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Former international players launch concussion legal action against RFL

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A group of former international rugby league players have formally announced their intention to bring legal action against the Rugby Football League, claiming the governing body failed to protect them from the risks o...

Ikea owner buys Topshop’s former London flagship store

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The owner of Ikea has bought Topshop’s former flagship store on Oxford Street, once the jewel in Sir Philip Green’s retail empire, for an estimated £378m, creating a new central London home for the Swedish furniture b...

Walter Smith, former Rangers and Scotland manager, dies at 73

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Rangers have announced the death of their former manager Walter Smith at the age of 73. Smith, who also took charge of Everton and Scotland, won 21 trophies during two spells in charge at Ibrox. That makes him the sec...

Former vaccine chief will return to NHS role amid concern over booster jabs rollout

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The senior official credited with the early success of the Covid vaccine rollout in England is returning to the NHS to resume her role overseeing the programme, months after leaving to become the head of Boris Johnson...

Former associate of Rudy Giuliani convicted over illegal campaign contributions

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A New York jury convicted a former associate of Rudy Giuliani on Friday of charges that he made illegal campaign contributions to influence US politicians and advance his business interests. The verdict was returned i...

Former jockey alleges that weighing-room abuse drove him from racing

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A former National Hunt jockey has spoken for the first time about what he says was a campaign of physical and verbal abuse by a weighing-room valet that ultimately led him to walk away from the sport. The former rider...

Former Nazi camp secretary goes on trial over murders of 11,000 people

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A 96-year-old former secretary at a Nazi concentration camp has gone on trial in Germany for alleged complicity in the murder of more than 11,000 people imprisoned there, three weeks after she attempted to flee the pr...

‘Some call it a circus’: dictator’s son, boxing icon and former actor vie to lead Philippines

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A dictator’s son, an actor-turned-mayor, and a champion boxer: an eclectic mix of personalities declared this month that they would compete to become the Philippine’s next president. More than 60 million Filipinos wil...

‘Safe’ standing barriers are anything but, says former Wembley Stadium manager

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The introduction of safe standing areas could create new safety problems in football grounds, according to Noel Jeffs, an expert in stadium operations and a former general manager of Wembley Stadium. This month the Sp...

Spanish former police inspector in court over ‘sewers of state’ scandal

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A former police inspector accused of spying on and working to discredit some of Spain’s most high-profile politicians and business people has gone on trial to face charges including bribery, forgery, extortion and inf...

Should you ask for a pay rise? Not according to the former Pepsi CEO

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Money is so tacky, darling, don’t you think? Indra Nooyi, who was one of the highest-paid CEOs in the world during her tenure at PepsiCo, certainly seems to take that view. In an interview this month with the New York...

Former runner Mary Cain sues Nike and Salazar for $20m over alleged abuse

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Former middle-distance runner Mary Cain has filed a $20m lawsuit against disgraced coach Alberto Salazar and Nike alleging she suffered years of emotional abuse. Cain was considered a generational talent when she was ...

Former MasterChef contestant’s book pulled amid plagiarism accusations

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A cookbook by former MasterChef contestant and restaurant owner Elizabeth Haigh has been quietly pulled from circulation by its publisher after Haigh was accused of copying recipes by another author. Haigh’s Makan, a ...

Former Iranian president Abolhassan Bani-Sadr dies aged 88

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Abolhassan Bani-Sadr, who became Iran’s first president after the 1979 Islamic revolution before fleeing into exile in France, has died aged 88. He died on Saturday at the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital in Paris following...

New rule in Britain will end practice of sending former racehorses to abattoirs

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Horses trained and entered to race in Britain must be signed out of the human food chain in their passports from 1 January 2022, in a significant change to the Rules of Racing. The change follows a controversial BBC i...

‘Long Covid is real’: former athlete warns about debilitating battle after coronavirus – video

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Will Smith, now 24 years old, caught Covid-19 in March 2020 after returning to Melbourne from Boston. The young Victorian had spent four years on the Northeastern University's rowing team, training more than 12 times ...

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