Texas to execute robber dubbed ‘Lovers’ Lane’ killer who shot dead aspiring rapper

A man dubbed the “Lovers’ Lane” killer was set to be executed in Texas today after robbing a man at gunpoint before shooting him dead. Juan Castillo, 37, was convicted of ambushing 19-year-old aspiring rapper Tommy Garcia on a remote road in San Antonio. Officials said Castillo was set to…

Alzheimer’s robbed football hero Ray Wilson of World Cup memories in final years

He was one of the footballing heroes who lifted the 1966 World Cup, but in later years Ray Wilson could not remember the historic Wembley win. Arguably England’s greatest left-back, Ray died on Tuesday night, aged 83 , following a long battle with Alzheimer’s . Ray had a wicked sense…

Tom Johnstone warns “stupid” Wakefield to get smart ahead of crunch Magic Weekend clash

Tom Johnstone has told “stupid” Wakefield to smarten up as they look to get their season back on track in a Huddersfield rematch at Magic Weekend. The Giants dumped Trinity out of the Challenge Cup on Friday, and Wakefield need to make amends to keep their faltering top four challenge…

Gaza doctors needlessly amputate limbs in ‘inhuman conditions’ because they don’t have correct equipment

Doctors inside Gaza today revealed the “inhuman conditions” they work in as they battle to save the lives of shooting victims. Shockingly, they said they are having to amputate limbs needlessly because they do not have the right equipment and medicines to prevent infections. And patients were having agonising surgery…

Ayes to the Left podcast: Why Britain’s towns are the key election battleground

Towns used to be great places to live with a strong sense of community, thriving high streets, lots of green spaces and good local amenities. But while our cities are booming, the towns have become left behind. Too often our towns have ageing populations, a lack of jobs and opportunities…

Mamelodi Sundowns vs Barcelona live score and goal updates from friendly clash in South Africa

Barcelona take on South African side Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday night. The La Liga champions lost their unbeaten record against Levante last time out after a shock 5-4 defeat. Ernesto Valverde’s side hadn’t tasted defeat before that one and the Barca boss has taken a strong squad to South Africa.…

Our starting XI pick their starting XI: Mirror Football writers reveal how England should line up at World Cup

The wait is over…Gareth Southgate has named his 23-man England squad for the World Cup. So we now know who’s going to be on the plane, but who’ll make it on to the pitch? Southgate was bold and brutal in his selection, putting his faith in youngsters such as Trent…

800-year-old ‘Made in China’ label reveals the lost history of an ancient shipwreck

An 800-year-old ‘Made in China’ label has revealed the lost history of a shipwreck and its cargo. The ship sank in the Java Sea, off the coast of Indonesia, hundreds of years ago, and the wooden hull disintegrated over time, leaving only a treasure trove of cargo. The mystery ship…