Lancashire News

The numbers behind Blackburn Rovers’ first 10 games

With 10 games played and the September international break just around the corner, Rovers journalist Rich Sharpe takes a look at the numbers from the start of the season. Rovers have five wins and five losses in their first 10 league games. That gave them a tally of 15 points …

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Truss could cut personal taxes in ‘investment zones’ as part of economic plans

Liz Truss plans to cut personal taxes on top of levies on businesses in new “investment zones” as she seeks to get the wheels of her economic strategy into gear. Those living and working in the low-tax areas being considered by the Prime Minister could see their own contributions reduced, …

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12 dead after homes collapse in torrential rains in India

At least 12 people have been killed after houses collapsed during heavy rains in northern India. The downpour also caused power outages and the flooding of hundreds of homes. Schools were closed for the day in Lucknow, the state capital of Uttar Pradesh, where the meteorological office recorded 1.4 inches …

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Arrangements for Public Holidays – Monday, September 19

Most Lancashire County Council services will be closed on Monday September 19, which has been announced as a bank holiday to mark the state funeral of Her Majesty The Queen. Closures All Lancashire libraries, museums, archives and county council offices, including the Customer Access Centre, are to close as they …

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Shutdown of the last reactor of the Ukrainian nuclear power plant after the restoration of power

Ukraine’s atomic energy operator said the last reactor at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant had been shut down after the plant was reconnected to the electricity grid. The six-reactor Zaporizhzhia plant was disconnected from the grid last week after all its power lines were cut following fighting in the area, …

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Parliament will hear tributes to the Queen from MPs and peers

Parliament will be brimming with memories of the Queen as MPs and their peers gather to pay their respects in a special session of condolences. Both houses are to sit at 12 noon to allow members to pay their respects, with normal policy suspended for a period of mourning. The …

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Evidence of first known limb amputation discovered in Borneo

Evidence of the oldest known limb amputation has been discovered in Borneo. A human skeleton from around 31,000 years ago shows the surgically amputated left foot, but also reveals that the patient has recovered. The researchers said the find in Borneo shows human foraging groups in tropical Asia had sophisticated …

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Suspect wanted for more than 10 stab wounds in Canada found dead

One of the suspects in the murder of 10 people in a series of stabbings has been found dead and his injuries were not self-inflicted, Canadian police have said. They said his brother, also a suspect, may be injured and still at large. Regina Police Chief Evan Bray said Damien …

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Donald Trump holds his first campaign rally since the Mar-a-Lago raid

Donald Trump and the rest of the Republican Party went into general election mode on Saturday night in the former president’s first rally since the FBI raided his Mar-a-Lago club. He called the raid “one of the most shocking abuses of power by any administration in American history” and “a …

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Jon Dahl Tomasson reflects on ‘deserved’ Blackburn Rovers win

Jon Dahl Tomasson was delighted to send Rovers’ traveling contingent away happy after Ben Brereton scored his third of the season to hand them a 1-0 victory at Blackpool. Brereton scored when he was played by Bradley Dack to put Rovers ahead in the 16th minute, a lead they would …

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Football rumours: Chelsea push to seal Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deal

The Guardian says Chelsea are pushing to sign the 33-year-old Barcelona striker and former Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Blues are hoping for a treble transfer after signing 21-year-old Wesley Fofana from Leicester in the hope of securing Everton winger Anthony Gordon, 21, as well. Metro reports on continuing drama …

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Man in custody after shotgun blast at Lancashire address – police appeal for witnesses

Officers were called in the early hours of this morning (Sunday) following reports that a number of people had attended an address on Monarch Street in the Oswaldtwistle area where a shotgun was fired . Two vehicles and the front window of a property were damaged but fortunately no one …

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Stages Takes Ranking Milestone As Platinum Collection Hits Number One

Steps earned their fourth number one album, their first in 11 years. The British pop group, who rose to prominence in the late 90s, reached the top of the UK Albums Chart with their Platinum Collection, released last week to celebrate the band’s 25th anniversary. Their success makes them the …

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The Darwen Library exhibits historic Carnegie artifacts

TWO scintillating pieces of a Victorian town’s history are on display in its library. An ornate coffin containing Darwen’s freedom and a gilt silver and enamel key was given to Scottish-American millionaire industrialist Andrew Carnegie in 1908 when he came to open his new collection of books. Large crowds gathered …

