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Conor McGregor's road to superstardom: From skinny kid nicknamed 'Snowball' to $500m Floyd Mayweather fight

Back in 1998, a slightly built 10-year-old boy, who had been nicknamed Snowball because of his white-blond pudding-bowl-cut hair, walked into the Crumlin Boxing Club in Dublin and made an immediate impression.

A bad impression. Because Conor McGregor, who would grow up to be the fighting

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Conor McGregor's road to superstardom: From skinny kid nicknamed 'Snowball' to $500m Floyd Mayweather fight

Back in 1998, a slightly built 10-year-old boy, who had been nicknamed Snowball because of his white-blond pudding-bowl-cut hair, walked into the Crumlin Boxing Club in Dublin and made an immediate impression.

A bad impression. Because Conor McGregor, who would grow up to be the fighting

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Airport staff let man go after finding pipe bomb in his hand luggage

Security staff at Manchester Airport let a man go despite finding a viable pipe bomb in his hand luggage – meaning he could board a plane to Italy just five days later.

Nadeem Muhammad, 43, has now been jailed for 18 years at Manchester Crown Court for possessing an explosive with

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Couple punched and kicked by group of men in random attack at music festival

A couple have spoken out about the shocking moment they were targeted in an unprovoked attack in the middle of a music festival.

Leon and Stephanie Thompson were left bleeding and injured after being set upon by four men in the dance tent at last year’s Leeds festival.

The

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BREAKING: Pop concert TERROR as cops in bulletproof vests evacuate music venue
A POP concert was evacuated over a terror threat before police stormed the venue in bulletproof vests.
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Why the fate of a women's refuge in Doncaster should matter to everyone in Britain

CUTTING funding for South Yorkshire Women’s Aid (SYWA) could see this specialist violence against women service close down entirely, with dire consequences for vulnerable women in the Doncaster area. The news comes just a year after the service was reopened following an

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Doncaster women's refuge in fight for its life - again

Just a year after a campaign led by Women's Lives Matter saved South Yorkshire Women's Aid, funding cuts could kill it off again, finds FELICITY COLLIER

THE only women’s refuge in South Yorkshire is set to shut its doors — a mere year after securing a grant from the council

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Goodbye petrol – scientists have found a new limitless energy source

A major scientific breakthrough has been made after scientists got one step closer to finding a limitless supply of clean energy.

A new way has been discovered to make plasma fuel hot enough to generate fusion power.

In modern nuclear reactors, plasma is made up of two ion

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You can win the £546,000,000 US Powerball jackpot even if you’re British

If you’re anything like us, you’ve been looking at the US Powerball jackpot and drooling with envy.

Some lucky American person stands to win $700million – that’s £546million.

Apparently, with that amount of money, you would be able to buy an entire private

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Tragic cancer survivor dies after falling and banging her head during Turkish holiday treat

A cancer survivor has died following a fall at an apartment in Turkey on one of her first holidays since beating the disease.

Tragic Liz Cooley, 46, was on a sunshine break in Marmaris with family members, when she slipped and banged her head on July 14.

The mum-of-three was

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Man united with long lost brother on ITV show after they lived just a mile apart for 50 years dies suddenly weeks later

A man who was recently united with a brother he never knew existed after living just a mile away from him for 50 years has tragically died.

Steve Belshaw met his half-sibling, Rob Hall, for the first time in a heartwrenching episode of ITV ’s Long Lost Family , aired two weeks

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Man united with long lost brother on ITV show after they lived just a mile apart for 50 years dies suddenly weeks later

A man who was recently united with a brother he never knew existed after living just a mile away from him for 50 years has tragically died.

Steve Belshaw met his half-sibling, Rob Hall, for the first time in a heartwrenching episode of ITV ’s Long Lost Family , aired two weeks

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Range Rover driver decides to park their car on top of graves in cemetery

This Range Rover driver opted to park their car directly on top of graves in a cemetery, even though there was a car park with empty spaces close by.

A man who spotted the car in Loughborough Cemetery said he was ‘disgusted’ by the sight, with the car parked over a number of

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Social worker told domestic violence suspect where he could find his pregnant victim

A social worker has been struck off for telling a domestic abuse suspect where he could find his pregnant alleged victim, whom he also called a ‘pathological liar’.

