Rob Cross beaten by Luke Humphries

Defending champion Rob Cross was knocked out of the PDC World Championship after suffering a shock 4-2 defeat against Luke Humphries. Second seed Cross, 28, looked in control at 2-0 up but his 90th-ranked opponent found his range on the doubles and rattled off three successive sets. Humphries, 23, had the darts at 2-2 in the sixth set and missed one dart at double 92

December 28, 2018 2:59 AM More than half a million potholes reported last year

More than half a million potholes were reported by members of the public to local authorities for repair last year, according to new research. The RAC claims the "shocking" figures prove road conditions are worsening. The data was obtained from Freedom of Information requests to the 212 councils responsible for roads in Great Britain, of which 161 authorities 88

December 18, 2018 8:16 PM Farage reveals REAL reason no-deal Brexit is 'HORROR story' for EU

NIGEL Farage made a brilliant point about why leaving the EU without a deal would be a nightmare for the bloc. “He did his best to keep us inside that customs union and I think he felt with the withdrawal agreement that he’d got where he needed to be. Thousands of troops are to be put on stand-by to help with potential disruption from a no-deal Brexit 59

December 12, 2018 7:18 PM Royal SNUB: Inside the Queen’s ‘GRAVE CONCERNS’ about Kate Middleton

THE Queen is said to have had "grave concerns" over Prince William’s girlfriend Kate Middleton before they announced their engagement. Kate Middleton and Prince William, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, announced their engagement in 2010 and married at Westminster Abbey in 2011. Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis’ parents dated on and off for around 44

December 11, 2018 5:45 AM Newspaper headlines: 'Desperate' May's Brexit rescue mission

The Mail leads with Theresa May's "last-ditch mission to salvage her Brexit deal" hours after avoiding a "humiliating" defeat by deferring the MPs' vote in the Commons. It describes the "shambolic scenes" after Tuesday's vote was ditched just half an hour after Downing Street had confirmed it was going ahead. In a play on the famous remark by Margaret 236

December 10, 2018 8:03 AM Transplanted organs gave patients cancer

The family of a man who died after receiving a liver transplant from a donor with undetected cancer has called for more thorough tests. Tom Tyreman, 63, from Stockton, initially recovered after the operation at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital a year ago, but died of cancer in February. There was later found to be a small cancerous tumour in the donor organ 38

December 7, 2018 4:20 PM Homophobic dad speaks about his son coming out as gay in emotional LBC call

LBC host Nick Ferrari was left lost for words, after a caller opened up about regretting their homophobic views in an emotional interview. But Ferrari was overcome with emotion after one caller, Mark, said that he held extreme homophobic views until his son came out as gay. The caller said: “I was brought up with a religious view that homosexuality was wrong 68

December 4, 2018 8:42 AM Rail chaos: GTR ordered to spend £15m on improvements for passengers

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) must contribute £15m towards improvements in services for rail passengers and will make no profit in 2018, the Department for Transport (DfT) has said. The company has already spent a similar amount in passenger compensation after chaos following May's new timetables. The DfT said: "Performance after the May timetable change 63