News

Live news stream

PM hails move which could bring F1 to streets of capital

A Formula One Grand Prix on the streets of London may have moved a step closer after the Government announced new powers for local authorities to stage motor races on public roads.

David Cameron walks past a Nissan GTR Nismo car during a visit to Williams F1. Credit: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire

Read: Dream of London F1 Grand Prix gathers speed

David Cameron unveiled the move as he opened Williams' new F1 engineering facility in Oxfordshire, saying it would mean "more races, more events, more money coming into our country".

He said: "We're going to change the rules so that local councils are able to make the decision so you don't have to have a private member's Bill through Parliament, which we think will be great news for British motor sport."

The Prime Minister also hailed the F1 industry, saying it was "an amazing success story, eight of the 11 teams based here in the United Kingdom, 41,000 people working in the industry in the Oxford area alone, working for about 4,300 companies".

London Mayor Boris Johnson has signalled he is ready to support the idea of a Monaco-style Grand Prix on the streets of the capital.

Read: Councils given powers to stage motor races on public roads

Earthquake hits off coast of Channel Islands

An earthquake has hit off the coast of the Channel Islands.

The disruption lasted a couple of seconds and shook the islands just before 1pm. Initial indications show the epicentre was approximately five miles west south west of Jersey at a depth of 10km.

Advertisement

Luis Suarez leaving Liverpool 'with a heavy heart'

Luis Suarez said the decision to leave Liverpool for Barcelona was made "with a heavy heart" and wished the team and manager Brendan Rodgers "well for the future".

Luis Suarez will be playing for Barcelona next season. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

In a statement posted on Liverpool's website, the Uruguayan striker said: "It is with a heavy heart that I leave Liverpool for a new life and new challenges in Spain. Both me and my family have fallen in love with this club and with the city.

"But most of all I have fallen in love with the incredible fans. You have always supported me and we, as a family, will never forget it, we will always be Liverpool supporters.

"I hope you can all understand why I have made this decision. This club did all they could to get me to stay, but playing and living in Spain, where my wife's family live, is a lifelong dream and ambition. I believe now the timing is right.

"I wish Brendan Rodgers and the team well for the future. The club is in great hands and I'm sure will be successful again next season."

The statement finished with Suarez saying: "You'll Never Walk Alone".

For more on this story go to ITV Sport

Advertisement

Liverpool agree to sell Luis Suarez to Barcelona

Liverpool and Barcelona have agreed a fee for the sale of Luis Suarez to the Catalan club, the Premier League side have announced.

For more on this story go to ITV Sport

Calendar

Yachtsman found after air and sea search

A Yorkshire yachtsman, reported missing yesterday, has been found alive and well on his yacht in the North Sea, following an extensive search co-ordinated by Humber Coastguard.

His 17ft yacht, Equinox, was approximately 80 miles east of Spurn Point (at the mouth of the Humber) and rescuers found him relatively quickly today, thanks to an emergency positioning beacon aboard his yacht which was activated

Central

First pictures: Girl saves boyfriend's life on first date

Zach Selby and Chloe Tonnes Credit: News Team

A 16-year-old student saved her new boyfriend's life after he had a heart attack on their first date.

19-year-old Zach Selby, an apprentice hairdresser and Chloe Tonnes, a beauty student, were camping in Lincolnshire when he suddenly collapsed alone on a deserted beach in the early hours of the morning.

READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Young love: the couple say their relationship is stronger than ever Credit: News Team
Zach recovering in hospital Credit: News Team
Load more updates