Firefighters injured in country blaze in Devon

Five firefighters have been injured while tackling a blaze on common land near Exeter. Four were treated for smoke inhalation and one was taken to hospital with burns, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said. The gorse fire, which began at about 13:45 BST, has engulfed a large area of dry heath-land on Woodbury Common. Twenty fire engine crews ...

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London Marathon 2017: Mary Keitany savours 'amazing' victory in record-breaking time

Kenya’s Mary Keitany set a new world record to win the women’s London Marathon as Daniel Wanjiru took victory in the men’s race. Earlier, Britain’s David Weir won a record seventh wheelchair title to clinch his first victory in London since 2012. Keitany broke Paula Radcliffe’s 12-year women’s only marathon record after posting two hours, 17 minutes and one second. “I ...

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Clermont Auvergne reach European Champions Cup final after 15-minute blitz leaves Leinster with too much to do

A fabulous final of the European Champions Cup lies in store between Clermont’s ‘yellow army’ and the self-styled ‘wolf pack’ of Saracens at Murrayfield in Edinburgh on 13 May. Leinster’s three-time European champions stuck at their semi-final task with admirable resolve in Lyon on Sunday after being blasted by a 15-point Clermont blitz in the opening 15 minutes. But the ...

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Jose Mourinho insists Manchester United will remain focused on the Europa League despite win at Burnley

Despite taking Manchester United to within a point of the top four, Jose Mourinho still insisted that winning the Europa League was a better route to the Champions League. United will go into Thursday’s Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium a point behind City having gone 23 matches since their last league defeat. If they beat Pep Guardiola’s side, qualification ...

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Liverpool's top-four hopes hit the rocks as Christian Benteke haunts Jürgen Klopp in another Palace win at Anfield

On an afternoon where Christian Benteke and Mamadou Sakho celebrated Crystal Palace’s equaliser by seeking out each other before having what appeared to be a game of paper, scissors or stone-like secret handshake while trying not to smile, Liverpool’s pursuit for a finishing position inside the Premier League’s top four skidded against the rocks. Including Benteke and the ineligible Sakho, ...

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Linguistic experts warn Icelandic language is at risk of dying out because smartphones don't speak it

Linguistic experts have warned that the Icelandic language is at risk of dying out in the modern society.  The widespread use of English in the country, both for tourism and for voice-controlled electronic devices, has slowly reduced the numbers of people speaking Icelandic to less than 400,000. Asgeir Jonsson, an economics professor at the University of Iceland, said without a unique language the ...

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French election: Marine Le Pen wins through to final showdown against Emmanuel Macron, early results suggest

Marine Le Pen is expected to make it through to the second round of the French presidential election, first results suggest.  The leader of the far-right Front National (FN) is on track to win around 21.7 per cent of the votes behind former minister of the economy Emmanuel Macron with 23.7 per cent of the votes, according to early projections ...

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Pep Guardiola yet to realise that blaming small details repeatedly is no coincidence, Man City have no midfield

After an FA Cup semi-final defeat that followed the pattern of so many games we’ve seen before from Manchester City this season, Pep Guardiola now faces up to a situation he’s never experienced before in his career: a trophyless campaign. The frustrated Catalan coach remained resolute, sternly insisting “next season we will be stronger”, and stating he had “no regrets” ...

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French election: Conservative Francois Fillon says vote for Emmanuel Macron to keep Marine Le Pen out

Francois Fillon is calling on his supporters to vote for Emmanuel Macron in the second round of the French presidential election.  Right-wing candidate Mr Fillon is expected to be knocked out of the election after getting 19.5 per cent of votes counted early, behind Marine Le Pen with 21.9 and Mr Macron with 23.7 per cent.  Addressing his supporters, Mr Fillon ...

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Sam Allardyce reveals the second Liverpool weakness Crystal Palace exposed to dent their top four hopes

Sam Allardyce believes his identification of a second weakness in Liverpool’s defence enabled Crystal Palace to win at Anfield for a third season on the run. Liverpool have struggled dealing with set pieces all season and Christian Benteke’s winner came from a corner. It was Benteke’s equaliser, though, that gave Allardyce the most satisfaction, with Yohan Cabaye exposing a gap ...

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