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The Metropolitan Police has been accused of failing the firearms officers who fatally wounded Mark Duggan by showing “indifferent” support for them in the wake of this week’s inquest verdict.

America's Cup go-ahead but rules rows continue in wake of safety concerns

With dispute still raging fiercely over late changes to design specifications, and with less than a week to go until the start of the America’s Cup summer of sailing, the United States Coast Guard’s necessary permit to race on San Francisco Bay has been issued.

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Doubts over America's Cup after death of Olympic gold medallist Andrew Simpson

Doubts over whether the America's Cup will be able to go ahead at the beginning of next month have resurfaced in San Francisco with the event authority appearing to ask an international jury to impose additional regulations following the death of British Olympic gold medallist Andrew 'Bart' Simpson.

The Artemis Racing yacht is towed to shore after capsizing in the San Francisco Bay. British yacht-racing champion Andrew

Lack of progress in safety provisions frustrating America's Cup in wake of Andrew Simpson death

Just two of original 37 proposals have been incorporated into the rules following death of British sailor

America's Cup cuts challenger race programme following death of Andrew Simpson

The America’s Cup has taken another body blow with the publication of a much reduced programme of elimination races following the death of British gold and silver Olympic medallist Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson.

The wrecked Artemis boat, under which Andrew Simpson OBE was trapped and died

America's Cup teams grounded following death of Andrew 'Bart' Simpson

America’s Cup sailing in San Francisco has been grounded. Teams were staying ashore until today as a mark of respect to British Olympic gold medallist Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson after he was killed in a training session on San Francisco Bay.

The wrecked Artemis boat, under which Andrew Simpson OBE was trapped and died

2013 America's Cup: Race to go ahead despite death of Andrew 'Bart' Simpson

The British Olympic gold medal winner died during training for the race

The wrecked Artemis boat, under which Andrew Simpson OBE was trapped and died
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A major investigation into the cause of the catastrophic capsize which led to the death in San Francisco of British Olympian and America's Cup sailor Andrew 'Bart' Simpson will be led by the US Coastguard.

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Alex Thomson joins tricky top five in Vendée Globe as Ian Williams takes third in Monsoon Cup

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For half a billion dollars, the world's sixth richest man buys paradise isle

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