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Speed skater given Games' first drugs ban

XXIII Olympic Winter Games Venue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 February Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage times Japanese speed skater Kei Saito has become the first athlete to be excluded from the 2018 Winter Olympics for a doping violation. Saito failed an out-of-competition doping test prior to the Games, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said. The 21-year-old has left the athletes’ Olympic Village voluntarily but insists he is innocent. He tested positive for acetalozamide, a banned…

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Tessa James has given birth to her first child

Love Child actor and cancer survivor Tessa James has welcomed her first child. The 26-year-old made the announcement on Instagram, posting a photo of her husband, former NRL player Nate Myles, pushing a pram. Tessa James arrives for the David Jones Spring Summer 2017 collection launch. Photo: AAP She captioned the image with a quote from Winnie the Pooh: “As soon as i saw you i knew a grand adventure was about to happen.” James was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at 23 years old. She entered remission in 2015, after 12 rounds of chemotherapy…

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Doctors given approval for UK's first 'three-person babies'

Doctors have received permission to create the UK’s first “three-person” babies for two women at risk of passing inheritable diseases to their children. The two cases involve women who have mitochondrial diseases, which are passed down by the mother and can prove fatal. Three-person babies involve an advanced form of IVF that uses a donor egg, the mother’s egg and the father’s sperm. Doctors at the Newcastle Fertility Centre will carry out the procedure. The decision was approved by the UK Fertility Regulator, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA)….

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AFC Bournemouth news: Cherries given green light to build new training complex

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Bournemouth have been given approval to build a new multi-million pound training complex. Plans for the former Canford Magna Golf Club, around seven miles north-west of the club’s Vitality Stadium, were given the green light by the Borough of Poole last month, subject to a referral to the Secretary of State. However, the application has not been called in by the Secretary of State, meaning the Premier League club can start developing the 57-acre site, which the club acquired last year. According to the club’s website,…

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Abortion clinics to be given star ratings by Care Quality Commission

Abortion clinics are among a new group of healthcare services which will have to publicly display official ratings from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The Department for Health is extending the CQC’s current ratings programme. It means all healthcare organisations in England offering regulated care are now going to be rated by the commission and marks will have to be available. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said: “These changes are a world first for patient safety.” He added that “modernising our tough Ofsted-style inspection scheme” meant the NHS could “keep pace…

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Ben Stokes given permission by ECB to play in the Indian Premier League

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been given permission by the England and Wales Cricket Board to take part in the lucrative Indian Premier League. Stokes is currently unavailable for England selection after being arrested for his part in an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September. The Durham player is still awaiting the results of a police investigation. Stokes, 26, was signed by Rising Pune Supergiants for £1.7m in last year’s edition of the IPL. He has not been part of the Ashes Tests and although he was named in…

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