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Magical Messi and his hat-trick heroics

Lionel Messi added another statistical landmark to his collection with the 50th hat-trick of his career in Barcelona’s 4-2 LaLiga win over Sevilla.

Barca trailed to goals from Jesus Navas and Gabriel Mercado but Messi equalised on each occasion, with his first goal a brilliant ...

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Woman attacked by gang in own home

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was attacked in her own home in Co Armagh.

The aggravated burglary occurred at about 8.30pm on Thursday when a number of men broke into a house in the Bleary Road area of Craigavon.

The woman locked herself in a bedroom when ...

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UK basks in above-average temperatures as mild weather continues

Parts of the UK have been enjoying above-average temperatures which are expected to last into next week.

An unseasonably mild 17.6C was recorded in London on Saturday, while the Met Office believes Friday into Saturday was likely one of the warmest February nights on record with ...

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Tommy Robinson urges supporters to cancel TV licences in protest against BBC

Controversial activist Tommy Robinson called on supporters to cancel their TV licences as thousands gathered outside BBC headquarters for a demonstration.

The former English Defence League leader, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, held the protest to screen the film ...

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News & Star archives: Cycling proficiency

This weeks nostalgia is themed around cycling proficiencies.

We've looked back in the News & Star archives and found pictures of children with their cycling proficiency certificates.

One of these pictures could be you, take a look and see.


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Wales keep Grand Slam hopes alive with dramatic win over England

Warren Gatland celebrated his final Guinness Six Nations match against England with a dramatic 21-13 victory in Cardiff that continues Wales’ march towards the Grand Slam.

Second-row Cory Hill forced his way over in the 68th minute after a lengthy period of Welsh resurgence to ...

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Even VAR may have blown a fuse – Bournemouth boss Howe

Eddie Howe believes the Video Assistant Referee would have struggled to clear up a host of contentious penalty decisions during Bournemouth’s 1-1 draw with Wolves.

VAR technology is set to be introduced into the Premier League next season and could have proven pivotal at the ...

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Gregor Townsend calls for drastic improvements from Scotland

Gregor Townsend admits Scotland have two weeks to brush up their act or face the prospect of another loss when they come up against Wales.

His Dark Blues side were hoping to end a 20-year wait for victory in Paris as they took on France.

But they repeated the mistakes that ...

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Benitez issues stark warning for Almiron after impressive home debut

Rafael Benitez has warned Newcastle new boy Miguel Almiron that life in the Premier League will get considerably more difficult as the season draws to a close.

The 25-year-old January signing from MLS side Atlanta United made his first start for the Magpies in Saturday’s 2-0 ...

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Winning records on the line at Carlisle Racecourse's first weekend meeting of the New Year

Form records will be on the line in some enticing contests at Carlisle Racecourse's first weekend race meeting of the year.

Tomorrow's seven-race card has attracted runners from some of National Hunt’s biggest trainers, including Lucinda Russell, Sue Smith and Dan ...

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Police force discriminated against white heterosexual male, tribunal rules

A police force which rejected a potential star recruit because he is a white heterosexual male has been found guilty of discrimination.

Matthew Furlong, 25, whose father is a serving detective inspector in Cheshire Police, had hoped to follow in his footsteps when he applied to join ...

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Place in hell for those who call for border poll without a plan, says Eastwood

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has said there would be a special place in hell for those who call for a referendum on Irish unity without a plan.

Mr Eastwood said a border poll should not be held until work to build a new and reconciled Ireland was completed.

Sinn Fein has ...

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MPs will kill off prospect of no-deal Brexit next week, says Sir Vince Cable

MPs will “kill off” any prospect of a no-deal Brexit in crucial House of Commons votes next week, the Liberal Democrat leader has predicted.

Sir Vince Cable said he believed there was now a “sufficient number” of members opposed to  remove this as a ...

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MPs will kill off prospect of no-deal Brexit next week, says Sir Vince Cable

MPs will “kill off” any prospect of a no-deal Brexit in crucial House of Commons votes next week, the Liberal Democrat leader has predicted.

Sir Vince Cable said he believed there was now a “sufficient number” of members opposed to  remove this as a ...

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Man found with head injuries outside petrol station

A man is in hospital after he was found with head injuries outside a petrol station in the early hours of Saturday.

Police were called to a report of the man, 25, being seriously injured on Glasgow Road in Clydebank at 2.45am.

He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University ...

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Kovac acknowledges Bayern had to work hard to hurt Hertha

Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac admitted his side struggled to overcome a resilient Hertha Berlin side before Javi Martinez scored the only goal to give them a hard-fought 1-0 win.

Bayern drew level on points with Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund to give Kovac double reason to ...

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Proud Cushing hails character of City players after penalty shoot-out triumph

Manchester City Women boss Nick Cushing expressed his pride in his players after they edged out Arsenal Women on penalties to win the Continental Cup final at Bramall Lane.

Cushing’s team defeated the Gunners 4-2 in the shoot-out – which saw City goalkeeper Karen ...

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Wood hopes to have earned his England place with or without Archer

Mark Wood is not letting the constant speculation about Jofra Archer keep him up at night but admits the Sussex paceman will be a “world class” option for England.

Archer’s imminent availability has loomed large over the ongoing tour of the Caribbean, not only ...

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Mercurial Messi scores his 50th treble as Barcelona cement LaLiga top spot

Lionel Messi scored the 50th hat-trick of his career as Barcelona twice came from behind to defeat Sevilla 4-2 in LaLiga.

Messi’s goalscoring love affair with Sevilla continued at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium as he has now scored more goals against them than any ...

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King misses late penalty as Bournemouth and Wolves share spoils

Joshua King missed an 85th-minute penalty as Bournemouth were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw with in-form Wolves in a contentious game containing three spot-kicks.

King struck his late effort against the right post having earlier given the Cherries a first-half lead from 12 yards. ...

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Hundreds join march calling for justice over women’s pensions

Women from across Scotland have taken part in a demonstration in Glasgow calling for an end to state pension inequality.

An estimated 200 people marched from Festival Park, near Pacific Quay, to the Mary Barbour statue at Govan Cross on Saturday.

They were joined by ...

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