With Wimbledon, the Cricket World Cup and the Formula 1 British Grand Prix in the next seven days, it promises to be a memorable week for sports fans in the United Kingdom. Grand slam tennis continues with the second week of Wimbledon at the All England Club. The women’s and men’s singles finals take place on Saturday 13 July and Sunday 14 July respectively. It’s also the final week of the ICC Cricket World Cup. In the semi-finals India face New Zealand at Old Trafford in Manchester on Tuesday and host nation England take on rivals Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Thursday. In motor sport, practice gets under way for the F1 British GP at Silverstone on Friday. Qualifying is on Saturday and the race in on Sunday. Can five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton win in front of his home crowd? It’s a Super Sunday Here’s a date to mark for your sporting diary: Sunday 14 July. It’s going to be a “Super … [Read more...] about 2019 sports event calendar and TV guide: what’s on in July?
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June’s sporting month started with a bang after Liverpool beat Tottenham in the Champions League final and Andy Ruiz Jr shocked Anthony Joshua in the world heavyweight boxing title fight in New York. Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over Spurs in the Madrid final was the last club match in Europe this season. However, there’s still international football to come this week with the Uefa Nations League semi-finals and final in Portugal and the start of the Fifa Women’s World Cup in France. On Wednesday 5 June Portugal face Switzerland in the first Nations League semi-final in Porto then a day later the Netherlands take on England in Guimaraes. The Nations League final will be held on Sunday 9 June. All matches are live on Sky Sports. The Fifa Women’s World Cup starts on Friday 7 June when host nation France face South Korea (8pm, live on BBC One). There are 48 Women’s World Cup matches this month followed by the two semi-finals, … [Read more...] about 2019 sports event calendar and TV guide: what’s on in June?
GBP weekly currency update But Brexit got nasty. The speaker of the House of Commons ruled that the government cannot bring back “substantially the same” meaningful vote again and again. The prime minister harangued MPs for not bending to her will. The EU refused to extend Brexit Day to the end of June, setting 12 April as the deadline if parliament rejects her deal again. So investors have no idea how it all will end: at least that hasn’t changed since last week. EUR weekly currency update Among the economic data the most important were for (finalised) euro zone inflation and investor confidence. Pessimism declined in Germany from -13.4 to -3.6 and in Euroland as a whole from -16.6 to -2.5. Inflation came in at 1.5%, as expected. Euroland’s trade surplus widened to €17 billion. Of itself that was not remarkable but the zone’s surplus with the United States and its deficit with China grew bigger, potentially increasing tension in both directions: … [Read more...] about Weekly Update 22nd March 2019
Lewis Hamilton begins the defence of his world championship in Melbourne on Sunday. The 34-year-old Mercedes star is bidding to win his sixth crown and move to within just one of Michael Schumacher ’s record. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, however, is expected to mount another title challenge this season, while Max Verstappen in the Red Bull will want to give Hamilton a run for his money. Here is all you need to know about the 2019 F1 season calendar, with the season set for 21 races, and how you can get your hands on tickets: F1 calendar 2019 March 17 - Australian Grand Prix March 31 - Bahrain Grand Prix April 14 - Chinese Grand Prix April 28 - Azerbaijan Grand Prix May 12 - Spanish Grand Prix May 26 - Monaco Grand Prix June 9 - Canadian Grand Prix June 23 - French Grand Prix June 30 - Austrian Grand Prix July 14 - British Grand Prix July 28 - German Grand Prix August 4 - Hungarian Grand Prix September 1 - Belgian Grand Prix September 8 - Italian Grand Prix September 22 - … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about F1 2019 calendar, races and full TV schedule
Twenty years ago a bucket list would have been something your dad might have taken to B&Q. Now it is something more and more people draw up to ensure, when on their deathbed, their best memories aren't little more than a few particularly good episodes of Midsomer Murders. Many people's bucket lists will have ambitious aspirations such as skydiving, swimming around the Great Barrier Reef or attending a World Cup final. But the goals don't have to be crazily expensive or involve you visiting a far-flung continent. With this in mind, we came up with a list for Crawley residents, of things you should do in the town before you die. 1: Feed the meerkats at Tilgate Nature Centre The star attraction at the nature centre, the meerkats are amazingly cute and mischievous. Watching them scurry around and play is fun, but it's nothing compared with getting in their enclosure with them and having them scamper over your shoulders. The centre lets you book a Meet the Meerkats experience, … [Read more...] about 9 things to do in Crawley before you die