Laura Freeman 24 August 2019 9:00 AM 24 August 2019 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Quick! Roll up the Persian carpet. Hide the willow-pattern service. Sweep the wok and chopsticks under the Berber rug. Mr and Mx Virtue-Signaller from number 12 are on their way over for tea. How woke is your house? If your impeccably enlightened neighbour ran a finger along the mantelpiece, would you pass the cultural-appropriation test? First it was yoga classes. Then fancy dress. Don’t go near a costume shop until you’ve consulted one of many online guides advising party-goers ‘how not to dress like an offensive idiot’. Tread carefully with turbans, kimonos, cheongsams, saris, bindis and Native American headdresses. Dare to wear a sombrero? On your own head be it. We’ve had cultural storms in imported teapots over sushi, bánh mì, jerk chicken and Marks & Spencer’s sweet potato biryani wrap. Now … [Read more...] about How woke is your home?
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A teenager who was put into a coma in February after being knocked down in a hit-and-run has battled back to pick up top GCSE results.Calder Grant, 16, from Swanley Village, had been on a night hike with his scout group on February 15 this year, when he was mown down by a car on Whitehorse Road in Meopham.The driver left the scene, while Calder was taken to hospital where he was put into an induced coma in intensive care, and the injured teenager then spent a month in hospital before being released.But despite having missed crucial school time - not to mention having to cope with ongoing memory loss and the physical trauma of multiple injuries - Calder fought back to complete his GCSEs and picked up his results today at Wilmington Grammar School for Boys."I'm very happy," he said after picking up the results this morning, wearing an Everlast T-shirt - apt attire for someone who's been fighting his way back to health for six months."I got four 9s, two 8s, three 7s and a 5 - the 5 was … [Read more...] about Pupil picks up top GCSEs after hit-and-run crash
Sam Howes says he is up for the challenge of becoming Woking’s preferred goalkeeper for the club’s return to the National League and said, “I’m more than ready”. The 21-year-old from East Grinstead, a former West Ham United and Watford player who won the U17 European Championships with England aged 16, says he is confident in his ability to be a success with the Cards adding the club’s fan-base was one of the main attractions when he was weighing up his options. He officially becomes a Woking player on Monday (July 1) after the expiry of his Watford contract. “I had a few other offers but felt this was the right one for me,” said Howes, who signed a pre-contract agreement to confirm his commitment. “It will be the best place for me to learn and develop as a player and as a person.” The talented stopper first met up with Woking boss Alan Dowson when he had two separate loan spells at Hampton & Richmond in 2017 – a … [Read more...] about From West Ham, to Watford, to Woking
25 May 2019 • 2:30pm Auto update On Off 2:29PM 71 min - England 2 Denmark 0 Both sides trade blows at either end, before Beth Mead skips in behind and rifles the ball across the six yard box, but Abel gets down well to claim it. 2:24PM 67 min - England 2 Denmark 0 Sorensen receives the ball on the edge of the box and is about to let fly, but Demi Stokes bundles her over. The free kick is right of centre, 18 yards out, and Harder takes....but it curls *just* wide! 2:20PM 63 min - England 2 Denmark 0 Kirby nearly pounces on the ball after an almighty mix-up in the Danish defence from a cross by White, but the visitors eventually sort their mess out. 2:17PM 61 min - England 2 Denmark 0 Stanway and Parris go off, as Carney and Kirby are introduced. 2:16PM GOAL! England 2 (Scott, 59 min) Denmark Here comes the … [Read more...] about England vs Denmark, Women’s World Cup warm-up
Thirty years ago tomorrow, Arsenal headed to Anfield needing to win by two goals to dethrone England’s champions and lift a league title for the first time in 18 years.The tragedy of Hillsborough had set up an unprecedented Friday night climax to the season but the visitors were long-shots to stop Liverpool claiming the double. Arsenal manager George Graham planned the raid into enemy territory to the last detail, but it all landed at the feet of Michael Thomas, with immortality up for grabs. On the Friday afternoon of May 26, 1989 David O’Leary came down the stairs of the Atlantic Tower Hotel in Liverpool to meet his dad, Christy, and some friends in the foyer. Two-and-a-half hours earlier he had retired to his room, with Alan Smith in the next bed, waiting for the slow drift of time.Matchday kips are an odd thing. Though theoretically beneficial, elite players are rarely known for sinking into a deep, patterned sleep in an allotted timeframe. Especially with one of the … [Read more...] about Thirty years on: Is this the greatest story ever told?