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Mr Nice Guy v hairdryer: the dilemma facing Solskjær before crunch games

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Ole Gunnar Solskjær is the touchline Mr Nice Guy whose breezy demeanour may be counterproductive. To find a sighting of the manager scolding a Manchester United player is akin to a search for Lord Lucan: it could take...

Jacinda Ardern facing biggest challenge yet as New Zealand switches to Covid suppression

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This week, New Zealand’s locked down cities woke to a brave new world of lifted restrictions: state-sanctioned picnics in parks, the prospect of reopening schools, a chance to reunite with friends and family. Infusing...

‘Big squeeze’: UK university applicants facing stiffest competition in years

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Sixth-formers applying to university this year may face the toughest competition for a decade, particularly for courses such as medicine, with prestigious universities giving out fewer offers or requiring higher grade...

M5S mayor of Rome facing election defeat, exit polls suggest

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The mayor of Rome, Virginia Raggi, is in danger of being ousted in local elections, according to exit polls, which showed a far-right candidate ahead in the race for Italy’s capital. Raggi was hoping to win a second m...

Tories facing calls to return cash from donors named in Pandora papers

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The Conservative party conference was on Monday engulfed in a growing scandal over Tory donors and their alleged links to corruption, with Boris Johnson facing calls to hand back cash and submit the party to an invest...

Tory triumphalism will anger voters facing empty shelves and a fuel famine

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If a week is a long time in politics, 24 months is an eternity. Tories are gathering in Manchester highly conscious that their party last met for an in-person conference two tumultuous years ago. Since he last strutte...

Headteacher to leave top London school facing safeguarding allegations

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One of the UK’s most highly paid headteachers is to leave his role at a leading academy after 21 years. Colin Hall’s departure comes at a turbulent time for Holland Park school which has faced a string of incendiary c...

Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka facing three months out with knee ligament injury

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Arsenal expect Granit Xhaka to be out for three months with a knee ligament injury sustained in Sunday’s derby victory over Tottenham, meaning the midfielder may not return until early in the new year. Xhaka was withd...

Former West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels facing corruption charges

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The former West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels has been charged with four counts of breaching the Emirates Cricket Board’s anti-corruption code. The charges were laid by the world governing body, the International ...

Anthony Joshua expects Usyk fight to be his toughest since facing Klitschko

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Anthony Joshua has suggested his world heavyweight title defence against Oleksandr Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday night could be his most difficult fight since he beat Wladimir Klitschko in an epic batt...

Derby County facing potential 21-point deduction in administration

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Derby County face a potential 21-point deduction after filing for administration. The club will be automatically issued with a 12-point deduction upon officially appointing administrators, which they are expected to d...

Coronavirus live news: UK epidemiologist warns over third wave; Philippines facing ‘learning crisis’, says Unicef

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Neil Ferguson says UK must boost immunity by vaccinating more teenagers; 80% of parents in Philippines worried their children ‘learning less’

Avocados and vanilla among dozens of wild crop relatives facing extinction

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Wild relatives of some of the world’s most important crops, including potatoes, avocados and vanilla, are threatened with extinction, according to a study. Vanilla, an orchid native to South and Central America, is fa...

GP staff facing abuse from patients over cancelled blood tests

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GP surgery staff are facing abuse from patients who are “angry and upset” that their blood test has been cancelled because of the NHS-wide chronic shortage of sample bottles. “Patients are angry when we ring them up a...

Morrison facing state resistance over reopening plan as NSW Covid crisis worsens

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States are continuing to push back against the terms of a nationally agreed plan to open up the country once vaccination rates hit 70% and 80%, warning the worsening Covid crisis in NSW could yet be a dealbreaker. As ...

Labour facing strike action over plans to cut quarter of workforce

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Labour faces potential strike action among its staff following plans to cut about a quarter of its workforce amid a funding crisis and a restructuring of the party’s organisation. The Unite and GMB unions said they wo...

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