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Abbi Pulling has become the first female driver to claim victory in a British Formula 4 race. The 21-year-old started on pole position and remained in the lead until the finish at Brands Hatch in Kent on Sunday. Victory for Pulling follows her recent double success in Miami in the all-female F1 Academy championship, which she currently leads. Pulling, who has secured seven podium finishes across the Academy and Formula 4 this season, said she was aiming to make history. “I competed in this championship a couple of years ago and my aim was to break that record and be…

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English referee Rebecca Welch has been appointed to take charge of the Women’s Champions League final between Barcelona and Lyon. The 40-year-old made history earlier this season when becoming the first woman to referee a Premier League game – Burnley’s 2-0 victory over Fulham in December. Welch has refereed six Women’s Champions League matches this season and was the fourth official at last year’s final. She has been an international referee since 2015 and went full-time in 2019. Welch’s assistants for the 25 May final at San Mames in Bilbao will be her English compatriots Natalie Aspinall and Emily Carney,…

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Adam Lallana says he “needs time to reflect” before deciding on his future after choosing to leave Brighton at the end of this season. The former England midfielder, 36, joined from Liverpool in 2020 and has made 105 appearances for the club including 94 in the Premier League. Lallana says he and the Seagulls have been on a “remarkable” journey but the time is right to move on, despite manager Roberto de Zerbi’s intention to keep him. “I’ve been in talks with Roberto [de Zerbi] for the past couple of months and he expressed his wishes for me to stay and keep…

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Ange Postecoglou will “never understand” any Tottenham fans wanting their own team to lose even if it helped deny Arsenal the Premier League title. Spurs host Manchester City on Tuesday in a match which could prove crucial to the outcome of the title race. A win or draw for Tottenham against Pep Guardiola’s side would put north London rivals Arsenal in pole position to finish ahead of defending champions City. The Gunners currently hold a one-point advantage at the summit but have played a game more than City, who would return to top spot with victory at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium,…

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King Charles has handed over a prestigious role with the Army Air Corps to his son Prince William. “The great thing is he’s a very good pilot indeed,” said the King. It is unusual for the King and the Prince of Wales to both take part in an engagement – and this has been a symbolic handing over of the baton. The King had become colonel-in-chief of the Army Air Corps 32 years ago – and now he has been succeeded by his eldest son, Prince William. With his own cancer treatment still continuing, the King spoke to a veteran…

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Keir Starmer would make the UK less safe, Rishi Sunak has claimed in a wide-ranging speech which previewed issues likely to come up in the election expected this year. The PM said Labour would not match his pledges on defence including a commitment to boost defence spending to 2.5% of national income by 2030. Labour has said it would meet the same target when conditions allow. Asked about the remarks, Sir Keir said security would be his “first priority”. He accused the Conservatives of “hollowing out” the armed forces and “wasting billions of pounds on procurement”, adding that voters at the next…

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Three men have been charged under the National Security Act with assisting the Hong Kong intelligence service and foreign interference. All three appeared in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday. The Metropolitan Police said the investigation was not related to a separate case involving Russia. A total of 11 people were detained under the National Security Act as part of the investigation. The three men charged are: Chi Leung (Peter) Wai, 38, of Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey; Matthew Trickett, 37, of Maidenhead, Berkshire; and Chung Biu Yuen, 63, of Hackney, east London. Between 20 December 2023 and 2 May, they are…

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A judge has ruled that large parts of the government’s Illegal Migration Act should not apply in Northern Ireland because they breach human rights laws. He ruled some elements of the act are in breach of the Windsor Framework. This is the revised post-Brexit deal agreed between the UK and European Union last year. Mr Justice Humphreys also declared parts of the act to be incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights. The Illegal Migration Act provides new powers for the UK government to detain and remove asylum seekers it deems to have arrived illegally in the UK. Central to…

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A man and his mother have been jailed after admitting being in charge of an XL bully dog that caused “catastrophic and life changing injuries” to a boy. Liverpool Crown Court heard the dog subjected the eight-year-old to a vicious and sustained attack in Bootle in February. Lewis Young, 30, who was the owner of the dog, and his mother Amanda Young, 49, pleaded guilty to being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control and causing injury. Lewis Young was jailed for two years, while Amanda was given 20 months in prison. The attack happened just days after…

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Former Nigerian international Finidi George was on Monday officially unveiled as the Head Coach of the Nigerian senior men national team, Super Eagles by the Minister of Sports Development, John Enoh, at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja. The Super Eagles coach has also picked his former national teammate, Daniel Amokachi and two foreigners as his assistants. Finidi made the announcement after he was officially unveiled to the press as the new head coach in Abuja. He also retained Olatunji Baruwa as the goalkeeper’ s trainer. Baruwa occupied the same position under Jose Peseiro, while the names of the…

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The people of the Ojoto community in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State have protested over the killing of a 69-year-old widow and indigene of the community, identified as Ifeoma Ajuluchukwu. The deceased was said to have been murdered by her stepson (name withheld), who happened to be the first son of the first wife of the deceased’s husband. The date the incident occurred has not been clarified, but the protesters, who besieged the premises of the Anambra State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Welfare on Monday, disclosed the development during their protest. They came in their…

