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Manchester United ready to submit final offer for Jadon Sancho
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Ella Eyre opens up about ex boyfriend who ‘struggled’ with her having more money
'I think we've all become accustomed to the man being the breadwinner.'
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‘There is a fear that this will eradicate dwarfism’: the controversy over a new growth drug
A new treatment could help children with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism, grow taller and avoid health problems in later life. But there are concerns about whether this is ethicalSamuel Gray is very brave about his daily injections. At six-and-a-half, confident and happy, he was a boy who knew his own mind and made a big decision about his future. His parents had asked him if he wanted to take part in a clinical trial for a drug that could improve some of the conditions associated with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism, with which Samuel was born. It would also, the researchers believed, increase his height. “Maybe children don’t know the bigger picture, but they know deep within themselves whether they want to do something or not,” says his mother, Kristina Gray, “and we would never force Samuel to do anything that he didn’t want to do.” She says she is proud of him for taking part, and that for their family it has always been about “the bigger picture, because we never knew if Samuel would benefit, but in the long run, maybe his children or grandchildren will”.Samuel is now nine and has grown about 50% faster than would be expected of a child of his age with achondroplasia. He has no problem with tasks such as getting dressed by himself or washing his hair, which children with achondroplasia can find difficult because of their shortened arms, has more stamina and can walk for longer periods. “He doesn’t need any help from us. He is like any other child,” says Gray. She acknowledges that she does not know how much of that is due to the drug, given as a daily injection in the evening, but she suspects it has had an effect. Samuel’s legs are straighter – people with achondroplasia tend to have bowed legs, which can make walking difficult or painful, and may require surgery. “Samuel doesn’t; his legs are straight. Hopefully, lots of children will benefit from this. Some of the challenges that these children go through physically – the multiple operations they may have to have – if this puts an end to that, I think it’s incredible,” says Gray. Continue reading...
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Public Enemy's Chuck D: 'Trump is a half-baked celebrity real estate hypocrite'
As Fight the Power is reworked for the age of Black Lives Matter, rap’s elder statesman gives his message for the US election – and explains the ‘hoax’ firing of Flavor FlavIt is 1989 and racial tensions in the US are simmering. Public Enemy have just released Fight the Power on Def Jam, with a video featuring a massive political rally, the Young People’s March to End Racial Violence. Fast-forward 31 years and Public Enemy are back on Def Jam and Fight the Power, immortalised in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing, has been reworked in response to the Black Lives Matter protests that spread across the US and beyond. The intervening years have seen all the hope surrounding Barack Obama, the US’s first black president, being replaced by the fear and divisiveness caused by Donald Trump. So it is unsurprising that Chuck D is finding it hard to see progress. In his distinctive baritone, Public Enemy’s leader and founder says Black Lives Matter “has made a difference – but you know, it’s a marathon, it’s not the 60-metre dash. To work on systemic racism and all those other ills, man, it is a long hike and you got to continually go at it. It’s a constant counterattack.” Continue reading...
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The 10 best high street pieces for working from home – in pictures
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When comfort reading won't cut it: books to restore hope in humanity
From Man’s Search for Meaning to a celebration of life in the face of death, Cathy Rentzenbrink picks the books that confirm her faith in peoplThe most hopeful thing about books is that they exist. Is it not a miracle to look at a shelf and see the vast range of human experience laid out before us? How remarkable that someone picked up a quill or a typewriter or a laptop and set about distilling their thoughts and ideas into such a perfect delivery mechanism. Every first page functions as the wardrobe door that will open up and show me a new Narnia.There are periods when I’m not up to the journey, when hope is too much to ask for and I am only fit for rereading Georgette Heyer in the bath or cowering under the covers with PG Wodehouse or Nancy Mitford on audio. But the comfort reading does comfort, and then I am ready to re-engage, to explore, to look for something new. Continue reading...
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Confidence in UK's global role plunges after Brexit, poll finds
Belief that Britain is force for good in world is down 10 points from April 2019 in UKBelief that Britain is a force for good in the world has plunged in the last 18 months, a national poll has found, with under half of the UK now convinced of the country’s positive impact.As negotiations on the UK’s future relationship enter a key week in Brussels and with the country set to leave the EU’s single market and customs union at the end of the year, a poll by Ipsos Mori suggests there is a lack of confidence in Britain’s global role. Continue reading...
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Case to extradite Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou to US resumes
Telecoms group to claim abuse of process, saying US government has provided partial evidenceThe legal battle between Washington and Huawei resumes this week when a Canada-based senior executive at the Chinese state-backed telecommunications firm reappears in a Vancouver court on Monday claiming the effort to extradite her to the US should be thrown out.Huawei will claim an abuse of process, arguing the US government has provided Canadian authorities with partial and misleading evidence in an effort to show finance officer Meng Wanzhou tried to circumvent US sanctions on Iran 10 years ago. Continue reading...
