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Man jailed for 11 years for trying to kill six children

Image copyright Police Scotland/ Spindrift Image caption Gerald Gavan’s (left) intended target was Billy McGregor A man who admitted trying to kill six children in a hit-and-run has been jailed for 11 years. Gerald Gavan, 22, from East Kilbride, drove a car into the youngsters after targeting Billy McGregor in Glasgow’s Castlemilk area. The dispute […]

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Fastest shed breaks own speed record

Image copyright Straightliners Image caption The Fastest Shed has broken its own record twice at Pendine Sands A motorised shed has broken its own land speed record on a Welsh beach for the second time. The wheeled building, dubbed the Fastest Shed, clocked 101.581mph (163.487kph) at Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire, during a speed event. In May, […]

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Moeen Ali: When sledging goes too far

The England cricketer who said he was called ‘Osama’ on the field, says the practice of sledging, where players try to distract the opposition, needn’t be offensive. Moeen Ali wrote in his autobiography that an Australian player made the slur in the 2015 Ashes. An investigation of the incident has been closed after Cricket Australia […]

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Leicester Sikh turban-wearing guardsman fails drugs test

Image copyright PA Image caption Charanpreet Singh Lall registered “high levels” of cocaine A Coldstream Guardsman who was the first to wear a turban during Trooping the Colour has tested positive for cocaine, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has confirmed. Charanpreet Singh Lall, 22, from Leicester, registered “high levels” of the Class A drug during […]