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“I’d normally be having a beer, but I thought 5 o’clock in the morning, that probably isn’t going to work, I probably shouldn’t do that,” Ridgewell, who played extensively for English sides Aston Villa, Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion, told MLSsoccer.com. “So I just had my coffee. Before anyone asks, no I had nothing […]

On each topic, he has done his best to pick his path carefully. He admitted that he has, for example, found the issue of Qatar “overwhelming.” “This is a country being criticized internally for modernizing too fast,” he said. “We have to be respectful of other cultures. It is complicated. I can’t bounce up and […]

Eddie Jones has called on England to ignite the Twickenham crowd when they host New Zealand on Saturday, acknowledging the “massive effect” of his players’ response to the haka before their 2019 World Cup semi-final win. Jones compared the challenge of achieving a first home win over the All Blacks since 2012 as “climbing Mount […]

The Bank of England is poised to raise interest rates by the most since Black Wednesday on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve announced a steep increase in borrowing costs for an unprecedented fourth time. The Fed’s decision to put up rates by 0.75 percentage points piles pressure on Andrew Bailey, the Governor of the […]

England’s Chief Medical Officer, Sir Chris Whitty, is one of 4 senior figures to become part of a new advisory panel, Active Travel England, today (22 October 2022). Working alongside West Midlands’ Mayor, Andy Street, Chair of the Office of Rail and Road, Declan Collier and Arup’s Global Transport Leader, Isabel Dedring, Whitty will support […]

England and New Zealand are the two front-runners in this year’s Rugby World Cup, and they laid bare their dominance with big wins on the opening day of rugby’s biggest competition. Both experienced uncharacteristically wobbly starts but managed to rekindle their sparks and run out deserved victors, with the Black Ferns toppling rival Australia, 41-17, […]

Seen from the roof of Karachi’s National Stadium, the city stretches as far as you can see in all directions, up into the hills one way and out into the sea the other. Around 18 million people live here. Only the soldiers stand out. They are conspicuous in their black uniforms, as dark and numerous […]

Not many people in football have heard the name Ben Odeje, no thanks to the fact that his feat has largely been left unrecognized until few days ago when he was contacted by the English FA. The FA are inviting Odeje to England’s UEFA Nations League clash with Germany a week today as part of […]

About the event When: 20 October 2022, 5pm to 8pm This Black History Month, join us for a free evening opening of our exhibition Slavery & the Bank. Explore the history of transatlantic slavery through its connections with the Bank of England and the wider City of London. Special Events Archive Table 5pm to 7.30pm. […]

FA to recognise Benjamin Odeje as the first black man to represent England after 51-year wait… with trailblazer to be special guest at Nations League fixture against Germany Benjamin Odeje was selected for England schoolboys as a 15-year-old in 1971 Laurie Cunningham previously recognised as England’s first black footballer The West Bromwich Albion legend appeared […]

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