'Football is about dreams' – Dyche after Burnley move into top four

Burnley manager Sean Dyche said “football is about dreams” after his side moved into fourth place in the Premier League with victory over Stoke at Turf Moor. Substitute Ashley Barnes struck two minutes from time to ensure the Clarets’ remarkable start to the campaign continued. Barring the first two days of this season – when…

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Roy Moore's skittish escape on horseback

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Roy Moore’s skittish escape happened after he appeared at an Alabama polling site to cast his vote. BBC News – Home

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Shuttle buses, tea troubles and pitch problems – has West Ham's move failed?

In May 2016, when West Ham were making their final preparations before completing their move to the London Stadium, co-owner David Sullivan addressed the thorny issue of leaving Upton Park. “Yes,” he said, it was quite possible, indeed probable that “half of our fans don’t want to move”. But it would soon become apparent the…

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Roy Moore faces verdict of voters in Alabama Senate election

Media playback is unsupported on your device Alabama voters are choosing between a Republican accused of child abuse and a Democrat hoping for an upset win after an ugly Senate race in the Deep South. President Donald Trump’s populist brand will be tested after he backed ultra-conservative Roy Moore, who is accused of misconduct by…

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Salford house fire 'targeted attack'

A house fire which killed three children was a “targeted attack”, police have said. Demi Pearson, 14, Brandon, eight, and Lacie, seven, died, while Lia, three, and mother Michelle, 35, remain in hospital. Two 16-year-olds – Ms Pearson’s son, Kyle, and a friend – escaped from the home before fire crews arrived. Six people have…

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Man City players didn't over-celebrate – Guardiola

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he “encouraged” his side to celebrate Sunday’s 2-1 win at Manchester United, but denies they went over the top. United manager Jose Mourinho had milk thrown at him outside the Old Trafford dressing rooms after objecting to City’s celebrations. Asked if his players celebrated too much, Guardiola said: “Definitely…

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Brexit: Right-to-stay forms 'will only take minutes'

It will only take a couple of minutes for EU citizens to register online to stay in the UK after Brexit, Home Office minister Brandon Lewis has said. There would, he said, be a “presumption in favour” of approving applications when the process begins late next year and people should hear in two weeks. Rather…

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Stoke fans confront players after heavy defeat at Spurs

Stoke players were confronted by angry fans at the town’s railway station as they travelled home from their 5-1 defeat by Tottenham at Wembley, says manager Mark Hughes. Hughes wants his players to use the supporters’ fury as motivation as they seek to address their slump in form. Stoke are three points above relegation and…

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UK inflation rate rises to 3.1%

Inflation rose to 3.1% in November, the highest in nearly six years, as the squeeze on households continued. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that airfares and computer games contributed to the increase. The most recent data shows that average weekly wages are growing at just 2.2%. Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank…

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Trump UK visit expected in new year, US ambassador says

The US ambassador to Britain said he expects Donald Trump to visit the UK in the new year despite his recent Twitter row with Theresa May. Woody Johnson told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that the disagreement was “probably misinterpreted”. Mrs May had said Mr Trump was “wrong” to share videos posted by the far-right…

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