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England cricketer Ben Stokes faces trial accused of affray

Media playback is unsupported on your device England cricketer Ben Stokes is to go on trial after being accused of fighting outside a Bristol nightclub in September. The 26-year-old Durham all-rounder is charged with affray after a man allegedly suffered a broken eye socket. Mr Stokes, who missed the Ashes after being suspended from England duties, is accused jointly with two others. Ryan Hale, 26, and 28-year-old Ryan Aslam Ali, both from Bristol, will face trial on the same charge. Mr Stokes was granted unconditional bail after appearing at Bristol…

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Hot shoe shuffle as David Jones leaps into winter with fresh faces

David Jones’ winter campaign theme is “Take the leap” but judging by the footwear on display at its winter launch, a slow shuffle is probably more sensible. Mules, slippers, sneakers and slides were all on show as a fresh-faced cast of models, including several over 40s, previewed the winter trends at the store’s biannual parade on Wednesday. From left: Victoria Lee, Jordan Barrett and Jessica Gomes in the finale of rehearsals for the David Jones autumn-winter parade on Wednesday. Photo: AAP In something of a triumphant gesture, the show opened with…

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Tesco faces record £4bn equal pay claim

Tesco is facing Britain’s largest ever equal pay claim and a possible bill running to £4bn. Thousands of women who work in Tesco stores could receive back pay totalling £20,000 if the legal challenge demanding parity with men who work in the company’s warehouses is successful. Lawyers say hourly-paid female store staff earn less than men even though the value of the work is comparable. Tesco said it worked hard to ensure all staff were paid “fairly and equally”. What you need to know about the gender pay gap Pay…

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Enora Latat’s Colorful Cooking Faces

Are we what we eat? This could be the question behind the work of Enora Latat, a young photographer and visual artist from Bordeaux (France) who has built a visionary universe of portraits in which food is central. Over the past five years, she has worked on Cooking Faces project: an ironic photographic series of eccentric portraits in which faces are decorated with food. The result is an explosion of colourful and crazy pictures straddling anthropologic investigation, food photography and artistic performance. Enora Latat’s passion for travel, body painting and food converge…

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Julie Bishop leads the field of famous faces at Portsea Polo

As Australia’s most senior foreign official, Julie Bishop is a master in diplomacy. So what does she think of Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff’s book about the Trump administration? Foreign Minister Julie Bishop with her partner, David Panton, at the Alfa Romeo Portsea Polo on Saturday. Photo: Luis Ascui “I’m halfway through it. It’s an interesting holiday read,” said the stylish foreign minister, sporting a suntan – no doubt developed during morning runs in her Perth electorate – and her trademark smirk. Ms Bishop was among 6000 people who braved squally and often…

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Australian Open: Johanna Konta faces USA's Madison Brengle in first round

2018 Australian Open Dates: 15-28 January Venue: Melbourne Park Coverage: Watch highlights on BBC Two, the BBC Sport website and app. Live commentary on the best matches on BBC Radio 5 live, 5 live sports extra and online. British women’s number one Johanna Konta will play United States’ Madison Brengle in the first round of the Australian Open. More to follow. BBC coverage times Live scores and results Follow tennis with the BBC Alerts: Tennis news sent to your phone My Sport: Sign up to follow tennis news Let’s block…

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Trump faces presidential fitness test amid raised concerns

President Donald Trump is getting his first medical checkup since taking office, a head-to-toe exam on Friday as questions swirl about the health and fitness of the oldest person ever elected to the nation’s highest office. In advance, the 71-year-old president has pushed back vigorously against suggestions he’s mentally unfit, declaring himself “a very stable genius.” Trump raised concern last month when he slurred some words on national TV. When asked about it, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said questions about Trump’s health were “frankly, pretty ridiculous” and…

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