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18 августа, 03:40

Gunfire rings out in Cambrils during counter-terrorism raids – video

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People take cover as approximately eight shots ring out in the town of Cambrils, about 120km from Barcelona early on Friday. Catalan police later confirmed that officers shot dead four alleged ‘perpetrators’ and injured one more during the counter-terror raids there. It follows the deaths of at least 13 people in a van attack in Barcelona.Barcelona van attack – latest updates Continue reading...

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18 августа, 02:01

Collection of Yeats family treasures to go on display for first time

Letters from poet WB Yeats to his first love, and artwork by his brother, sisters and father will be auctioned at Sotheby’sA treasure trove of Yeats family material, including hundreds of passionate, rueful and philosophical letters from the poet William Butler to the first of his many loves, and the desk at which he wrote them, will go on public display for the first time in Dublin and London in September, before being sold in a Sotheby’s auction in London.The sale will include books, paintings, furniture and personal possessions relating to all the members of the extraordinarily artistic family, whose lives and work were also woven into the history of 20th century Ireland. The material includes not just the letters from the Nobel laureate poet WB Yeats but also his hair brushes, many works by his painter brother Jack B Yeats, an important group by their artist father, John B Yeats, including family portraits and his last self-portrait, and original artworks and embroidery designs for the Cuala Press founded by the poet’s sisters, Lolly and Lily, using skills they had learned at the Kelmscott Press founded by William Morris and from his textile artist daughter, May. Continue reading...

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18 августа, 02:01

Leaving EU without deal would not be a disaster, says thinktank

Institute for Economic Affairs says UK should resort to WTO rules and strike free trade agreements with trading partners Leaving the European Union without a deal in place would not spell disaster for the UK economy, according to a free market thinktank advocating trade with the rest of the world over a “hamstrung” deal with Brussels. Despite repeated warnings that leaving without an agreement would hurt British companies and consumers, the report from the Institute of Economic Affairs, published on Friday, says the UK could remove all import barriers to achieve lower prices for consumers, increased productivity and higher wages. Continue reading...

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18 августа, 02:01

Pizza and crisps makers urged to reduce fat to tackle childhood obesity

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Public Health England widens focus from cutting sugar as children are copying adults in consuming too many calories per day Public health bosses are urging food manufacturers to make chips, pizzas, crisps and burgers healthier, opening a second front in efforts to tackle childhood obesity.Public Health England wants to go further than the focus on cutting sugar by demanding firms that make products eaten regularly by children ensure they are far less fattening by reducing the calories in them. Continue reading...

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18 августа, 01:31

Castleford secure first league title after overpowering Wakefield

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• Castleford 45-20 WakefieldFor Castleford, this was a night many of their supporters – and players – may have thought would never materialise. Many have attempted to devalue the importance of the League Leaders’ Shield as Castleford closed in on the prize in recent weeks, but as the gates were locked at this famous old ground just before kick-off, it would have taken a brave man to try to suggest it meant nothing for a town where rugby league is everything. Related: Castleford’s Daryl Powell: winning league bigger then Grand Final victory Continue reading...

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18 августа, 01:23

Tottenham agree club-record £42m fee for Ajax defender Davinson Sánchez

• Mauricio Pochettino closes in on Colombia centre-half• Club officials are thrashing out a deal for the 21-year-oldTottenham are closing in on their first signing of the transfer window after they agreed a club record fee of up to £42m with Ajax for centre-half Davinson Sánchez, with the Colombia defender now expected to compete his move in the coming days. Related: Fall of pound means Tottenham face paying more for Davinson Sánchez by the day Continue reading...

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18 августа, 00:45

UNKLE: The Road, Part 1 review – cinematic, orchestral and pensive

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(Songs for the Def)When James Lavelle ran hip 1990s label Mo’ Wax, his genre-busting UNKLE project called on stars from Thom Yorke to Ian Brown, before Lavelle’s career nosedived in a blizzard of cocaine. Today, the guest list – ranging from soul singer Eska to Tricky-like rapper Elliott Power – isn’t so starry, but it is effective, and Mark Lanegan delivers the strings-soaked symphonic goth of Looking for the Rain with typical aplomb. Elsewhere, Lavelle’s bankruptcy has brought reflection. UNKLE’s cinematic first album in seven years opens with actor Brian Cox asking, “Have you thought about the mistakes you’ve made?” Continue reading...

