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November 18th, 2017 by admin

Spider-Man star and Oscar-winning former politician are up for top theatre awards, while The Ferryman leads the pack with four nominations

The Sherlock star Andrew Scott and the Oscar-nominated Andrew Garfield will go head to head at the Evening Standard theatre awards next month.

Both are nominated for best actor, alongside Bertie Carvel for his work in Ink. The Oscar winner and former politician Glenda Jackson is up for best actress for her return to the stage in King Lear.

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November 18th, 2017 by admin

Tully East’s ability to cope with the rough and tumble makes him a good bet to repeat the success he had in March in another packed Cheltenham field

Those who remember the days when today’s big race was sponsored by Mackeson will no doubt be a little wistful that there is no big-name runner to compare with Bradbury Star, a dual winner of the early 90s. But the race has once more done its job of delivering a big, competitive field and anyone who picks the winner will surely have to give some thanks for luck in running.

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November 18th, 2017 by admin

Chancellor to announce call for evidence on possible measures to cut use of plastics such as takeaway cartons and packaging

The chancellor, Philip Hammond, will announce in next week’s budget a “call for evidence” on how taxes or other charges on single-use plastics such as takeaway cartons and packaging could reduce the impact of discarded waste on marine and bird life, the Treasury has said.

The commitment was welcomed by environmental and wildlife groups, though they stressed that any eventual measures would need to be ambitious and coordinated.

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November 18th, 2017 by admin

• Coach defends tactic of using TUEs within the rules in BBC documentary
• ‘You definitely don’t cross the line and that’s something we’ve never done’

Sir Bradley Wiggins’s former coach Shane Sutton has told a BBC documentary that he regarded therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) as a legitimate way of finding “marginal gains” while staying within anti-doping rules.

The five-times Olympic champion’s use of the corticosteroid triamcinolone on three occasions in 2011, 2012 and 2013 was within the rules because of his doctor’s successful application for the TUEs; his contention has been that the drug – which is widely viewed as performance enhancing and is on the banned list if not used with a TUE – was necessary to treat his pollen allergies. Documents shown to the Guardian in September 2016 showed that the relevant consultants’ letters had stated that the use of the drug was appropriate and the applications were in order.

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November 18th, 2017 by admin

Navy not amused after electronic warfare plane created sky writings in the shape of male genitals over Washington state

An air crew who used their US Navy warplane to draw a penis in the sky above the town of Okanogan, Washington, this week have been grounded, the US Navy said on Friday.

An electronic warfare plane from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in western Washington state created sky writings in the shape of male genitals in the skies over the rural community on Thursday.

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November 18th, 2017 by admin

Telecoms regulator urges parents to destroy the devices, which have been used to listen in on classroom lessons

Germany’s telecoms regulator has banned ​the sale of “smart watches” that can be used by parents to check on their children, saying the devices violated Germany’s strict surveillance laws.

The Federal Network Agency said it had already taken action against several firms that sell the watches online but did not name them.

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November 18th, 2017 by admin

Amid backlash over move to end ban, president says he will delay administration action ‘until such time as I review all conservation facts’

Donald Trump said that he would delay his administration’s decision to allow the importing of elephant body parts from Zimbabwe “until such time as I review all conservation facts” in a tweet Friday evening.

The postponement came just one day after the US Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it would reverse an Obama administration ban on importing elephant hunting trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia.

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November 17th, 2017 by admin

British explorer has been picked up by helicopter from remote airstrip days after going missing, agent confirms

An explorer who was feared lost in the Papua New Guinean jungle has been rescued with suspected malaria five days after he went missing.

Benedict Allen, who has made programmes for the BBC, had gone travelling in an attempt to find the Yaifo tribe, one of the few left in the world that has little to no contact with outsiders, and which he first visited 30 years ago.

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November 17th, 2017 by admin

Appearing in this weeks quiz are Boris Johnson, universal credit and the question of whether fancy fruits are keeping young people off the housing ladder

The EU withdrawal bill continues to make its way through parliament, while Boris Johnson continues to make a variety of headlines as foreign secretary.

Universal credit has come under further scrutiny, while the question of whether cash-strapped young people should be allowed to buy avocados rages furiously across the land.

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November 17th, 2017 by admin

Speaking before breakfast with Theresa May, Leo Varadkar says he wants guarantee ‘written down in practical terms’

Ireland has issued a stark warning that it will block progress of the Brexit negotiations in December unless the UK gives a formal written guarantee there will be no hard border with Northern Ireland.

In sharp remarks before a breakfast meeting with Theresa May, the Irish prime minister, Leo Varadkar, said Brexit-backing politicians had not “thought all this through” in the years they had been pushing for the UK to leave the EU.

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