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Players Championship: Judd Trump into semis as John Higgins knocks out Mark Selby

Trump is into his fourth ranking semi-final of the season World number five Judd Trump became the first player into the semi-finals at the Players Championship in Preston after recovering to beat Jack Lisowski. Masters…

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Geronimo the alpaca: ‘Flawed science’ led to kill order

Image copyright Helen MacDonald Image caption Geronimo was brought to the UK from New Zealand in August 2017 Government experts relied on “flawed science” when they ordered an alpaca that tested positive for bovine tuberculosis…





‘Arrogant’ son-in-law cut out of will, court told

Image copyright Gloucestershire News Service Image caption Julie and Brian Fairs deny forgery and fraud A woman cut her daughter and son-in-law out of her will because she thought he was “arrogant” and “dominated” her…



Six Nations: England giving Maro Itoje and Jack Nowell ‘every chance’ to face Italy

Itoje limped out of England training on Tuesday Six Nations: England v Italy Venue: Twickenham, London Date: Saturday, 9 March Kick-off: 16:45 GMT Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Sport website and…


Bristol City Council BAME staff promoted more slowly

Image copyright Bristol Live Black and minority ethnic (BAME) council staff are being promoted more slowly than their white colleagues, a report has revealed. The “unacceptable” gap comes days after a newspaper investigation exposed Bristol…


Wilhelm van der Sluys: Exeter Chiefs lock leaves for Lions in native South Africa

Wilhelm van der Sluys played twice in the Champions Cup and twice in the Premiership this season Exeter second-row Wilhelm van der Sluys has left the club to join Johannesburg-based Super Rugby side the Lions….


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