Fears that Eurosceptic peers could have talked out – or filibustered – a bill to prevent a no-deal Brexit in October proved unfounded after the legislation cleared another hurdle in the early hours of Thursday.
Britain’s sports minister Nigel Adams has condemned England cricket fans who have been booing Australian batsman Steve Smith, calling their behaviour “distasteful” and saying it is time for the jeering to stop.
Jofra Archer, Jack Leach and Ben Stokes shared the starring roles as England’s captivating fifth-day victory charge came up four wickets short in a drawn second Ashes Test at Lord’s.
Jofra Archer took two wickets and landed another fierce blow on an Australian helmet as he backed up Ben Stokes’ century to lead England’s late push for an Ashes victory at Lord’s.
Ben Stokes smashed his first century in almost two years as England declared 266 ahead on the final day of the second Ashes Test at Lord’s, leaving themselves 48 overs to bowl Australia out.
Steve Smith’s titanic tussle with Jofra Archer, and the 92mph bouncer that ended their battle in gruesome fashion, dominated the fourth day of a second Ashes Test that is destined for a tense conclusion.
Stuart Broad still believes England can overcome Australia and the weather to win the second Ashes Test at Lord’s but accepts time is running out.
Jofra Archer offered a tantalising glimpse of his Ashes potential as England attempted to bowl their way back into the second Test having been dismissed for 258 at Lord’s.
England were bowled out for 258 as Australia drew first blood in the second Ashes Test at Lord’s.
Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes were attempting to bail out England’s top order as the hosts fought to 201 for six on day two of the second Ashes Test.
Josh Hazlewood put England under early pressure as the second Ashes Test got off to a belated start at Lord’s – but Rory Burns and Joe Denly had steered their side to 76 for two by lunch on day two.