Pellegrini named as the new West Ham boss
West Ham United have appointed former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager on a three-year deal.
The 64-year-old Chilean left Chinese Super League outfit Hebei China Fortune on Saturday and replaces David Moyes, who left the club last week after guiding them to a 13th-placed finish in the league.
“I am delighted to welcome Manuel Pellegrini to West Ham United. He is one of the world's most respected football coaches and we look forward to working with him,” West Ham joint-chairman David Sullivan said in a statement on the club website http://www.whufc.com/news/articles/2018/may/22-may/manuel-pellegrini-confirmed-west-ham-united-manager.
“It was important that we appointed someone with knowledge and experience of the Premier League, who already has an understanding – not only of the teams and players we face – but of West Ham United and our ambitions.”
Former Villarreal, Real Madrid and Malaga boss Pellegr..
Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone has resigned from Labour
It follows claims he made anti-semitic remarks in 2016
Ken Livingstone has resigned from the party after denying accusations he made the comments.
Below is his statement:
“After much consideration, I have decided to resign from the Labour Party.
The ongoing issues around my suspension from the Labour Party have become a distraction from the key political issue of our time – which is to replace a Tory government overseeing falling living standards and spiralling poverty, while starving our schools and the NHS of the vital resources they need.
We live in dangerous times and there are many issues I wish to speak up on and contribute my experience from running London to, from the need for real action to tackle climate change, to opposing Trump’s war-mongering, to the need to end austerity and invest in our future here in Britain.
I do not accept the allegation that I have brought the Labour Party into disrepute – n..
Year anniversary of the Manchester Arena Bombings
A memorial service is being held for the 22 people that were killed
On the year anniversary of the Manchester arena bombings, Prince William and the Prime Minister are to attend a memorial service for those who died.
22 people were killed at the Ariana Grande concert last May.
Over 800 people are still being given counselling and care following the suicide bombing, those include some members of Manchester police.
Ariana Grande has tweeted her support for today's service at Manchester Cathedral saying;
“Thinking of you all today and every day. I love you with all of me and am sending you all the light and warmth I have to offer on this challenging day”
Published: 22/05/2018 by Radio NewsHub
Iniesta given huge send off by Barca
The Nou Camp has paid an emotional farewell to departing captain Andres Iniesta after his final game for Barcelona.
La Liga champions Barcelona ended their campaign with a 1-0 win at home to Real Sociedad on Sunday thanks to a sensational distance strike from Philippe Coutinho
Coutinho drifted inside from the left and held off two defenders outside the area before rattling the ball in off the far post with a venomous shot, breaking the deadlock in the 57th minute.
The league's top scorer Lionel Messi started the game on the bench but replaced Coutinho in the 67th minute. Iniesta was substituted in the 82nd, hugging most of his team mates as well as some Real Sociedad players and the referee as he left the Nou Camp pitch for the last time as a Barca player.
Barca's fans held up a mosaic before the game reading “Infinite Iniesta”. They later revealed a banner saying “Thanks for so much” in tribute to a player who came through t..
First Ebola vaccines handed out to people in DR Congo
A vaccination campaign aimed at beating an outbreak of Ebola in Congo has begun where four cases of the deadly disease have been confirmed.
Use of the VSV-EBOV shot – an experimental vaccine developed by Merck – marks a “paradigm shift” in how to fight Ebola, said the World Health Organisation's head of emergency response, and means regions with Ebola outbreaks can in future expect more than just containment of an outbreak with basic public health measures such as isolation and hygiene.
The shot is designed for use in so-called ring vaccination plans. When a new Ebola case is diagnosed, all people who might have been in recent contact with the patient are traced and vaccinated to keep the disease from spreading.
“It's the first time in the midst of an outbreak … that we're using this as a way to stem transmission,” WHO's Peter Salama said in a telephone interview. “It's an important moment that ..
May promises to clampdown on dirty Russian money in Britain
Britain is determined to tackle the problem of illicit money flows, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said.
It's after a report by lawmakers said Russian money laundered by British financial institutions harms national security.
“The UK has taken a leading role in the global fight against illicit finance, and criminals should be in no doubt that we will come for them, their assets and their money,” he told reporters.
“We are determined to drive dirty money and the money launderers out of the UK and we will use all the powers we have … to clamp down on those who threaten our security,” he said adding that since the Proceeds of Crime Act was introduced 2.2 billion pounds has been taken off criminals.
Published: 21/05/2018 by Radio NewsHub
Family and Friends of Grenfell tower victims give statements
The 9 day inquiry begins today into the 72 people who were killed.
Tributes of the family members and friends who lost loved ones in the Grenfell tower disaster are to be heard today.
72 people died last June when the clading on the 24 storey building they lived in caught fire.
London Fire and Rescue desperately tried to save the inhabitants but many were asleep or too high up to get to.
An inquiry into the disaster will go on for 9 days from today.
Those giving statements in rememberance of their loved ones have been told they have an unlimited amount of time to do so.
Published: 21/05/2018 by Radio NewsHub
Poll results in over Ireland's abortion laws
Early indicators show many in favour of liberalising them
Irish voters who favour liberalising the country's abortion laws increased their lead in two opinion polls, reversing a trend that suggested the race had begun to tighten ahead of the final days of campaigning.
Voters will be asked on Friday if they wish to overhaul one of the world's most restrictive regimes that has long divided a once deeply Catholic nation. A complete ban was only lifted five years ago for cases where the mother's life is in danger.
Those backing a 'Yes' vote have held a commanding lead since the referendum was announced in January and while still poised for victory, recent polls showed the 'No' side gaining as a large cohort of undecided voters began to make up their minds.
However, the Sunday Business Post/Red C poll found that 56 percent of those surveyed between May 10 and May 16 would vote to change the laws..
Sealed with a kiss: newlyweds Harry and Meghan delight Windsor crowds
Prince Harry and his bride Meghan married on Saturday in a dazzling ceremony that blended ancient English ritual with African American culture, watched up close by royals and celebrities and from afar by a global TV audience of millions.
Wearing a veil, diamond tiara and a sleek dress with a long train, Meghan was accompanied up the aisle at St George's Chapel in Windsor by Harry's father, Prince Charles, before she and Harry exchanged vows and were proclaimed husband and wife.
The union of Harry, a former royal wild child and sixth-in-line to the British throne, and actress Meghan, a divorcee whose mother is African-American and father is white, brought a measure of modern glamour and diversity into the monarchy.
The couple kissed on the steps of the chapel as they emerged into the sunlight after the ceremony, delighting vast crowds who had descended on the genteel town to witness a spectacular ..
Air Traffic Control give Harry and Meghan the gift of silence
British air traffic controllers gave Prince Harry and Meghan Markle a rare wedding gift – 15 minutes of guaranteed peace and quiet for the ceremony without the roar of airliners passing overhead.
Britain's National Air Traffic Services said the nearby Heathrow Airport had agreed “a 15 minute no-fly period over Windsor” in the build-up to the vows.
Heathrow, Europe’s busiest airport, is around 10 miles (16 km) from the wedding venue in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
Published: 19/05/2018 by Radio NewsHub