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Son gives Tottenham edgy win over Norwich to reignite top four chase

Son Heung-min was the hero for Tottenham as they kept their top-four hopes alive with an uninspiring 2-1 win over Norwich.

The South Korean ended a seven-game scoring drought as he nodded home 11 minutes from time just when Spurs were on the rack.

They had taken a first-half lead ...

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Jamie Vardy hobbles off as Leicester ease to victory over West Ham

Leicester returned to winning ways with a 4-1 thrashing of relegation-threatened West Ham to maintain their push for Champions League football next season, but it came at a cost.

Following shock back-to-back defeats to Southampton and Burnley, the Foxes were again at their superb best as ...

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Burnley brush aside Manchester United as fans turn on Glazers

Jay Rodriguez’s stunning strike sealed Burnley’s first Old Trafford triumph since 1962 as Manchester United fans expressed their anger at the state of the club under the Glazer family.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have tended to respond well to setbacks, but his ...

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Bale strikes as Real ease past Unionistas in Copa del Rey

Gareth Bale struck on his return from injury as Real Madrid eased past Unionistas de Salamanca 3-1 in the Copa del Rey.

The 30-year-old had not played since January 4, but was included by Zinedine Zidane in the starting line-up to face third-tier side Unionistas.

The manager was ...

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Zero carbon in a decade 'among top challenges' in North Yorkshire

A LOCAL authority with a carbon footprint equivalent to more than 13,000 transatlantic return flights could forego significant amounts of its resources to become more environmentally-friendly.

The scale of the challenge facing North Yorkshire County Council, which last year launched ...

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Stormont parties ask for deferral of MLA pay rise

Leaders of the five main Stormont parties have jointly asked for an assembly members’ pay rise to be deferred.

It came as a surprise and a cause of dismay to all, they stated.

They are considering how to stop the extra £1,000 being paid.

The commission ...

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Chinese city stops outbound flights and trains in bid to contain virus

Chinese state media has said the city of Wuhan is shutting down outbound flights and trains to contain a new virus that has killed 17 people.

The state-owned People’s Daily newspaper said in a tweet that no one would be allowed to leave the city starting at 10am local time and that ...

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World Health Organisation delays call on coronavirus international emergency

All flights out of a city in China hit with coronavirus have been cancelled as the World Health Organisation delayed its decision on whether to declare an international public health emergency.

More than 440 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Hubei province, of which Wuhan is the ...

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Tyrannosaurs exhibition to make only European appearance in Scotland

A dinosaurs display described as the “most comprehensive exhibition ever mounted on tyrannosaurs” is to make its only European appearance in Scotland.

Tyrannosaurs will open at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh on Thursday and feature rare fossil specimens, one of ...

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Griezmann’s late strike spares Barcelona’s blushes against Ibiza

A very late winner from Antoine Griezmann spared Barcelona’s blushes in the Copa Del Rey in a narrow 2-1 victory over minnows UD Ibiza.

Barcelona’s new coach Quique Setien had started his reign at the club with a 1-0 win over Granada on Sunday, but his side left it until the ...

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Brexit deal set for Royal Assent after peers bow to MPs’ will

Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal has cleared its final parliamentary hurdle, paving the way for the UK to leave the EU with a pact in place at the end of the month.

The landmark legislation now just needs Royal Assent to be formally granted by the Queen after peers ended a tussle over the ...

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Brexit deal set for Royal Assent after peers bow to MPs’ will

Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal has cleared its final parliamentary hurdle, paving the way for the UK to leave the EU with a pact in place at the end of the month.

The landmark legislation now just needs Royal Assent to be formally granted by the Queen after peers ended a tussle over the ...

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Terry Gilliam pays tribute to ‘funny, generous and kind’ Terry Jones

Terry Gilliam has paid tribute to fellow Monty Python star Terry Jones after his death, calling him a “brilliant, constantly questioning, iconoclastic, righteously argumentative and angry but outrageously funny and generous and kind human being”.

The actor and comedian, who ...

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Stormont parties ask for deferral of MLA pay rise

Leaders of the five main Stormont parties have jointly asked for an assembly members’ pay rise to be deferred.

It came as a surprise and a cause of dismay to all, they stated.

They are considering how to stop the extra £1,000 being paid.

The commission ...

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Youngest woman to ski solo to the South Pole returns home to Edinburgh

An adventurer who battled through snowstorms and minus 45C temperatures to become the youngest woman to ski solo to the South Pole has returned home.

Mollie Hughes started her world record attempt on November 13, departing from Hercules Inlet in Western Antarctica, and arrived at her ...

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Jones and Gatland reassure Saracens players over plying trade in Championship

Saracens’ established England internationals are set to remain at the crisis-stricken club after being given the blessing of Eddie Jones and Warren Gatland to play in the Championship.

The reigning English and European champions will be relegated at the end of the season as ...

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Donald Trump to warn UK against ‘discriminatory’ tax on tech giants

Donald Trump will heap pressure on Boris Johnson to drop a tax on US tech giants, Washington indicated as the UK insisted it will implement the measure in April.

Chancellor Sajid Javid said the digital services tax will only be a temporary measure until an international agreement is in ...

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Veteran ‘over the moon’ after return of medal stripped because of his sexuality

A Falklands veteran who says he was forced to leave the Royal Navy and was stripped of his medal because of his sexuality has said he is “over the moon” after his medal was returned to him.

Joe Ousalice, 68, had his medal for long service and good conduct confiscated when he ...

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Port Vale striker Tom Pope handed one-match ban for Twitter comments

Port Vale striker Tom Pope has been banned for one game due to “improper” Twitter comments, the Football Association has announced.

The 34-year-old has also been fined £1,500 after a breach of FA Rule E3 was found proven by an independent regulatory ...

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Manchester United short of Fernandes valuation as Mendes confirms he will leave

Manchester United target Bruno Fernandes will not still be at Sporting Lisbon after the summer and Paul Pogba may decide to leave Old Trafford, according to the players’ agents.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side missed out on highly-rated striker Erling Haaland to Borussia Dortmund, ...

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Von der Leyen: Shift away from EU rules will limit UK single market access

Talks on a post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and EU will begin in February, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has said.

The commission previously warned that it could be March before the 27 EU member states had agreed their approach to the talks.

Speaking at the ...

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