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England have to settle for fourth after defeat to Belgium
Belgium beat England 2-0 in the World Cup third-place playoff to secure their best ever finish at a World Cup.
It sent Gareth Southgate's side home with a second straight loss.

A fourth-minute goal from Thomas Meunier and an 82nd-minute Eden Hazard strike earned Belgium the victory and third place, which improved on their previous best performance of fourth in 1986.

“It’s all about that achievement. I think these players deserve that,” Belgium coach Roberto Martinez said.

“What we have seen in this World Cup is that the players did not want to rely on talent anymore, they wanted to rely on working as a team, becoming a group of players that would do anything to achieve results”.

England were on top for most of the second half but with captain Harry Kane looking tired, Belgium's greater sharpness in the final third proved decisive.

“This game showed there is still room for improvement,” said Kane.


Kerber stuns Williams to claim Wimbledon title
Germany's Angelique Kerber stunned American Serena Williams 6-3 6-3 on Saturday to win her first Wimbledon title.
Seven-times champion Williams had been bidding to claim a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam crown but made too many errors as Kerber ran out a comfortable winner in the final.

Kerber looked understandably nervous as she served for the match at 5-3 but could celebrate when Williams netted a backhand on her first match point.

Published: 15/07/2018 by Radio NewsHub

Nancy Sinatra, first wife of singer Frank, dies
Nancy Sinatra, the first wife of the late, legendary singer and actor Frank Sinatra, has died at the age of 101,
Her daughter, also named Nancy Sinatra, confirmed the news in an internet tweet.

“My mother passed away peacefully tonight at the age of 101,” the younger Nancy Sinatra, 78, wrote on her official Twitter page. “She was a blessing and the light of my life. God speed, Momma. Thank you for everything.”

The elder Nancy Sinatra was married for 12 years to one of the most famous stars of the 20th Century, who starred such blockbuster movies, as “From Here to Eternity,” and “Guys and Dolls”, and is known for his signature jazz song, “New York, New York.”

The couple, both New Jersey natives, had three children, and divorced in 1951, after her husband had a string of extramarital affairs which were made public in Hollywood gossip columns, The New York Times reported.

He married actress and Hollywood bombshell, Ava Gardner,..

Thai boys rescued from caves to be released from hospital next week
Twelve Thai boys rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand will be discharged from hospital next week.
The last group of the 12-member “Wild Boars” soccer team and their coach was brought out of the Tham Luang cave, near the border with Myanmar, on Tuesday night, safely ending a dangerous rescue and evoking international relief and joy.

The 12 and their coach are recovering both physically and mentally and will be discharged from hospital on Thursday, July 19, Piyasakol told reporters.

“We need to prepare both the children and their families for the attention they will receive when they come out,” he said.

Published: 14/07/2018 by Radio NewsHub

Source of Novichok agent found
Counter-terrorism police said on Friday they believed they had found the source of the Novichok nerve agent that killed a woman and left her partner critically ill.
Dawn Sturgess, 44, died this month, just over a week after she was exposed to Novichok near the city of Salisbury where Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were struck down with the same poison in March.

Sturgess' partner, 45-year-old Charlie Rowley from Amesbury, a town a few miles from Salisbury, is now recovering in hospital.

“On Wednesday … a small bottle was recovered during searches of Charlie Rowley's house in Amesbury,” police said in a statement. “Scientists have now confirmed to us that the substance contained within the bottle is Novichok.”

More tests were being carried out to try and establish whether it is from the same batch that contaminated the Skripals and inquiries were under way to establish where the bottle came from, the state..

Conte sacked by Chelsea after two years in charge
Chelsea have parted company with their Italian manager Antonio Conte after two years at Stamford Bridge.
Conte joined the Roman Abramovich-owned club in 2016 and led them to the league title in his debut season along with an FA Cup triumph last campaign.

The former Italy manager had a year remaining on his current contract and had already taken charge of pre-season preparations at the club's Cobham training ground outside London.

“Chelsea Football Club and Antonio Conte have parted company,” Chelsea said on their website.

“We wish Antonio every success in his future career.”

The 48-year-old's departure comes after Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis said on Wednesday that Chelsea were close to securing a deal for the Italian club's former boss Maurizio Sarri.

Sarri, 59, led Napoli to two second-place and one third-place finish in three seasons in charge. He was replaced by former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelo..

Weather warnings issued for parts of Britain following weeks of warm weather
The Met Office has warned that there is the potential for heavy showers and thunderstorms during Friday.
Heavy showers, which will become thundery in places, are expected to develop quite widely across parts of England and Wales through late morning and the afternoon.

A few places could receive 20-30 mm of rain within an hour.

As is the nature of showers however, some places within the warning area will miss them altogether, and have a dry day.

Forecasters say we should expect:

Some flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely, perhaps leading to some damage to buildings

There is a good chance driving conditions will at times be affected by spray and standing water, leading to some minor journey delays

Some short term loss of power and other services due to lightning strikes is possible

Delays to train services are possible

Published: 13/07/2018 by Radio NewsHub

Police say suspected Salisbury poisoning was a false alarm
Police briefly cordoned off part of Salisbury on Thursday night near where former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found poisoned, then removed the barriers after discovering no cause for alarm.
Police had said they were dealing with an incident involving a man in his 30s as part of “highly precautionary measures” put in place in view of the poisoning of the Skripals in March and of two British people last week.

Last week the two people were found poisoned in a town near Salisbury by the same Novichok nerve agent used against the Skripals. One of the two, 44-year-old Dawn Sturgess, died on Sunday.

Thursday's incident proved a false alarm, however.

“Emergency services were called to the scene at 6.20pm (1720 GMT) this evening after concerns were raised about the welfare of a man in his 30s,” Salisbury police said on its Facebook page.

“We can now confirm that there is no concern for eit..

Trump blasts May's Brexit plan and says it puts US trade deal in doubt
U.S. President Donald Trump said a free trade deal with Britain might be impossible if London went ahead with Prime Minister Theresa May's proposals for post-Brexit ties with the European Union, in damaging remarks that could widen domestic criticism of her plans.
In an interview with The Sun newspaper published late on Thursday, Trump said May's plans for a business-friendly Brexit would leave it too close to the EU to allow a new trans-Atlantic trade deal to be struck.

Just hours earlier at a lavish dinner to mark Trump's first visit to Britain as president, May made a direct pitch for a deal with Washington. She praised the friendship between the two allies, glossing over Trump's previous remarks that Britain was a “hot spot” in turmoil over Brexit.

Referring to May's Brexit proposals, Trump told the Sun, Britain's top-selling newspaper: “If they do a deal like that, ..

Game of Thrones leads the way in the Emmy nominations with 22
HBO's medieval fantasy series “Game of Thrones” led nominations for the Emmy Awards on Thursday that spanned satire to the supernatural, but streaming service Netflix knocked HBO off its 17-year pedestal as the network with the most nods.
A slew of first time Emmy contenders included Sandra Oh as the first Asian-American lead comedy actress nominee for her role in quirky spy series “Killing Eve,” and Rachel Brosnahan's 1950s housewife turned comedian in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

Female-led shows and stories also did well as television continued to lead the way in reflecting social change, while the likes of Donald Glover, Tracee Ellis-Ross, Penelope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Issa Rae, Regina King, and John Legend headed a racially diverse acting line-up.

“Games of Thrones,” a worldwide hit, got 22 nods, including for the top prize of best drama series. It was followed by NBC's sketch show “Saturday..

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