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Southampton v Manchester City: Premier League – live!

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 23:51
ulliLatest updates from the 4.30pm BST kick-off at St Mary’s/lilia href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/may/01/leicester-city-manchester-united-premier-league-title-on-hold"Leicester City draw with Manchester United to put title bid on hold/a/lilia href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/may/01/cristiano-ronaldo-real-madrid-training-manchester-city-champions-league"Ronaldo returns to training and could be fit to face City/a/liliEmail a href="mailto:[email protected]"[email protected]/a | a href="https://twitter.com/DanielHarris"@DanielHarris/abr /li/ulp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2016-05-01T16:50:47.823Z"5.50pm span class="timezone"BST/span/time /ppstrong62 min /strongStill no Aguero. We can probably deduce what Manuel Pellegrini reckons to this game. /pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2016-05-01T16:48:31.858Z"5.48pm span class="timezone"BST/span/time /ppstrong60 min/strong “Philosophy FC would need to be managed by the cultured deep-thinking Stoke City gaffer, Marcuse,”, tweets Jamie Woods, quite brilliantly. Is Herbert a preferable name to Leslie?/p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2016/may/01/southampton-v-manchester-city-premier-league-live"Continue reading.../a
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Thomas Voeckler edges out Nicolas Roche to claim Tour de Yorkshire

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 23:42
• Experienced Frenchman outsprints Ireland’s Roche to win three-day racebr /• Team Sky dominate 198km stage but are outwitted by VoecklerpThomas Voeckler is now an elder statesman at 36, and in his 16th season as a professional, but winning still holds the same savour for the Frenchman who could not hide his delight after cannily outsprinting Nicolas Roche of Ireland to take the Tour de Yorkshire. The three-day race was decided by a two-man sprint in the final metres, where Voeckler showed all his experience to catch Roche napping, even though the Irishman is far from being a callow debutant./pp“emIncroyable/em, ho, ho, ho,” was Voeckler’s initial verdict, his grizzled face bearing an ecstatic smile. The Frenchman had showed his interest in the overall standings as early as day one when he sneaked a time bonus en route to Settle, which gave him a two-second advantage over Roche. The pair escaped over the final climb of Oliver’s Mount on the outskirts of Scarborough, and once away they both knew that whoever won the finish sprint played out before a crowd perched on the grassy slopes above North Parade would take overall victory. Roche recorded the same time but finished six seconds back overall once bonus seconds were applied./p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/may/01/thomas-voeckler-nicolas-roche-team-sky-tour-de-yorkshire"Continue reading.../a
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Louis van Gaal says Huth’s hair-pull is allowable only in ‘sex masochism’

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 23:31
• Leicester City defender appeared to pull hair of Marouane Fellaini br /• Manchester United midfielder was accused of elbowing Huth in retaliationpLouis van Gaal has said that Robert Huth’s hair-pull on Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini was an act that is acceptable only in “sex masochism”. Shortly after the hair-pull Fellaini appeared to elbow the Leicester player during the side’s a href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2016/may/01/manchester-united-v-leicester-premier-league-live" title=""Premier League match on Sunday afternoon/a./pp spanRelated: /spana href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/may/20/louis-van-gaal-manchester-united-fans-lady-saxophone-player-awards"Louis van Gaal tells Manchester United fans to give saxophone player applause/a /p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/may/01/louis-van-gaal-huth-hair-pull-sex-masochism"Continue reading.../a
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Zac Goldsmith's mayoral campaign tactics upset Sayeeda Warsi

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 23:12
pFormer minister tweets exasperation after article by Tory candidate for London mayor illustrated with image from 7/7 attacks/ppa href="http://www.theguardian.com/politics/sayeeda-warsi"Sayeeda Warsi/a, the former Tory Foreign Office minister, has expressed exasperation at Zac Goldsmith’s increasingly strident tone as he seeks to make up ground before Thursday’s vote for London mayor./ppGoldsmith, who is as much as 20 percentage points behind Labour’s Sadiq Khan, again sought to tar his rival with the brush of extremism in a piece in the Mail on Sunday./p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/may/01/zac-goldsmiths-mayoral-campaign-tactics-upset-sayeeda-warsi"Continue reading.../a
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Malia Obama will attend Harvard – but will hold off until 2017 for 'gap year'

