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England rugby star Danny Cipriani ‘truly sorry’ after fracas at Jersey bar

England rugby star Danny Cipriani has apologised to the police after injuring a female officer as he resisted arrest outside a Jersey bar.

The 30-year-old grappled with officers as they tried to detain him following a row in which he pulled a tie off a doorman at the Royal ...

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Compulsory language education should be reintroduced, says Brighton College head

A headmaster has called for the reintroduction of compulsory language classes in schools to prevent what he called the “worrying insularity” of society getting worse.

Richard Cairns, headmaster of Brighton College, said the “sorry decline” in the number of ...

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Aretha Franklin: Tributes flood in after Queen of Soul’s death at 76

Stars of the entertainment world have praised the “simply peerless” Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin for her impact on music following her death aged 76.

The singer died at her home in Detroit, Michigan on August 16 following a battle with cancer, her publicist said. ...

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Ulster Unionist councillor set to face motion of no confidence

Veteran Ulster Unionist councillor Jim Rodgers is set to face a vote of no confidence over his chairing of a key Belfast City Council committee.

The motion has been proposed by Alliance Party councillor Michael Long over events surrounding bonfires in east Belfast in July.


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Cipriani ‘truly sorry’ for scuffle that leaves his England future in doubt

Danny Cipriani says he is “truly sorry” for the scuffle that saw him plead guilty to charges of common assault and resisting arrest.

The England-fly-half has been fined £2,000 by Jersey Magistrates’ Court and ordered to pay £250 compensation for the ...

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Sir Paul McCartney pays tribute to ‘the Queen of our souls’ Aretha Franklin

Stars of the entertainment world have praised the “simply peerless” Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin for her impact on music following her death aged 76.

The singer died at her home in Detroit, Michigan on August 16 following a battle with cancer, her publicist said. ...

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Man details ‘failed’ efforts to raise alarm after £6,000 fraud attempt

A man who says he narrowly avoided being defrauded of more than £6,000 after receiving false bank details from a hacked email account has taken to social media following “failed” efforts to raise the alarm.

James Bromley turned to Twitter to report that he had ...

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Student gets three As after taking exams standing up

A student with a debilitating back condition achieved three A grades after taking her A-level exams standing up.

Zahra Farooque, 18, has suffered from a herniated disk, which makes it painful to sit down, for the past three years.

She had to lie on the floor in her lessons ...

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Runrig hail fans ahead of sell-out farewell concerts

Runrig have paid tribute to their legion of fans as they prepare to bring down the curtain on 45 years of performing.

The Celtic rockers will play to a total crowd of 47,000 at two farewell concerts in Stirling on Friday and Saturday.

The six-piece added a second show ...

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Union boss McCluskey calls on Labour to adopt IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

Union boss Len McCluskey has called on the Labour Party to adopt the full International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism.

Mr McCluskey, who is a close ally of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, said the party had been “insensitive” in not ...

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Frampton says he won’t look beyond Luke

Carl Frampton has dismissed Luke Jackson’s claims he is looking beyond their fight on Saturday — and insists that after rediscovering his passion for boxing he has entered his prime.

The featherweight, 31, will achieve his long-term ambition of fighting at ...

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Claude Puel shrugs off speculation as Leicester boss approaches crucial fixtures

Claude Puel claimed he would be “happy” for anyone succeeding him as Leicester boss due to the quality they would inherit – but he stressed “speculation” about his position was not his concern.

It has been reported that Puel is in serious danger of ...

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Patrick Roberts joins Girona on loan from Manchester City

Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts will spend the season in Spain on loan at Girona.

Signed from Fulham in 2015 for a fee rising to £11million, the 21-year-old has spent the previous two-and-a-half years collecting trophies aplenty on loan at Celtic.

Roberts has ...

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Trevor Bayliss expects Ben Stokes to make public apology over Bristol incident

England head coach Trevor Bayliss has called on Ben Stokes to make a public apology over the events which led to his eventual acquittal for affray.

Stokes was cleared of any criminal wrongdoing at Bristol Crown Court on Tuesday – almost 11 months after being arrested following ...

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Media tells Donald Trump – we are not the enemy

Newspapers from across the United States have hit back against President Donald Trump’s attacks on “fake news” with a coordinated series of editorials speaking up for a free and vigorous press.

The Boston Globe, which set the campaign in motion by urging a unified ...

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Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin dies aged 76

Soul singer Aretha Franklin has died aged 76, her publicist has said.

The long-reigning “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as Think and her signature song, Respect, died at her home in Detroit.

She had been suffering from advanced ...

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New ferries hit by further delays

Ferries being built on the Clyde have been hit by further delays, the Transport Minister has confirmed.

Michael Matheson said the latest postponement to next summer is “disappointing”.

The two ships for the Clyde and Hebrides ferry network are being built at ...

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Student has heart set on investment banking after getting top grades

Callum Fitzgerald is hoping that his top grades will lead to a career as an investment banker.

The 18-year-old is heading to Nottingham University after achieving A-level A grades in maths, physics and economics and an A grade in AS-level further maths at South Gloucestershire and ...

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Former Loyalist leader’s sister-in-law celebrates A-level Irish result

The sister-in-law of a former Loyalist leader has achieved an A grade in A-level Irish.

Linda Ervine said seven years ago she did not speak a word of Irish and was delighted by her result.

She studied the A-level course part-time over two years at An Droichead language ...

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Cipriani’s England future in doubt after admitting assault

Danny Cipriani’s England future is in doubt after he pleaded guilty to charges of common assault and resisting arrest following an incident which left a female police officer with bruising.

Cipriani has been fined £2,000 by a Jersey Magistrates’ Court and ordered ...

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Birmingham’s Commonwealth Games plan moves a step forward

Birmingham’s plans for the 2022 Commonwealth Games have taken a step forward with the submission of a formal planning application for the athletes’ village.

The development at the former Birmingham City University campus in Perry Barr would host up to 6,500 competitors ...

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