Grassroots rugby union players will be able to play an adapted version of 15-a-side contact following the Rugby Football Union (RFU) announcement of the Government’s approval.
Research released this week has revealed how little income musicians get from streaming services. The survey, carried out by the Musicians’ Union (MU) and The Ivors Academy, showed that 82 per cent of respondents earned less than £200 a year from streaming, despite the fact that some had millions of plays.
The BBC has released the contenders for this year’s Sports Personality of the Year Award, with Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton the favourite to win. Joining Hamilton on the shortlist are footballer Jordan Henderson, cricketer Stuart Broad, jockey Hollie Doyle, snooker player Ronnie O’Sullivan and boxer Tyson Fury.