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Sideman quits Radio 1Xtra over BBC’s use of racial slur

Sideman quits Radio 1Xtra over BBC’s use of racial slur

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BBC 1Xtra DJ Sideman has quit the station over the use of a racial slur in a BBC News report. Sideman, real name David Whitely, said in a statement the "action and the defence of the action feels like a slap in the face of our community". The N-word was used in full in a report about a racially aggravated attack in Bristol, broadcast by Points West and the BBC News Channel.The BBC has defended the use of the slur but accepted it caused offence.More than 18,600 complaints have been made to the BBC over the broadcast. In addition, broadcast regulator Ofcom said it received 384 complaints. In a video on Instagram, captioned "I can't look the other way", Sideman said: "I've thought long and hard about what I'm about to say and what it means. "And on this occa...

Transfer news LIVE: Dortmund make last-ditch attempt to keep Sancho from Man United, Arsenal ‘set to sell’ Lacazette for £30m, Chelsea get warning over Havertz

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]Keep up to date with all the latest transfer news, rumours and gossip with the summer window now open… LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Premier League done deals: Every completed signing in summer 2020 transfer window Arsenal ‘agree personal terms’ with Philippe Coutinho over potential loan deal Borussia Dortmund launch last-ditch attempt to keep Sancho from Man […] talkSPORT
Up to 1,500 jobs to go at WH Smith over ‘slow’ lockdown recovery

Up to 1,500 jobs to go at WH Smith over ‘slow’ lockdown recovery

Business
WH Smith is looking to cut up to 1,500 jobs after the high street retailer said its recovery from the COVID-19 lockdown remained slow.With other firms also threatening redundancies, including PizzaExpress, DW Sports and Hays Travel, it brings the total number to almost 6,000 so far this week alone. WH Smith said it was starting to consult with staff over the cost-cutting plans after its revenue was down 57% in July compared with the same month last year, even as its shops started to welcome customers back. While most of the loss came from its coronavirus-hit travel business, the company said its shops in airports and train stations had been hit by low passenger numbers, while its high street stores also suffered from low footfall.It said it now expected to make a loss of between £70m a
Scott Parker ‘emotional’ and ‘proud’ as Fulham seal immediate return to Premier League with Championship play-off final win over Brentford

Scott Parker ‘emotional’ and ‘proud’ as Fulham seal immediate return to Premier League with Championship play-off final win over Brentford

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An ‘emotional’ Scott Parker insisted he is ‘proud’ of his Fulham side after they beat Brentford 2-1 in the Championship play-off final.A Joe Bryan extra time brace ensured the Cottagers sealed an immediate return to the Premier League at Wembley. GETTY Scott Parker masterminded Fulham’s promotion in his first full season in management Speaking to Sky Sports, Parker said: “I feel emotional and I suppose the journey you go on, you know the ups and downs and along the way the disappointment. “I’m the face that fronts it up, but behind the scenes, the support network of people, they keep you going in those times. “That’s why I feel emotional, I feel for those people that aren’t here [due to coronavirus] and the fans supporting the team. “As a manager you’ve so
Esper: Nation grieves over 9 service members killed in training

Esper: Nation grieves over 9 service members killed in training

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Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Monday the United States grieves the deaths of eight Marines and a Sailor who were killed over the weekend when their amphibious assault vehicle sank off the coast of California's San Clemente Island. "A grateful nation and the Department of Defense grieves the tragic loss of the Marines and Sailor lost in the amphibious assault vehicle accident off the coast of San Clemente Island," Esper said in a statement. "Our prayers and condolences are with the family and friends of these brave young men." Advertisement Only one body has been recovered and the other service members are presumed dead after an extensive 40-hour search was called off and became a recovery mission on Sunday after the vessel sank with 15 Marines and one Navy sailor on...