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Five-star Spain thrash Slovakia to set up last-16 meeting with Croatia

They needed a little help but at last the cork came out and the cava flowed, carrying Spain through to the next round and maybe beyond. After two draws and a single goal had left them on the edge of elimination and pessimism took hold, Luis Enrique promised that once the bottle was finally opened, the goals would come and the best version of the Selección...

Boris Johnson gets first face-to-face weekly meeting with Queen after 15-month hiatus

Released video from Buckingham Palace shows monarch discussing UK health secretary as ‘poor man’The Queen has held her first in-person weekly audience with the prime minister in 15 months, and revealed that the woes of the beleaguered health secretary Matt Hancock might not have escaped her eye.In a short video clip of the meeting with Boris Johnson,...

‘An afterthought’: why do specs companies ignore the black community?

The eyewear industry likes to use black models, but its products are simply not made with black people in mind according to a British company, Kimeze, which has begun designing glasses for black face shapesThe women behind the first company to make glasses specifically for black faces says the eyewear industry treats the black community as an “afterthought”.Kimeze...

Slovakia 0-5 Spain: Euro 2020 – reaction!

Spain routed their hapless opponents in Seville to set up a knockout match against Croatia in the Round of 16 7.05pm BST That late Sweden goal potentially very good news for England. Path to final could well be France/Germany (admittedly very tough), Sweden q/f and Holland s/f. While other half of draw surely much tougher with Italy, Belgium, Spain...

Claesson’s late strike for Sweden seals top spot with victory over Poland

In the end it was failure for Poland, but at least it was gallant failure. A campaign that had seemed to be fizzling disappointingly away suddenly came to life in its final 30 minutes as Robert Lewandowski, almost single-handed, inspired a fightback. Poland came from 2-0 down to level, but as they desperately sought the goal that would have taken them...

Norwich close to signing Billy Gilmour on loan from Chelsea

Scotland midfielder wants more regular first-team actionOther clubs could attempt to hijack proposed transferNorwich are closing in on a deal to sign Billy Gilmour on a season’s loan from Chelsea. The Scotland midfielder has been targeted by several Premier League clubs and Norwich are emerging as his likeliest destination.Chelsea have plenty of competition...

ParalympicsGB say work is still needed to ensure athlete safety in Tokyo

Athletes heading to the unknown in terms of training set-upParalympics opening ceremony in Tokyo due in 62 daysTeam GB preparations for the Paralympic Games are still being revised on a week-to-week basis, with “an awful lot of work still to do” to make the event safe and secure for athletes.As the first names on the GB athletics team for Tokyo were...

Sweden 3-2 Poland: Euro 2020 – reaction!

Live Group E updates from the 5pm BST kick-off in St PetersburgSlovakia v Spain: Euro 2020 – live!Get in touch! Email Daniel or tweet @unitedrewind 6.53pm BST 90+3 min Sweden have countered well this half and do again, the ball finding its way to Larsson, who tries a free-kick finish from open play, swinging not far over the bar. 6.52pm BST 90+2 min...

Portugal v France: Euro 2020 – live!

Live Group F updates from 8pm BST kick-off in BudapestPortugal’s ‘bus driver’ Santos hopes to find route to last 16Email Paul or tweet @Paul_Doyle with your thoughts 7.03pm BST Santos has moved decisively to address the shortcomings that Portugal showed in midfield in their opening games, with Fernandes and Carvahlo replaced by Moutinho and Sanches....

CEO of Grenfell Tower landlord blames staff for outdated fire safety plan

Documents showed no more than 12 disabled people lived in the tower but it was in fact home to 37 and 15 died in the fireThe chief executive of the landlord of Grenfell Tower has blamed his staff for allowing the block’s fire safety plan to become 15 years out of date so it failed to account for more than two dozen of the disabled people in the block.Robert...

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