Former Derby County man Craig Fagan has landed himself a new job with Southend United. Fagan - a member of the Rams' 2006-07 promotion-winning squad - has been named manager of the Essex club's under-23 team. The 36-year-old had previously been part of the under-23 coaching staff at Hull City. Before that, he had gained experience coaching Southend's under-16 side. "I’m coming to somewhere which I already know and had some joy in a sense that some of the lads that are already here when I was coaching the under-16s ended up getting scholars," said Fagan. "That’s a bit of a draw to come back and be involved with these lads again, so I can’t wait to get started. "It’s under-23 manager which is a bit more added responsibility to what I was doing at Hull so it’s another step in the right direction for me. "I’ve worked with everyone in the Academy before - Ian Hart, head of coaching, Danny Heath, the under-18 manager, who I will be working closely with and … [Read more...] about Derby County promotion winner lands new job
Jeremy Corbyn has met children at a lunch club in Swansea to highlight Labour’s policies for young people, in the latest of a series of campaign-style stops as his party gears up for a possible snap general election. The Labour leader claimed the government was “failing a whole generation of children” and vowed his party would “unlock the potential of every child, not just a lucky few” as he helped to serve lunches, alongside the MP for Swansea East, Carolyn Harris. He pointed to Labour policies including extending free school meals to all primary schoolchildren, ending the benefits cap, and building 1m affordable homes. Boris Johnson’s government has already made a string of manifesto-ready promises, on everything from boosting police numbers to improving hospital food, fuelling speculation that he is preparing for an early poll, either after Brexit day – or earlier, if he is forced into it. Corbyn meanwhile hopes to tempt back many of those … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn accuses Tories of failing a generation of children
The Associated Press Published 11:34 AM EDT Aug 23, 2019 CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago judge on Friday named a special prosecutor to look into why state prosecutors abruptly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett that accused him of staging a racist, anti-gay attack against himself. Cook County Judge Michael Toomin's appointment of former U.S. attorney Dan Webb raises the possibility that the special prosecutor could bring new charges against the former "Empire" actor. Smollett, who is black and gay, maintains that the January attack was real and wasn't staged. There was no immediate reaction from Smollett or his legal team. In July, he attempted but failed to derail the appointment of a special prosecutor, arguing in a motion that the criminal case against Smollett was "a travesty of justice" that robbed him of the presumption of innocence. Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx issued a statement pledging "full cooperation" with the special … [Read more...] about Jussie Smollett news: Special prosecutor named to look into case
Jeanine Santucci USA TODAY Published 2:54 PM EDT Aug 23, 2019 The Koch family announced on Friday morning that David Koch, the 79-year-old former Koch Industries executive and conservative political activist, passed away. The billionaire had been dealing with declining health and stepped down from his role in the family’s operations in 2018. David and older brother Charles, 83, together used millions of dollars to co-pilot a massive movement that has shaped conservative politics. Their brand of limited government and free-market capitalism is a staple of how they have shaped contemporary conservatism, according to author Christopher Leonard. Leonard’s recently released book “Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America” details the Koch brothers’ hand in stirring climate change denial, bolstering corporate influence on politics and overall pushing the Republican Party to be more conservative. … [Read more...] about David Koch dies: Who are the Koch brothers?
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