Kevin Sinclair, who worked for Sefton Council in Merseyside, was looking into reports that a pregnant woman had

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Terror threat fears will see all roads around Ibrox Stadium closed on match days

Police Scotland are to close roads around Ibrox stadium in Glasgow at the beginning and end of all home games, due to the current UK terror threat level.

Rangers FC posted a statement from Police Scotland on their website today saying that road closure measures will be

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BREAKING: Germany shifts 50,000 gold bars amid Eurozone collapse fears

The Bundesbank today announced it has shipped the last of the gold it had been storing at France's central bank, Banque de France.

The lot of 53,780 bars, each weighing 27.5lbs, will now be kept in vaults beneath the bank's Frankfurt headquarters.

Should Germany face an

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Cyclist 'blamed victim' after fatal London crash
A cyclist who knocked over and killed a woman posted on online forums the crash was "her fault", the Old Bailey heard.
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Little girl shows why children shouldn’t be on live TV news

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There’s an old saying on TV – never work with children or animals.

While that might be true, having children on live TV almost always makes for an

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Cyclist guilty of ‘wanton or furious driving’ over death of mum crossing road

A young cyclist accused of killing a mother-of-two by ploughing into her on a bike with no front brake has been found guilty of wanton and furious driving.

He was cleared of manslaughter following a ground-breaking trial at the Old Bailey.

Former courier Charlie Alliston was 18

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Home Office accidentally sent deportation letters to 100 EU citizens living in Britain

The Home Office mistakenly sent out about 100 letters to EU citizens living in the UK telling them they were set to be deported.

Europeans legally living and working in Britain received the scary letter reading: ‘A decision has now been taken to remove you from the United Kingdom in

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Tesco was supermarket that ‘sold sausages and ham infected with hepatitis’

The supermarket that unintentionally infected people with a strain of hepatitis has now been identified as Tesco.

Public Health England looked at the shopping habits of 60 people infected with Hepatitis E – or HEV – and found that it was linked to them having eaten sausages and

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BREAKING: Thousands evacuated at Stansted airport after 'bomb scare'
STANSTED airport was evacuated after a bag was found unattended, leaving thousands of passengers stranded outside.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 'are ENGAGED' – and will go public on THIS date
PRINCE Harry has popped the question to Meghan Markle and will announce his engagement in December, a former royal chef has claimed.
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Teenager saved £6,000 a year on shopping after taking over from mum when she got cancer

A teenager managed to save her parents £6,200 a year on groceries after she stepped in to cook for her family when her mum fell ill.

Lauren Mudie from Cambridge was 15-years-old when she took over the role of family chef after her mum was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, a type of

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Sheep ‘left with broken leg’ after man filmed throwing it into field

Warning: Video contains distressing content.

The RSPCA are hunting for two men after they were recorded throwing a sheep into a field.

Sickening footage shows the man carrying the ewe down a country lane by the skin on its back before throwing it.

It is believed that the

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Roads ripped up and dozens rescued after heavy flooding hits Northern Ireland

Parts of Northern Ireland have been devastated by heavy flooding, causing infrastructure to collapse and people to flee their homes.

Violent storms battered the north west of the country, with the Met Office claiming 63% of the average August rainfall fell in just nine

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"Toddler takeover!" Hilarious moment little girl interrupts mum's live interview on ITV News during interview with Alastair Stewart

There is always a risk with live TV. And this is particularly the case when children are involved - as ITV News's Alastair Stewart discovered today.

The presenter was interviewing a mum about new guidelines on testing for milk allergies in babies when her playful little girl stole the

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"Toddler takeover!" Hilarious moment little girl interrupts mum's live interview on ITV News during interview with Alastair Stewart

There is always a risk with live TV. And this is particularly the case when children are involved - as ITV News's Alastair Stewart discovered today.