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Judge admits Trump affidavit could be heavily redacted

A federal judge has acknowledged that redactions to an FBI affidavit setting out the basis of the search for former US President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate could be so extensive as to render the document ‘meaningless’ it was made public. But US Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart said he continued to …

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Anthony Joshua drops by split decision in Oleksandr Usyk rematch

Anthony Joshua suffered yet another defeat to the dazzling fists of Oleksandr Usyk but still found redemption as he pushed the pound-for-pound Ukraine star to the limit of his endurance. Joshua was overworked to give up a split decision at the King Abdullah Sports City Arena in Jeddah with scores …

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Ralph Hasenhuttl desperate to improve Southampton away form

Ralph Hasenhuttl admits Southampton need to improve their away form in the Premier League after a miserable record on the road last season. The Saints have not won away from St Mary’s since beating Tottenham in February and have won just three top-flight wins in opposition territory during the 2021-22 …

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Ryan Giggs ‘got into a fight with his girlfriend’ over ‘attractive’ TV sports presenter

Ryan Giggs says ‘nothing physical’ happened one night when his ex-partner claims he threw a bag with a laptop at his head. Public relations manager Kate Greville, 38, claims the former Manchester United winger threw the bag at her, kicked her out of bed and threw her naked in the …

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Blackburn Rovers play ‘buy my ideas’, says Jon Dahl Tomasson

Jon Dahl Tomasson says Rovers’ perfect start to the season has helped to build confidence in the club’s project among players and fans alike. Rovers secured three out of three league wins, their best start to a season since 1988/89, after beating West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. They remain the …

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The Lancashire bargain hunter shares the best tips for finding cheap designer clothes in the least suspicious places

A savvy Skelmersdale shopper has revealed her hidden tricks to finding discount designer clothes. Robyn Elphick has been scouring charity shops since she was a teenager in search of pieces to help her emulate the look of TV presenter and fashion designer Alexa Chung. The 27-year-old visits stores in the …

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People will remember the first anniversary of the Keyham shooting

People will gather on the first anniversary of one of the UK’s worst mass shootings to remember its victims. On August 12, Jake Davison killed his mother, Maxine Davison, 51, after an argument, then shot dead four others in a 12-minute attack. Three-year-old Sophie Martyn, her father Lee, 43, Stephen …

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Lammack Fayre was a fun hit

NEARLY 500 people attended a day of family fun over the weekend. The Lammack Summer Fayre took place on Saturday August at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School Sports Hall in Blackburn. .Alf Green, Chairman of the Organizing Committee, said: “We had a very successful event which was very well received by …

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Three people rescued from a collapsed house after an explosion in Croydon

Three people have been rescued after a house collapsed amid a fire and explosion in Croydon. Firefighters were called to the scene on Galpin’s Road in Thornton Heath shortly after 7am on Monday. Residents told the PA news agency that three children had been evacuated but feared a fourth was …

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Coventry home opener postponed due to dangerous, unplayable pitch

The Sky Bet Championship opener at Coventry’s home to Rotherham on Sunday was postponed after the ground was deemed unsafe and unplayable. The Coventry Building Society Arena, home to rugby club Wasps, had been used as a venue for the Commonwealth Games rugby sevens tournament as well as concerts. Coventry …

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Sir Keir Starmer found guilty of breaching MPs’ code of conduct

Sir Keir Starmer has been found guilty of breaching MPs’ code of conduct by failing to register eight interests in time, including gifts from football teams and the sale of land. An investigation into the Labor leader was opened in June by Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards Kathryn Stone, into allegations …

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Mum praises Blackburn Darts instructor after incident in Winter Gardens final

A mother-of-three young Blackburn darts player has praised their club manager for his generosity, after the girls had their signed shirts stolen in the ladies’ final at Winter Gardens in Blackpool last month. Darts enthusiasts Edie, 13, Violette, 8 and Hylda, 5, took part in a darts challenge organized by …

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James Willstrop disappointed with lack of squash profile

England squash quarter-finalist James Willstrop has expressed disappointment at the lack of profile in his sport as he continues to defend his men’s singles title at the Commonwealth Games. Willstrop completely brushed aside Pakistan’s Nasir Iqbal in their Round of 16 at Birmingham University with a 11-6 11-4 11-7 win …

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WATCH: Morecambe boxer Tyson Fury opens new restaurant in Lancaster

