Wayne Rooney urged to snub China transfer by Ronaldinho

Wayne Rooney has been urged to snub China by Ronaldinho. (AFP/Getty Images) Wayne Rooney has been urged to snub a move to the Chinese Super League by former Barcelona star Ronaldinho. On Thursday, Rooney released a statement confirming that he had offers to leave Manchester United, but insisted that he will remain at Old Trafford until the end of the ...

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Burglar falls 130ft to his death while trying to steal neighbour’s Xbox

Heywood slipped while trying to hoist himself back up to his flat (Picture: MEN) A burglar fell 130ft to his death after trying to steal his neighbour’s Xbox from their 13th-floor flat. Jason Heywood had broken into the flat directly below his own, and was attempting to hoist himself up to his balcony afterwards. However, the 40-year-old slipped and plummeted ...

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England bonus point vs Italy could mean prizes, plus the key players for Scotland v Wales

England must do more than just win this weekend (Getty) Former England international, Lions star and pundit Martin Bayfield looks ahead to the latest round of Six Nations action as England host Italy, Ireland play France and Scotland meet Wales at Murrayfield… What do points make? Prizes, of course. The standard response imprinted in our psyche by a thousand teachers, ...

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Someone left £1,000,000 in the back of a London black cab

Police in London have revealed that they found nearly £1million in a suitcase in the back of a black cab. They revealed the huge haul as they released information on money that they stole in 2015/16. Scotland Yard said: ‘The cash was found when officers stopped a black cab in east London and found a large holdall in the passenger compartment ...

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Daishawn Redan set to snub Manchester United interest and sign new Ajax deal

Ajax youngster Daishawn Redan was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford (Picture: Getty) Ajax starlet Daishawn Redan is ready to snub interest from Manchester United by signing a new contract at the Dutch club. Redan was strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford towards the end of last year and even reportedly travelled to Manchester ahead of a ...

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Do you have one of the ‘most boring jobs’ in the world?

(Picture: H. Armstrong Roberts/Retrofile/Getty Images) At some point, everyone’s sat at their desk, head in hands and wondered if their job is the most boring job in the world. Stuck doing the same mind-numbing tasks, clock-watching until it’s acceptable to can drink oneself into oblivion, we’ve all despaired that we might be wither away and die from ennui. Every goth ...

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Runaway pot-bellied pig went wee wee wee all the way home thanks to police

(Picture: Columbus Division of Police) This runaway pot-bellied pig got home safe thanks to a police officer. An emergency services officer received a call from somebody who was concerned after spotting the runaway pig. Tiger Temple that closed after dead cubs were found in freezer to reopen with another name The caller, from Columbus, Ohio, was worried the pig might ...

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Call the Midwife puts female genital mutilation centre stage in brave new episode

A mother-to-be from Somaliland is the subject of Call The Midwife this week (Picture: BBC) A shocking storyline about female genital mutilation is at the heart of this weekend’s episode of Call The Midwife. Louis Theroux is taking on the Donald Trump phenomenon for his next BBC documentary series The usually cosy BBC drama, currently set in the 1960s, will introduce ...

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Boeing to open first European factory at Catcliffe

US firm Boeing has announced plans to open its first European commercial factory in South Yorkshire, creating at least 30 jobs. If approved, the £20m plant will be built next to an existing research centre founded in 2001 by Boeing and the University of Sheffield. The company said the factory, at Catcliffe in Rotherham, could also lead to new jobs ...

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Police officer dismissed over wrong-way M1 driver crash

A police officer has been dismissed after missing an opportunity to prevent a fatal crash in which an elderly driver drove the wrong way up the M1. Albert Newman, 87, collided with a van near Lockington in Leicestershire in October 2015, killing himself and a passenger in the van. PC Jonathan Mortimer had received a report from someone concerned about ...

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