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Australia survive scare to beat Sri Lanka at Women’s T20 World Cup

Australia survive scare to beat Sri Lanka at Women’s T20 World Cup

Media playback is not supported on this device Schutt removes Madushika after just three balls ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, Group A, Perth (Waca):Sri Lanka 122-6 (20 overs): Atapattu 50, Carey 2-18Australia 123-5 (19.3 overs): Haynes 60, Lanning 41*, Prabodhani 2-17Australia won by five wicketsScorecard and tablesAustralia survived a scare to beat Sri Lanka by…


North East snow: County Durham schools closed and roads chaos

North East snow: County Durham schools closed and roads chaos

Image copyright PA Media Image caption The conditions have led to accidents around north-east England Dozens of schools have closed and there are chaotic scenes on the roads after heavy snow hit north-east England.The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow and rain until midday on Monday.Schools across County Durham have closed and…


Estate agent giants Countrywide and LSL in merger talks

Estate agent giants Countrywide and LSL in merger talks

Image copyright Reuters Countrywide and LSL Property Services have said they are in talks over a possible merger which could create the UK’s largest estate agency.The news comes after several years of losses at Countrywide and a difficult time for the sector.Countrywide owns the Hamptons and Gascoigne-Pees brands while LSL owns Your Move and Reed…


Extinction: Meet the new poster animals of conservation

Extinction: Meet the new poster animals of conservation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Golden snub-nosed monkey (left) and gnu goat, or Takin (right), are on the list Ever heard of the gnu goat, the red-eared guenon or the Gila monster?They could be the future icons of conservation, according to a study. Scientists say these little-known animals are key to raising money for…


Tourist remains missing after Ben Nevis walk

Tourist remains missing after Ben Nevis walk

Image copyright Police Scotland Image caption Tomas Gafrik was last in contact with his family on Thursday A tourist remains missing after posting a video on social media suggesting he had spent the night on Ben Nevis.Tomas Gafrik, 40, from Slovakia, last contacted his family on Thursday morning.Police said it appeared he had spent the…


Girl, nine, airlifted to hospital after three-car Moray crash

Girl, nine, airlifted to hospital after three-car Moray crash

Image copyright JASPERIMAGE Image caption The girl was picked up by a Coastguard rescue helicopter A nine-year-old girl has been airlifted to hospital following a serious crash in Moray.The three-car accident happened on the A941 between Craigellachie and Dufftown at about 17:30 on Sunday.The girl was taken to Cooper Park in Elgin to be met…


Ilkeston NatWest Hole: TripAdvisor halts spoof reviews

Ilkeston NatWest Hole: TripAdvisor halts spoof reviews

Image caption One spoof review described it as “fast becoming a national treasure” TripAdvisor has suspended reviews for a hole in a wall outside a bank after online jokers turned it into an unlikely tourist attraction.Spoof glowing write-ups of the circular architecture, at NatWest in Ilkeston, led to it being ranked as the fourth best…


Justin Bieber beats Elvis Presley’s US chart record

Justin Bieber beats Elvis Presley’s US chart record

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Changes is Bieber’s seventh number one album in the US, but only his second in the UK Justin Bieber’s seventh album, Changes, has debuted at the top of the US Billboard chart – beating a record set by Elvis Presley 59 years ago.The Canadian singer is now the youngest…



Two Ronnies ‘Four Candles’ sketch recreated in 280-year-old shop

Two Ronnies ‘Four Candles’ sketch recreated in 280-year-old shop

Image caption Stevie Loft, Jim Oldham and David Odell said the “Four Candles” sketch is often mentioned by customers A classic Two Ronnies sketch has been recreated by residents of a town who wanted to “shine a light” on a 280-year-old shop.Odell & Co has been trading in the same spot on Stony Stratford High…


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