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Hillsborough trial: former police officer breaks down in court

Ex-South Yorkshire inspector tells jury of efforts to alleviate crush outside turnstilesA former South Yorkshire police officer who was on duty at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough when 96 people were killed has broken down in court as he reca…

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England’s Joe Root praised for response to alleged homophobia

Cricketer told West Indies’ Shannon Gabriel ‘there is nothing wrong with being gay’The England cricket captain Joe Root has been widely hailed for his response to alleged homophobic abuse after telling an opponent that “there is nothing wrong with bein…

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Hillsborough CCTV director ‘ashamed’ over first reaction to disaster

Roger Houldsworth tells court he had thought Liverpool fans were invading pitch Sheffield Wednesday’s CCTV engineer on the day 96 people were killed at Hillsborough in 1989 has told a court he is now “ashamed” that his first reaction to the unfolding d…

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Family of pilot David Ibbotson determined to find his body

‘We can’t leave him out there,’ says wife of pilot of plane carrying Emiliano SalaThe family of David Ibbotson, the missing pilot of the plane carrying the footballer Emiliano Sala, have spoken of their determination to find and recover the body of a m…

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Kylian Mbappé pledges £27,000 to help search for Emiliano Sala’s pilot

French footballer among those who have donated £120,000 to help David Ibbotson’s familyMore than £120,000 has been raised by a campaign to restart the search for the pilot of the plane carrying Emiliano Sala, with Gary Lineker and Kylian Mbappé among t…

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Kylian Mbappé pledges £27,000 to help search for Emiliano Sala’s pilot

French footballer among those who have donated £120,000 to help David Ibbotson’s familyMore than £120,000 has been raised by a campaign to restart the search for the pilot of the plane carrying Emiliano Sala, with Gary Lineker and Kylian Mbappé among t…

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Emiliano Sala: missing pilot’s family raise funds for search

David Ibbotson, who was flying light aircraft that crashed in Channel, has not been foundThe family of the missing pilot of the plane carrying the footballer Emiliano Sala have set up a fundraising page for donations to help restart a search for him.Sa…

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Emiliano Sala’s family says search for missing pilot must continue

David Ibbotson, who flew footballer in plane that crashed into sea, has not been foundThe family of the footballer Emiliano Sala has called for the authorities to continue to search for missing pilot David Ibbotson as the world of football came to term…

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‘It’s not just for codgers’: bowls confronts its image problem

Bowls is undergoing a quiet revolution across Scotland to become a sport for all agesThe winter snow dusts the pristine green of Hampden bowling club in Glasgow’s Southside, just as it has done for decades. But Graeme Brown knows things need to change….

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Emiliano Sala: fellow footballers pay tribute after body identified

Sergio Agüero among those expressing sadness at death of Cardiff City playerTributes have been paid to the footballer Emiliano Sala after his body was recovered from the Channel and formally identified.An aircraft carrying the Cardiff City player, flow…

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Emiliano Sala: fellow footballers pay tribute after body identified

Sergio Agüero among those expressing sadness at death of Cardiff City playerTributes have been paid to the footballer Emiliano Sala after his body was recovered from the Channel and formally identified.An aircraft carrying the Cardiff City player, flow…

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Seven marathons in seven days: British runner sets time record

Susannah Gill beats women’s record for World Marathon ChallengeWhat started out as a “crazy ambition” yesterday ended in a world record as the British runner Susannah Gill successfully completed seven marathons across seven continents in seven days to …

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Families of Emiliano Sala and pilot await identification of body

Body recovered from plane wreckage taken to Portland in Dorset to be formally identifiedThe families of the Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson are waiting for a body recovered from the wreckage of their plane to be formally …

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Body recovered from wreckage of Emiliano Sala’s plane

Authorities yet to confirm if remains are that of missing footballer or pilot David IbbotsonA body has been recovered from the wreckage of the plane which crashed with footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson on board.The Air Accidents Investi…

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Hillsborough police chief said Liverpool fans ‘forced’ gate open, court told

Jury hears how Duckenfield told FA chief on day of disaster the casualties were caused by ‘inrush’ of fans into stadiumDavid Duckenfield, the South Yorkshire police officer who commanded the Hillsborough FA Cup semi-final at which 96 Liverpool supporte…

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Friends of UK football fan detained in UAE call for his release

UAE official denies Ali Issa Ahmad was arrested for wearing Qatar shirtFriends of the British football fan who has been arrested and detained in the United Arab Emirates have called on the UAE government to allow him to return home safely to the UK.The…

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Football fan faces ban after throwing pie during Chelsea game

Bournemouth supporter Adam Cox convicted of hurling missile on to pitch amid cup tieA football fan faces being banned from matches after he threw a pie on to the pitch during Chelsea’s league cup tie with AFC Bournemouth.Adam Cox, 27, was convicted in …

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José Mourinho dancing on ice – at last, he’s served up something watchable | Marina Hyde

From his Russian tumble to a Spain prison sentence, the erstwhile United manager has had a dim week. At least it’s entertainingAfter so many years of refusing to give the public what they want, it’s great to see José Mourinho finally serving up somethi…

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Ladbrokes staff told to sign gamblers to online accounts to avoid redundancy

Bookmaker to close 1,000 of its 3,500 shops with redundancies decided by ranking systemBookmaker Ladbrokes Coral is telling shop staff to sign up as many gamblers as possible to online accounts if they want to avoid being among 5,000 employees it plans…

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British man detained in UAE after wearing Qatar football T-shirt to match

Ali Issa Ahmad held over ‘false allegations against security officials’ after initial arrestA British football fan has been arrested and detained in the United Arab Emirates after he wore a Qatar national team shirt to a match.Ali Issa Ahmad, 26, a Bri…