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Ben Stokes takes legal action against Sun over story about his mother

Cricketer attacked newspaper’s article about a tragedy in his family as ‘despicable’ Ben Stokes and his mother, Deborah, have launched legal action against the Sun, after the newspaper last month published a front-page story detailing a tragedy involvi…

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Rebekah Vardy ‘hires IT experts’ over Coleen Rooney leak claims

Vardy suggests someone else with access to her Instagram account could have leaked stories to the SunRebekah Vardy has said she is calling in forensic computer experts to examine who had access to her Instagram account following an extraordinary disput…

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Rebekah Vardy ‘hires IT experts’ over Coleen Rooney leak claims

Vardy suggests someone else with access to her Instagram account could have leaked stories to the SunRebekah Vardy has said she is calling in forensic computer experts to examine who had access to her Instagram account following an extraordinary disput…

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Coleen Rooney accuses Rebekah Vardy of leaking stories to Sun

Wife of Wayne Rooney claims fellow footballer’s wife passed on her private Instagram postsColeen Rooney has claimed to have caught another footballer’s wife passing her private information to the Sun, after apparently running an elaborate sting operati…

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Coleen Rooney accuses Rebekah Vardy of leaking stories to Sun

Wife of Wayne Rooney claims fellow footballer’s wife passed on her private Instagram postsColeen Rooney has claimed to have caught another footballer’s wife passing her private information to the Sun, after apparently running an elaborate sting operati…

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Premier League appoints Guardian’s David Pemsel as chief executive

Clubs say Pemsel hired because of his ‘straightforward style and personal integrity’The Premier League has appointed the Guardian’s David Pemsel as its new chief executive.Confirmation of the appointment came at a meeting of Premier League club chairme…

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Ben Stokes attacks ‘despicable’ Sun story about family tragedy

England cricketer says front-page article about family trauma in 1980s is immoralThe England cricket player Ben Stokes has described a front-page article by the Sun newspaper about a family tragedy 31 years ago as “disgusting” and “immoral”.In a statem…

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Vikki Orvice, journalist and trailblazer for women in sport, dies aged 55

• Sun’s athletics writer diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007• ‘Lived her life with integrity and courage,’ says Paula RadcliffeThe Sun’s long-time athletics correspondent Vikki Orvice, who blazed a trail for women in sport during a 24-year career in n…

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Hugh McIlvanney obituary

Pre-eminent sports journalist who strove for perfectionHugh McIlvanney’s life as a sports journalist resembled one of his perfectly crafted sentences: long, lyrical and rich with surprises. He was a scrupulous and perceptive witness to what he regarded…

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Sam Allardyce loses case against Daily Telegraph for paper’s ‘sting’

• Press regulator rules against former England manager• Ipso says newspaper justified in subterfugeThe former England manager Sam Allardyce has lost his complaint that the Daily Telegraph broke journalism’s rules by sending an undercover reporter to pr…

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Neville Southall as a source of hope | Brief letters

Manchester town hall | Funeral ads | Atheist appeals to God | Neville Southall | Dom BessWhile I am broadly in agreement with Simon Jenkins about the government getting it wrong on urban renewal in the regions (Relocating a few TV execs won’t revive ou…

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Raheem Sterling defends gun tattoo against media criticism

England footballer says image relates to father’s fatal shooting and his favoured footThe England forward Raheem Sterling has defended his new tattoo against media criticism, saying the image of a gun has a “deeper meaning”.The Manchester City player p…

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Daily Express sorry for article about violence before Liverpool-Roma match

Newspaper apologises for suggesting Liverpool fans shared responsibility after supporter was injuredThe Daily Express has apologised after it published an “ill-informed and wrong” article suggesting Liverpool fans shared responsibility for violence bef…

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Guardian and Observer scoop three prizes in British Journalism Awards

Daniel Taylor, Carole Cadwalladr and Aditya Chakrabortty scoop prizes for sports, technology and comment respectively on Monday nightThe Guardian and the Observer have won three British Journalism Awards, including sports journalism of the year for Dan…

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Guardian wins Newspaper of Year at Football Supporters’ Federation awards

• Guardian wins best newspaper, Football Weekly named best podcast• Guardian contributor Jonathan Wilson wins writer of the yearThe Guardian enjoyed a successful evening at the Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) awards in London, winning Newspaper o…

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Everton join Liverpool in banning Sun journalists over coverage

• News comes after Kelvin MacKenzie suspended for column on Ross Barkley
• ‘Any attack on this city, against a community or individual, is not acceptable’

Everton football club have banned the Sun from their Goodison Park stadium and Finch Farm training ground over the newspaper’s coverage of the city.

The news comes in the wake of Kelvin MacKenzie being suspended by the Sun after Merseyside police said they were investigating Friday’s controversial column headlined: “Here’s why they go ape at Ross,” in which he compared Everton’s Ross Barkley to a gorilla. Alongside was a photograph of a gorilla’s eyes below a close-up of the eyes of Barkley, whose grandfather was born in Nigeria.

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Police investigate racial hate complaint over Kelvin MacKenzie Sun column on Ross Barkley

Police investigating column that compared Everton footballer Ross Barkley, who was punched in a nightclub, to a gorillaThe Sun has suspended Kelvin MacKenzie after Merseyside police said they were investigating a column in which he compared the footbal…

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Guardian journalists among Press Awards winners

Daniel Taylor wins both news reporter and sports journalist of the year, while Amelia Gentleman takes specialist journalist of the year

The Guardian’s Daniel Taylor has won both the news reporter and sports journalist of the year awards for his series of stories about child sexual abuse in football.

His interview with Andy Woodward, who revealed he had been abused by coach Barry Bennell as a young footballer at Crewe Alexandra, was the first in a series that exposed a previously hidden scandal.

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Gary Lineker hits back at Daily Mail over tax accusation

Former England striker says he pays his taxes in full, will not be bullied and will continue to speak up for refugees

Gary Lineker has said he will not be “bullied” by the Daily Mail after the tabloid newspaper accused the former England footballer of tax avoidance in a highly critical two-page article.

In a 2,600-word article published on Thursday under the headline: “Holier than thou hypocrite”, the Daily Mail, which is owned by the non-domicile Lord Rothermere, claims Lineker has used a complex scheme to avoid paying as much tax as the “man or woman on the street”.

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Guardian named Newspaper of Year at Football Supporters’ Federation awards

• Fourth successive occasion the Guardian has won award
• Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho named the Player of the Year

The Guardian has been named the Newspaper of the Year at the Football Supporters’ Federation awards for the fourth year in a row.

.@owen_g accepts the Newspaper of the Year award on behalf of @guardian_sport (presented by Chris Foy, not @chrishoy) #fsfawards pic.twitter.com/0Gbifc1xCj

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