Retired heavyweight champion boxer Tyson Fury cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of a restaurant in Lancashire. Tyson cut the ribbon at the new Sultan of Lancaster Experience restaurant on Caton Road, Lancaster. This is the second branch of the restaurant, the first being located on the Lancaster University …

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Truss attacks Sunak’s ‘disastrous’ economic plan ahead of second TV debate

Liz Truss has claimed Rishi Sunak’s plans for the economy would be a “disaster” for owners, businesses and workers just hours before the two face off on TV for the second time in 24 hours. The Foreign Secretary, who turns 47 on Tuesday, was quick to attack her former Cabinet …

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Archie Battersbee’s Parents Await Appeal Judges Decision

The parents of a 12-year-old boy left in a comatose state after suffering ‘catastrophic’ brain damage three months ago are awaiting a decision on the latest round of a life-saving treatment battle. On Friday, three Court of Appeal judges finished hearing arguments on what measures are in Archie Battersbee’s best …

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Family of Afghan boy stranded in France condemn Priti Patel’s ‘false promises’

The family of an 11-year-old Afghan refugee stranded in France after being separated from his parents in the Kabul airport bombing have accused Priti Patel of making ‘false promises’ of safe routes to the country. UK. Qamar Jabarkhyl, a 28-year-old British citizen, said his “heart melts” when his younger cousin, …

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UK victims of international mass marketing scam to be compensated

Thousands of UK victims of an international mass marketing scam will be compensated using money recovered following a joint investigation with US authorities. Some £530,000 will be returned to more than 3,500 victims after a four-year investigation which saw National Trading Standards (NTS) help the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) …

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Residents describe ‘worst nightmare’ as blaze destroys homes

Residents of Wennington have described the blaze which destroyed homes as their “worst nightmare”. Residents were evacuated from their homes in the village in east London on Tuesday afternoon as black smoke billowed into the air as flames destroyed buildings and ravaged nearby fields. A Resident Relief Center has been …

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Rugby Australia condemns ‘offensive’ behavior by fans towards England staff

Rugby Australia’s chief executive has condemned fans’ “offensive” comments and behavior towards England on Saturday night. England head coach Eddie Jones was embroiled in an angry confrontation with an Australian fan after being called a “traitor” during the match. In a statement on Monday, Andy Marinos said comments made by …

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Shock as Lancashire aid worker captured by Russian troops in Ukraine dies

Downing Street has expressed concern over reports that British humanitarian volunteer Paul Urey, who has family in Lancashire, died while in the custody of Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine. Daria Morozova, the human rights ombudsman for the Moscow-backed separatist leaders in Donetsk, said Paul Urey, described as a “British mercenary”, died …

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Blackburn Rovers ‘come from behind’ with transfer search

Jon Dahl Tomasson says they are “coming from behind” in their search for new players as their wait for new arrivals continues. Rovers are still waiting to make their first signing since Tomasson was appointed as head coach last month. He is happy with the way the players buy into …

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The historic church of Kirk will lose its bells

A SET of eight bells in a historic Anglican church building are to be removed. The Diocese of Blackburn has requested permission to remove them from St James’s Church, known as Kirk’s Church. The building is now redundant and is being converted into a community center. The bells are to …

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Zahawi rejects ‘defamations’ on tax cases as ‘inaccurate’ and ‘unfair’

Conservative leadership candidate Nadhim Zahawi has denounced “libel” over his tax affairs, saying he does not benefit from an offshore trust and has never held non-domicile status. The newly appointed chancellor slammed “inaccurate” and “unfair” reports in the media, adding that he had responded to the allegations in the interests …

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Six arrested in County Blackpool bordering drug smuggling operation

Six people were arrested as part of a multi-force operation to crack down on drug trafficking in the counties. Officers from Lancashire Police and Merseyside Police joined forces this week in a major operation targeting County Lines gangs bringing drugs into Blackpool. On Wednesday July 6, the police took part …

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Stormont should have dealt with Irish language legislation, says UK minister

A decision to grant the Irish language official status in Northern Ireland should have been dealt with at Stormont, a UK regional minister has said. Speaking in Parliament, Lord Caine said it was “regrettable” that this had not been the case for the Culture Bill, in the absence of the …

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Police find man suspected of shooting at Chicago-area parade

