Lancashire News

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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New music entrepreneur Jamal Edwards dies aged 31

British entrepreneur Jamal Edwards has died aged 31, his manager has confirmed. Edwards rose to fame creating the new music platform SBTV – helping to launch a string of UK music careers including Dave and Jessie J. He was an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust, a charity run by the …

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Storm Franklin weekend weather forecast for Lancashire and Cumbria

Three weather warnings are in place in Lancashire and Cumbria heading into the weekend. A yellow weather warning for ice is in effect until 9am this morning (February 19), this covers all of Cumbria and Lancashire. Storm Eunice hit the county yesterday with gales over 80 mph and it left …

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Child deaths at lowest level since records began

The number of babies and children who died in England and Wales in 2020 has reached the lowest level in 40 years, figures show. There were 2,226 infant deaths and 789 child deaths aged between one and 15 in 2020, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. Eleven implicated coronavirus …

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Golda’s film producer admits to ‘stirring up’ Jewish casting controversy

Film producer Michael Kuhn said he was “stirring up” controversy over whether non-Jewish actors could play Jewish characters in his latest film. The 73-year-old, who has been honored for his services to the film industry, says the controversy surrounding his latest photo, Golda, a biopic about Israel’s first female prime …

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Last expected result in the “Wagatha Christie” case

Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy need to know the outcome of the final stage of their High Court libel battle. In an October 2019 Twitter post, Ms Rooney, 35, accused Ms Vardy, 39, of leaking stories about her private life after a months-long “sting operation”. Former England star Wayne Rooney’s …

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Myanmar marks anniversary of historic pact with minorities

The head of Myanmar’s military government called for national unity among the country’s ethnic minorities as he led a parade marking the 75th anniversary of a landmark agreement that failed to deliver harmony. Armed forces and government ministries took part in the Union Day parade in the capital Naypyitaw, with …

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England boss Sarina Wiegman argues home euro is biggest yet

England coach Sarina Wiegman believes this summer’s home European Championship will be “the biggest women’s football event ever in Europe”. England will host Women’s Euro 2022 in July and will step up their preparations this month by taking part in the first Arnold Clark Cup on home soil. The four-team …

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Pushing back migrant boats a ‘court disaster’, warns former chief prosecutor

A controversial decision to ‘push back’ migrants crossing the English Channel is a ‘judicial disaster’, a former director of public prosecutions has warned. It would only take one tragedy resulting from the high-risk tactic to “shame” the nation before the world, said independent counterpart Lord Macdonald of River Glaven. Casting …

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Greenpeace authorized the rock-dropping campaign

Greenpeace has been cleared of environmental harm after dropping boulders on the seabed in a celebrity-backed operation to protect sea life, a judge saying prosecution was not in the offing public interest. The Marine Management Organization (MMO) has taken legal action against the campaign group – and its chief executive …

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Declan Rice delivers on his celebratory promise – Saturday Sports Social

Sports stars and clubs around the world continue to give insight into their lives on social media. Here, the PA news agency takes a look at some of the best examples from February 5. Soccer Declan Rice is a man of his word. Who else but @_DeclanRice?! pic.twitter.com/Tt1CuQ9R5B — Emirates …

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Young adults find Lancashire’s new youth employment hubs ‘less intimidating’ than job centers

That was the message from a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) official who said the county’s “youth centres” have proven to be a less intimidating environment than traditional employment centres. Shane Byrne, a DWP Partnership Manager in the North West, told a recent Lancashire County Council External Review Committee …

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Kate throws a rugby ball in a video marking her new sponsorships

A new video shows the Duchess of Cambridge passing a rugby ball to players to mark her new Rugby Football Union (RFU) and Rugby Football League (RFL) sponsorships. Kate has taken over the Duke of Sussex’s former roles as patroness of the RFU and RFL. In the clip, posted on …

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Police investigate Johnson’s birthday and gathering at Downing Street flat

An alleged anti-lockdown party at Boris Johnson’s Downing Street flat and a rally in the Cabinet Room to mark his birthday are under police investigation. A report produced by senior civil servant Sue Gray listed a series of ‘failures of leadership and judgement’ within No 10 and the Cabinet Office …

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Arts and culture outside London will receive funding in Leveling Up white paper

The government has unveiled plans to invest funds in arts and culture outside the capital. Ahead of the Leveling Up white paper, due out this week, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) said more than 100 locations outside of London will benefit from extra money to from …

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Former Deutsche Bank traders have US Libor rigging convictions overturned

A US court has overturned the convictions of two former Deutsche Bank traders for allegedly rigging the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor). A three-judge panel at the Second United States Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled that the U.S. government “has failed to demonstrate that any of the merchant-influenced …

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Lyon deny accepting Bruno Guimaraes deal with Newcastle

