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Cricket World Cup matchday 20: England out to avoid an upset

Old Trafford will play host to the World Cup’s biggest mismatch, on paper at least, with hosts and world number ones England taking on an Afghanistan side who sit 10th in the rankings.

Little that has happened since the tournament began points towards an upset, with England boasting ...

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Fashionistas under starter’s orders as Royal Ascot gets under way

The Queen will join thousands of racegoers for the start of Royal Ascot – a firm fixture in the royal calendar.

The event is regularly attended by the Queen who is a keen horse owner and passionate breeder of thoroughbreds, with more than 20 Royal Ascot winners.

A carriage ...

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Man to appear in court charged with throwing milkshake at Nigel Farage

A man who threw a milkshake at Nigel Farage during a city centre walkabout is due to appear in court facing charges of common assault and criminal damage.

The politician’s suit was left covered with the banana and salted caramel Five Guys drink during an event in Newcastle ahead of ...

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Ex-BHS owner Dominic Chappell faces court over tax evasion charges

Former BHS owner Dominic Chappell is to appear in court on Tuesday accused of tax evasion and buying two yachts to launder money.

The businessman, 52, was thrown into the spotlight in 2015 by his £1 purchase of BHS from retail tycoon Sir Philip Green, just over a year before it ...

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Philip Hammond ‘prepared to resign’ over Theresa May’s legacy spending plans

Chancellor Philip Hammond is prepared to resign over Theresa May’s plans to spend billions of pounds on projects to shore up her legacy, it is understood.

Senior Government sources have told the Press Association that tensions between Treasury and Number 10 officials have reached ...

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Tory leadership rivals face second round of votes as Johnson heads for TV debate

The battle for the Tory crown is revving up with a fresh round of voting in the leadership stakes as Boris Johnson is due to break cover and take part in TV debates.

Tory MPs will vote in the second bout of the contest to select Britain’s next prime minister on Tuesday ahead of a ...

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What are the next steps in the Tory leadership race?

It is the start of a crunch week in the Tory leadership contest.

By Thursday we will know the final two candidates left in the race to become the UK’s next prime minister.

Here are some of the key dates coming up:

– Tuesday June 18 – Second ballot. Candidates ...

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Four wounded as shots fired at victory parade for NBA champions

Four people have been shot and wounded as a victory rally for NBA title winners the Toronto Raptors turned into a stampede.

Police said there were two arrests, but none of the injuries were life-threatening.

Droves of Raptors fans ran from the shooting as City Hall square was packed ...

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Outlander star Sam Heughan to receive honorary degree

Outlander star Sam Heughan is to receive an honorary degree from the University of Stirling in recognition of his acting and charitable work.

Lilian Thuram, France’s most capped footballer, and double Bafta award-winning director Hamish Hamilton are also among those who will be ...

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Sick absence rates among council staff ‘at their highest since 1990’

Sick absence rates among council staff were at their highest since 1990, the local government auditor for Northern Ireland said.

An average of 15 days were lost per employee during 2017-18.

Heavy reliance by some local authorities on agency workers increased the bill for temporary ...

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Hostile Windrush environment ‘can be traced back to post-WW2 governments’
The hostile environment which created the Windrush scandal was 70 years in the making – and may even be traced back to the attitudes of both the Labour and Conservative governments after the Second World War, according to a new documentary. ...
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Consultation on Heathrow Airport expansion launched

Heathrow Airport is urging people to take part in a consultation about its expansion as bosses reveal their “preferred masterplan”.

The expansion of the west London hub, which involves plans to open a third runway by 2026, has been debated for many years.

A 12-week ...

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Troubled jail makes progress to stop ‘overt’ drug use, inspectors find

A review of standards at Birmingham’s Winson Green prison has questioned an “inexplicable” failure to secure funding for scanners to prevent drugs being smuggled into the jail.

A progress report published on Tuesday, following a three-day inspectors’ visit to HMP ...

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Manchester United fans top list of football-related arrests involving racism
Manchester United supporters have been involved in more football-related arrests where racism was an aggravating factor or a feature than any other club in England in the four seasons up to 2017-18, data from the Home Office shows. ...
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Arrests made as climate change campaigners bring protests to Edinburgh

Several people have been arrested after climate change campaigners blocked a main route in the centre of Edinburgh.

The action on Lothian Road began at around 4pm on Monday and lasted for around six hours, the campaign group Extinction Rebellion Scotland said.

Some protesters were ...

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Boy survives having his face impaled by 10in knife

A 15-year-old Kansas boy got a large knife embedded in his face, and doctors say he is extremely lucky.

Jimmy Russell said her son, Eli Gregg, was playing on Thursday evening outside their home in Redfield, about 90 miles south of Kansas City, when she heard him scream. She found him with ...

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Elon Musk says he has deleted Twitter account

Elon Musk abruptly announced he is closing the popular Twitter account that has repeatedly landed him in legal trouble, but then proceeded to keep it open long after he said he had deleted it.

The mixed messaging began to unfold on Sunday when the Tesla chief executive changed his Twitter ...

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Two wounded as shots fired at victory parade for NBA champions

Police in Canada say two people have been shot and wounded at a massive victory rally for NBA champions the Toronto Raptors.

Two people have been arrested.

Prime minister Justin Trudeau, Toronto’s mayor and the Raptors players remained on stage while the ceremony was briefly ...

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US releases photos to bolster claim Iran attacked tankers

The Pentagon has released new photos it says show that members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard were responsible for attacks last week on two oil tankers near the Persian Gulf.

The military said the photos taken from a Navy helicopter show Iranian forces removing an unexploded mine from ...

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Thomas says Froome’s crash could have been a lot worse

Chris Froome’s team-mate Geraint Thomas believes the injuries the four-time Tour de France champion suffered in a horrific crash last week could have been “a hell of a lot worse”.

Froome suffered extensive injuries when his bike hit a wall at almost 35mph last Wednesday ...

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Martinez says Lukaku move would be good for the striker and Manchester United

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez believes “it is clear” that Romelu Lukaku has to leave Manchester United this summer.

The 26-year-old endured a difficult second season at Old Trafford and has been linked with a move away.

The likes of Inter Milan have been reportedly ...

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