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Ex-football star Cech is man-of-the-match on ice hockey debut

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Former footballer Petr Cech says he has fulfilled a “childhood dream” after producing a man-of-the-match display on his debut as an ice hockey player.

The ex-Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper saved two penalties to lead the Guildford Phoenix to a shoot-out victory against the Swindon Wildcats 2 in his first appearance on Sunday.

Cech – who retired from football in the summer – surprised the sporting world after announcing he had joined the ice hockey team, having played the sport growing up ...

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PM under pressure to concede more ground to Brussels over Brexit

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Boris Johnson is reportedly coming under pressure to give more ground to Brussels as efforts continue to try to reach a Brexit agreement before an EU summit later this week.

UK and EU officials will resume talks in the Belgian capital today with the prospect of an agreement in time for Britain to leave with a deal on October 31 in the balance.

The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier said “technical-level” talks between officials over the weekend had proved “constructive”.

Teen held after man, 20, dies amid spate of London stabbings

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A teenager has been arrested after a 20-year-old man was stabbed to death in southeast London amid a spate of stabbings in the capital.

The victim was found with a stab wound to his chest after police were called to reports of a fight in a street in Bexley on Sunday afternoon.

He was taken to an east London hospital where he died later. A 17-year-old has been arrested and remains in custody.

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Harry Dunn’s parents will meet diplomat’s wife if she agrees to UK return

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The family of Harry Dunn will only meet the American woman involved in the crash that killed him if she agrees to return to the UK, their spokesman has told Sky News.

Radd Seiger said the condition was a “non-negotiable red line in the sand” after Anne Sacoolas, the wife of a US diplomat, revealed through her lawyer that she wanted to meet Harry’s parents, who have travelled to New York.

Harry, 19, died when his motorbike collided with a car ...

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AA seeks new chairman to steer recovery plan

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The AA, Britain’s biggest motoring organisation, has kicked off a search for a new chairman two years after the incumbent’s predecessor was sacked over a bust-up in a bar.

Sky News has learnt that the board of the AA has hired the search firm Korn Ferry to find a successor to John Leach.

City sources said this weekend that a new non-executive would be recruited to join the board early next year as chairman-designate before taking over from Mr Leach in ...

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Queen’s Speech: PM will vow to make UK ‘the greatest place on Earth’

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Legislation to introduce tougher sentences for foreign offenders who try to return to the UK will be among more than 20 bills that will feature in the first Queen’s Speech of Boris Johnson’s premiership.

Number 10 has said restoring confidence to the justice system is a key part of the government’s domestic agenda, which will also include investing in the NHS, tackling violent crime and addressing the cost of living.

Brexit will also feature, with plans to rush through a Withdrawal ...

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Half-marathon cancelled due to man ‘acting suspiciously’

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Organisers have cancelled a half-marathon after police reported a man “acting suspiciously” near the route.

The Great Eastern Run was due to take place in Peterborough on Sunday, but the race director called it off about half an hour after the scheduled start time “in the interests of safety”.

Cambridgeshire Police had been called at 9.50am to reports of a man acting suspiciously on Alexandra Road, close to the wet and windy route, and the information was passed on by officers.

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Heavy rain returns as parts of England face flooding

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Flooding is expected for parts of England as heavy rain returns to sweep across the country, according to the Met Office.

More than two inches of rain could fall in some places within 12 hours on Monday, with yellow weather warnings being issued from Devon on the south coast to South Yorkshire.

The warnings are in place from midday on Monday afternoon to midnight, with cities under the warning including Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham and Portsmouth.

The wet weather will move northwards across ...

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Catholic convert Cardinal Newman elevated to sainthood

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A leading 19th century Anglican who controversially converted to Catholicism has become the first English saint of the modern era.

Cardinal John Henry Newman, born in London in 1801, was one of five people to be canonised, including three nuns and a Swiss seamstress who was said to have the stigmata, the five wounds of the crucified Jesus.

Tens of thousands of people, including Prince Charles, watched Pope Francis as he elevated them to sainthood in the Vatican’s St Peter’s Square.

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Harry Dunn’s parents fly to US to seek justice – what are their options?

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Seven weeks after Harry Dunn was killed in a car crash involving the wife of an American diplomat, his parents have flown to the US to seek justice.

Anne Sacoolas was granted diplomatic immunity after the accident in Northamptonshire on 27 August and left the UK, prompting an international dispute between London and Washington over what should happen to her.

So far, the Foreign Office has had no success in its efforts to persuade the White House to send her back ...

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