The 22-year-old man identified as a person of interest in the July 4 parade shooting in suburban Chicago has been taken into custody, police said. Highland Park Police Chief Lou Jogmen earlier said Robert E Crimo III should be considered armed and dangerous and was arrested by police on Monday …

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Felix leaves on loan after signing a professional contract

Young Rovers goalkeeper Felix Goddard has joined Bamber Bridge on a six-month loan. The 18-year-old, who recently signed a two-year professional contract with the club, will stay with the Northern Premier League side until January. The teenager’s new Rovers contract includes a 12-month option as the club strengthen their goalkeeping …

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What the Newspapers Are Saying – July 1

The resignation of Chris Pincher as Deputy Chief Government Whip, the 50th Pride of the United Kingdom and the murder of Logan Mwangi make headlines on the first of July. The sunthe Daily mail, The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph all lead on Mr. Pincher’s apology and resignation for “‘drunk’ …

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Darwen’s £300m incinerator plans suspended by Suez

FLAGSHIP proposals to build a £300million state-of-the-art energy recovery center to turn millions of black bin bags and their contents into steam and electricity have been put on hold. Suez Recycling and Recovery UK’s program at its Lower Eccleshill Road site, Darwen, is now in doubt with a planned 2024 …

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Crystal Palace snap up teenage Derby winger Malcolm Ebiowei

Crystal Palace have announced that teenage winger Malcolm Ebiowei will join them on a five-year deal from July 1 when his contract with Derby ends. The 18-year-old made his Rams debut in February and went on to make 16 Sky Bet Championship appearances last season, with his first goal in …

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Neil Finn’s grandson ‘steals the show’ after joining Crowded House Glastonbury set

Rock band Crowded House were joined on stage by a young artist during their Glastonbury set – frontman Neil Finn’s grandson Buddy. The newest rocker, whose name has been chanted by thousands of spectators, was invited by the 64-year-old to present I Got You and pinched a microphone to sing …

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Lancs Motorist Told Police Absolutely Bare Wheel ‘Just Burst’

A motorist has given police an absolutely outrageous excuse after he was caught driving with a tire worn to the rim. The white Volkswagen was stopped by the Lancs Traffic Police team in Heysham, Lancashire. When questioned, it was found that the driver only had a provisional license and was …

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Jacob Davenport reflects on ‘very, very few opportunities’ at Blackburn Rovers

Jacob Davenport has discussed leaving Rovers for the first time to admit his frustration with the lack of playing time. Rovers announced last month that they would not extend the contract of Davenport who joined the club in 2018. He managed just 36 appearances through injury at Ewood Park and …

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Kieron Dyer promises to make the most of his second chance while waiting for a liver transplant

Kieron Dyer has vowed to make the most of his second chance in memory of the person who saved his life. The 43-year-old former England midfielder is in need of a liver transplant after being diagnosed with primary sclerosing cholangitis, a condition that scars the bile ducts and eventually causes …

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Tesco bosses see shoppers changing behavior as inflation bites

Tesco bosses have warned they are seeing ‘early signs of changing customer behaviour’ as households are squeezed by soaring inflation. Ken Murphy, the company’s managing director, pointed to “unprecedented increases” in the cost of living for customers as he pledged to further improve value for money. It came as the …

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Netflix-like algorithm could help guide cancer treatments, study finds

The science behind Netflix viewing habits could soon be used to guide doctors in cancer management, scientists suggest. The researchers used artificial intelligence (AI) to study and categorize the size and magnitude of changes in DNA across the genome – the complete genetic code of a cell – when cancer …

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Low-carbon insulation and heating provider eyeing rapid expansion

New LGW Hub Energy Euro Energy Group two zero A fast-growing Lancashire business that provides energy-efficient and renewable heating systems, insulation and electric vehicle charging points has signaled plans to give back to the county as it aims to double in size next year with the support of Lancashire County …

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Bolivia’s ex-interim president jailed for taking office

Bolivia’s former interim president Jeanine Anez has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges related to her taking office in 2019 amid violent protests that led to the resignation and exile of her predecessor Evo Morals. Anez was found guilty by the court of dereliction of duty and …

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“Unacceptable service” by power networks after storm Arwen

Power grids provided “unacceptable service” to thousands of customers following Storm Arwen, which left nearly a million homes without power, industry watchdog Ofgem said. 100mph winds caused widespread disruption, uprooting trees and damaging power lines, cutting power supplies from November 26 when the storm hit northern England and Scotland. In …

