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Virgil van Dijk wants to be ‘a legend of Liverpool’ – in-depth wide-ranging BBC interview

Virgil van Dijk has played 54 times for Liverpool since his £75m move from Southampton just over a year ago Virgil van Dijk has had a dramatic rise from Groningen to Liverpool, via Celtic and Southampton, to become the player considered by many to be the best defender in the world. The Netherlands international sat down with Guillem Balague and, in a wide-ranging interview for BBC Radio 5 live, discussed growth spurts, the box set he has watched eight times, getting drunk at Disneyland and his aim to be remembered…

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FA Cup: Wolves v Man Utd quarter-final live on BBC

FA Cup fifth round: Watch the best goals The FA Cup quarter-final between Wolves and Manchester United will be broadcast live across the BBC next month. The Red Devils’ trip to Molineux will be on BBC One and the BBC Sport website at 19:55 GMT on Saturday, 16 March. Millwall against Brighton – at 14:00 GMT on Sunday, 17 March – will also be screened live on BBC One and online. Watford v Crystal Palace and Swansea v Manchester City – both of which will take place on the Saturday…

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Sainsbury’s-Asda merger in jeopardy – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images The UK’s competition watchdog has said the proposed tie-up between Sainsbury’s and Asda could push up prices and cut choice for customers. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it was “likely to be difficult” for the chains to “address the concerns”. The CMA also said the merger could lead to a “poorer shopping experience”. Sainsbury’s boss told the BBC the findings were “outrageous” and he would continue to challenge them. Chief executive Mike Coupe described the CMA’s analysis as “fundamentally flawed” and said the firm…

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Who is Derek Hatton? – BBC News

For anyone under the age of 40, the name Derek Hatton will probably not mean much – so why has the news that he has rejoined the Labour Party provoked so much comment? Mr Hatton’s expulsion from Labour in 1986 was seen as the defining moment in then leader Neil Kinnock’s efforts to purge the party of the “hard left”. It was a stepping stone towards the creation of Tony Blair’s New Labour – and the banishing of Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell and others on the left of the party…

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Huawei founder says Huawei CFO arrest was politically motivated: BBC

(Reuters) – Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said on Monday that the arrest of his daughter, Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, was politically motivated. FILE PHOTO: Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s chief financial officer (CFO), is seen in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters December 6, 2018. Huawei/Handout via REUTERS “Firstly, I object to what the U.S. has done. This kind of politically motivated act is not acceptable,” Ren told the BBC in an interview. Canada arrested Meng on Dec. 1 at the request of the United States.…

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Huawei founder says Huawei CFO arrest was politically motivated: BBC

FILE PHOTO: Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s chief financial officer (CFO), is seen in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters December 6, 2018. Huawei/Handout via REUTERS (Reuters) – Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei told the BBC on Monday that the arrest of his daughter, Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, was politically motivated. “Firstly, I object to what the U.S. has done. This kind of politically motivated act is not acceptable,” Zhengfei told BBC in an interview. Canada arrested Meng on Dec. 1 at the request of the United…

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FA Cup: Quarter-final draw – watch live on BBC One on Monday

Fantastic Foden, nose ‘splattering’ saves & cabbage-patch pitches FA Cup fifth round: Chelsea v Manchester United Date: Monday 18 February Venue: Stamford Bridge Live on BBC One from 19:00 GMT, plus live text commentary on the BBC Sport website The draw for the FA Cup quarter-finals will take place live on BBC One following Monday’s fifth-round tie between Chelsea and Manchester United. Championship outfit Millwall, the lowest-ranked team left in the tournament, beat AFC Wimbledon to reach the quarter-finals for the second time in three years. Crystal Palace proved too…

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Obituary: Andrea Levy – BBC News

Image copyright David Levenson Andrea Levy told the stories of the Windrush generation with humour and compassion. As Britain struggled to revive its post-war economy, invitations were extended to citizens of the Empire. “Come and make your lives in the Mother Country”, the advertisements said. Levy’s books chart the experiences – and disappointments – of the first Caribbean immigrants and their children. Her Jamaican father, Winston, was aboard the Empire Windrush, the first ship to dock at Tilbury in 1948. The open arms which the 492 men expected were not…

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