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Estate condemns hen harrier death in ‘illegal trap’

A Scottish estate where a hen harrier is believed to have been caught in an illegally set trap has said it is not to blame for the bird’s death.

Earlier this week Springwatch presenter Chris Packham highlighted the case of the bird of prey whose injuries meant it had to be put to ...

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Labour’s NEC urged to auto-exclude members where irrefutable evidence of racism

Labour’s governing body has been urged to support a motion which would auto-exclude members where there is “irrefutable evidence” accusing them of racism and other forms of discrimination.

Tom Watson, the party’s deputy leader, was among five members of the National ...

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‘I had one thought and that was people’s lives needed to be saved’

A police officer has told how he took a “split second decision” to stop one of the London Bridge terrorists from detonating a bomb.

Pc Iian Rae had no idea that Rachid Redouane’s suicide belt was not real when he stepped in to handcuff him on the ground on the night of ...

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MEPs back von der Leyen as first woman head of European Commission

Ursula von der Leyen has been approved as the first female president of the European Commission by MEPs.

The German defence minister was confirmed in the role by a European Parliament vote of 383-327, with 22 abstentions.

The move required an absolute majority under EU ...

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European Commission’s new president confirmed by MEPs

Ursula von der Leyen has been confirmed as the new European Commission President.

The European Parliament voted 383-327 with 22 abstentions on to approve Ms von der Leyen’s nomination. The confirmation required an absolute majority of 374 votes.

She said: “I feel so ...

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Josh Kroenke admits criticism over Arsenal leadership ‘hard to take’

Arsenal director Josh Kroenke admits criticism of the club’s leadership has been “hard to take”, but maintains there will be no compromise over the direction of the board.

On Monday, a total of 16 signatories from across Arsenal supporters’ organisations, fanzines ...

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Mosquito adds extra bite to McIlroy’s practice round

Rory McIlroy enjoyed a practice round at Royal Portrush ahead of the 148th Open, with one small exception.

McIlroy, who set the course record of 61 at Portrush as a 16-year-old, appeared to suffer an insect bite on the 13th hole on Tuesday.

The four-time major winner asked caddie ...

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Nigeria can learn from mistakes – Iwobi

Alex Iwobi believes Nigeria can learn from the heartbreak of their Africa Cup of Nations semi-final defeat to go on and secure third place in the tournament.

The Super Eagles were beaten 2-1 by Algeria when Manchester City midfielder Riyad Mahrez scored a free-kick deep into stoppage ...

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Blackpool on verge of completing permanent deal for Rangers striker Ryan Hardie

READ MORE: Live updates from Blackpool's pre-season friendly against AFC Fylde

The 22-year-old has travelled with the Pool squad to Mill Farm for tonight’s pre-season friendly against AFC Fylde.

The 6ft 2ins striker is due to sign on a permanent deal, rather than a loan, and ...

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Clear glass solar panels ‘could charge mobile phones and electric cars’

A new type of window glass that is effectively a transparent solar panel could be used to charge mobile phones, electric cars and power homes, scientists say.

A working model of the glass has been created to show the viability of the process, but it now needs to be refined, made more ...

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10 dead as building collapses in Mumbai

A four-storey residential building has collapsed in Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital, killing at least 10 people.

Rescuers are looking for several others feared trapped in the rubble.

Fire official Ashok Talpade said dozens of rescuers were at the site in ...

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Mother of seriously ill five-year-old girl wants daughter to be ‘given time’

The mother of a seriously ill little girl has said she wants her daughter to be given time to recover after doctors said it is in the child’s best interests to be allowed to die.

Tafida Raqeeb was a previously healthy five-year-old who suffered a traumatic brain injury in ...

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Estate condemns hen harrier death in ‘illegal trap’

A Scottish estate where a hen harrier is believed to have been caught in an illegally set trap has said it is not to blame for the bird’s death.

Earlier this week Springwatch presenter Chris Packham highlighted the case of the bird of prey whose injuries meant it had to be put to ...

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Labour’s NEC urged to auto-exclude members where irrefutable evidence of racism

Labour’s governing body has been urged to support a motion which would auto-exclude members where there is “irrefutable evidence” accusing them of racism and other forms of discrimination.

Tom Watson, the party’s deputy leader, was among five members of the National ...

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Christiaan Bezuidenhout craving revenge on return to Royal Portrush

Christiaan Bezuidenhout is out for Royal Portrush “revenge” on his return to the scene of his nine-month drugs ban.

The South African qualified for the Open by winning the Andalucia Masters last month, and knew immediately that meant a return to a venue harbouring the worst ...

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Essex beat Warwickshire to knock Somerset off top spot

Somerset were knocked off the top of the Specsavers County Championship after an innings-and-73-run defeat against Yorkshire, as five wickets from Simon Harmer helped give title rivals Essex victory over Warwickshire.

The visitors, following on in reply to 520, started the final day at ...

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REVIEW: a concert that the audience didn't want to end

THE young singers in the King's Men, who come from the famous King's College Chapel Cambridge, vary from year to year as the different students move on to further their individual careers, but they are always superb performers, writes MARGARET PATTINSON.

This choir is particularly ...

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Holiday home in the Lake District National Park village of Coniston with two bedrooms, garden and off-road parking for two vehicles for sale with future bookings and furnishings included

An open-plan family room encompassing living, dining and kitchen areas is at the heart of this charming house which boasts fabulous views over Coniston as well as the opportunity to be the new owners of a popular holiday home.

Tanderra is a traditional Lakeland stone-built ...

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AFC Fylde v Blackpool LIVE: Updates from pre-season friendly at Mill Farm

Blackpool make the short trip to Mill Farm tonight to play just their second friendly of the summer against AFC Fylde.

Follow our live blog below for regular updates throughout the evening:

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Jay-Z, Blue Ivy and Kendrick Lamar appear on new Beyonce album

Beyonce’s new album inspired by The Lion King features collaborations with husband Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy Carter.

Beyonce said The Lion King: The Gift, which will be released on Friday, also includes songs with Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Pharrell, Tierra Whack and Jessie ...

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Boris Johnson’s team plays down reports he could suspend Parliament

Boris Johnson’s campaign aides have sought to play down reports that they are considering plans to prorogue Parliament in late October – a move which could prevent MPs stopping a no-deal Brexit.

The Tory leadership frontrunner’s team is said to be looking at scheduling a ...

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