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Six believed hurt after substance 'sprayed'

Six people are believed to have been injured in Stratford, east London, after reports they had been sprayed with a “noxious substance”. Police were called to the Westfield Shopping Centre just before 20:00 BST. A man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. The Metropolitan Police said there had been reports of a group of males spraying people with the substance. Ambulance and fire services are also at the scene. Those reported injured are believed to be in a number of different locations. The incident is not believed…

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British actor Colin Firth granted Italian citizenship after Brexit vote

Rome: British actor Colin Firth, who has often played the role of a quintessential Englishman in his many films, has become an Italian citizen, Italy’s Interior Ministry said. British media reported last year that Firth had applied to become Italian following the British referendum to quit the European Union. Colin Firth’s wife is Italian. Photo: Supplied “The very famous actor, who won an Oscar for the film The King’s Speech, is married to a citizen from our country and has often declared his love for our land,” the Interior Ministry statement…

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Diego Costa regrets manner of Chelsea exit, but speaks of 'special affection' for club after returning 'home' to Atletico Madrid

Diego Costa’s end to his time at Chelsea was a sad affair Saturday, September 23, 2017 Diego Costa regrets the manner of his Chelsea exit and admits to having “special affection” for people at the club. The 28-year-old finally agreed a move back to Atletico Madrid earlier this week and arrived in the Spanish capital on Friday, ending weeks of exile in Brazil. Costa won two Premier League titles in his three seasons at Stamford Bridge, but his stay ended in acrimony, as he refused to return to the club…

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Rossi completes practice – three weeks after breaking leg

Nine-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi completed two practice sessions for the Aragon Grand Prix, just three weeks after suffering a double leg fracture in a training accident. Having returned to training this week, just 18 days after the accident, he managed 20 laps in total, seven in the first session, 13 in the second. The 38-year-old came in 20th, more than two seconds off the pace. Dani Pedrosa was fastest with a lap of one minute, 59.858 seconds. Ducati’s Jorge Lorenzo was second on the day 2mins 00.072secs with Yamaha…

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Shakhtar Donetsk captain Darijo Srna to miss Champions League clash with Manchester City after testing positive for banned substance

Shakhtar Donetsk captain Darijo Srna has tested positive for a banned substance and will miss next week’s Champions League meeting with Manchester City. The 35-year-old right-back, Croatia’s most capped player with 134 appearances, has denied intentionally doping, but has opted to take a break from playing to focus on clearing his name. Srna said he was notified on Monday by Ukraine’s national anti-doping centre (NADCU) that he had failed an out-of competition test in March.  He said in a statement on the Shakhtar website: “First and most important, I would…

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Sampha leaps up chart after Mercury Music Prize win

Sampha’s debut album Process has jumped back into the top 10 after winning the Mercury Music Prize. It leapt to number seven in this week’s chart – a climb of 145 places – after beating Ed Sheeran and Stormzy to win the £25,000 prize. The new Foo Fighters album, Concrete and Gold, topped this week’s chart. It’s the band’s ninth studio album and the fourth to reach the top of the UK album chart. Process had also been at number seven back in February. Gary Numan also entered the top…

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GB's Deignan under 'no pressure' at Worlds after appendix surgery

UCI World Road Championships 2017: Women’s Elite Race Host: Bergen, Norway Date: 23 September Coverage: 12:35-14:30 – BBC Red Button and online; 14:00-16:00 – BBC One; 16:00-17:30 – BBC Twofull broadcast schedule here Britain’s Lizzie Deignan is enjoying having “no pressure” on her for Saturday’s women’s race at the Road World Championships in Norway. The 2015 champion had her preparations disrupted by emergency surgery to remove her appendix four weeks ago. Deignan, 28, lost 2kg of muscle weight in 13 days of bed rest, but is the leader of Britain’s…

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