Tag Archives: The Independant

Sergio Aguero hits a perfect hat-trick as Manchester City end Newcastle's acrimonious week on a sour note

Few expected Manchester City’s long, leisurely walk towards the Premier League title would be derailed by their first Premier League defeat of the season at Anfield last weekend, least of all against a struggling and embattled Newcastle United. Here, Sergio Aguero made sure of that. City’s all-time leading scorer improved upon his already-outstanding scoring record against this opposition with a ...

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Flu outbreak: 100 people a week dying in US as virus continues to spread

A deadly flu virus has been killing around 100 people per week in the US since mid-December, the Center for Disease Control has warned. A report published by the CDC with the latest figures showed there were 759 flu deaths between 7 October and 23 December. It also said since early December more than 100 people were dying every week from the ...

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Donald Trump has spent a quarter of his days as President at golf clubs, figures show

Donald Trump has visited a golf club on about a quarter of the days he has been President, figures suggest. The US leader has spent time at a resort on 91 of the past 364 days, according to White House schedules and pooled press reports. He has made the most visits to the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New ...

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All-female team of British soldiers become first women's group to cross Antarctica using only muscle power

A team of British soldiers has become the first all-female group to cross Antarctica using only muscle power.  After spending 62 days on the ice, the British Army’s Ice Maiden Expedition crossed the finish line at Hercules Inlet on Saturday.  The team skied a total of 1,056 miles, travelling coast to coast navigating crevasse fields and pulling sleds weighing 80kg. ...

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Brexit: Second referendum would be 'extremely unhelpful' says Labour frontbencher

A Labour shadow Cabinet minister has said a another EU referendum would be “extremely unhelpful” adding that it was a “shame” the party’s deputy leader appeared to leave the option on the table.  Speaking to The Independent Debbie Abrahams, the shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, also said she would relish another general election in 2018, adding: “I’d love there to be an ...

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Jamaica travel: Everything you need to know about state of emergency

A state of emergency has been declared for the key tourist gateway of Montego Bay and the surrounding area. Thousands of British holidaymakers are in Jamaica, with many more booked to travel in the next few weeks – on winter sun trips to resorts or on cruises. Many people have contacted The Independent for advice. This is what we know ...

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Manchester United need Alexis Sanchez but battling win at Burnley shows team he's about to join still has plenty to offer

Much like something else everyone at Manchester United has been waiting for this week, the final whistle felt like a long time coming here, but they got it done in the end. It wasn’t pretty, but that in turn made it a pretty impressive 1-0 win at Turf Moor. Few teams come to Burnley and are allowed turn it on, ...

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Oumar Niasse rescues a point for Everton against West Brom but James McCarthy's leg break overshadows all

For what seemed like an eternity at Goodison Park, a malfunction in the Park End’s public-address system resulted in a relentless white noise transmitting from the speakers. On and on it went, causing anxiety for those closest being forced to co-exist with the fuzzy sound. Finally, it stopped and when it did, the roar was enormous, as well as the ...

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Javier Hernandez to the rescue as West Ham see out disappointing draw against Bournemouth

In the end this was a hugely frustrating afternoon for David Moyes, and for most inside the London Stadium, as they watched West Ham huff and puff for little reward. It might have been worse than a 1-1 draw when Ryan Fraser handed the visitors an unlikely lead, but Javier Hernandez’s immediate reply at least prevented what would have been ...

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Arsenal hit Crystal Palace for four to show there will be life without Alexis Sanchez

Arsenal eased to a 4-1 victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday as Alexis Sanchez was left out of the squad ahead of his expected move to Manchester Untied. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger said that the Chile international could be involved if the deal had not been completed, but he was again omitted. Unlike last week, however, when Arsenal lost 2-1 ...

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