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Source: The Guradian

Benny the beluga whale forces firework display postponement

Friday 21:52 GMT

Benny the lost beluga whale, who took up residence in the Thames last month, may end up leaving the crowds disappointed after it was announced that a fireworks display would have to be postponed to protect him.

The council said it had been advised that disturbing the whale would be in breach of the Wildlife and Countryside Act and asked residents to “think twice about holding private firework displays” near the river in Gravesend.

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Source: Common Domain

Shahid Khan Withdraws Offer to Buy Wembley Stadium

Thursday 16:23 GMT

Shahid Khan, the billionaire owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars, withdrew his £600 million ($788 million) offer to buy England’s Wembley Stadium on Wednesday in a deal that would have cemented the NFL’s presence in London and expanded Khan’s trans-Atlantic portfolio.

Khan’s offer to buy Wembley, England’s national soccer stadium, was due to go to a vote for approval by a committee of English soccer’s governing body, the FA Council, next week.

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Source: BBC

Wembley: Shahid Khan withdraws 'divisive' offer to buy national stadium from FA

Thursday 14:31 GMT

Fulham owner Shahid Khan has withdrawn his offer to buy Wembley Stadium from the Football Association after the plan became "divisive".

"Wembley Stadium is an iconic venue that is revered around the world and it will continue to thrive under the ownership and direction of the FA.". Khan, who planned to move his NFL American football team - the Jacksonville Jaguars - to Wembley, said he wanted "to do right by everyone in a manner that strengthens the English game and brings people together, not divides them". He added: "Unfortunately, given where we are today, I've concluded that the outcome of a vote next week would be far from sufficient in expressing the broad support favoured by the FA chairman to sell Wembley Stadium.

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