Word of warning for Ed, not known as someone who is known for getting stuff done quickly when a long-running transfer saga is the alternative: Borussia Dortmund have set a time-limit of 10 August to agree a fee that is going to be north of £100m – with £108m set as the highest estimate. What happens if that deadline is not met is anyone’s guess, though smart money must be on, well, another long-running transfer saga. The suggestion is that United can pay in instalments. … [Read more...] about Football transfer rumours: Chelsea to go for £18m Reguilón over Chilwell?
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Dave van den Burgh was coaching the under-19s squad Richards was a part of. He took the handful of rookie call-ups to one side for a pep talk. “This is your first time here, but this is not your goal,” he said. “Your goal is to be on the other field,” and he pointed across to where Tab Ramos’ under-20s team were practicing. “He’s going to the [Fifa U-20] World Cup and you want to be on his team.” … [Read more...] about Chris Richards’ journey from Dallas to Munich: ‘I knew I’d be balling at Bayern’
“Much of England is owned by a very small number of landowners, who have a responsibility to better use their land in a way that helps address the climate and nature crises facing us all,” said Guy Shrubsole, a trees campaigner at Friends of the Earth. “A big part of [tackling these crises] means growing more trees, which would remove planet-wrecking carbon from the air and provide homes for wildlife.” … [Read more...] about England’s biggest landowners not growing enough trees – report
“Test & trace fiasco is timebomb” – the Mirror really ought to have chosen one derogative or the other. “Having virus may earn right to roam” – the i is reviving the immunity passport idea (maybe we’ll call it the “travel bug”). The Express says “Painkillers do more harm than good” and the Times has “Don’t give paracetamol to patients, doctors told” – that’s about treatment of chronic pain, and the warning also covers ibuprofen, aspirin and opioids. The Times’s picture slot goes to Spain’s runaway king-emeritus. The FT has “HSBC profits plummet 96% amid pandemic crisis and US-China spat” – here’s Larry Elliott on that one. … [Read more...] about Tuesday briefing: Britons flee Brexit by the thousands
On another occasion in early 2011, a senior officer reported "concerning" conversations with fellow commanders suggesting "possibly a deliberate policy among the current [redacted] Squadron to engage and kill fighting aged men on target even when they did not pose a threat". … [Read more...] about Defence Secretary to review SAS Afghanistan emails