August 8, 2015

Top News Stories –

Ashes 2015: England hammer Australia to regain the urn –
England regained the Ashes after wrapping up a spectacular victory over Australia on the third morning of the fourth Test at Trent Bridge. The hosts took Australia’s three remaining second-innings wickets in 39 minutes to win by an innings and 78 runs. Ben Stokes took the day’s first wicket to finish with 6-36 before Mark Wood clinched the victory by bowling Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon. England’s second successive three-day triumph gives them an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series with one match to play. After skittling Australia for 60 runs on day one, England made 391-9 declared before reducing the tourists to 241-7 at the end of day two. [BBC]

Twitter launches football ‘hashflags’ for start of new Premier League season –
Twitter has launched a new set of hashflags to coincide with the start of the new Premier League season. Tweeting the club’s hashtag will bring up that team’s crest and putting them together will bring up both images next to each other. So Liverpool is #LFC and Everton is #EFC but #EFCLFC will bring up hashflags for the Merseyside derby. Putting #BPL and #BPLKickoff in your tweet will put the Premier League trophy next to it. #FPL brings up the league’s logo. The new hashflags are available on the opening weekend of the season (until midnight on Monday) as well as key points through the year, such as transfer deadline day and the final run-in. Oh – and Twitter’s now calling hashflags Twitter emojis BTW. [BBC Newsbeat] See List of the Day below

Video of the Day –

List of the Day –

Premier League hashflags

Bournemouth – #AFCB

Arsenal – #Arsenal

Aston Villa – #AVFC

Chelsea – #CFC

Tottenham – #COYS

Crystal Palace – #CPFC

Everton – #EFC

Leicester City – #LCFC

Liverpool – #LFC

Manchester City – #MCFC

Manchester United – #MUFC

Norwich City – #NCFC

Newcastle United- #NUFC

Southampton – #SaintsFC

Stoke City – #SCFC

Sunderland – #SAFC

Swansea – #Swans

Watford – #WatfordFC

West Brom – #WBA

West Ham – #WHUFC

Top Twitter Trends –

Worldwide USA UK
1 #En3PalabrasTeDigoQue #InternationalCatDay #InternationalCatDay
2 #InternationalCatDay #ChristianTaylor #HappyBirthdayShawn
3 好きCP告白 Sean Price #MakeAHorrorMovieHarmless
4 #ImposibleOlvidar #HappyBirthdayShawn #thankyouforexisting
5 #AlDubWeBelongTogether Erick Erickson Chantel
6 #HappyBirthdayShawn High By The Beach #COYS
7 High By The Beach Ar Ab James Holmes
8 #CBLOL Roger Stone Courtois
10 Chantel #thankyouforexisting #ChristianTaylor

Other News Stories –

Armed conflicts and attacks
Disasters and accidents
Law and crime

News from Wikipedia – please support this valuable resource