British and Irish Lions power past Maori All Blacks

British and Irish Lions power past Maori All Blacks

Maori All Blacks v British and Irish Lions Maori All Blacks (10) 10 Tries: Messam Cons: McKenzie Pens: McKenzie British and Irish Lions (15) 32 Tries: Penalty try, Itoje Cons: Halfpenny Pens: Halfpenny 6 The British and Irish Lions gained a confidence-boosting win as their power told against the Maori All Blacks in wet conditions at Rotorua International Stadium. Leigh Halfpenny kicked them into a half-time lead with Liam Messam scoring for the hosts. The…

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British Airways: All flights cancelled amid IT crash

British Airways: All flights cancelled amid IT crash

Media playback is unsupported on your device British Airways has cancelled all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick amid global problems with its IT systems. A “major IT system failure is causing very severe disruption to our flight operations”, the airline said. It apologised and said there was no evidence of a cyber attack. BA chief executive Alex Cruz said: “Our IT teams are working tirelessly to fix the problems. We believe the root cause was…

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Turner Prize: Black painting pioneers edge out young British artists

Turner Prize: Black painting pioneers edge out young British artists

One of Britain’s leading black female artists, Lubaina Himid, has been become the oldest person to be nominated for British art’s most high-profile award. At 62, Himid is eligible for the £25,000 Turner Prize after the award abolished its ban on over-50s. Another key black British artist is also recognised after the rule change – 52-year-old Hurvin Anderson. The multicultural shortlist is completed by German-born Andrea Buttner and Londoner Rosalind Nashashibi. In what was once…

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Stockholm attack: Chris Bevington named as British victim

Stockholm attack: Chris Bevington named as British victim

A British man killed in the Stockholm lorry attack has been named as 41-year-old Chris Bevington. Two Swedes and one Belgian also died in the attack on Friday, when a hijacked lorry was driven into a store. His family said they were devastated by the “untimely and tragic death” of the “wonderful husband, son, father, brother and close friend to many”. The suspect, a 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan, had been facing deportation, Swedish police said….

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British scientists in world-first TB breakthrough

British scientists in world-first TB breakthrough

British scientists have made a world-first breakthrough in the diagnosis of tuberculosis. Researchers in Oxford and Birmingham say they can isolate different strains of the disease using a process called genome sequencing. It means patients who may have waited months to get the right drugs can now be diagnosed in just a few days – so they have a greater chance of recovery. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the breakthrough “will save lives”. Cases of…

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British Swimming investigates bullying claims

British Swimming investigates bullying claims

British Swimming is conducting an investigation after multiple bullying claims were made by Paralympians about a coach, the BBC has learned. The sport’s governing body began an internal review after several Para-swimmers made complaints. The complainants are understood to include Rio 2016 medallists. Swimming was ParalympicsGB’s most successful sport in Rio, winning 47 medals – 16 golds of 152 available – and setting eight world records. But it has now emerged the team, which is…

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The Great British Bake Off unveils new line-up

The Great British Bake Off unveils new line-up

Sandi Toksvig, food writer Prue Leith and comedian Noel Fielding will join Paul Hollywood when The Great British Bake Off returns in the autumn. Channel 4 announced the show’s new line-up ahead of its first series since leaving the BBC. “I could not be more delighted by who will be joining me on the show,” said Hollywood, the only holdover from the BBC’s version. Leith said she was “so thrilled to be joining… the biggest…

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I was thrown under the bus by British Cycling – Varnish

I was thrown under the bus by British Cycling – Varnish

Media playback is not supported on this device Track cyclist Jess Varnish says she was “thrown under the bus” by British Cycling and was the victim of a “cover up”. The 26-year-old was speaking in her first broadcast interview since last April when she made allegations of sexism at the governing body. Varnish told BBC Sport she was “relieved that the truth was finally coming out” after she was dropped from British Cycling’s elite programme…

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