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Manchester United: Fred must wait until team ‘better balanced’ – Mourinho

Fred (left) was given his last Premiership start against Bournemouth on 3 November by Mourinho Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he is reluctant to pick summer signing Fred until his side are “defensively stronger”. The Brazil midfielder became the club’s fourth most expensive signing of all time when he completed a £47m move to Old Trafford this summer. The ...

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Bloodhound supersonic car project axed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Bristol-built vehicle was tested at Newquay Airport, in 2017 A project to race a car at more than 1,000mph has been axed after it failed to secure a £25m cash injection. The Bloodhound supersonic vehicle – built with a Rolls-Royce Eurofighter jet engine bolted to a rocket – is all but finished. The ...

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Arsenal to talk to players over nitrous oxide inhalation allegations

Arsenal players will be “spoken to” by club chiefs after images emerged allegedly showing four members of the first team inhaling nitrous oxide. In CCTV footage obtained by the Sun, the players, at a party in London in August, appear to be inhaling the substance from balloons. Nitrous oxide is also known as laughing gas or ‘hippy crack’. An Arsenal ...

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Kilmarnock: Could Steve Clarke’s side ‘do a Leicester’ and win Scottish Premiership?

Watch: The goals that put Kilmarnock top of the Premiership Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie believes it is “too early to say” whether current leaders Kilmarnock could go on to win the Scottish Premiership. Steve Clarke’s side leapfrogged Rangers on Wednesday to become the fourth different table-toppers this season after their 2-0 win over Livingston. It is the first time the ...

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Motability charity boss to go after extra bonus revealed

Image copyright Getty Images The boss of Motability Operations is to step down by 2020 following criticism over his pay and a scathing review from the government’s spending watchdog. The report from the National Audit Office revealed Mike Betts was in line for an extra £1.86m bonus on top of already “generous” pay. The firm operates the Motability scheme which ...

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Williams railways review to look at ‘all options’

Image copyright EPA Keith Williams, who is heading a year-long review of UK railways, has refused to rule out nationalisation as a possible recommendation to government. Mr Williams is a deputy chairman of John Lewis Partnership and former chief executive of British Airways. “I am independent, for me all options are on the table. I think we should look at ...

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Ethnic minority academics earn less than white colleagues

Image caption The pay gap left Meenakshi Sarkar feeling depressed and devalued When Meenakshi Sarkar landed a job as a teaching fellow at Leeds University after a successful career in business in India, she was delighted. But the university put her on the lowest possible academic pay band, leaving her struggling financially. It became clear that colleagues were paid more ...

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Newspaper headlines: NHS concerns on front pages

Image caption Concerns about the National Health Service lead some newspapers, with the Times reporting that official figures show five million patients are forced to wait more than three weeks for a GP appointment every month. There are 1,000 fewer family doctors than when ministers pledged to recruit 5,000 more in 2015, the paper points out. Image caption Meanwhile, the ...

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