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'My business may not survive': wedding suppliers despair at Covid restrictions
Sector workers appeal to government for clarity and support after losing an entire year’s earnings Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWedding coordinator Nina Beer started 2020 with 63 weddings in her diary. Of those, she has been able to do just one. Most of her brides postponed to next year, but if they do not go ahead she faces a second year with no income. “I’m slowly having to come to the realisation that my business may not survive,” she says. She is one of 400,000 workers in the UK’s wedding industry, which contributes £14.7bn to the economy and feeds into a plethora of sectors including retail, travel and tourism, and the creative industries. Suppliers earn most of their revenue during the wedding season between May and October, which sees them through the quiet colder months. Continue reading...
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‘Like the English civil war’: Covid crisis inflames neighbour disputes
Professional mediators report a surge in requests for help as community tensions boil over Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA couple are having raucous parties in flagrant breach of the “rule of six”. An elderly woman with symptoms faces the fury of other residents by touching a communal door. A music teacher is imposing her students’ discordant notes on the flat downstairs. And a small child following an exercise routine has prompted a neighbour to declare: “I want to kill Joe Wicks.”Over six months of the coronavirus crisis, community relations have been strained to the point that one concerned retiree in the south-west told the Guardian: “It’s like the English civil war.” Continue reading...
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Since reunification, Germany has had its best 30 years. The next 30 will be harder | Timothy Garton Ash
The EU is in the country’s DNA. But global threats mean a strong transatlantic western alliance has never been more vitalHappy birthday, Germany: 30 years old on 3 October, the anniversary of German unification in 1990. But hang on a minute, isn’t Germany 71? Counting, that is, from the foundation of the Federal Republic in 1949. Or 149, if we go back to the first unification of Germany, in 1871? Or 1,220 years old, if we take the coronation of Charlemagne, in 800, to be the beginning of what Germans call the Reich, more widely known as the Holy Roman Empire? Or some 2,000 years, if we detect in the brilliant former FC Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger a remote descendant of those warlike but also proto-democratic tribesmen that Tacitus described in his Germania?Answering the apparently simple question “How old is Germany?” is far from simple. But let me venture this bold claim: the last three decades have been the best in all that long and complicated history. If you can think of a better period for the majority of Germans, and their relations with most of their neighbours, I’d be glad to learn of it. In today’s world, roiled by populism, fanaticism and authoritarianism, the Federal Republic is a beacon of stability, civility and moderation – qualities personified by Chancellor Angela Merkel. Continue reading...
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Strictly Come Dancing 2020 contestants will be axed if they catch coronavirus
The team are not messing about with this year's safety.
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Bolton boss threatens changes after players 'petrified' of possession
Wanderers have lost all five games played this season in all competitions and Ian Evatt has issued his squad with a warning
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Man United must unleash new midfield trio that includes Van de Beek
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Pep Guardiola revisited by Fraudiola taunts as City pay the penalty
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Warmer Atlantic air boosts UK temperatures to 19C after record September chill
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China vs US: Trump slaps rigid new sanctions on Chinese tech giant as tensions soar
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Jordyn Woods in 'dark place' after Tristan Thompson scandal 'changed everything'
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Pakistan's top court hears appeal from Daniel Pearl suspect
Pakistan’s Supreme Court is to hear an appeal by the family of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl that challenges the acquittal of a British-born Pakistani in the gruesome 2002 beheading of the Wall Street Journal reporter
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Mum's heartbreaking tribute to daughter, 6, killed by falling tree at school
Six-year-old Ella Henderson died at the Royal Victoria Infirmary the day after she was fatally injured by a tree at Gosforth Park First School in Newcastle upon Tyne
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India’s confirmed coronavirus tally reaches 6 million cases
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Nada Farhoud: Exotic pet trend opens the door to a fresh pandemic
It might surprise you to know that millions of live wild animals are still being imported each year – with many originating from emerging disease hotspots, putting Britain at risk of newepidemics
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Huawei CFO case back in Canadian court on Monday
A senior executive for Chinese communications giant Huawei Technologies will be in a Canadian courtroom Monday arguing her extradition to the U.S. should be halted because her rights have been violated
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Asia shares up ahead of China holiday, presidential debate
Asian shares are higher ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate and a national holiday in China later in the week
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Strictly Come Dancing 2020 shocker as Neil Jones and three co-stars are denied celebrity partners
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Oxford moves to protect students from China's Hong Kong security law
Students will submit work related to China anonymously and told not to record classesWho runs Hong Kong: party faithful shipped in to carry out Beijing’s will‘Back where we were’: history repeats for freedom swimmersQuiz: how well do you know Hong Kong’s national security law?Students at Oxford University specialising in the study of China are being asked to submit some papers anonymously to protect them from the possibility of retribution under the sweeping new security law introduced three months ago in Hong Kong.The anonymity ruling is to be applied in classes, and group tutorials are to be replaced by one-to-ones. Students are also to be warned it will be viewed as a disciplinary offence if they tape classes or share them with outside groups. Continue reading...
