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Pep Guardiola: Man City boss says ‘racism is everywhere’

Pep Guardiola says Raheem Sterling is an “incredible” person Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says “racism is everywhere” following the alleged racial abuse of his forward Raheem Sterling in a game at Chelsea. A police investigation is under way into an incident involving Sterling during City’s 2-0 Premier League loss at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. “Racism is everywhere, it’s not just in football,” said Guardiola on Tuesday. “We have to fight to make a better future for everyone, not just in England but everywhere.” Chelsea say they are “fully supporting”…

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Raheem Sterling: The Man City star, off the pitch

Image copyright Getty Images Chelsea have now suspended four people from matches after allegations of racial abuse towards Raheem Sterling on Saturday. If you look closely at the incident at Stamford Bridge, the 24-year-old Man City player appears to chuckle as the crowd shout in his direction. His first football coach Paul Lawrence isn’t surprised. “From a young age he’s always had to put up with a lot of that anyway,” he told Radio 1 Newsbeat. “It’s due to the area he’s from and due to the background he’s from.…

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The last man standing on the Calf of Man

Image copyright Paul Corrin Image caption From a young age, Daniel Woollard’s dream was to become an estate warden When a fellow warden slipped and broke his ankle, Daniel Woollard was left in charge of a tiny nature reserve in the Irish Sea. What is it like living on one of the UK’s most isolated islands? When the 22-year-old from Essex volunteered to work on the Calf of Man, his family thought he had lost his mind. Not long after he became the only full-time seasonal resident on the one-mile…

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Grace Millane: Man appears in court charged with backpacker’s murder

Image copyright Lucie Blackman Trust Image caption The 22-year-old arrived in New Zealand in mid-November for the second part of her round-the-world trip A 26-year-old man has appeared in court in New Zealand charged with the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane. Miss Millane disappeared in Auckland on 1 December – police ended their search on Sunday after finding a body on the outskirts of the city. The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is due in court next month. Court documents showed he had been living at…

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Man City Women edge out Birmingham

Blues’ teenage goalkeeper Hannah Hampton was at fault for Man City’s goal but was otherwise impressive Manchester City moved level on points with Arsenal at the top of the Women’s Super League with a 1-0 win against an in-form Birmingham City. Forward Georgia Stanway scored the only goal, robbing Blues goalkeeper Hannah Hampton as she dealt with a back-pass and slotting in from an acute angle. The home side created few genuine chances to add to the lead, although Hampton saved well from Abbie McManus. Lucy Staniforth’s free-kick smacked the…

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Bollywood, Beyonce and bling as daughter of India’s richest man set to marry

(Reuters) – U.S. singer Beyonce will perform at the wedding of the daughter of India‚Äôs richest man, Mukesh Ambani, along with Bollywood stars, and guests will be flown in on 100 chartered flights in lavish marriage celebrations. Construction workers install glass on the exterior of Gulita, a bungalow which according to local media will be the marital home of Isha Ambani, daughter of the Chairman of Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani, in Mumbai, India, December 7, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas Isha Ambani, 27, will marry Anand Piramal, 33, in the financial capital…

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Corrie Mckeague: Police trace man on CCTV footage

Image caption Corrie Mckeague’s mother said the CCTV footage showed her son “did not go in the bin” A man captured on CCTV and believed by missing Corrie Mckeague’s mother to be her son has identified himself to detectives, police have said. Police viewed the footage during their investigation into the airman’s disappearance from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, in September 2016. His mother Nicola Urquhart said the public would be “horrified” to see it, as it cast doubt on the police theories over her son’s whereabouts. Police said the man…

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Pep Guardiola: Man City boss says Blues chiefs have told him club will not be banned

Pep Guardiola has spoken to chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak (left) and chief executive Ferran Soriano (right) about the issue Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he has been assured by senior figures at the club that they will not be banned from Uefa competition for Financial Fair Play irregularities. A series of allegations were made in Der Spiegel last month after what City said were “leaks” and an “organised attempt” to smear the club were passed on by the Football Leaks organisation. Reports this week suggested the claims could lead to…

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Backpacker Grace Millane missing in New Zealand ‘last seen with man’

Image copyright Lucie Blackman Trust Image caption The 22-year-old was backpacking after graduating from university in September Missing backpacker Grace Millane was last seen at a hotel with a “male companion”, police have revealed. The 22-year-old, from Essex, described by her father as “lovely” and “family-orientated”, vanished in New Zealand six days ago. Detectives in Auckland say they have spoken to the man and have identified an apartment at the Citylife Hotel as a location of interest. Det Insp Scott Beard said police “hold grave fears for her safety”. Miss…

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Why Chelsea are still adapting to Sarri as Man City approach footballing nirvana

Three of Chelsea’s six league titles have come in their first season under a new manager, which is a feather in the cap for the club’s HR department and explains why hopes were high this season when they went unbeaten in their first 12 matches. Maurizio Sarri is the first Premier League coach to avoid defeat in his opening dozen matches yet they head into Saturday’s home game with Manchester City 10 points adrift of the reigning champions. Pep Guardiola is attempting to win his ninth league title in his…

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