There were mixed emotions for Reading fans who had made the four-and-a-half hour journey up to the Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Their side had suffered a 2-1 defeat to Tony Pulis' play-off chasing side - a 19th loss of the season - but they celebrated as if they had won the league. Although last Monday's draw with West Brom all but secured survival, this was the moment when safety was mathematically confirmed as Rotherham finally lost their battle against the drop. Several hundred travelling Royals fans - armed with inflatables as is tradition for the final away day - celebrated with the players to cap a quite remarkable turnaround from their side since January. Here are the key talking points from the final away game of the season at Boro. Finally, Reading are safe Reading's chances of staying in the Championship looked pretty bleak around the turn of the year. Four wins in their first 26 games meant it would have to be a monumental effort over the final 20 matches to claw … [Read more...] about Reading celebrate survival and why there’s hope for next season
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28/12/2018 By Le News Leave a Comment Chinese fondue is a culinary crossover between two nations. A dish that exists in both China and Switzerland. The Swiss version retains the communal pot of hot broth, thinly sliced raw meat and Chinese mushrooms of the original but departs radically in terms of flavour. © Igor Zakharevich | Dreamstime.com The Chinese one uses chili, sesame and soya, while the Swiss one replaces these flavours with curry, ketchup, barbecue sauce, mayonnaise, mustard, gherkins and even lemon, turning it into something a Chinese person wouldn’t recognize in a blind taste test. In Switzerland, Chinese fondue is typically reserved for the festive season. However, it comes with a dark side that will put the brakes on any celebration. According to the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO), food poisoning rises at the end of the year, something partly attributable to Chinese fondue. Raw chicken, and its high rate of campylobacter contamination, is … [Read more...] about Be careful eating Chinese fondue, says food safety agency
0 Have your say BETWEEN Christmas and the New Year, the Church calendar recalls an event starkly at odds with celebrations of hope which surround it. On December 28, Holy Innocents’ Day, we recall Herod’s massacre of young children, which, in Matthew’s Gospel, the infant Jesus only escaped by his parents fleeing for protection in Egypt. How long they stayed there nobody knows, but it is likely that Joseph, with his skills as a carpenter, would have found ways to earn a living while they were there. After having fled their homes in search of safety, today’s asylum seekers also find themselves in a new and unfamiliar country and many will have spent this holiday thousands of miles from their family, friends and support networks. Any hope for what the New Year might bring is often tainted by the anxiety that comes with waiting for a decision on an asylum claim. The support they are given by the Home Office of just over £5 a day to … [Read more...] about John Sentamu: Why Government should give asylum seekers the right to work
Video PUBLISHED: 06:00 26 December 2018 Stuart Watson Janoi Donacien to the fore as QPR celebrate taking the lead at Portman Road back in October. Photo: Steve Waller © Copyright Stephen Waller Ipswich Town take on QPR, at Loftus Road, in a Championship clash this afternoon. STUART WATSON previews the action. Town manager Paul Lambert encouraging his players. Photo: Steve WallerPaul Lambert wants his Ipswich Town team to show just how far they have come under his management at QPR today.The Blues lost 2-0 to Steve McClaren’s men at Portman Road on October 18, that limp home display setting the wheels in motion for Paul Hurst’s early exit.Fast forward two months and, though still bottom of the Championship table, there is far more hope surrounding Town’s chances of survival following some much-improved performances.MORE: ‘Ipswich have had great strikers and hopefully I can be one of them’ - Harrison looking to build … [Read more...] about Match preview: Boxing Day clash will show just how far Ipswich Town have come under Lambert
Watching the Queen's speech is as much a part of the Christmas tradition as turkey and tinsel, and it will once again be shown on December 25. The speech's theme is chosen by the Queen and her official website says it reflects her own interests but "is always motivated by compassion and concern for her people." In 2018, the Queen's speech will be on from 3pm until 3.10pm on Christmas Day. It will be broadcast on BBC One, ITV, Sky 1 and Sky News. You can also listen to it on BBC Radio 4 and Classic FM. A Christmas Day message has been delivered by the monarch to the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth almost every year since 1932. The Queen broadcast her first Christmas message live on the radio in 1952 and the first televised message was broadcast live in 1957. Last year, the Queen used her Christmas Day address to reflect on the idea of home, in the wake of the Manchester terror attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire. This is the transcript of the Queen's speech 2017: … [Read more...] about What time is the Queen’s speech on Christmas Day 2018?