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Ulster Rugby to continue ban of news journalists at pre-match press conferences

Ulster Rugby is maintaining a ban on news reporters attending pre-match press conferences following the sacking of rape acquitted stars Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding.

Tuesday’s event, which is traditionally open to all media, is again set to be confined to rugby writers as the ...

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Mike Pompeo nomination for secretary of state narrowly clears panel

Mike Pompeo, US president Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, has avoided a rare rebuke as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly recommended him.

But the vote served as a warning shot to the White House as nominees to lead the CIA and Veterans Affairs (VA) are ...

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George HW Bush taken to hospital with blood infection

Former president George HW Bush has been taken to hospital in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife Barbara, a spokesman said.

Jim McGrath said on Twitter that the 93-year-old Bush is “responding to treatments and appears to be recovering”. He ...

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Millicent Fawcett statue to be unveiled in Parliament Square

The first statue of a woman in Parliament Square is to be unveiled, two years after the campaign to get female representation outside the Palace of Westminster first began.

Millicent Fawcett, the suffragist who fought for women’s right to vote in the early 20th century, will join ...

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Baby makes five: William and Kate settle into life at home with new son

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are settling into life as a family of five after bringing their new baby son home from hospital.

William and Kate have retreated to the sanctuary of Kensington Palace after introducing their third child to the world on the steps of the exclusive ...

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Nine dead and 16 injured after van hits pedestrians in Toronto

A rented van mounted a crowded Toronto pavement, killing nine people and injuring 16 before the driver fled and was quickly arrested in a confrontation with police, Canadian authorities have said.

Witnesses said the driver was moving fast and appeared to be acting deliberately, but ...

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What the papers say – April 24

The royal arrival makes headlines and leads several of Tuesday’s papers, along with the continuing Windrush row.

Images of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, with Kate cradling the young prince in her arms, feature on nearly all the front pages.

The Sun says the prince ...

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Ulster Rugby to contine ban of news journalists at pre-match press conferences

Ulster Rugby is maintaining a ban on news reporters attending pre-match press conferences following the sacking of rape acquitted stars Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding.

Tuesday’s event, which is traditionally open to all media, is again set to be confined to rugby writers as the ...

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George HW Bush take to hospital with blood infection

Former president George HW Bush has been taken to hospital in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife Barbara, a spokesman said.

Jim McGrath said on Twitter that the 93-year-old Bush is “responding to treatments and appears to be recovering”. He ...

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Alfie’s parents lose last-ditch court appeal in fight for treatment

A High Court judge has dismissed a “last-ditch appeal” by the parents of Alfie Evans – the 23-month-old boy who has been at the centre of a life-support treatment fight.

Mr Justice Hayden had said doctors at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool could stop providing ...

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Ball is in Britain’s court over next steps in Brexit talks – Brussels

Britain must give Brussels a clear Brexit blueprint to allow negotiations to move forward, according to the European Union chief leading the exit talks.

All those involved “know where the EU stands” but “more clarity” is still needed from the UK, Michel Barnier said.

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Ball is in Britain’s court over next steps in Brexit talks – Brussels

Britain must give Brussels a clear Brexit blueprint to allow negotiations to move forward, according to the European Union chief leading the exit talks.

All those involved “know where the EU stands” but “more clarity” is still needed from the UK, Michel Barnier said.

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Nine dead after van hits pedestrians in Toronto

Nine people are dead and 16 injured after a van struck pedestrians in Toronto, police have said.

Officers said the driver is in custody after the van apparently mounted the pavement in the north-central part of the Canadian city.

Deputy Police Chief Peter Yuen could not ...

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Sam Allardyce wants to move on from Everton fans’ survey

Sam Allardyce felt his players delivered the ideal response to the furore caused by Everton’s survey asking fans to rate their manager as they beat Newcastle 1-0.

In the first contest since the Toffees quizzed their own supporters over Allardyce last week, Theo Walcott struck a ...

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Google parent firm Alphabet reports strong financial results

Google’s parent company Alphabet has reported a more than 20% increase in revenue in the company’s latest financial results.

The technology giant’s newly released quarterly figures show a revenue rise of 31.1 billion dollars (£22.3bn), up 26% on the same period last year. ...

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Ball is in Britain’s court over next steps in Brexit talks – Brussels

Britain must give Brussels a clear Brexit blueprint to allow negotiations to move forward, according to the European Union chief leading the exit talks.

All those involved “know where the EU stands” but “more clarity” is still needed from the UK, Michel Barnier said.

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Nine dead after van hits pedestrians in Toronto

Nine people are dead and 16 injured after a van struck pedestrians in Toronto, police have said.

Officers said the driver is in custody after the van apparently mounted the pavement in the north-central part of the Canadian city.

Deputy Police Chief Peter Yuen could not ...

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Alfie’s parents lose last-ditch court appeal in fight for treatment

A High Court judge has dismissed a “last-ditch appeal” by the parents of Alfie Evans – the 23-month-old boy who has been at the centre of a life-support treatment fight.

Mr Justice Hayden had said doctors at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool could stop providing ...

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Bardhi brace in Bilbao moves Levante closer to LaLiga safety

Enis Bardhi scored from two free-kicks in three minutes to drag Levante to the brink of LaLiga safety with a 3-1 win at Athletic Bilbao.

The Macedonia midfielder’s brace secured a vital away victory, creating a nine-point cushion over third-bottom Deportivo La Coruna with four ...

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Hellas Verona edge closer to drop after defeat against Genoa

Genoa nudged Hellas Verona ever close to the relegation trapdoor by winning 3-1 at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.

Hellas, who responded to Iuri Medeiros’ early strike with a penalty from Romulo only for Rossoblu substitutes Daniel Bessa and Goran Pandev to score at the death, remain ...

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Walcott goal lifts Everton to eighth in the Premier League

Theo Walcott’s second-half winner against Newcastle moved Everton up to eighth – their highest position in the Premier League table since August.

In the first match since Everton fans were asked by their club to rate manager Sam Allardyce out of 10, Walcott’s strike six ...

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