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Anthony Joshua v Jarrell Miller: Madison Square Garden New York bout agreed for 1 June

Miller (right) will almost certainly be the heaviest opponent Joshua has faced Anthony Joshua will fight in the US for the first time when he defends his IBF, WBA and WBO world heavyweight titles against Jarrell Miller on 1 June. Joshua, 29, will take on Miller at Madison Square Garden in the undefeated American’s home city of New York. Miller, with 23 wins and a draw, has never fought for a world title. The 30-year-old will almost certainly be the heaviest opponent Joshua has faced as a professional having weighed…

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Failed London Garden Bridge project cost £53m

Image copyright Heatherwick Studio Image caption A review of the project said £43m of taxpayers’ money had been spent A failed plan to build a bridge covered with trees and flowers over the River Thames in central London cost a total of £53m, it has been revealed. A Transport for London investigation showed The Garden Bridge Trust spent £161,000 on a website and £417,000 on a gala event for the abandoned project. The design of the bridge cost more than £9m and the charity paid its executives a total of…

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Herbal history: Five garden plants with a hidden past

Image copyright RHS Lindley Collections Image caption A book by Leonhart Fuchs on herbal plants published in Basel in 1542 Many garden plants we’re familiar with today have a hidden history. Grown centuries ago for their reputed healing powers, they became garden staples, valued for their beauty, form or scent. Pulmonaria, with its spotted leaves, was thought to symbolise diseased lungs, and used for chest infections. And the mint now found in a pot by the door was recommended to “stayeth bleeding” by early herbalists and apothecaries. There’s more to…

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Winners of the 2019 International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition

British photographer Jill Welham has been announced as the overall winner of this year’s International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition. The North Yorkshire photographer beat 90,000 entrants from more than 50 countries to scoop the top prize of £7,500 with her photogram print entitled Fireworks, below. The image shows Allium flower heads from her garden. Image copyright Jill Welham Welham used a photogram printing process called wet cyanotype, where ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide are mixed to create a photosensitive solution which is then painted on to watercolour paper…

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Big Garden Birdwatch: The winners and losers over 40 years

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The coal tit has become a more regular sight across the UK Which birds do you see in your garden – and which no longer visit? For 40 years amateur birdwatchers have charted the dramatic changes in the Big Garden Birdwatch, run by conservation charity the RSPB. The wildlife survey, which began in 1979, has charted how birds such as the song thrush and greenfinch have been overtaken by the woodpigeon and long-tailed tit. As it returns this weekend, the RSPB has revealed the…

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Double-decker London bus crashes into front garden

Image copyright @KrysTwo Image caption The 118 service to Brixton crashed into a front garden A red London double-decker bus crashed into the front garden of a house. The 118 service to Brixton ploughed through a fence and hit the home in Streatham Vale at about 21:00 GMT on Boxing Day. Photos from the scene also appear to show damage to cars on the street in south London. Transport for London (TfL) said the road had been closed in both directions while emergency services responded to the crash. Image copyright…

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Seal pup found in Terrington St Clement back garden

Image copyright RSPCA Image caption The seal pup was found in a garden four miles (6.4km) away from the sea A three-week-old seal pup was found in a back garden four miles (6.4km) away from the sea. The RSPCA said it was found in Terrington St Clement in Norfolk. It said it believed the pup travelled up a drainage system in the hope of finding water or food. Animal collection officer Naemi Kilbey said she was grateful the “incredibly feisty little fella” was found, otherwise he may have died from…

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Boxing: Canelo pummels Fielding in third round TKO at the Garden

(Reuters) – Saul “Canelo” Alvarez proved too strong for Rocky Fielding as he delivered a third round TKO on Saturday to easily win their WBA super middleweight title fight at Madison Square Garden. The 28-year-old Mexican, a heavy favorite, imposed his will from the opening bell, delivering punishing body shots and knocking down his outmatched British opponent a total of four times. Alvarez, whose record improves to 51-1-2, sealed the win with a left hook that caused Fielding to take a knee and the referee to end the bout. Alvarez…

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‘Canelo’ Alvarez v Rocky Fielding: Mexican lands third-round win at Madison Square Garden

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez knocked Rocky Fielding down four times in an emphatic third-round stoppage win in New York. Alvarez, 28, was heavy favourite and brutal left hands to the body dropped his rival in rounds one and two, all but ending hope of an unlikely upset. A stinging right to the jaw again downed Fielding in round three, before another left connected with the body, prompting the bout to be waved off. Alvarez now holds a minor version of the WBA world super-middleweight title. More to follow. Source link

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Isaac Dogboe: Boxer’s struggle from Ghana to the UK and Madison Square Garden

Isaac Dogboe on meeting Prince Charles, sleeping in a gym and becoming world champion “My dad said ‘don’t phone your mum and tell her the problems we are going through’.” Boxer Isaac Dogboe is detailing a period of homelessness that pre-dated his rise to world champion. As he does so, his father Paul fights back tears just a few feet away. The 24-year-old, who describes himself as “born in Ghana, made in Britain”, can scarcely believe life has changed so much that he now gets to rub shoulders with Prince…

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