Clubs, players and fans take part in 'Football Welcomes' weekend

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Sixty football clubs, including 12 from the English Premier League, as well as players and celebrity fans are backing Amnesty International’s second Football Welcomes initiative this weekend to celebrate the contribution refugees make to the beautiful game.

Don't forget to look up: Lyrid meteor shower to peak early on Earth Day

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Earth Day will bring one of the best meteor showers of the spring with as many as 20 meteors streaking across the sky every hour.

The Pirates turned a wild double play by catching two runners stealing on one play

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On Thursday night, the Phillies and Pirates played the first game of their intrastate series. The Pennsylvania rivalry got off to a

Red Sox Notes: Drew Pomeranz Allows Three Runs In First Start Of 2018

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s. After missing nearly all of spring training and the start of the regular season due to a left forearm flexor strain, the Boston

Opposition to latest badger cull proposals

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The Wild Animal Welfare Committee (WAWC), a charity providing independent advice and evidence about the welfare of free-living wild animals in the UK, has criticised government proposals for extending the English badger cull.

Trenaman continues to impress on world stage

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Lendlease Breakers and Sydney Thunder allrounder Rachel Trenaman has continued her dominant run of form for the Women’s Australian

Charity takes legal action against DWP for disabled claimants' arrears

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The DWP has confirmed that it will defend its decision following the charity’s application for judicial review proceedings last month, although, given the number of people involved and potential amount of money at stake, it has agreed to the case being expedited. CPAG is taking the case on behalf of a claimant who was underpaid from 2012.   He is one of 70,000 disabled individuals in Great Britain who the Government accepts may have been underpaid ESA, in some cases from 2011 onwards. The DWP claims it can only pay arrears back to 21 October 2014 because it was then that an Upper Tribunal decision demonstrated that it was assessing awards in the wrong way and thus section 27 of the Social Security Act 1998 prevents payment for prior periods.

Poorest working families struggle to put food on the table

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Over a third of working parents on low incomes have regularly skipped meals due to a lack of money, and almost half have fallen behind on household bills, according to new research from the Living Wage Foundation.

NHL Odds: Bruins Pegged As Game 5 Favorites Vs. Maple Leafs

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The Boston Bruins will be looking to close out their first-round playoff series with Toronto on Saturday when they host the Maple

Red Sox Wrap: Sox Beat Athletics 7-3, Extend Winning Streak To Eight Games

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There are plenty of things the Boston Red Sox cannot stop doing amid their dominant start to the season, with blasting home runs and