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Former Sony CEO Nobuyuki Idei, who led the brand’s global growth, dies at 84

Nobuyuki Idei, who led Sony from 1998 to 2005, driving its growth in the digital and entertainment sectors, has died aged 84, the company has announced. Mr. Idei died of liver failure on June 2 in Tokyo, the tech giant said in a statement. Sony Chief Executive Kenichiro Yoshida said …

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Cambodians vote in local elections amid intimidation and threats

Cambodians headed to the polls on Sunday in local elections which are their first chance to vote since longtime Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling party won a 2018 general election that was widely criticized as unfair. Hun Sen’s Cambodian People’s Party is poised for yet another easy victory after what …

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Princess Royal feeds penguins during zoo visit

The Princess Royal fed penguins and met young Ukrainian refugees during a visit to Edinburgh Zoo. She and her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, are in Scotland’s capital as members of the Royal Family tour the nations of the UK over the long weekend to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum …

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How can a Conservative prime minister be ousted?

More Tory MPs have tabled a letter of no confidence in Boris Johnson, as calls for his resignation as prime minister continue. Conservatives Andrew Bridgen and Elliot Colburn confirmed on Monday that they had delivered letters of censure, joining a growing number of colleagues. It comes as reports of potentially …

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Rural Scots ‘forgotten’ in Chancellor’s energy cut programme, says Labor

Scots living in rural homes are facing a ‘tsunami of poverty’ amid rising heating costs, as Scottish Labor demands clarification on energy rebates for ‘off-grid’ properties. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a package of measures to help tackle the cost of living crisis, including a £400 energy bill rebate in …

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Whitworth students win two trampoline titles

TALENTED trampolinists from Whitworth Community High School won team gold and silver titles in a district competition. The competition was open to Rossendale High Schools and was held in the movement room at Valley Leadership Academy in Stacksteads and five of the team members also scored the most points. The …

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200 bodies found in Mariupol basement, Ukrainian authorities say

Workers digging through the rubble of a building in Mariupol have found 200 bodies in the basement, Ukrainian authorities have said, as new horrors are revealed in the crumbling city that has seen some of the worst suffering of the war of three months. The bodies were decomposing and the …

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Blackburn Rovers recruitment: possibility of moving the goalkeeper

Compared to the summers of 2019 and 2020, things have been more serene on the Rovers goalkeeping front lately. This theme is expected to continue into 2022. Thomas Kaminski has been Rovers’ undisputed No.1 since joining from KAA Gent in 2020 and signing a new three-year deal, which is likely …

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MP for Burnley calls for more foreign criminals to be deported

An East Lancashire MP has condemned lawyers and MPs who blocked the deportation of 105 foreign criminals. Burnley Tory backbench Antony Higginbotham intervened in a debate in the House of Commons after Home Secretary Tom Pursglove made a statement revealing a flight to Jamaica this week was intended to transport …

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Hyndburn Council boss accused of sending ‘Islamophobic’ email

A FORMER Labor Board boss has been accused of sending a ‘racist and Islamophobic’ email. Cllr Miles Parkinson, who sensationally quit the party in March saying it was ‘unpleasant, bullying and vindictive’ but remains Hyndburn council leader as an independent, does not deny sending the e -email in February 2014. …

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Eurovision winners Kalush Orchestra will celebrate “post-war” in Ukraine

The lead singer of Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra says the folk rap group will celebrate winning the Eurovision Song Contest “after the war”. The act had been the competition’s favorite since the invasion, prompting organizers to ban the competition from Russia. Following their victory in Turin, Italy, after a powerful rendition …

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‘We feel safe here’: Ukrainian refugees meet PM in Downing Street

Ukrainian families who have been housed in the UK under refugee schemes have said they ‘felt safe here’ after meeting Boris Johnson in Downing Street. The Prime Minister welcomed a group of around 10 refugees to the official residence in central London. Some members of the group had been housed …

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Burnley plumber wins special recognition at Pride of Manchester Awards

BURNLEY’s hometown hero has again been recognized for his service to the city, picking up a gong at the Pride of Manchester Awards yesterday. The awards were back and in person to honor the unsung heroes of Lancashire and Greater Manchester and to celebrate ordinary people who have done extraordinary …

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The £184million EuroMillions jackpot up for grabs on Tuesday