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 23:11
pPresident’s eldest daughter intends to take a year off – which is encouraged by the university to allow new students to pursue outside work experiences /ppBarack Obama’s daughter Malia will take a year off after high school and attend Harvard University in 2017, the East Wing of the White House announced on Sunday./ppThe 17-year old is a senior at the elite Sidwell Friends School, in Washington, the same high school where the children and grandchildren of the Clintons, Roosevelts, Bidens and Gores have attended. Malia Obama graduates in June and will celebrate her 18th birthday on the Fourth of July./p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/may/01/malia-obama-attend-harvard-university-2017-gap-year"Continue reading.../a
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Who ya gonna call? Why Ghostbusters is leading the charge for female buddy movies

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 23:00
pThe eagerly awaited reboot replaces the four male characters of the original with women. Could it be a game changer for Hollywood? ‘Everyone needs to step up,’ says its director, Paul Feig/ppWednesday 27 April was a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Administrative_Professionals%27_Day"Administrative Professionals’ Day/a, formerly National Secretaries Day – an annual celebration begun in the US in 1952. A a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/recycled/2010/04/keep_your_roses.html"heavily gendered/a date, it is traditionally an opportunity for a href="http://theproducenews.com/more-floral-articles/floral/12438-administrative-professionals-day-stealth-holiday-for-floral-trade"florists/a and chocolatiers. But this year, a movie grabbed a slice of the pie. That movie was a href="http://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/mar/03/ghostbusters-first-trailer-all-female-reboot-kristen-wiig-melissa-mccarthy"Ghostbusters/a, the forthcoming reboot of the beloved supernatural comedy that sees Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon don the jumpsuits once worn by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson./ppIn Ivan Reitman’s a href="http://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2011/oct/27/my-favourite-film-ghostbusters"1984 original/a, the secretary was Janine: goggle glasses, pixie cut, questionable telephone manner (“Waddya want?”). In Paul Feig’s version, it’s Kevin: a ditzy blond hired for his hunkiness not his shorthand. The clips a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cCqOZDu2-w"released to coincide with Administrative Professionals’ Day /a– Kevin baffled by the phone, botching the tea run, eagerly drafting inappropriate logos (think busty ghosts) – brilliantly showcase the gender flip that is one of the movie’s key USPs./p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/may/01/who-ya-gonna-call-why-ghostbusters-is-leading-the-charge-for-female-buddy-movies"Continue reading.../a
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Man held on suspicion of murder after girl's body found in sea

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 22:58
p21-year-old man arrested after coastguard finds teenager dead off coast at Broadstairs, Kent/ppA man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a teenage girl was found in the sea./ppOfficers were called at about 5am on Sunday amid concerns for a girl in the water at Ramsgate port, Kent police said./p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/may/01/man-held-on-suspicion-of-murder-girls-body-sea-broadstairs-kent"Continue reading.../a
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Helicopter had to return to base twice in days before Norway crash

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 22:44
pOperator confirms warning light appeared in cockpit of Super Puma last Tuesday and during subsequent test flight/ppA helicopter that crashed in Norway, killing 13 people including a Briton, had to return to base twice in the days before the incident owing to a warning light./ppThe Super Puma had to turn back toBergen airport, Flesland, last Tuesday when the pilot spotted the indication light, the operator CHC Helicopter confirmed on Sunday./p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/01/helicopter-return-base-twice-norway-crash-warning-light"Continue reading.../a
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Baby born on M42 hard shoulder after family get stuck in traffic

