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Debutant Edinson Cavani comes close but United and Chelsea draw a blank

Edinson Cavani nearly scored with his first touch for Manchester United as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men fought out a goalless draw with Chelsea in the pouring rain.

Having lost this season’s previous Premier League home matches to Crystal Palace and Tottenham in chastening ...

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Zinedine Zidane savours Clasico triumph as Ronald Koeman rues VAR penalty call

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane reflected on a “perfect” victory after his side won El Clasico 3-1 at the Nou Camp – leaving Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman fuming again at VAR.

Both sides were out to respond on the back of shock defeats last weekend, which was ...

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Exeter are double winners after edging out battling Wasps at Twickenham

Exeter joined the ranks of English double winners after digging deep to end Wasps’ courageous resistance in treacherous conditions at Twickenham.

A week after edging Racing 92 to claim their first European title, the Chiefs emerged 19-13 winners from the Gallagher Premiership final ...

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Great deeds, memorable goals and big announcements – Saturday’s sporting social

Sports stars and clubs across the world continue to provide an insight into their lives on social media.

Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the best examples from October 24.

VVV-Venlo had a day to forget.

87. We hebben een record te pakken… #VVVAJA | 0-13 ...

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'Period property' is the most expensive house currently listed on the market in Ulverston

DESCRIBED as an 'ideal family home', Rightmove have revealed which is the most expensive property in Ulverston currently on the market.

Based on The Drive, 0.1 miles from Ulverston Station, this period property has been listed on and asking for ...

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Police concerned for welfare of missing teen from Endmoor

POLICE are searching for a missing 15-year-old named Sophie Hargreaves from Endmoor.

Sophie went missing from home yesterday (23 Oct) and it is believed she was in the High Bentham area of North Yorkshire yesterday evening.

She is described as white, of slight build and ...

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Murder suspect in hospital after woman’s body found at beauty spot

Police have arrested a 23-year-old man, who is in hospital with serious injuries, on suspicion of the murder of a woman whose body was discovered at a National Trust estate.

Thames Valley Police found the body in woodland on the Watlington Hill estate, Oxfordshire, just before 6pm on ...

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Lucky number 13 for Ajax at VVV-Venlo as Real Madrid celebrate El Clasico win

Ajax set a new Eredivisie record with a 13-0 away win at 10-man VVV-Venlo while Real Madrid claimed a 3-1 victory in El Clasico against Barcelona at an empty Nou Camp.

Lassina Traore scored five goals as Ajax shrugged off their midweek Champions League defeat by Liverpool to move back top ...

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Ireland camp ‘gutted’ as Garry Ringrose suffers broken jaw during Italy victory

Garry Ringrose has suffered a broken jaw and will be sidelined for up to six weeks.

The Ireland centre trudged out of the first half of Saturday’s 50-17 Six Nations win over Italy, initially failing a head injury assessment.

But after the seven-try victory, Ireland head coach ...

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Leeds match £25,000 pledged by players to Marcus Rashford’s campaign

Leeds have announced they will match the £25,000 donation pledged by the club’s playing squad in support of Marcus Rashford’s campaign for free school meals.

Hours after Leeds captain Liam Cooper revealed the players’ donation on Twitter, the club said they would ...

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In Pictures: The reopening of Pooley Bridge

Good news as the new Pooley Bridge has finally opened after the previous stone structure was destroyed in 2015 during storm Desmond.

The UK’s first stainless steel road bridge, open to traffic and pedestrians, was officially opened yesterday over the River Eamont.


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Police make arrests at anti-lockdown protest in central London

Police have made a series of arrests at an anti-lockdown protest as large crowds gathered in central London.

Demonstrators made their way through the city with banners and placards, calling for “freedom” and an end to Covid-19 restrictions.

Police were deployed outside ...

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Mr Bojangles songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker dies aged 78

Jerry Jeff Walker, a Texas country singer and songwriter who wrote the pop song Mr Bojangles, has died aged 78.

Walker died on Friday of cancer, family spokesman John T Davis told The Associated Press.

“He had battled throat cancer for many years, and some other health ...

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Lewis Hamilton pips Valtteri Bottas to Portuguese pole position

Lewis Hamilton tamed the Portimao roller coaster to start his bid to become Formula One’s most victorious driver from pole position in Sunday’s Portuguese Grand Prix.

After drawing level with Michael Schumacher’s all-time tally in Germany a fortnight ago, Hamilton stands ...

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Ireland hammer Italy to keep Six Nations title hopes intact

Ireland breezed past callow Italy 50-17 to tee up a tilt at a fourth Six Nations crown in seven years.

Hugo Keenan bagged a debut brace, with fellow newcomer Will Connors also on the score sheet.

CJ Stander, Johnny Sexton, Bundee Aki and Dave Heffernan all crossed too, with Edoardo ...

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Scott Parker determined to turn things around at Fulham

Fulham boss Scott Parker has vowed to give it his all to turn around his side’s dismal start to the season.

The Cottagers suffered a fifth defeat from six Premier League games as they went down 2-1 to Crystal Palace at Craven Cottage.

Parker’s men were in control of the ...

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Tim Wellens sprints to stage five win in Vuelta as Primoz Roglic remains in red

Tim Wellens edged a three-rider sprint to claim victory on stage five of the Vuelta a Espana in Sabinanigo as Primoz Roglic remained in the red jersey.

The Belgian racer held off the challenge of Guillaume Martin (Cofidis Solutions Credits) and Thyman Arensman (Team Sunweb) to take the win ...

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Tim Farron prepares for Langdale half marathon

MP Tim Farron has been preparing for tomorrow's Great Langdale half marathon, which he is running to raise funds for St John's Hospice.

While he was in London this week the Westmorland and Lonsdale MP ventured near London Zoo for a rather interesting practice run.

"It ...

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Reminder: The clocks go back an hour tonight

READERS are reminded that clocks are due to go back by an hour at 2am on Sunday morning.

The clocks are put back every year heading into winter as part of Daylight Savings Time (DST) to allow people to start and finish their working day an hour earlier and give them an extra hour of ...

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Big gains on farm deer productivity in uplands

ON tough moorland edge pastures above 1,000 ft (310m), it would be easy to think that raising productivity is only for the lowlands. But based on results at Vale House Farm in the North Pennines, that would be mistaken.

On 93 hectares (230ac) at 1,300ft near Richmond, farm manager ...

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Ambitious young Cumbrian Holstein breeder wins prestigious Louise Hartley Award

A TALENTED and ambitious young Holstein breeder has been chosen to receive a prestigious award.

Jonny Woodhouse, of Stubb House Farm, Millom has been announced as the winner of the Louise Hartley Award, launched in 2017.

The winner of the award is a Holstein Young Breeder ...

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