The UK’s biggest lottery winner could be crowned on Tuesday with a £184million EuroMillions jackpot up for grabs. The fortune of the winning ticket holder would instantly exceed that of footballers Harry Kane (£33m) and Paul Pogba (£64m) combined. The jackpot would buy four Caribbean islands, with a few million …

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Brighton humiliate Manchester United with dominant four-goal thrashing

Manchester United players were subjected to chants of ‘you’re not fit to wear the shirt’ from their own fans as their faint hopes of Champions League qualification were dashed by a 4-0 win at Brighton. Goals from Moises Caicedo, Marc Cucurella, Pascal Gross and Leandro Trossard humbled United and ensured …

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Countdowns begin for Scotland’s 32 local authorities

Counts are set to begin in Scotland’s 32 local authorities as the country awaits the outcome of local elections on Thursday. The results are expected to be delivered throughout Friday afternoon, with some 1,227 councilors up for election. The counting centers in each communal area will use an electronic counting …

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Football rumours: Romelu Lukaku pushes back interest amid Chelsea frustration

Despite being pushed to the sidelines by Thomas Tuchel in recent months, the Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has no interest in joining AC Milan or Newcastle – the latter being one of the few teams able to afford his salary and transfer fee. The Evening Standard report that the 28-year-old …

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5 things we learned from this weekend’s Premier League action

Everton gave themselves a Premier League lifeline by beating Chelsea on a dramatic day at Goodison Park. It’s like you’re top of the table and in the hunt for a top four spot as title contenders Manchester City and Liverpool both won, as did Champions League contenders Arsenal and Tottenham. …

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Rebekah Vardy backtracks on leaked Coleen Rooney stories

Rebekah Vardy has seemingly backtracked on leaked Coleen Rooney stories, admitting her agent may have been the source. In 2019, Ms Rooney accused Ms Vardy of leaking ‘false stories’ about her private life to the media following a month-long ‘undercover operation’. The wife of former England star Wayne Rooney was …

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Lancashire mobilizes to support households participating in the Homes for Ukraine program

Lancashire County Council has worked with district councils, the NHS and various other organizations to support people fleeing war through the UK government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme. The program, which launched in March, encourages members of the public to offer rooms in their homes to families and individuals in Ukraine. …

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Warren Buffett plans final private auction for charity lunch

A chance to secure a spot at what is thought to be the world’s most expensive lunch is offered again this spring when investor Warren Buffett auctions off a private meal to raise money for a charity to California’s homeless one last time. Mr Buffett, who is CEO of Berkshire …

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PrettyLittleThing is launching the perfect Airport Outfit collection for summer vacation in 2022

With the sun making an appearance this week, you might be tempted to book a vacation. If you’re looking to take a break but aren’t quite ready for the airport, look no further. PrettyLittleThing has launched a collection of airport outfits so you can feel good when you travel. The …

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Israeli police storm Jerusalem holy site after stone throwing

Israeli police in full riot gear stormed a sensitive Jerusalem holy site sacred to Jews and Muslims after Palestinian youths threw rocks at a gate where they were stationed. The renewed violence at the site came despite Israel’s temporary halt to Jewish visits, which had been seen by Palestinians as …

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Metropolitan Police problems ‘not a few bad apples’, chief admits

Acting Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Stephen House admitted cultural issues within the force are ‘not a few bad apples’. Giving evidence to the select Home Affairs Committee, Sir Stephen, who temporarily heads Britain’s largest police force, said efforts were being made to root out unacceptable behavior “as quickly as possible”. …

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Piers Morgan says Good Morning Britain’s exit on Meghan’s comments was a ‘prank’

Piers Morgan says his departure from ITV over comments about the Duchess of Sussex was a ‘farce’ as he prepares to launch brand new news channel TalkTV. The channel will launch with shows from Morgan, Sharon Osbourne and Tom Newton Dunn on Monday, April 25. The former tabloid editor Morgan …

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Blackburn Rovers fans react to ’embarrassing’ loss to Peterborough United

ROVERS squandered a lead again as they suffered a 2-1 defeat at relegation-threatened Peterborough. Tony Mowbray’s men were down to 10 at half-time when Tayo Edun received a second yellow card. Ben Brereton broke the deadlock 13 minutes from time but the hosts hit back through Sammie Szmodics and Jack …

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Burnley advisers approve controversial hospital parking lot

