Wimbledon Guardian

Hashim Amla sees hosts England as bright prospects for Champions Trophy

South Africa batsman Hashim Amla believes home advantage could give England the edge in a hotly-contested Champions Trophy.

The tournament starts next week and the hosts are slight favourites to claim a first global 50-over title despite sitting fifth in the one-day international ...

2017-05-25 12:39 open_in_new
BCCI posts advertisement for India head coach role

India have invited applications to take over from head coach Anil Kumble, who will also be considered for a contract extension.

Kumble’s current deal comes to an end after next month’s Champions Trophy and the Board of Control for Cricket in India has decided to advertise for ...

2017-05-25 12:39 open_in_new
Champions Trophy in numbers

Ahead of the Champions Trophy starting on June 1, we take a numerical look at the tournament.

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle is the leading run scorer in the Champions Trophy (John Walton/EMPICS)

New Zealand’s Kyle Mills is the competition’s leading wicket taker (Rui ...

2017-05-25 12:39 open_in_new
UK economy suffers steeper slowdown in first quarter

The UK economy suffered an even deeper slowdown at the start of the year as the services sector came under pressure and inflation dealt a blow to household spending.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.2% in the first quarter of 2017, ...

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‘Significant’ fall in net long-term migration to UK

Net long-term migration to the UK fell below a quarter of a million in 2016 for the first time in nearly three years as arrivals from eastern and central European countries plunged dramatically.

The overall measure – the difference between the number of people arriving and leaving ...

2017-05-25 12:39 open_in_new
Computer wins second game against Chinese Go champion

A computer has beaten China’s top player of Go, one of the last games machines have yet to master, for a second time in a competition authorities have limited the Chinese public’s ability to see.

Ke Jie lost despite playing what Google’s AlphaGo indicated was the best ...

2017-05-25 12:39 open_in_new
28,000 fewer young people not in education, employment or training

The number of young people not in education, employment or training (Neet) has fallen by 28,000 to 800,000, official figures show.

The figure for the first quarter of 2017, covering 16 to 24-year-olds classed as Neet, is down by 68,000 from a year ago.

The percentage of all young ...

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‘No terror links’ after men held for ‘acting suspiciously’ outside barracks

Police say there are no links with terrorism to the arrest of two men after a car was left unattended outside a barracks in Windsor.

Officers were called to the home of the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards at Victoria Barracks at 9pm on Wednesday after receiving reports of two men ...

2017-05-25 12:39 open_in_new
CRASH: Councillor says they have been warning council for "some time" about junction

Two cars have crashed into each other on the corner of Lower Downs and Kingston Road this morning.

Police say they were called at 8.33am to the junction. Local councillors have been petitioning for changes to the road layout on this corner for several years. 


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NHS could stop diagnosing child autism in South West London

Children may no longer be able to get NHS referrals for assessment and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in South West London.

South West London St George's Mental Health Trust discussed plans to no longer accept referrals for assessment and diagnosis of ASD in children at ...

2017-05-25 12:39 open_in_new
Steve Cook signs new four-year deal at Bournemouth

Bournemouth centre-back Steve Cook has been rewarded with a new four-year deal after an impressive campaign for the Cherries.

The 26-year-old had been linked with a summer move, with reports of interest from clubs including Everton, but he has committed himself to the club he joined from ...

2017-05-25 11:33 open_in_new
Age UK Merton - Nail Cutting Service Volunteers Needed

Age UK Merton is running a new Nail Cutting Service for older people in Merton. This will be delivered through the At Home Services Team and run at local community centres. We aim to eventually develop a service where people can be visited in their own home.

Nail cutting is one of ...

2017-05-25 11:33 open_in_new
Befriending Volunteers Needed

Do you enjoy spending time with an older person?

Can you spare one hour a week?

Age UK Merton is currently recruiting volunteers who can visit an older person once a week to provide companionship. An hour a week to have a chat over a cup of tea can make a huge difference ...

2017-05-25 11:33 open_in_new
188,000 abusive tweets sent to MPs over three-month period, research shows

MPs received almost 190,000 abusive tweets over a three-month period, new research has shown.

One in 20 tweets to MPs were abusive, analysis by BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT and the independent think tank Demos found.

They looked at tweets sent to or from a UK MP between ...

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Network Rail renewals cutbacks threaten jobs and safety, RMT warns

A rail union is warning of cuts to renewals work for Network Rail which it says threatens jobs and safety.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union said it has been presented with a consultation document from contractor Carillion indicating possible job cuts and ...

2017-05-25 11:33 open_in_new
Ukip more important than ever, says Paul Nuttall ahead of manifesto launch

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall has insisted his party is “more important than it has ever been” despite concerns that it could be heading for disaster in the polls.

The party, which is the first to begin campaigning in the wake of the Manchester bombing, will launch its manifesto at ...

2017-05-25 11:33 open_in_new
Champions Trophy talking points

England go into the ICC Champions Trophy on home soil as favourites despite having never won a global 50-over tournament.

This is the third time England has staged the event, and the hosts have been beaten finalists on the last two occasions in 2004 and 2013.

Here, we look at the big ...

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Paul Gascoigne at 50: His career in numbers

Paul Gascoigne celebrates his 50th birthday on Saturday, May 27.

Here, we take a look at his career in numbers.

Paul Gascoigne was named Tottenham’s player of the year in 1990 (John Stillwell/PA)

The age of which Gascoigne wrote in his autobiography “when I had a ...

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The players to watch at the Champions Trophy

All eyes will be on the likes of Ben Stokes, AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli when the Champions Trophy gets under way next week.

While those leading lights will be expected to shine on English soil, we look at those who may not be the star attraction in their team, but may prove to be just ...

2017-05-25 11:33 open_in_new
Crash causing traffic on corner of Kingston and Lower Downs Road

Two cars have crashed into each other on the corner of Lower Downs and Kingston Road this morning.

Police say they were called at 8.33am.

The crash is causing traffic congestion in Wimbledon Chase.

There are no reported injuries.

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Jose Mourinho leads Manchester United to emotional Europa League victory

Jose Mourinho is proud of the way Manchester United pulled together to win the Europa League, embracing the spirit shown by those in their home city since Monday’s terror attack.

Fans, players and staff stood unbowed at the Friends Arena as United faced Ajax two days after 22 people ...

2017-05-25 10:27 open_in_new