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Marcus Rashford: sparked a nationwide campaign after the British government voted against extending the provision of free school meals until next Easter for children in need.  Photo: Fareshare/Mark Waugh/PA

When Marcus Rashford wakes up on Saturday morning, he’s entitled to feel that it has been a fairly productive week. First he swooped in to score the (...)

A mural is seen on the side of a building featuring an image of Leeds United’s Argentinian head coach Marcelo Bielsa. Photo: Paul Ellis/AFP via Getty Images

There is a section in Tim Rich’s engrossing recent biography of Marcelo Bielsa, The Quality of Madness, where the former Barcelona manager Gerardo Mar(...)

Shoppers, some wearing a face mask or covering, walk past a sign alerting pedestrians to social distancing  in Newcastle city centre on September 17th. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty

Coronavirus cases have doubled in the majority of English cities and towns that are subject to long-term local lockdowns, amid growing concern that re(...)

Mikel Arteta: the fact that Arsenal’s manager can speak to his international players in their own language is not necessarily a plus for BT pundit Martin Keown.  Photograph: Paul Childs/EPA

It might seem like the last Premier League season only ended eight days ago, but it was in fact a whole 48, making the wait for the new one seem a tou(...)

Lady Cochrane died from injuries sustained in the Beirut port blast on August 4th.

Born: May 18th, 1922 Died: August 31st, 2020 Lady Cochrane, as Yvonne Sursock was universally known in Lebanon, was the daughter of Alfred Bey Sursoc(...)

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp was speaking ahead of his side’s Premier League opener against Leeds United. Photo: Andrew Couldridge/PA Wire

Jürgen Klopp has said English soccer must be allowed to trial the safe return of fans to stadiums next month as it plays a crucial role in bringing jo(...)

Michael Pentland aged 10 from Belfast watches the  Carling Nations Cup match between Wales and  Northern Ireland at the Aviva Stadium in 2011, where the attendance was 529. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

I blame Liam Brady. As a soccer-obsessed child I was desperate to attend an Ireland match but faced one insurmountable problem. The old Lansdowne Road(...)

Jan Rynne with her husband Michael, son Daniel (12) and daughter Emily (15).   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Jan Rynne would love to be able send her two children back to school next week, but she says she cannot risk it. A decade ago, she was diagnosed with(...)

The scientists also warn that the melting of ice in these quantities is now seriously reducing the planet’s ability to reflect solar radiation back into space. Photograph:  Jonathan Nackstrand / AFP

A total of 28 trillion tonnes of ice have disappeared from the surface of the Earth since 1994. That is the stunning conclusion of UK scientists who h(...)

Fr John Murphy: A deeply spiritual man who cherished his parishioners and the rhythm of pastoral ministry

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

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