England to play 2 spinners, Ballance in 1st test vs SAfrica

LONDON — England will play two spinners and hand a recall to batsman Gary Ballance in the first test against South Africa at Lord’s starting Thursday. England captain Joe Root said in his pre-match news conference that allrounder Liam Dawson, who bowls spin, will be picked ahead of paceman Toby Roland-Jones for his second cap.…



Survivors, witnesses recall horror and heartache of London high-rise fire

The fire in Grenfell Tower had been raging for about an hour when the mother half-way up the building ran out of options. Clutching her baby, she leaned out of the window and screamed to the firefighters and onlookers below. She had no choice. The flames had engulfed the building and thick smoke was pouring…


Hole accidentally cut in U.K. museum floor reveals stairs to hidden tomb of five archbishops

It is a perfect Easter story except, unlike Jesus’s empty tomb after the Resurrection, this tomb is crammed with the remains of former Archbishops of Canterbury. Last year, during the refurbishment of the Garden Museum, which is housed in a deconsecrated medieval parish church next to Lambeth Palace, the Archbishop of…