LA Times editorial board condemns Donald Trump presidency as 'trainwreck'

The Los Angeles Times has carried out a blistering attack on President Donald Trump, comparing his first few weeks in office to a “trainwreck”. “It is impossible to know where his presidency will lead or how much damage he will do to our nation,” the op-ed, entitled “Our Dishonest President”, stated. The Pulitzer-winning publication claimed Mr Trump had a “shocking lack ...

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Coventry City take break from turmoil to beat Oxford United and win Checkatrade Trophy at Wembley

Coventry put their crisis to one side to win the Checkatrade Trophy with a 2-1 victory over Oxford. Gael Bigirimana grabbed a Wembley goal, hours after becoming a father, and academy graduate George Thomas struck in the second half for the Sky Blues. Substitute Liam Sercombe pulled one back for Oxford but they were condemned to defeat in the final ...

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The Mummy trailer 2: Action packed new clip from Tom Cruise film

People are apparently not getting tired of reboots, remakes and superhero movies: Beauty and the Beast’s currently the highest grossing film of the year, closely followed by Logan and Kong: Skull Island. No wonder, then, Universal Pictures are keen to snatch up some publicity for their upcoming The Mummy remake, which stars Tom Cruise, Peaky Blinders actor Annabelle Wallis, and ...

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Outrage after tampon tax money is used to fund anti-abortion charity

A leading sexual health organisation has slammed the decision to award an anti-abortion charity with a quarter of a million pounds raised from a tax on women’s periods as “absolutely shocking”.  The controversial tax on women’s sanitary products has come under fresh attack after it was revealed £250,000 from tax receipts is due to be given to Life, a charity that ...

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Judge rules Donald Trump incited violence

The courts keep taking Donald Trump both seriously and literally. And the president’s word choices are proving to be a real headache. A federal judge in Kentucky is the latest to take Trump at his word when he says something controversial. Judge David J. Hale ruled against efforts by Trump’s attorneys to throw out a lawsuit accusing him of inciting ...

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Row as tampon tax cash goes to anti-abortion charity Life

A £250,000 grant to an anti-abortion group – using money raised from the tax on sanitary products – has been criticised. MPs and campaign groups said it was wrong that Life received one of the largest amounts from the government fund that comes from the 5% VAT on tampons and towels. Life said the money supported a project for homeless ...

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Police shoot dogs after man and woman bitten in Bolton

Police have shot dead two pitbull-type dogs after a man and woman were bitten. Armed officers were deployed to Queen’s Park in Chorley New Road, Bolton, at 10:20 GMT on Sunday after reports that six dogs were dangerously out of control. A 60-year-old woman had been bitten on the hand and a man was bitten on the leg, Greater Manchester ...

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Motorbike rider Mick Whalley dies in Donington Park crash

A motorbike rider died following a crash in a race at Donington Park. Mick Whalley from Sheppey, Kent, was taking part in a support race to this weekend’s round of the MCE British Superbike Championship when crashed on Saturday. He was transferred to hospital in Nottingham, where he later died of his injuries. A statement issued by event organiser MSVR ...

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Civil rights activist Darcus Howe dies aged 74

Civil rights activist Darcus Howe has died aged 74, his biographer has said. The writer and broadcaster campaigned for black rights for more than 50 years and organised the 1981 Black People’s March after the New Cross fire in which 13 black teenagers died. His biographer Robin Bunce said Mr Howe “died peacefully in his sleep” at his Streatham home ...

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Ivan Gazidis insists Arsenal’s recent form has been ‘catalyst for change’ this summer amid Arsene Wenger exit talk

Wenger’s future is in doubt (Picture: AFP/Getty) Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has told unhappy supporters that there will be major changes at the club this summer, amid speculation surrounding Arsene Wenger’s future. Arsenal fans rage as Navas escapes red card for awful tackle on Monreal The 52-year-old attended a question and answer session with fans ahead of the Gunners ...

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