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Watford news: Former head of medical takes club to employment tribunal, claiming to being sacked because he was English

Walter Mazzarri was the manager at the time and has denied any involvement with the decision to relieve Collinge of his duties Thursday, January 18, 2018 Watford’s former head of medical Richard Collinge is taking the Premier League club to an employment tribunal, claiming he was sacked because he was English, not Italian. The case, which the club have confirmed, will be heard at Watford Tribunal Hearing Centre in September. Collinge left the Hertfordshire club in September 2016 and it was reported in the local media that this was a…

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The dilemma of being sexy over the age of 45

The effects of ageism kick in for women as young as 45 and they are profound. Model Cindy Crawford is 51.  Photo: AP There’s often a dilemma when people who are rarely represented get sudden public exposure. Like the carefully placed person of colour in a magazine or brochure that leaves you with the feeling it was done so the company can clap delightedly and say, “Look how racist we aren’t!” We want and need to see representation of people outside slim, young, straight, conventionally attractive, able-bodied, white people, but in marketing…

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England's Ben Stokes 'keen to clear his name' after being charged with affray

Ben Stokes has said he is keen to clear his name after being charged with affray. The Crown Prosecution Service announced on Monday the England all-rounder had been charged following a fight outside a Bristol nightclub in September. Two other men have also been charged in relation to the matter and they will appear at a magistrates’ court in due course. Stokes, who missed England’s Ashes series in Australia over the winter following the incident, wrote on Twitter: “I want to thank all those who have continued to support me…

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Donald Trump denies being a racist after 'shithole' row

President Trump has denied that he is racist, after a row broke out over his alleged use of the word “shithole” to describe African nations. Mr Trump reportedly used the term last week during a bipartisan Oval Office meeting on immigration reform. He has now told reporters: “I am not a racist. I’m the least racist person you will ever interview”. It is the first time the president has responded directly to the racism accusations. He made the denial to White House press pool reporters at the Trump International Golf…

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Usain Bolt targets Manchester United contract after being offered Borussia Dortmund trial

Bolt fancies himself as a footballer following his retirement from athletics Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Usain Bolt is to have a trial with Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund in a bid to fulfil his dream of playing for Manchester United. Bolt retired in August at the Athletics World Championships in London – finishing with a bronze medal in the men’s 100m. However, he looks set for a sensational career switch after Borussia Dortmund offered him a trial in March. Speaking to the Daily Express, Bolt said: “In March, we’re going to…

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