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Tell us your best and worst Christmas songs

It’s that time of the year again when our ears are bombarded with jingles, choirs and Christmas songs.

We might try and zone out from the ubiquitous festive tunes when we start hearing them on the radio or in shops all the time but some of them still stand out, for good reasons ...

yesterday 20:35 open_in_new
Oumar Niasse gets two-game ban as David Unsworth voices concern over decision

Everton striker Oumar Niasse was hit with a two-match ban for diving on Wednesday as caretaker boss David Unsworth spoke about a “dangerous precedent” being set.

Niasse has become the first Premier League player to be hit with a retrospective suspension for simulation under the ...

yesterday 20:35 open_in_new
Zimbabwe’s leader-in-waiting appeals for unity and peace in ‘new democracy’

President-in-waiting Emmerson Mnangagwa has made a triumphant return to Zimbabwe, telling a huge crowd of cheering supporters that the country is witnessing “a new, unfolding democracy”.

“I appeal to all genuine people of Zimbabwe to come together,” Mr Mnangagwa said. “We ...

yesterday 20:35 open_in_new
Government may not eradicate deficit before 2031, watchdog warns

Britain’s fiscal watchdog has called into question the Chancellor’s target for balancing the books, saying the Government may not eradicate the deficit before 2031.

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) said Philip Hammond’s objective of recording a budget surplus within ...

yesterday 20:35 open_in_new
George North to leave Northampton and return to Wales on national dual contract

George North will return to Wales from Northampton next season – and a decision on his regional destination is said to be announced in the new year.

Juggernaut wing North, who has scored 30 tries in 69 Wales appearances and featured on two British and Irish Lions tours, has agreed ...

yesterday 19:33 open_in_new
What will the stamp duty changes mean for the housing market?

A million first-time buyers are expected by the Government to benefit from the stamp duty cut over the next five years – but experts have warned there could be unintended downsides for the housing market.

When does stamp duty generally apply? If you are buying property or ...

yesterday 19:33 open_in_new
What will the stamp duty changes mean for the housing market?

A million first-time buyers are expected by the Government to benefit from the stamp duty cut over the next five years – but experts have warned there could be unintended downsides for the housing market.

When does stamp duty generally apply? If you are buying property or ...

yesterday 19:33 open_in_new
Genocidal Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic begins life sentence

Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic, whose forces carried out the worst massacre in Europe since the Second World War, has been convicted of genocide and other crimes and sentenced to life behind bars.

Mladic, defiant to the last, was ejected from a courtroom at the United Nations’ ...

yesterday 19:33 open_in_new
Tell us your best and worst Christmas songs

It’s that time of the year again when our ears are bombarded with jingles, choirs and Christmas songs.

We might try and zone out from the ubiquitous festive tunes when we start hearing them on the radio or in shops all the time but some of them still stand out, for good reasons ...

yesterday 19:33 open_in_new
Chelsea hammer 10-man Qarabag to secure Champions League progress

Willian scored twice and was fouled for two penalties as Chelsea cruised into the Champions League knockout stages with a 4-0 win over 10-man Qarabag at the Olympic Stadium in Baku.

Two penalties and a first-half red card for Qarabag captain Rashad Sadygov helped Chelsea towards a ...

yesterday 19:33 open_in_new
George North to leave Northampton and return to Wales on national dual contract

George North will return to Wales from Northampton next season – and a decision on his regional destination is said to be announced in the new year.

Juggernaut wing North, who has scored 30 tries in 69 Wales appearances and featured on two British and Irish Lions tours, has agreed ...

yesterday 19:33 open_in_new
Christmas 2017: Santa's grottos in south London, north Kent and Surrey

It’s nearly December, which can only mean one thing - Santa is coming.

Despite being a very busy man he's going to be putting in appearances at various places in our area over the next few weeks.

We have a list of where you can find him in the different grottos that his ...

yesterday 19:33 open_in_new
Arsene Wenger tips a fit Danny Welbeck for England spot at next year’s World Cup

Arsene Wenger believes Danny Welbeck will go to the World Cup with England if the Arsenal striker can remain fit in the coming months.

The 26-year-old has struggled with injuries since moving to the Emirates Stadium from Manchester United in 2014.

In fact, Welbeck has ...

yesterday 18:31 open_in_new
Ground conditions rule Gold Cup hero Sizing John out of Betfair Chase

Sizing John will not run in the Betfair Chase at Haydock on Saturday due to the heavy ground, trainer Jessica Harrington has announced.

Last year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup winner will be re-routed to the John Durkan Memorial Chase at Punchestown on December 10.

“Sadly ...

yesterday 18:31 open_in_new
So easy for Sceau Royal at Warwick

Sceau Royal barely came out of second gear as he got back on the winning trail in the Highflyer/Million In Mind 4-Y-O & 5-Y-O Novices’ Chase at Warwick.

Alan King’s charge made a winning start over fences at this track at the beginning of last month, but then came unstuck at ...

yesterday 18:31 open_in_new
Gregor Townsend warns against more players leaving Scotland

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend admits the national side could suffer if players continue to move abroad.

Finn Russell has announced his decision to leave Glasgow at the end of the season, with Racing 92 the expected destination for the fly-half.

Russell will join ...

yesterday 18:31 open_in_new
OBR takes shine off stamp duty move as Budget aims to get UK building

Flagship Budget changes to help young people get onto the property ladder will mainly benefit people who already own homes by forcing up purchase prices, the official economic watchdog has warned.

Chancellor Philip Hammond abolished stamp duty for first-time buyers on properties ...

yesterday 18:31 open_in_new
OBR takes shine off stamp duty move as Budget aims to get UK building

Flagship Budget changes to help young people get onto the property ladder will mainly benefit people who already own homes by forcing up purchase prices, the official economic watchdog has warned.

Chancellor Philip Hammond abolished stamp duty for first-time buyers on properties ...

yesterday 18:31 open_in_new
The Budget in 5 graphics

How long did the Chancellor speak for? Who are the winners and losers in tax changes? These answers and more are in these simple graphics.

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yesterday 18:31 open_in_new
Liverpool to probe claims fans were mistreated by Spanish police in Seville

Some Liverpool fans have alleged they were assaulted by Spanish police before Tuesday’s Champions League game in Seville.

Supporters have complained of heavy-handed treatment from police and stewards, including being punched and forcibly denied entry at Sevilla’s Ramon Sanchez ...

yesterday 17:29 open_in_new
Leicester manager Claude Puel wary of West Ham

Leicester boss Claude Puel has warned his players to be wary of a West Ham backlash.

The Foxes go to the London Stadium on Friday – David Moyes’ first home game in charge of the Hammers after he was appointed this month.

Moyes lost his first game on Sunday, 2-0 at ...

yesterday 17:29 open_in_new