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January 4, 2019 12:36 PM Chelsea fan banned from matches for three years over homophobic abuse

A Chelsea fan has been banned from attending football matches for three years after admitting shouting homophobic abuse. George Bradley, 20, was fined £965 and handed a ban by Brighton Magistrates’ Court after admitting a charge of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress. The football fan was accused 94

January 3, 2019 5:06 PM MSC Zoe: Islands hit as 270 containers fall off ship

Extensive debris has washed up on islands off the Dutch north coast after some 270 containers including chemicals fell off a cargo ship in a storm. As the extent of pollution became clear on five islands including Terschelling, coastguards searched the North Sea for missing containers. The cargo fell off the MSC Zoe near the German island of Borkum 81

January 2, 2019 10:02 AM Megamillions winner: Who has won $425million winning ticket sold? What state was it won?

THE NEW Year has started extremely well for one lucky winner who will start 2019 $425 richer, as they matched all six numbers in the Mega Millions lottery. A lucky New Yorker has secured $425 million in the Mega Millions lottery. The winning numbers for the New Year’s Day draw were 57, 70, 34, 62, 44 and a gold Mega Ball of 14. A statement on the Mega Millions 123

December 31, 2018 12:44 AM Why legalising gay sex in India is not a Western idea

The decriminalisation of gay sex was arguably the biggest news story of 2018 in India. So, it wasn't surprising when it became a hotly debated topic at one of the year-end parties I recently attended in Delhi. The common consensus was that the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a colonial-era law has pushed the country towards adopting Western ideals 86

December 30, 2018 11:03 AM Cameron Bancroft makes two on Big Bash return after ban for ball-tampering

Cameron Bancroft made only two on his return from a nine-month ban for ball-tampering as Perth Scorchers lost to Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash. The 26-year-old Australia batsman, whose ban ended on Saturday, lasted only three deliveries in the Scorchers' 107-8 in Launceston. Bancroft was caught using sandpaper to alter the condition of the ball against 71

December 27, 2018 3:31 PM High Street boost: Free parking to help traders

SHOPPERS should be allowed to park for free to help revive the fortunes of the High Street. Two hours free parking would encourage more people to head to town centres instead of retail parks, according to communities minister Jake Berry. He said: "It has been tried in a number of places. Where I have seen it succeed, the free parking lasts for two hours 89

December 24, 2018 3:47 PM Fake Catholic priest unmasked in Spain after 18 years

A man who pretended to be a priest for more than 18 years has been dismissed by the Catholic Church in Spain. Miguel Angel Ibarra carried out weddings and baptisms, first in Colombia and then in southern Spain, despite having never been ordained. Those ceremonies will still be recognised, the Church says, but not his communions or the confessions he heard 76

December 22, 2018 4:06 PM Police search home after Gatwick drone arrests

Two people - a 47-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman from the town - were arrested late on Friday and are being questioned over "criminal use of drones" at the airport. Crawley is around five miles from the airport, which is Britain's second busiest and serves more than 43 million passengers a year. The disruption began at around 9pm on Wednesday and flight 73

December 21, 2018 10:59 PM British drugs kingpin JAILED in France after MASSIVE 1.3-tonne cocaine seizure

The serial drug dealer, Robert Dawes, rose through the ranks to command a widely feared global network. From Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, Dawes was convicted of drug trafficking offences. The conviction came following a 1.3-tonne cocaine seizure at a Paris Airport, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said. The NCA described the 46-year-old as “one of the most influential 81

December 19, 2018 10:44 AM Banksy Port Talbot: Is THIS grafitti of a child a work of art by Banksy?

GRAFITTI resembling the hand of Banksy has popped up along two garage walls in Port Talbot in Wales - but is it a genuine Banksy? Swansea Bay resident Rachel Honey-Jones, 33, said: “It's amazing, an incredible addition to Port Talbot. "Everything about it is political messaging, the way the boy has been drawn, the positioning near the steelworks, the fact it was done just after 285