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Duane Pipe and the sorely missed loo roll | Brief letters

Women’s football | Loo roll | Rare names | Kim Darroch | HeadlinesOne likely outcome of England’s performance in the World Cup (What will be the legacy of England’s Success?, 6 July) is that we will no longer be able to watch them live and free on TV a…

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Liverpool and Spurs’ Champions League wins have European roots | Letters

UEFA wins for Spurs and Liverpool should be seen as a triumph for European integration, say Malcolm Bower and Sean Day-Lewis. Myrna Hughes is worried about the environmental cost of the final. Tim Davies says the clean sweep for English sides deserves …

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Friends of UK football fan detained in UAE call for his release

UAE official denies Ali Issa Ahmad was arrested for wearing Qatar shirtFriends of the British football fan who has been arrested and detained in the United Arab Emirates have called on the UAE government to allow him to return home safely to the UK.The…

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José Mourinho dancing on ice – at last, he’s served up something watchable | Marina Hyde

From his Russian tumble to a Spain prison sentence, the erstwhile United manager has had a dim week. At least it’s entertainingAfter so many years of refusing to give the public what they want, it’s great to see José Mourinho finally serving up somethi…

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Royal Windsor Horse Show condemned for Bahraini sponsorship

Event being used by kingdom to distract from human rights abuses, complaint allegesThe UK’s largest outdoor horse show, which is patronised by the Queen, faces accusations that it is being used by the Bahraini royal family to distract from human rights…

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Trump official: football fans should ‘think twice’ about Russia World Cup

Senior White House staffer says consular services threatenedTrump-Putin meeting will ‘thrash out’ US-Russia relationsFootball fans should “think twice” about travelling to the World Cup in Russia this summer as consular services are threatened by the d…

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England winning World Cup would be best response to Russia, says minister

Matt Hancock says best way to respond to Skripal poisoning would be to win final in MoscowThe culture, media and sport secretary, Matt Hancock, has said the best way to respond to the poisoning of a Russian double agent in Salisbury would be for Englan…

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Wimbledon to increase prize pot to compensate for weak pound

All England Club seeks to counter sterling’s fall in value following Brexit vote

Wimbledon will announce a steep rise in prize money for this year’s tennis champions as the tournament seeks to counter the pound’s fall in value following the Brexit vote, reports suggest.

Related: Weak pound melts the British dream of a place in the sun

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Experts doubt impact of David Beckham’s EU vote intervention

Psephologists are unconvinced that former England star’s support for remain will swing voters in favour of staying

Football hero David Beckham has backed remain – but does anyone care?

From Benedict Cumberbatch to Keith Chegwin, a host of “celebrities” have urged the British public to vote one way or the other in the upcoming EU referendum.

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David Beckham backs remain ‘for future our children’

Former England captain comes out in favour of EU membership as Leave.EU highlights wife Victoria’s Eurosceptic interview from 20 years ago

David Beckham has said he backs a vote to remain in the European Union, saying he wants his children to grow up “facing the problems of the world together and not alone”.

The former England captain said he had played his best years at Manchester United, with great British players like Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and the Neville brothers, but they had been a “better and more successful team because of a Danish goalkeeper, Peter Schmeichel, the leadership of an Irishman, Roy Keane, and the skill of a Frenchman in Eric Cantona.”

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Bernie Ecclestone: Vladimir Putin should run Europe – video

Bernie Ecclestone says Russian president Vladamir Putin should be in charge of Europe. Speaking at the Advertising Week Europe event in London on Wednesday, Ecclestone says Putin would do a better job of running Europe than BrusselsVladimir Putin shoul…