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Fatal fight ‘should never have taken place’

Image copyright SNS Image caption Mike Towell died in hospital the day after the Glasgow fight in 2016 A Dundee boxer died following a fight that “should never have taken place”, a fatal accident inquiry has concluded. Mike Towell died the day after losing in the fifth round to Welsh fighter Dale Evans in September 2016. The inquiry said if …

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Family ‘torn apart’ by PC’s crash death

Image copyright family handout Image caption PC Daniel Clayton-Drabble died after a crash at about 07:40 GMT on 26 December The family of a police officer who died in a road crash say their “world has been torn apart”. PC Daniel Clayton-Drabble was off-duty when he crashed near Whittlebury in Northamptonshire, as he drove home from a shift early on …

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Rail passengers face Christmas disruption

Image caption The Severn Tunnel will shut between Christmas and the new year for electrification work Passengers heading in and out of Wales around Christmas and new year face huge disruption as the multi-billion pound upgrade of the UK railways continue. Travellers leaving or arriving in Wales from London, Cheltenham and England’s south coast have been told to travel early …

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The neo-Nazi paedophile who plotted to kill

A jury has been unable to decide whether Jack Renshaw, a neo-Nazi who admitted a terrorist plot to kill an MP, remained a member of a banned terrorist group. At the end of his fourth and final trial of the past two years, the full story of those cases can now be told. They drank there regularly. Normally on a …

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Anthony Joshua on combating racism: ‘Our parents’ generation has been sleeping’

(CNN)With his unerring professionalism in the ring and philanthropic mission out of it, Anthony Joshua perfectly embodies the modern athlete. It’s a philosophy that’s been mirrored by England and Manchester City star Raheem Sterling, who has emerged as football’s unofficial spokesperson in the battle against racism — calling out the media and governing bodies for a lack of action. “I …

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The new parents and UK’s neo-Nazi terror threat

Image copyright W MIDS CTU Three people have been convicted of belonging to the banned neo-Nazi group National Action. Adam Thomas, 22, and his partner Claudia Patatas, 38, were found guilty with Daniel Bogunovic, 27, of being members of the far-right group – which was proscribed under anti-terror laws after it celebrated the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox. The …

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13 people file for divorce on Christmas Day

Image copyright Getty Images Thirteen people filed for divorce on Christmas Day in England and Wales, official figures show. They were among 455 online divorce applications submitted to HM Courts & Tribunals Service between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day. Twenty-six people submitted applications on Christmas Eve, 23 on Boxing Day and 77 on New Year’s Day. Since April 2018 …

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Why sports stars get passionate about charity

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSpeaking ahead of his fight with Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury said he wants to help homeless people by donating some of his prize money New year, new ideas, time to broaden your horizons? For sporting stars, this might involve participating in a high-profile charitable campaign. After all, nothing announces your arrival as …

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UFC: Conor McGregor comeback ends in defeat amid chaotic scenes

(CNN)A much anticipated comeback to the Ultimate Fighting Championship by Conor McGregor ended in defeat Saturday, with the ugliest scenes coming after the fight. This was followed by one of Nurmagomedov’s camp seemingly entering the octagon and attacking the beaten McGregor inside the octagon. Fines and suspensions may well follow, and could mean the prospect of Khabib being stripped of …

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Floyd Mayweather distances himself from bout with Japanese kickboxer

(CNN)Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has denied that he agreed to fight Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in a televised bout on New Year’s Eve, saying that he and his team had been misled as to the conditions of the fight. Mayweather said he and his team had been “completely derailed by the new direction” of the event, as presented at a …

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