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EFL Trophy: 52 goals, four hat-tricks and academy sides impress

Tristan Abrahams got his first-ever hat-trick as a professional in Newport County’s 7-4 win over Cheltenham An 11-goal thriller, a 17-year-old becoming his club’s youngest captain and a record number of Premier League academy sides making the knockout stages – the penultimate night of matches in the EFL’s Leasing.com...

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Grenfell Tower: Second apology over Jacob Rees-Mogg comments

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Andrew Bridgen is the former Conservative MP for North West Leicestershire A Conservative candidate has apologised for defending Jacob Rees-Mogg’s comments that it would have been “common sense” to flee the Grenfell Tower fire. Andrew Bridgen said Mr Rees-Mogg would have made a “better...

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FA Cup: Haringey Borough make anti-racism stand in replayed Yeovil Town match

Haringey Borough’s starting side was made up of players from nine different countries Haringey fans came out in numbers as their side lost the re-arranged FA Cup tie to Yeovil Town, 10 days after it was abandoned over racism allegations. There was no repeat of the alleged racist abuse...

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London car scrappage scheme to be extended

Image copyright Carl Court Image caption The mayor’s office hopes the scheme will help motorists choose the least polluting vehicles A scrappage scheme aiming to get more polluting cars off London’s roads has been extended by the capital’s mayor. The new £25m scheme for low income and disabled Londoners...

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Mental health sick leave rises for emergency workers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There has been a rise in emergency service workers needing time off for reasons including post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression More emergency service staff are taking sick leave due to poor mental health, figures suggest. Data for 57 fire, police and...

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Carl Beech: Judge suggests he was ‘misled’ over VIP abuse search warrants

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Howard Riddle said he had “complete confidence” in a review that found he was “misled” by police A judge who granted search warrants in the Met’s discredited VIP paedophile inquiry has agreed with a report that concluded he was “misled” by police. Six...

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