Grenfell Tower fire: Government staff sent into Kensington and Chelsea council

Grenfell Tower fire: Government staff sent into Kensington and Chelsea council

Government staff have been drafted in to manage the response to the Grenfell Tower fire after criticism of Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council. A team of civil servants has been embedded in the council office after residents complained they had been left with little support or information from officials. At least 58 people are dead or presumed dead, and many others are homeless. The council says it will cooperate “in full” with the government’s inquiry….

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Premier League 2017-18 fixtures: Chelsea host Burnley on opening day

Premier League 2017-18 fixtures: Chelsea host Burnley on opening day

Chelsea will begin their title defence at home to Burnley when the 2017-18 Premier League season kicks off on the weekend of 12-13 August. Newly promoted Newcastle host Tottenham, while Brighton welcome Manchester City and Huddersfield visit Crystal Palace. Spurs’ first game at Wembley will be against Antonio Conte’s champions on the second weekend of the season. Find all your team’s fixtures on the BBC Sport website by clicking here. The precise date of games…

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Arsenal beat Chelsea to win record 13th FA Cup

Arsenal beat Chelsea to win record 13th FA Cup

Arsene Wenger secured his record seventh FA Cup final win as Arsenal produced a magnificent display to win a Wembley thriller against Premier League champions Chelsea. Alexis Sanchez gave Arsenal the lead in contentious fashion after only four minutes, when referee Antony Taylor overruled his assistant after he had flagged for offside against Aaron Ramsey. Chelsea also claimed Sanchez handled in the build-up and their task became even harder when Victor Moses was correctly sent…

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Champions Chelsea celebrate with win over Watford in seven-goal thriller

Champions Chelsea celebrate with win over Watford in seven-goal thriller

Chelsea celebrated their Premier League title triumph with a hard-earned victory over Watford in an ill-tempered but thrilling encounter at Stamford Bridge. Manager Antonio Conte and his Chelsea players were able to take the acclaim on a lap of honour after the final whistle – but they were made to work for the win by a fired-up and physical Watford. John Terry, who will leave at the end of the season after more than two…

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Chelsea clinch Premier League title thanks to win at West Brom

Chelsea clinch Premier League title thanks to win at West Brom

Media playback is not supported on this device Chelsea were crowned Premier League champions as Michy Batshuayi’s late goal gave them the victory they required to secure the title at West Brom. It looked as though Antonio Conte’s side might be forced to delay their celebrations as they were frustrated for long periods by the resilience and organisation of their hosts. But the mood changed and the title was won with eight minutes left as…

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Chelsea three points from title as thumping win relegates Middlesbrough

Chelsea three points from title as thumping win relegates Middlesbrough

Chelsea moved to within one win of the Premier League title and confirmed Middlesbrough’s relegation with a consummate performance and emphatic victory at Stamford Bridge. Antonio Conte’s side can become champions with victory against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Friday night while Middlesbrough must contemplate a future back in the Championship after they were swept aside on Monday. The Blues had already created a succession of chances before Diego Costa turned in man…

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Tottenham defeat leaves Chelsea two wins from title

Tottenham defeat leaves Chelsea two wins from title

Tottenham’s pursuit of Premier League leaders Chelsea was dealt a big blow as Manuel Lanzini’s fierce finish earned victory for London rivals West Ham. Spurs could have narrowed the gap to a point with victory at London Stadium, but were well below par as the Hammers helped Chelsea close on the title. Hammers keeper Adrian made first-half saves from Harry Kane and Eric Dier before Lanzini smashed in a loose ball. Chelsea need two wins…

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Costa scores twice as Chelsea stretch lead to seven points

Costa scores twice as Chelsea stretch lead to seven points

Chelsea restored their lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points with a convincing win over Southampton at Stamford Bridge. Antonio Conte’s side had seen their advantage cut by Tottenham after the Blues’ loss at Manchester United – but this was an emphatic response to follow on from Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final win against their London rivals. Eden Hazard and Diego Costa were both back in the starting line-up after Wembley and…

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