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England boss Gareth Southgate poised to name first squad without Wayne Rooney

Gareth Southgate will speak about Wayne Rooney's international retirement for the first time on Thursday as the England manager names his first squad of the season.

The Premier League will enjoy a two-week break after just three matches as attention turns to international football and the ...

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No quick Wembley return for Southampton after Carabao Cup defeat

Last season's runners-up are out of the Carabao Cup as Southampton were stunned 2-0 at home by Championship side Wolves.

Southampton, who lost 3-2 to Manchester United in February's final at Wembley, fell at the first hurdle this time.

Danny Batth headed in Ivan Cavaleiro's corner in ...

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Liverpool ease into Champions League group stages after downing Hoffenheim

Liverpool overpowered Hoffenheim 4-2 at Anfield to ease into the Champions League group stages with a 6-3 aggregate play-off victory.

Most of the damage was done in a sensational 11-minute spell early in the first half when Germany's Emre Can struck twice against the Bundesliga side and ...

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No Wembley return for beaten finalists Southampton as Wolves spring a surprise

Last season's runners-up are out of the Carabao Cup as Southampton were stunned 2-0 at home by Championship side Wolves.

Southampton, who lost 3-2 to Manchester United in February's final at Wembley, fell at the first hurdle this time.

Danny Batth headed in Ivan Cavaleiro's corner in ...

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Glamorgan ease past Leicestershire to reach T20 Blast Finals Day

Colin Ingram blasted an unbeaten 70 from just 43 balls to guide Glamorgan to the NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day with a comprehensive nine-wicket victory over Leicestershire in Cardiff.

Craig Meschede claimed three for 17 as Leicestershire struggled after electing to bat first and were ...

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Tottenham secure Davinson Sanchez signing

Tottenham have completed the signing of Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez for a reported club record fee of £42million.

Spurs announced a deal for the 21-year-old had been agreed on Friday and the Colombia centre-back underwent a medical and finalised the remaining paperwork on ...

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Watchdog tells private hospital used by Royal Family it 'requires improvement'

Patient safety at a private hospital which is favoured by the Royal Family must be improved, health inspectors have said.

Aspects of safety, medical care, surgery and work in the outpatient department at the King Edward VII's Hospital "require improvement", according to the Care Quality ...

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Man who was found with pipe bomb in luggage at airport jailed for 18 years

A man has been jailed for 18 years for possessing an explosive with intent to endanger life after a pipe bomb was found in his hand luggage at Manchester Airport.

Nadeem Muhammad, 43, was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court on Wednesday after being found guilty following a trial earlier ...

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Parents of babies with bacterial meningitis got inappropriate advice, says study

A "concerning" number of parents of babies with a potentially deadly form of meningitis were given inappropriate advice before going to hospital, a small new study has found.

A number of concerned parents received "inappropriate" guidance about how to care for their unwell child - ...

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Tottenham sign defender Davinson Sanchez for reported club-record fee

Tottenham have completed the signing of Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez, subject to a work permit.

Spurs announced a deal for the 21-year-old had been agreed on Friday but the Colombia centre-back underwent a medical and finalised remaining paperwork on Wednesday.

Sanchez has put pen ...

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Hecklers urge council leader to quit amid Grenfell Tower tensions

The leader of the council at the heart of the Grenfell Tower disaster faced fresh calls to resign during a fraught public meeting.

Elizabeth Campbell, head of Kensington and Chelsea Council, endured heckles and questions over her competence in front of residents from the west London ...

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Widower urges new laws after cyclist found guilty of wanton and furious driving

A grieving widower has called for new laws to tackle "irresponsible and reckless" cyclists after a former courier was convicted of knocking down and killing his wife while riding an illegal bike.

Charlie Alliston, then 18, was travelling at 18mph on a fixed-wheel track bike with no front ...

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Swansea sign Sam Clucas from Hull for undisclosed fee

Swansea have announced the signing of Sam Clucas from Hull for an undisclosed fee.

The 26-year-old midfielder has agreed a four-year deal at the Liberty Stadium.

Clucas becomes manager Paul Clement's first signing since Swansea received a record fee from Everton for Gylfi ...

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Alexey Lutsenko wins Vuelta a Espana fifth stage as Chris Froome extends lead

Astana rider Alexey Lutsenko broke clear on the uphill finish at Alcossebre to claim victory on stage five of the Vuelta a Espana, with Great Britain's Chris Froome extending his overall lead for Team Sky.

Kazakhstani Lutsenko fended off Dimension Data's Merhawi Kudus to move ahead on ...

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Witnesses sought to west Cumbrian violence

A violent incident involving a number of people in Workington is being investigated by police.

It happened on the corner of Gladstone Street and Lonsdale Street at about 9pm on Sunday, August 6.

A road accident also occurred at the same time and is believed to be linked to the ...

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New member joins Maryport Town Council

Maryport's newest councillor may be virtually blind but she has a clear vision.

Nikki Shaw, 57, has been co-opted to the council to serve the Ewanrigg ward.

A former headteacher from Birmingham, she now lives in Maryport.

At her first meeting, she told fellow councillors: "I ...

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Carlisle's Badminton ace Lauren Smith out of World Championships

Lauren Smith was left wondering what might have been after bowing out of the TOTAL BWF World Championships in Glasgow, but was quick to pinpoint where improvements need to be made.

The Carlisle badminton star and, women’s doubles partner Sarah Walker, had entered their tie with Korean ...

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Jonny Bairstow not taking West Indies lightly as England target series win

Jonny Bairstow is adamant England will not be seduced into showboating tactics against West Indies as they look to wrap up a series victory with one Test to spare.

England marked the inaugural day-night Test on these shores with a comprehensive innings-and-209-run rout of the beleaguered ...

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Patients praise hospital services in Whitehaven and Carlisle

Feedback from patients at north Cumbria's hospitals suggests the majority are happy with their care.

The data has been collected by the North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the Carlisle and Whitehaven hospitals, since April this year.

The results show the trust ...

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Hooker Ken Owens has new-found appreciation of Lions' series result

Ken Owens has said the All Blacks' pummelling of Australia has made him appreciate just how well the Lions did to tie a series in New Zealand.

The Lions, Wales and Scarlets hooker said he now looked on the outcome of the three-Test series with a fresh perspective after the initial ...

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Cyclist convicted of 'furious driving' over pedestrian's death

A cyclist who ploughed into a mother-of-two then blamed his mortally-wounded victim has been cleared of manslaughter but convicted of "wanton and furious driving" following a ground-breaking trial.

Charlie Alliston, then 18, was travelling at 18mph on a fixed-wheel track bike with no front ...

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