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Wales-Rhys-Webb-inspired-by-football-greats-Lionel-Messi-and-Cristiano-Ronaldo-ahead-of-Test-return- Rhys Webb is taking inspiration from football greats Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo after his recall to Wales’ Six Nations squad following two years in the Test rugby wilderness. The 34-year-old is on course to win his first ...

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Swapping Fernando Alonso for Sebastian Vettel changed Aston Martin ‘dynamics’

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RTMC warns public of bogus traffic police officer traineeship misleading the public

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Red Devils legend Keane says ‘top quality’ summer signing was what ‘Man United needed’

Casemiro after scoring a goal Manchester United legend Roy Keane is very pleased with the signing of Brazilian defensive midfielder Casemiro. Erik ten Hag brought Casemiro to Old Trafford in the summer transfer window. The signing was criticised by ...

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Try head prefect instead of head boy or head girl, suggests Jhb learner

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Pope Francis travels to Congo with a pious wish for peace

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Richarlsion during a warm-up Tottenham assistant Cristian Stellini played down an injury concern for Richarlison after the ex-Everton forward missed Saturday’s 3-0 FA Cup win at Preston. Richarlison has been limited to only three substitute appearances since the World ...

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Johannesburg – Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rhulani Mokwena has pledged himself to be one of the protectors of the rising star Cassius Mailula as he continues to impress in his debut season. The 21-year-old forward came off the bench to score ...

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Archive – Conservative party chairman Nadhim Zahawi – Aaron Chown/PA Wire/dpa British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced Sunday that he has expelled the chairman of his Conservative Party, Nadhim Zahawi, from his ministerial post amid a scandal over tax ...

Body of woman found in the ditch a day after withdrawing domestic violence case against her husband

Johannesburg – The police in Limpopo have condemned acts of gender-based violence after the gruesome murder of a 33-year-old woman who is believed to have opened a case of domestic violence against her husband before her lifeless body was discovered ...

SANDF recovers stolen vehicles at Moz border

Rustenburg – South African National Defence Force (SANDF) members recovered three stolen vehicles outside Komatipoort near the Mozambique border. A Toyota Fortuner and two Toyota bakkies were found abandoned on Saturday. Mpumalanga police spokesperson, Brigadier Selvy Mohlala, said according to ...

Photographer insists Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre photo isn't fake

Photographer insists Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre photo isn’t fake Claims a photo of Prince Andrew with his arm around Virginia Giuffre is a “fake” have been branded “ridiculous” by a photographer who handled the original image. Earlier this ...

Child suffers potentially life-threatening injuries in motorbike hit-and-run

It’s believed two people were on the motorbike when it struck the six-year-old (Picture: Google) A six-year-old child has been left with potentially life-threatening injuries after being hit by a motorbike. The collision took place on Wade Street in ...

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