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Bloody nose for Sergio Ramos as Real and Atlético draw in Madrid derby

When the final whistle went at the end of the first ever Madrid derby at the Wanda Metropolitano, Atlético’s new home 12 miles across the city from their old one, there was no roar, but there was a little relief. A 0-0 draw suits neither side and was nothing to celebrate but at least it was not …

Soccer

David Moyes insists West Ham is not his last chance in management

• New manager looks to halt club’s slump at Watford • Stuart Pearce ‘will play a big role’, says Moyes<p>David Moyes has denied that taking over from Slaven Bilic at West Ham represents his last chance in football management and the Scot is confident he can arrest a slump that has left his new side in …

English Premier League

Ashes 2017-18: player-by-player guide to the Australia squad

England expect a feisty sledge or two from opener David Warner, Steve Smith will need to win the captaincy battle with Joe Root while paceman Mitchell Starc is sure to supply a dose of hooping, blasting yorkers<p><b>DAVID WARNER</b><p>Bullies bowlers and loves beating England. Was a third-innings menace in …

David Warner

Gerry Adams steps down as Sinn Féin president

Republican, 69, who was instrumental in IRA ceasefire, also says he will not seek re-election to the Irish parliament<p>Gerry Adams has announced he is stepping down as president of Sinn Féin after 34 years in charge of the party that was once closely linked to the IRA.<p>Adams also confirmed that he …

Ireland

Harvey Weinstein had secret hitlist of names to quash sex scandal

Producer hired team to investigate 91 film industry figures in attempt to stop harassment claims going public<p>The <i>Observer</i> has gained access to a secret hitlist of almost 100 prominent individuals targeted by Harvey Weinstein in an extraordinary attempt to discover what they knew about sexual …

Harvey Weinstein

A thousand nurseries close as free childcare scheme falters

Providers resorting to ‘unethical’ practices to replace funding shortfall<p>More than 1,000 nurseries and childminders have gone out of business since the Conservative government was elected in 2015 with a promise of 30 hours of free childcare for working parents.<p>Official Ofsted figures, obtained by …

Parenting

Upsurge in big earthquakes predicted for 2018 as Earth rotation slows

Scientists say number of severe quakes is likely to rise strongly next year because of a periodic slowing of the Earth’s rotation<p>Scientists have warned there could be a big increase in numbers of devastating earthquakes around the world next year. They believe variations in the speed of Earth’s …

Climate Change

First child refugee from Greek camps comes to UK

Syrian boy was offered place by London council last year but officials did not take action to facilitate the 15-year-old’s transfer<p>More than a year after the UK government pledged to transfer hundreds of child refugees from Greece, the first unaccompanied minor from the country will arrive in …

Migration

Team Sky slow to see the light after Jiffy bag tale’s dark corners

Little sign of the hoped-for spirit of openness can been seen following British Cycling’s plunge into notoriety<p>There was always a more than even chance that the affair nicknamed Jiffy bag-gate would never arrive at a definitive ending. The investigating UK Anti-Doping agency has limited powers, the …

Cycling

Britain First deputy arrested over speech made at Belfast rally

Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of the far right group, was arrested in London in relation to her speech in August<p>The deputy leader of far-right group Britain First has been arrested in London over a speech made at a rally in Belfast this summer.<p>Jayda Fransen, 31, from Penge, south-east London, was …

Brexit

This is redistribution for Zimbabwe’s elite, not revolution in a ruined nation

Comrade Bob and Grace may go, but little good will come if power is retained in the hands of Zanu-PF septuagenarians<p>Drive any distance anywhere in Zimbabwe beyond the upmarket Borrowdale neighbourhood in Harare, where Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace are detained in their sprawling mansion, and the …

Africa

Employment is up, spending is down, but same-sex marriage might loosen pockets

Consumer confidence is lower than it was a year ago when fewer people had jobs, but marriage vote could make us spend more<p>As we gear up for Christmas spending, things should be pointing to a bumper lot of sales and yet despite excellent employment news our level of spending and consumer confidence …

Economy

MPs defend fees of up to £1,000 an hour to appear on ‘Kremlin propaganda’ channel

Commons register of interests shows satirical show has employed at least 10 Tory and Labour politicians<p>MPs who have accepted up to £1,000 an hour to appear on television shows broadcast on RT, formerly Russia Today, have defended their links to the station, classed by the US government last week as …

Referendums

Hospitals attack ‘barking mad’ NHS target to manage winter crisis

Official edicts to banish long trolley waits and treatment in corridors are deluded, say trusts<p>Health service chiefs have been declared “barking mad” for ordering hospitals to ensure no patient is treated in a corridor or languishes on a trolley for hours when this year’s winter crisis hits.<p>NHS …

Health Care

‘This is our second independence day – we want a new Zimbabwe’

Tens of thousands of jubilant citizens on the streets of Harare celebrate ‘this peaceful takeover’<p>They came from all over Zimbabwe, streaming into the streets of Harare in a carnival of protest and celebration, determined to seal the peaceful but incontestable end of Robert Mugabe’s long rule.<p>Tens …

