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Raheem Sterling shouldn’t have to educate the media about racism | Musa Okwonga

Sterling should be free to do his job – play football. But he’s right that the British media needs to tackle racism, head onRaheem Sterling is busy. He is busy being a world-class forward for Manchester City and England and he is busy being a parent. I…

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Quiet yet authoritative, David Meek was part of the Old Trafford furniture

The long-serving Manchester Evening News reporter, who has died at the age of 88, was a gentle and courteous man who earned the unwavering trust of Sir Alex FergusonThere is something about Manchester United that seems to attract loyalty and longevity….

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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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A day of glory: how the French press covered World Cup victory

Ecstatic commentators reached for the superlatives after the 4-2 victory over CroatiaAllez les bleus! After early hopefuls Germany, Brazil, Argentina and Spain bowed out earlier than expected in the tournament, there remained just one of the original f…

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England’s World Cup heartbreak dominates front pages

Semi-final defeat against Croatia marks end of the road for Gareth Southgate’s teamEngland crashing out of the World Cup after extra time on Wednesday night – their first appearance in the semi-final in nearly 30 years – meant that triumphal dummy fron…

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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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As Raheem Sterling knows, successful black men have targets on their back | Maurice Mcleod

Whether its his choice of tattoo or the variation in his spending, the message to the England footballer is clear: know your placeIn a little over two weeks, the World Cup finals begin in Russia. You would expect the nation to be concentrating its effo…

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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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Donny Davies, the Guardian correspondent who died in the Munich air disaster | Richard Williams

Donny Davies was the son of an orphanage boy and survived a German POW camp in the first world war. In February 1958 he was among those to lose his life in the wreckage of G-ALZUThe afternoon light was fading and the crowd of 52,000 were dispersing as …

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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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The semiotics of Sepp Blatter’s beef with white wine | Letters

Police officers and their pay | James Bond and the former Fifa president | Going tabloid in the 19th century | Borrowings by Robert Louis Stevenson and Bob Dylan | From Trump Street into Russia Row

Your editorial on public sector pay (Nurses teachers and firefighters are long overdue a rise, 20 June) was disappointing for a couple of reasons. First, you exclude police officers from the headline, when they have suffered similar pay freezes and cuts, compounded by pay-scale freezes and the largest raid on pensions. Second, you use the sexist term “policemen” when referring to officers running into danger – are you suggesting policewomen run the other way? The perfectly respectable gender-neutral alternatives “officer” and “constable” have been in satisfactory use for many decades.
DCI Louise Fleckney
Broughton, Northamptonshire

James Bond in From Russia with Love, to his enemy Donald “Red” Grant: “Red wine with fish. Well, that should have told me something.” Sepp Blatter, lunching with David Conn (G2, 19 June), ordered white wine with côte de bœuf. Doesn’t that tell us something?
Clifton Melvin
Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire

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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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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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New record for Leonard Barden, grandmaster of newspaper chess columns

The Guardian’s columnist has written weekly for the newspaper for 61 years as well as running a daily column at the London Evening Standard for 60 years

The Guardian’s chess columnist, Leonard Barden, has recently broken another record, according to a report on Chess Base.

It points out that Barden’s 61-year stint as the paper’s columnist – uninterrupted since September 1955 – has overtaken the 60 years and six months record set by Tom Widdows, who wrote weekly for the Worcester News from October 1945 until April 2006.

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