Liverpool stumble, Spurs shine on Premier League’s opening weekend

Liverpool’s Premier League title challenge got off to a sluggish start as the Reds were held 2-2 at newly-promoted Fulham, while Tottenham delivered on their pre-season hype by thrashing Southampton 4-1 on Saturday. Jurgen Klopp admitted the best part of Liverpool’s day was the result as the Champions League finalists twice had to come from … Read more

Young football fan ‘amazed at the size of Wembley’ for Euro 2022 final

A n eight-year-old football fan gifted a ticket for the European Championship Final was “amazed” at the size of Wembley, her father said. A keen goalkeeper for her local team, Evie Jackson, and her father, Matt, 30, capped their tournament experience of trips to Leeds United’s Elland Road and St George’s Park by witnessing England’s … Read more

Football-mad Evie, 8, ‘over the moon’ to be gifted Euro tickets by stranger

A n eight-year-old football fan who has been gifted a ticket for the European Championship Final said she feels “really lucky” after watching the Lionesses “inspire a lot young girls” across the country. A keen goalkeeper for her local team, Evie Jackson, and her father, Matt, 30, have been avidly following the tournament after making … Read more

Sunak and Truss to battle for votes as Tory leadership campaign heats up

R ishi Sunak and Liz Truss are poised to go head to head in the latest Tory leadership hustings as the race for the top job intensifies. Tax and spending are likely to be key points of contention as the hopefuls embark on their summer tour of the country, taking questions from party members who … Read more

Sam Ryder reminds fans that Eurovision 2023 is still ‘Ukraine’s party’

E urovision runner-up Sam Ryder reminded fans that next year’s competition will still be “Ukraine’s party” following the announcement that it will be held in the UK in 2023. The British singer said his “heart was heavy” knowing that the world-famous song contest could not be held in Ukraine but was quick to add that … Read more

‘Some Scots love me’, Liz Truss says in hustings on eve of final MPs’ ballot

L iz Truss said that “some Scots love” her as she said she would strengthen the case for the Union by making “people’s lives better” across the UK during a hustings. The Foreign Secretary ruled out holding a second referendum on Scottish independence, while rivals Penny Mordaunt and Rishi Sunak said the issue was not … Read more

Transfer Talk: Barca, Arsenal circling Raphinha as Leeds hold out for £75m

The summer transfer window is here, and there’s plenty of gossip swirling about who’s moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings and goings and, of course, done deals! TOP STORY: Barca, Arsenal circling Raphinha There has been plenty of speculation over the future of Leeds United winger Raphinha, and … Read more