It is well documented that when the Italian striker Mario Balotelli moved to Manchester City in 2010, the club struggled to control his off-field antics. Desperate for him to settle down, they moved him from his first home in the city’s bustling Deansgate to the tiny Cheshire village of Mottram St Andrew.
A Chelsea pensioner has been jailed for 12 months for sexually assaulting a young woman in his room. Patrick Teegan, 72, was convicted at Isleworth Crown Court last month of assaulting the woman, in her 20s, in May last year.
They have been roaming the fells of Lakeland for 1,000 years. But the public image of Cumbria’s humble Herdwick sheep is now getting a makeover in an attempt to transform the breed into a lucrative international brand.
Yes, it was fun. We laughed at those “barbecue summer” and “hurricane, what hurricane?” gags. But it was time to seek amusement elsewhere. And so, after just 93 years together, the BBC has parted ways with the Met Office, rejecting its bid for the next five-year contract to supply TV, radio and website weather bulletins, and started seeing other forecasters […]