The presenter was interviewing a mum about new guidelines on testing for milk allergies in babies when her playful little girl stole the

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Best man DESTROYS groom – by getting Pornhub to reveal X-rated faves at wedding
A BEST man teamed up with PORNHUB to make a hilarious video revealing the groom’s “favourites” and a map of places he accessed the adult website around the world.
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Footie thugs issue DEATH threats to Everton fans who fear BLOODBATH before European tie
EVERTON fans are fearing a bloodbath ahead of their Europa League tie as hardcore Croatian fans posted sick death threats online.
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Daily News
Should we ban nuts in public places?
Nuts are an on-the-go snacking staple, yet they are also potentially deadly to a small fraction of the UK population. So is it time to crack down on eating nuts in public and if so, where should we start?
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These are the GCSE grade boundaries for 2017 for exam boards as nervous pupils prepare for results day

Nervous students preparing for results day tomorrow are desperate to get any kind of heads up on what their grades might be.

In the run up to the big day, students often try to find out the GCSE grade boundaries - and whether they are higher or lower than they were expecting.

The

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Carabao Cup live scores and goal updates from second round with West Ham and Newcastle in action

The League Cup returns again tonight with six more Premier League sides bidding to avoid an embarrassing second round exit.

While only Watford suffered that humiliation on Tuesday, Stoke, Southampton, Huddersfield and Burnley are all hoping to squeeze into the next round and keep their

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Carabao Cup live scores and goal updates from second round with West Ham and Newcastle in action

The League Cup returns again tonight with six more Premier League sides bidding to avoid an embarrassing second round exit.

While only Watford suffered that humiliation on Tuesday, Stoke, Southampton, Huddersfield and Burnley are all hoping to squeeze into the next round and keep their

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Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor live final press conference as Las Vegas super fight approaches

Floyd Mayweather appeared as cool as possible at the grand entrances in Las Vegas yesterday, while Conor McGregor appeared agitated.

The Irishman and his team scrapped with Team Mayweather as well as Paulie Malignaggi.

A simmering feud and side plot to this fight has been the

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Finest England player of his generation — but retiring Wayne Rooney isn't "forever a Three Lions legend"

Wayne Rooney has been the finest English player of his generation, a fantastic servant to the cause, selfless and humble, unassuming and unrelenting in his devotion to the national team.

As proud and decent an England captain, and bloke incidentally, as you could wish for, a man who became

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Finest England player of his generation — but retiring Wayne Rooney isn't "forever a Three Lions legend"

Wayne Rooney has been the finest English player of his generation, a fantastic servant to the cause, selfless and humble, unassuming and unrelenting in his devotion to the national team.

As proud and decent an England captain, and bloke incidentally, as you could wish for, a man who became

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'Stick to playing FIFA!' Gary Lineker slams Wayne Rooney critics as 'buffoons' after England legend retires

Wayne Rooney’s England critics were labelled “buffoons...who should stick to playing FIFA” after he called time on his international career.

The England captain announced yesterday that he was quitting international football after turning down the chance of a recall for next

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'Stick to playing FIFA!' Gary Lineker slams Wayne Rooney critics as 'buffoons' after England legend retires

Wayne Rooney’s England critics were labelled “buffoons...who should stick to playing FIFA” after he called time on his international career.

The England captain announced yesterday that he was quitting international football after turning down the chance of a recall for next

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Hidden camera catches window cleaner raiding 86-year-old pensioner's bedroom where he stole cash after asking for water

A hidden camera captured the moment a window cleaner stole cash from an 86-year-old pensioner as he raided her bedroom.

Footage shows Joshua Woodhouse walking into the bedroom and rifling through his trusting victim's belongings after asking for some water.

The 26-year-old had no

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Hidden camera catches window cleaner raiding 86-year-old pensioner's bedroom where he stole cash after asking for water

A hidden camera captured the moment a window cleaner stole cash from an 86-year-old pensioner as he raided her bedroom.

Footage shows Joshua Woodhouse walking into the bedroom and rifling through his trusting victim's belongings after asking for some water.

The 26-year-old had no

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Cost of Britain’s favourite ice cream set to soar amid global shortage of key ingredient

The cost of Britain’s favourite ice cream is set to soar amid a global shortage of vanilla.

For crops in Madagascar - which accounts for 70% of the world’s supply - have been devastated by a cyclone, sending prices sky high.

