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Clarkson, Hammond and May sign deal with Amazon

The new show will be available to Amazon Prime customers around the world. Credit: Amazon

Former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have signed a deal for a new motoring show with Amazon.

The trio left the hit BBC show after Clarkson was dropped after he punched producer Oisin Tymon in a row over a steak dinner.

The new show will be available to Amazon Prime customers around the world.

Clarkson, Hammond and May have signed up for three series, with the first due to be broadcast next year.

Former Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman will work with them on the programme.


Britain 'adopting xenophobic stance' towards migrants

A French police car drives past migrants at the Eurotunnel site at Coquelles in Calais. Credit: PA

Britain has been accused of adopting a "xenophobic response" to the migrant crisis by the UN's special representative on international migration.

Peter Sutherland urged Britain to join the common European approach towards migrants, saying any country that thought it could stop the "alleged floods" of people with fences was "living in cloud cuckoo land".

Mr Sutherland told BBC2's Victoria Derbyshire programme that Britain received a small number of migrants compared to other countries.

The first thing we have to do collectively is to deal with their conditions.

Instead of talking about sending Gurkhas or building fences, we should be thinking of the humanitarian crisis.

– Peter Sutherland
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Crolla gets rematch with Perez

Anthony Crolla in action against Darleys Perez. Credit: Press Association Images

Anthony Crolla has been granted a rematch with Darleys Perez for the WBA World Lightweight title following their controversial fight in Manchester on July 18.

Crolla produced a superb performance against the Colombian at the Manchester Arena and looked to have landed the belt after Perez had two points deducted for low blows in the latter rounds, only for the fight to be ruled a majority draw much to the dismay of the Manchester man and the packed home crowd.

‘Million Dollar’ now gets an immediate chance to land the crown and both Crolla and his promoter Eddie Hearn expressed their delight at the decision.

“When I heard the news I was honestly close to tears,” said Crolla. “Not getting that decision was hard to take but I was so grateful to even be part of such a great night and no one can ever take those memories away from me. Now I get another chance and I'm more determined than ever. The people of Manchester and the UK have been incredible and I can't wait to get back in there and face Perez again.”

“I cannot tell you how happy I am with this news,” said Hearn. “Anthony Crolla should be world champion. He hasn’t moaned, he hasn’t sulked and now he has his chance all over again. I would like to thank the WBA for making the right decision and the public for all their support of Anthony. I hope Manchester is ready for something special.

“We are already in negotiations with Perez’s team and we expect to announce the date of the rematch very soon.”


Suspected migrant found at famous showjumping venue

The man was discovered under a Belgian-registered lorry. Credit: PA

A suspected Sudanese migrant was found at the home of British showjumping hidden under a horsebox.

The man was discovered under a Belgian-registered lorry after it arrived at the All England Jumping Course at Hickstead, West Sussex, having travelled from the continent via Calais.

Workers at the showground found the 26-year-old man as the ramps of the truck were being pulled down on Tuesday evening.

Sussex Police said the man, who could not speak English, was currently in custody.

The venue is currently hosting the Longines Royal International Horse Show, one of the biggest outdoor shows in the country.

The security team were made aware of the situation when the horses were being unloaded, and the man was subsequently checked over by medical personnel before being handed over to authorities.

– All England Jumping Course spokesman

Damaged suitcase found in same place as debris

A damaged suitcase has been found close to where a piece of debris thought to be from flight MH370 was spotted, according to local media reports.

The remains of the wheeled luggage was discovered off the coast of Saint-Andre on Reunion Island at the exact location where part of what is believed to be a plane wing was washed up.

French newspaper L'info à La Réunion said the suitcase, which was zipped and found to have traces of rust, was in a "very bad condition".

Although it has been said it does not look like it has been floating in water for over a year.

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