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Boris Johnson and Prince William lead praise for defeated England players

PM and other high-profile figures offer commiserations to squad after ‘heartbreaking’ loss to Italy in EurosBoris Johnson led commiserations after the England team’s “heartbreaking” defeat to Italy on penalties, as the nation’s hopes of winning the Eur…

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Boris Johnson and Prince William lead praise for defeated England players

PM and other high-profile figures offer commiserations to squad after ‘heartbreaking’ loss to Italy in EurosBoris Johnson led commiserations after the England team’s “heartbreaking” defeat to Italy on penalties, as the nation’s hopes of winning the Eur…

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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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Euro 2020: key workers to attend England screenings in Trafalgar Square

Around 750 people will attend first two big-screen gamesUp to 9,500 ticketed fans could watch third group matchSadiq Khan has announced England’s Euro 2020 matches will be shown on big screens in London’s Trafalgar Square and that key workers will be a…

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Euro 2020: key workers to attend England screenings in Trafalgar Square

Around 750 people will attend first two big-screen gamesUp to 9,500 ticketed fans could watch third group matchSadiq Khan has announced England’s Euro 2020 matches will be shown on big screens in London’s Trafalgar Square and that key workers will be a…

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Euro 2020: key workers to attend England screenings in Trafalgar Square

Around 750 people will attend first two big-screen gamesUp to 9,500 ticketed fans could watch third group matchSadiq Khan has announced England’s Euro 2020 matches will be shown on big screens in London’s Trafalgar Square and that key workers will be a…

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Euro 2020: key workers to attend England screenings in Trafalgar Square

Around 750 people will attend first two big-screen gamesUp to 9,500 ticketed fans could watch third group matchSadiq Khan has announced England’s Euro 2020 matches will be shown on big screens in London’s Trafalgar Square and that key workers will be a…

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Euro 2020: key workers to attend England screenings in Trafalgar Square

Around 750 people will attend first two big-screen gamesUp to 9,500 ticketed fans could watch third group matchSadiq Khan has announced England’s Euro 2020 matches will be shown on big screens in London’s Trafalgar Square and that key workers will be a…

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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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Sadiq Khan: ‘I felt betrayed – we need to make sure there is proper change in football’

London mayor, seeking re-election, says anger at the European Super League must be translated into meaningful action“The irony is, the only time Boris Johnson has got involved in unregulated markets is football – a sport he doesn’t understand.” Two wee…

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Sadiq Khan urges London’s top football clubs to aid NHS and ‘protect lives’

Mayor asks 10 clubs in capital to assist coronavirus fightHelp sought from ‘team doctors, physios and paramedics’The mayor of London has written to every Premier League and Championship club in the capital asking they provide assistance to the NHS in “…

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London railway station to be renamed Tottenham Hotspur

TfL says change is subject to public consultation but football club appears to be telling partners decision is madeThe railway station near Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium is to be renamed after the club lobbied the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, and his tr…

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West Ham’s Brady told by London mayor to withdraw claim of budget cuts

• Vice-chairman wrote to Sadiq Khan blaming the stadium owner• Monday meeting followed serious crowd trouble in loss to BurnleySadiq Khan has rebuked Karren Brady for claiming that cuts in the London Stadium’s security budget were responsible for the c…

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Why Rio Ferdinand and Sadiq Khan are playing for Dulwich Hamlet | Hugo Greenhalgh

The football club has always fought for the community. Now the community is fighting to save the club from developersTake a walk down south London’s Lordship Lane, past East Dulwich station and up Dog Kennel Hill, and you’ll come across a sorry sight. …

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Sadiq Khan to take control of London Stadium after critical review

• London mayor criticises Boris Johnson over West Ham conversion• ‘It reveals a bungled process with the previous mayor’s fingerprints all over it’The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is to take over control of the London Stadium, it has been announced.An …

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Cubs president Theo Epstein named world’s greatest leader ahead of Pope

  • Epstein, 42, named top leader ahead of Pope Francis and Shakira
  • Exec helped Cubs end 108-year championship drought last season
  • Alibaba founder Jack Ma, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos among top five

Theo Epstein, the Chicago Cubs’ president of baseball operations, has been named the world’s greatest leader by Fortune magazine.

The front-office architect whose five-year plan resulted in the Cubs’ first world championship team in 108 years was chosen ahead of Alibaba founder Jack Ma, Pope Francis, Melinda Gates and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James was No11 on the magazine’s annual list, which was revealed on Thursday morning.

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NFL continues London drive with four regular-season games in 2017

• ‘London is an amazing city,’ says NFL commissioner
• Teams and venues to be announced on 13 December

The NFL will expand its presence in London in 2017 with the city to host four regular-season games. NFL games have been played to sellout crowds in London since 2014, including two this year at Wembley and one at Twickenham, but this is the first time the league has staged four games in the capital.

Related: NFL weekend predictions: Cowboys to seal NFC East title against Giants

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Ex-Olympic Stadium safety officer Chris Baker quit over retractable seating fears

• Baker resigned in May after expressing concerns over impact on structure
• Deputy officer Ravi Sharma, also left amid unhappiness over management

The designated safety officer of the Olympic Stadium resigned in May after becoming deeply concerned about the retractable seating and its impact on the structure of the ground’s lower tier, the Guardian has learned.

Chris Baker, an experienced, career stadium safety officer, is understood to have resigned shortly before the concert by the rock band AC/DC, which was held on 4 June, just two months before West Ham United’s first match at the renamed London Stadium.

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London mayor Sadiq Khan orders inquiry into West Ham stadium costs

• Bill for converting former Olympic Stadium rises again to £323m
• Sadiq Khan lambasts ‘total and utter mess’ left under Boris Johnson

The mayor of London has ordered an independent inquiry into the soaring conversion costs for the former Olympic Stadium that is now home to West Ham United, after it emerged the bill had risen by another £51m to £323m.

The Labour mayor Sadiq Khan, elected to succeed his Conservative predecessor Boris Johnson in May this year, claimed that the finances of the London Stadium had been left in a “total and utter mess by the previous administration” as the cost of the conversion ballooned.

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London mayor Sadiq Khan orders inquiry into West Ham stadium costs

• Bill for converting former Olympic Stadium rises again to £323m
• Sadiq Khan lambasts ‘total and utter mess’ left under Boris Johnson

The mayor of London has ordered an independent inquiry into the soaring conversion costs for the former Olympic Stadium that is now home to West Ham United, after it emerged the bill had risen by another £51m to £323m.

The Labour mayor Sadiq Khan, elected to succeed his Conservative predecessor Boris Johnson in May this year, claimed that the finances of the London Stadium had been left in a “total and utter mess by the previous administration” as the cost of the conversion ballooned.

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