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MP Jared O'Mara quits equalities committee over offensive remarks

Labour MP Jared O’Mara has quit the Commons equality committee over online misogynistic comments he made before being elected to Parliament. Mr O’Mara also made homophobic remarks, joked about having an orgy with members of Girls Aloud and posted degrading comments about fat people. The Sheffield Hallam MP, 36, was elected in June, unseating ex-deputy prime minister Nick Clegg. Mr O’Mara resigned from the Women and Equalities Committee after apologising. ‘Must quit committee’ In posts made on the Drowned in Sound music website in 2004, Mr O’Mara claimed singer Michelle…

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Top five Tottenham wins under Mauricio Pochettino – does the win over Liverpool make it?

If you were to pick the match which was gave us the first real glimpse of what a Spurs team can do under Pochettino’s management, this was it. Harry Kane was stunning as a lone forward while Nabil Bentaleb put in a brilliant midfield performance. If it wasn’t for a Federico Fazio error the scoreline would have looked even better in the New Years Day fixture. The Spurs stars showed fight, vigour, and oozed class. Monday, October 23, 2017 Tottenham Hotspur fans were treated to another wonderful performance from their…

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Celtic fined €10,000 by UEFA over pitch invader against Paris Saint-Germain

Monday, October 23, 2017 Celtic have been fined €10,000 (around £8,900) after a one-man pitch invasion against Paris Saint-Germain. UEFA’s disciplinary body has handed out the punishment after a fan ran on and aimed a kick at PSG striker Kylian Mbappe during Celtic’s 5-0 Champions League defeat at Parkhead on September 12. The supporter was taken away by stewards after failing to make contact with the teenage forward. The supporter, 21-year-old John Hatton, was later sentenced to community service after admitting assault and behaviour likely to incite public disorder during an…

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Ryan Burnett unifies bantamweight belts with gruelling points victory over Zhanat Zhakiyanov

Ryan Burnett overcame a tough challenge in hard-hitting Zhanat Zhakiyanov to unify the WBA and IBF bantamweight world titles on Saturday night. Scores of 119-109, 118-110 and 116-112 ensured the Belfast boy emerged victorious in what was a tough, gruelling battle with his Kazakh rival. The fight began with some difficult moments for Burnett. Zhakiyanov, who is infamous for his slow starts, burst out of the blocks and put the IBF champion under intense pressure in the early stages. However the Northern Irishman refused to be intimidated and quickly changed…

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'I don't know where I stand' – Priestland unsure over Wales recall

Fly-half Rhys Priestland says he still has ambitions of a Wales recall for the autumn internationals but admits he “doesn’t know where he stands”. The Bath player produced another outstanding display in Friday’s gritty 18-13 Champions Cup win at Scarlets. Priestland has won 48 caps, but last played for Wales in June 2016. “If the call comes it would be great,” he told BBC Radio 5 live. “You’re asking me a question I don’t know the answer to.” Priestland was one of the few players to suffer from the previous…

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Caulfield Cup runneth over with stars as hat debate the toque of the track

To hat or not to hat? That was the talk – or should that be toque – of the track at the Caulfield Cup on Saturday. Representing the hatless brigade were mother-and-daughter design duo Carla Zampatti and Bianca Spender, who went sans headwear in the David Jones marquee. Carla Zampatti led the ‘no-hat’ brigade at the Caulfield Cup. Photo: Chris Hopkins Zampatti, in a white ostrich-feather jacket, said she loves a good hat but coming from Sydney and the inclement weather meant she opted out. “I usually wear a hat but I figured…

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David Blaine under investigation over UK model's rape claim

US illusionist David Blaine is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police over an alleged rape of a British former model in 2004. Natasha Prince, 34, claimed the US magician attacked her at a house in Chelsea, west London, when she was 21. Police have asked Mr Blaine to travel to the UK for interview under caution, according to emails seen by the BBC. Mr Blaine, 44, “vehemently denies” the allegations and will “fully co-operate” with a police inquiry, his lawyer said. In an email to Ms Prince, the Met said…

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