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June 18, 2018 12:28 AM Debit card payments more popular than cash

Debit card payments have overtaken cash use for the first time, new figures show, as contactless technology takes a firm hold on day-to-day spending. A total of 13.2 billion debt card payments were made last year, a rise of 14% on the previous year, according to banking trade body UK Finance. That outstripped the 13.1 billion cash payments made, as the use of notes 5

June 17, 2018 10:16 PM Sri Lanka captain Chandimal charged with changing ball

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The International Cricket Council has charged Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal with changing the condition of the ball during the second test against West Indies. The ICC announced the decision via Twitter on Sunday, and later said that Chandimal had pleaded not guilty. Match referee Javagal Srinath of India "will 6

June 17, 2018 8:58 PM Don't ruin future US Opens, warns Leishman

Marc Leishman has urged the USGA to take a leaf out of the PGA Tour's book to avoid ruining future US Opens, with a five-star list of upcoming venues including the iconic Pebble Beach. The Australian world No.14 hit out at US Open organiser the USGA after a disastrous four days at Shinnecock Hills during which chief executive Mike Davis apologised for "going 4

June 17, 2018 8:58 PM Mooy's mate wings it to Melbourne City

A recommendation from Aaron Mooy has helped Melbourne City land Scottish target Michael O'Halloran for two A-League seasons. O'Halloran, 27, is a winger who has represented Scotland at youth international level and joins the A-League from Glasgow Rangers. Mooy and O'Halloran overlapped at youth level for English club Bolton Wanderers. "Aaron Mooy is one of my closest 6

June 17, 2018 11:15 AM Jay-Z and Beyonce call out Grammys, Super Bowl and Spotify on new album

Jay-Z has appeared to confirm he turned down the chance to play the Super Bowl half-time show on a track from his new joint album with Beyonce. On Apeshit, the first featured track from their surprise project Everything Is Love, the rapper airs some grievances. The album, released by the duo under the name The Carters, stunned fans when it was dropped 6

June 17, 2018 10:57 AM Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal charged with ball-tampering by ICC

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has been charged with ball-tampering by the International Cricket Council (ICC) during a series in the West Indies. The ICC said Chandimal was "charged for breaching Level 2.2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct" which relates to "changing the condition of the ball". Umpires Aleem Dar and Ian Gould had raised concerns about 6

June 17, 2018 8:00 AM Lauren Goodger: ‘Love Island’s Alex deserves a chance – he’s my favourite!’

Lauren Goodger is hooked on watching Love Island but she takes time out to fill us in on the series so far – including who she wants to play matchmaker for. It’s no secret Lauren, 31, wants to be more involved with the ITV2 reality dating show, after she tweeted about wanting to help produce the show last week, writing ‘I want change some of the cast I can’t 5

June 16, 2018 4:55 PM Eight people injured after taxi hits crowds in Moscow

Moscow's traffic management authority said the driver had a licence issued in Kyrgyzstan and had not driven into the crowd of people deliberately. But video footage posted on social media showed the yellow Hyundai taxi swerve violently out of a line of stationary traffic, mount a pavement and collide with pedestrians. The vehicle then drove for around 7

June 16, 2018 7:01 AM Rhyl Liberty Players to paint vivid picture of post-war Britain in three night run

Tickets are still available to catch a Rhyl institution' celebrate the last of the song and dance men tonight. The Rhyl Liberty Players will mark their 75th summer with a production of John Osborne’s three act play The Entertainer, which will be at The Little Theatre for three nights. The play became the famous 1960 film with Laurence Olivier, who was nominated 6

June 15, 2018 10:40 AM Putin welcomes world to an 'open, hospitable and friendly' Russia as his World Cup gets underway

Vladmir Putin welcomed the world to 'an open, hospitable and friendly' Russia before his country's victory over Saudi Arabia tonight. Russia's triumph marked the biggest win in any World Cup opening game. The hosts defeated Saudi Arabia 5-0 — beating the 4-0 scoreline between Brazil and Mexico in 1950. 'Football is truly loved here and it is called love at first