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June 24, 2017 11:14 PM BBC leading the charge in Twenty20's TV revolution with the ECB set to announce new broadcast deal

The coverage of English cricket is set to change forever this week when the ECB announces a new broadcast deal. Central to plans which administrators hope will bring in more than £1billion to the game over five years from 2020 is the presence of live English cricket on a major free-to-air terrestrial TV channel for the first time since the 2005 Ashes 5

June 24, 2017 7:59 PM Jeremy Corbyn gets rock star reception from the Glastonbury crowds during Pyramid Stage speech

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn got a reception usually reserved for rockstars when he addressed an enthusiastic crowd of thousands at the Glastonbury music festival. In a remarkable change of fortunes the 68-year-old political veteran was one of the star turns at this year's music festival following Labour's successes at the General Election. Mr Corbyn 4

June 24, 2017 6:35 PM Jeremy Corbyn gets rapturous reception at Glastonbury

In his speech to thousands of festival-goers, the Labour leader urged Theresa May to call another General Election. Teenagers lined up with "Jezza" written on their faces in red lipstick, and flags saying "We heart Corbyn" flew above the crowd of thousands who gathered rhythmically chanting "Oh Jeremy Corbyn". The Labour leader gave a stirring and impassioned 3

June 24, 2017 9:58 AM Andrea Leadsom's 'Patriotic' Brexit Broadcasting Call Slammed By Tim Farron As 'Sinister'

Calls by a Cabinet minister for broadcasters to be “patriotic” over Brexit have been branded “sinister” by Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron. She told BBC Newsnight: “It would be helpful if broadcasters were willing to be a bit patriotic. “The country took a decision, this Government is determined to deliver on that decision.” Newsnight anchor Emily 11

June 23, 2017 8:57 AM Brexit: EU citizens deal fails to allay fears

Proposals from Theresa May to allow EU citizens to stay in the UK have not allayed the fears of those affected. Mrs May unveiled plans at a Brussels summit on Thursday, which would grant a new "UK settled status" to EU migrants who had lived in the UK for five years. But Europeans living here said they are still "panicked" and the proposals give "more 13

June 22, 2017 1:18 AM Theresa May to present Brexit plans to EU leaders

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is to address EU leaders on her plans for the issue of expats' rights after Brexit. Mrs May will head to Brussels for her first European summit since she lost her Commons majority in the general election. It comes the day after measures to enable Brexit dominated the Queen's Speech and with the Conservatives still trying 12

June 21, 2017 3:36 PM Monitoring group: Turkey bolsters its troops in north Syria

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian activists say Turkey has sent reinforcements into northern Syria, possibly in preparation for battles Ankara is anticipating with local Kurdish forces. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says a column of armored vehicles was deployed to the Syrian towns of Azaz and Marea on Wednesday. The towns, held by Turkey-backed 4

June 20, 2017 12:43 PM Mourinho accused of tax fraud during Real Madrid stint

Manchester United boss José Mourinho has been accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors investigating his time as Real Madrid's head coach. The Portuguese manager is accused of defrauding Spain of €3.3m (£2.9m; $3.6m) in taxes between 2011 and 2012. He has yet to comment on the claim. A prosecutor says he did not declare income from the use of his image 8

June 19, 2017 10:42 PM Taoiseach raises prospect of UK row-back on Brexit plan

At a behind-closed-doors meeting in Downing Street, Mr Varadkar told his counterpart Theresa May that his "heart breaks" over the decision by the UK to leave the EU. The Fine Gael leader described the move as a "tragedy", telling Mrs May the door is "firmly open" if the UK changes its mind. Mr Varadkar followed French President Emmanuel Macron by raising 9

June 19, 2017 7:46 PM Central African Republic, armed groups sign deal in Rome

ROME (AP) - Representatives of most of the armed groups in Central African Republic have signed an agreement to honor an immediate cease-fire after more than three years of sectarian conflict that have left thousands dead. The announcement Monday in Rome followed negotiations between Central African Republic's nascent government and 13 of the 14 armed 4