Tomorrow, the 2013 Ashes
series (England verses Australia) begins with the start of the first match at Trent Bridge (Nottingham). Though England and Australia have battled since 1861
, the Ashes
were first contested in 1882
. Australia lead England 31-30 in series
victories. England start as strong favorites with the bookmakers
. Glenn McGrath cautiously predicts a 2-1 Australia series win
, whilst Ian Botham predicts a 10-0 wipeout for England
over the two series. The 2013 Ashes will be streamed live to 53 countries
over YouTube. With Britain in the grip of unusual summer weather (sun
), much play is likely. [more inside]
All I have to do is change my name to Peyton,
motivate my girlfriend to marry me and have a baby, and hey presto! young Peyton will receive a six-figure scholarship to Brighton College
in England, explains the BBC because the college can't fulfil the bequest by former pupil Derek Wakehurst Peyton. Brighton looks a nice place
so roll up all Peytons, the college principal is spreading "the net wider to the United States, Australia and beyond." Second thoughts ... maybe simpler for me simply to motivate her to change her name ...
The deportation of an English village to Australia. BBC article with links to other interesting articles on immigration and emigration on the page.