Christian B, who lived in the Algarve region of Portugal when 3-year-old Madeleine vanished from her bedroom in 2007, had challenged the validity of the European arrest warrant issued by Germany because it cited a drugs conviction but not the 2005 rape charge. … [Read more...] about Madeleine McCann latest news: Christian B ‘hopes of early release have been dashed’
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Business Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has posted a US$1.5bn loss, with its Australian and United Kingdom newspaper businesses suffering sharp declines in revenue and its Foxtel pay-TV business in Australia bleeding subscribers, new financial results for 2019-20 show. News Corp Australia and News UK revenue declined 16% and 13% respectively across the year. The results come in a tumultuous week for News Corp after James Murdoch resigned from the board citing “disagreements” over editorial content. Asian shares have mostly been lower. Investors are awaiting a US report on jobs later Friday for another gauge of the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The pound is worth $1.311 and €1.108 while the FTSE is trending around 20 points down at time of writing. … [Read more...] about Friday briefing: Vulnerable children left in filthy cells, says custody monitor
Attacking midfield: Matheus Pereira (West Brom) Pereira made West Brom flow in the final third, providing a league-high 17 assists and scoring eight goals. It explains why Sporting Lisbon, his parent club, once inserted a €60m buyout clause. That the Brazilian was the most-fouled player in the league (115 times) speaks volumes for how defenders struggled to get to grips with his trickery. West Brom triggered a clause to activate a £8.25m permanent transfer in June. … [Read more...] about Who makes our Football League teams of the season for 2019-20?
In September 1991, the West End of Newcastle was hit by riots that spread across Tyneside after two joy-riders died in a police chase on the Coast Road at Wallsend to the east of Newcastle. By comparison to events such as Handsworth or the Broadwater Farm riots, the rioting was pretty subdued, but it still resulted in the burning out of the post office on Armstrong Road where I’d photographed women queuing to cash their child benefit cheques four years earlier. … [Read more...] about Newcastle’s West End: Elswick to Newburn – in pictures