Sensational win for Emma Raducanu

Emma Raducanu (18) beat Canadian Leylah Fernandez (19)  6-4, 6-3, to win the US Open and ended Britain’s 44 year wait for a women’s Grand Slam Singles Champion at the Aurthr Ashe Stadium In the war of the teenagers Raducanu threw herself to the floor in disbelief as she fired down an ace to conclude…

“Am I Not a Man and a Brother”? Josiah Wedgwood – the Radical Potter

Josiah Wedgwood, the greatest English potter who ever lived, epitomised the best of his age, from his kilns and workshops  in Stoke-on-Trent, which revolutionised the production of ceramics in Georgian Britain by marrying technology with design, manufacturing and efficiency and retail flair. He was responsible for transforming the luxury markets not only of London, Liverpool,…

Trafalgar Square

Not so Secret Places: London’s Trafalgar Square, a public square in the City of Westminster, established in the early 19th century around the area formerly known as Charing Cross, is a centre of national democracy and protest rallies and demonstrations has earned an unenviable reputation as tourist magnet. The Square’s name comes from the Battle…

Keep Buggering on

Winston Churchill’s slogan “Keep Buggering On” became a national catchphrase during the Second World War. Duncan Weldon from The Economist highlights key themes from his brisk history of Britain’s economy since the industrial revolution, taking in everything from the South Sea Bubble to the impact of the financial crisis. According to Weldon the same issues…

Raducan Storms into US Open finals

US Open 2021, Flushing Meadows, New York, 30 August -12 September Emma Raducan reached the US Open final with a stunning win over Greek 17th seed Maria Sakkari in New York 6-1, 6-4. Raducan, 18, is the first qualifier to reach a Grand Slam final , the first British woman to achieve that feat in…

Emma Raducanu reaches US Open semi-finals after beating Belinda Bencic

Emma Raducanu reaches US Open semi-finals after beating Belinda Bencic.   US Open at Flushing Meadows, New York  30Aug- 12 Sep 2021 British Teenager Emma Raducanu (18), reached the semi-finals with a dominant match beating Swiss 11th seed Belinda Bencic (24). Raducanu ,  won 6-3, 6-4, and will play Czech fourth seed Karolina Pliskova or…

England and Poland draw 1-1 in the qualifier

Wed 08 Sept 2021 World Cup Qualifying – European Poland.  1                                England 1 Szymanski 90’+2                       Kane 72’ England are stopped for the first time in qualifying although they remain top of the group as Poland snatch a point late on stoppage time.  England was short in clearing the ball to safety, Harry Kane opens scoring…

India win fourth Test by 157 runs and lead the series 2-1

6th Sep 2021, International Test Match series Day 5 of 5 England Vs India at Kia Oval, London India  First Innings 191 ao  off 61.3ov.  Thakur 57 off 36, 7 fours, 3 sixes,, Kohli 50 off  96 balls,  8 fours, Rahane 14 off 47 balls, 1 four, Woakes 4-55, Robinson 3-38, Anderson 1-41, C Overston…