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Queensland Premier vows to take on bullying

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has called for a nationwide-push to stamp out bullying in schools. Following the death of bullied Northern Territory teen Amy “Dolly” Everett, who had been attending a Queensland boarding school, Ms Palaszczuk promised her government would work to put the search for answers on the national agenda. “We need to raise awareness around this issue and we must have a national conversation and action about how we tackle it as we have done on family and domestic violence,” she said. Ms Palaszczuk said she will “re-dedicate”…

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Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Cardiff City: Visitors unable to take advantage of Wolves and Derby's dropped points

Sheffield Wednesday and Cardiff fought out a goalless draw at Hillsborough. There were chances for both sides, with Wednesday strikers Jordan Rhodes and Lucas Joao both spurning opportunities to score while Yanic Wildschut and Marko Grujic went close for the visitors. The result leaves Wednesday with just one victory from their last 12 Sky Bet Championship games. Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay, taking charge of his first home league game, handed a start to Jordan Thorniley. The young defender was making his debut after spending time on loan at Accrington earlier…

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Serena Williams' postpartum story shows other moms it's okay to take your time

New mom Serena Williams’s decision to bow out of the Australian Open was not lost on other moms also finding their way back to fitness after childbirth. “I think that sets a great example, the fact that she’s listening to her body and not pushing through,” said Anne Mauney, a registered dietitian and blogger. “Someone so talented and athletic sending a message that it’s smart to be cautious is great.” Mauney, who gave birth to her first daughter in November, delivered her daughter, Riese, via Cesarean section. She was surprised…

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Tottenham 1-1 West Ham: Draw is difficult to take, says Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino felt his side should have had another Wembley goal glut after they were held to a 1-1 by West Ham. Spurs had scored 12 goals in two of their last three home games, including 5-2 and 5-1 wins over Southampton and Stoke respectively, but they were wasteful against the Hammers. Pedro Obiang scored a brilliant goal to put David Moyes’ side ahead in the 70th minute but despite having 31 shots on goal, Spurs only had Heung-Min Son’s equally impressive strike to show for their efforts. “It was a massive…

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Take three steps before visiting GP, public urged

People should take three steps to try to solve a health problem before seeing their GP, a doctors’ leader has urged. Patients should see if they can sort it themselves, see a pharmacist or use a reputable online source of information, the Royal College of GPs says. GPs “really feel the pinch” over winter because of demand, said chairwoman Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard. If just 10% of people did not visit their GP, it would make “a huge difference”, she said. GP leaders say there are not enough family doctors working…

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Cook punishes Australia with double century as England take control of fourth Test

Fourth Ashes Test, Melbourne Cricket Ground (day three of five) Australia 327: Warner 103, Smith 76 England 491-9: Cook 244*, Root 61, Broad 56 England lead by 164 runs Scorecard Alastair Cook made the highest score by a visiting batsman at the MCG to give England firm control of the Boxing Day Test. Cook piled on 244 not out, beating the 208 of West Indies legend Sir Viv Richards, as the tourists punished Australia on the third evening of the fourth Ashes Test. At 307-6, England were in danger of…

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