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2018-04-23T21:17:59.026Z
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  • Driver arrested by Toronto police after fleeing scene
  • Vehicle driven into crowd of pedestrians in city’s northern suburbs

Between eight and 10 people have been injured after a van jumped the kerb in a northern suburb of Toronto and ran into a crowd of pedestrians.

A spokesperson for Toronto police said the white van left the road near Yonge Street and Finch Avenue West and continued down the sidewalk, striking various pedestrians. The driver fled the scene but was later arrested by police.

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How much do you know of the traditions and legends associated with him across Europe?

St George’s Day is England’s patron saint’s day – reputedly Shakespeare’s birthday, with the possibility we might get a new royal baby today, and the promise that a future Labour government would make it a holiday for all.

But Saint George is a truly pan-European saint, with traditions and celebrations associated with his martyrdom and legendary dragon-slaying taking place across the continent. How much do you know about Saint George and St George’s Day traditions around Europe? Find out with our quiz

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Judicial review on Tuesday one of two examining legality of accountable care organisations

NHS England faces a legal challenge to its plans to overhaul how the health service operates, which critics say are unlawful and could lead to patients being denied treatment.

Campaigners on Tuesday will try to derail plans to introduce of “ accountable care organisations” (ACOs), which they say could force doctors to decide what care a patient needs based on how much money is available rather than how sick someone is.

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Half a billion quid to become competitive again suggests recovery will be hard, slow work

Carillion will for ever hold the title of most self-deluded outsourcer but Capita, on the account provided by the new chief executive, Jonathan Lewis, deserves a place on the podium.

Two years ago, the share price was £10, the dividend was lifted 9% and the group boasted that its profit margins were about to get fatter. Capita, in short, was presenting itself as an oasis of calm in a sector already under stress. Now the company is issuing 1bn new shares at 70p to raise £701m to ensure it doesn’t go the way of Carillion.

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The Stonewall chief executive, Ruth Hunt, talks to Owen Jones about her shock at the level of vitriol directed at transgender men and women. She says the scale of abuse in the UK has contributed to high levels of self-harm, mental illness and suicidal thoughts in trans communities

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Gaiety theatre, Dublin
Irish National Opera’s first bespoke show needed more emotional depth and complexity, but musical standards were high, with Máire Flavin’s Countess and Aoife Miskelly’s Cherubino particular standouts

A production of the greatest of all operatic comedies is as good a way as any of launching a new opera company. Irish National Opera was created last year at the behest of the Arts Council of Ireland. It opened its doors last month with the touring production of Thomas Adès’s Powder Her Face, first seen a year ago at Northern Ireland Opera. But this new Marriage of Figaro, directed by Patrick Mason, was INO’s first bespoke show, with an opening night last week in Wexford, followed by a run of Dublin performances. Five more productions are planned for the rest of 2018.

The company’s policy is to cast Irish artists as often as possible, and so with the Irish Chamber Orchestra in the pit, conducted by Peter Whelan, the lineup for Figaro included just three “international guests”. Standards were high, and Whelan injected plenty of wiry energy into Mozart’s score, although without any cuts – both Marcellina and Basilio dutifully got their fourth-act arias – it was a long evening.

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The actor, who was paid more than his co-star Claire Foy in the Netflix drama, has called for parity and an ‘even playing field for everyone’

Matt Smith has broken his silence about the pay disparity between him and his co-star in The Crown, Claire Foy, saying they should have been paid equally for their roles in the Netflix drama.

The actor, who played the Duke of Edinburgh opposite Foy’s Queen Elizabeth II, said efforts need to be made to create a level playing field.

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Some TSB customers are unable to access their accounts after the bank moved onto a new technology platform over the weekend

Data visualisation firm Bright Analytics is worried that it won’t be able to pay its employees, or settle other bills, until TSB fixes its problems:

hi @tsb. appreciate you're having a terrible time today and must be sick of hearing from angry customers but I have a business to run and still cannot login to online banking. I need to make payments, I need to pay staff. what is happening??? a proper update is long overdue.

@TSB why is internet banking down again after a weekend of being offline? I keep trying to log in and it’s now saying my user ID is incorrect, after 8 years of using the same one...

Time for a quick recap, for anyone tuning in or seeking the latest information.

