Sex establishment licences in England fall by a third

Sex establishment licences in England fall by a third By David Rhodes BBC News 23 February 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sex establishment licences cover lap dancing clubs, sex shops and sex cinemas Lap dancing clubs, sex shops and sex cinemas...

Arsenal 1-2 (agg 4-2) Ostersunds FK: Rob Holding admits his side can perform better following shock defeat to Europa League minnows

Rob Holding admitted Arsenal were complacent in their second leg defeat to Ostersunds FK in the last 32 of the Europa League at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners lost 2-1 on the night but go through to the last 16 after winning 4-2 on aggregate. Calum Chambers’ own...

Why it’s so hard to unravel the mysterious origins of domestic horses

Infomastern/Flickr, CC BY-SAThere’s still a lot we don’t know about how, and where, horses were first domesticated. Experts long thought that all modern horses were probably descended from a group of animals that belonged to the Botai culture, which flourished in...

Jonathan Udall dies after Grand Canyon helicopter crash

Jonathan Udall dies after Grand Canyon helicopter crash 22 February 2018 A fourth British tourist has died following a helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon 12 days ago while on his honeymoon.Jonathan Udall, who is in his 30s and from Brighton, has been in hospital in...

Premier League Preview Show – Thursday 22 February

talkSPORT’s Tom Rennie and David Walker are joined by former Chelsea winger Clive Walker and former Man City captain Steve Lomas for a look ahead to a big weekend of football in the Premier League and the Carabao Cup final at Wembley. The guys will also cast their eye...

Why it’s so hard to unravel the mysterious origins of domestic horses

Infomastern/Flickr, CC BY-SAThere’s still a lot we don’t know about how, and where, horses were first domesticated. Experts long thought that all modern horses were probably descended from a group of animals that belonged to the Botai culture, which flourished in...

Isaiah Haastrup’s father loses hospital ban appeal again

Isaiah Haastrup's father loses hospital ban appeal again 22 February 2018 Image copyright PA Image caption Isaiah, pictured with an aunt, suffered "catastrophic" brain damage due to being deprived of oxygen at birth A man has lost an appeal against a second ban from...

Zenit St Petersburg 3-0 (agg 3-1) Celtic: Brendan Rodgers’ side out of Europa League with a whimper

Celtic crashed out of the Europa League in calamitous style with a 3-0 defeat by Zenit St Petersburg in Russia. The Hoops' deserved 1-0 lead from the first leg of the last-32 clash at Parkhead last week was wiped out before half an hour had been played with Brendan...

Why it’s so hard to unravel the mysterious origins of domestic horses

Infomastern/Flickr, CC BY-SAThere’s still a lot we don’t know about how, and where, horses were first domesticated. Experts long thought that all modern horses were probably descended from a group of animals that belonged to the Botai culture, which flourished in...

‘Bring back Golliwog’ Forest of Dean councillor resigns

'Bring back Golliwog' Forest of Dean councillor resigns 22 February 2018 Image copyright Forest of Dean District Image caption Councillor Lynn Sterry claimed she had shared the post and not "given it a thought" A councillor who backed a social media campaign to 'Bring...

The 72 on talkSPORT 2 – Football League podcast on Thursday, February 22

Dan Windle is joined in studio by Tom Barclay and Phil Brown to discuss the latest topics from across the EFL. They are joined live by new Barnsley manager Jose Morais, Bolton attacker Zach Clough and Wigan midfielder Gary Roberts following the Latics' giant-killing...

Why it’s so hard to unravel the mysterious origins of domestic horses

Infomastern/Flickr, CC BY-SAThere’s still a lot we don’t know about how, and where, horses were first domesticated. Experts long thought that all modern horses were probably descended from a group of animals that belonged to the Botai culture, which flourished in...

Pair jailed for UK homemade bomb attack plan

Pair jailed for UK homemade bomb attack plan 22 February 2018 Image copyright Nectu Image caption Munir Mohammed and Rowaida El-Hassan met on an online dating site A couple has been jailed for plotting a terror attack in the UK using a homemade bomb.Munir Mohammed,...

Zenit St Petersburg 3-0 Celtic (agg 3-1): Hoops rated and slated

Celtic are out of the Europa League after succumbing to a dismal 3-0 defeat in their last 32 second leg match at Zenit St Petersburg.  Brendan Rodgers' side went into the game at the Krestovsky Stadium 1-0 up but Celtic got off to the worst possible start when an...

How we discovered that Neanderthals could make art

Neanderthal art. P. SauraWhat makes us human? A lot of people would argue it is the ability of our species to engage in complex behaviour such as using language, creating art and being moral. But when and how did we first become “human” in this sense? While skeletal...

Harry and Meghan letter sent to palace ‘race hate crime’

Harry and Meghan letter sent to palace 'race hate crime' 22 February 2018 Related TopicsWedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Image caption Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry at Windsor Castle on 19 May A letter containing a substance sent to St James's...

