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Phil Neville a candidate for England women head coach role

Former Manchester United and England full-back Phil Neville is a contender to take over as England women’s boss. Mo Marley has been in temporary charge since Mark Sampson was sacked following evidence of “inappropriate behaviour” in a previous role in September. But Neville, who has previously coached with Manchester United, Valencia and England Under-21s, would represent a surprise appointment. England are ranked third in the world, with the 2019 World Cup due in France. The Football Association (FA) had planned to appoint a new head coach by the end of…

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Alabama Senate race: Trump candidate under spotlight as state votes

Alabama voters are heading to the polls in a Senate election that could have wider implications for Donald Trump. Republican candidate Roy Moore, a former Alabama judge who is embroiled in allegations of child sex abuse, has been endorsed by the US president. Mr Trump’s support is at odds with much of the Republican establishment, who have distanced themselves from the 70-year-old Christian conservative. The race between Mr Moore and Democrat Doug Jones has been too close to call. Mr Moore denies claims by several women that he made unwelcome…

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Focus: You Might Be a Candidate For a Spiritual Vacation

The words “vacation” and “spirituality” are not often used in the same sentence, but maybe it’s time for that to change. When we think about vacations, we might picture reclining in a hammock between palm trees, while reading through a peaceful paperback novel. And while nobody doesn’t like relaxing, achieving true peace is much different than simply not working. Peace is achieved through activity of the mind and body. It’s work, but not the kind of work that typically takes place within an office. The work we’re talking about takes…

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WATCH: Finn for mayor – the candidate with added bark

Yes, that is a dog running for mayor… Wednesday, September 13, 2017 While many parts of the world may be crying out for inspiring political leadership one Canadian town has taken that search to a new level. Meet Finn – a five-year-old Australian cattle dog who is running for mayor of St John’s in Newfoundland. Finn, who is no stranger to the camera having starred in the film Maudie, announced his candidacy with campaign video highlighting the issues of potholes and snow clearing. Unsurprisingly, with his canine charm, the four-legged…

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South Thanet Tory candidate Craig Mackinlay charged over expenses

The Conservative candidate for South Thanet has been charged for alleged overspending in the 2015 general election campaign. Craig Mackinlay, who is running again on 8 June, stands accused under the Representation of the People Act 1983, alongside his election agent Nathan Gray and party activist Marion Little. The Conservative Party said the allegations were unfounded. Other Tory candidates were investigated but no charges were brought. Police forces have been investigating whether MPs’ agents should have filed costs for battle bus visits to constituencies under local expenses. The Conservative Party…

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