We have an early start for today's Nottingham Forest webchat, due to the pre-East Midlands derby press conference this afternoon. We will kick-off at 11am and there should be plenty to talk about, as ever, ahead of one of the biggest games of the season. Aitor Karanka will be sweating over the fitness of Michael Dawson (hamstring) and Danny Fox (foot), who both remain major doubts ahead of the game, while Tobias Figueiredo will sit out the last of his three-match ban. The Reds will be looking to end a run of three consecutive defeats at Pride Park, where they have lost 2-0, 3-0 and 1-0 on their most recent visits, without finding the back of the net. The last Forest player to score at Pride Park was Ben Osborn, in January 2015, when he netted that memorable late winner at the other end of Brian Clough Way. Forest will hope for a similarly memorable moment as they head to face Frank Lampard's side with a squad Matty Cash believes is equipped to challenge for promotion this season. They … [Read more...] about Jermain Defoe and who leaves in January
Could you be holding a life-changing ticket worth an enormous £76m? Whether it's buying a few villas abroad, a family trip around the world, or donating to your favourite charity - there are endless possibilities for you to spend your cash on. The EuroMillions winning numbers for Friday, December 10 are 12, 29, 38, 42, 44. The Lucky Stars are 2, 12. The winning Thunderball numbers are 6, 9, 25, 33, 36 and the Thunderball is 2. The biggest ever Lotto winner was created in April 2016, when an anonymous player banked £35m. In January 2016 two ticket-holders walked away with £33m each. Before that, a main Lotto game jackpot of £42,008,610, was drawn in January 1996 and split between three anonymous winners, with each being awarded £14,002,870. Read More Looking for your next dream home? A single ticket also won £26.4 million on the New Year's Eve Lotto back in 2016. The UK National Lottery was first drawn on November 19, 1994. Half of all money spent by … [Read more...] about EuroMillions and Thunderball results: winning numbers for Friday, December 14
A CIVIL servant has vowed to stand by her fiancé after he was jailed for nine years for raping a heavily pregnant woman. Musician Gavin Carey, 28, ignored his victim’s desperate pleas that her unborn child could be hurt as he carried out the shocking attack. Carey denied rape but was convicted by a jury after a trial at Newcastle Crown Court in October. He’s now been caged for nine years and told he must sign the sex offenders register for life. After he was found guilty of rape, Carey proposed to his partner Lisa Finn, a manager at HMRC, who told the court: “I will stand by him with good reason.” The 28-year-old was sentenced just days after hosting an “engagement and farewell” bash with Miss Finn at a function room at their local pub in Washington, Tyne and Wear. Miss Finn, who has worked for HMRC for 25 years, filed a statement to the court about her rapist fiancé. The 41-year-old said: “Even though Gavin is much younger than … [Read more...] about Woman stands by fiance who raped pregnant woman and celebrated engagement in pub just days before being jailed for nine years
Penny Mordaunt is expected to become the first Cabinet minister to unveil detailed plans for a “managed" no deal to slash the UK's Brexit bill in a move that will fuel leadership speculation. The International Development Secretary is set to unveil her own plans to unblock the Brexit logjam by agreeing the two-year transition period after Britain leaves the EU on March 29 to allow the UK to develop a "“maximum facilitation” scheme to trade with the European Union. This would involve the UK continuing paying £10billion a year into the EU while plans are laid for an organised exit in early 2021. A £20billion bill to take Britain out of the EU is just over half the planned £39billion “Brexit bill”... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium … [Read more...] about Penny Mordaunt fuels leadership speculation with plan for a managed no deal that could halve Brexit bill
Charles Moore Follow 14 December 2018 • 9:00pm You will not often read it in this column, but the EU leaders are right. I give this sentence a paragraph to itself to allow readers space to recover. The members of the European Council, after listening to Theresa May on Thursday, are right to say that her demands are “not really clear”. She had earlier negotiated a deal with them. They thought it was done. This week, she decided not to put that deal to the House of Commons. Instead, she returned to Brussels, pleading. She told the leaders she is worried about the “perception” that the Northern Irish backstop might be permanent. It is not a perception: it will be a legal fact. The backstop has no “best before” date: it lasts as long as at least... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then … [Read more...] about A no deal Brexit is more likely than not. And what’s so dreadful about that?