A HOSPITAL will get a new temporary car park with 160 spaces on a nearby recreation ground, despite the objections of local residents. It will be provided to Burnley General Teaching Hospital after advisers approve the scheme. East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has obtained planning permission from Burnley Council for …

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Ryan Reynolds backs campaign to bring Wrexham to Wembley

Hollywood actor and Wrexham owner Ryan Reynolds has pledged to bring a top club to Wembley for his side’s final FA Trophy appearance. The 45-year-old Hollywood star and It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia creator Rob McElhenney took 100% ownership of the National League team in February 2021. Since then, the …

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Shooter Accused Of Stealing Lady Gaga’s Dogs Won’t Get Out Of Jail

A gunman accused of shooting and seriously injuring Lady Gaga’s dog walker and stealing her two French bulldogs has been mistakenly released from prison. James Jackson, 19, was facing an attempted murder charge when he was released from Los Angeles County Jail on Wednesday “due to a clerical error,” the …

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Serious police failures contributed to the death of Kelly Hartigan-Burns

“Serious and significant” police misconduct contributed to the death of Kelly Hartigan-Burns, a jury has found. An inquest, which has been going on for five weeks, learned how the 35-year-old suffered from an episode of mental health on December 3, 2016. The jury spent two days conferring before reaching the …

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Twitter announces it’s working on an ‘edit’ feature

Twitter has announced that it is working on an editing feature and will begin testing in the coming months. The social media giant said the feature has been in the works since last year. This follows news that Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk has bought a 9.2% stake in …

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Lancashire’s specific Covid hotspots after pandemic warnings end and new guidelines

Covid rates in Lancashire continue to rise amid new measures and guidelines designed to tackle the spread of infection. Vaccines will be offered to children from the age of five, advice to stay at home for those infected has been reiterated and people are advised to avoid crowds and public …

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Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool feel no pressure in title race

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists they don’t feel any pressure in their title fight with Manchester City as it was a race they weren’t even in three months ago. A 2-0 win over Watford at Anfield in the lunchtime kick-off ensured next weekend’s trip to the Etihad Stadium remains hugely …

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Mikel Arteta thinks England fans booing Harry Maguire is counterproductive

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta thinks England fans booing Harry Maguire over his performance for Manchester United is counterproductive. National team boss Gareth Southgate called it an “absolute joke” after United’s centre-back was abused in this week’s 3-0 friendly win over Ivory Coast at Wembley. Maguire appears to have been targeted …

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Government blamed for homes in central Lancashire not yet reaching net zero

The energy used in all new homes built in Preston, Chorley and South Ribble would have produced net carbon emissions by now – had the government not scrapped a set of environmental standards the three areas aimed to adhere to . The revelation came at a meeting of Central Lancashire’s …

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Protesters march in solidarity with the Ukrainian people

Thousands of people gathered and marched through central London in support of Ukraine. The huge sea of ​​protesters, draped in blue and yellow, started near Hyde Park, before meandering through the roads towards Trafalgar Square. They chanted “Support Ukraine” and “Stop the war” as roads were closed and traffic stopped. …

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England struggle to decide third Test against West Indies in Grenada

England were in danger of wasting their hard work in the West Indies after collapsing to 114-for-eight in the series decider. After racing in draws in Antigua and Barbados, the tourists wasted their first leg in Grenada after being sent off. The lifeless nature of the pitches in the opening …

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Nature sounds ‘benefit mental health and promote environmental protection’

Nature sounds such as birdsong could help people’s mental health, but this could be at risk as the environment suffers, research suggests. The study analyzed data from more than 7,500 people collected as part of the BBC Forest 404 series, a podcast that depicted a world without nature. People listened …

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Wilfried Zaha sees ‘even more to come’ for Crystal Palace

Wilfried Zaha is excited about Crystal Palace’s future under manager Patrick Vieira after booking a ticket to Wembley on Sunday. A comprehensive 4-0 win over Everton in the FA Cup quarter-final continued the Eagles’ fine debut campaign under their new manager. Vieira has kept Palace comfortably clear of the relegation …

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UK security not compromised by hoaxes, minister says

A government minister has said he is confident that Britain’s national security has not been compromised by a hoax that managed to reach two of the most senior members of the Cabinet. An inter-Whitehall security investigation has been launched after Home Secretary Priti Patel and Defense Secretary Ben Wallace were …

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Blackburn Rovers boss Tony Mowbray’s verdict on Derby County win