Africa

England 30-6 Australia: how the autumn international players rated

The ever-dependable Joe Launchberry put in a tireless display and made a phenomenal 17 tackles to earn a rating of 9 out of 10, the highest of any England player<p>England<p><b>Anthony Watson, full-back, 7/10</b> Left for dead by Koroibete for Hooper’s disallowed try and positioning at times not quite there. …

Rugby Union

Australia rue missed opportunity as Michael Hooper adds to his collection

Wallabies captain picked up record eighth yellow card of his Test career and had a try disallowed as tourists endured miserable day at the office against England<p>Last week’s abiding rugby image was of a smiling Kurtley Beale, clad only in his budgie smugglers, standing next to Prince William. Seven …

Rugby Union

Police 'confident' body found in hunt for Gaia Pope is missing teenager

Discovery was made on land south of Swanage in Dorset, close to where clothing identified as Pope’s was found on Thursday<p>The body of a woman has been found in the hunt for missing teenager Gaia Pope, which police are “confident” is the 19-year-old.<p>The discovery was made on land south of Swanage, …

Crime

Ireland squeeze past Fiji thanks to two late penalties from Ian Keatley

• Ireland 23-20 Fiji • Fringe players give Irish coach Joe Schmidt plenty of food for thought<p>Ian Keatley’s two late penalties dug Ireland out of a hole as Joe Schmidt’s experimental side edged out Fiji in Dublin.<p>The home side squandered a 17-3 lead built up by tries from Darren Sweetnam, Dave …

Rugby Union

England were not lucky swears Eddie Jones but TMO baffles Michael Cheika

• We enjoyed bounce of ball but that had nothing to do with officials, says Jones • Australia head coach struggles to understand why some reviews lasted so long<p>Eddie Jones praised the television match official system after three calls went England’s way in their record victory over Australia, but …

Rugby Union

Syria: at least 14 civilians killed in air strikes by government forces

The deaths, which so far include one young girl, came after bombardment of the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region near Damascus<p>At least 14 civilians, including one young girl, were killed by Syrian regime bombardment of the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region near Damascus on Saturday.<p>Ten of the victims …

Syria

Stuart Hogg and Scotland denied at the last as New Zealand narrowly prevail

• Scotland 17-22 New Zealand • Impressive Scots just miss out on first win over All Blacks<p>It was an extraordinary attempt to overturn 112 years of hurt , and for a moment Murrayfield, with their darling Stuart Hogg streaking down the left in the last seconds, thought they might have the glory at …

Rugby Union

Palestinians vow to suspend talks if US closes diplomatic office in Washington

Potential rupture in relations threatens to undermine Trump’s bid for peace Rex Tillerson says Palestinians ran afoul of obscure provision in US law<p>The Palestinians threatened on Saturday to suspend all communication with the United States if the Trump administration follows through with plans to …

Israel

Murder investigation begins after woman found stabbed in north London

Victim believed to be in her 50s was discovered in Muswell Hill, with her identity understood to be known to police<p>A murder investigation has been launched after a woman was found stabbed to death.<p>The victim, believed to be aged in her 50s, was discovered at an address in north London.<p>A post-mortem …

Extremism

Football League: Wolves back on top after win, Luton hit seven again

Wolves defeat Reading to go back to the top of the Championship Shrewsbury get daylight and in League Two Luton hit seven again<p><b>Championship</b><p>• <b>Wolves</b> moved back to the top of the table thanks to Ivan Cavaleiro and Matt Doherty goals at <b>Reading</b>. The Portuguese winger was played through on goal by Diogo …

Soccer

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba returns in style to cut down Newcastle

Once again, Paul Pogba is doing his snakehips shuffle beneath the Stretford End and Zlatan Ibrahimovic – straight-backed, chest puffed out, knee fixed – can be seen soaking up the crowd’s acclaim. It still might not be enough when it comes to catching, and overhauling, Manchester City at the top of …

Manchester

Implacable, immutable, irreplaceable: why Malcolm Young was a rock'n'roll great

Michael Hann pays tribute to AC/DC’s late rhythm guitarist, driving force behind the band and co-writer of their biggest and best songs<p>‘Not only is he a great guitarist and songwriter, but also a person with vision – he is the planner in AC/DC. He is also the quiet one, deep and intensely aware.” …

AC/DC

England’s furious intent batters open door at fortress Twickenham

Eddie Jones will delight in the way England rode their luck to scramble a win against Australia from the chaos at their intimidating, unforgiving home<p>The RFU is spending £50m rebuilding the eastern half of Twickenham. It is putting up a new rooftop rose garden, restaurant and music stage to make …

Rugby Union

One to watch: Rex Orange County

With fans including Tyler, the Creator and Frank Ocean, this British rising star’s rich R&B pop is a tonic for our times<p>In 2016, when he was 18 years old, Surrey musician Alex O’Connor got a message on SoundCloud from a new fan. That fan happened to be Odd Future pioneer Tyler, the Creator, who …

Frank Ocean

Steve Smith: ‘I read everything. If I don’t agree I use it as motivation to do better’

In an extract from his exclusive Wisden Cricket Monthly interview, Steve Smith talks about his journey from chilled Bondi surfie to the Australia captaincy and his hopes of one day joining the greats<p>When England ram-raided the Australians in 2010-11, it was the home side’s lowest mark in a quarter …

Stuart Broad