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18 августа, 00:30

Eric Bailly: ‘We are going to demonstrate that Manchester United are world class’

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Having once juggled football with a job managing phone boxes, the Ivory Coast centre-back has worked hard to get where he is – and having impressed in his first season at Old Trafford he is keen to follow in the footsteps of club legendsFollowing Eric Bailly’s impressive opening season at Manchester United his ambition to be a warrior centre-back for José Mourinho and emulate Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand as club legends is firmly on track.When Bailly arrived last summer from Villarreal the manager viewed him as having potential but requiring time to adjust to English football. Yet after starting the opening victory at Bournemouth the 23-year-old impressed and became an instant first choice. Despite the disruption of October’s knee injury that ruled him out for six weeks, Bailly closed the campaign with 38 appearances in all competitions, a League Cup winners’ medal, and he would have started May’s Europa League final triumph if not suspended. Continue reading...

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18 августа, 00:12

Michael Keane off mark as Everton beat Hajduk Split in Europa League

• Everton 2-0 Hajduk Split• Goals from Keane and Idrissa Gueye enough for ToffeesEverton kept a third consecutive European clean sheet and will take a healthy lead to Croatia for next week’s second leg of their play-off. Hajduk’s Split’s boisterous supporters proved to be more troublesome than their players and Everton ought to be able to claim a place in the Europa League proper from here, even if they really should have won by a more convincing margin.It is just as well Wayne Rooney has already scored the first goal of his second spell at Goodison because he will look back at the chances he had in this game and wonder how he failed to get on to the scoresheet. “I was really happy with the first half, really unhappy with the second,” said Ronald Koeman. “We dropped the tempo too much after going two up, and that scoreline was not the maximum we could have taken from the game. Winning 2-0 is fine in the Premier League, you get three points, but here we have another game to play and we have made it more difficult than it needed to be.” Continue reading...

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18 августа, 00:06

Eni Aluko 'hush-money' case: FA bows to pressure and reveals findings

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England footballer paid £80,000 after bullying complaint, but barrister found insufficient evidence to uphold claimsThe Football Association has bowed to growing pressure surrounding the Eni Aluko “hush-money” case by revealing the reasons why the barrister they employed to investigate the matter cleared the England women’s team manager, Mark Sampson, of allegedly making a comment with “racial and prejudicial” connotations to the player. Related: FA under pressure to explain £80,000 payment to Eni Aluko after bullying complaint Continue reading...

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17 августа, 23:48

Cook and Root shine for England against West Indies in day-night Test

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• First Test, day one: England 348-3 v West Indies• Cook unbeaten on 153; Root out late for 136The game was not transformed by all the hullaballoo about the unusual format. No matter what time it starts class will out. So it was that Joe Root cruised to his 13th Test century against a friendly West Indies attack with Alastair Cook dutifully following in his captain’s wake with his 31st hundred. Their efforts ensured that the England players went to bed – soon after the close of play one assumes – in charge of the game. When the floodlights were turned off England were 348 for three.Root and Cook have played long enough not to be apologetic about taking runs from one of the weaker bowling line-ups on the Test circuit. They ruthlessly sensed their opportunity to make hay in the afternoon sunshine. Root reached his century just before “tea” was taken at 6.40pm, Cook calmly registered his after the interval under the floodlights against the old pink ball, which was showing little inclination to misbehave. Continue reading...

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17 августа, 23:17

Have you been affected by the attack in Las Ramblas?

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If you’ve been affected by the terror attack in Las Ramblas Barcelona, you can share your experiences with usBarcelona van attack – latest updatesAt least 13 people are dead and dozens injured after a van crashed into a crowd of people in Barcelona’s Las Ramblas area.If you witnessed the attack, or have been affected by it, you can share your experiences with us. Continue reading...