The Sinn Fein MP who posted a video showing him with a Kingsmill-branded loaf on his head on the anniversary of the Kingsmills massacre has posted a new tweet offering to meet the bereaved families. Barry McElduff, the West Tyrone MP, has been castigated across social media and been urged to resign by unionist politicians after posting the video on Friday. He offered an apology and deleted the video early on Saturday, saying: “Have deleted video post. Had not realised or imagined for a second any possible link between product brand name and Kingsmill Anniversary,” he said. “Further, I apologise for any hurt or offence caused. Never my intention to offend anyone who has suffered grievously.” However, despite the apology, Mr McElduff continued to attract almost universal criticism. Now in a new post on Saturday evening, Mr McEldufff offered to meet the bereaved families of the Protestant workmen murdered by the IRA in south Armagh in 1976. He posted: … [Read more...] about Barry McElduff: I’ll meet Kingsmill families if they are willing
Coleraine 7 Lisburn Distillery 0 Coleraine surged into the sixth round of the Tennent's Irish Cup following their 7-0 hammering of Lisburn Distillery at The Showgrounds. Stephen Dooley was impressive on his return for the Bannsiders, who edged in front inside 60 seconds, and they never looked back. Dooley and Jamie McGonigle followed up Gareth McConaghie's early header to leave the hosts in total control at the break. Further goals from Matthew Smith, Ian Parkhill and Matthew Kirk (2) left Oran Kearney's men in seventh heaven at the final whistle. The hosts made the perfect start as McConaghie headed home Darren McCauley's corner inside the first minute. Coleraine were unsurprisingly dominating possession and went close again on seven minutes as McGonigle picked out Eoin Bradley in the box, but the striker could not hit the target with his header. Bradley scooped another effort over the bar on 16 minutes after good build up play by Dooley. The Bannsiders carved out another good … [Read more...] about IRISH CUP: Seven up for Coleraine as they see off Distillery
PUBLISHED: 18:10 06 January 2018 | UPDATED: 19:54 06 January 2018 Stuart Watson Mick McCarthy shouts his team orders during Ipswich Town's 1-0 FA Cup defeat to Sheffield United. Photo: Steve Waller © Copyright Stephen Waller Ipswich Town exited the FA Cup at the first hurdle for the eighth successive season, losing 1-0 at home to Championship rivals Sheffield United this afternoon. Here’s what Blues boss Mick McCarthy had to say in his post-match press conference. What’s your assessment of that? “My assessment is I thought we played well up until the goal. I’m not unhappy with the performance. I’ve just been asked if I’m really unhappy – no, I’m not. I’m not unhappy with the performance, but I’m unhappy wit the result “It probably sums this moment in time for us up when we have an appeal for a penalty which could have been given. But I’ve no idea what a penalty is now having seen them all this week. … [Read more...] about ‘They are a bit sick of the same old’ – McCarthy reflects on another early FA Cup exit
LOOSE Women star Stacey Solomon poked fun at her boyfriend Joe Swash as they accidentally wore matching outfits on a date.The 28-year-old shared a shot of them both wearing ripped black jeans and denim jackets as they got ready for a night out.Striking a pose, she captioned it: “When you and your boyfriend turn up for a date wearing the same outfit.She continued, asking her followers: “😂 Who wore it better? Why does he insist on dressing like me? Paaahahahaha 😂😬”Stacey’s fans loved the picture and took to Instagram to comment on how great they looked.One person wrote: “What a perfect couple two lovely individuals, made even better by each other.”While another commented: “Ye are just two peas in a pod! Made for each other 💕.”And someone else added: “Love joes face but @staceysolomon u wore it better 😘🙈.”The reality star has been dating fellow presenter Joe since 2015 and they … [Read more...] about Loose Women’s Stacey Solomon pokes fun at boyfriend Joe Swash as they accidentally wear matching outfits on a date
THE Voice judge Tom Jones has been struggling to adjust to life without his beloved wife Melinda Trenchard.But how long were they together, and when did Linda die? Here's their story...Linda passed away on April 10, 2016 - in Cedars Sinai Hospital, LA - at the age of 75.Also known as Lady Woodward, her death followed a "short but fierce" battle with lung cancer.Speaking to The Sun's Dan Wootton last year, the heartbroken Sex Bomb singer says he has no plans to remarry.He added: “I’m still trying to get over that. I don’t think I ever will, so the last thing on my mind is marriage.”He's vowed to keep working, and previously told Lorraine Kelly: "Music is saving my life."Tom and Linda were childhood sweethearts, who were married for 59 years.The couple tied the knot on March 2, 1957, when they were both 16.Former factory worker Linda stood by her man despite many well-publicised infidelities.At the height of his fame, Tom was sleeping with up to 250 … [Read more...] about When did Tom Jones’ wife Melinda Trenchard die, how many children did they have and how long were they married?