BY NICK PEARCE With two Heineken Cups, four Six Nations Championships, three Triple Crowns, a Grand Slam and a World Cup to his name, the man is an out and out winner. His ferocious tackling was courageous. His metronomic goal-kicking the result of many hours of practice – well after his teammates had returned home. Jonny Wilkinson was one of the greatest ever rugby players. … Continue reading Sir Jonny
BY NICK PEARCE So Guy Verhofstadt has said that support for the European Union has increased since Brexit because EU citizens are not “as stupid as the Brits”. This seems a tad peculiar for a man whose face unfortunately stands out in a crowd, who holidays in Devon. Even odder considering he intends to be in Britain on Friday to knock on doors with Liberal … Continue reading Milkshake for Verhofstadt?
BY NICK PEARCE Rural crime has been estimated to cost the UK £39m, with many farmers feeling “under siege” from thieves. Transport links also mean thieves can steal machinery and move it into mainland Europe in “a matter of hours”. Lincolnshire was the worst-hit English county with a cost of £2.5m, according to a report by NFU Mutual. Cost of UK rural crime in 2016: … Continue reading No Change to Rural Crime Cost