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In Pictures: Fun in the snow as temperatures plunge

Alfie Astwood sledging in the snow near Reeth (Danny Lawson/PA) A cross-country skier in snowy conditions near Buttertubs Pass in the Yorkshire Dales National Park (Danny Lawson/PA) Isobella Bellamy sledges near Newby Head Farm in the Yorkshire Dales National Park (Danny Lawson) Lucy Walls ...

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Middlesbrough fan faces court for allegedly urinating in QPR goalkeeper’s bottle

A Middlesbrough fan has been arrested for allegedly urinating in the opposition team goalkeeper’s water bottle, police said.

The so-called supporter was facing a ban from watching his team following the incident at Queens Park Rangers’s Loftus Road ground during Boro’s 0-3 ...

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Hospital cleaning should be in public hands, Baroness Chakrabarti says

Vital services such as hospital cleaning should be run by public servants and ministers must take responsibility when things go wrong, the shadow attorney general has said.

Baroness Chakrabarti said it was “all very well” for Theresa May to say huge fines will be imposed on ...

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In Pictures: Weather fails to dampen spirits of royals at church service

Princess Beatrice (left), Princess Eugenie and their father the Duke of York, following the service at St Lawrence Church, Castle Rising, Norfolk (Joe Giddens/PA) The Duke of Edinburgh after attending the service (Joe Giddens/PA) The Queen was all smiles despite the downpour (Joe Giddens/PA) ...

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Protesters take to Downing Street to voice sexual harassment concerns

Protesters supporting the #TimesUp campaign to end sexual harassment have taken part in a demonstration outside Downing Street.

Hundreds of people carrying signs chanted “Time’s up” after hearing speeches from figures including the great-granddaughter of suffragette Emmeline ...

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Grigor Dimitrov sets up Kyle Edmund clash with Nick Kyrgios win

Grigor Dimitrov came out on top of a fierce struggle against Nick Kyrgios to set up a clash with Kyle Edmund in the Australian Open quarter-finals.

The most hotly anticipated match of the men’s tournament so far lived up to its billing, and Dimitrov won three tie-breaks to clinch ...

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IFAB expected to vote on recommendation to roll out VARs across world football

The roll-out of video assistant referees (VARs) throughout professional football will move one step closer on Monday when the game’s law-makers meet in Zurich.

The International Football Association Board (IFAB) is holding its annual business meeting and the use of video replays ...

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Kyle Edmund not content with quarter-finals

Kyle Edmund reached his first grand slam quarter-final at the Australian Open and believes he can go all the way.

The 23-year-old produced another fine display to enhance his burgeoning reputation, hitting 63 winners and 25 aces in a 6-7 (4/7) 7-5 6-2 6-3 victory over Italian ...

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Stoke boss Paul Lambert: Xherdan Shaqiri is going to be big player for us

Xherdan Shaqiri is pivotal to Stoke’s Premier League survival hopes, according to boss Paul Lambert.

The Switzerland playmaker caught the eye on Saturday as Stoke defeated Huddersfield 2-0 at the bet365 Stadium to climb out of the relegation zone in Lambert’s first game as ...

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Brilliant Buttler fires England to ‘best performance’ under Morgan

Eoin Morgan hailed Jos Buttler’s role in the series-clinching victory over Australia and declared England’s performance the best of his captaincy.

Buttler was the star attraction with a middle-order masterclass of 100 not out in 83 balls but Morgan was delighted with the entire ...

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Tommy Fleetwood triumphs again in Abu Dhabi

Tommy Fleetwood retained the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship title with a final round 65 giving him a two-shot victory over Ross Fisher.

Fleetwood produced a sensational back nine, making six birdies to come home in 30 shots.

The European number one had started the day two ...

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Sanchez posts jet video as move to Manchester United draws closer

Alexis Sanchez’s move to Manchester United is inching closer after the Chilean posted video on Instagram of him boarding a private jet.

The 29-year-old forward is widely expected to complete his move to the Red Devils on Monday, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan heading in the opposite ...

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CLASSIC VINYL: blending folk music with quintessentially English tunes

Unhalfbricking by Fairport Convention released on Island Records, 1969, value: first pressing, pink label £250; second pressing £100

A BAND often referred to as the unchallenged inventors and kings of folk rock, since their formation in 1967, have struggled through tragedy and ...

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Petition organised to oppose closure of town centre disabled bays

FRUSTRATED Kendal residents have started a petition to oppose the moving of disabled parking bays in the town centre.

Cumbria County Council's South Lakeland area committee approved a six-month trial in November to remove the blue badge parking bays on Market Square and Finkle ...

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In Pictures: Women across US march on first anniversary of Trump inauguration

Thousands of women across the US marched on Saturday to protest against government policies on immigration, abortion, LGBT rights, women’s rights and more.

US President Donald Trump said it was a “perfect day” for the demonstrations, which marked the first anniversary of his ...

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John McDonnell refuses to apologise in ‘lynching’ row

John McDonnell has again refused to say sorry after repeating comments calling for Cabinet minister Ether McVey to be lynched.

The shadow chancellor has always insisted he was quoting other people, so he has nothing to apologise for.

But after a recording of the comments ...

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Jordan urges Pence to ‘rebuild trust’ after Jerusalem move

Jordan’s king has appealed to US Vice President Mike Pence to “rebuild trust and confidence” in the possibility of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The call follows the fallout from the Trump administration’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as ...

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In Pictures: Weekend fun in the snow as temperatures plunge

Alfie Astwood sledging in the snow near Reeth (Danny Lawson/PA) A cross-country skier in snowy conditions near Buttertubs Pass in the Yorkshire Dales National Park (Danny Lawson/PA) Isobella Bellamy sledges near Newby Head Farm in the Yorkshire Dales National Park (Danny Lawson) Lucy Walls ...

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Sanchez wages could create problems at Manchester United, warns Steve McClaren

Steve McClaren has warned Alexis Sanchez’s wages could create dressing-room disharmony at Manchester United.

Sanchez is expected to complete his move to Old Trafford from Arsenal on Monday, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving in the opposite direction.

The 29-year-old Chile ...

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Eden Hazard wants more of the same after scintillating Chelsea display

Eden Hazard has urged Chelsea to replicate their “brilliant” display at Brighton over the rest of the season.

The Blues shrugged off a lengthy injury and suspension list to thump their hosts 4-0 with two goals from Hazard, one from Willian and a late fourth from Victor Moses. ...

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Who will replace Marco Silva as Watford boss?

Watford are looking for their 10th manager in seven years following the sacking of Marco Silva on Sunday.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at possible candidates to take on the role.

Javi Gracia

Javi Gracia will be the new manager of @WatfordFC. From ...

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