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 22:27
pPolice rushed to help mother on road near Birmingham but by the time they arrived she had given birth to a boy, Tommy/ppA baby boy has been born on the hard shoulder of the M42 motorway after his expectant mother got stuck in traffic after a fuel spill./ppThe father-to-be made a frantic a href="http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2016/mar/19/999-calls-fire-control-operator-local-knowledge"999 call/a just before 5.30pm on Saturday to say his wife was about to give birth and they were stuck in queues on the motorway east of Birmingham./p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/may/01/baby-born-m4-motorway-hard-shoulder-couple-stuck-traffic-birmingham"Continue reading.../a
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Donald Trump and Ted Cruz stump in Indiana after Obama drops the mic – campaign live

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 22:19
pRepublican and Democratic candidates face the press the day after Barack Obama mocked them as comedian-in-chief from the White House /pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2016-05-01T15:19:22.356Z"4.19pm span class="timezone"BST/span/time /ppFar away, from the East Wing of the White House, an update on the first family’s plans for when they’re well away from politics./pp lang="en" dir="ltr"Buried the lede: Malia is taking a gap year a href="https://t.co/qRG8z5Dpib"pic.twitter.com/qRG8z5Dpib/a/pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2016-05-01T15:05:30.810Z"4.05pm span class="timezone"BST/span/time /ppSenator Lindsey Graham, a former presidential candidate and one of the most vocal anti-Trump Republicans, is next on the CBS program. /ppHe minces no words: “Lucifer is the only person Trump could beat in a general election.”/p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2016/may/01/donald-trump-ted-cruz-obama-white-house-dinner"Continue reading.../a
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Heseltine: Brexit Tory MPs turning on policies that got them elected

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 22:09
pFormer deputy PM says some on leave side arguing against David Cameron would not have got into government without him/ppa href="http://www.theguardian.com/politics/michael-heseltine"Michael Heseltine/a, a former deputy prime minister, has claimed Conservative ministers and MPs campaigning to leave the EU are “turning on the policies” that got them elected in 2015./ppPointing to similarities between the infighting under John Major in the 1990s and the party’s split before the a href="http://www.theguardian.com/politics/eu-referendum"23 June referendum/a, the Tory peer said he found the actions of Brexit campaigners within the party “mind-blowing”./p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/may/01/michael-lord-heseltine-brexit-tory-mps-turning-on-policies-that-got-them-elected"Continue reading.../a
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Freight train leaks hazardous material after derailing near Washington DC

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 22:04
pMore than 10 cars reportedly left tracks, with at least three of them leaking dangerous material, but official says danger is ‘pretty well contained’/ppA freight train derailed close to Washington DC early Sunday and is leaking hazardous material and causing disruption in the area of the capital.br/ppMore than 10 cars are understood to have left the tracks, a small portion of the long, 175-car southbound train. No injuries have been reported./p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/01/freight-train-derailment-hazardous-material-washington-dc"Continue reading.../a
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County cricket – live!

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 22:01
pVic Marks is at Taunton for Somerset v Lancashire and Mike Selvey is at Trent Bridge for Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire/pp• a href="http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/apr/30/alex-hales-england-test-selection-sri-lanka-trent-bridge"Hales leads the cast of England hopefuls out to impress at Trent Bridge/a/pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2016-05-01T15:01:33.990Z"4.01pm span class="timezone"BST/span/time /ppstrongOddly enough at tea both sides had good reason to be pleased with themselves/strong – Lancashire because they had lost only three wickets, Somerset because they had conceded only 171 runs in 66 overs, 25 of which have been bowled by left-arm spinners./ppThis is not quite the brave new world that the ECB is looking forward – at least I hope it’s not. Here the spinners are bowling primarily because there is nothing in the pitch for the quicker bowlers. Very occasionally the ball has turned and we can understand how the ECB is keen to advance the scope for spin bowlers. But a good pitch has pace and this one is lacking that vital attribute.br/pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2016-05-01T12:38:54.937Z"1.38pm span class="timezone"BST/span/time /ppstrongWell, the thinktank at the ECB wanted to get the spinners involved./strong So Jack Leach, Somerset’s left-armer, has bowled nine overs before lunch on the first day (for only eight runs) and has taken the solitary wicket to fall. Lancashire are 76-1 after 34 overs. /ppThe ball is not turning but Leach has landed it in the right place and has commanded respect. On a sluggish, brown surface (I’m sticking with the “flat, draw” prediction) he has been hard to hit. He’s returning from a stress fracture, so this was an impressive effort. He will have plenty more bowling in this match. /p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2016/may/01/county-cricket-live"Continue reading.../a
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Roaring rescue: circus lions begin new life in African bush – video

