The Westminster terrorist who brought bloodshed to the heart of London has been named by police as Khalid Masood, a British-born criminal with a string of previous convictions. After Isil claimed the attacker was a "soldier" of the terror group, Scotland Yard formally identified the 52-year-old - saying he was not the subject of any current investigations and there was "no prior intelligence about his intent to mount a terrorist attack".
By then the Royal Mint had been pondering for at least a year about how best to phase out £1 notes and replace them with a new coin. One, said the Mint, was that "the present range does not have a suitable 'slot' for £1 coin". The Royal Mint's early proposals said "heavy coins 'burn' holes in the ordinary users' pocket, inconvenience those, such as milkmen, who carry around large quantities and add extra transport and security costs for bulk handlers like banks and supermarkets".
Conor McGregor‘s challenge of the disciplinary action against him for a press conference altercation with Nate Diaz went before the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) on Wednesday, where his case was briefly reheard and revised sanctions were agreed upon. McGregor phoned in to an NAC hearing to answer for his part in the fracas, which saw him, Diaz, and Diaz’s team hurling water bottles at each other, bringing the UFC 202 pre-fight press conference to an abrupt end. After much deliberation, which resulted in shifting away from a proposed fine of $300,000, the Nevada commission settled on the somewhat lesser sanctions of a $75,000 fine and 50 hours of community service to produce an anti-bullying campaign, upon which the commission put a value of roughly $75,000.
The famous mother of six and her brood visited Buckingham Palace and a local bookstore.
Ryan Gosling has finally addressed last month’s Oscars mix-up, revealing why he got the giggles on stage when it transpired that ‘Moonlight’ had actually won the Best Picture award. The incident will go down in Oscars history (mostly for the wrong reasons), but Ryan couldn’t help but laugh as the ‘La La Land’ team’s speeches were cut short so that the ‘Moonlight’ creators could make theirs.
Sir Alex Ferguson helped Manchester United sign Robin van Persie from Arsenal in his final summer transfer window and Jose Mourinho claims it is difficult now for the Red Devils in signing players from the rival clubs. The Portuguese tactician replaced Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford after the Dutchman was asked to step down from his post following a poor run under his guidance. In Mourinho's first summer, he helped United sign Paul Pogba for a world-record fee, while adding Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly to the squad.
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