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Nobby Stiles: his life and times – in pictures

Nobby Stiles, the ‘toothless tiger’, was a World Cup winner with England in 1966 and won the European Cup with Manchester United in 1968. After his death aged 78, we take a look back at his football career Continue reading…

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JJ Williams obituary

Winger for Wales and Lions who was key to the success of Welsh rugby union in the 1970sThe Wales and British and Irish Lions wing JJ Williams, who has died aged 72 of cancer, helped grace a golden era in the 1970s for the Welsh rugby union side. So hig…

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Tory-led council in PM’s constituency helps Marcus Rashford’s school meals campaign

Footballer ‘truly overwhelmed’ by support he has received after Tory MPs voted down free meals proposalsTech companies and a local authority in Boris Johnson’s constituency are among the latest to throw their weight behind Marcus Rashford’s growing cam…

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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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Russia planned cyber-attack on Tokyo Olympics, says UK

Foreign secretary condemns ‘cynical and reckless’ bid to disrupt Games, before they were postponedRussian military intelligence services were planning a cyber-attack on the Japanese-hosted Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo this summer in a bid to disru…

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Quarter of a million sign Marcus Rashford’s free school meals petition

Labour backs footballer’s campaign as he takes on Downing Street againA quarter of a million people have now signed Marcus Rashford’s petition demanding a major expansion of the free school meals scheme, just days after it was launched.The England and …

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Quarter of a million sign Marcus Rashford’s free school meals petition

Labour backs footballer’s campaign as he takes on Downing Street againA quarter of a million people have now signed Marcus Rashford’s petition demanding a major expansion of the free school meals scheme, just days after it was launched.The England and …

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Quarter of a million sign Marcus Rashford’s free school meals petition

Labour backs footballer’s campaign as he takes on Downing Street againA quarter of a million people have now signed Marcus Rashford’s petition demanding a major expansion of the free school meals scheme, just days after it was launched.The England and …

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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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Barry Bennell sentenced to fifth jail term for sexual offences against boys

Former football coach faces further four years in prisonPleaded guilty to nine offences against two boys The former football coach and serial paedophile Barry Bennell has been sentenced to his fifth jail term – four years imprisonment for nine sexual o…

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Arsenal entering ‘crucial moment’ as transfer deadline day looms, says Arteta – video

William Saliba could leave Arsenal on loan before Monday’s international transfer deadline, with Mikel Arteta admitting the next few days are a ‘crucial moment’ in shaping his squad for the rest of this season. Arteta made no attempt to downplay the im…

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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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Larger bottoms are key to male sprinting success, study finds

Researches find that athletes with larger gluteus maximus are more likely to be faster sprintersA large gluteus maximus – the muscle that forms the bottom – is key to athletes achieving top speeds on the track, according to a study.After examining the …

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Former England boxer turns pro after winning fight with Home Office

Kelvin Bilal Fawaz, who was trafficked as a child and has won right to stay in UK, signs with top promoterThe former England amateur boxer Kelvin Bilal Fawaz, who won his 16-year legal battle with the Home Office for the right to remain in the UK, is l…