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Spirits giant Diageo snaps up Herefordshire gin and vodka distillery Chase

Spirit giant Diageo has agreed a deal to snap up Herefordshire gin and vodka-maker Chase Distillery.

The takeover, for an undisclosed amount, will see the Tanqueray and Gordon’s owner further expand its UK gin business as customer demand for premium spirits continues to ...

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Harry: Living in Meghan’s shoes taught me unconscious bias existed

The Duke of Sussex has admitted his privileged upbringing as a member of the royal family meant he had no understanding of unconscious racial bias.

Harry said it took him many years – and the experience of “living” in wife Meghan’s shoes – to recognise the ...

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Man denies charges over plane crash that killed Emiliano Sala

A man has pleaded not guilty to endangering the safety of an aircraft which crashed and killed Argentinian footballer Emiliano Sala.

David Henderson, 66, was charged after the single-engine Piper Malibu aircraft crashed north of Guernsey in January 2019, killing its pilot David Ibbotson ...

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Parliament should be nicer but Commons layout is good for debate, says Speaker

The Commons Speaker has called for a “nicer” Parliament after Labour’s deputy leader was reprimanded for calling a Conservative MP “scum” during a heated debated.

Sir Lindsay Hoyle said there is a need to ensure proceedings are civil but defended the ...

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Centre-right coalition formed in Lithuania

The Homeland Union party will lead a centre-right coalition in Lithuania after winning the most seats in the weekend’s parliamentary election.

After two rounds of voting, the Homeland Union won 50 seats and its partners, the Liberal Movement and the Freedom Party, got 13 and 11 ...

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Welsh lockdown: Tesco sorry for implying sanitary products are ‘non-essential’

Tesco has apologised after it suggested sanitary products were “non-essential” and so could not be sold due to new Welsh lockdown measures.

On Sunday, Wales Minister Mark Drakeford said supermarkets have “discretion” over the ban on selling non-essential items ...

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Team GB diver Dan opens up on Olympic postponement, lockdown training and moving house during a pandemic

Diver Dan Goodfellow has been dealing with a new normal for longer than most and feels Olympic postponement will help groove his transition from platform to springboard. 

The 23-year-old has dropped from the ten-metre tower – where he won bronze with Tom Daley at Rio 2016 ...

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Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans celebrates ‘very important’ win at Arsenal

Youri Tielemans hailed Leicester’s first win at Arsenal in almost half a century as a “very important” result on the back of two Premier League defeats.

The Foxes secured a 1-0 victory at the Emirates Stadium as Jamie Vardy came off the bench to once again prove the ...

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Rory McIlroy determined to boost Masters chances by cutting out mistakes

Rory McIlroy is determined to cut out the mistakes before the Masters after setting a new career best in birdies made at the Zozo Championship.

McIlroy would become only the sixth player to complete golf’s ‘Grand Slam’ of all four modern majors by winning the rescheduled ...

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England call on Jack Willis and Jacob Umaga for autumn internationals

England have named uncapped Wasps duo Jack Willis and Jacob Umaga in their squad for the Six Nations finale against Italy and Autumn Nations Cup.

Willis was expected to be picked in the 36-man party following a blockbusting season in which he emerged as the Gallagher Premiership’s ...

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Boots unveil new Coronavirus swab test with results in 12 minutes

Boots have unveiled a new coronavirus testing service which the company says can return results from swab tests in just 12 minutes.

Here's everything you need to know.

How will the service work - and when will it be rolled out?

The pharmacy chain said the ...

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Martin Lewis' warning to shoppers who pay with cash

Martin Lewis has issued a warning to shoppers who rely on paying by cash.

According to the Money Saving Expert, shops are legally allowed to refuse cash payment for items as long as they are not discriminating against the customer.

The issue was mentioned on the ITV's ...

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Large fire broke out in wood near Penrith

Fire crews had to be called when a large fire broke out at Caldew Wood.

Two fire engines and a water bowser attended the blaze at Penrith at about 2.15pm on Sunday.

The fire involved one excavator and was extinguished using two dry powder extinguishers and one main jet. ...

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Proud leaders step into new roles on Cumbrian NHS team

Three leaders are set to join a vital team – and they can't wait to take on the challenge.

NHS North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) senior leaders Dr Gareth Coakley, Dr Helen Horton and Ed Tallis are set to join the organisation's governing body.


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Online platform will support jobseekers during Covid-19

Opportunities are available on a newly launched website designed to support those in the North who are unemployed due to the pandemic.

The North's economy has been badly hit by the coronavirus outbreak, suffering an estimated decline of 20.7 per cent in GVA between 2019 and Q2 2020. ...

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Calls to improve "eyesore" route into Cockermouth cemetery

A COCKERMOUTH pensioner is calling for improvements to be made on the main "eyesore" track into the town's cemetery.

Jeep Jones, 77, of Lingfell Avenue, has written to Allerdale Council many times over the past few years calling for them to Tarmac the rough track which leads from ...

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Resident describes west Cumbria flooding on way to shopping

Flooding caused a number of problems for motorists in west Cumbria.

Eye witnesses in the Workington, Parton and Harrington areas reported surface water on Saturday on Central Way, Workington; Beckstone Bridge, Harrington; Church Road, Harrington; Castle Gardens, Workington; Old road ...

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Cumbria fire chief warns of dangers of home firework displays

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service is urging families to think twice about firework displays - or at the least to prepare carefully.

Covid-19 and government restrictions on social gatherings means many organised Bonfire Night displays are cancelled, bringing the risk of many bonfires ...

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Man jailed for ‘disgraceful scene’ in Workington

A MAN caused a “disgraceful scene” in front of children on a Workington street – just days after a judge handed him a liberty lifeline.

Dean Stanley Donnelly, 30, was jailed in April for slapping his then partner in a town hotel room. A man with a history of ...

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Man jailed for ‘disgraceful scene’ in Workington

A MAN caused a “disgraceful scene” in front of children on a Workington street – just days after a judge handed him a liberty lifeline.

Dean Stanley Donnelly, 30, was jailed in April for slapping his then partner in a town hotel room. A man with a history of ...

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Development works progressing well at hospitals across north Cumbria

Works are progressing well on major construction projects across north Cumbria’s hospitals.

Speaking at last week’s joint annual members’ meeting and annual general meeting for the North Cumbria Integrated Care Trust and North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group, ...

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