Windsor Observer

Andy Murray ready for return in Dubai despite bout of shingles

Andy Murray insists he is “fit and raring to go” at the Dubai Tennis Championships having overcome a bout of shingles during a five-week lay-off.

The world number one has not played since a shock fourth-round exit to Mischa Zverev in the fourth round of the Australian Open, and ...

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England coach Eddie Jones calls on World Rugby to act over breakdown tactics

Eddie Jones expects World Rugby to revise the laws that enabled Italy to frustrate England with unusual breakdown tactics described by George Ford as having the potential to “kill the game”.

In a ploy devised by defence coach Brendan Venter, no player was committed after a ...

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Injured Barry Geraghty to miss Cheltenham Festival after Kempton fall

Top jockey Barry Geraghty has been ruled out of the Cheltenham Festival after suffering a collapsed lung and six broken ribs in a fall at Kempton Park on Saturday.

The rider was taken to hospital for further examination following a spill from the Nicky Henderson-trained Charli Parcs in the ...

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Jeremy Corbyn promises ‘credible’ policies in bid to revive Labour’s fortunes

Jeremy Corbyn has promised to bring forward “very coherent”, “credible” and “solid” policies that will help revive Labour’s fortunes following its humiliating Copeland by-election defeat.

The Labour leader appeared to reject suggestions his ...

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Claims MP Lewis registered websites in preparation for Labour leader bid denied

Claims that Clive Lewis registered website addresses in apparent preparation for a Labour leadership bid have been denied by a source close to the MP.

It comes after the Huffington Post UK said four domain names which appeared to support Mr Lewis for Labour leader were registered on June ...

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Leicester v Liverpool talking points

Leicester play their first match since the sacking of boss Claudio Ranieri as they host Liverpool in the Premier League on Monday.

The Foxes, in action four days on from the man who oversaw last season’s remarkable surge to the title being dismissed, have slipped to 18th in the ...

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Ibrahimovic winner gives Manchester United EFL Cup glory against Southampton

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s late header secured Manchester United the first major trophy of the Jose Mourinho era, breaking Southampton hearts at the end of a thrilling EFL Cup final.

Wembley bore witness to a superb encounter as expectant United faced a Saints side looking to win just the ...

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Sam Billings pushing for improvement as England opening spot remains precarious

Sam Billings’ hold on his unaccustomed opener’s berth for England remains precarious.

There is a sense that the Kent batsman can barely afford to slip up even once, with the record-breaking Alex Hales due to fly out to join England’s tour of West Indies before the first ...

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Key May aide hits back after criticism over disability benefits comments

A key Theresa May aide has hit back after being criticised for saying certain disability benefits should go to the “really disabled” rather than anxiety sufferers, revealing he struggled with the condition as a child.

George Freeman faced Labour calls to apologise and criticism ...

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Business rates a ‘ticking time bomb’ for small companies, Labour says

Business rates are a “ticking time bomb” for small companies and the Government should offer emergency transitional relief for firms facing “cliff edge” increases, Labour has said.

Following pressure from business groups, the media and some Tory MPs, Communities ...

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Marc Albrighton ‘angry and upset’ at reports he was involved in Ranieri’s exit

Leicester winger Marc Albrighton has denied he had any part in Claudio Ranieri’s sacking and has been left “very angry and upset” over the speculation.

The 65-year-old Italian was dismissed on Thursday evening, just nine months after winning a shock Premier League title ...

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England survive scare to down battling Italy and keep Six Nations bid on course

England avoided the biggest upset in RBS 6 Nations history by beating Italy 36-15 at Twickenham for a 17th successive Test win.

Italy led 10-5 at half-time – for only the second time against England – but tries from Danny Care and Elliot Daly turned the momentum in the hosts’ ...

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Welsh rugby star Elli Norkett killed in car crash at age 20

The family of a Welsh rugby international killed in a car crash have paid tribute to her as “loved and valued by many”.

Elli Norkett, 20, sustained fatal injuries in the collision in Neath Port Talbot, south Wales, at 7.40pm on Saturday.

Miss Norkett, from Llandarcy, ...

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Suspect named after truck hits crowd at New Orleans Mardi Gras parade

Authorities have identified the man who allegedly ploughed into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans while intoxicated.

The New Orleans police department issued a statement identifying the man as 25-year-old Neilson Rizzuto.

Online jail records showed Rizzuto was ...

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No 10 policy unit chief criticised after defending disability benefit changes

The head of Theresa May’s policy unit has been urged to apologise and was accused of dragging the Tories into “the gutter” after defending changes to disability benefits.

George Freeman suggested personal independence payments (PIP) should go to “the really disabled ...

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Henderson: Having Sexton and Jackson in ranks is fantastic for Ireland

Johnny Sexton and Paddy Jackson have been backed to form a playmaking duo capable of guiding Ireland to an RBS 6 Nations title decider with England.

Ireland lock Iain Henderson has tipped fly-halves Sexton and Jackson to dovetail to clinical effect in the clash against Wales in Cardiff on ...

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Sam Warburton: Wales now left playing for pride after Scotland defeat

Sam Warburton has conceded that Wales’ RBS 6 Nations title hopes are effectively over following their crushing 29-13 defeat against Scotland at Murrayfield.

Scotland’s first win in the fixture since 2007 – and their biggest victory over Wales for 24 years – means ...

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Gavin Henson kicks relegation-battling Bristol to shock win over Bath

Gavin Henson kicked all of his side’s points as Bristol recorded a shock 12-11 derby win over Bath at Ashton Gate to give them a huge boost in their battle against relegation.

Bristol still prop up the Aviva Premiership table after the win but they are now only two points behind ...

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Wind, ice and snow for parts of UK as Storm Ewan hits Ireland

High winds, icy conditions and snow are predicted to hit parts of the UK as Storm Ewan sweeps across Ireland.

Temperatures could drop below freezing overnight, with gusts of up to 60mph expected in the north-west before the official start of spring on Wednesday.

Up to 2cm of snow is ...

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Aliens actor Bill Paxton dies aged 61 after complications from surgery

Actor Bill Paxton has died after complications following surgery.

The 61-year-old, who starred in Twister, True Lies and Aliens, died on Saturday.

RIP Bill Paxton. He was a kind man and a true gentlemen. His light will be missed in this world.

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Windsor firefighters to take councillors for ride amid speed bump controversy

TWO Royal Borough officers are going for a ride with Windsor’s firefighters to experience for themselves what it is like to manoeuvre a fire engine full of water over an endless line of road humps.

The Royal Borough’s lead member for highways, Cllr Phill Bicknell, has become ...

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