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Daniel Radcliffe hopes JK Rowling trans tweets don’t ‘taint’ Harry Potter

Daniel Radcliffe hopes JK Rowling trans tweets don’t ‘taint’ Harry Potter

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Daniel Radcliffe hopes JK Rowling's comments about gender will not "taint" the Harry Potter series for fans.In a statement posted on an LGBT suicide prevention charity website, the actor said: "Transgender women are women. "Any statement to the contrary erases the identity and dignity of transgender people."JK Rowling had been criticised for tweets taking issue with the phrase "people who menstruate". Radcliffe said this was not about "in-fighting" and added he felt "compelled to say something" because Rowling was responsible for the "course his life has taken". 'Love is the strongest force'Writing on The Trevor Project's website he said he was sorry to anyone whose "experience of the [Harry Potter] books has been tarnished"."If these books taught you tha...
Harry Potter first edition found in skip sells for £33,000

Harry Potter first edition found in skip sells for £33,000

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A first edition Harry Potter book has sold for £33,000 at auction - after being found in a skip.The rare hardback copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was salvaged from the skip at a Buckinghamshire school, and was sold with four other novels from the series that were also discovered dumped. Two Philosopher's Stone paperback first editions went for £3,400 and £3,000 respectively.And first edition copies of the Chamber of Secrets and the Prisoner of Azkaban made £360. Image: The second and third books in the series also sold in the auction. Pic: Hansons Due to coronavirus restrictions, bidders took part in the international auction by phone and online. ...
Birmingham City 0-0 Swansea City: Blues left to rue missed opportunities as Graham Potter works more magic

Birmingham City 0-0 Swansea City: Blues left to rue missed opportunities as Graham Potter works more magic

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MATCH REPORT Lukasz Jutkiewicz had the best chance for the hosts, but skewed his left-footed shot wide Birmingham City were left to rue their missed opportunities as they failed to find a way past a resilient Swansea City side in the ‘Garry Monk Derby’. Despite creating a host of gilt-edged chances in the opening half an hour, the Blues were ultimately frustrated by Graham Potter’s men. Oli McBurnie failed to get into the game for the Swans Lukasz Jutkiewicz had the best chance for the hosts, but skewed his left-footed shot wide after great work by Jota. The result moves the Swans up to second in the table, having played a game more than the rest of the sides in the Play-Off places. Despite having 17 attempts on goal, the ho...
Swansea boss Graham Potter says bouncing straight back to the Premier League will not be straightforward

Swansea boss Graham Potter says bouncing straight back to the Premier League will not be straightforward

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Swansea boss Graham Potter insists bringing the club straight back to the Premier League in his first season will not be easy.The Swans were relegated to the Championship last season and appointed Potter as part of a bold restructure of the club. Potter, 43, managed Swedish club Ostersund for eight years, winning three promotions and the Svenska Cupen while playing an attractive brand of football. Potter is not getting ahead of himself at Swansea However, the Englishman knows immediate success with his new club will be difficult. “It’s not so straightforward. We’ve got to go through a transition, a restructure,” he told talkSPORT. “For us, it’s not about worrying what’s going to happen in May. “It’s about trying ...