Wandsworth Guardian

Claude Puel backs Southampton defence to cope with Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Southampton manager Claude Puel has backed his patched-up defence to deal with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Saints are without key defender Virgil van Dijk for Sunday’s Wembley showdown with Manchester United in the EFL Cup final.

Instead teenager Jack Stephens, who is almost half ...

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Scottish nationalism is same as racism, London mayor claims

The Labour mayor of London has likened Scottish nationalism to racism, insisting that there is “no difference” between them and those who try to “divide us on the basis of our background, race or religion”.

Sadiq Khan spoke out ahead of a speech to the Scottish ...

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Suspect was paid for ‘prank’ attack on Kim’s half-brother

The Indonesian suspect in the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half-brother was paid 90 dollars (£72) to help carry out the attack involving VX nerve agent, said Indonesia’s deputy ambassador to Malaysia.

But deputy ambassador Andriano Erwin repeated Siti ...

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Transport Secretary urges buyers to think twice about opting for diesel

Drivers should think long and hard before buying a diesel car, the Transport Secretary has said.

Chris Grayling suggested motorists should consider buying a low-emission vehicle rather than spending their money on a diesel.

His intervention follows reports the Government is ...

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Rail operators accused of ‘smokescreen’ to prevent passenger compensation claims

Train companies are failing to properly inform passengers about their rights, a consumer group has claimed.

Operators are using industry-wide terms and conditions as a “smokescreen” to stop delayed travellers claiming compensation for expenses including missed flights, taxi ...

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Illegal air pollution levels endangering health of London children

Tens of thousands of children in a quarter of all London’s schools are exposed to illegal levels of air pollution that can cause permanent damage to their health, a study has found.

Pupils at 802 of the capital’s schools, including a third of nurseries, are routinely breathing ...

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TRAVEL: Roadworks to close major A3 junction from next week

Late night commuters and motorists will have to watch out for roadworks that will close a major road from next week.

Transport for London is closing the A3 Kingston Bypass from Tolworth to South Lane, with resurfacing works set to begin on Monday night.

Dates and roads ...

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Defending champion Robin Hull out of Coral Shoot Out

Defending champion Robin Hull crashed out of the Coral Shoot Out with a second-round defeat to Fergal O’Brien as the competition became a ranking event for the first time at Watford Colosseum.

The defending champ is OUT! RESULTS | Fergal O'Brien wins the last match of the day ...

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Kyle Edmund beaten by Milos Raonic in Delray Beach quarter-finals

Kyle Edmund is still waiting for his first victory over a top-10 player after Milos Raonic knocked him out of the Delray Beach Open quarter-finals.

The Brit had dreams of the biggest win of his career when he took the first set, but the Canadian, ranked fourth in the world, came back to ...

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Jodie Foster joins rally against Trump travel ban

Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster told demonstrators it is “our time to resist” as she joined a rally opposing US president Donald Trump’s proposed travel ban, two days before the Academy Awards.

She spoke to demonstrators gathered outside the Beverly Hills headquarters ...

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Three face slavery charges after raid on bunker cannabis farm

Three men have been charged with slavery offences after police discovered a cannabis farm in an underground nuclear bunker.

Martin Fillery, 45, Plamen Nguyen, 27, and Ross Winter, 30, will appear in court on Saturday accused of conspiracy to produce the Class B drug, Wiltshire Police ...

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Why Royal Mint took full English fry-up off pound coin menu

An engraving of a full English breakfast was considered to feature on the new £1 coin, the Royal Mint’s chief engraver has said.

Gordon Summers said the fry-up was one of the most popular of more than 6,000 entries in a nationwide competition to find a design to appear on the tails ...

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Squatters near Buckingham Palace braced for eviction over ‘security risk’

Squatters shacked up in a grand building metres away from Buckingham Palace are gearing themselves up for the looming prospect of eviction.

Activists were branded a possible risk to the Queen’s security for occupying the seven-storey property on Buckingham Gate, in the shadow of the ...

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Ryan Palmer and Wesley Bryan share halfway lead at Honda Classic

Ryan Palmer and Wesley Bryan are the joint leaders at the halfway stage of the Honda Classic in Palm Beach.

Palmer, chasing a fourth PGA Tour title, shot a five-under-par 65, with Bryan going round in two more, as both sit on nine under after the opening two rounds.

Palmer struck ...

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Anger as Trump’s press chief bars UK news outlets from White House briefing

Donald Trump’s press secretary has barred news organisations, including the BBC, from a White House press briefing.

The Guardian and The Daily Mail were also blocked from the meeting on Friday in a move that has angered supporters of a free press’s role in a ...

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Labour ‘further from power than any time in my life’, says David Miliband

Labour under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership is further from power than any time in the last 50 years, David Miliband has said.

As Mr Corbyn made clear he is determined to continue as Labour leader despite a humiliating defeat in the Copeland by-election, Mr Miliband said he was ...

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In video: What you need to know ahead of the EFL final

Southampton are looking to win just their second ever major trophy as they meet Manchester United at Wembley on Sunday.

Saints upset the odds against United by winning the 1976 FA Cup, but Jose Mourinho’s men will be more than keen to keep the silverware for themselves.

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Kawhi Leonard scores 21 points as Spurs topple Clippers

The San Antonio Spurs got back in the groove in the NBA with a 105-97 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Spurs had not played for nine days but had no problems in racking up a third success on the bounce, thanks to 21 points from Kawhi Leonard.

Kawhilights are back. Enjoy! ...

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Jose Mourinho yet to decide whether Wayne Rooney starts EFL Cup final

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has a chance of starting the EFL Cup final but Jose Mourinho insists sentiment will not play any part in his decision.

The 31-year-old on Thursday put to bed speculation regarding his future for the rest of the campaign, confirming he was staying at ...

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In video: CCTV captures hit-and-run in Birmingham

West Midlands Police have released CCTV footage of a BMW mounting a pavement and hitting a teenage girl before driving off.

The girl, 17, was was knocked over on Bromsgrove Street in Birmingham last month and police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

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Jeremy Corbyn vows to continue despite humiliating Copeland by-election defeat

Jeremy Corbyn is resisting calls to consider his position after Labour crashed to a humiliating defeat in the Copeland by-election.

MPs warned the party was on course for a “catastrophic” general election defeat after the Conservatives snatched the Cumbrian seat which had been ...

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