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West Ham players with big reputations must show more – Moyes

David Moyes said he was disappointed with West Ham’s “big players with big reputations” after his first game in charge ended in a 2-0 defeat at Watford. The Scot’s hopes of a winning start in his 500th Premier League game as a manager were dashed by goals in either half from Will Hughes and Richarlison that left his new club in the bottom three and the size of the task facing him even clearer. For the hosts, it was another energetic and clinical performance that highlighted why coach Marco Silva…

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Arsenal v Tottenham: Arsene Wenger tells Spurs what they must do to win silverware

Arsene Wenger has told Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino that his side must overcome the ‘fear’ of not winning a trophy if they are to earn silverware in the future. Spurs have improved markedly since the arrival of Pochettino in 2014 and finished second in the Premier League last season. They also ended the campaign above Arsenal for the first time in Wenger’s 21-year reign – although the Gunners did win the FA Cup for a record 13th time. Despite earning plenty of admirers for their style and exuberance, Tottenham have not…

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N Ireland must channel anger after bewildering penalty decision – O'Neill

Northern Ireland must “channel the anger” of a controversial penalty decision to beat Switzerland when the sides meet again in Sunday’s World Cup play-off second leg, says manager Michael O’Neill. The Swiss lead 1-0 thanks to Ricardo Rodriguez’s spot-kick after Corry Evans was deemed to have handled. “I am staggered by the decision – it is bewildering,” said O’Neill. “The players are angry but we have to find a way to get a result on Sunday.” What exactly happened? This was billed as Northern Ireland’s biggest home match in more…

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Labour: Priti Patel must face probe or quit over Israeli trip

Priti Patel must be investigated for holding unofficial meetings during a holiday in Israel or “do the decent thing and resign”, Labour has said. The international development secretary apologised on Tuesday for holding 12 meetings, including one with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, on a private trip. In the Commons, Labour’s Kate Osamor said it was a “black and white case” of the ministerial code being broken. But minister Alistair Burt said policy did not change as a result of the trip. Ms Patel was not in the Commons to face…

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Judge rules mentally ill patient must have breast surgery

Doctors can operate on a mentally ill woman who does not accept her breast cancer diagnosis, a judge has ruled. The woman, who is in her 60s and has paranoid schizophrenia, maintains she “has a cyst”. Bosses at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust in Staffordshire asked Mr Justice Keehan for a ruling. The judge decided surgery was in the woman’s best interests and specialists said she was likely to die without it. Midlands Live: Red Robbo dies aged 90; Driver jailed for deliberately knocking down pedestrian The…

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UK must prepare for fourth industrial revolution, says report

Advanced digital technology could give UK manufacturing a huge boost and create hundreds of thousands of jobs, a new report claims. The independent review, chaired by the head of Siemens UK, highlights the benefits of robotics, 3D printing and artificial intelligence. But Juergen Maier said the UK needed “greater ambition” to take advantage of such technology. And he said a huge number of workers would need to be retrained. His report calls for a commission to help businesses adjust to changing technologies. The report, Made Smarter, brought together executives from…

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The 8 Foods You Must Try in Riga, Latvia

Bryan Ledgard/Flickr The tiny Baltic country sandwiched between Scandinavia and Central Europe is a fusion of beautiful architecture, a buzzing arts scene, and food like no other. Food is what makes the world go round in Latvia. Any Latvian will tell you that they’ve forged a special connection with nature, and it is reflected in their food. They grow, hunt, fish, forage, pickle, smoke, and preserve anything they can get their hands on. Influenced by centuries of foreign powers and Nordic, Germanic, and Slavic ingredients and techniques, Latvian food always…

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