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An Ekiti State High Court, Ado Ekiti Division, has sentenced a 43-year-old man, Akinyemi Ojo, to life imprisonment over a murder attempt on a woman in the farm. Ojo was arraigned before the court on January 25, 2023, on a one-count charge bordering on an attempt to murder. The charge read, “That Akinyemi Ojo on December 5, 2022 in Aramoko Ekiti within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did attempt to murder one David Faith by macheting her. The offence is contrary to Section 241 of the Criminal Law of Ekiti State, 2021.” The victim, in her testimony before the…

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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar took to social media to announce his meeting with the 2023 Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi. “It was my honour and privilege to host #PeterObi today,” Atiku Abubakar shared via X on Monday. However, the details and reason behind their meeting are yet to be known. Obi was the running mate to Atiku in the 2019 general elections under the Peoples Democratic Party. However, in 2022, the duo fell out leading to Obi’s exit from the PDP to LP. Details later…

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No fewer than 45 people were arrested by the men of the Ondo State Security Network Agency, also known as Amotekun Corps, for allegedly involving in some criminal activities across the state. The suspects allegedly committed crimes, which include kidnapping, vandalism, theft, burglary, and cultism. Parading the suspects at the corps headquarters in Akure, the state capital on Monday, the Commander of the corps, Adetunji Adeleye, said the suspects were arrested within two weeks of the operation of men of the corps. According to him, out of the 45 suspects, seven were already in court, but they would be needed…

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•Boniface scores 13th Bundesliga goal, Akpom bags assist Trabzonspor striker, Paul Onuachu, stood out among Nigerian players abroad during the weekend with a brace in their win over Istanbulspor, ABIODUN ADEWALE reports SUNDAY TURKEY PAUL ONUACHU (TRABZONSPOR) Onuachu bagged a quick brace, scoring in the sixth and seventh minute as Trabzonspor beat Istanbulspor AS 3-0 on Sunday as they continue to cement their place in the Europa League next season. The lanky striker now has 14 goals and four assists this season. His chances of another hat-trick were cut as he was taken off in the 64th minute. BRIGHT OSAYI-SAMUEL…

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Minister of Sports Development Senator John Enoh has tipped world record holder, Tobi Amusan, to scale the hurdles of the 2024 Olympic Games and win a women’s 100m gold medal in Paris, PUNCH Sports Extra reports. Amusa produced the fastest time in the women’s 100m hurdles this year in the early hours of Sunday, when she ran a blistering 12.40s (0.9) at the Jamaican Athletics Invitational in Kingston, just over two months from the Games which holds from July 26 to August 11. She won the race ahead of Jamaican and world champion, Danielle Williams, who finished second in 12.46s. For most of…

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A total number of 22 teams have arrived in Benin City for the 2024 phase one of the Ardova Handball Premier League which begins on Monday (today), PUNCH Sports Extra reports. The top tier league, the biggest handball event in Nigeria, was initially scheduled for April 28 to May 11 but was shifted to afford the participating teams adequate time to complete registrations and effective preparation in tandem with the sponsor Ardova Plc. PUNCH Sports Extra gathered that all the 22 teams (12 male teams and 10 female teams) taking part in the handball league, which is in its seventh season, arrived in the…

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In a tense turn of events at the University of Ibadan, officers of the Nigerian Army have reportedly arrested and detained four individuals amid a protest against fee hikes. PUNCH Online gathered that the detained protesters, identified as Aduwo Ayodele, Made Gbadegesin, Olorunfemi Adeyeye, and Nice Linus, were apprehended and bundled into an Army van during a Monday demonstration. Adeyeye, the National Secretary of the African Action Congress, managed to record a distressing video while inside the van. In it, a man in military uniform is clinging to the vehicle as it speeds towards the Agodi area of Ibadan. In…

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A video now circulating on social media shows a man using kegs to refill a water fountain located at Ochanja roundabout in Onitsha, Anambra State The fountain was said to have been constructed in March when Governor Charles Soludo transformed it from a refuse dump site. Sharing the video on X.com on Monday, Chude Nnamdi, tweeting as #chude_, wrote, “Water fountain is one of the most difficult structures to maintain especially in a country where there’s no steady electricity. “When Soludo embarked on building this Water Fountain at the Ochanja Roundabout, many of us pointed this out. Now, take a look at…

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BOSTON (AP) — One game after Sam Bennett punched Brad Marchand out of the playoffs, the Panthers forward sent the rest of the Bruins to the brink of elimination with an equally controversial shove to Charlie Coyle’s back. Already drawing boos in the Garden because of a hit on Marchand that the Bruins are calling a sucker punch, Bennett scored the game-tying goal in Game 4 on Sunday night after sending Coyle tumbling into Boston goalie Jeremy Swayman. The goal was upheld by the NHL replay center in Toronto, and Aleksander Barkov scored the game-winner four minutes later to lead Florida to…

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