Celtic end Europa League group with defeat by Cluj

Celtic had gone unbeaten in the Europa League prior to the Cluj defeatA much-changed Celtic side slipped to their first defeat in seven Europa League games this season, losing 2-0 to CFR Cluj in Romania.Neil Lennon, whose team had already clinched top spot in the group and will be seeded for Monday’s last-32 draw, made […]

MLB: Marijuana removed from banned list after policy revision

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs was found dead on 1 July at a hotel in TexasMarijuana is to be taken off Major League Baseball’s banned substances list, the governing body has announced.The policy, which comes into effect in 2020, suggests players found to have taken cannabinoids have treatment procedures for alcohol-related issues.It added players […]

White Island volcano: How will bodies be recovered?

Image copyright Reuters Specialist members of New Zealand’s military are preparing to retrieve the bodies of eight victims caught in the eruption of the White Island volcano.At least eight people have died and many more injured after the volcano exploded, sending scalding steam, ash and rock into the air on Monday.The authorities said the operation […]

Woman, 89, granted 'big biceps' stripper care home wish

Image copyright Care UK/PA Image caption Joan, 89, got hands-on with the stripping “fireman” at her care home An 89-year-old woman’s Christmas wish came true when she received a visit from a stripper with “a large chest and big biceps” at her care home.Joan was given the almost “full Monty” after she placed her request […]

Greta Thunberg changes Twitter bio after Trump dig

Image copyright Getty Images Climate activist Greta Thunberg has changed her Twitter bio to mock US President Donald Trump’s outrage at her winning Time Person of the Year 2019. He said she had an “anger management problem” and should go to “a good old fashioned movie with a friend”. “Chill Greta, Chill!” he added. She […]

Masters named permanent Premier League boss

‘We’re determined to tackle discrimination’ – Richard Masters on fighting racism Premier League interim chief executive Richard Masters has been given the job on a permanent basis.It comes two weeks after media executive David Pemsel resigned before starting the role following newspaper allegations about his private life.Masters, formerly the organisation’s managing director, was the fourth […]

Jimi Hendrix cleared of blame for UK parakeet release

Image copyright Goldsmith’s University Image caption Non-native parakeets have thrived across the country since first being “officially” seen in the 1860s, the researchers note The rumour parakeets arrived in the UK when rock star Jimi Hendrix released a pair in London’s Carnaby Street in the swinging 60s has finally been scotched.They also didn’t escape across […]

Double-decker bus crashes into Swansea railway bridge

Image copyright Twitter / @Sekwah Image caption The bus was taking university students to one of the campuses when the crash happened Several people have been injured after a double-decker university bus crashed into a railway bridge.Emergency services are at the scene following the crash on Neath Road, Swansea, just before 09:40 GMT on Thursday.Swansea […]

Chile missing plane: Human remains found, governor says

Image copyright EPA Image caption Debris was found floating in the area where the plane went missing on Monday Rescue workers in Chile have found human remains after an air force plane with 38 people on board went missing on Monday, a regional governor said.Magallanes Governor José Fernández said relatives of those missing had been […]