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Marcus Rashford: public rallies behind campaign to end child food poverty

Covid-hit firms tweet offers of food donations after MPs reject free school meals planCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMarcus Rashford may have seen his attempt to get the government to provide meals for the poorest children …

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Support grows for Marcus Rashford’s free school meals campaign

Politicians and celebrities of all stripes come out in support of plan rejected by government Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCelebrities and politicians have come out in support of Marcus Rashford’s campaign to end child hu…

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Marcus Rashford in ‘despair’ as MPs reject free school meal plan

Footballer and campaigner expresses disappointment as plea for free meals to be extended is voted downMarcus Rashford, the England and Manchester United striker, vented his “despair” on Wednesday night as Labour’s plea for free school meals to be exten…

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Marcus Rashford clashes with Tory MPs over free school meals

Steve Baker and Ben Bradley take issue with footballer’s claim that some politicians are ‘willing to turn a blind eye’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEngland and Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has locked horns wit…

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Marcus Rashford urges more compassion for poorest children

Footballer calls on public to back food poverty campaign and help rather than judge childrenMarcus Rashford has issued an appeal to the public to back his food poverty campaign, saying that showing compassion and empathy towards the poorest children in…

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Marcus Rashford backs MPs’ push for free school breakfasts

Footballer throws weight behind cross-party bill guaranteeing extra fundingThe footballer Marcus Rashford has thrown his support behind a cross-party parliamentary bill to fund free breakfast provision in schools while the government faces mounting pre…

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Third of UK football fans put off buying kit if it has betting sponsor

Survey reveals support for disentangling sport’s ties to gambling industry A third of football supporters are put off spending money on their team’s shirt if it has a betting sponsor, according to a survey that reveals widespread support among fans for…

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Marcus Rashford given MBE in birthday honours for school meals campaign

Footballer urges PM to extend scheme after being included on diverse list delayed by pandemicThe footballer Marcus Rashford has urged the government to extend its provision of free school meals as he accepted an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list…

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‘Hawaii, Bristol, it’s just as fun’: world’s top adaptive surfers take to The Wave

English Adaptive Surfing Open is now in its fourth year and the sport’s leaders are targeting ParalympicsThe rain pelted down and the wind swept in but Bruno Hansen, one of the world’s leading adaptive surfers, didn’t mind a bit.After his training sess…

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Marcus Rashford clashes with Tory MP over child food poverty

Manchester United striker tells Kevin Hollinrake to ‘talk to families before tweeting’Marcus Rashford has rebuked a Conservative MP on Twitter for suggesting that parents who need help to feed their children are failing in their parental responsibiliti…

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Yaya Touré dropped from charity match over reported pornographic post

Football player apologises after also apparently offering to hire sex workers for teammatesThe former Manchester City player Yaya Touré has been dropped from playing in Unicef’s annual charity football match after reportedly posting a pornographic vide…

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Marcus Rashford food taskforce raises hope among its south London recruits

An innovative community store has been enlisted in the footballer’s attempt to tackle child povertyNatasha Ricketts is no fan of Manchester United – but she’ll make an exception for Marcus Rashford.The 46-year-old, who volunteers at the Evelyn Communit…

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US judge blocks law banning trans athletes from women’s sports

Transgender athletes now free to compete in college sportsAmerican Civil Liberties Union filed lawsuit challenging lawA federal judge on Monday issued a temporary injunction to stop Idaho from enacting a law banning transgender girls and women from par…

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Julie Welch, Fleet Street’s first female football writer: ‘It felt like a dare’

She was the first woman to cover the sport for a national newspaper. The reaction of her rivals ranged from patronising to full-on hostileJulie Welch can still remember how it felt to cover her first football game. Pushing through the press box, desper…

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Modern footballers could be at ‘greater risk’ from head injury, says study

The Field study was commissioned by the FA and PFAModern players not at any less risk than predecessorsModern footballers could be at greater risk of neurodegenerative disease from head injuries than their predecessors, the academic leading a landmark …

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Everyone for tennis: sport breaks out of middle-class bubble

On what should have been the eve of Wimbledon, local clubs are enjoying a boomIt’s Friday morning at Belair Park in Dulwich, south-east London, and all four tennis courts are in use. On one of them Avneet, a 26-year-old student, is taking on her boyfri…

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Operators of gyms and pools query England’s new lockdown rules

Nightclubs also off limits but pubs can open – prompting accusations of inconsistencyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government has given the green light to a night out in a pub or restaurant in England but gym workouts,…

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Boris Johnson faces Tory rebellion over Marcus Rashford’s school meals call

Senior Conservatives back footballer’s plea to extend scheme over summer holidaysCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFootballer Marcus Rashford has ramped up his campaign to pressure the government into feeding hungry children d…

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Fears for gambling frenzy as Premier League and Championship return

Campaigners sound alarm over deluge of televised footballProblem-gambling habits increased during lockdownGambling welfare campaigners have warned of a potential “frenzy” in betting on football when the Premier League and Championship restart, with all…

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Gareth Thomas on coming out as HIV positive: ‘It was my right to tell my family – not somebody else’s’

The Welsh rugby star talks about why he revealed his status, his mission to help others deal with prejudice – and how Mickey Rourke nearly played him in a biopic of his lifeThe moment Gareth Thomas found out he was HIV positive, all he could imagine wa…