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Leicester City helicopter crash investigators focus on tail rotor

Aircraft failed to respond to pedal commands before crash, according to black box dataThe helicopter that crashed outside Leicester City’s football stadium, killing five people including the club’s owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, failed to respond to …

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Government’s FOBT decision influenced by ‘discredited’ report

Documents seen by the Guardian cast doubt on whether figures should ever have played part in policyThe government’s controversial decision not to cut stakes on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) from £100 to £2 until October 2019 was influenced by a …

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Leicester City pay tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Players, staff and supporters of the club observe two minutes silence in owner’s memoryLeicester City’s players, staff and supporters paid an emotional tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in their first game back at the King Power Stadium since the hel…

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Leicester City pay tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Players, staff and supporters of the club observe two minutes silence in owner’s memoryLeicester City’s players, staff and supporters paid an emotional tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in their first game back at the King Power Stadium since the hel…

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Clash of chess stars ends in dramatic draw after seven gruelling hours

Norwegian champion Magnus Carlsen throws away victory against Fabiano Caruana The opening game of a world chess championship is often tense and overly tepid. But there was fire on the board in London as the Norwegian champion Magnus Carlsen sacrificed…

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Clash of chess stars ends in dramatic draw after seven gruelling hours

Norwegian champion Magnus Carlsen throws away victory against Fabiano Caruana The opening game of a world chess championship is often tense and overly tepid. But there was fire on the board in London as the Norwegian champion Magnus Carlsen sacrificed…

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Long battle expected as world’s top two chess players meet in London

Organisers hope for large global audience as Magnus Carlsen plays Fabiano Caruana The last time an American challenged for the world chess championship it was seen as an almighty clash of civilisations: west versus east, capitalism against communism, a…

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Leicester City crash victims ‘had minimal opportunity to escape’

Inquest reveals final moments of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and other passengersThe Leicester City owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, had minimal opportunity to escape from his helicopter when it crashed yards from the club’s stadium, an inquest has heard….

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Melbourne Cup won by British horse and British trainer for the first time

Racing history made as Cross Counter, trained by Charlie Appleby, wins Australia’s biggest raceThe coveted Melbourne Cup is heading to England for the first time after Cross Counter, the four-year-old bay trained at Newmarket by Charlie Appleby, storme…

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Bishop warns ministers over delay to £2 fixed-odds betting cap

Bookmakers and football clubs ‘privatising profit and nationalising the consequences’, says bishop of St AlbansA senior Church of England bishop today launched a blistering attack on the government’s delay in introducing limits on fixed-odds betting te…

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Sports minister resigns over chancellor’s delay to gambling curb

Tracey Crouch launched review that cut fixed-odds betting terminal stakes from £100 maximum to £2Sports minister Tracey Crouch is understood to have resigned after the government refused to bring forward plans to curb controversial fixed-odds betting t…

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Minister accused of ‘betraying promise’ to reduce FOBT stakes

Tory MPs and Labour press government on delay to fixed-odds betting terminals capThe government is facing significant pressure from Conservative MPs over its decision to delay implementing a planned reduction in the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting …

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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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Swim England in deep water over women’s swimwear advice

National sports body removes web advice on ‘flabby stomachs’ and ‘too long torsos’ after student’s criticismSwim England’s guidance on choosing swimwear has been criticised for focusing too much on the shape of women’s bodies.The national governing bod…

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Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha confirmed dead by Leicester City – updates and reaction

News report: Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha confirmed deadStuart James: the quiet man behind a sporting fairytaleDavid Conn: Vichai was an owner who cared 10.12pm GMT Leicester City’s owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, died in the helicopter crash outside the …

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Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Leicester City owner, confirmed dead in crash

• Thai owner’s helicopter crashed on Saturday night• Vichai bought Leicester City in 2010Leicester City’s owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, died in the helicopter crash outside the club’s stadium on Saturday night, it was confirmed on Sunday night by th…

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Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Leicester City owner, confirmed dead in crash

• Thai owner’s helicopter crashed on Saturday night• Vichai bought Leicester City in 2010Leicester City’s owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, died in the helicopter crash outside the club’s stadium on Saturday night, it was confirmed on Sunday night by th…

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City reels from Leicester helicopter crash that ‘had five on board’

Investigation continues as police appeal for patience Sources say five were in helicopter, but no other casualties Investigators are working to discover more details about Saturday night’s helicopter crash outside Leicester City’s football stadium, wit…

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Chelsea, Arsenal, Burley and Palace pay tribute after Leicester City helicopter crash – video

Premier League players and fans have paid tribute to the victims of the helicopter crash following Leicester City’s home draw with West Ham United on Saturday.Crystal Palace hosted Arsenal at Selhurst Park with players wearing black armbands to pay tri…

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Eyewitnesses say Leicester City owner’s helicopter burst into flames – video

Eyewitnesses describe the moment a helicopter believed to be carrying the Leicester City owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, crashed in a car park next to the club’s stadium on Saturday nightLeicester City helicopter crash – live updates Continue reading….