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Fikayo Tomori will have a point to prove on return to Chelsea with Milan

Centre-back has had success since leaving Stamford Bridge for Italy and is pushing for a place in England’s World Cup squad

Fikayo Tomori is unlikely to be emotional when he returns to Stamford Bridge. Calm and collected is the best way of describing the Milan centre-back. The impression is of a young man who does not like to get carried away, who knows his development as a footballer is far from over, and with that mentality there is every chance Tomori will approach the challenge of facing Chelsea with the same gracefulness that has typified his performances for Milan.

At the same time Tomori will undoubtedly have a point to prove when he plays against his former club. From a wider perspective, it is a chance for Milan to lessen Chelsea’s hopes of making it out of their Champions League group. On a personal note it is an opportunity for Tomori on two fronts: to push his case for inclusion in England’s World Cup squad and to make Chelsea regret not fighting harder to keep him.

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Women behind the lens: sisterhood in the Sinai

Rehab Eldalil captures the bond between three women who walk the mountains near Al Tarfa, Egypt, each day herding sheep and goats

Every day, the women of Al Tarfa village in South Sinai, Egypt, walk from sunrise to sunset, leading a herd of sheep and goats as they feed on the wild plants of the surrounding mountains.

As the herd feeds, the women talk, share concerns, ask for advice and learn from one another, forming a sisterhood through mutual support and unity. It is a sense of connection and belonging that I long for.

Rehab Eldalil is a documentary photographer born and based in Cairo, Egypt. Her work focuses on the broad theme of identity. Instagram: @rehabeldalil

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Scrapping promotion and relegation in Super League betrays a lack of ambition | Jonathan Liew

IMG’s proposals are an admission the sport’s biggest clubs are too fragile and insecure to be left to winds of sporting chance

The hooter sounds and Blake Ferguson sinks to his knees and in that moment everything seems to dissolve a little. The exhausted Leigh Centurions players collapse into each other’s arms; fans cling to each other in the stands; the shy and retiring Leigh owner, Derek Beaumont, reluctantly steps on to the pitch, looking genuinely dismayed that the television cameras seem to be homing in on his leopard-print shirt and extravagant dance moves.

Still, everyone can be excused a little exuberance. For once more Leigh are back in Super League.

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Hope amid climate chaos: ‘We are in a race between Armageddon and awesome’

Renewables, decarbonisation, activism, cooperation … The challenge is immense, but the situation is far from hopeless

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Every one of us will love someone who is still alive in 2100, says climate campaigner Ayisha Siddiqa. That loved one will either face a world in climate chaos or a clean, green utopia, depending on what we do today.

It’s a powerful reason for action, providing hope that the will for transformative change can be found. But are there more tangible reasons for optimism in fighting the climate emergency? The challenge is undoubtedly immense: carbon emissions have yet to start falling and must plummet by half by 2030 to avoid the worst outcomes.

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We are at a crossroads in history: Africa can and must be a leader in clean energy | William Ruto

Several African leaders at last month’s UN general assembly left dismayed after their calls for action on the climate crisis were overshadowed by the Ukraine war. One was Kenya’s new president, who writes here about why priorities must change

There is almost no facet of society that will be left untouched by the ravages of the climate crisis and how we respond to it. The crisis poses fundamental questions for the economy; it affects public health and jobs, and its threats range from food security to national security. That is why it will be among the central concerns of my government and why I believe any responsible world leader must make it a priority.

Climate change drives the droughts that affect the provision of water; destroys lives and livelihoods; cripples food production, and destroys our homes and infrastructure. Extreme temperatures affect migration patterns and exacerbate conflicts as hundreds of thousands flee to seek alternative livelihoods for survival.

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I yearned for my mother, but I settled for the next best thing: her home | Ammar Kalia

When my mum died I was drawn back to the place filled with memories of her. But then I realised home is a state of mind

The family home isn’t typically something you quit. The leaving is brought upon you. It is a right of passage to make your own way in the world when the time comes – or when your parents kick you out.

Growing up, my parents never forced me and my older brother out of our bungalow in Hounslow, but we weren’t encouraged to live there for ever either. Accordingly, when my older brother turned 18, he went off to university and never moved back.

Ammar Kalia is the Guardian’s global music critic

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Nottingham Forest consider Benítez move with Cooper job in extreme doubt

  • Five straight defeats for Forest under manager Steve Cooper
  • Sean Dyche another potential option if Marinakis makes change

Nottingham Forest are considering Rafael Benítez as a potential replacement for Steve Cooper, who is fighting to save his job after a 4-0 defeat at Leicester City left his side bottom of the Premier League.

Cooper’s future is in extreme doubt after five successive defeats. There is an expectation that the 42-year-old will be sacked soon, even though he is the manager who guided Forest back into the Premier League for the first time in 23 years.

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Liz Truss refuses to commit to raising benefits in line with inflation – UK politics live

Prime minister says she is committed to ‘supporting most vulnerable’ but stresses need to be ‘fiscally responsible’

Here are some of the key events as well as interesting-looking fringe events scheduled for today at the Tory conference in Birmingham.

Headline speakers later include the Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, who will use her conference speech to set out her intention to bring in new laws to make it easier to deport people who come to the UK illegally.

I’ve always supported – whether it’s pensions, whether it’s our welfare system – keeping pace with inflation. It makes sense to do so. That’s what I voted for before.

We want to make sure that people are looked after and that people can pay their bills. We are not about trying to help people with one hand and take away with another.

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DeMeco Ryans’ 49ers defense sucks the life out of Sean McVay’s Rams in huge win – Yahoo Sports

DeMeco Ryans’ 49ers defense sucks the life out of Sean McVay’s Rams in huge win  Yahoo SportsView Full Coverage on Google News

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Laurence Silberman, titan of conservative jurisprudence, dies at 86 – The Washington Post

  1. Laurence Silberman, titan of conservative jurisprudence, dies at 86  The Washington Post
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