@TSB Surely you have an ETA you're working to, to fix the problem? 3 days without any access to my account is pathetic. Transfer to Nationwides 5% interest rate is looking like a good move...

@TSB are you going to compensate your customers for this chaos? I have been...

  • One of three white officers threatens to break woman’s arm
  • Dispute at a Waffle House was over paying for utensils, mother says

Police in Alabama wrestled a black woman to the ground, leaving her topless, and threatened to break her arm after they were called to a Waffle House for what her mother said was a dispute over paying for plastic utensils.

Video shows Chikesia Clemons being forced to the ground and handcuffed by two officers while a third leans over her during the incident in the early hours of Sunday in the Mobile suburb of Saraland.

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Exclusive: complaint claims Israel maintains ‘system of discriminatory measures’

Palestinian diplomats in Geneva have filed a complaint against Israel for what they say are breaches of its obligations under a UN anti-racism treaty, triggering what may be a lengthy and high-profile investigation.

The complaint, handed in by the Palestinian ambassador to the UN, Ibrahim Khraishi, to the body that monitors the implementation of the UN convention, accuses Israel of policies and practices that have “the common aim of displacing and replacing the Palestinian people, for the purpose of maintaining a colonial occupation”.

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The competition taking place in Dunbar, Scotland is one of Europe’s largest championships for stone stacking and balancing artists

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The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world

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The warmth between them is the camaraderie you often see between rivals now bonded by experience. And the absence of Donald Trump can only have added to the relaxed air of the picture

Consider him the elephant not in the room, simultaneously absent from this picture and looming over it.

Donald Trump did not attend Saturday’s funeral of Barbara Bush in Houston, Texas. Reporters were told that was because Trump generously wanted to spare the mourning Bush family the “disruptions due to added security” that would have come with his presidential presence. But that same White House statement may well have given the game away when it added that Trump did not attend “out of respect for the Bush family and friends attending the service”. Normally, the way you pay your respects to a grieving family is to show up, not stay away. Unless, of course, you know that the bereaved family in question hates your guts – in which case the greatest courtesy you can pay them in their hour of distress is to leave them alone.

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• County players said to be unimpressed by ‘gimmick’ competition
• Representatives unhappy the plans have been presented publicly

The England and Wales Cricket Board will meet representatives from the country’s 420 professional players next month following a backlash over its new 100‑ball competition.

The announcement last week that the ECB’s new eight-team tournament from 2020 would not be played using Twenty20 but rather a reduced version of the format is understood to have caused anger and disbelief among committee members of the Professional Cricketers Association.

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Surrey eased to a win over Hampshire, while Derbyshire recorded their first home victory since 2014

Division One

Derbyshire have won their first home Championship match since September 2014, beating pre-season title favourites Middlesex. Duanne Olivier, the pacy South African, bowled Tim Murtagh to finish with four wickets and wrap up the win. Another result has landed in the last half hour or so, but one entirely expected. Leicestershire drew with Sussex at Grace Road. Glamorgan are 22-0 chasing 83 at Bristol. Plenty of overs remaining, so that should be a formality. Famous last words …

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Police in Canada said two people were killed and at least eight more injured when a van left the road and  ran into a crowd of pedestrians in the northern suburbs of Toronto. The driver fled the scene but was later apprehended by police, who cordoned off several city blocks. Services were suspended at two nearby subway stations.

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Pep Guardiola has guided Manchester City to an emphatic Premier League title. With the league title wrapped up a month from the end of the season and City on course for a record number of both points and goals it seems business as usual for Guardiola, if so are we only in the middle of his usual cycle. Can he defy his three-year rule and build a dynasty?

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The US, UK and France launched a joint military strike against Syrian chemical weapons facilities following the poison gas attack in Douma last week, which killed at least 42 people. Theresa May described the strikes as the 'right and legal' option, which has been challenged by Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn

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Sweden has opened the world's first electrified road. The 1.2-mile route, between Stockholm Arlanda airport and a logistics site, will now actively charge cars and lorries as they travel along it using an innovative energy transfer system 

World's first electrified road for charging vehicles opens in Sweden

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Two-thirds of men are affected by male pattern baldness, with 40% experiencing noticeable hair loss by the age of 35, but there are some things you can do to try to keep it at bay

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