THE “rowdy” British traveller family which has wreaked havoc in New Zealand have left a hotel room strewn with rubbish and smelling of POO, it has been claimed. A cleaner at a motel in the Wellington area claims it took staff “hours” to clean the room which was covered with cans of Red Bull, spaghetti and ciggie butts. The family have been served a deportation notice while holidaying in New Zealand after being accused of theft, littering and swearing at locals, allegations that the family deny. Speaking with the Daily Mail, the unnamed cleaner also claims the family left the room stinking of “kids' poo.” She said: “It was really messy and it smelt like kids' poo. “I had to open all the windows, and I told to my boss to leave them open as well as the door, so it could air out.” The cleaner claims she spent three extra hours scrubbing the floor of the room with a brush to get rid of the putrid smell. She added: “We had to wash … [Read more...] about Brit traveller family causing mayhem in New Zealand ‘leave hotel room strewn with fags, Red Bull and spaghetti and smelling of poo’
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There are very few British coaches who could hold up a CV including stints at clubs across three continents, plus a spell in international football with a Champions League campaign to come. But Swansea's Andrew Sparkes is among them. When Sparkes' hometown club Swansea City are taking on Reading in the Championship on Saturday afternoon, he will be 8,300 miles away in the Orlando Pirates dug-out as they face Kaizer Chiefs in Johannesburg. The fixture is one of the biggest in African football. There will be 90,000-plus in attendance at FNB Stadium - which underwent a major upgrade for the 2010 World Cup - for the Soweto Derby. Sparkes made the move to South Africa in the summer, seeking regular first-team coaching after a number of years as Swansea's head of academy goalkeeping. And he cannot wait to experience the scale of the weekend's clash. "It's a busy week and a crazy week, like with any derby fixture," said Sparkes, who holds a UEFA ‘A’ Goalkeeper Licence and … [Read more...] about The former Swan at the heart of Africa’s biggest derby match
LAURA wakes up and reaches for her first hit, then straight away has two more. It’s enough to get her as far as the shower, but before she leaves the house the 23-year-old needs another two fixes to get her through her commute. Laura is an addict... of caffeine. And she is not alone. Coffee is now more popular than tea in the UK, with more than 22,000 coffee shops across the land, up from fewer than 10,000 ten years ago. And consumers appear to be craving ever-higher doses of caffeine – the most widely used psychoactive drug in the world. More and more people are upgrading their simple lattes to caffeine pills, energy drinks and bottled shots containing the equivalent of nine cups of coffee PER DOSE. GPs report rising numbers of cases of addicts downing the equivalent of 75 coffees A DAY in supplements — especially since the boom in so-called “smart drinks”, caffeine hits marketed as a way to get the brain working faster. The health impact can be … [Read more...] about ‘I thought I was having a heart attack… and I still see a therapist after near-fatal levels of caffeine pills’ — meet four coffee addicts
1. ARE HEARTS GENUINE TITLE CONTENDERS? Keith Jackson : They may not go the distance but they have set an almighty pace. Craig Levein’s men sit at the top of the table on merit and the more momentum they build the more realistic their chances will become. Anthony Haggerty : Yes. Welcome back Craig Levein. The Hearts boss has been a breath of fresh air and worked wonders since he reluctantly took the helm again. The men in maroon are beginning to believe something special is about to happen under Levein and it could you know. In the meantime lets just applaud and admire what is happening at Tynie. It is early days but credit where it is due. Craig Swan : Five matches is one thing. A full campaign of 38 games over 10 months is quite another and they won’t win it. However, given the return of an early League Cup Final last season, it opens a big door for the Jambos to use their current form and snatch a trophy. That’s a real target. Euan McLean : They are top of … [Read more...] about Are Hearts genuine title challengers after bright start to season?
Although weighing up the decision to leave Red Bull gave Daniel Ricciardo "a few sleepless nights," he felt his unexpected move to join Renault was inevitable. The Australian driver stunned F1 when, instead of signing a new deal with Red Bull on July 31 as widely anticipated, he announced days later he was joining Renault from 2019. Not, he said, because of an uneasy relationship with Dutch driver and teammate Max Verstappen. Ricciardo insists there was "no falling out or bad blood" with Verstappen, team principal Christian Horner or any of the management. His decision to leave was because he needed "fresh motivation" after feeling "frustrated and a bit numb" following so many years within Red Bull's set up. Ricciardo started in F1 with Toro Rosso — Red Bull's feeder team — in 2012 and joined Red Bull in 2014. "I was really torn with what to do and that process took time," Ricciardo said Thursday. "It wasn't easy. There were a lot of factors and variables in my mind. When I … [Read more...] about formula 1: Ricciardo had ‘sleepless nights’ about leaving Red Bull