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Future of sport in Britain facing serious challenges, say leaders

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British sporting leaders have set out a bleak picture for the future of sport in this country, warning that everything from grassroots to elite performance is in peril because of a lack of funding and the impact of th...

Climate crisis poses ‘serious risks’ to US economy, Biden administration warns

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Joe Biden’s administration on Friday issued a 40-page report warning that the climate crisis “poses serious and systemic risks to the US economy and financial system” and setting out steps for action as “climate impac...

Serious financial problems afflict 40% of US households in recent months

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Nearly 40% of US households have faced serious financial problems, including struggling to afford medical care and food, in the last few months, according to a survey published on Tuesday. The survey by NPR, the Robe...

If we’re serious about ending violence against women, we need to talk about culture

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Last week saw politicians and the police scrambling for solutions to end the epidemic of violence against women. There have been the usual suggestions of rape alarms, more police officers and better lighting, as well ...

Keir Starmer promises ‘serious plan for government’ in conference speech

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Keir Starmer has used a 90-minute conference speech to urge former Labour voters to return to the party, promising he will never “go into an election with a manifesto that is not a serious plan for government”. In his...

Government to take over Southeastern after ‘serious’ breach of franchise

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The government is to strip Southeastern railway services from the private operator, Go-Ahead, after uncovering a missing £25m in what it said was a “serious” breach of the franchise agreement. The railway, one of Brit...

Patisserie Valerie auditors fined £2.3m over ‘serious lack of competence’

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The auditor of Patisserie Valerie has been fined £2.3m and accused of a “serious lack of competence” over its role in the accounting scandal that led to the collapse of the cafe chain. Grant Thornton, which served as ...

Boy, 12, dies after suffering serious injuries at indoor ski centre

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A 12-year-old boy has died after being seriously injured at an indoor ski centre. West Midlands ambulance service and Staffordshire police were called to reports of the child being seriously injured during an activity...

Anthony Joshua is deadly serious while Usyk dresses as the Joker

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One of the most intriguing fights of the year produced a low-key press conference on Thursday afternoon when Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk finally came face-to-face before they meet in the ring on Saturday night a...

‘Everyone was nervous’: Victoria avoids serious damage after major earthquake rocks Melbourne

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Victoria appears to have escaped widespread damage and no injuries have yet been reported after a major earthquake shook Melbourne. Geoscience Australia said the magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit the Mansfield region, abou...

Drama school Lamda finds ‘serious relations breakdown’ under ex-head

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An investigation into complaints made against the former head of the UK’s oldest drama school has reported a “serious breakdown of relations” between her and some staff “due to weaknesses in communication, leadership ...

Klopp says Elliott’s serious injury overshadows Liverpool win at Leeds

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An emotional Jürgen Klopp said Liverpool’s “brilliant” 3-0 win at Leeds had been completely overshadowed by Harvey Elliott sustaining a dislocated ankle on only his third Premier League start. The 18-year-old is facin...

‘This girl means serious business’: the making of Emma Raducanu

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Emma Raducanu’s unprecedented run to the US Open final so soon after committing to the sport is not the first time she has burst through and demanded attention. In November 2015, only three days after her 13th birthda...

Venice film festival 2021 week one roundup – serious firepower

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This time last year, the film world raised a collective glass of prosecco to Venice. It was the first film festival to happen during that brief, sweet interlude between European lockdowns, and the organisation pulled ...

Disturbing review of California sheriff’s department finds serious abuses

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Over the past year, as employees of the scandal-plagued Orange county sheriff’s department received their official use-of-force training, independent investigators from the county were sitting in. Their goal was to id...

Serious collision involving lorry, minibus and car shuts part of M25

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A serious collision involving a lorry, a minibus and a car has closed a section of the M25, with multiple ambulances and air ambulances deployed to the scene. The details of those injured have not yet been released, b...

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