Sally Lawrence obituary

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Sally Lawrence was the heart and soul of Lea Rowing Club but she thought there was more to rowing than winning races My friend Sally Lawrence, who has died aged 60 of cancer, was a chartered accountant whose passion was rowing. She was the heart and soul of Lea Rowing Club in east London, where…

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Dotty is leaving BBC Radio 1Xtra after six years

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Dotty has announced she’s leaving BBC Radio 1Xtra after six years. The DJ told listeners her departure will be at the end of July, and that she “wanted to end on a high note”. “This week marks my four year anniversary on The 1Xtra Breakfast Show and it has been the most incredible experience of…

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Leicester lockdown: Business owners ‘depressed’ at new emergency

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As British Prime Minister Boris Johnson talks up the economy, business owners in Leicester say they are depressed. The English city is the first to impose a local lockdown for at least two weeks because of a resurgence in coronavirus infections. Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports from Leicester, UK. SOURCE: Al Jazeera News

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Tight security at Ethiopia singer’s funeral after deadly protests

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Security is high in the Ethiopian town of Ambo for the funeral of popular musician and activist Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, whose killing in Addis Ababa earlier this week sparked two days of protests that killed more than 80 people. A farewell ceremony began on Thursday with well-wishers laying wreaths in Ambo stadium and mourning the death…

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Sir Everton Weekes, spectacular Steffi Graf and Lothar Matthäus loses it

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Plus: Gooch and Smith, a journey into the mind of Roy Keane, the best of Nate Diaz and the Fash FC saga in full Sir Everton Weekes (right) walks out with Frank Worrell to face England at Trent Bridge. Photograph: Central Press/Getty Images 1) On Wednesday, we will celebrate the return of Test cricket with…

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Sean Dyche must decide whether to stick or twist amid Burnley battles | Paul Wilson

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An endgame seems to be approaching at Burnley, where Sean Dyche has expressed frustration at the tightness of the purse strings even as the club climbed into the top half of the Premier League table after another season of punching above their weight. The manager is ostensibly unhappy that too many out-of-contract players have been…

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