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Trio admit Owen Jones attack but deny homophobic motive

Image caption Owen Jones was leaving a pub in north London when a group of men assaulted him Three men have admitted being involved in an attack on Guardian columnist Owen Jones but denied it was motivated by homophobia. The journalist was celebrating his birthday at the Lexington pub...

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‘Tube saviour’ hopes her story can inspire others

Image copyright Asma Shuweikh Image caption Asma Shuweikh said she hopes her story can inspire others to “come together” A woman who was praised for intervening to stop anti-Semitic abuse said she hopes her story can inspire others. Asma Shuweikh, was reunited with the father of the family that...

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Jose Mourinho: Tottenham’s new manager says he will bring passion and happiness

Mourinho took training for the first time on Wednesday New Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has promised to bring “passion” and “happiness” to the club. The Portuguese, 56, was appointed on Wednesday morning, following the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday night. Former Chelsea and Manchester United boss Mourinho praised...

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‘Startled pig’ hinders water pipe repairs and causes train disruption

Image copyright Thames Water Image caption The valve to cut the water was in a field which Pickle the pig called home A “startled pig” confronted engineers as they repaired a burst water main in London, before it was coaxed away with a bag of crisps. The pipe burst...

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Saracens have ‘put rugby union in a dangerous place’, says ex-England captain Chris Robshaw

Chris Robshaw (right) and his Harlequins side finished fifth in the Premiership table last season, 22 points behind Saracens in second spot Saracens have put rugby union “in a very dangerous place” after they were found to breach salary cap rules, says ex-England captain Chris Robshaw. The Premiership champions...

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Sophie Bennett death: Clinician jailed for not giving evidence

Image copyright INQUEST Image caption Sophie Bennett, 19, had been cared for at Lancaster Lodge due to her complex needs A care home clinician has been jailed for failing to cooperate with an inquest into the death of a mentally ill teenager, in a legal first. Sophie Bennett, 19,...

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Michael Neser: Surrey sign Australia seamer for first half of 2020 season

Michael Neser played two ODIs for Australia against England in 2018 Australia seamer Michael Neser will join Surrey for the first half of the 2020 County Championship campaign. The 29-year-old was part of the Ashes squad in the summer but did not feature and is yet to make his...

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Tafida Raqeeb: Brain-damaged girl arrives in Italy

Image copyright Press Association Image caption Mohammed Raqeeb and Shelina Begum (centre) were given an official welcome outside Gaslini paediatric hospital A brain-damaged girl has arrived in Italy after her parents won a High Court battle to take her abroad for treatment. Five-year-old Tafida Raqeeb had been on life...

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Emma Mitchell: Arsenal defender opens up on mental health

‘I’m making room for my feelings here’ – Emma Mitchell As Arsenal’s players popped the champagne corks in celebration after clinching the Women’s Super League title in April, the tears in Emma Mitchell’s eyes were not tears of joy. While the bubbly was flowing in the away dressing room...

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