Sport by Press Association April 6, 2018, 11:06 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppLinkedInEmail Sign up to our Sport newsletter Subscribe todaySubscribe today from 99p Conor McGregor has been released on bail after being charged with assault following a backstage disturbance at the UFC 223 media day in New York on Thursday. The 29-year-old handed himself in to police after footage emerged online in which he appeared to throw a hand truck at a bus taking rival fighters away from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Irishman, one of only four men to have won UFC titles in two weight classes, had his case heard at a criminal court in Brooklyn and his bail was set at 50,000 US dollars (£35,500). Both McGregor and Cian Cowley, also a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter – whose bail was set at 25,000 US dollars (£17,750) after he was charged with assault – are due to next appear at a New York court on June 14. McGregor, who last fought when he was beaten … [Read more...] about Conor McGregor released on bail after UFC fighter lands New York assault charge
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DANNY JOHNSON was at the double after emerging from the bench to earn Gateshead a 3-3 draw at Leyton Orient in the FA Trophy quarter-final. The Heed made a dramatic comeback from three goals down after Johnson was thrpown on with 32 minutes remaining in a bid to change things. The decision proved a masterstroke because the striker scored his first goals since finding the net at Maidenhead in November. Loading article content “I’ve come on, I’ve hit two absolutely perfect and they go in where in the last three or four months I haven’t had the rub of the green, I haven’t had that luck,” Johsnon told the club website. Orient had cruised into a comfortable lead with goals from Josh Koroma (36), Ebou Adams (52) and then Josh Coulson (57). That third led to the introduction of Johnson and after he oulled one back in the 68th minute he added another ten minutes later. That made for a great finale when Richard Peiket struck in stoppage-time. … [Read more...] about Gateshead fight back to stay in Trophy as York move up to fifth
0 Have your say A Far Cry from Kensington is set precisely in 1954 and ’55. It is narrated by a woman called Nancy Hawkins who is looking back, decades on from the 1950s, on her early life. The young Mrs Hawkins in 1954 is a war-widow and 28 years old (Spark was 26 in 1954 and separated from her husband). Mrs Hawkins is very fat: “I was massive in size, strong-muscled, huge-bosomed, with wide hips, hefty long legs, a bulging belly and fat backside.” Mrs Hawkins – which is how she is referred to through most of the novel – is living in a boarding house in Kensington. The “Far Cry” of the title reflects the distance she has travelled since then. Her reminiscences centre around life in the house, with its assorted, eccentric tenants, and her rackety career in two London publishing houses, from the small and indigent (the Ullswater Press) to the large and prosperous (Mackintosh & Tooley) and, eventually, an intellectual magazine called … [Read more...] about Chapter One of A Far Cry From Kensington by Muriel Spark, with an introduction by William Boyd
Rowntree Wharf and the flats it contains are familiar to many in the city today. But somehow it doesn't seem to have quite the grandeur now that it retained in a 1969 photograph from The Press' archive. Yorkshire Evening Press writer Ronald Willis wrote an evocative piece to accompany this photograph in the newspaper all those years ago. "Rising to six storeys on a slim tongue of land, dwarfing the backyard industries that surround it, is what Lord Esher has called 'the great warehouse of the Foss'," he wrote. "On misty mornings a sideways look down any street branching off York's Stonebow, Foss Islands Road or Walmgate reveals the impressive mass of this cathedral of commerce, stranded like a grey leviathan on the marsh. "Even today (this was in 1969, remember) people sometimes call it Leetham's Mill, though it is 41 years since the family connection was cut and 39 years since flour was milled on the banks of the Foss..." Lovely stuff, Ronald. An even earlier photo, dating … [Read more...] about The ‘great warehouse of the Foss’ and other old photos of York
COULD The Howl & The Hum be York's next band to break through? Frontman Sam Griffiths has long been touted as the city's best songwriter awaiting discovery, in the wake of the resurgent, going-for-gold-again Shed Seven and the quietly wonderful Benjamin Francis Leftwich, who may now have a London postal address but still holds York so dearly in his heart. Griffiths, a floppy haired, bespectacled former University of York English Literature and Philosophy student, was reading the thoughts of agent-provocateur artist Grayson Perry when The Press met him at Spring Espresso in Fossgate on the day that he and bass player Bradley Blackwell, drummer Jack Williams and electric guitarist Conor Hirons, the former Littlemores leader, were setting out on their first tour of 2018. They played a free gig at The Sesh at the Polar Bear in Hull on Tuesday; Bristol awaits tonight, Coventry tomorrow, Newcastle on Saturday; and Valentine's Night will be spent romancing Leeds at Oporto, in Call … [Read more...] about What’s the buzz around The Howl And The Hum, York’s best new band?