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F1 driver Lando Norris ‘shaken’ after being mugged at Euro 2020 final

McLaren star has £40,000 watch taken on approach to carFinal at Wembley marred by several incidents of disorder British Formula One driver Lando Norris was mugged after attending the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy at Wembley on Sunday, his M…

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‘Absolute bedlam’: how ticketless fans stormed Wembley

Witnesses describe huge queues outside stadium before Euro 2020 final and scenes of ‘raw aggression’ insideEven before Wembley was stormed by hundreds of ticketless fans, the approach to the stadium resembled a war zone. “Walking along Wembley Way was …

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‘Being an England fan is horrible’: silence and disbelief at fan zone

Supporters gathered in Trafalgar Square dared to dream but the curse of the penalty shootout struck againIt was all a dream. It was supposed to be the match that changed the narrative, a redemption story to end all others and a 55-year-long streak of b…

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Flying ants could swarm Euro 2020 final at Wembley

England-Italy match may be clouded by insects after Met Office radar detects start of ‘nuptial flights’Swarms of flying ants could swarm to Wembley and cloud the Euro 2020 final, after a radar detected millions of bugs over London and the south-east on…

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Flying ants could swarm Euro 2020 final at Wembley

England-Italy match may be clouded by insects after Met Office radar detects start of ‘nuptial flights’Swarms of flying ants could swarm to Wembley and cloud the Euro 2020 final, after a radar detected millions of bugs over London and the south-east on…

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England fans wake up after wild night of football celebrations

Jubilant fans took to the streets to mark the team making it through to the Euro 2020 semi-finalsFirst came the beer, then the delirium and, as sure as Harry Kane in front of goal, the collective hangover.Thousands of England fans celebrated through th…

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‘I’m so proud of Raheem’: Sterling’s old coach elated by England success

Paul Lawrence saw a young Sterling’s early promise and says forward is a role model to current pupilsIn the shadow of Wembley Stadium, where Raheem Sterling bolstered his national hero status on Tuesday, his former school football coach was emotional. …

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‘I’m so proud of Raheem’: Sterling’s old coach elated by England success

Paul Lawrence saw a young Sterling’s early promise and says forward is a role model to current pupilsIn the shadow of Wembley Stadium, where Raheem Sterling bolstered his national hero status on Tuesday, his former school football coach was emotional. …

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Wimbledon’s restaurants and bars court public in hope for brisk trade

On eve of tournament local restaurateurs hope takings will increase after pandemic kept punters awayWimbledon Village is festooned in the green and purple colours of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club as anticipation hangs in the air.With les…

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UK to stage inclusive ChessFest in London’s Trafalgar Square

Thousands expected to turn up to free event on 18 July where chess coaches will offer free lessonsIt has been one of the runaway success stories of the pandemic, fuelled by the Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit and an explosion in online play. Now plan…

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Euro 2020: Scotland fans arrive in London for England game – video

Thousands of Scotland football fans have been arriving in London before the team’s Euro 2020 game against England at Wembley. The Tartan Army was seen chanting and singing across the city – from King’s Cross to Hyde Park. With tickets to the match…

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Euro 2020: Scotland fans arrive in London for England game – video

Thousands of Scotland football fans have been arriving in London before the team’s Euro 2020 game against England at Wembley. The Tartan Army was seen chanting and singing across the city – from King’s Cross to Hyde Park. With tickets to the match…

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Euro 2020: Scotland fan park blocked by Westminster council

Thousands left without official place to gather before England v Scotland game as ticketless fans urged not to travelThousands of Scotland fans will be left without an official place to gather in London ahead of Friday’s Euro 2020 clash with England af…

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Ticketless Scotland fans urged not to travel to London for England game

England play Scotland in Euro 2020 at Wembley on 18 JuneSadiq Khan: Trafalgar Square only for London key workersThe mayor of London, Scottish government and Scottish Football Association have urged Scotland supporters without tickets not to travel to L…

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Sadiq Khan pledges to explore new London Olympics bid if re-elected

Mayor says city could look at bidding for 2036 or 2040 Games as post-Covid morale boost for nationSadiq Khan has pledged to look at bringing the Olympics back to London within 20 years if he is re-elected as mayor on Thursday.Speaking at an amateur box…

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‘He’ll live forever’: Argentinians in London react to Maradona’s death

Diego Maradona brought his people joy during hard years under a ruthless military dictatorshipWhen John Rattagan was 11, his father took him to a kids’ show in Buenos Aires. In the interval a boy, about 15 years old and dressed in a red football kit ca…

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Joining the world’s first gay rugby team changed my life. So I made a film about it | Eammon Ashton-Atkinson

At school, the homophobic bullying was worst on the rugby pitch. But the Steelers helped me rediscover my love for the game – and myselfWhen I read Dan Palmer’s brave and honest coming out column in the Sydney Morning Herald last week, suddenly I was j…

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Joining the world’s first gay rugby team changed my life. So I made a film about it | Eammon Ashton-Atkinson

At school, the homophobic bullying was worst on the rugby pitch. But the Steelers helped me rediscover my love for the game – and myselfWhen I read Dan Palmer’s brave and honest coming out column in the Sydney Morning Herald last week, suddenly I was j…

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Joining the world’s first gay rugby team changed my life. So I made a film about it | Eammon Ashton-Atkinson

At school, the homophobic bullying was worst on the rugby pitch. But the Steelers helped me rediscover my love for the game – and myselfWhen I read Dan Palmer’s brave and honest coming out column in the Sydney Morning Herald last week, suddenly I was j…

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Joining the world’s first gay rugby team changed my life. So I made a film about it | Eammon Ashton-Atkinson

At school, the homophobic bullying was worst on the rugby pitch. But the Steelers helped me rediscover my love for the game – and myselfWhen I read Dan Palmer’s brave and honest coming out column in the Sydney Morning Herald last week, suddenly I was j…