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London Stadium appeal makes history with live stream

London Stadium appeal makes history with live stream

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West Ham’s dispute with the owners of the London Stadium’s been referred back to the High Court. The London Legacy Development Corporation, believes if the stadium’s capacity is increased it should receive a part of the new profits. West Ham currently pay a yearly rent of £3 million and want to increase capacity by nine thousand. The case made history when this week’s Court of Appeal hearing became the first to be live streamed online. It is part of a pilot project which the government hopes will increase public access to the court’s work. https://twitter.com/UKSupremeCourt/status/1063025841586745344 Initially the Hammers are looking to increase the stadium capacity by 3 thousand, before finally increasing the capacity of match days to 66,000. Gerry Murphy, then acting chief
Brexit countdown: what’s next?

Brexit countdown: what’s next?

Brexit, Featured, Investigations, Specials
With Prime Minister Theresa May facing a prospect of no confidence following MPs resignations and the dispute over the Brexit withdrawal agreement draft, negotiations are becoming more intense and challenging than ever.  Related post: #BrexitChaos:20 MPs voting no confidence in May but Gove stays The official departure of Britain from the EU is scheduled for 29 March, 2019. For this to happen, the British government must hold a vote in the House of Commons before Christmas and outline the future relationship with the EU in terms of borders, money and laws. What's covered so far in the deal? The document will legally make the UK pay a divorce settlement of at least £39 bn. to cover the contributions to the current EU budget and other related financial commitments.  Citizens' rights
UNESCO’s 73rd anniversary – why are others not celebrating?

UNESCO’s 73rd anniversary – why are others not celebrating?

culture, Featured, Investigations, Politics, Specials
On the day that Unesco celebrates its 73rdanniversary, others see reasons not to join in – literally. Britain’s relationship with the organisation is left under duress after Penny Mordaunt, the International Development Secretary, has called for the country to cut ties and withdraw itself from the body. According to The Times, Miss Mordaunt’s department ranks Unesco as its ‘worst performing multilateral agency’ and believes that its work does not meet her spending criteria for international aid – in which £11.1 million is given to the organisation. https://twitter.com/bernarddonoghue/status/1062316360183746560 https://twitter.com/jessicaelgot/status/1062311046482944000 What is Unesco? Founded in 1945, Unesco was established as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cu
PFA told to evolve as mutiny beckons

PFA told to evolve as mutiny beckons

Featured, Football, Sport
Gordon Taylor faces the biggest challenge to his 37 year reign as CEO of the PFA as chairman Ben Purkiss calls for modernisation. Purkiss, who is a full back for Walsall, has called for an independent review to be conducted by Ed Warner, the former chairman of UK Athletics. The 34-year-old has completed a degree in French and law and a masters in sports directorship with education grants from the PFA but wants to see the union evolve. He tweeted his views on Thursday evening: “I have a duty to act in the best interests of the PFA. Sometimes you have to make a stand for what is right. Football is rapidly evolving, players are rapidly evolving and the PFA needs to evolve too. Players past, present and future need a PFA for the modern player.” https://twitter.com/bpurkiss23/statu
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