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Silverwood insists England players back him and points finger at county game

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Chris Silverwood has been given no assurances over his future as England head coach but insists he retains the support of his players despite their Ashes thrashing. The 46-year-old has also become the latest member of...

£576,000 office renovations will save taxpayers money, EU official insists

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A vice-president of the European parliament is facing questions after it was revealed he had spent nearly €690,000 (£576,000) on lavish office renovations. Rainer Wieland, a Christian Democrat MEP from Germany, spent ...

Norman Mailer has not been ‘cancelled’, his son insists

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Norman Mailer’s son has denied reports that the late writer has been “cancelled” over his controversialist views. Earlier this week, the journalist Michael Wolff, author of the Trump White House exposé Fire and Fury, ...

‘Barça are back’: Laporta insists club can attract stars after Torres signing – video

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The Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, says the club are “back as big players” in the transfer market after Ferran Torres was unveiled at Camp Nou following his move from Manchester City.“Everybody in the world should...

Antonio Conte insists he has nothing to prove on Chelsea return with Spurs

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Antonio Conte says he has nothing to prove to anyone at Chelsea as he prepares for a first return to Stamford Bridge since his sacking in 2018. The manager goes back with Tottenham on Wednesday night for the Carabao C...

Joe Root insists England team is ‘not a dictatorship’ as third Ashes Test looms

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Joe Root insists the whole England team are pulling in the same direction going into the Boxing Day Ashes Test, stressing his captaincy is no “dictatorship”. Root was critical of the lengths his bowlers offered up as ...

Ghislaine Maxwell sex-trafficking trial ‘over-hyped’, brother insists

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Before opening arguments in Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial for allegedly aiding the late financier Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuse of minor girls, the Briton’s brother protested over what he called “the most over-hyped tria...

Steven Gerrard insists Aston Villa job is not a ‘stepping stone’ back to Liverpool

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Steven Gerrard has rejected any suggestion that he views the Aston Villa job as a stepping stone to the manager’s role at Liverpool, saying he would be happy to see Jürgen Klopp stay in his position for life. Speaking...

Thursday briefing: Johnson insists UK not ‘remotely corrupt’

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Morning everyone. This is Martin Farrer bringing you the day’s top stories. Sir Geoffrey Cox has earned at least £6m from his second job since he entered parliament, a Guardian analysis reveals, and records show that...

The government insists that I owe £583, but it won’t tell me why

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Two months ago, I received a letter from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) stating that I owed it £583.32. There was no explanation of how this “debt” arose, just details of how to repay. Initially, I thought...

Emma Raducanu insists off-court commitments will not affect training

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Emma Raducanu says she has told the people around her that she refuses to allow any off-court commitments since her US Open triumph to influence work on the court and training will always be the priority. “I made it v...

Xi Jinping insists China will achieve ‘reunification’ with Taiwan – video

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The Chinese president, Xi Jinping, said on Saturday that reunification with Taiwan must happen and that it would happen peacefully, despite a week of tensions. Xi spoke at an official celebration in Beijing's Great Ha...

Emma Raducanu insists she will not be dazzled by spotlight after US Open win

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Emma Raducanu says she will endeavour to continue working in exactly the same manner as before her shock US Open victory last month as she adjusts to the increased attention and her transformed status as the newest gr...

Sacking Koeman not the answer, insists De Jong after Barça crash at Benfica

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A 3-0 defeat at Benfica in the Champions League heaped more pressure on Barcelona’s under-fire manager, Ronald Koeman, but the midfielder Frenkie de Jong said sacking him would not solve the club’s problems. Barcelona...

Farrell, Vunipolas and George still have England futures insists Saracens’ McCall

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Owen Farrell’s England place is not under threat from the fast-emerging Marcus Smith, and the international careers of the Vunipola brothers and Jamie George are also far from over, according to their longtime coachin...

Clarence Thomas insists supreme court justices do not rule based on politics

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Supreme court justices do not rule according to personal views and are not politicians, the hardline conservative justice Clarence Thomas said on Thursday evening. “I think the media makes it sound as though you are ...

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