Big brands from Carte D’Or to supermarket own labels

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Cost of Britain’s favourite ice cream set to soar amid global shortage of key ingredient

The cost of Britain’s favourite ice cream is set to soar amid a global shortage of vanilla.

For crops in Madagascar - which accounts for 70% of the world’s supply - have been devastated by a cyclone, sending prices sky high.

Big brands from Carte D’Or to supermarket own labels

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Tottenham finalise club record £38m deal for Davinson Sanchez after former Ajax star completes medical

Tottenham uneviled Davinson Sanchez as their club record signing in a £38m deal from Ajax.

Spurs have announced that the 21-year-old will wear the No.6 shirt after finalising the paper work on a six-year contract until 2023.

An initial fee of £36.6m will rise to

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Tottenham finalise club record £38m deal for Davinson Sanchez after former Ajax star completes medical

Tottenham uneviled Davinson Sanchez as their club record signing in a £38m deal from Ajax.

Spurs have announced that the 21-year-old will wear the No.6 shirt after finalising the paper work on a six-year contract until 2023.

An initial fee of £36.6m will rise to

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Jeremy Corbyn warns ministers against bypassing Parliament on Afghanistan troop surge

Jeremy Corbyn has said Parliament must have a say before more troops are sent to Afghanistan.

The Labour leader warned Commons should not be bypassed if ministers plan a major escalation in Britain’s military presence in the country.

His comments came after Donald Trump, in a major

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Jeremy Corbyn warns ministers against bypassing Parliament on Afghanistan troop surge

Jeremy Corbyn has said Parliament must have a say before more troops are sent to Afghanistan.

The Labour leader warned Commons should not be bypassed if ministers plan a major escalation in Britain’s military presence in the country.

His comments came after Donald Trump, in a major

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Suranne Jones casts her chilling Doctor Foster character to one side to become CBeebie's latest Bedtime Stories reader

Suranne Jones is making quite the career turnaround with her latest project.

Viewers last saw the award-winning actress in thriller Dr Foster as she worked to uncover her cheating husband's affair.

Now former Coronation Street star Suranne is swapping the surgery for story corner, as

