Josh Jones is living the dream with Great Britain, on the back of a shock Grand Final with Salford. But while the 26-year-old forward is having the time of his life now, he admits the dark days are always in danger of reappearing. It’s a battle Jones has decided to reveal in a bid to help others who are struggling with depression. He said: “I’m a lot stronger mentally than I was two years ago but those dark days still come. “I went through a tough time and I was ready to give up rugby. Salford wanted rid of me and I wanted rid of them to be fair. “I was struggling to cope and I was an inch away from packing up and getting a job. “Luckily Tim Sheens, who was coach then, was great with me and I managed to find a good doctor who helped me find a way to cope with my demons better.” Jones’ problems escalated after joining Salford following an ill-fated spell in union with Exeter Chiefs three years ago. He said: “I used to worry about … [Read more...] about Josh Jones opens up on mental health struggles ahead of Great Britain bow
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Britain is under threat from more than 66 alien plant and animal species headed our way, experts warn, including a monster seaweed and a killer catfish. The ‘codium parvulum’ seaweed was recorded creating a giant mass weighing 6,000 tons off the coast of Israel. Now researchers warn it and other invasive animal and plant species - including a venomous catfish that has been known to kill humans - could be coming our way. Other animals flagged up as posing a threat to native UK wildlife include the fox squirrel - the biggest squirrel in north America - which can bully and out-compete existing grey and red squirrels. What to look out for? The different species of animals that could invade the UK The monster codium parvulum seaweed (pictured above) is said to be heading to the UK Another feared interlopers include the highly aggressive rusty crayfish which experts say could wipe out our domestic, endangered varieties of crayfish. Topping the list is the Northern Snakehead - a … [Read more...] about The 66 alien plants and animals set to invade Britain – including monster seaweed and killer catfish
The wind farm failure which caused a major power cut in Britain last night came just moments after industry bosses had boasted about the success of wind power. Energy chiefs at Renewable UK revealed on Friday afternoon that wind turbines had been generating 50 per cent of Great Britain's electricity earlier in the day, setting a new record. Just 44 minutes later, Hornsea Offshore wind farm went offline in the North Sea in one of nearly simultaneous two power failures which brought misery to commuters and left almost a million people cut off from electricity. Renewable energy sceptics have claimed that relying on wind power is a major risk. However, scientists today played down suggestions that wind power was to blame for the power cuts, and suggested the failure of a gas-fired power plant two minutes earlier might have triggered the wind farm problem. The wind farm failure which caused a major power cut in Britain last night came just … [Read more...] about Row over whether WIND POWER is to blame for Britain’s huge power cuts after blackouts hits just hours after energy chiefs boasted that 50 per cent of UK electricity was being generated by windfarms
Boris Johnson came to office pledging to ditch the Irish border backstop - the controversial arrangement in the Brexit deal negotiated by Theresa May that she failed to get passed by MPs.Trying to sort out Britain's EU exit was the downfall of Mrs May, and now Mr Johnson is battling to make sure he does not meet the same fate.Sky News takes a look at the different versions of the backstop that have been proposed - and why the concept itself has proved so contentious.First things first, what is the backstop?The 2016 vote for Brexit has raised a multitude of questions, not least about the future status of the border between Northern Ireland - part of the United Kingdom - and the Republic - an EU member. Advertisement Because of this new disparity between two countries that share a land border, arrangements for avoiding a return to a hard frontier (border posts and checkpoints) need to be agreed.The backstop is an insurance policy contained in the withdrawal agreement … [Read more...] about What is the backstop – and how could Boris Johnson try to solve the conundrum?
Mary Berry was a staple on the Great British Bake Off for the six years it was on the BBC. During those series the octogenarian impressed with her much-coveted wardrobe and dropped jaws with her filthy innuendos. She hung up her apron and tasting spoon back in 2016 when the show moved to its new home on Channel 4. Paul Hollywood is the only member of the original team left and now presents the show alongside Prue Leith, with presenters Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig, after comedians Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins also ditched the show. As the programme comes back to its lowest ratings in six years for a launch show, here's some of the best moments that made Mary Berry the queen of GBBO. Mary loves talking about balls The 84-year-old is clearly a dignified and classy woman, but she had a habit of talking about cooking and baking, while at the same time conjuring up the thought of male genitalia in the imagination of viewers. When criticising some dough balls, Mary once gave out some … [Read more...] about Vintage Mary Berry moments as Great British Bake Off continues without her