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FA Cup: BBC signs new four-year broadcast deal to show competition live

The FA Cup will continue to be broadcast on BBC Sport until 2025 FA Cup matches will be shown live on the BBC until 2025 as part of a new four-year broadcast deal with the Football Association. The new agreement – which starts at the beginning of the 2021-22 season – will see BBC Sport continue to show live fixtures, highlights and online clips. Up to 18 fixtures a season will be televised – more than ever before. The FA said the deal was “exciting”, adding: “We look forward to…

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Ride-hail firm Lyft launches IPO road show in Uber’s shadow

(Reuters) – Lyft Inc on Monday kicked off the investor road show for its initial public offering (IPO), seeking to woo money managers before its bigger ride-hailing rival Uber Technologies Inc makes its stock market splash in April. An electric scooter from the ride sharing company Lyft is shown on a downtown sidewalk in San Diego, California, U.S., March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake The two IPOs would represent a watershed for Silicon Valley’s technology unicorns, which for years have snubbed the stock market in favor of raising capital privately, with…

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It’s not Brexit (yet), but is it art, asks new London show

LONDON (Reuters) – From Brexit-inspired art to newspaper front pages leading up to Britain’s 2016 referendum on European Union membership, a new London exhibition takes a look at the vote that has divided the nation ever since. Dozens of artworks and newspaper headlines dating from the run-up to when Britons voted to leave the EU are on display at the “Take Back Control” exhibition. The title reflects a “Leave” campaign slogan, but artworks both in favour of and against staying in the EU are on display along with the media…

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‘Dylan the villain’ wins UK’s Crufts dog show

LONDON (Reuters) – A mischievous toy dog known affectionately as ‘Dylan the Villain’ won the Crufts dog show in Birmingham, England, on Sunday. Dylan is a black, white and brown Papillon – a breed named after the butterfly shape formed by their delicate long-haired ears. He won over the judge at the show’s finale to claim the Best in Show title. The four-day competition saw more than 20,000 dogs from 220 breeds compete at the National Exhibition Centre in central England. The event dates back to 1891 and is one…

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Brexit: Crufts breeders at Birmingham show share EU exit fears

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCrufts: How will the dog show be affected by Brexit? The number of overseas dogs being entered at Crufts has dropped for the first time in almost a decade. Organiser the Kennel Club has suggested Brexit could be to blame. So what impact do breeders feel Brexit, particularly a no-deal exit from the EU, could have on the competition? The annual four-day event at Birmingham’s NEC, now in its 128th year, attracts thousands of visitors, breeders, traders and, of course, dogs. However,…

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Crufts dog show opens in Britain with 200 breeds competing

A Labrador looks out from its bench during the first day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, Britain, March 7, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – The world’s largest dog show, Crufts, opened in Birmingham, England on Thursday, with over 200 breeds hoping to land the main “best in show” award. Last year’s overall winner was Tease, a whippet from Scotland. This will be the 128th edition of the annual event that attracted 21,000 dogs last year. Entrants will be taking part in a wide range of activities including…

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Hunterston B: Pictures show cracks in Ayrshire nuclear reactor

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHunterston B: Cracks appear in Ayrshire nuclear reactor The first pictures have emerged of cracking in the graphite bricks which make up the core of nuclear reactors at Hunterston B Power Station in Ayrshire. Reactor three has not produced electricity since cracks were found to be forming quicker than expected. About 370 hairline fractures have been discovered which equates to about one in every 10 bricks in the reactor core. Owner EDF Energy says it does intends to seek permission from the…

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Geneva Motor Show: Why it will be electrifying

Image copyright Geneva Motor Show Image caption About 660,000 people attended last year’s Geneva Motor Show The Geneva International Motor Show, which gets under way in Switzerland this week, is one of the biggest events on the global auto industry calendar. At a time when many traditional motor shows seem to be in decline, with manufacturers increasingly wary of spending cash on big set-piece events, Geneva still looks healthy. Unlike the other major European events, in Frankfurt and Paris, it isn’t dominated by one nation’s manufacturers. Held on neutral ground,…

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Old photos show Katrine aqueduct being built

Image copyright Scottish Water Image caption A steam engine and horse used by workers to transport and move materials Old photographs showing one of Scotland’s most important public works being built have been found in a skip. The photos show the construction of one of the Katrine Aqueducts, which take water to treatment works that supply 1.3 million people around Glasgow. The aqueducts were part of a radical 19th Century plan to supply fresh water from Loch Katrine to Glasgow, 35 miles away. Image copyright Scottish Water The glass photograph…

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