Chelsea's bouncebackability is thanks to the squad's 'togetherness', reveals Cesc Fabregas

Cesc Fabregas believes Chelsea’s “togetherness” as a squad has driven them to the brink of the double, and imbued them with the resilience to immediately bounce back from setbacks, just as they did in Saturday’s 4-2 FA Cup semi-final win over Tottenham Hotspur. Antonio Conte’s league leaders had faced a week of doubt and debate about their quality and resolve, ...

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Real Madrid can 'depend' on themselves insists Zinedine Zidane despite Lionel Messi's late clasico winner for Barcelona

“We depend on ourselves,” Zinedine Zidane insisted. And again. And again. The Real Madrid head coach is right too. Win their remaining six games and they will reclaim the Spanish league title after a five-year drought. But for all his calm positivity, a last-gasp winner from Lionel Messi shifted momentum back towards Barcelona in the title race, giving them new life ...

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Ferne McCann's boyfriend Arthur Collins charged over acid attack at London nightclub

Arthur Collins, the boyfriend of reality TV star Ferne McCann, has been charged in connection with an acid attack at an east London nightclub which left two revellers partially blinded and others disfigured. The 24-year-old was arrested at an address in Rushden, Northamptonshire. He was charged with 14 counts of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm and one ...

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Marine Le Pen may have progressed this far, but it is a Macron presidency that will present a new start for France

Not, perhaps, the best of results for France and Europe, but by no means the worst either. The far-right National Front candidate, Marine Le Pen, appears not to have topped the first-round poll, as some had hoped and many others had feared, but she does appear to have taken second place, which takes her into the run-off in two weeks’ ...

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Many countries yet to return Jewish property stolen by Nazis, study claims

A “substantial amount” of property confiscated from European Jews by the Nazis during the Holocaust has not been returned, a study claims. More than 70 years after the end of the Second World War, many states have only partially complied with a law to return or provide compensation for land and businesses confiscated from Jewish communities during the Holocaust. The Holocaust ...

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A patient in Wales has been waiting 1,338 days to be discharged from hospital

A patient with “complex” health needs has been waiting more than three-and-a-half years to leave hospital after being declared fit for discharge, it has been revealed. The patient, who has not been named, and who suffers from a “serious mental health condition” plus a learning disability and physical health problems, has now been in a hospital bed for 1,338 days, ...

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George Osborne criticised by MPs over London Evening Standard job

Former Chancellor George Osborne has been sharply criticised by MPs for accepting the post of editor of the London Evening Standard without first clearing it with the official watchdog. The Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee said he had set an “unhelpful example” in taking the job without waiting for the advice of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments ...

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Obesity led to 20,000 cases of kidney cancer in last decade, says Cancer Research UK

Obesity led to 20,000 cases of kidney cancer in England in the last decade, experts claim. The incidence rate of kidney cancer has soared by 40 per cent over the same time period and the rise is expected to continue, said Cancer Research UK. About a quarter of kidney cancers are linked to excess weight and the same proportion to ...

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UK financial firms seek to use Brexit to roll back employment protections for UK workers

UK finance firms want to use Brexit as an opportunity to roll back employment law protections for British workers, a new survey has found. More than 70 per cent of the 43 firms questioned said they wanted to tear up rules allowing staff on long-term sick leave to roll over their holiday pay, while 65 per cent said they wanted to see ...

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Brexit: Consumer confidence falls as inflation hits UK households

Rising inflation and lacklustre wage growth has hit British households and sent consumer confidence sliding in the first three months of the year, according to a new survey. Four of Deloitte’s six measures of consumer optimism dropped in its latest quarterly survey, and its overall confidence barometer slipped by one percentage point compared to the previous quarter. The latest reading came ...

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