ROVERS boss Tony Mowbray is happy to have secured “an important three points” after his side’s 3-1 win over Derby. Ravel Morrison opened the scoring but Mowbray’s men responded with goals from Scott Wharton and Tyrhys Dolan in quick succession. Sam Gallagher wrapped up the result in stoppage time, heading …

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Talks to resume as Russian strikes intensify in western Ukraine

Beleaguered Ukrainians hope that renewed diplomatic talks with Moscow could pave the way for the evacuation of more civilians, as Russian forces maintain pressure on the capital. Overnight, Russian forces fired artillery at the northwestern outskirts of Kiev, a major political and strategic target for the invasion, as well as …

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Ignore Ofsted, says Social Mobility Commissioner

Headteachers should ignore Ofsted and ‘put on blinders’ over their advice, the chairman of the Social Mobility Commission has said. Social mobility czar Katharine Birbalsingh told Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) officials that she did not believe Ofsted was “necessarily, as an idea, a force for good “. …

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Watford misfortune worsens as Wolves head to impressive win at Molineux

Watford’s dwindling Premier League survival hopes suffered another blow as a terrible 21-minute opener saw them comfortably beaten at Wolves. A 4-0 loss at Molineux leaves Watford with just one win in their last 16 Premier League outings, with Roy Hodgson’s side three points from safety with 10 games remaining. …

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South Korea returns North Korean boat and crew

The South Korean military has sent a North Korean boat and its seven crew members back across the countries’ disputed western maritime border a day after it drifted in waters near a border island. South Korea’s navy on Tuesday fired warning shots to chase away a North Korean patrol vessel …

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Andrew Marr: ‘Deranged’ Putin was one of my smartest interviewees

Andrew Marr has described Vladimir Putin as “one of the smartest men I have ever interviewed” accusing the “deranged” Russian leader of hiding behind his country’s nuclear capability. The veteran broadcaster, who left the BBC in November last year after 21 years, interviewed Mr Putin in 2014 ahead of the …

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Fierce row after demolition of council-owned West Lancs housing corporation

A homebuilding company behind new residential developments around Skelmersdale and West Lancashire is to be wound up by the Borough Council that owns it, following a ruling by Conservative councilors and others. The decision angered some Labor advisers. Some claim that more than £1million of public money could now be …

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Blackburn with domestic violence champion Darwen stepping down from council

CHAMPION for children and survivors of domestic violence steps down as advisor after 20 years in politics Cllr Pat McFall, 79, will not contest his ward Little Harwood with Whitebirk in the upcoming Blackburn local election with Darwen on May 5. She was first elected in May 2002 but was …

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Incredible impact – Jurgen Klopp hails neuroscience experts after record cup win

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes cutting-edge neuroscience helped his side win the Carabao Cup and will continue to play a role as they chase an unprecedented treble. A record ninth League Cup was won at Wembley after 120 goalless minutes resolved with an 11-10 penalty shootout win. Klopp hired the …

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Olympic Curling Team Shares ‘Incredible’ Aftermath of Gold Medal

Team GB’s women’s curling team shared their life since winning gold at the Beijing Olympics in a new interview. Eve Muirhead, Vicky White, Jennifer Dodds, Hailey Duff and Mili Smith won Team GB’s only gold medal at this year’s games by thrashing Japan 10-3. After their epic victory, they described …

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Russian troops push towards Ukrainian capital as residents hide

Russian troops moved closer to the Ukrainian capital on Saturday after a night of explosions and street fighting that sent Kyiv residents seeking refuge or fleeing the city. The country’s leader claimed that Ukrainian forces repelled the assault and vowed to continue the fight. “The real fighting for Kyiv is …

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Maximum Burnley council tax hike agreed despite ‘fantastic’ jibe

Burnley’s full council budget meeting voted to raise the borough’s share of council tax to a maximum of 1.99% despite a Tory attack on ‘fantasy’ spending. The increase, agreed on Wednesday evening, will see the authority’s share of the council tax bill for a semi-detached family home in Strip D …

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Prime Minister slammed ’embarrassment’ after Partygate survey questionnaire leaked

Labor has branded Boris Johnson a ‘national embarrassment’ after it was suggested he may have become the first UK prime minister to be questioned under police caution over the partygate saga. A copy of the police questionnaire sent to Downing Street staff following partying allegations was leaked to ITV news …

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