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Olly Murphy riding high as Britain’s newest trainer after quick double
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Olly Murphy riding high as Britain’s newest trainer after quick double

Britain’s newest trainer, Warwickshire-based Olly Murphy, is, at 25, also one of the youngest and has immediately become one of the hottest, too. His very first runner proved to be a winner when Dove Mountain scored at Brighton last week …

Sajid Javid slams ‘scaremongering’ over business rates
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Sajid Javid slams ‘scaremongering’ over business rates

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has accused "unscrupulous" companies of trying to scare business owners into thinking their taxes will soar in order to make a profit.

Mr Javid said "scaremongering" rating agents are manufacturing reports about business rates rising while …

Christopher Nolan’s 70mm screenings: format folly or cinema’s Dunkirk spirit?
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Christopher Nolan’s 70mm screenings: format folly or cinema’s Dunkirk spirit?

“There’s a very real danger in watering down the theatrical experience,” warned Christopher Nolan about the death of film in 2015. “With the confusing proliferation of digital technology,” the cinephile’s cinephile continues, “there isn’t any stable digital archiving medium.” One …

Crackdown in Pakistan
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Crackdown in Pakistan

Pakistani soldiers stand at the site of a deadly attack at the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Sufi shrine in Sehwan, Pakistan on February 16, 2017.

Just hours after a deadly blast killed at least 70 people and wounded more than 150 …

Oscar voters staring down a heavily political decision
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Oscar voters staring down a heavily political decision

If this were any kind of normal Oscar year, pundits would be debating whether the members of the Academy have forgiven Gibson enough to award Hacksaw Ridge several statuettes Feb. 26. (Mark Rogers/AP)

I finally caught up with Hacksaw Ridge …

Yankees’ Aaron Judge takes over All-Star festivities as champion Cubs watch from afar
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Yankees’ Aaron Judge takes over All-Star festivities as champion Cubs watch from afar

Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees speaks with the media during All-Star Workout Day at Marlins Park on July 10, 2017 in Miami.

Baseball decided to hold its All-Star Game without any players from the 2016 world champions, and …

Kevin Walters challenges Ben Hunt to prove he can fill Maroons No.7 spot
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Kevin Walters challenges Ben Hunt to prove he can fill Maroons No.7 spot

KEVIN Walters has challenged Ben Hunt to show he is the man to succeed Cooper Cronk in the Maroons No.7 jersey as Queensland confront the reality their star halfback could be playing his final Origin.

Cronk is yet to announce …

‘You helmets, get a life!’: Celebrating 25 years of the Dunwich Dynamo
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‘You helmets, get a life!’: Celebrating 25 years of the Dunwich Dynamo

It was the 25th Dunwich Dynamo this weekend, and the fifth ridden by your correspondent.

Starting from a park in Hackney, the Dynamo is a madcap 116-ish mile dash from London through the night to the sea-covered remains of a …

Ecuadorian ruling party candidate ahead in exit polls
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Ecuadorian ruling party candidate ahead in exit polls

Exit polls in Ecuador’s presidential election on Sunday indicated it was too close to say whether Lenín Moreno, the successor to Rafael Correa in the ruling Alianza Pais coalition, would face his nearest rival Guillermo Lasso, of the rightwing Creo-Suma …

Indian National Lok Dal protest on Sutlej Yamuna Link issue begins, activists block some roads
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Indian National Lok Dal protest on Sutlej Yamuna Link issue begins, activists block some roads

According to reports INLD activists have also started gathering on the Ambala-Delhi National Highway. (Photo:IE)

Haryana’s main opposition INLD’s today began its protest over the issue of the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal by blocking roads, including in Ambala and …