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Cricket: Women’s cricket is on the way up

Talent will be highlighted in tomorrow’s final, says England coach

England coach Mark Robinson believes women’s cricket could soon be as popular as its tennis equivalent as his side prepares for the World Cup final at Lord’s tomorrow.

Tournament hosts England will face ...

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Celtic take action against Green Brigade fans

Celtic announced yesterday that they will close the “Green Brigade section” of their stadium for the next two matches after “serious incidents of unsafe behaviour” at their previous two home games.

The announcement comes a day after Celtic were hit with Uefa ...

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Sky’s Froome retains Tour’s yellow jersey

It was third time lucky for Edvald Boasson Hagen yesterday as he won stage 19 of the Tour de France, while Chris Froome crossed safely in the pack to retain the yellow jersey with two stages to go.

Norwegian Boasson Hagen has been on the wrong side of two photo finishes so far in this Tour ...

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Orr tells players to avoid table

Castleford assistant coach Danny Orr is urging his players not to look at the Super League table when they round off their regular campaign against lowly Catalans Dragons today.

The runaway leaders are close to laying one hand on the league leaders’ shield while the Dragons are ...

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Tennis: Racist pervert Nastase given three-year ban by the ITF

by Tom Lansdell

Romania Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase was given a threeyear ban from the competition yesterday for a series of offences at a match against Great Britain in Constanta in April.

The two-time Grand Slam winner was accused of racist abuse by Serena Williams for commenting ...

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Koukash: RFL want to steal from the poor to feed the rich

Salford owner Marwan Koukash yesterday accused some of his rivals of seeking to undermine the authority of the Rugby Football League in their bid to force through a major restructure for 2018.

In June clubs discussed the possibility of expanding Super League from 12 to 13 or even 14 teams ...

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‘There is always a pulse, something going on under the surface’

Trade union banner artist ED HALL talks to Natasha Josette about what inspires his work

LAST Sunday at Tolpuddle Martyrs’ festival, Jeremy Corbyn pointed out the art of the trade union banners on display and the importance of supporting literature, culture and arts in our ...

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Palestinian man shot dead in Al-Asqa unrest

A PALESTINIAN man was shot dead by an Israeli settler yesterday in occupied East Jerusalem amid protests over new clampdowns on access to the Al-Aqsa mosque.

The Palestinian Maan news agency and Israeli Haaretz newspaper reported that an 18-year-old Palestinian was killed in the Ras ...

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Protesters in Poland won’t find allies in Brussels

THE CONFLICT between the EU Commission and the misnamed Law and Justice government in Poland is a case — to adapt Oscar Wilde — of the unedifying in pursuit of the unspeakable.

The irony of an unelected elite of bureaucrats in Brussels, together with the unelected President of ...

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If Cuba can, why can’t we?

GWEN CROSS reports on the young trade unionists’ brigade to Cuba where she saw how ordinary Cubans live under the US embargo

THIS past May Day I had the privilege to represent my trade union, Unite South East region, on this year’s young trade unionists’ brigade to Cuba, ...

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‘You can’t build jobs on the corpses of innocents’

Eliza Egret and Tom Anderson speak with peace activist SAM WALTON about a daring raid he took part in to disarm a Yemen-bound warplane

ON JANUARY 29 2017, Sam Walton, a Quaker, and Dan Woodhouse, a reverend, broke into a BAE Systems compound in Warton, south of Blackpool. This date marked ...

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Self-identification & the struggle for equal rights

DEBBIE HAYTON says the left should take care before assuming proposed legal changes will advance the equality agenda

Trans rights were thrust back into mainstream politics this week when Jeremy Corbyn offered Labour Party support to government plans to reform the 2004 Gender Recognition ...

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Salsa sensations bring barrio brilliance to Borough

Mambanegra Omeara,

London SE1


AFTER somehow squeezing onto a stage where you couldn’t swing a cat, the nine-piece Mambanegra from Colombia explode with the kind of raw salsa that can only come from Cali and its working-class barrios.

At the centre of this ...

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Plucked heartstrings out of tune with surrogacy drama


Royal Court Theatre London SW1


VIVIENNE FRANZMANN’S new play opens with what appears to be a straightforward conversation between a mother and her teenage daughter.

But all is not as it seems.

Clem, the mother, is unable to have children and she ...

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Picture This

IN 1968, Denis Lewis took his Brownie 127 camera with him to the Hammersmith Odeon in the hope of meeting the great bluesman Muddy Waters and his band, including the Mississippi piano virtuoso Otis Spann.

The photographs that he took became a lifetime’s labour of love in capturing ...

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Homeless Kids Left to Rot

Number of families with children in temporary accommodation soars 37 per cent since 2014

by Felicity Collier

MORE THAN 120,000 families with children are now stuck in temporary accommodation as the Tories fail to get a grip on Britain’s social housing crisis, the Local ...

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MI5 torture claims to be heard in secret

High Court says Belhaj truth could damage national security

A COURT case involving allegations that Jack Straw and MI5 colluded in the abduction and torture of a Libyan couple will be held in secret, the High Court ruled yesterday.

Government lawyers successfully brought the case ...

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Corbyn launches fight to win back Scotland

Labour leader targets seats to take back from the SNP at the next election

JEREMY CORBYN will take his summer campaign to Scotland next month, as Labour takes advantage of the squabbling among Tory frontbenchers and Theresa May’s plummeting popularity.

The Labour Party aims to ...

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Poland: Thousands march to halt ‘death knell’ of judiciary

Senate votes to remove Supreme Court judges in ‘attack on democracy’

POLAND’S Senate was yesterday due to pass a law critics say sounds a “death knell” for the country’s independent judiciary.

The Bill will see current Supreme Court judges dismissed and ...

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Venezuela: Four people killed in far-right protests

Militias use force to impose ‘general strike’

AT LEAST four people have been killed as a further wave of far-right protests shook Venezuela over the last two days.

Two people died on Thursday in a fire in the Housing Ministry in Zulia state after a crowd of around 100 opposition ...

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‘Our Mary’ was a rock for generations of members

IT WAS with great sadness this week that we learned of GMB’s national president Mary Turner passing away after a typically brave fight against cancer.

To say Mary was a GMB institution would be understating it.

I have often described her as the “beating heart” of ...

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