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Latest news from Great Britain
today 19:57 Should we ban nuts in public places?
today 19:49 These are the GCSE grade boundaries for 2017 for exam boards as nervous pupils prepare for results day
today 19:49 Carabao Cup live scores and goal updates from second round with West Ham and Newcastle in action
today 19:49 Carabao Cup live scores and goal updates from second round with West Ham and Newcastle in action
today 19:49 Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor live final press conference as Las Vegas super fight approaches
today 19:49 Finest England player of his generation — but retiring Wayne Rooney isn't "forever a Three Lions legend"
today 19:49 Finest England player of his generation — but retiring Wayne Rooney isn't "forever a Three Lions legend"
today 19:49 'Stick to playing FIFA!' Gary Lineker slams Wayne Rooney critics as 'buffoons' after England legend retires
today 19:49 'Stick to playing FIFA!' Gary Lineker slams Wayne Rooney critics as 'buffoons' after England legend retires
today 19:49 Hidden camera catches window cleaner raiding 86-year-old pensioner's bedroom where he stole cash after asking for water
today 19:49 Hidden camera catches window cleaner raiding 86-year-old pensioner's bedroom where he stole cash after asking for water
today 19:49 Cost of Britain’s favourite ice cream set to soar amid global shortage of key ingredient
today 19:49 Cost of Britain’s favourite ice cream set to soar amid global shortage of key ingredient
today 19:49 Tottenham finalise club record £38m deal for Davinson Sanchez after former Ajax star completes medical
today 19:49 Tottenham finalise club record £38m deal for Davinson Sanchez after former Ajax star completes medical
today 19:49 Jeremy Corbyn warns ministers against bypassing Parliament on Afghanistan troop surge
today 19:49 Jeremy Corbyn warns ministers against bypassing Parliament on Afghanistan troop surge
today 19:49 Suranne Jones casts her chilling Doctor Foster character to one side to become CBeebie's latest Bedtime Stories reader
today 19:49 Cheltenham vs West Ham LIVE score and goal updates as the Premier League visitors look to advance in Carabao Cup
today 19:49 Absurd amount of Brits think eating out of dog bowls is 'acceptable'
today 19:49 Absurd amount of Brits think eating out of dog bowls is 'acceptable'
today 19:49 Furniture designer builds secret, suspended office under a bridge to combat overcrowding problem in his city
today 19:49 Furniture designer builds secret, suspended office under a bridge to combat overcrowding problem in his city
today 19:49 "He'll always be my Gary": Charlotte Crosby says she'll always care about Geordie Shore on-off love Gaz Beadle
today 19:49 "He'll always be my Gary": Charlotte Crosby says she'll always care about Geordie Shore on-off love Gaz Beadle
today 19:49 Dramatic footage shows Joe Swash caught up in violent FIGHT backstage at V Festival
today 19:49 Coronation Street spoiler: Chesney leaves Hope and Ruby in danger after suffering another panic attack
today 19:49 Coronation Street spoiler: Chesney leaves Hope and Ruby in danger after suffering another panic attack
today 19:49 This is why cyclist who knocked down mother-of-two in deadly crash was dealt with under little-used 150-year-old law
today 19:49 American rock band named after Allah has Rotterdam gig 'cancelled by police after terror threat'
today 19:49 American rock band named after Allah has Rotterdam gig 'cancelled by police after terror threat'
today 19:49 'It's absolutely heartbreaking': Family of man reunited with long lost brother on TV show pay tribute after his sudden death
today 19:49 'It's absolutely heartbreaking': Family of man reunited with long lost brother on TV show pay tribute after his sudden death
today 19:49 Conor McGregor's road to superstardom: From skinny kid nicknamed 'Snowball' to $500m Floyd Mayweather fight
today 19:49 Conor McGregor's road to superstardom: From skinny kid nicknamed 'Snowball' to $500m Floyd Mayweather fight
today 19:43 Airport staff let man go after finding pipe bomb in his hand luggage
today 19:43 Couple punched and kicked by group of men in random attack at music festival
today 19:37 Gianluigi Buffon wants Celtic in Champions League so he can savour Celtic Park 'electricity' one last time
today 19:37 West Lothian mum given hero accolade for baby charity work
today 19:37 Fancy a high-flying career? Jet2 to recruit 200 staff for Edinburgh and Glasgow airports
today 19:25 Landowner of UK sex festival site defends 'friendly little event' after man's death
today 19:25 Horror moment thug tries to push guard in front of oncoming train
today 19:25 North Korea will 'NEVER surrender its nuclear weapons' as war with US looms
today 19:25 Why did The Undertaker REALLY go to Summerslam? Shock reason REVEALED
today 19:25 North Korea could sell NUKE WEAPONS to Syria and Iran to raise cash after sanctions
today 19:25 BREAKING: Pop concert TERROR as cops in bulletproof vests evacuate music venue
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Serebrennikov's arrest is another step in the erosion of Russia's cultural freedom
The detained director  is widely known for challenging more conservative forms of theatre.
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Tory right-wingers are furious about Big Ben – but it’s their time that’s running out
They could take both Corbyn  and the present moment seriously. Instead, they are arguing about a clock.
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Leader: History is not written in stone
Statues have not been politicised by protest; they were always political.
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Tory right-wingers are furious about Big Ben – but it’s their time that's running out
They could take both Corbyn  and the present moment seriously. Instead, they are arguing about a clock.
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Nudist volleyball: "We're naked and we call each other du"

With the sweltering heat that is hitting Europe this summer, it’s amazing the nudist community hasn’t grown. In fact, it’s shrinking. But amidst the decline, one sports club in Berlin has managed to attract nudists with their activities. This is what it’s like to play volleyball

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Britain's largest communications union to affiliate to Momentum
The CWU, one of Corbyn's earliest backers, will formally affliate to the organisation.
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Women-only train carriages are just a way of ensuring more spaces are male by default
We don’t need the “personal choice” to sit in a non-segregated carriage to become the new short skirt.
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The New Statesman Cover: Sunni vs Shia
A first look at this week's magazine.
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