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British tourists warned to 'stay in resorts' in Jamaica security emergency

British tourists are being warned they should stay inside their resorts in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The Jamaican government has declared a state of emergency in the St James parish, after a number of “shooting incidents”. The Foreign Office has told British tourists to stay in the confines of their hotels as a “major military operation” takes place. About 200,000 British tourists visit Jamaica every year. A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: “[Tourists] should follow local advice including restrictions in selected areas, and exercise particular care if travelling at night….

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Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker: ‘Only superhuman effort can stop me becoming undisputed champion’, says British star

Anthony Joshua believes it will take a superhuman effort for Joseph Parker to stop him from becoming undisputed world heayweight champion. Joshua will put his WBA and IBF belts on the line as he looks to add the New Zealander’s WBO strap to his collection in the second ever bout between two undefeated champions at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on March 31. Parker’s promoter David Higgins brought up Joshua’s ‘weak chin’ during Tuesday’s London press conference, something he admitted as a ploy to land the mouth-watering clash, but the…

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British Cycling failures 'hindered' jiffy-bag inquiry – UK anti-doping agency

UK Anti-Doping (Ukad) claimed its ‘jiffy-bag’ investigation had been “hindered” and may have even been “potentially compromised” by British Cycling’s failure to report doping allegations sooner, the BBC can reveal. In a confidential and highly critical letter dated 14 November 2017, and sent after Ukad halted its inquiry into a mystery 2011 medical delivery, British Cycling was told its medical storeroom at the National Velodrome had been “chaotic and disorganised”. The agency also pointed to “little if any evidence of supervision or executive oversight” of team doctors. Ukad had refused…

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Tyson Fury: British Boxing Board of Control wait on medical documents

British boxing chiefs say they are “nowhere near” granting Tyson Fury a licence to fight and still require medical records to lift his suspension. The British Boxing Board of Control suspended Fury’s licence in 2016 owing to “anti-doping and medical issues”. Fury, 29, accepted a backdated two-year anti-doping ban in December and is working towards a return in 2018. He tweeted on Wednesday that he would be “applying for my licence today” and would be back in the ring in April. But the BBBofC has not spoken to Fury and…

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Heather Watson: British number two into Hobart International last eight

Britain’s Heather Watson is through to the quarter-finals of the Hobart International after a 6-2 6-2 win over wildcard Jamiee Fourlis. The 25-year-old, who won the tournament in 2015, took just an hour and 10 minutes to defeat the Australian, 18. Watson, who lost only 13 points on serve in the match, now faces world number 55 Donna Vekic from Croatia. “I felt the match was a lot tougher than the score suggested,” said Watson, the British number two. “We had a lot of close games and I think just…

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Andy Murray: British number one has surgery on hip injury

Britain’s Andy Murray has had hip surgery in Melbourne and says he hopes to be playing again in time for this summer’s grass-court season. The former world number one, 30, has not played a competitive match since he was knocked out of Wimbledon in July. The ongoing problem forced the Scot to pull out of the Australian Open, which begins on 15 January. “I’m not finished playing tennis yet. I’m going to be competing at the highest level again,” he said. “I’m very optimistic about the future – the surgeon…

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News: British Airways over-hauls catering in World Traveller cabin

British Airways is today announcing a multi-million-pound investment in its World Traveller (long-haul economy cabin) catering, introducing an exciting and expanded new menu, which provides more quantity and quality to both meals and great snacking options throughout the flight. Previously customers travelling in the cabin were served a complimentary snack, a three-course-meal or a light meal, depending on the time and length of their flight as well as a complimentary bar service of hot and cold drinks. The new catering arrives from January 17th, and the menus that will change…

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