'Domestic abuse kills more young women than cancer - we survived and we won't be silent'

‘Domestic abuse kills more young women than cancer – we survived and we won’t be silent’

The conference room of 200 smartly dressed women chat­­ting over coffee looks like a ­networking event but this is a group united by harrowing experiences. Drawn from all corners of the UK, they are survivors of domestic violence. Their stories are a testament to the will to survive, and the look in their eyes is […]

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David Gower defends Geoffrey Boycott and insists his former England colleague must keep his knighthood

David Gower defends Geoffrey Boycott and insists his former England colleague must keep his knighthood

Former England captain David Gower has dismissed calls for Sir Geoffrey Boycott‘s knighthood to be withdrawn. Labour and domestic abuse charities have said the 78-year-old’s honour should be rescinded because of his domestic violence conviction. Boycott, who played 108 Test matches for England before forging a successful career as a broadcaster, was given a three-month suspended […]

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Domestic abuse victim Spice Girl Mel B blasts Sir Geoffrey Boycott’s knighthood

Domestic abuse victim Spice Girl Mel B blasts Sir Geoffrey Boycott’s knighthood

Spice Girl Mel B blasted Sir Geoffrey Boycott’s knighthood as the backlash to the cricket legend’s honour mounted. Critics railed against the accolade after the England opening batsman’s 1998 conviction for beating his then girlfriend. Leeds-born singer Melanie Brown branded him “a disgrace to Yorkshire”, saying she could not “believe he has been knighted, perpetrators […]

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Indian batting has been naive, irresponsible and stupid, says Geoffrey Boycott

Boycott, who had famously coined the moniker ‘Prince of Calcutta’ for former India captain Sourav Ganguly, felt that the Indian batsmen lack application while trying to flick outswingers, referring to Murali Vijay’s mode of dismissals. (Reuters) Former England opener Geoffrey Boycott was scathing in his criticism of the Indian team, terming the visitors’ batting performance […]

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