Lyon have denied having reached an agreement with Newcastle over the sale of midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. According to reports on Wednesday morning, the Premier League side had agreed a fee for the 24-year-old Brazil international who was due to undergo a medical while away with his national side this week. …

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Deadly rush overshadows Cameroon’s Africa Cup progress

Cameroon’s progress at the Africa Cup of Nations was overshadowed by a stampede outside the stadium that killed at least six people in the host nation’s win over Comoros. The thunderbolt came as the crowd struggled to gain access to the Olembe stadium in the capital Yaounde as Cameroon beat …

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German navy chief resigns over Ukraine comments

The head of the German navy has resigned after being criticized at home and abroad for his comments on Ukraine and Russia. Speaking at an event in India on Friday, Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schoenbach said Ukraine would not regain the Crimean peninsula, which Russia annexed in 2014. He also said …

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Bank should ‘lean against’ long-term inflation, MPC member says

A member of the Bank of England group that sets interest rates has warned that inflation is seeping into parts of the economy that are normally more stable, as she said the Bank should ‘s’ support against” long-term inflation. Catherine Mann said that as we approach 2022 in the UK, …

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Teenagers hit and robbed of £350, iPhone XR and Gucci bag

A teenager was hit with a baseball bat following a ‘vicious and nasty’ street robbery in Darwen. He was one of two boys from Bolton who were approached by a group of seven to 10 people around 5.20pm on December 30 on Richmond Terrace. The boys aged 16 and 14 …

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Henry Moore’s ‘unique and rare’ sculpture found on family mantelpiece

A ‘unique and rare’ sculpture by pioneering British artist Henry Moore has been discovered after sitting on a family’s mantelpiece for years. The abstract depiction of two lead figures, called Mother And Child, was authenticated by Dreweatts auctioneers alongside experts from the Henry Moore Foundation, who traced it to a …

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Judges deliberate as Novak Djokovic awaits Australian Open fate

Novak Djokovic’s wait to find out his fate at the Australian Open continued as three judges retired to consider their verdict in his appeal against the cancellation of his visa before the Federal Circuit and the Court of family from Australia. The world number one’s lawyers and Immigration Minister Alex …

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Nelson couple jailed for causing death of nine-day-old baby

A mother and father who caused the death of their nine-day-old baby have been jailed for a total of 18 years. Throughout a lengthy trial at Preston Crown Court, Sophie Nash and her partner Daniel Nolan blamed each other for the ‘catastrophic’ injuries their baby Ava Grace Nolan suffered during …

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Cabinet ministers circle carriages in defense of Boris Johnson

Cabinet ministers have joined the Prime Minister in publicly bolstering support for Boris Johnson – with one notable exception who has yet to voice his support. Senior Tories flooded broadcast studios and social media with praise for the Prime Minister after his admission he attended a ‘bring your own booze’ …

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Two teens charged with murder after man died in Christchurch

Two 16-year-old boys have been charged with murder following the death of a man in Christchurch. Emergency services were called to the scene at a Heath Road property at 7:53 p.m. on January 4 after Dorset Police received reports of concerns for the welfare of a man in the interior. …

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What the Newspaper Say – January 9

A warning from the Home Secretary on the importance of the new police powers and the latest comments on the Northern Ireland protocol are making headlines today. Sunday Times says free lateral flow testing will be drastically reduced in a “living with Covid” strategy to be announced by Prime Minister …

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Covid death toll in Northern Ireland exceeds 4,000

The number of deaths in Northern Ireland linked to Covid-19 has now exceeded 4,000. Another 18 deaths were recorded in the week of December 25 to 31, according to data compiled by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (Nisra). They bring the total number of coronavirus-related deaths recorded by …

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Starbucks launches winter menu with 9 new items

Starbucks announced a new winter menu and said it will no longer charge for dairy alternatives in drinks. This comes with an all-new Oat Latte platform, showcasing coffees designed exclusively to optimize the flavors of oat milk and Starbucks Blonde Roast. This will see the introduction of new alternative dairy …

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Football rumors: Newcastle target move for Kieran Trippier

Newcastle are keen to revamp their squad in the January transfer window and at the top of the list are Atletico Madrid and the England full-back. Kieran TrippierThe Magpies are keen to sign up to six players, according to the I. The Magpies are hoping that Trippier, 31, can be …

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Bruno Lage backs Wolves to find touch of goal after 2021 struggles

Wolves boss Bruno Lage has backed his shy squad to finally find the finishing touches after creating an unwanted story. The Portuguese take his side to Manchester United on Monday after a year which has seen them struggling to score. Wolves have scored just 42 goals in 2021 – their …

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Former Mickey Mouse Club host Tiffini Hale has died aged 46

