Image copyright Getty Images Hafsa Zayyan and Monika Radojevic have both been announced as the co-winners of Stormzy’s first #Merky Books New Writers’ Prize. They will get a publishing contract with #Merky Books and be represented by The Good Literary Agency. The competition, which launched earlier this year, was open to aspiring writers between the…

Laura Bassett (left) playing for Canberra in Australia’s W-League in January 2018 Former England defender Laura Bassett, who made 61 appearances for her country, has announced her retirement. The 35-year-old played for a number of Women’s Super League clubs, including Birmingham City and Chelsea. Bassett began her career at Coventry in 2000 and most recently…

Claire Rafferty played 62 minutes of West Ham’s Women’s FA Cup final defeat by Manchester City on Saturday West Ham United and England left-back Claire Rafferty has announced she will retire at the end of the season. The 30-year-old joined the Hammers from Chelsea in the summer of 2018 after spending over a decade with…

James Horwill won the first of his 62 Australia Test caps against Fiji in 2007 Harlequins lock forward James Horwill, the former Australia captain, is to retire from rugby union at the end of the season, at the age of 34. Horwill, who will turn 34 in the final week of the campaign, also captained…