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Marcelo Bielsa ‘spy’ revelation: Leeds United boss ‘reminded of club’s integrity and honesty’

Marcelo Bielsa (left) and Frank Lampard shook hands both before and after Friday’s game at Elland Road Head coach Marcelo Bielsa will be “reminded of the integrity and honesty” of Leeds United after he admitted sending a staff member to ‘spy’ on a Derby County training session. Before Leeds’ 2-0 win over the Rams on Friday, Bielsa said he was responsible after a man was seen outside the Rams’ training ground the previous day. Leeds have also “formally apologised” for Bielsa’s pre-match conduct. The Football Association has said it is…

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Bellingcat: The website behind the Skripal revelation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption British journalist Eliot Higgins founded Bellingcat in 2014 The apparent unmasking of a Russian man accused of the Salisbury poisoning has made headlines around the world, but for many the source of the revelation may still be unfamiliar. Bellingcat, a website which describes itself as “the home of online investigations”, published the bombshell piece on Wednesday. It said that one of the suspects was not a civilian on a sightseeing trip, the explanation put forward by Russian President Vladimir Putin, but rather a highly-decorated…

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Chris Evans’ pay revelation a factor in his exit, says BBC director general

Image caption Tony Hall said Evans had been under “pressure” after his salary was revealed BBC director general Tony Hall has said the publication of star salaries was a factor in radio presenters Chris Evans and Eddie Mair choosing to leave. Lord Hall told a parliamentary select committee: “In the case of Eddie and Chris, you really need to ask them. “But undoubtedly, disclosure has been a factor in their decision to leave.” He added: “We have to recognise we’re not going to attract people at the kind of mega…

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Poldark’s Aidan Turner ‘a revelation’ in stage role

Image copyright Marc Brenner Image caption Turner (centre) has said he doesn’t feel objectified by women Critics have given a warm welcome to Poldark actor Aidan Turner’s return to the stage after a 10-year absence, with one describing him as “a revelation”. Turner plays an Irish revolutionary in The Lieutenant of Inishmore. The Telegraph’s Dominic Cavendish wrote: “Turner’s intense stare carries a surprising amount of charge away from the small-screen.” “What’s more of a revelation is his capacity to turn on a sixpence between hard-man and cry-baby.” Martin McDonagh –…

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Exeter University student explains racist message revelation

Image copyright Satchit Srikanth Image caption Arsalan Motavali says he has no regrets about his decision to go public with the “vile” WhatsApp messages “It went from crude humour to racial slurs. Awful things were said about rape. Every group was targeted.” Exeter University student Arsalan Motavali is talking about the WhatsApp group he was in with fellow members of the university’s law society. “[The messages] started to get progressively worse after certain people were added.” Five months on and several of them have been expelled after Arsalan’s post of…

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