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Spieth leads The Open by two shots – report & highlights

Media playback is not supported on this device 2017 Open Championship on the BBC Venue: Royal Birkdale Dates: 20-23 July Live: Listen to BBC Radio 5 live commentary and follow text updates – including in-play video clips – on BBC Sport website and mobile app. TV highlights on BBC Two. Click for full times. Second round leaderboard -6 Spieth (US); -4 Kuchar (US); -3 Poulter (Eng), Koepka (US); -2 Ramsey (Sco); -1 Connelly (Can), McIlroy (NI), Woodland (US), Bland (Eng) Selected others: E Watson (US), Matsuyama (Jpn) +2 Fisher (Eng),…

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Entertainment news round-up: 15-21 July

A look back at some of the top entertainment stories over the past seven days. Jodie Whittaker was announced as Doctor Who’s 13th Time Lord – the first woman to be given the role. She will make her debut on the show when the Doctor regenerates in the Christmas special. Jodie Whittaker and other sci-fi women breaking the glass ceiling Doctor Who: Fans react to Jodie Whittaker casting The actor Martin Landau (left), star of 1960s TV series Mission: Impossible, died at the age of 89. He won an Oscar…

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UK to bring in drone registration

The UK government has announced plans to introduce drone registration and safety awareness courses for owners of the small unmanned aircraft. It will affect anyone who owns a drone which weighs more than 250 grams (8oz). Drone maker DJI said it was in favour of the measures. There is no time frame or firm plans as to how the new rules will be enforced and the Department of Transport admitted that “the nuts and bolts still have to be ironed out”. The drone safety awareness test will involve potential flyers…

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The Painstaking Process of Preserving a 400-Pound Blue Whale Heart

In 2014, the carcass of a female blue whale washed ashore off the coast of Rocky Harbour, a town in western Newfoundland, Canada. The discovery quickly garnered headlines worldwide as locals scrambled to figure out what to do with the massive mammal that suddenly showed up on their doorstep. (It was one of nine blue whales in the area to perish after being trapped in ice—a tragic loss that resulted in a decrease of the species’ Northwest Atlantic population by 3 percent.) Now, three years later, that very same whale is…

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The Walking Dead: What we learned from the season 8 trailer

Rick Grimes is back! Fans of The Walking Dead have been eagerly waiting for news of what’s to happen to Rick and the Alexandria community when season eight of the zombie drama returns to screens in October. That patience was rewarded with a five-minute trailer which was presented by the cast and creators at Friday’s Comic-Con panel. Ahead of the clip, the team began with an emotional tribute to stuntman John Bernecker, who died last week after falling 30ft (9m) onto a concrete floor during a fight scene on the…

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