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Marco Silva tripped over his own ambition and stumbled out of Watford with bonds damaged beyond repair

Marco Silva is an ambitious manager who saw Watford as the perfect stepping stone to a job with one of the Premier League’s top teams. But that same ambition tripped him up. His desire to replace Ronald Koeman as Everton manager, after just nine league games at Watford, changed his relationship with the club, the players and fans, in a way ...

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Natalie Portman addresses her experience of 'sexual terrorism' at age of 13 at Women's Day march

Natalie Portman has said the ordeal of enduring “sexual terrorism” when she was just 13 years old forced her to give up a number of acting roles. The Oscar-winning actor opened up about her distressing experience during a speech in front of thousands gathered in downtown Los Angeles for the Women’s March.  The event took place alongside similar events across ...

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Kane Gamble: Teenager with autism on Leicestershire housing estate took classified information by fooling people into thinking he was FBI boss

A teenager who bragged about gaining access to the accounts of senior US intelligence officials was annoyed at the “corrupt and cold-blooded” American government, a court has heard. Kane Gamble, 18, targeted high profile figures such as then CIA chief John Brennan and deputy director of the FBI Mark Giuliano between June 2015 and February 2016, from his family home ...

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Tony Calder: Music impresario who played a part in the rise of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones

Tony Calder was the ultimate music industry all-rounder. During a career which spanned more than five decades and saw him play a part in the rise of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, he worked as a disc jockey, manager, producer, impresario, press officer, song plugger and co-founder of the influential Immediate label with Andrew Loog Oldham. Calder, who died ...

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Five things to look out for in Davos this week

If you want one moment to catch a feeling for the big issues in global economics and politics, this week’s annual gathering of the people who run the world is as good as any. This is not about democracy; it is about elitism. And it is extremely efficient because the business leaders who pay for it Davos can meet more ...

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Australian Open 2018: Kyle Edmund 'believes' he can win in Melbourne ahead of Grigor Dimitrov quarter-final

Kyle Edmund was not making any predictions about what might happen here at the Australian Open but after reaching his first Grand Slam quarter-final the 23-year-old Briton said he believed he had it in him to win one of the sport’s four great prizes. “You have to believe it,” Edmund said after his 6-7, 7-5, 6-2, 6-3 victory here on ...

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Ukip's leader refuses to quit and warns its ruling executive not to 'pull party apart'

Ukip leader Henry Bolton has said he will not stand down even if the party’s ruling executive passes a vote of no confidence in him on Sunday. The defiant leader warned that if Ukip’s National Executive Committee (NEC) took the wrong decision over the matter it would “pull the party apart”. He also said that he may continue to see ...

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Alexis Sanchez transfer latest: Arsenal star flies to Manchester to complete United swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Alexis Sanchez is in Manchester to complete his move to Manchester United from Arsenal, with the transfer set to be confirmed on Monday, with his medical taking place on Sunday. The Chilean international posted a video on his Instagram account at a private airfield where he was getting a flight from London to the north-west to complete the transfer. Similarly, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, ...

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Eoin Morgan labels England's series-clinching ODI win over Australia the best performance since 2015 World Cup

Eoin Morgan considered England’s 16-run victory the best performance during his captaincy tenure since the reboot of the country’s one-day cricket after the 2015 World Cup. It was England’s first bilateral series victory in Australia (at the fourth attempt) and their first in any one-day series here (others have been in tri-series) since 2007. Morgan, who was captain the last ...

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Alex Goode dismisses claim he will leave Saracens for Worcester Warriors after false report emerges

Alex Goode has dismissed reports linking him with a surprise move to Premiership side Worcester Warriors after a false article surfaced over the weekend suggesting that the England full-back is to leave Saracens at the end of the season. The 29-year-old featured for Saracens on Saturday in the 62-14 victory over Northampton Saints that has given the reigning European Champions ...

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