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5 things we learned from Arsenal’s FA Cup final win over Chelsea

Arsenal upset the odds to beat Premier League champions Chelsea and secure the FA Cup at Wembley on Saturday.

Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at five things we learned from the all-London final:

Arsenal and Chelsea players observe a minute’s silence in honour of the ...

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Dan Lawrence helps Essex stage fightback against Surrey

Teenager Dan Lawrence produced an encouraging response to Kumar Sangakkara’s double hundred as Essex fought back in their top-of-the-table Specsavers County Championship clash at Surrey.

The hosts posted 369 after their Sri Lankan left-hander reached 200, but a confident start by ...

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Scarlets lift PRO12 trophy following dominant display against Munster

Six-try Scarlets swept Munster’s meek challenge aside to win a one-sided Guinness PRO12 final 46-22 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Wayne Pivac’s men captured the Welsh region’s second PRO12 title – and first since 2004 – as their devastatingly potent attack floored an ...

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Conservative lead over Labour shrinking ahead of General Election, polls show

A brace of new General Election polls have shown the Conservative lead over Labour shrinking as the June 8 vote approaches.

An Opinium poll for The Observer found the Tory advantage had fallen from 13 to 10 points over the past week, with Theresa May’s party on 45% (down one point), ...

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Fact check: Trump tells tall tales even without Twitter

It has been a muted week for the “real” Donald Trump, the Twitter account where the president normally says a lot of things that are unreal.

Other frequent sources of free-range Trump – extended TV interviews, news conferences, speeches to supporters – were also ...

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Mother tells of her efforts to bring comfort to daughter’s last moments

The mother of Manchester terror attack victim Georgina Callander has spoken of her desperate efforts to bring comfort to the teenager’s final moments.

The 18-year-old was killed in the blast shortly after her favourite artist Ariana Grande left the stage at the Manchester Arena on ...

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BA says ‘power supply issue’ behind IT failure that grounded flights

Thousands of holidaymakers were stranded after British Airways suffered a global IT crash, grounding scores of planes.

The major system failure, believed to have been caused by a power supply issue, has affected operations around the world.

Experts predict the disruption could ...

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Ben Stokes stars as England hold off South Africa in thrilling ODI

Ben Stokes once again demonstrated his star quality with his second one-day international hundred as England won a last-ball thriller by two runs to wrap up the Royal London Series against South Africa with an unassailable 2-0 lead.

Stokes cashed in on his remarkable early fortune as his ...

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Dan Evans hopes to find his way around the clay at Roland Garros

Dan Evans has been so keen to avoid clay in recent years that he has spent the last few days just trying to find his way around Roland Garros.

The British number four has only played once in Paris since his junior days, losing in the first round of qualifying in 2014, and will not feel at ...

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Aaron Ramsey gives Arsenal deserved FA Cup victory against Chelsea

Arsenal ended a season of frustration and uncertainty with FA Cup glory, denying 10-man Chelsea the double as beleaguered Arsene Wenger became the most successful manager in the competition’s history.

Having stumbled home fifth and missed out on Champions League qualification, ...

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Poll shows Conservative lead over Labour shrinking as vote approaches

Another General Election poll has shown the Conservative lead over Labour shrinking as the June 8 vote approaches.

The Opinium poll for The Observer put Theresa May’s party 10 points ahead on 45%, with Labour on 35%, Liberal Democrats on 7% and Ukip on 5%.

But the Tory ...

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Today on the campaign trail: Tim Farron takes the cake on 47th birthday

From birthday cakes to questionable football skills, here’s a round-up of the day’s election coverage.

No-licking ban imposed on Jasper after sheep dung eating incident. #GE17 pic.twitter.com/wW1bfWUEr1

— Shaun Connolly (@shaunconnolly01) May 27, 2017

During a ...

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BA could face huge compensation bill over stranded passengers

British Airways could be facing huge compensation costs after thousands of passengers were stranded by a global IT crash.

Delayed travellers are able to claim compensation under EU law, unless the disruption has been caused by factors outside the airline’s control.

Air travel ...

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Lewis Hamilton ‘devastated’ after qualifying woes leave him 13th on Monaco grid

Lewis Hamilton was left so devastated by his performance in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix that he was unable to get out of his Mercedes.

Hamilton is set to start Sunday’s race from a lowly 13th after a bizarrely off-colour performance in which he struggled for balance with the ...

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Stan Wawrinka and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga warm up for French Open with wins

World number three Stan Wawrinka warmed up for the French Open by retaining his Geneva Open title on home soil.

The 2015 Roland Garros winner dropped the first set to Germany’s Mischa Zverev but recovered to triumph 4-6 6-3 6-3 and win his first title of the year.

The result ...

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Lee Westwood remains in contention at Wentworth after remarkable round

Lee Westwood produced golf reminiscent of the late Seve Ballesteros to remain in contention to win the BMW PGA Championship at the 24th attempt.

Westwood carded a third round of 72 to lie three shots off the lead held by Australia’s Andrew Dodt, but the bare figures did not tell the ...

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Huge security operation under way for Manchester music gig

A huge security operation is under way as the first major event is held in Manchester since the suicide bombing.

Hundreds of police are on duty at Lancashire Cricket Club’s Old Trafford ground, which on Saturday hosts a concert for 50,000 music fans.

Armed police are manning ...

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Nicola Sturgeon promises to put young people at centre of SNP manifesto

The SNP manifesto will focus on opportunities and support for young people, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

The party is to publish its proposals on Tuesday after delaying it in the wake of the Manchester bombing.

Visiting the East Dunbartonshire constituency on Saturday, the First ...

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Trump accused of ‘utter contempt’ over refusal to sign climate change agreement

British environmentalists accused Donald Trump of treating the international community with “utter contempt” after he refused to sign up to global action on climate change at an international summit.

The US President told leaders of the G7 countries that they would have to wait ...

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French Open: Ten players to watch

Rafael Nadal goes into the French Open as the favourite to win an unprecedented 10th title.

Defending champion Novak Djokovic appears to have found some form at just the right time and will have new coach Andre Agassi in tow, while world number one Andy Murray will hope to put his ...

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Exeter secure first Premiership title with extra-time penalty against Wasps

Exeter captain Gareth Steenson kicked a penalty three minutes from the end of extra-time to see the Chiefs crowned Aviva Premiership champions.

A thrilling Twickenham final saw Steenson’s dramatic strike edge out Wasps 23-20, and meant Exeter were crowned champions of England for the ...

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