Arsenal v Ostersunds FK confirmed line-ups: Mkhitaryan and Welbeck start

Arsenal will be looking to progress to the last 16 of this season's Europa League with ease when they face Ostersunds FK in their second leg clash at the Emirates Stadium.  Arsene Wenger's made light work of the Swedish club after running out 3-0 winners in the first...

How we discovered that Neanderthals could make art

Neanderthal art. P. SauraWhat makes us human? A lot of people would argue it is the ability of our species to engage in complex behaviour such as using language, creating art and being moral. But when and how did we first become “human” in this sense? While skeletal...

M1 crash deaths: Lorry driver ‘twice drink-drive limit’

M1 crash deaths: Lorry driver 'twice drink-drive limit' 22 February 2018 Image caption Two lorries and a minibus were involved in the crash during the August Bank Holiday weekend A lorry driver was twice the drink-drive limit and another was on a hands-free call in...

‘I’m one of the greatest minds in football’, says Sol Campbell after being turned down for Oxford manager’s job

Former England defender Sol Campbell feels he is "one of the greatest minds in football" - but is "being wasted" by a lack of opportunities to become a manager. Campbell, 43, made more than 300 appearances for Tottenham before joining north London rivals Arsenal,...

Brexodus of EU citizens from the UK is picking up speed

via shutterstock.comFewer EU citizens are now coming to the UK and more are leaving, according to new migration statistics that give credence to the idea of a growing “Brexodus” following the UK’s decision to leave the EU. Overall 90,000 more EU citizens came to the...

Boy, 2, killed in ‘hit-and-run’ crash in Coventry

Boy, 2, killed in 'hit-and-run' crash in Coventry 22 February 2018 Image caption The boys were struck by a car on MacDonald Road, Stoke, Coventry A two-year-old boy has died and his six-year-old brother is critically ill after a suspected hit-and-run crash in...

Zenit St Petersburg v Celtic live stream and confirmed line-ups: talkSPORT 2 Europa League commentary on Thursday, February 22

YOU CAN LISTEN TO ZENIT V CELTIC ON TALKSPORT 2 AT 6PM. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN LIVE ONLINE  Celtic are looking for a place in this season's Europa League last 16 when they go to Zenit St Petersburg this evening.  Callum McGregor's goal sees the Celtic go into the second...

Classical music’s divorce from God has been one of the great failures of our times

Road to nowhere? Sergio Delle VedoveReverend Jonathan Arnold, dean of divinity at Magdalen college, Oxford, has written about the “seeming paradox that, in today’s so-called secular society, sacred choral music is as powerful, compelling and popular as it has ever...

Care home pole dancing: Christchurch residents promised more

Care home pole dancing: Christchurch residents promised more 22 February 2018 Image copyright Fairmile Grange Image caption Feedback from residents had been "so positive", the care home said A care home for the elderly has said it will consider holding more pole...

Watch Everton’s Yannick Bolasie give a shout out to 17 team-mates in impressive freestyle rap video

Yannick Bolasie showed he is a man of many talents after posting a video of himself freestyling about his Everton team-mates on Instagram.  The winger has recently come back from a cruciate ligament injury and judging by his latest video he is very upbeat about...

Nigeria’s conflict is a result of environmental devastation across West Africa

roseshutterstock25 / shutterstockNigeria is experiencing a major conflict between nomadic herdsmen and indigenous farmers. In 2016, the conflict led to the death of 2,500 people, displaced 62,000 others and led to loss of US$ 13.7 billion in revenue. In January 2018...

Warning over fake piercing magnet craze

22 February 2018 Image copyright Cascadenews Image caption The powerful attraction between the magnets were ripping through Freddie Webster's stomach Two children needed life-saving surgery after accidentally swallowing powerful magnetic balls which are being used to...

Jonny Evans will reclaim West Brom captaincy after ‘taxi-gate’ apology, confirms manager Alan Pardew

West Brom manager Alan Pardew has dismissed suggestions Jonny Evans has been stripped of the captaincy for good after the club's ill-fated training trip to Spain. Evans, Gareth Barry, Jake Livermore and Boaz Myhill were spoken to by police investigating the alleged...

Why the world is looking to the Philippines for climate justice

ShutterstockCorporations and governments around the world increasingly stand accused of causing or failing to prevent the damaging effects of climate change. Test cases are being filed in many countries to establish who is responsible and what action should be taken....

Cheshire drink-driver tells court ‘driveway too long to walk’

Cheshire drink-driver tells court 'driveway too long to walk' 22 February 2018 Image copyright Cavendish Image caption Barbara Woodward would struggle to do community service because she had never had a job, a court heard A drink-driver begged magistrates not to ban...

