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David Haye has lastly obtained the Wlad information that he needed – that his dream unification heavyweight struggle is on for this summer season, wrote Richard Cawley.

Bermondsey’s WBA champion has signed a contract to struggle IBF and WBO ruler Wladimir Klitschko on both June 25 or July 2 in Germany.

Haye stated: “I’ve been ready for a very long time. The phrases are proper and truthful – that’s all I’ve ever needed. This is a struggle the world has been begging to see.”

Brainy college students who pitted their wits on the BBC’s University Challenge had been rapped by bosses for a protest stunt on the present.

The crew from Goldsmiths University in Lewisham Way, New Cross, was ticked off by the producers throughout a recording of the brand new sequence on Sunday.

At the beginning of the TV recording in Manchester, the 4 college students had been requested to take away a crew mascot they’d introduced alongside – a kettle.

The mascot was a press release of protest in opposition to police use of kettling, a containment tactic used throughout demonstrations.

Students from Goldmiths had been kettled twice in Parliament Square, central London, in November throughout protests in opposition to college tuition price will increase.

Controversial plans to demolish and rebuild 1,000 folks’s properties have been permitted.

Labour-run Lambeth’s planning committee granted the Guinness Trust permission to knock down and rebuild Brixton’s Loughborough Park Estate on Tuesday night.

Around 70 resident members of the property’s residents’ affiliation attended the assembly to oppose the £70million scheme.

The affiliation was reformed final yr to provide residents what they are saying is a “true voice” within the session course of.

Previous plans had been rejected by Lambeth council following protests by the affiliation in 2008.


A Sydenham man was in soccer heaven after touchdown two Swedish stunners, a widescreen TV and free booze to look at a recreation with.

Paul Harley, 38, of Mayow Road, lived the dream when he obtained the particular remedy as he seen Swedish boss Sven Goran Eriksson lead England out into a brand new period in a pleasant in opposition to Spain.

The Charlton fan scooped the prize, which was additionally loved by 4 shut mates, after answering a hat-trick of Swedish-themed questions in a contest run by a Battersea- based mostly music web site.

Charlton had been driving excessive within the Premier League and looking out ahead to taking over strugglers Coventry City of their subsequent match.

They had already reached the essential 40-point barrier and had been sitting seventh within the league, simply 5 factors behind third-placed Liverpool.

Their subsequent opponents within the league had been second from backside with simply 22 factors, above Bradford on 16 and under Manchester City on 23.

A disabled 80-year-old lady braved the chilly when she took to the streets to let everybody learn about her poor housing circumstances.

Retired nurse Annie Ball spent three hours parading up and down in Rotherhithe on her crutches in a bid to get Southwark council to do one thing about her rat-infested flat in (*30*) Gardens.

Mrs Ball stated: “I had no alternative however to picket the Abbeyfield neighbourhood workplace.” The council stated it had laid baits for the rodents and would work with Mrs Ball to unravel her housing issues.


Injury-plagued Lions defender Mick McCarthy appeared set for a dramatic comeback at Oxford as Millwall tried to rekindle their promotion hopes.

The Republic of Ireland World Cup star had been out of motion since December with knee ligament bother.

He got here by means of two reserve crew video games unscathed as Millwall appeared to bury the reminiscence of a 3-1 defeat by the hands of West Ham United of their earlier Second Division fixture.

Poll Tax payments would soar to £800 whereas providers can be lower to the bone on account of a city corridor’s £44million price range disaster, it was feared.

Lambeth council was threatening to set a £327million price range in defiance of Government capping proposals, which might have restricted the borough’s spending to £307million.

The end result might have been a large £279 improve in Lambeth’s £521 ballot tax invoice, plus a £24million assault on providers.

At a tense coverage and sources committee assembly, officers warned the council might face a prolonged authorized wrangle with the Government if it refused to stay to the spending restrict.

Two royal guests went to the canine – to have fun a brand new multimillion-pound kennel advanced.

The Queen visited Battersea Dogs’ Home in Battersea Park Road for the primary time to open Tealby Kennels, a £2million three-storey block containing 200 kennels and named after the house’s founder Mary Tealby.

She was greeted by her cousin and president of the house, Prince Michael of Kent.

During her 90-minute go to the Queen, patron of the house, unveiled a plaque and planted a cherry tree.

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