Wales kicked off their first World Cup campaign in 64 years with a 1-1 draw against USA as a late Gareth Bale penalty earned Cymru a crucial point. Iran national team manager, Carlos Queiroz speaks to his team after their 6-2 loss to England. Credit: PATeam Melli as the national team is known, have had just as a chaotic time on the pitch in recent months. A coaching change made just two months ago disrupted the preparations for their third World Cup in a row. It's all to play for on Friday morning as a loss for both countries would most likely spell the end of their World Cup dreams.
Sir Elton John hailed his fans in Los Angeles for helping him make “history tonight” at his final tour performance in North America. In the past week, he has played three nights at the Los Angeles stadium, with the final performance on Sunday. Sir Elton ended the main set with hit track Saturday Night’s Alright, which concluded with fireworks and confetti cannons. Sir Elton previously said that Los Angeles had been “the setting for some of the most important moments in my life”. With his LA shows concluded, Sir Elton will next visit Australia and New Zealand before embarking on European tour dates.7 days ago ITV
Wales are drawing 0-0 in their crucial World Cup group match against Iran, following a disallowed goal by their opponents in the first half. Iran's Sardar Azmoun and Wales' Joe Rodon battle for the ball Credit: PAThe game’s first big chance fell to Moore in the 12th minute. Iran defended with an energy that forced Wales to attempt passes that were never really on and they struggled to cause Hosseini problems. Iran, ranked 20th by FIFA, have competed in five World Cups before but never made it through the group stages. The Wales Football Supporters’ Association said on Twitter: “Loads (of visas) finally got approved late but this whole process with day permit for Iran game has been difficult for our fans.2 days ago ITV
Play Brightcove videoTap above to watch video report by Antoine AllenResidents who were evacuated after a fatal gas explosion in south London in August and are still living in temporary accommodation are “ready to fight for justice”, their local MP has said. More than 500 people were evacuated from Galpin’s Road in Thornton Heath, Merton, after a blast killed four-year-old Sahara Salman in her home shortly after 7am on 8 August. Opening her adjournment debate in the Commons, Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh dedicated it “in memory of Sahara” as several Galpin’s Road residents watched from the public gallery. “It seems to me that when a tragedy like this happens, the local council is left on their own. The gas company responsible for supplying the street, Southern Gas Networks (SGN), previously donated £500,000 to help the council support affected neighbours.1 month ago ITV
Wales have begun their World Cup campaign, meeting USA at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Qatar. Joe Rodon’s blushes were spared when his wayward header cannoned off the chest of Wayne Hennessey, preventing a certain own-goal. Wales’ front three of Gareth Bale, Daniel James and Harry Wilson were largely reduced to bystanders as Aaron Ramsey struggled to influence proceedings. FIFA wants participating nations to focus on football at the World Cup, despite concerns over attitudes towards LGBTQ fans and the treatment of migrant workers. It comes as Wales' Gareth Bale and England's Harry Kane were told not to wear an armband expressing solidarity with LGBT+ people during World Cup games.6 days ago ITV
The Infrastructure Minister has selected the Antrim Road in north Belfast for a new Glider route. The Antrim Road and Shore Road in north Belfast were both in contention for the extension of the service, creating much debate about which road should be selected. It caused a split between views from political parties here, with unionist parties favouring the Shore Road and nationalists, Alliance and the Green Party preferring the Antrim Road. The work will see a major injection of investment for north Belfast. The Department for Infrastructure says that the network has increased the number of people using public transport by 70%.1 month ago ITV
Play Brightcove videoAn alternative version of Dafydd Iwan's iconic Yma o Hyd has been viewed tens of thousands of times after two Makaton tutors released the signed performance to ensure Wales' World Cup anthem was "accessible to all." "I started using Makaton when I was cast as Heulwen on the Welsh Childrens program Dwylo’r Enfys in 2021," Ceri explained. "My mission now is to create more Welsh Makaton content as there is a huge demand for it. From here Sian sign immersed herself into learning sign language. Ceri and Sian said there are not enough resources out there for using Makaton alongside the Welsh Language.6 days ago ITV
Russian-installed authorities have urged all residents of Kherson to leave immediately ahead of an expected Ukrainian advance. Ukrainian troops are waging a counteroffensive to recapture the southern Ukrainian city -one of the first urban areas Russia took after invading the country. A big hydroelectric power plant upstream from Kherson city is a key source of energy for the southern region. Local resort's buildings destroyed following recent Russian missile attacks in Odesa region, Ukraine. Ukrainian officials urged Kherson residents to resist attempts to relocate them, with one local official alleging that Moscow wanted to take civilians hostage and use them as human shields.1 month ago ITV Hub