Apr 18, 2015

West Indies draws England in first test

An unbeaten 103 by Jason Holder helped West Indies salvage a nail-biting draw against England in the first test Friday, spoiling James Anderson’s celebrations after becoming his country’s record wicket taker Holder had successive partnerships of 105 with captain Denesh Ramdin and 56 with ...

Mar 9, 2015

Poisoning probed after Crufts prize-winning dog dies

Owners of a prize-winning Irish Setter who died after competing at the renowned Crufts dog show claimed on Sunday their dog had been poisoned at the English event. Thendara Satisfaction, who was known as Jagger and was almost 4 years old, won second in ...

England rallies for win over Wales

Feb 7, 2015

England rallies for win over Wales

England fought back from 10-0 down after nine minutes to beat Wales 21-16 in the opening game of the Six Nations on Friday, avenging a painful defeat to its fiercest rival on its last trip to the Millennium Stadium. Anthony Watson and Jonathan Joseph ...

NATO unconcerned by Russian warships in English Channel

Nov 28, 2014

NATO unconcerned by Russian warships in English Channel

A squadron of Russian warships entered the English Channel on Friday, but a NATO official dismissed a Russian media report that they were there to conduct military exercises. Russian news agency RIA quoted the Northern Fleet as saying its vessels, led by anti-submarine ship ...

Jazz clarinetist Acker Bilk dead at 85

Nov 3, 2014

Jazz clarinetist Acker Bilk dead at 85

English clarinet player Acker Bilk, who beat the Beatles and other British rockers to the top of the U.S. music charts with the instrumental “Stranger on the Shore,” has died at the age of 85. Manager Pamela Sutton said Bilk died Sunday at a ...