Welsh Rugby Union: Cardiff director Hayley Parsons calls for WRU board and chief executive to leave

Hayley Parsons founded price comparison website Gocompare.com in 2006 All four regions have backed calls by a Cardiff director for Welsh Rugby Union chief executive Steve Phillips and the board to leave. BBC Wales understands the email from Hayley Parsons has been sent to WRU chairman Ieuan Evans. The message was also circulated to Cardiff, …

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Essex Police hails PC as ‘Britain’s fastest cop’

A police officer has been nicknamed “Britain’s fastest cop” by colleagues following a flawless record when it comes to chasing down suspects on foot. PC Luke Watson, who is the acting Sergeant for the Waltham Abbey Town Team, has a “100% record in footraces against suspects”, Essex Police said. In nearly six years as a …

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Teachers’ strike dates: When are they and will schools close?

Image source, Getty Images By Alice Evans, Nathan Standley and Vanessa Clarke BBC News Thousands of pupils are facing disruption as teachers strike over pay. Some parents may need to take time off work or make other childcare arrangements if individual schools are closed. When are NEU teachers striking? After balloting 300,000 teachers and support …

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Scotland’s papers: Stroke risk warning and plea over bullying epidemic

Image caption, The Scotsman leads with the concerns of a major charity over “the devastating personal cost of stroke” after a new report showed Scots are much more likely to suffer the life-threatening condition than residents in the rest of the UK. The paper also features a picture of the firefighter who was critically injured …

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Steve Phillips: Welsh Rugby Union boss apologies but wants to stay at helm

Steve Phillips was first appointed WRU chief executive on a temporary basis in 2020 Chief executive Steve Phillips says he believes he is the man to lead the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) after apologising following accusations of sexism, racism and misogyny. Phillips, who has faced calls to resign over the claims of discrimination and bullying, …

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Rufus McLean: Glasgow Warriors sack Scotland full-back after domestic abuse guilty plea

Rufus McLean joined Glasgow Warriors in 2020 and has three Scotland caps Glasgow Warriors have terminated the contract of Rufus McLean after the Scotland wing pleaded guilty in court to domestic abuse. The Boston-born 22-year-old, who has three caps for his country, had his sentence deferred after appearing at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Wednesday. Warriors …

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Darvel 1-0 Aberdeen: Sixth-tier hosts secure famous upset

Darvel produced arguably the biggest upset in 149 years of Scottish Cup history as the sixth-tier outfit defeated top-flight Aberdeen. Jordan Kirkpatrick’s first-half shot on the spin at Recreation Park deflected past Joe Lewis to put Darvel on course for a last-16 home tie with Falkirk. Chris Truesdale made three great close-range saves from Aberdeen …

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Frank Lampard: Everton manager sacked after defeat by West Ham

Frank Lampard lost his final four home league games as Everton manager Everton have sacked manager Frank Lampard after less than a year in charge at Goodison Park. Defeat at fellow strugglers West Ham United on Saturday was Everton’s ninth loss in 12 Premier League games. They are second from bottom of the table with …

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