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Portugal sees surge in racist violence as far right rises
Campaigners call for urgent institutional response after attacks and death threats targeting MPs, academics and activistsOver the summer, Mamadou Ba, the head of an anti-racist organisation in Lisbon, received a letter. “Our goal is to kill every foreigner and anti-fascist – and you are among our targets,” it read. A few weeks later, it was followed up with a message telling him to leave Portugal or let his family face the consequences. That message was accompanied by a bullet casing.Ba’s experience is one of a growing number of racist incidents perpetrated across Portugal that have led the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) to call for “an urgent institutional response”. Continue reading...
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Chelsea transfer news: Blues step up Declan Rice chase as PSG join Jorginho hunt
The latest transfer gossip from around Stamford Bridge as Frank Lampard looks to offload players in bid to finance one more addition to his Premier League squad
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Manchester United fans send definitive Paul Pogba selection message
Donny van de Beek has not yet started for Man United as Pogba and others all struggled in the frenetic 3-2 victory at Brighton.
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Asia Today: Australian hot spot, South Korea hit new lows
Australia’s coronavirus hot spot Victoria state has recorded its lowest number of new infections in more than three months as the nation’s second-largest city, Melbourne, further eased lockdown restrictions
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Rodgers, Packers unbeaten with 37-30 victory over Saints
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South China Sea Watch: China holds drills amid new tensions
China is holding new military exercises in the South China Sea amid an uptick in tensions between the Asian giant and its Southeast Asian neighbors and the U.S.  China holds regular drills in the area and there was no immediate indication they had been prompted by recent events
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Boris Johnson FIRES BACK at ‘expansionist’ China as Beijing 'sparks' Queen Barbados split
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Transfer news LIVE! Man United want Kante, Chelsea FC latest, Ruben Dias to Man City, Josh King to Tottenham
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Man Utd transfer roundup: N'Golo Kante enquiry as Rio makes Upamecano plea
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Dreamworld owner fined $3.6m over deaths of four people on Thunder River Rapids ride
Ardent Leisure pleaded guilty over 2016 Gold Coast tragedy, in which Cindy Low, Kate Goodchild, Luke Dorsett and Roozi Araghi were killedDreamworld’s parent company has been fined $3.6m after pleading guilty to safety charges over the Thunder River Rapids ride tragedy that killed four people on the Gold Coast in 2016.Ardent Leisure admitted breaching the Work Health and Safety Act and exposing individuals to a risk of serious injury or death. Continue reading...
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UK patient receives experimental arthritis drug in trial for severe coronavirus
Farhan Hamid has received a dose of otilimab - a potential rheumatoid arthritis treatment - as well as standard coronavirus care at Manchester Royal Infirmary
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Ruben Dias to Man City: £62m transfer agreed as Nicolas Otamendi heads to Benfica
Manchester City have reached an agreement with Benfica for the transfer of Portuguese defender Ruben Dias.
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Brad Parscale, former Trump campaign manager, hospitalised after self-harm threats
Police called to Fort Lauderdale home said Parscale, who had access to firearms, accompanied officers willinglyDonald Trump’s former campaign manager Brad Parscale has been hospitalised after he threatened to harm himself, according to Florida police and campaign officials.Police were called to the home in Desota Drive in the Seven Isles community of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, late on Sunday afternoon. The home is owned by Bradley and Candice Parscale. Continue reading...
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Arsenal transfer news: Second Houssem Aouar bid as Gunners join wonderkid race
The latest transfer gossip from around the Emirates as Mikel Arteta finalises his squad revamp amid games against Liverpool in the Premier League and Carabao Cup this week
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FC Barcelona analysis: Ansu Fati stars after Suarez sale, Lionel Messi smiling again, Koeman's strong start
Barcelona kicked off their LaLiga campaign with a comprehensive 4-0 win at home to Villarreal on Sunday night.
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BBC to capitalise on The Repair Shop's success with spin-off Saved and Remade
EXCLUSIVE: The BBC are so pleased with the success of The Repair Shop, they are looking to make hay with a spin-off show in which the public can send in items to be transformed
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How Channel 5 are bringing their own version of the NFL's iconic Monday Night Football to a British audience
Standard Sport speaks to presenters Kirsten Watson and Maurice Jones-Drew
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Kurt Busch ends 0-for-21 skid to finally win at home track
Kurt Busch ended an 0-for-21 losing streak at Las Vegas with good timing and then three tremendous restarts
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