Eggs scandal: 700,000 sent to UK but risk is 'unlikely'

Eggs scandal: 700,000 sent to UK but risk is 'unlikely'

About 700,000 eggs have been sent to the UK from potentially contaminated Dutch farms, up from an early estimate of 21,000, the food watchdog has said. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said it was very unlikely that there was a risk to public health. However, 11 products containing egg – including sandwiches and salads – have been withdrawn from supermarkets. Dutch police have now arrested two people suspected of using the insecticide fipronil. The FSA…

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Kenedy sent home from Chelsea tour for social media comments

Kenedy sent home from Chelsea tour for social media comments

Chelsea have sent Kenedy home from their pre-season tour following the Brazilian’s social media comments before a match in China. The club had “solemnly and sincerely” apologised after fans accused the 21-year-old of xenophobia and racism. He made the comments in Instagram posts before a 3-0 pre-season win over Arsenal, during which fans booed him. Kenedy later apologised but will now play no further part in the tour and has returned to the UK. He…

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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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Fellaini sent off for headbutt in goalless Manchester derby

Fellaini sent off for headbutt in goalless Manchester derby

Marouane Fellaini was sent off for headbutting Sergio Aguero as Manchester City and Manchester United fought out an attritional goalless draw at Etihad Stadium to leave their hopes of a place in the Premier League’s top four still in the balance. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will be the happier after they extended their unbeaten league run to 24 games, a feat achieved without Fellaini in the closing stages after he was dismissed for a…

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Video & report: GB's Konta levels Fed Cup tie after Nastase sent off & play suspended

Video & report: GB's Konta levels Fed Cup tie after Nastase sent off & play suspended

Media playback is not supported on this device Johanna Konta recovered from leaving the court in tears and a suspension in play to beat Sorana Cirstea and level Britain’s Fed Cup tie with Romania. The hosts’ captain Ilie Nastase was sent off for reportedly swearing and play was halted for about 25 minutes. Konta then won five straight games in Constanta to win 6-2 6-3. Nastase caused controversy in the build-up to the tie after…

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Tweet with flashing images sent to epileptic writer

Tweet with flashing images sent to epileptic writer

Vanity Fair and Newsweek writer Kurt Eichenwald has claimed he suffered an epileptic seizure after receiving a malicious tweet containing flashing images. The message, sent from an account which has since been suspended said: “you deserve a seizure for your posts”. Shortly afterwards, Mr Eichenwald’s wife tweeted from his account saying the images had caused a seizure. The incident was reported to the police in the US. Mr Eichenwald had previously written about how he…

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England captain Hartley sent off as Saints slump to home defeat

England captain Hartley sent off as Saints slump to home defeat

European Rugby Champions Cup Northampton (3) 10 Try: Tuala Con: Myler Pen: Myler Leinster (10) 37 Tries: Ringrose, O’Brien, O’Loughlin, Gibson-Park, Nacewa Cons: Nacewa (3) Pens: Nacewa (2) England captain Dylan Hartley was sent off six minutes after coming on in the second half as Northampton lost to Leinster in the Champions Cup. In front of England head coach Eddie Jones, hooker Hartley was dismissed for a swinging arm on Sean O’Brien in the 58th…

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