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England v France: Chris Ashton replaces Jack Nowell for Six Nations game

Ashton was a 74th-minute replacement in England’s win over Ireland last weekend Six Nations: England v France Venue: Twickenham Date: Sunday, 10 February Kick-off: 15:00 GMT Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and online; text updates and highlights on the BBC Sport website and app; TV highlights on BBC Two at 18:00 GMT. Chris Ashton will make his first Six Nations start since 2013 when England play France at Twickenham on Sunday. The Sale wing, 31, replaces Exeter’s Jack Nowell, who drops to the bench. Lock…

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Speedboat killer: Jack Shepherd’s lawyer receives death threat

Image caption Jack Shepherd appeared in an extradition hearing in the Georgian capital Tbilisi last week Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd’s British lawyer, Richard Egan, has received a chilling death threat amidst torrents of abuse. The letter, which tells him to “remember Jo Cox”, the Labour MP murdered by far right extremist Thomas Mair, has been passed to the police. It talks of stabbing, bombing, features a swastika and the words “Heil Hitler”. Former Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas, says the letter represents an attack on the rule of law. As…

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Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd ‘hiding in Georgia’

Image copyright Steve Parsons Image caption Shepherd let Charlotte Brown drive his speedboat for a “thrill”, the Old Bailey heard A man who killed a woman in a speedboat crash on the River Thames has been in Georgia since March, the BBC has learned. Jack Shepherd went on the run before he was convicted last July for the manslaughter of Charlotte Brown. The BBC has been told “there are records” of Shepherd being in the Georgian capital Tbilisi and “no sign” he had left the former Soviet state. The Met…

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Jack Harper: Malaga’s Scottish forward who walked out on Real Madrid as a teenager’

Jack Harper is a Scotland Under-19 international forward Not many teenagers would walk out on Real Madrid. But Jack Harper is not your typical player. He’s a rare case of a Spanish-born Scot, who learned the game in southern Spain and dreams of playing in a World Cup for Scotland. “When I am here in Spain I feel Spanish, when I go home and see my family I feel Scottish,” he says, in a broad Scottish accent. Harper is bilingual. He might sound like a Scot when talking in English…

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Jack Shepherd: Can a fugitive remain on the run forever?

Image copyright Steve Parsons/PA Image caption Jack Shepherd failed to appear in court and his whereabouts remain a mystery Three days before Jack Shepherd was due to stand trial for manslaughter by gross negligence, police found he had disappeared. He was convicted in his absence of killing Charlotte Brown in a drunken speedboat crash and has spent the last six months on the run. Can a fugitive really evade the law forever? Shepherd had been trying to impress Ms Brown when he let her drive his defective boat along the…

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Jack Shepherd: Anger over on-the-run speedboat killer

Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption Charlotte Brown and Shepherd shared two bottles of wine at dinner before the speedboat crash The family of a woman who died in a speedboat crash on the River Thames have been speaking about their anger that her killer is still on the run. In July, Jack Shepherd was jailed for six years for the manslaughter of 24-year-old Charlotte Brown in 2015. However, the trial was held in his absence and he remains at large. Ms Brown’s father Graham Brown has told The Telegraph…

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China’s ‘Jack the Ripper’ Gao Chengyong executed for murders

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Gao’s first killing took place in 1988, he was only caught years later in 2016 A Chinese serial killer convicted of murdering 11 girls and women between 1988 and 2002 has been executed. Gao Chengyong, dubbed “Jack the Ripper” by Chinese media, followed his victims home before robbing, raping and murdering them. He cut their throats and mutilated their bodies. Gao, a married father of two, was arrested in 2016 at the grocery store he ran in Baiyin, Gansu province. Police managed to trace the…

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Speedboat date death: Jack Shepherd wins right to appeal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJack Shepherd told police he never asked if Charlotte Brown could swim A man found guilty of killing his date in a speedboat crash has won the right to appeal against his conviction, despite being on the run. Jack Shepherd, of Paddington, was jailed for six years in July for the manslaughter of Charlotte Brown, 24. Shepherd, who was absent from his Old Bailey trial, let Ms Brown, of Clacton, drive his speedboat “at full throttle”. The Court of Appeal confirmed a…

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Norwich City 3-4 Derby County: Frank Lampard experiences football first after Jack Marriott winner

Fikayo Tomori’s goal was his second of the season for Derby Manager Frank Lampard said he had never before been involved in a match like Derby County’s astonishing 4-3 win over Norwich City. Jack Marriott grabbed a dramatic late winner as the Rams recovered from 2-0 and then 3-2 down – with five minutes remaining – to edge a gripping game delayed for 20 minutes because of floodlight failure. “It had everything,” Lampard said. “I have certainly never gone back to the dressing room and then come back like that…

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Twitter’s Jack Dorsey answers critics of Myanmar meditation retreat

Image copyright Getty Images Twitter boss Jack Dorsey has responded to criticism of his 10-day meditation retreat in Myanmar, saying: “I don’t know enough and need to learn more.” Last year, Myanmar’s military launched a violent crackdown after Rohingya militants attacked police posts. Since then thousands of people have been killed and over 700,000 Rohingya refugees have fled the country. Mr Dorsey said he was “aware of the human rights atrocities” in Myanmar, also known as Burma. But he added that the trip had been “purely personal” and had focused…

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