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Climate change: Six questions about the Cumbria coal controversy

Climate change: Six questions about the Cumbria coal controversy

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Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish warned England place could be at risk by Danny Murphy after latest controversy – ‘If you repeat offend, you won’t play’

Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish warned England place could be at risk by Danny Murphy after latest controversy – ‘If you repeat offend, you won’t play’

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Danny Murphy has warned Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish to behave himself or risk losing his place in the England squad. The 25-year-old was today banned from driving for nine months and fined a total of £82,499 after crashing his Range Rover during March’s coronavirus lockdown. Getty Images - Getty Grealish was in the news for the wrong reasons on Tuesday He also pleaded guilty to a separate offence of careless driving after prosecutors said an unmarked police car spotted him driving at more than 90mph along the M42 at ‘close to an intimidating distance’ on October 18. The early years of Grealish’s career was dominated by front-page headlines, from a picture of him sprawled on a pavement in Tenerife aged 19 to images of the Englishman inhaling ‘la...
Stormzy in Twitter tirade against Rees-Mogg over Grenfell controversy

Stormzy in Twitter tirade against Rees-Mogg over Grenfell controversy

Entertainment
Stormzy has called Jacob Rees-Mogg "an actual piece of s***" and called for his resignation after the politician's Grenfell comments. The rapper said the comments showed "politicians are actual aliens" and that Mr Rees-Mogg is a "scumbag". Mr Rees-Mogg, who is the leader of the Commons, said it would have been "common sense" for Grenfell Tower residents to ignore advice and leave the burning building.Speaking on LBC's Nick Ferrari on Monday, Mr Rees-Mogg said: "I think if either of us were in a fire, whatever the fire brigade said, we would leave the burning building."It just seems the common sense thing to do and it is such a tragedy that that didn't happen." Advertisement Mr Rees-Mogg subsequently ap...
Melbourne Cup controversy marks weekend horse racing

Melbourne Cup controversy marks weekend horse racing

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Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The Breeders' Cup, of course, is the big story in weekend horse racing but there's plenty more action outside Southern California, from England to Hong Kong and even Australia, where final preparations are under way for the Melbourne Cup. We cover the Breeders' Cup separately. Here's the rest of the scoop you don't want to overlook: Santa Anita We'll start with the Breeders' Cup host track, which offers the usual fine supporting program. The Breeders' Cup abandoned its brief flirtation with stayers years ago but it's become traditional for the host track to take up that slack. So, Friday's $ 200,000 Grade II Marathon, at 14 furlongs on the main track, features a field of six with Campaign as the 4-5 favorite. The 4-year-old Curlin colt won the 1 1/2 Cougar II Handicap...
Roman Polanski film premieres at Venice amid controversy

Roman Polanski film premieres at Venice amid controversy

Entertainment
Roman Polanski's new film has had its premiere at the Venice Film Festival, despite controversy over its inclusion.Argentine director Lucrezia Martel, who is chairing the festival's jury, said she did not want to "congratulate" the director and that his participation in the festival made her "uncomfortable". Polanski, who is wanted in the US after admitting to sex with a minor in 1977, did not attend the screening.J'Accuse (An Officer and a Spy) stars Oscar-winning actor Jean Dujardin. Martel later stressed she had no "prejudice" against Polanski's film, and would see it after the gala premiere.The film is a historical thriller telling the true story of French Jewish arm...