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 21:57
pThirty-three lions rescued from circuses in South America a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/01/mane-event-33-lions-flown-home-after-rescue-from-life-in-the-circus"arrive at a big cat sanctuary in South Africa. /aThe lions are seen roaring and playing with each other as they’re freed into nature for the first time. They were rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia and have been resettled in an private estate in Limpopo province/p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2016/may/01/roaring-rescue-circus-lions-new-life-african-bush-video"Continue reading.../a
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Leicester City’s draw with Manchester United puts Premier League title on hold

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 21:55
pLeicester City have come so far on this journey they probably should not mind too much if the coronation has to be put off a little. Claudio Ranieri’s team did not quite have the chutzpah to confirm themselves as implausible, eccentric champions at the home of England’s most successful club but they walked off the pitch to a remarkable ovation and this could still be a valuable point, ultimately, given its implications at the top of the table./ppIn simple terms, it means Tottenham Hotspur have to win all their remaining fixtures to stand any chance: even a draw at Chelsea on Monday will settle everything with two games to go. Leicester’s lead now stands at eight points and even if Spurs keep up the chase by beating Chelsea on Monday the leaders can make it mathematically certain with a win, or even two draws, from Saturday’s game at home to Everton and their own trip to Stamford Bridge the following weekend./p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/may/01/leicester-city-manchester-united-premier-league-title-on-hold"Continue reading.../a
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Sebastian Vettel swears about Daniil Kvyat after first-lap Sochi crash

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 21:46
• Sebastian Vettel swears over radio after collisions end his Russian F1 GPbr /• Ferrari driver also blamed Red Bull’s Daniil Kvyat for incident in ChinapFerrari’s Sebastian Vettel let rip with a blast of swear words after two first lap collisions with Red Bull’s Daniil Kvyat dumped him out of the Russian’s home race on Sunday./ppThe two had traded a href="http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/apr/17/sebastian-vettel-daniil-kvyat-exchange-f1" title=""barbs at the Chinese Grand Prix/a, when Vettel took issue with an aggressive first-lap overtake down the inside by the Russian that triggered a collision between Vettel and his Ferrari team-mate, Kimi Raikkonen./p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/may/01/sebastian-vettel-swears-daniil-kvyat-sochi-crash-russian-f1-gp"Continue reading.../a
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Manchester United v Leicester City: Premier League – live!

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 21:44
ulliLatest updates as Leicester battle to win the title. Kick off: 2.05pm BST/lilia href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2016/may/01/southampton-v-manchester-city-premier-league-live"Follow Southampton v Manchester City – live!/a/lilia href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/may/01/swansea-city-liverpool-premier-league-match-report"Swansea 3-1 Liverpool: Ayew and Cork teach Liverpool’s kids a lesson/a/lilia href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/may/01/dilly-ding-dilly-dong-leicester-city-season-premier-league-ranieri"Dilly-ding, dilly-dong: how Leicester City’s fairytale unfolded/a/liliEmail: a href="mailto:[email protected]"[email protected]/a | Tweet: a href="https://twitter.com/Simon_Burnton"@Simon_Burnton/a/li/ulp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2016-05-01T14:44:40.245Z"3.44pm span class="timezone"BST/span/time /ppstrong83 mins: /strongLeicester dominated the first half-hour of this second half, but United have controlled the last five and nerves are all a-jangle./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2016-05-01T14:43:10.339Z"3.43pm span class="timezone"BST/span/time /ppstrong82 mins:/strong Rashford goes off, and Depay and his mysterious Instagram account come on./p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2016/may/01/manchester-united-v-leicester-premier-league-live"Continue reading.../a
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Boris Johnson – the mayor who never was | Sonia Purnell

