Nineties Edinburgh: 25 nostalgic photos of Edinburgh in 1996, the year Trainspotting film was released
The city’s world-famous Hogmanay street party was at its peak. A free event in those days, celebrations that year were recognised by the Guinness Book of Records at the world's largest New Year party, with a staggering 400,000 people in attendance.
A young Stephen Hendry was in his pomp. The snooker ace, from South Queensferry, received the Evening News’ sports personality of the year award in 1996, which surely takes equal pride of place alongside the seven World Snooker Championship titles on his mantelpiece.
After England’s brilliant comeback to edge past the Netherlands at Wembley, Great Britain’s Olympic flame is still burning. But their qualification battle will go down to the wire – and in the most extraordinary of circumstances.
Distraught England goalkeeper Mary Earps said her mistake against the Netherlands would haunt her for a long time, despite the Lionesses producing a thrilling comeback that kept their hopes of qualifying for the Olympics on behalf of Team GB alive.
The RFU’s decision to sack Eddie Jones and replace him with Steve Borthwick contributed to increased England costs of nearly £5m, according to the organisation’s annual report for the year ending June 2023