Somerset v Essex: County Championship title decider – live!
by Tanya Aldred (now) and Rob Smyth (later) on setembro 23, 2019 at 11:00 am
Over-by-over updates from the Division One showdown Thrilling climax but what is the future of county cricket?Drop Tanya an email | Tweet @tjaldred 12.00pm BST 21st over: Somerset 69-4 ( Abell 23, Bartlett 0 ) Rare riches for Somerset, as Harmer sends up a dolly, and Abell pings him to the boundary, then clips him for another two. The average runs per wicket this season at Taunton is 24.37 - I can’t see Somerset getting over 200 here today. 11.57am BST 20th over: Somerset 62-4 ( Abell 16, Bartlett 0 ) Bartlett has a slight advantage over Banton in that he gets to face Nijjar, not Harmer, for his first deliveries . Bartlett stretches forward and blocks him away. Continue reading...
Wales v Georgia: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live!
by Luke McLaughlin on setembro 23, 2019 at 10:59 am
Live updates from the grand slam winners’ openerGatland looks to restore order after whirlwind weekEmail your thoughts to Luke or tweet him here 11.59am BST 34 min: Wales are pinned back again, this time on the opposite side of the field. Georgia have a good attacking line-out - but they get it wrong, and Big George North fields the bouncing ball. They might be winning by 22 points, but Wales have had a few minutes on the back foot now. 11.57am BST 33 min: Anthony Pease on email:“Although it’s going to be no more than a standout performance in what’s shaping up to be an utter pasting, I like the cut of the Georgian full-back’s jib. Even if you discount his relative solidity under the many high-balls, he’s absolutely rocking that ‘tash.” Continue reading...
Brexit: Unison to vote for 'back remain now' motion at Labour conference in blow to Corbyn - live news
by Andrew Sparrow on setembro 23, 2019 at 10:58 am
Rolling coverage of the Labour conference in Brighton, including the debate to decide if the party will commit to campaigning for remain now and speeches from John McDonnell, Emily Thornberry and Keir Starmer 11.54am BST Ahead of the Brexit vote this afternoon Labour pro-remain campaigners are flagging up some figures from a poll conducted for the People’s Vote campaign. It found that 72% of Labour leave voters said they would definitely not vote Conservative, and 48% said they would definitely not vote for the Brexit party. But only 14% of Labour remain voters said they would definitely not vote Lib Dems. Labour remainers think this shows that the fear of Labour losing millions of voters to leave parties is exaggerated; they claim the real risk is from Labour losing remain votes to the Lib Dems and the Greens. 11.51am BST From the BBC’s Peter SaullLabour members are being handed this flyer as they arrive at the conference centre ahead of this afternoon’s big #Brexit vote. Highlights the Shadow Cabinet members whose positions are at odds with the leader. pic.twitter.com/vW5vgwynUE Continue reading...
Thomas Cook travel chaos: firm's collapse leaves 150,000 stranded abroad – live updates
by Kate Lyons (earlier) and Graeme Wearden (now) on setembro 23, 2019 at 10:56 am
A huge repatriation effort has begun after company ceases trading with immediate effect, causing flights to be cancelled Summary: Thomas Cook collapsesFull story: Thomas Cook announces administration after last-ditch talks failThomas Cook collapse: your questions answeredBoris Johnson: are directors to blame?Unions: Government should have done moreHow have you been affected? 11.56am BST While the taxpaper faces a £100m bill to get Thomas Cook’s customers home, investors who bet on the firm’s collapse could enjoy a payday.Bloomberg reports that hedge funds who bet against Thomas Cook’s bonds are in line for a £250m windfall -- exactly the amount which the government declined to pump into the firm.Not everyone lost out with the collapse of 178-year-old Thomas Cook Group Plc that put 21,000 jobs at risk and left travelers around the world stranded.Speculators including Sona Asset Management and XAIA Investment GmbH stand to earn as much as $250 million from the bankruptcy. Thomas Cook’s collapse may prove lucrative for some, with hedge funds set to cash in on as much as $250 million https://t.co/Kn3VswZnIR 11.44am BST Bethany Main, 22, from Newcastle is travelling with her partner Rachel Usher 26 and her eight year old son.“It’s absolutely heaving.” “I think there are more than 1000 people here. Continue reading...
Iran says UK-flagged tanker seized in July is free to leave
by Michael Safi on setembro 23, 2019 at 10:50 am
Stena Impero was dramatically seized on 19 July, sparking crisis in shipping in GulfThe British-flagged tanker seized by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards more than two months ago has been released, according to Iranian officials.“The legal process has finished and based on that the conditions for letting the oil tanker go free have been fulfilled and the oil tanker can move,” Ali Rabiei, Iran’s government spokesman, said on Monday, according to the official IRNA news agency. Continue reading...