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 21:43
London’s dad-dancing, do-nothing leader has made a laughing stock of one of the world’s great jobs. The capital must now vote for someone who puts the city firstpBy Saturday morning Boris Johnson will officially have ceased to be mayor of London. There are many – including not a few within and around City Hall itself – who believe that Johnson vacated that post in all but name long ago. Arguably he has never been a fully committed London mayor at all./pp spanRelated: /spana href="http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2011/sep/18/boris-johnson-biography-tory-threats"Boris Johnson biography reveals threats to 'get a grip'/a /p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/may/01/boris-johnson-mayor-never-was-london-vote"Continue reading.../a
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Parents to keep children out of school in key stage exam boycott

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 21:28
pA number of parents in England are taking children out of school on Tuesday in protest at ‘19th-century-style testing’/ppAs a former headteacher, Jo Scrimgeour is the last person who would normally let her children skip school. On Tuesday, however, she plans to do just that, joining a small but vocal band of parents in England who plan to boycott the nationwide key stage exams. /ppThe aim is to protest against the government’s more onerous assessment regime for primary school pupils. The Department for Education (DfE)says its new requirements promote rigour and effective learning, but thousands of parents – including Scrimgeour – strongly disagree./p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/may/01/parents-to-keep-children-out-of-school-in-key-stage-exam-boycott"Continue reading.../a
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Tidal: can Prince and Beyonce save the underdog of streaming services?

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 21:00
It was one of the few platforms that Prince trusted with his music and bills itself as the artists’ friend. So why is Jay Z’s Spotify rival still in such choppy waters?pWhen Beyoncé’s Lemonade appeared online last weekend, many fans were furious that it was only available through one streaming service. They weren’t going to sign up to a £9.99-a-month plan just for a Beyoncé album, they decided, and off they went in search of illegal downloads. When Drake’s new album appeared as an exclusive on a different streaming service five days later, it happened again./ppFor those of us who recall a time, not so long ago, when a single chart CD cost £15.99, it is easy to mock the self-righteousness of supposed music fans who balk at spending £9.99 a month for unlimited access to millions of songs. But it’s no longer just emone/em monthly payment. Exclusive content deals mean that to keep on top of things, UK music fans might need subscriptions to botha href="https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=tamp;rct=jamp;q=amp;esrc=samp;source=webamp;cd=2amp;cad=rjaamp;uact=8amp;ved=0ahUKEwjAmvja4rPMAhVFVSwKHU_sDqMQFggmMAEamp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theguardian.com%2Fbooks%2F2016%2Ffeb%2F19%2Fslave-to-the-algorithm-how-music-fans-can-reclaim-their-playlists-from-spotifyamp;usg=AFQjCNFFQVeycuNNmemADmonctnufp_nLgamp;sig2=GFWBH5LuipzJ7Q53fBMiRA" title="" Spotify/a and a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/aug/18/apple-music-11-million-users-half-tuned-out" title=""Apple Music/a. Maybe a href="http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/sep/17/deezer-to-take-on-apple-music-with-launch-of-uk-ad-campaign" title=""Deezer/a or a href="http://www.theguardian.com/money/2015/may/23/schoolboy-3000-bill-google-play-debit-card-financial-difficulties" title=""Google Play/a seem a good bet. Then there’s a href="http://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/mar/29/soundcloud-go-subscription-streaming-spotify-apple-music" title=""Soundcloud, when that goes premium/a, along with YouTube’s a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/oct/22/youtube-red-subscription-music-pewdiepie" title=""new Red offering/a. Add this to subscriptions many also pay to Netflix, Sky or Amazon Video, plus myriad sports packages and the BBC licence fee, and entertainment looks pretty expensive./p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/may/01/tidal-can-prince-and-beyonce-save-the-underdog-of-streaming-services"Continue reading.../a
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