Andy Murray vs Alexander Bublik Wimbledon 2017 live: Can World No 1 overcome his hip injury to progress?

In keeping with tradition, defending champion Andy Murray begins the defence of his title at 1pm on Centre Court. On paper, he should have little trouble with lucky loser Alexander Bublik, ranked 134, but Murray has been struggling with a hip problem. Bublik, meanwhile, is renowned for trick shots and has the confidence to make it an occasion. Follow game ...

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The latest inspiring Tory report on Muslims says we deserve attention because it can stop us becoming terrorists

An independent report chaired by Conservative MP Dominic Grieve, titled “The Missing Muslims: Unlocking British Muslim Potential for the Good of All” has just been released – and it’s made for discouraging reading. Admittedly, the report includes some well-warranted policies, including an independent review into the government’s anti-terrorism Prevent programme, advice for media reporting on issues relating to Islam, adopting ...

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Yemen cholera death toll climbs to 1,500 as WHO issues stark warning new cases have multiplied tenfold

At least 1,500 people have died due to cholera and more than 246,000 new cases of the disease have been reported in conflict-riven Yemen in just the last two months, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. The death toll has risen from the 1,300 announced last month, when the number of suspected cases was around 200,000, and there are ...

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Of big bands, big venues, big business and Brexit

What on earth does a classic transatlantic music biz bust up involving London’s O2, New York’s Madison Square Garden and two LA venues have to do with Brexit? More than you might think.  A dispute has been simmering between two of the biggest venue operators – Azoff MSG Entertainment and AEG Live – for months now and it’s almost as ...

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Brexit: UK banks could face £13bn restructuring bill after EU split

The cost faced by UK banks of restructuring operations because of Brexit could be as high as €15bn (£13.1bn) and is likely to put a “material strain” on those institutions’ earnings over the coming years, according to a new study. Research commissioned by The Association for Financial Markets in Europe and conducted by Boston Consulting Group and Clifford Chance, argues that lenders operating ...

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Bank of England workers to strike over below-inflation pay rises, says Unite union

Bank of England workers will strike for four days from 31 July in a  dispute over pay, the Unite union announced on Monday. It is the first time that staff at the Bank have walked out in more than fifty years. Up to one third of security and maintenance workers will be offered no pay increase at all this year, while the ...

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Theresa May's DUP deal to blame for new power-sharing crisis, Sinn Fein says

Sinn Fein has blamed Theresa May’s deal with the Democratic Unionist Party for the failure to restore power-sharing in Northern Ireland, as another crisis looms. The DUP has been “emboldened” by propping up the Conservatives at Westminster, the Republican party claimed – making it less likely to compromise at Stormont. The claim came as Sinn Fein confirmed the talks were ...

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Susan Boyle Has A Defiant Message For The Teenagers Who Targeted Her Near Her Home

Susan Boyle is standing strong after it was revealed she’d been targeted by a group of local youths. Barcroft Media via Getty Images Susan Boyle As well as claiming she’d be staying put because she loved the house itself, Susan was full of praise for her neighbours, for always having her back. Susan has repeatedly spoken out about being bullied ...

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'EastEnders' Addresses Claims Danny Dyer Is 'Fearing For His Job'

For the third time in just two weeks, an ‘EastEnders’ spokesperson has been forced to deny that one of the soap’s stars is leaving the show. Karwai Tang via Getty Images Danny Dyer The Sun claimed that Danny had been chatting to his pals about his concerns, but fans needn’t worry as an ‘EastEnders’ spokesperson has already rubbished the claims. ...

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Katy Perry Makes Subtle Dig At Little Mix When Quizzed About Politics In Music

Katy Perry has seemingly taken a veiled swipe at Little Mix, with a subtle reference to the girl group in an interview. The ‘I Kissed A Girl’ singer is currently promoting her fourth studio album, ‘Witness’, which she’s billed as “purposeful pop” for music fans in the current political climate. Following the album’s release, she performed at Glastonbury festival for ...

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