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Champions League reactions: Chelsea hold on to qualify as Ajax and Inter Milan crash out

Chelsea conquered their nerves to book their place in the last 16 of the Uefa Champions League with a 2-1 victory over Lille at Stamford Bridge.  First-half goals from Tammy Abraham and Cesar Azpilicueta set the Blues on their way against a second...

Wednesday, 08:40 in Sport

Conservatives’ lead narrows on the eve of general election

A new survey suggests that the election race has tightened and Boris Johnson can no longer be sure of securing a Commons majority. The polling model that accurately called the outcome of the 2017 general election now predicts that the Tories are on...

Wednesday, 08:02 in Politics

Today’s back pages: Salah stunner seals a ‘full English’ in Champions League last 16

Salah hits stunner as Reds progress The Daily Mirror reports there will be a “full English” in the Uefa Champions League last 16 after Liverpool and Chelsea joined Manchester City and Tottenham in next Monday’s draw.  Holders Liverpool secured their...

Wednesday, 07:57 in Sport

Anger as new Indian citizenship bill excludes Muslims

India’s lower house has passed a highly controversial law that will grant citizenship to religious minorities from three neighbouring countries, but not Muslims. The citizenship amendment bill means that Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and...

Wednesday, 02:33 in Auto

Sport shorts: Andy Ruiz Jr admits he ‘ate everything’ and UN calls for Olympic truce at Tokyo 2020

1. Ruiz Jr: I ate everything After his defeat to Anthony Joshua on Saturday Andy Ruiz Jr admitted that he had not prepared properly for the world heavyweight title rematch. The Mexican-American boxer scored a stunning win against Joshua in June but...

Wednesday, 01:34 in Showbiz

12 Christmas gifts for jewellery-lovers

Crystalline snowflakes, candlelight and ice rinks – winter is the most glittering of the seasons.  With that in mind, what better time of year to gift someone special a precious token from our selection of the best Christmas jewellery gifts. Messika...

Tuesday, 16:44 in Auto

Today’s back pages: ‘No excuses’ for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and Russia is banned after ‘biggest sports...

Klopp prepared for ‘final’ Champions League holders Liverpool head to Red Bull Salzburg tonight needing a point to ensure qualification to the last 16.  The Reds are currently leading group E with ten points so a win in Austria will confirm them the...

Tuesday, 13:59 in Business

General Election 2019: how important is voter turnout?

Britain is once again going to the polls – and encouraging people to vote may be as important this year as asking them to vote for a particular party. Traditionally, low turnout has a disproportionate affect on Labour votes – as Labour’s voters tended...

Tuesday, 11:33 in Politics

Champions League permutations groups E to H: judgement day for Chelsea and Liverpool

Eight teams have already qualified for the Champions League round of 16 and the remaining spots will be decided in the final group games on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Manchester City and Spurs confirmed their places in the last 16 after the matchday five...

Tuesday, 10:09 in Sport

Man Utd battle with Real Madrid for Ajax star Donny van de Beek

There’s a “transfer twist” in the tussle to sign Donny van de Beek with reports that Manchester United are set for a “battle” with Real Madrid.  The two clubs have both been linked to the Ajax star in recent months and the Daily Express claims that...

Tuesday, 08:39 in Sport

‘A lot of things to fix’: Arsenal finally win but Freddie Ljungberg has work to do

Premier League  West Ham United 1 Arsenal 3 Was it a win that simply papered over the gaping cracks in the Gunners squad, or the start of an Arsenal renaissance?  The answer to that question will be revealed on Sunday when Manchester City travel to...

Tuesday, 08:03 in Sport

Russia complains of ‘hysteria’ after international sport ban

Russia has been handed a four-year ban from all major sporting events by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The authority voted unanimously for the ban, which means the Russian flag and national anthem will not be permitted at events such as the...

Tuesday, 06:33 in Sport

The countries that don’t celebrate Christmas

Christmas is celebrated differently all over the world, with many countries partaking in their own traditions and practices as they ring in the holiday season. But of the nearly 200 countries on Earth, there are a handful of non-Christian nations that...

Tuesday, 03:18 in Auto

Is the war on cancer being won?

The hunt for a cure for cancer risks overshadowing advances that have been made in allowing suffers of the disease to live longer, say experts. The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) says scientists should focus on helping people with cancer, rather...

Tuesday, 03:18 in Auto

‘John Lennon is alive’ theory emerges online

A theory has emerged that John Lennon did not really die in 1980. Under an online video of Lennon lookalike Mark Staycer, a number of comments suggest that the Staycer is, in fact, the Beatle himself. “This man is John Lennon, I guess he didn't really...

Tuesday, 02:13 in Showbiz

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