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Women’s World Twenty20: West Indies beat England by four wickets

ICC Women’s Twenty20, St Lucia England: 115-8 (20 overs): Dunkley 35, Shrubsole 29 West Indies: 117-6 (19.3 overs): Dottin 46, Campbelle 45 West Indies won by four wickets Scorecard England will play India in the Women’s World Twenty20 semi-finals after a narrow defeat in their final Group A game against West Indies in St Lucia. After losing six wickets in the first 10 overs, England posted 115-8 thanks to an excellent partnership between Anya Shrubsole and Sophia Dunkley. Shrubsole took two wickets in her first over, but Deandra Dottin and…

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Joe Cole retires: Former England, Chelsea & West Ham midfielder quits at 37

Former England and Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole has retired at the age of 37. Cole, who came through West Ham’s youth system before spells at Liverpool, Lille, Aston Villa and Coventry City, has played for United Soccer League side Tampa Bay Rowdies since 2016. He scored 10 goals in 56 games for England between 2001 and 2010. “It has been a dream come true. All of it,” said Cole. “I hope the next two decades are as special as my last 20 years as a professional have been.” Cole made…

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West Croydon bus station crash: 17 injured, one woman seriously hurt

Image copyright Tom Bowell Image caption Police have taped off the scene where a woman is being treated A woman has been seriously injured and 16 others were hurt when a double-decker bus crashed at a south London bus station. London Fire Brigade said the double-decker collided with a car, a single-decker bus and a bus shelter in Station Road by West Croydon bus station. Police were called at about 12:20 GMT. Crews from London Ambulance and London Air Ambulance also attended. Videos on social media show dozens of emergency…

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Women’s World Twenty20: West Indies to begin title defence on Friday

The inside story of West Indies’ Women’s World T20 win in 2016 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Venues: Guyana, St Lucia, Antigua Dates: 9-24 November Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary and in-play video highlights on all games on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and via the BBC Sport website & app; live text commentary on all England & Ireland games, plus selected other matches Hosts West Indies will begin the defence of their Women’s World Twenty20 title on Friday when they face outsiders Bangladesh in Guyana. Earlier at the…

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West Ham 1-3 Tottenham: Son Heung-min double helps Spurs progress

Son Heung-min scored his first goals of the season for Spurs Son Heung-min celebrated his 150th appearance for Tottenham with two goals as they eased past West Ham in the Carabao Cup. Fernando Llorente’s left-footed volley confirmed Spurs passage to face north London rivals Arsenal in the quarter-finals, after Lucas Perez had pulled one back for West Ham with a header. But it was South Korea international Son who stole the show, sweeping Dele Alli’s deft pass into the top corner to open the scoring. Son then extended Tottenham’s lead…

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West Bank visitors attracted to hotel adorned by Banksy art

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (Reuters) – Guests at the Walled Off Hotel in the occupied West Bank town of Bethlehem on Tuesday admired the works of British street artist Banksy, whose wall paintings and other works adorn the establishment. A staff looks on as a statue of a chimpanzee bell-boy is seen at the entrance of Banksy’s the Walled Off hotel in Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank October 23, 2018. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma Three Banksy prints go under the hammer in Paris on Wednesday, a first auction of his works since…

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K-beauty: The rise of Korean make-up in the West

Image copyright Beige Chuu Image caption Why has the West fallen in love with Korean beauty trends? For thousands of years the fashion conscious have used make-up to get their look just right, and keep up with fast-moving trends. Now, the global beauty industry is experiencing a revolution driven by South Korea. Say hello to K-beauty. Young people in Western countries have become infatuated with K-pop – Korean pop music – and Korean soap operas. Many Korean celebrities and pop stars, including the seven-member boy band BTS, are known for…

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‘Fred and Rose West’ couple jailed for rapes

Image caption Avril (left) and Peter Griffiths denied a string of charges from the 1980s and 90s A husband and wife who raped and indecently assaulted young girls have been given lengthy jail terms. Peter Griffiths, 65, was sentenced to 21 years and Avril Griffiths, 61, was sentenced to 15 years. Cardiff Crown Court heard the couple – dubbed “the Fred and Rose West” of their Barry estate in the Vale of Glamorgan – abused girls on a boat and at home in the 1980s and 1990s. Judge Jeremy Jenkins…

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West Ham suspend coach who attended ‘Football Lads’ march

The DFLA march took place in London on 13 October West Ham have suspended one of their youth coaches pending an investigation following his attendance at a rally. It comes after Mark Phillips, who coaches the Hammers’ under-18s, said he attended a march organised by the Democratic Football Lads Alliance. The organisation has been criticised by anti-racism campaigners. Anti-discrimination group Kick It Out said it brought his support for the DFLA to the attention of the Premier League club. Phillips tweeted about attending the DFLA’s march through London last Saturday,…

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West Coast rail: Virgin Rail and Stagecoach net £51.2m in dividends

Image copyright Corbis Image caption Virgin and Stagecoach’s West Coast line has seen a payout of £51.2m Virgin Trains and Stagecoach shared in £51.2m worth of dividends from the West Coast main line railway, shortly before walking away from another franchise. Virgin Rail Group’s dividends, for the year ending 31 March 2018, are almost double the £27.9m that was given back to its shareholders in 2015. The details come after the firms’ East Coast franchise collapsed in June, with the government losing out on £2.3bn. Virgin said strong performance had…

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