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Gary Lineker’s political tweets could help him avoid £4.9m tax bill

Presenter’s tweets on Brexit and Tories could form part of case that he is not a typical BBC or BT Sport employeeGary Lineker’s political tweets could help the presenter avoid a £4.9m tax bill, as part of a continuing dispute about whether he should be…

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‘Dark forces’ preventing Newcastle from being ‘powerhouse’, says Mike Ashley

HMRC ends long-running investigation into club’s affairsAshley files claim against Premier League after failed takeoverNewcastle United’s owner, Mike Ashley, has claimed “dark forces” are preventing the struggling Premier League club from emerging as a…

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Dalian Atkinson: officer told ex-footballer ‘keep your head down’, murder trial hears

Witness on third day of trial says she had to look away in horror as police officer stamped on his head in 2016 incidentA police officer accused of murdering the former footballer Dalian Atkinson told him to “keep your head down” as he repeatedly stamp…

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Dalian Atkinson: officer told ex-footballer ‘keep your head down’, murder trial hears

Witness on third day of trial says she had to look away in horror as police officer stamped on his head in 2016 incidentA police officer accused of murdering the former footballer Dalian Atkinson told him to “keep your head down” as he repeatedly stamp…

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Police officer’s attack played ‘significant’ role in Dalian Atkinson’s death, trial hears

Ex-footballer was shot with Taser weapon and kicked twice in head, in what prosecution says was use of unlawful forceAn attack by a police officer on the former footballer Dalian Atkinson, in which he was shot with a Taser for 33 seconds and kicked twi…

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Police officer’s attack played ‘significant’ role in Dalian Atkinson’s death, trial hears

Ex-footballer was shot with Taser weapon and kicked twice in head, in what prosecution says was use of unlawful forceAn attack by a police officer on the former footballer Dalian Atkinson, in which he was shot with a Taser for 33 seconds and kicked twi…

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Dalian Atkinson: ex-footballer murdered by police officer in street, jury hears

PC Benjamin Monk alleged to have used Taser weapon on former Aston Villa player in Telford and kicked him in head in 2016The former Premiership footballer Dalian Atkinson was murdered in the street by a police officer, who shot him with a Taser stun gu…

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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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‘The beautiful game is gone’: Manchester reacts to fan protests

Outside the Lowry Hotel, people are unsure if demonstrations will work but united about their necessity There’s a new bit of graffiti on the Trinity Bridge dividing Manchester and Salford: “Fuck United” reads the scrawl on one of the suspension pillars…

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Fans’ ‘frustration’ must be understood, says minister after Manchester United protest

James Cleverly condemns violence at Old Trafford on Sunday but says supporters must be at heart of gameThe “frustration” felt by fans towards some football clubs had to be understood, a government minister has said in the wake of Sunday’s pitch invasio…

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Fans’ ‘frustration’ must be understood, says minister after Manchester United protest

James Cleverly condemns violence at Old Trafford on Sunday but says supporters must be at heart of gameThe “frustration” felt by fans towards some football clubs had to be understood, a government minister has said in the wake of Sunday’s pitch invasio…

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Ryan Giggs pleads not guilty to domestic abuse charges

Former Manchester United player appears in court on charges of assaulting ex-partner and her sisterThe former Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs has pleaded not guilty to three charges of domestic abuse against his ex-partner and her sister.Giggs,…

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Ryan Giggs pleads not guilty to domestic abuse charges

Former Manchester United player appears in court on charges of assaulting ex-partner and her sisterThe former Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs has pleaded not guilty to three charges of domestic abuse against his ex-partner and her sister.Giggs,…

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Ryan Giggs pleads not guilty to domestic abuse charges

Former Manchester United player appears in court on charges of assaulting ex-partner and her sisterThe former Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs has pleaded not guilty to three charges of domestic abuse against his ex-partner and her sister.Giggs,…

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Partner in Saudi bid to buy Newcastle United is major Tory donor

Jamie Reuben’s involvement in bid supported by Boris Johnson raises more cronyism questionsAn investor in the planned takeover of Newcastle United that received high-level support from Boris Johnson last year is a major Conservative party donor who has…

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Boris Johnson urged to reveal if he endorsed Super League plans

PM pressed to explain nature of meeting with Manchester United CEO days before ill-fated launchBoris Johnson has been urged to reveal whether he signalled his endorsement of the European Super League (ESL) when he met the chief executive of one of the …

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Footballers to boycott social media in mass protest over racist abuse

Professionals from top English leagues will log off Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for the whole of next weekend’s fixturesThe world of English professional football will unite for an unprecedented four-day boycott of social media next weekend to prot…

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Punish Super League clubs for breakaway, say 60% of fans

Survey finds even supporters of the ‘big six’ feel their team should be penalised for attempting to form a separate leagueMost people believe the six English Premier League football clubs involved in the proposed European Super League should be punishe…

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With the ESL, football fans have shown how to take on corporate power and win | Owen Jones

If popular outrage can have such a dramatic effect in football, then why not in even more consequential areas of life?If the age of There Is No Alternative has an ethos, it is this. Elected governments no longer have any levers to pull: their powers ha…

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Ryan Giggs charged with domestic violence offences

Former Manchester United player and Wales manager to appear at magistrates court next week The former Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs has been charged with domestic violence offences after police were called to his home in Salford last year.Gig…