Transfer report: Manchester United target Gianluigi Donnarumma would prefer to join Paris Saint-Germain

Manchester United and Real Madrid target Gianluigi Donnarumma wants to join Paris Saint-Germain this summer. The goalkeeper has fallen out with the hierarchy at AC Milan and he is ready to leave the San Siro at the end of the season. Both Manchester United and Real...

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Sex establishment licences in England fall by a third

Sex establishment licences in England fall by a third By David Rhodes BBC News 23 February 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sex establishment licences cover lap dancing clubs, sex shops and sex cinemas Lap dancing clubs, sex shops and sex cinemas...

Jonathan Udall dies after Grand Canyon helicopter crash

Jonathan Udall dies after Grand Canyon helicopter crash 22 February 2018 A fourth British tourist has died following a helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon 12 days ago while on his honeymoon.Jonathan Udall, who is in his 30s and from Brighton, has been in hospital in...

Premier League Preview Show – Thursday 22 February

talkSPORT’s Tom Rennie and David Walker are joined by former Chelsea winger Clive Walker and former Man City captain Steve Lomas for a look ahead to a big weekend of football in the Premier League and the Carabao Cup final at Wembley. The guys will also cast their eye...

Isaiah Haastrup’s father loses hospital ban appeal again

Isaiah Haastrup's father loses hospital ban appeal again 22 February 2018 Image copyright PA Image caption Isaiah, pictured with an aunt, suffered "catastrophic" brain damage due to being deprived of oxygen at birth A man has lost an appeal against a second ban from...

‘Bring back Golliwog’ Forest of Dean councillor resigns

'Bring back Golliwog' Forest of Dean councillor resigns 22 February 2018 Image copyright Forest of Dean District Image caption Councillor Lynn Sterry claimed she had shared the post and not "given it a thought" A councillor who backed a social media campaign to 'Bring...

Pair jailed for UK homemade bomb attack plan

Pair jailed for UK homemade bomb attack plan 22 February 2018 Image copyright Nectu Image caption Munir Mohammed and Rowaida El-Hassan met on an online dating site A couple has been jailed for plotting a terror attack in the UK using a homemade bomb.Munir Mohammed,...

Zenit St Petersburg 3-0 Celtic (agg 3-1): Hoops rated and slated

Celtic are out of the Europa League after succumbing to a dismal 3-0 defeat in their last 32 second leg match at Zenit St Petersburg.  Brendan Rodgers' side went into the game at the Krestovsky Stadium 1-0 up but Celtic got off to the worst possible start when an...

How we discovered that Neanderthals could make art

Neanderthal art. P. SauraWhat makes us human? A lot of people would argue it is the ability of our species to engage in complex behaviour such as using language, creating art and being moral. But when and how did we first become “human” in this sense? While skeletal...

Harry and Meghan letter sent to palace ‘race hate crime’

Harry and Meghan letter sent to palace 'race hate crime' 22 February 2018 Related TopicsWedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Image caption Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry at Windsor Castle on 19 May A letter containing a substance sent to St James's...

How we discovered that Neanderthals could make art

Neanderthal art. P. SauraWhat makes us human? A lot of people would argue it is the ability of our species to engage in complex behaviour such as using language, creating art and being moral. But when and how did we first become “human” in this sense? While skeletal...

M1 crash deaths: Lorry driver ‘twice drink-drive limit’

M1 crash deaths: Lorry driver 'twice drink-drive limit' 22 February 2018 Image caption Two lorries and a minibus were involved in the crash during the August Bank Holiday weekend A lorry driver was twice the drink-drive limit and another was on a hands-free call in...

Brexodus of EU citizens from the UK is picking up speed

via shutterstock.comFewer EU citizens are now coming to the UK and more are leaving, according to new migration statistics that give credence to the idea of a growing “Brexodus” following the UK’s decision to leave the EU. Overall 90,000 more EU citizens came to the...

Boy, 2, killed in ‘hit-and-run’ crash in Coventry

Boy, 2, killed in 'hit-and-run' crash in Coventry 22 February 2018 Image caption The boys were struck by a car on MacDonald Road, Stoke, Coventry A two-year-old boy has died and his six-year-old brother is critically ill after a suspected hit-and-run crash in...

Care home pole dancing: Christchurch residents promised more

Care home pole dancing: Christchurch residents promised more 22 February 2018 Image copyright Fairmile Grange Image caption Feedback from residents had been "so positive", the care home said A care home for the elderly has said it will consider holding more pole...

Warning over fake piercing magnet craze

22 February 2018 Image copyright Cascadenews Image caption The powerful attraction between the magnets were ripping through Freddie Webster's stomach Two children needed life-saving surgery after accidentally swallowing powerful magnetic balls which are being used to...

Why the world is looking to the Philippines for climate justice

ShutterstockCorporations and governments around the world increasingly stand accused of causing or failing to prevent the damaging effects of climate change. Test cases are being filed in many countries to establish who is responsible and what action should be taken....

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