Notts County have just seven games left to preserve their Football League status. The world's oldest Football League club are currently sat bottom of League Two, and three points from safety. Above them are two sides fighting to keep their heads above the water, well aware that two teams will be condemned to the drop in May. Macclesfield, promoted from the National League last season as champions, have a valuable game in-hand on their two rivals and under Sol Campbell are unbeaten in two. Perched precariously above the dotted line are Yeovil, who have just sacked manager Darren Way after a disastrous run of eight defeats in 10 games. The fight for survival is looking increasingly like a three-team contest for just one survival spot, and with neither the Magpies, Macclesfield and Yeovil set to face each other between now and May, we are faced with a real race to the finish... Yeovil Town - 22nd (36pts) v Newport (H) v Swindon (A) v Crawley (H) v Crewe (A) v Colchester (H) v Northampton … [Read more...] about Can Notts County pull off their greatest escape?
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A reclusive world-famous comic writer illustrator from Corby has designed a commemorative book of Royal Mail stamps. Alan Davis, who lived in Stuart Road and grew up in the town, has designed a new set of 15 stamps featuring comic book legends including Captain Britain, who he first illustrated in 1985. Alan learned to draw after copying the imported American superheroes in comics he bought on Corby market.But despite his popularity, 62-year-old Alan has never sought publicity for his achievements.In fact, until he was unmasked by reporter Tony Smith in the ET in 1989, nobody knew that the person who had drawn Batman and the X-Men was a former warehouse worker from Corby.Very few photos of Davis are in the public domain, and the mysterious illustrator only gives interviews on rare occasions. One of those was to the ET back in 1989, just a few years after he had first drawn Marvel’s revamped Captain Britain - the first superhero created for the UK market.Davis had a normal … [Read more...] about Mysterious Corby comic book legend gets Royal Mail stamp of approval
Press play to listen to this article By FLORIAN EDERwith ZOYA SHEFTALOVICH Send tips here | Tweet @florianeder | Listen to Playbook and view in your browser THERESA MAY IS BACK IN TOWN AGAIN … and EU officials have given up pretending the British PM is here for anything other than to demonstrate to her parliament and her party that she’s working on the non-domestic elements of Brexit. Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, who’ll be taking this week’s May-hand-holding shift, said from Stuttgart: “I expect a friendly conversation but I don’t expect a breakthrough.” Just for fun: Instead of a second Brexit referendum, why doesn’t Britain settle things with a good old-fashioned football match, asks POLITICO’s Eddy Wax, who put together the Remain and Leave teams for your amusement. GOOD MORNING. More Brexit below. But first, we’ll focus on a profound — and it seems final — split … [Read more...] about POLITICO Brussels Playbook: Orbán splits the EPP — China finally on Europe’s agenda — Decisions and consequences
In September 1950 the U.S. Air Force (USAF) conducted a massive daytime raid on the North Korean town of Sinuiju. The raid conducted by eighty B-29 bombers resulted in the greatest loss of life since the American atomic bombing of Nagasaki. The entire town, which was built from bamboo and wood, burned to the ground. More than 30,000 innocent civilians were burned alive. Unable to stop these raids by the air forces of the U.S., Britain and Australia, the North Koreans appealed to Moscow. The Russians sent in their latest MiG-15 flown by battle-hardened veterans of World War II. The result was dramatic. In the very first aerial battle between Russian and American planes over Korea on November 1, 1950, the Russians shot down two Mustangs, while losing none of their MiGs. “American mastery of the Korean skies had come to an end,” writes former fighter pilot Sergei Kramarenko in his book, ‘Air Combat Over the Eastern Front and Korea.’ Over the skies of Korea, … [Read more...] about Korean War: How the MiG-15 put an end to American mastery over the skies
The biggest names in music are gearing up to battle it out at the Grammys –.and it's all change this year. After criticism was levelled at the awards show for nominating just one female artist in the Album of the Year category (Lorde’s Melodrama), the Recording Academy decided to expand the four biggest Grammys categories – album, record, song of the year and best new artist – from five to eight nominees. They have also reportedly taken steps to diversify the Grammys voting body, nominating more women and people of colour to join as well as asking long term members to re-apply. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the 61st Grammy Awards. When are the Grammys? The Grammys will take place on Sunday February 10, starting at 5pm PST or 1am in the UK. Though 2018’s ceremony shook things up a little by decamping to Madison Square Gardens in New York City, it’s business as usual for this year, with the star-studded bash … [Read more...] about Get ready for music’s biggest night! The 2019 Grammys are coming