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Danny Cipriani: Gloucester fine England fly-half £2,000 after nightclub incident

Danny Cipriani joined Gloucester from Wasps in May and has made 16 appearances for England England fly-half Danny Cipriani has been fined £2,000 by his club Gloucester over a nightclub incident in Jersey. The 30-year-old had already been fined £2,000 by magistrates after pleading guilty to assault and resisting arrest. And he was charged by […]

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Manchester Arena bomb: Fire chief blames police for delay

Image copyright Various Image caption Twenty-two people were killed in the blast on 22 May The former chief of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) has blamed police for the brigade’s slow response to the Arena terror attack. Peter O’Reilly was chief fire officer at the time of the suicide bombing which killed 22 […]

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England v India: Virat Kohli's century puts tourists in control at Trent Bridge

‘After what seems an eternity England take a wicket’ Third Specsavers Test, Trent Bridge (day three of five) India 329 & 352-7 dec: Kohli 103, Pujara 72, Rashid 3-101 England 161 & 23-0: Jennings 13*, Cook 9* England need a further 498 runs to win Scorecard England face a huge challenge to save the third […]

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Hove boy with cerebral palsy races for friend after surgery

Otto Barwell, from Hove, had the nerves in his spine severed by doctors just seven months ago to help him walk properly. But that hasn’t stopped him competing in a para-triathlon to raise money to help his friend have the same life-changing surgery. The five-year-old, who has cerebral palsy, has had months of physiotherapy to […]

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Eltham hammer attack: Victim named as city worker

Image copyright PA Image caption The women were apparently targeted at random A woman left in a critical condition by a “horrific” hammer attack in south-east London has been identified. City worker Ania Gos, 30, and her mother suffered injuries “consistent with a violent assault” at Adderley Gardens, Eltham, on Sunday. Joe Xuereb, 27, who […]

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Hilary Lister: Record-breaking quadriplegic sailor dies

Image caption Ms Lister’s family were “privileged to have her as a daughter and as a sibling”, her mother said Hilary Lister, the first quadriplegic person to sail across the English Channel, has died at the age of 46. Ms Lister, from Dunkirk, Kent, made the journey in 2005 using straws in her mouth to […]

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Life on the inside at 'hell hole' Birmingham Prison

Image caption Stuart Weddell worked at the prison for more than 20 years People who work at and visit HMP Birmingham say the experience on the inside is one of fear, bullying and intimidation, with one person describing it as a “hell hole”. Inspectors say the jail is in crisis; so bad that the government […]

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Cathedral defends screening The Wicker Man

Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption The Wicker Man depicts human sacrifice inside a giant structure which is set alight A cathedral has defended its decision to screen two films which include a graphic sex scene, full female nudity and a Pagan sacrifice. Some Christians believe that showing horror film The Wicker Man and the thriller […]

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Venue probe after TV star thrown out of Edinburgh Festival Fringe show

Image copyright Layton Williams Image caption Layton Williams said in a post on Twitter how staff said he looked like someone who had jumped the fence at the Assembly Hall two weeks ago An Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue has launched an investigation after Bad Education star Layton Williams accused security staff of “racial profiling” when […]

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Son's goalkeeping debut for Sheffield team video goes viral

Image copyright Allan Ogle Image caption Allan Ogle’s video of his son Harrison playing football has been watched more than one million times A father said he was “amazed” after more than a million people, including a host of famous footballers, watched a video of his son’s goalkeeping debut. England’s Nick Pope, West Ham’s Lucas […]