Former Mickey Mouse Club (MMC) host Tiffini Hale has died aged 46, it has been announced. The former star of American children’s television died “peacefully” on Christmas Day surrounded by her family, according to her former colleagues. Hale suffered cardiac arrest earlier in December and was left in a coma. …

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Gordon Brown: Afghanistan is the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time

The West “sinks into the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time” after the withdrawal from Afghanistan, Gordon Brown said. Writing for The Times Red Box, the former prime minister called on the global community to engage in the “greatest humanitarian response ever agreed for a single nation” as he warned …

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Vaccines are the road to recovery, not blockages, says Branson

Sir Richard Branson said he believes vaccines and other Covid-19 precautions, such as mandatory indoor face coverings, are key to preventing the spread of the virus, rather than “damage to closures.” Writing on his blog on the Virgin website, Sir Richard said that “widespread and fair vaccinations against Covid-19, coupled …

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The stars party – Social sports Christmas

Sports stars and clubs around the world continue to provide insight into their lives on social media. Here, the PA News Agency takes a look at some of the best examples from December 25. Soccer Premier League stars past and present have wished everyone a Merry Christmas. ?? #Merry Christmas …

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Christmas in Lancashire town with one of the highest Covid rates in the country as Omicron takes hold

A Lancashire town with high Covid rates is likely a sign of what’s to come in the county, a health official has warned. Cases in the town of Darwen last week reached more than 1,000 per 100,000 inhabitants, placing the region among the highest in the UK. Dominic Harrison, director …

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The farce surrounds the postponement of Serie A

By Press Association 2021 The Dacia Arena is empty in the absence of visitors Salernitana Tuesday’s Serie A match between Udinese and Salernitana turned into a farce as the away team were prevented from traveling by local health authorities but the league refused to postpone the game. Three Salernitana players …

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Lancashire Constabulary – A burglar who engaged in a series of crimes in Blackburn and Darwen is jailed

A burglar who launched a one-man crime wave through Blackburn and Darwen has been jailed for three years. Ryan Price, 24, committed numerous offenses in cities over a two-week span in September. Night of September 19e Price broke into a house in Branch Road, Blackburn, while the victim was sleeping. …

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Plans made for post-Christmas lockdown as Omicron spreads

The most effective way to stop the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus would have been to lock the circuit breaker before Christmas, a senior government adviser has said. Stephen Reicher, professor of social psychology at the University of St Andrews and a member of the Scientific Advisory …

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Nightclubs to close in Wales under post-Christmas Covid restrictions

Wales is set to see a return to tighter Covid restrictions after Christmas following an increase in Omicron cases in the UK. The Prime Minister announced a mix of advice for the Christmas period as well as new regulations to be followed under a “two-phase plan”. Nightclubs will be closed …

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Live: M6, M55, M65, M61 and Lancashire traffic updates for December 15, 2021

Welcome to the LancsLive Traffic Blog where you will find the latest updates from all over Lancashire. LancsLive will be keeping an eye on Lancashire’s extensive motorway network as well as the A and B routes. We will also be taking a look at the railway lines and general traffic …

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Union in pay warning to Financial Conduct Authority over restructuring

The unions have officially written to the chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) out of fears that an ongoing restructuring could lower workers’ take-home wages. Unite the union, which is seeking legal recognition from the city’s regulator, said there were “serious concerns” over the consultation which is expected …

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Callum Wilson wearing the ‘burden’ of Newcastle number nine shirt in style

Eddie Howe praised Callum Wilson’s flourishing leadership skills after taking on the “burden” of Newcastle’s number nine shirt. Howe, who took Wilson to the former club Bournemouth in his second term on the south coast, inherited the £ 20million striker when he replaced Steve Bruce at Newcastle last month and …

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M6, M61, M65, M55 delays and crashes in Lancashire – live

Welcome to the LancsLive Traffic Blog where you will find the latest updates from all over Lancashire. LancsLive will be keeping an eye on Lancashire’s extensive motorway network as well as the A and B routes. We will also be taking a look at the railway lines and general traffic …

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Weather forecast for Blackpool, Lake District, Preston and East Lancs by area

Most parts of Lancashire and the Lake District will be affected by heavy rains tomorrow (December 9) following flooding in parts of the county due to Storm Barra. Most of the county will see showers throughout the day, with a few sunny intervals in places. The strong wind from Storm …

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The fish molecule “plays a role in the protection and improvement of cognitive function”

According to a study, a molecule found in fish and other seafood may play a role in protecting and improving the cognitive functions of the brain. Researchers investigated the role of trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), which is found in people’s diets and produced by the body during fish digestion. It is …

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Stick Man at The Lowry, Salford Quays – review

JULIA Donaldson’s books are big business in our house (sure, when I can get my little one to look away from a screen). But they are, without a doubt, our favorite to read aloud at story time. Words just sing off the page, Donaldson is a genius. So when you’ve …

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