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Mark Clattenburg will continue to referee in Premier League until end of season

Mark Clattenburg will continue to referee in the Premier League until the end of the season.

Clattenburg announced his decision last week to become head of referees in Saudi Arabia but the official will remain in English football for the rest of the current campaign.

The Premier ...

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Rory McIlroy plays round of golf with US president Donald Trump

Rory McIlroy played a round with US president Donald Trump on Sunday as he continues his recovery from a rib injury.

The world number three has not played competitively since suffering a stress fracture to one of his ribs during the South African Open in January, where he lost a ...

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Man 'killed banker after being laughed at'

An unemployed plasterer has told jurors he killed a young banker after he was "laughed at" and called a "half chap".

Trevor Timon, 31, allegedly punched 30-year-old Oliver Dearlove in the head after becoming angry that he and his friends were talking to a woman he knew.

Mr ...

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Britain beats Ibiza to bask in warmest day of year so far

Temperatures have hit 18.3C (64.9F) as the country basks in the warmest day of the year so far - beating the likes of Ibiza, southern Spain and the whole of France.

The record temperature was logged at Kew Gardens, west London, where visitors enjoyed temperatures 10 degrees warmer than ...

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Pep Guardiola relishing 'beautiful' intensity of Champions League spotlight

Pep Guardiola is relishing the intensity of the Champions League spotlight and hopes his Manchester City players can do the same.

City resume their European challenge on Tuesday as they host Monaco in the first leg of their last-16 tie.

Guardiola won the competition twice with ...

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Scotland boss Vern Cotter handed squad fitness boost

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has been handed an RBS 6 Nations fitness boost after a clutch of his struggling players declared themselves fit to face Wales.

Cotter has been left sweating since losing skipper Greig Laidlaw and back-rower Josh Strauss for the remainder of the ...

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UKAD chief's appearance before select committee postponed by one week

The much-anticipated appearance of UK Anti-Doping boss Nicole Sapstead before the Culture, Media and Sport (CMS) select committee has been postponed by one week to Wednesday, March 1.

Sapstead, ex-British Cycling coach Simon Cope and former Team Sky medic Dr Richard Freeman - two key ...

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British IS fighter 'carries out suicide bombing in Iraq'

A British Islamic State fighter has reportedly carried out a suicide bombing near Mosul.

The bomber - named by the group as Abu Zakariya al-Britani - is said to have detonated an explosives-filled vehicle in a village to the south of the Iraqi city.

The Britani suffix has been used ...

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Tipper truck driver 'crushed cyclist to death by careless driving on roundabout'

A renowned art designer was crushed to death as she cycled to work in London when a lorry ran over her at a roundabout, a court has heard.

Moira Gemmill, 55, was on her way to St James's Palace when she was struck by a Mercedes tipper lorry near Lambeth Bridge in Westminster on April 9 ...

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Ian Brady loses bid to launch fight for choice of tribunal lawyer

Moors Murderer Ian Brady has been refused permission to launch a "totally unique" High Court fight for the right to have the lawyer of his choice representing him at a tribunal.

Brady applied for the go-ahead to challenge a bar on solicitor-advocate Robin Makin, who has represented him for ...

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Mercedes management duo Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda sign new long-term deals

Toto Wolff and non-executive chairman Niki Lauda have both signed new long-term deals with Mercedes.

Lauda, who began work with the Formula One team in 2012 and Wolff, who joined one year later, will stay with the champions until at least 2020.

The duo's reign at the helm of Mercedes ...

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Arsene Wenger wary of 3G pitch ahead of Sutton FA Cup tie

Arsenal have trained on an artificial pitch as under-fire boss Arsene Wenger aims to avoid FA Cup embarrassment against non-league Sutton.

The National League side play on a 3G surface at their Gander Green Lane ground and Wenger has admitted the pitch is the biggest problem his men will ...

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QC Max Hill appointed new terrorism laws watchdog

Max Hill QC has been named as the UK's new terror laws watchdog.

The barrister will take over from David Anderson QC as Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation at the start of next month.

Mr Hill has been a QC for nine years and worked on a number of high-profile ...

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Life-threatening sepsis may affect far more in UK than previously thought

Far more people in the UK suffer from deadly sepsis than previously thought, research shows.

A study from the York Health Economics Consortium suggests 260,000 Britons develop the condition every year.

This is 110,000 higher than previous estimates, which put the number of ...

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Unilever shares plunge after Kraft Heinz merger bid scrapped

Shares in Unilever have slumped after US food giant Kraft Heinz called off its proposed 143 billion US dollar (£115 billion) mega-merger with the consumer goods firm.

The Anglo-Dutch company dropped around 7% on the London Stock Exchange following a joint statement by the two companies ...

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Feeling poorly? Here's what you need to know about the vomiting bug sweeping the UK

A highly infectious vomiting bug has been reported in schools across the UK, with parents being warned to know the general signs and symptoms.

Shigellosis causes diarrhoea and sickness with parents being urged to spot the signs.

The NHS has provided the following ...

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NRL chance too good to turn down for Greenwood

St Helens forward Joe Greenwood says moving to the NRL is an opportunity he could not turn down after it was confirmed he has signed a three-year deal with Gold Coast Titans.

The 23-year-old second rower, who was in England coach Wayne Bennett's 31-strong Super League-based elite training ...

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Confident Rashford looking for United to win at Chelsea

Marcus Rashford is hoping to avenge Manchester United's Stamford Bridge humiliation when they face Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Jose Mourinho's return to his old stomping ground in October started badly and only got worse as the most successful manager in the Blues' history saw ...

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Sex attacker who cut his throat in court admits knife offence

A sex attacker who slit his own throat while in the dock awaiting sentence has admitted taking a kitchen knife into a magistrates' court.

Lukasz Robert Pawlowski, 33, stabbed himself in the throat at Haverfordwest Magistrates' Court in Pembrokeshire, west Wales, on January 11.

On ...

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Police appeal for information over missing  46-year-old Crewe man

AN appeal has been launched to trace a 46-year-old Crewe man after going missing from Colwyn Bay.

Stephen Christopher Carson has not been seen since February 3 and his family and friends are increasingly concerned.

Enquiries to trace him have so far proved ...

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Richard Cockerill to become new Edinburgh coach in summer

Former Leicester boss Richard Cockerill will become Edinburgh's new head coach this summer, the Guinness PRO12 outfit have announced.

The ex-England hooker has signed a two-year deal with Edinburgh, with acting head coach Duncan Hodge returning to his previous post of backs ...

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