Labour leadership: Ballot papers for contest to be sent out

Ballot papers will be issued later to nearly two thirds of a million people with a vote in the Labour leadership contest. The party said the number is made up of about 350,000 members, 129,000 who paid £25 each to be registered supporters, and 168,000 from other organisations. Jeremy Corbyn is up against the party’s…

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Who has a pass like a backhand slice? It's Garth Crooks' team of the week

After just two weeks of the Premier League season there are only four teams left with a 100% record. Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea have all started in excellent form, while Hull City have surprised many by claiming two deserved wins. Everton collected their first win of the season with success at West Brom…

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Rio Olympics end with carnival

Media playback is not supported on this device The Rio Olympics ended with a spectacular carnival-inspired closing ceremony, and the official handover to 2020 hosts Tokyo. The colourful ceremony, lasting almost three hours, celebrated Brazil’s arts and was held in a wet Maracana. Among the highlights were Tokyo’s impressive showcase and a vibrant carnival parade.…

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Files reveal approved school drug trial plans in 1960s

Home Office doctors gave the go ahead for experimental drug trials on children at two approved schools in the 1960s, National Archives files show. Parents were not consulted and the issue of consent was left to managers. At Richmond Hill Approved School in North Yorkshire, housing pupils aged 15 and older, the most disruptive boys…

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Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony: City Throws Final Party to End Games

5:23 PM PDT 8/21/2016 by the Associated Press Olympic athletes were smiling, dancing and taking selfies as they proceeded into Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Maracana Stadium on Sunday night. RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil and the world bid farewell Sunday to the first Olympic Games in South America, a 16-day spectacle that combined numerous highlight…

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Moyes expects Sunderland relegation battle

Media playback is not supported on this device Sunderland boss David Moyes has told fans to prepare for another relegation battle this season after Sunday’s 2-1 defeat by Middlesbrough. The club have lost the opening two games under Moyes, who replaced England manager Sam Allardyce this summer. Asked about fans fearing another struggle, he said:…

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Extremist prisoners 'may be separated' from other inmates

Violent extremist prisoners could be held in separate special units inside jails under government plans to stop other inmates being radicalised. Justice Secretary Liz Truss will reveal the new measures on Monday, following a review into extremism in prisons led by former prison governor Ian Acheson. One of his key recommendations was to “incapacitate” violent…

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West Ham beat 10-man Bournemouth in new home

Michail Antonio scored five minutes from time to give West Ham victory over Bournemouth in the first Premier League match at the London Stadium. Antonio rose highest at the back post to head in Gokhan Tore’s cross and decide a game of few chances. The goal came eight minutes after Bournemouth’s Harry Arter was sent…

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Six sea deaths around Britain lead to safety calls

The Coastguard has urged holidaymakers and swimmers to be aware of lifeguards’ warnings and changeable weather after six people died in seas around Britain. Strong winds and high tides are feared to be behind the deaths of three men, two women and a young boy in Cornwall, Aberdeen, Dorset, Essex and Jersey. The UK Coastguard…

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Weekend Box Office: 'Ben-Hur' Crashes Chariot With $11.4M Opening

Holdovers ‘Suicide Squad’ and ‘Sausage Party’ stay No. 1 and No. 2, respectively; Natalie Portman’s directorial debut, ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness,’ finally opens at specialty box office, while ‘Hell or High Water’ continues to impress. Timur Bekmambetov’s Ben-Hur was shut out of the box-office chariot race this weekend, debuting to a mere $…

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