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Sports ‘Panto parade’ highlights plight of arts venues

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The dames are worried about the future of the UK’s theatre industry Dozens of pantomime dames are marching on Westminster, as part of a day of action highlighting the plight of the live events industry.The socially-distanced parade was organised after the rise in coronavirus cases prompted the cancellation of…

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Sports Ernest Bai Koroma: Sierra Leone ex-leader banned from leaving country

Publishedduration1 hour agoimage copyrightAFPimage captionMr Koroma’s party has denied the corruption allegationsThe authorities in Sierra Leone have imposed a travel ban on former President Ernest Bai Koroma and several officials who served during his term over allegations of corruption. Mr Koroma and more than 100 people will not be allowed to leave the country.They have…

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Sports Presidential debate: How the world’s media reacted

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Global media criticised the tone and content of the debate US voters have endured the first of three presidential debates between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden. The event has also prompted a huge reaction from world audiences who tuned in for the chaotic event. Newspapers and commentators around the…

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Sports French Open 2020: Serena Williams withdraws from competition on day four

Serena Williams beat compatriot Kristie Ahn in the first round on MondayThree-time champion Serena Williams has withdrawn from the French Open because of an Achilles injury.The 39-year-old had been scheduled to play her second-round match against Bulgaria’s Tsvetana Pironkova on Wednesday.The American has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles and was aiming to equal Margaret…

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Sports Rangers: Steven Gerrard signing hopes could hinge on Europa League progress

Steven Gerrard thinks his side are “in a good place”Venue: Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow Date: Thu, 1 Oct Kick-off: 19:45 BSTCoverage: Updates on BBC Radio Scotland and follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and appSteven Gerrard says his plan to add to Rangers’ squad before Monday’s transfer deadline could hinge on reaching the…

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Sports Kylie Jenner’s cosmetics customers’ data compromised

Publishedduration2 hours agoimage copyrightPress Associationimage captionKylie Jenner sold a majority stake in the company for $600m last yearKylie Jenner’s make-up company has warned customers of a security breach compromising names, addresses and the last four digits of credit cards.Shopify said two “rogue” support-team workers had stolen customer data from at least 100 sellers on its…

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Sports Dundee Utd agree to sign Cameroon midfielder Jeando Fuchs from Alaves

Jeando Fuchs earned the first of his two Cameroon caps against Brazil in November 2018Dundee United have struck a deal to sign Cameroon midfielder Jeando Fuchs, according to La Liga side Alaves.Fuchs, 22, has been capped twice by his country and would join the Scottish Premiership club having spent last season at Israeli side Maccabi…

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Sports Georgina Gharsallah: Sussex Police refers itself to watchdog

Publishedduration2 hours agoimage copyrightGharsallah familyimage captionGeorgina Gharsallah has been missing since 7 March 2018A police force which admitted failings during its investigation into a woman’s disappearance has referred itself to the police watchdog. Georgina Gharsallah was last seen in Worthing, West Sussex, in March 2018. A murder inquiry began in August 2019. Sussex Police has…

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Sports France announces ‘gradual’ ban on wild animals in circuses

Publishedduration2 hours agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionHundreds of wild animals are reported to belong to French circusesFrance has said it will gradually ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses as part of sweeping new animal welfare measures.On Tuesday, Ecology Minister Barbara Pompili said, “Our attitude to wild animals has changed.”She also announced a ban…

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