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My fight for equal pay at BBC was worse than cancer, says Carrie Gracie

Former BBC China editor Carrie Gracie has described her fight for equal pay as “worse than breast cancer” – and said she believes she will never be given a major presenting job at the corporation again.

The journalist resigned from her role in January in protest at ...

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Jason Roy faces fitness test ahead of England’s ODI decider with India

England opener Jason Roy may miss a one-day international series decider against India that Mark Wood views as perfect preparation for next summer’s World Cup.

Roy, England’s second-highest run scorer in the series, sustained a deep cut to the little finger on his right ...

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Duke and Duchess of Sussex to visit Mandela exhibition

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are to visit a major exhibition about the life of Nelson Mandela being staged in the centenary year of his birth.

Harry and Meghan will tour the exhibition, at the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, which traces Mr Mandela’s career ...

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Birmingham pub bombings coroner begins appeal over scope of inquests

The coroner in charge of inquests into the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings will begin an appeal against a High Court ruling on the scope of the hearings.

Two High Court judges quashed a decision by Sir Peter Thornton QC to exclude the issue of the perpetrators of the bombings ...

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Trump labelled ‘weak’ after questioning US intelligence on election meddling

US president Donald Trump openly questioned his own intelligence agencies’ finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 US election, seeming to accept Vladimir Putin’s insistence that Moscow’s hands were clean.

The reaction in the United States was immediate and ...

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Five things to know about Central Coast Mariners amid talks to sign Usain Bolt

Australian side the Central Coast Mariners have confirmed they are in discussions about signing world record-holding sprinter Usain Bolt on a trial.

Here are five things to know about the A-League side based just north of Sydney.

One thing we can all agree on ...

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Usain Bolt in talks over trial at A-League side Central Coast Mariners

Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt has entered into discussions to sign for Australian A-League side Central Coast Mariners on a trial, the club have confirmed.

The Mariners, who announced the appointment of Mike Phelan as sporting director on Monday, said the initial proposals ...

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PM to face fresh Commons test just hours after customs struggle

Theresa May faces a fresh Commons battle over Brexit just hours after Tory civil war pushed her customs legislation to the brink.

The Prime Minister was hit by a late night ministerial resignation following a torrid day of Tory divisions when she “caved in” to ...

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What the papers say – July 17

The summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin makes the headlines in Tuesday’s papers, along with the Brexit latest and news that hosepipe bans could be in the offing.

The Times says Theresa May’s Brexit plan is in “turmoil” after the Prime Minister ...

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Common cranes here to stay in the UK after long absence, research shows

Common cranes which recolonised eastern England less than 40 years ago after a 400-year absence are now here to stay, research has found.

There could be as many as 275 breeding pairs of the UK’s tallest bird within 50 years, scientists at the University of Exeter, the RSPB and ...

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Millions face heatwave hosepipe ban

Millions of people are facing a hosepipe ban in the north west of England as the heatwave continues to grip.

While United Utilities announced the “temporary use ban” which comes into force on Sunday August 5, other water companies said their reservoir levels were healthy ...

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It was a miracle everything worked, says Thai cave rescue diver

An expert cave diver based in Co Clare who helped in the heroic rescue of 12 Thai boys and their football coach has described the conditions and visibility inside the cave, saying “it couldn’t get any worse”.

Jim Warny, who is originally from Belgium but lives in ...

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Google introduces new job search feature for UK workers

Job seekers will be able to ask Google to find “jobs near me” as the company makes its first foray into the UK’s recruitment sector.

The new job search feature will cut out the need to visit individual recruitment websites, Google said.

The internet giant ...

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Seven million face heatwave hosepipe ban

Millions of people are facing a hosepipe ban, water company United Utilities has announced.

The firm said the move comes after what is believed to be the longest heatwave since 1976 and will affect seven million customers in the North West of England, where the firm provides its ...

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Chief Rabbi calls for Labour to change its anti-Semitism code

The Chief Rabbi has warned Labour’s ruling body that failing to toughen up its new code of conduct on anti-Semitism would place it on the “wrong side of the fight” against racism and intolerance.

In a letter as its members prepare to meet, Ephraim Mirvis said ...

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Reality TV star Farrah Abraham charged over scuffle with hotel security

Reality TV star Farrah Abraham has been charged over a scuffle with a Beverly Hills hotel security guard last month.

The 27-year-old was arrested on June 13 after being accused of attacking a security guard at the Beverly Hills Hotel, hitting him in the face and grabbing his ear. ...

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PM hit by fresh resignation in knife-edge Commons Brexit vote

Theresa May has been hit by a fresh ministerial resignation as she scraped through crucial Brexit votes hours after “caving in” to Eurosceptic demands.

The Prime Minister saw off defeat by just three votes on one proposal with defence minister Guto Bebb voting against ...

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Tory turmoil as Brexit plans spark fresh ministerial resignation

Theresa May was hit by a fresh ministerial resignation as she scraped through crucial Brexit votes hours after “caving in” to Eurosceptic demands.

The Prime Minister saw off defeat by just three votes on two key changes to customs legislation after a Remainer backlash ...

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Olivier Giroud ‘privileged’ to be part of French team and to silence critics

Olivier Giroud enjoyed silencing his critics after helping France to World Cup glory.

Two decades after helping Les Bleus become world champions as a player, Didier Deschamps led this young, exciting generation to the crown for the second time.

France rode their luck ...

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Croatia return home to a rapturous welcome

Luka Modric and his Croatia team-mates were given a rapturous welcome home after their World Cup mission had come up just short.

Zlatko Dalic’s men lost 4-2 to France in an eventful final at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday after key decisions went against them. ...

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Manchester United agree deal to sell Daley Blind back to Ajax

Daley Blind’s return to Ajax moved closer on Monday night as Manchester United agreed terms with the Dutch club.

The 28-year-old Holland international swapped the Amsterdam giants for Old Trafford four years ago in a £14million deal.

Blind made 141 appearances ...

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