Newcastle United succumbed to their second defeat of pre-season in a low-key reverse at Preston. United took the lead when Jonjo Shelvey’s free-kick beat Declan Rudd but after missing a penalty in the second half, Paul Gallagher punished them with two spot kicks of his own to hand Steve Bruce something to think about. Newcastle still have work to do before the Arsenal game but here’s what we learned from their trip to Lancashire. Never mind the noise, this squad needs help Mike Ashley said a lot on Friday but he’ll forgive us for wanting to see some proof of his supposed re-engagement with Newcastle United before taking his words at face value. The United owner’s assertion that with Steve Bruce the club “might be onto something” depends entirely on what happens in the next 11 days – and how genuine he is about loosening the purse strings and encouraging Lee Charnley to get moving with further summer recruitment. Because for all that he has … [Read more...] about Five things we learned from Preston 2-1 NUFC
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Parenting is often seen as a serious business, which is why we appreciate it when mums and dads bring a bit of levity to child rearing. And Ryan Reynolds can always be relied on to inject a bit of humour into parenting. The Deadpool actor is father to two daughters, Inez and James, with Blake Lively, who is currently pregnant with their third child. While the 42-year-old does have sweet things to say about his family – for example telling Ellen DeGeneres last year that fatherhood has “really kind of made me a better person I think” – what he’s best known for are his hilarious tweets. Even though he might be a film star married to another famous actor, when it comes to parenting, Reynolds is oddly relatable. Here are some of the funniest ‘lessons’ we’ve learned from him – which are definitely to be taken with a large pinch of salt… 1. It’s tough letting go of your children, but it’s got to be done Well, … [Read more...] about 10 amusing parenting lessons we’ve learned from Ryan Reynolds
PUBLISHED: 12:19 17 July 2019 | UPDATED: 12:19 17 July 2019 Rev Ola Franklin, St Paul’s, Woodford Bridge Rev Ola Franklin feels St Paul had a real 'holiday from hell'. Archant If you've ever seen the TV programme Holidays from Hell, you'll be aware of all the things which could go wrong during a journey to your dream destination. losing your luggage; having your holiday ruined by poor weather; being delayed by transport problems; a diversion to a different destination; or arriving to find that they haven't yet finished building your hotel!Apart from that last problem, all those things happened to St Paul on his journey to Rome, as you can read in Acts chapters 27 and 28 - although he was going off to a trial rather than a pleasure trip. He was travelling with his friend Luke, who wrote the book of Acts. Imagine the postcard Luke might have written: You may also want to watch: "Surprise! Have been diverted to Malta following a shipwreck. Lost our … [Read more...] about Opinion: Much to learn from one another
UK By James Landale Diplomatic correspondent 5 June 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-48531769 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsConservative Party leadership contest As President Trump leaves the UK on the final day of … [Read more...] about What we’ve learned from Trump’s visit
By Amy MacBeath BBC Sport Scotland 29 May From the section Scotland Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48446887 Read more about sharing. A record crowd, a victory, and a country enthused by the impending World Cup adventure.There was plenty to enjoy about Scotland's 3-2 win over fellow finals debutants Jamaica at Hampden on Tuesday in what was their final warm-up fixture before travelling to France.Shelley Kerr's side will next be in action when they face England in their tournament opener Nice on June 9, before further group games against Japan and Argentina.But what lessons can be learned from the momentous triumph at Hampden? BBC Scotland takes a look...Scotland win in front of record crowdKerr hopes record crowd benefits playersMeet Scotland's squad for FranceKerr's preferred XIAsked if … [Read more...] about Scotland 3-2 Jamaica: What did we learn from Hampden send-off?