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Michael Gove faces hostility from Boris Johnson backer

One of the MPs set to back Boris Johnson for leader of the Conservative party has reacted to the news that Michael Gove is running.

As Mr Gove was expected to back Mr Johnson, it was assumed that many supporters would put their weight behind Gove after Johnson quit.

But Jake Berry, MP for Rossendale and Darwen, had some harsh words for the leadership candidate on Twitter:

French Open champion Muguruza ousted in major upset

Reigning French Open champion and second seed Garbine Muguruza has crashed out of Wimbledon as world number 124 Jana Cepelova created a major upset in the women’s draw.

Slovakia’s Cepelova sped through the second-round match to claim a 6-3 6-2 victory over the Spanish world number two, who was runner-up to Serena Williams in SW19 last year.

Garbine Muguruza fell in straight sets to Jana Cepelova, right, in the biggest shock yet of this year's championships. Credit: PA


Gove was promised Chancellor and Brexit negotiator

Before Boris Johnson pulled out of the leadership race today, he had promised Michael Gove the role of Chancellor if he won.

Our political editor Robert Peston tweets:

Hate crimes five times weekly average since EU referendum

Protesters demonstrate against racism. Credit: Reuters

Hate crimes reported to a national police portal have soared and are at five times the weekly average in the seven days since the EU referendum.

Between Thursday and Wednesday there were 331 incidents reported to True Vision, an online site, - equivalent to 47 every day, new figures from the National Police Chiefs' Council show.

It is important to remember that this is only one reporting mechanism and extensive focus on this issue in the last few days will have influenced these numbers by making hate crime and the site more visible and encouraging people to report.

We also cannot determine how many of the reports are linked to the referendum.

– Sara Thornton, chairwoman of the National Police Chiefs' Council

Between Thursday and Sunday of last week police saw a 54% increase in hate crimes.

Hulk seals record £45m Asian deal for £320,000 a week

Brazilian forward Hulk has completed the most expensive transfer in Asian football - worth around £45 million - in a deal that will reportedly earn him £320,000 a week.

The striker joins Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG to be managed by former England boss Sven-Goran Ericsson.

The Brazilian international played in the Japanese league before heading to Europe. Credit: Reuters

Hulk scored 21 goals for Zenit St Petersburg last season having joined the Russian club in 2012 from Porto for £32 million.

The 29-year-old’s reported weekly wage - which totals £16.6 million a year - will make him the ninth best paid player in the world.


Gove: People told me I should run for Tory leader

Michael Gove has said that he decided to run for Tory leader at the last minute after "a number of people" told him he should.

"There were a number of people who had said to me during the course of the week, 'Michael, it should be you.'

"I reflected on those comments," he said. "I reflected on the individuals who made that case, and I came, last night, as I say, with a degree of hesitation, but ultimately believing that this was absolutely the right thing to do...

"I came to the conclusion that it was necessary to put myself forward."

He had previously said that he would not be interested in being Prime Minister, and said of Boris Johnson that while he has "many talents and attributes", he is not capable of building a team fit to run the country.

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