Luftwaffe ace flies in Spitfire

One of Germany’s most highly decorated World War Two pilots has achieved a long-held ambition – to fly in a Spitfire. Hugo Broch, 95, took to the skies over Kent, where the RAF held the line during the Battle of Britain. He was credited with 81 victories in 324 missions during the war. Luftwaffe ace […]

Queen’s Speech: Labour to force vote on public pay cap

Queen’s Speech: Labour to force vote on public pay cap

Media captionJeremy Corbyn calls for a reversal of emergency services cuts Labour is to table an amendment to the Queen’s Speech calling for the 1% public sector pay cap and cuts to the police and emergency services to end. Jeremy Corbyn says the amendment, which will be voted on on Wednesday, will be a “test […]

British Attitudes Survey: More Britons ‘back higher taxes’

British Attitudes Survey: More Britons ‘back higher taxes’

Image copyright PA Nearly half of Britons think the government should raise taxes and increase spending, an annual poll of public opinion suggests. At 48%, it is the highest proportion to support such measures since 2004, according to the British Social Attitudes survey. The survey also found the public were becoming more sceptical of the […]

Indianapolis 500: Racing into the history books

In 1977 Janet Guthrie became the first woman to race in America’s foremost track event, the Indianapolis 500. She spoke to Witness about what it took to reach the top of a male-dominated sport. Witness: The stories of our times told by the people who were there. Indianapolis 500: Racing into the history books

Two Vanderbilt football players shot while attempting to recover stolen cellphone – ESPN

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Two Vanderbilt football players were shot in what police are calling an “ill-conceived plan” to recover a teammate’s stolen cellphone. Tae Daley, 18, suffered a noncritical gunshot wound to his leg, and Frank Coppet, 18, received noncritical birdshot wounds to his arms, Nashville police […]

Committee formed to plan college football’s 150th birthday party – ESPN

12:03 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment College football will celebrate its 150th birthday in 2019, and a group of the sport’s most prominent leaders have formed a committee to commemorate it. Longtime college athletics administrator and former Big 12 Conference commissioner Kevin Weiberg will spearhead the organization, beginning August 1, […]

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