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MP Chris Davies charged over expenses claims

Image caption Chris Davies unseated Liberal Democrat Roger Williams at the 2015 general election A Welsh Conservative MP has been charged in connection with allegations over fraudulent expenses claims. Chris Davies, MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, is accused of two offences of making a false instrument and one of providing false or misleading information for allowance claims. The CPS said he was due to appeared before Westminster Magistrates’ Court in March. It said the charges followed a review of evidence submitted by police. Mr Davies was elected in 2015, winning…

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Sports minister Mims Davies to hold meeting with football leaders to tackle abuse

Raheem Sterling was allegedly racially abused during a Premier League match at Chelsea in December Sports minister Mims Davies will hold an “urgent” meeting with football leaders to try to tackle racism and discrimination in the sport. The Football Association, Premier League, Football League, players’ representatives and anti-discrimination groups such as Stonewall and Kick It Out will be invited to the meeting. It follows incidents of alleged racism and abuse in football in recent weeks. “Together we must find a way to tackle this,” Davies said. “Those involved in abuse…

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News – Herdman: Davies can help take Canada to the next level

John Herdman swapped Canada’s women’s team for the men’s side As national programme director, he is also revolutionising the entire set-up Herdman tells FIFA.com about his surprise switch and the rise of Alphonso Davies It was a move that stunned a nation and shocked the football world. While many had speculated over John Herdman’s next job after Canada’s women, no-one predicted it would be with the Canucks’ men. The surprise was not that Herdman had been targeted. Though he had no coaching experience in men’s football, the Englishman boasted a…

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Obituary: Windsor Davies, star of It Ain’t Half Hot Mum

Image caption Pictured in 1981 with Don Estelle and Melvyn Hayes in It Ain’t Half Hot Mum Comedy actor Windsor Davies, who was immortalised as the sergeant major in TV series It Ain’t Half Hot Mum, has died aged 88. Davies, who also topped the pop charts with sitcom partner Don Estelle in 1975, had modelled the role on men he knew on National Service. “Apart from the brilliance of the writing, I think It Ain’t Half Hot Mum was brilliant because that is how it really was,” he told…

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It Ain’t Half Hot Mum actor Windsor Davies dies aged 88

Image caption Pictured in 1981 with Don Estelle and Melvyn Hayes in It Ain’t Half Hot Mum The actor Windsor Davies has died at the age of 88. Davies, best known as the sergeant major in TV series It Ain’t Half Hot Mum, died peacefully on Thursday, his family said. Born in Nant-y-Moel, Bridgend county, he worked as a miner and teacher before turning to acting. His daughter Jane Davies said her parents left a large family “who will all remember them with love, laughter and gratitude”. Davies had retired…

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Swansea University vice-chancellor Prof Richard B Davies suspended

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Prof Richard B Davies has been vice-chancellor of the university since 2003 Swansea University has suspended its vice-chancellor, officials have confirmed. Prof Richard B Davies, who has held the role at the university since 2003, stood aside for an internal investigation to be carried out. The dean of the school of management, Prof Marc Clement, and two other staff members, have also been suspended. A Swansea University spokesman said Prof Davies and Prof Clement were suspended on full pay. In an email, seen by…

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England women 27-19 Canada: Lark Davies scores twice in battling victory

Poppy Cleall (right) celebrates her try Autumn internationals England(15) 27 Tries: Davies (2), Cleall, Smith, Scott Cons: Daley-Mclean Canada(7) 19 Tries: Tessier, Alarie, Holtkamp Cons: Miller, Harvey England needed two late tries to secure victory over a resilient Canada at Castle Park in Doncaster. Two tries from Lark Davies and one from Poppy Cleall gave England a comfortable lead within the first half hour. Canada’s Alex Tessier scored just before half-time, and they went within three points with a breakaway try from Elissa Alarie. But tries from Kelly Smith and…

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Shaun Edwards: Wigan will ‘benefit greatly’ from Wales experience, says Davies

Shaun Edwards has a legendary status with the cherry and whites Former dual-code international Jonathan Davies says Wigan Warriors will “benefit greatly” from what Shaun Edwards has learned in the union game. Edwards has been part of Warren Gatland’s Wales coaching set-up for 10 years, but will leave after the Rugby World Cup to take up the head coach role of the Super League club. “Everywhere he’s been he’s been successful,” said rugby pundit Davies. “He’s got attitude, experience. He has respect and a steely determination.” Edwards spent 14 years…

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European Championships 2018: Georgia Davies sets new European record

GB’s Georgia Davies breaks European record in 50m backstroke heats 2018 European Championships on the BBC Host cities: Glasgow and Berlin Dates: 2-12 August Coverage: Live across BBC TV, BBC Radio 5 live and sports extra plus the BBC Sport website with further coverage on BBC iPlayer, Red Button, Connected TVs and mobile app. Britain’s Georgia Davies set a new European record in the heats of the women’s 50m backstroke in Glasgow. The 27-year-old, who won Commonwealth Games bronze in April, touched the wall in a new record time of…

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Aled Sion Davies fears para sport could take ‘step back’ in Dubai

Aled Sion Davies celebrated double gold at the 2017 World Para-athletics Championships in London Aled Sion Davies says a decision to hold next year’s World Athletics Championships in Dubai could prove “a step back” for para sport. The three-time double world champion fears lessons have not been learned from empty stadiums at the 2015 championships in Doha, Qatar. He recalls it being “depressing” and “sad” when he won his gold medal there. Davies is also critical of the championships being held later in the year, in November. The double paralympic…

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