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David Dimbleby to leave Question Time

David Dimbleby to leave Question Time

Entertainment
Media playback is unsupported on your device David Dimbleby is to leave Question Time after 25 years on the BBC's flagship political programme.The presenter, who will leave the show at the end of the year, said it was "the right moment to leave".The 79-year-old, who has chaired the show since 1994, insisted he was "not giving up broadcasting" but planned "to return to my first love: reporting".BBC director general Tony Hall called him "a titan in British broadcasting" and a "champion of the public".Dimbleby, who began his broadcasting career more than 57 years ago, is the longest-serving presenter of Question Time.In addition, he has been the BBC's anchorman for all general elections since 1979, as well as the chief commentator for many state ...
The fight to leave the 'open air prison' of Gaza

The fight to leave the 'open air prison' of Gaza

World
Uniformed officials scream at a desperate group of men and women trying to force their way into an indoor football stadium in the Gaza town of Rafah on the border with Egypt. The men and women are desperate because they have effectively won the lottery - a chance to leave Gaza for Egypt - and they do not want to miss the bus. And it is literally a bus.Tens of thousands of people are waiting for their names to be called for travel. But their numbers will be pitifully small. A few hundred people are waiting today but most of them won't cross.The crossing to Egypt was closed for 329 days last year. It is open now for Ramadan, a gesture by the Egyptian government after the violence here in recent weeks, but it is only for a few. Image: ...
Anthony Martial could be tempted to leave Manchester United after World Cup snub, claims former France star David Ginola

Anthony Martial could be tempted to leave Manchester United after World Cup snub, claims former France star David Ginola

Sports
David Ginola believes Anthony Martial may be tempted to leave Manchester United after missing out on a place in France's World Cup squad.Martial's name did not feature when Didier Deschamps revealed his 23-man squad for Russia on Thursday, with the 22-year-old on the stand-by list instead despite starting in France's last friendly game in March. The forward's omission comes after a frustrating campaign for Manchester United. Martial was marginalised at Old Trafford following the arrival of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in January. Anthony Martial will not be pulling on a France shirt at the World Cup this summer He has been linked with a summer move away from the Premier League runners-up, with the likes of Chelsea and Juventus reportedly interested. Asked about Mart...
Gianluigi Buffon will leave Juventus at the end of the season, the goalkeeper confirms

Gianluigi Buffon will leave Juventus at the end of the season, the goalkeeper confirms

Sports
Gianluigi Buffon has announced his decision to leave Juventus at the end of the season.The 40-year-old's last game for the club will be against Verona on Sunday - his 640th in Serie A. "Gianluigi Buffon has been with us all the way on this long rollercoaster ride of a journey, with its lows and then the return to Paradise. We will be forever grateful for his loyalty," president Andrea Agnelli said in a press conference on Thursday morning. "What we now know is that Wojciech Szczesny will be defending our goal next season, as Gianluigi Buffon and so many champions have done before him." Buffon recently captained the side to a seventh consecutive Serie A title and was widely believed to be retiring, but he clearly feels he still has the legs to continue. "Only sure thing at the mom...
Wenger to leave Arsenal after almost 22 years as manager

Wenger to leave Arsenal after almost 22 years as manager

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Arsene Wenger is to leave Arsenal at the end of the season, ending a near 22-year reign as manager.The Frenchman departs a year before his latest contract was due to expire.The Gunners are sixth in the league and set to miss out on a top-four spot for the second straight season, with their hopes of reaching the Champions League resting on winning the Europa League.Wenger, 68, won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups, including the Double in 1998 and 2002."I am grateful for having had the privilege to serve the club for so many memorable years," said Wenger. "I managed the club with full commitment and integrity."To all the Arsenal lovers, take care of the values of the club."Arsenal...