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May 30th, 2017 by admin

Canadian PM invites pontiff to travel to Canada to say sorry to thousands placed in residential Catholic schools where they were abused

Justin Trudeau has urged Pope Francis to visit Canada to apologise to indigenous peoples for the Catholic church’s treatment of aboriginal children in schools it ran there.

Starting in the late 19th century, about 30% of children of Canada’s native peoples, or about 150,000 children, were placed in what were known as “residential schools” in a government attempt to strip them of their traditional cultures and ancestral languages.

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May 29th, 2017 by admin

Manchester to me is a city of music, gigs and happy nights out. I can understand Morrissey’s shock and anger at the Arena attack

Manchester was never harmless. Nowhere is. Creepy men hung around Piccadilly Gardens when I was growing up, the Moors Murderers prowled the streets near my school and it was common knowledge in my classroom that Jimmy Savile was luring little girls into his dressing room at the Dickenson Road studios where Top of the Pops was made before it moved to London.

Related: Manchester will recover, but some victims will not. Don’t forget them

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May 29th, 2017 by admin

• British driver admits frustrations after seventh place in F1 Monaco Grand Prix
• Vettel leads standings by 25 points heading into Canadian GP on 11 June

Lewis Hamilton has said he is determined to solve the problems that have stymied his bid for a fourth Formula One world championship after a difficult weekend at the Monaco Grand Prix. The British driver could manage only seventh place in Monte Carlo and will now go to the Mercedes factory at Brackley to address performance issues that have cost him vital points in his battle with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.

Vettel won in Monaco, beating his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen into second place though Ferrari’s pit strategy was interpreted as deliberately favouring the German. Hamilton had struggled to get his tyres into the correct operating window temperature all weekend and failed to reach the final qualifying session as a result. Starting from 13th on the grid and with overtaking difficult at Monaco his task was damage limitation and he was happy with the result. However he now trails Vettel by 25 points in the title race and was clear that he could not afford to suffer similar problems again.

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May 29th, 2017 by admin

Veteran journalist Dan Rather leads a chorus of people calling on the president to acknowledge the heroism of Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche and Rick Best

Pressure is mounting on the US president, Donald Trump, to make a comment on the racist attack in Portland, Oregon that left two men dead.

Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, and Rick Best, 53, were fatally stabbed on Friday while intervening to stop a racist attack on a Muslim teenager on a commuter train.

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May 29th, 2017 by admin

Finborough, London
An Iranian teacher is confronted by one of her former pupils in Matt Parvin’s claustrophobic two-hander about social and racial prejudice

Matt Parvin is a young, Dorset-born playwright who has come up with a claustrophobic two-hander about a conflict of race, class, gender and generations. It is compellingly acted by Harry Melling and Jasmine Hyde but, for all its prickly tension, it is difficult to suspend one’s disbelief in the improbability of the situation.

Bella is an Iranian teacher in a rural state school who finds herself cornered in a deserted classroom by an ex-pupil, Kane, who 10 years before got her fired from her job.

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May 29th, 2017 by admin

BBC children’s TV presenter from 1960s and 70s who became famous for his ‘Get down, Shep!’ catchphrase has died aged 83

The former Blue Peter presenter John Noakes, the show’s longest serving presenter fondly remembered by a generation of children’s television viewers for encounters with special guests including an incontinent baby elephant, has died at his home in Spain aged 83, after suffering for many years from Alzheimer’s disease.

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May 29th, 2017 by admin

11.36am BST

Back on Chatrier, Muguruza has broken to love at 4-4 and will serve for the match. Still, if this is to be Schiavone’s Roland Garros swansong, she’s going down with all guns blazing. At 0-40 down in her service game, the Italian well nigh hit the cover off the ball with a forehand that drifted just wide. Will Muguruza hold her nerve to see it out?

11.33am BST

Over on Court 3, Aljaz Bedene, the Ljubljana-born British No3 is going well against Ryan Harrison, the American ranked 42nd – 10 places above Welwyn Garden City’s finest sporting export. Bedene is two sets to the good, 6-4, 6-0, although he’s 4-1 down in the third. We’ll keep an eye on that one.

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May 29th, 2017 by admin

Travellers warned to check status of flights before heading to airport as Gatwick says it will run full schedule on Monday

British Airways passengers are facing a third day of disruption at Heathrow as the beleaguered airline continues to deal with the fallout from a computer crash.

Short-haul flights from the airport faced fresh cancellations and delays, after the IT glitch led to scenes of chaos at Heathrow and Gatwick over the weekend. Both airports have warned bank holiday travellers to check with the airline before travelling to the airports on Monday.

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May 29th, 2017 by admin

11.34am BST

5th over: England 20-6 (Bairstow 0, Willey 0) Jos Buttler plays the situation for two minutes with some sober blocks, then clips Rabada for a handsome four through midwicket, then perishes. England are down to the bowlers already. And no sooner has Adil Rashid come in than he is out, driving loosely to second slip. That’s four wickets in the last seven balls.

A tweet from Gary Naylor. “It’s the done thing to play every wicket like it’s par 350, but you’d be happy to be 45-1 at lunch in a Test in these conditions.”

11.32am BST

Another mindless slash, another sharp catch. ENGLAND ARE 20-6.

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May 29th, 2017 by admin

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11.37am BST

Grievous Bodily Harmer on here. About time that one of these got out so that Sanga can have a shot at his sixth straight ton.

11.35am BST

Hahaha look what England are up to!

Related: England v South Africa: third ODI – live!

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