Back in 2009 a Finnish company called Rovio launched its 52nd video game. Its premise was simple: players would use their smartphone touchscreen – still a relative novelty two years after the first iPhone came out – to control a catapult. Swine flu was in the news, so the enemies would be pigs. The missiles? A flock of angry birds.
David Cameron is under pressure to justify Zac Goldsmith’s London mayoral campaign, after the leader of Muslim Conservatives called it a disgusting and risible attempt to smear Labour’s winning candidate, Sadiq Khan.
In an electrifying exchange on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, the defence secretary, Michael Fallon, repeatedly refused to answer presenter Sarah Montague’s question over whether London would be safe with Sadiq Khan as its new mayor, in the light of remarks made by Fallon during the course of the election campaign.
Sadiq Khan, the new Labour mayor of London, has launched an extraordinary attack on David Cameron and his defeated opponent, Zac Goldsmith, accusing them of trying to turn different ethnic communities against each other to stop him winning in the capital.
There weren’t any formal celebrations and the Scottish Conservative leader, Ruth Davidson, limited herself to one stiff drink before bedtime.
The location was chosen for maximum symbolic effect. And so were his opening words. “My name is Sadiq Khan – and I’m the mayor of London,” declared the diminutive figure standing, without a tie, in the nave of Southwark Cathedral.
The tickets to Singapore had been issued and the club’s owner was waiting but Pako Ayestarán insisted he was not going anywhere until he made a call.
Middlesbrough drew 1-1 with Brighton and Hove Albion.
'It will hit areas where the bank is making no money'.
Espanyol director Angel Gomez has discussed Pau Lopez's move to Spurs.
'There's an inherent conflict between looking after your health and work'.
The 25-year-old says Celtic and Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers are well represented in his native Kenya.
The Liverpool midfielder limped off during the Netherlands' World Cup qualifier with France.
The Leeds United midfielder has been impressing in the youth ranks.
Damien Duff''s own goal cemented Newcastle's relegation in 2009, so it's hardly surprising that he wishes he'd remained at Chelsea.
Chamberlain has played most of his career out on the wing but sees himself more in the middle of the park for club and country.
The Tottenham Hotspur striker's barren spell goes on.
Arsenal superstar Alexis Sanchez could miss his side's game against Swansea City due to international duty.