Frank Lampard was left clinging on to his job as Everton manager following a damaging 2-0 defeat at fellow strugglers West Ham. It was the first time he had attended an Everton match in almost 18 months, and therefore the first time he had witnessed the team under Lampard. On his own future, Lampard said: “Those things are not my choice, it is my job to work, focus and keep my head down. Everton owner Farhad Moshiri attended his first game in almost 18 months (Zac Goodwin/PA)“I was at Chelsea for 18 months and the owner didn’t come to one competitive game. “I really hope Everton stick with Frank.
Scotland’s Social Justice Secretary has condemned the “increasing draconian” UK Government after it confirmed legislation to reform the gender recognition process north of the border will be blocked. But Mr Jack claimed the reforms – which simplify the process for trans people to obtain a gender recognition certificate (GRC) – could have “chilling effects on single-sex spaces” for women. Ms Robison insisted: “It doesn’t impact on UK equality law, it simplifies the process for obtaining a gender recognition certificate. It doesn’t affect the purpose or the use of that gender recognition certificate. If the UK Government thought there was a legal basis to challenge the Gender Recognition Bill, they would have done so in the Supreme Court through a Section 33 Order, as they have done previously.22 days ago Peeblesshire News
Antonio Conte understands his task at Tottenham is “different” to his usual roles but will only stick around if he is 100 per cent convinced by the club’s project. I accepted to do this because I found a great club, a modern club and for this reason I’m happy to work here,” Conte insisted. To continue to work so strong with my staff and the players, to improve the club, to create a solid foundation. I know very well what it is and it’s important.”Given Arsenal’s progress this season and Newcastle’s strong first half of the season, Conte highlighted the importance of knowing when to speed up the project. “Then, the process you can accelerate or you go step by step.1 month ago Peeblesshire News
Labour said it opposes reported anti-strike legislation and that the party would likely repeal any such bill if it wins the next election. Opposition leader Sir Keir Starmer, giving his first speech of the new year, said he did not think the Conservative Government’s legislation idea was “going to work”. If new restrictions on industrial action were imposed, Sir Keir said he would “repeal it” should the public put him into Downing Street. The new law would reportedly apply to six sectors, including the health service, rail, education, fire, border security and nuclear. “I think there is a reason for that and that is because I don’t think this legislation is going to work.1 month ago Peeblesshire News
Boss Jurgen Klopp insisted Liverpool only have themselves to blame after a shock defeat at Nottingham Forest. Taiwo Awoniyi’s winner stunned the visitors as Forest climbed off the bottom of the Premier League with a 1-0 victory. Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson (left) and manager Jurgen Klopp look dejected after defeat by Nottingham Forest (Mike Egerton/PA)The defender’s cross was turned against the post by Ryan Yates and Awoniyi followed up from close range. To get a win against Liverpool you have to play well and have big moments. Steve Cooper felt Nottingham Forest needed the positive result of beating Liverpool (Joe Giddens/PA)“It’s a positive result we needed.3 months ago Peeblesshire News
The new series of Love Island will see the first partially sighted resident of the villa as the cast head to South Africa. Jama will also host the usual summer edition in Majorca later in the year following Laura Whitmore, 37, stepping down. He added: “I’ve never taken a girl home, I’m not going to say I’ve fallen in love until I’ve taken them to meet my mum and dad or sisters and brother. The airport security officer added: “I’m the type of person that wears my heart on my sleeve. Science and PE teacher Kai Fagan, 24, from Manchester is joining the cast of Love Island series nine (ITV)Kai FaganFagan, 24, from Manchester, said he is looking for the right girl and has “quite high expectations”.29 days ago Peeblesshire News
Tory MPs will choose who they want to be their new leader in the first stage of the race for No 10 after Boris Johnson dramatically pulled out of the contest. Her team are now hoping that the departure of Mr Johnson will see a swathe of MP who were backing him or are yet to declare swing behind her. However one senior minister who was backing Mr Johnson – the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Nadhim Zahawi – said he would now be supporting Mr Sunak. If she fails Mr Sunak will be declared leader without a contest. At the same time however many activists – many of whom loathe Mr Sunak for his role in bringing down Mr Johnson – will be furious if they are denied a say in the contest.3 months ago Peeblesshire News
Actor Leslie Jordan, known for appearances in American Horror Story and Will & Grace, has died aged 67. “The world is definitely a much darker place today without the love and light of Leslie Jordan. Leslie Jordan arrives at the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP/PA) (Image: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP/PA)“My heart is broken,” Sean Hayes tweeted. “That sort of dealt with all the angst and growing up gay in the Baptist Church and la, la, la, la, la. “If there is anything that kids could walk away with it is that people who use drugs and alcohol are masking something,” Jordan told the AP.3 months ago Peeblesshire News