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Former QPR scout Chris Gieler accused of abuse

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Football club QPR said it has been made aware of historical allegations against its former chief scout Chris Gieler "relating to child abuse in football".

In a statement it said: "The club takes these allegations very seriously and will cooperate fully in any forthcoming investigation.

"Any form of abuse has no place in football or society."

Second day of Brexit hearing begins at Supreme Court

The 11 justices of the Supreme Court are sitting on the second of what is expected to be a four-day hearing.

The second day of one of the most important constitutional cases in British legal history has begun at the Supreme Court.

Government lawyer James Eadie QC is continuing to make the case for an appeal to overturn a High Court ruling on triggering Brexit.

Government lawyer James Eadie QC is presenting the appeal case to the justices.

The High Court ruled the prime minister could not use the royal prerogative to trigger Article 50 and begin the formal Brexit process.

Later investment banker Gina Miller's representative, crossbench peer Lord Pannick, will begin to make the case for those who challenged the Government on the issue.

ITV News reporter Olivia Kingsley is following proceedings at the hearing:


FA appoints new head of child sex abuse review

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The Football Association has announced that it is appointing a new lawyer to lead its review into allegations of child sexual abuse in the game after the number of claims spiralled.

In a statement it said that Clive Sheldon QC will take over in place of Kate Gallafent QC "in the light of the increased scope of the review".

The FA initially appointed Ms Gallafent to oversee an internal review into allegations of sex abuse by by former players.

That is now been widened to what is expected to become a wide-ranging inquiry after hundreds came forward with information or allegations.

The FA said that Ms Gallafent was replaced as the lead as the increased scope meant it clashed with other work she had already taken on.


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