Darlington & Stockton Times

Off-duty police officer and eight-year-old girl among Manchester bombing victims

Off-duty policewoman Elaine McIver was among the 22 people killed in the Manchester Arena terrorist atrocity.

The youngest person known to have died is eight-year-old Saffie Roussos, who was at the concert with her mother.

Here is what we know so far about the victims:

The ...

2017-05-25 13:25 open_in_new
Anyone leaving UK to fight for IS should forfeit passport, says Ukip’s Nuttall

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall called for “a far more muscular approach” to social integration as he backed seizing the passports of Britons who leave to fight for the Islamic State.

Launching his party’s General Election manifesto, Mr Nuttall called Islamic fundamentalism ...

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Army bomb disposal team sent to Manchester alert

An army bomb disposal team has been sent to a street in inner city Manchester after staff at a college raised an alert, police said.

The force said it was too early to say whether the alert is linked to its investigation into the Manchester bomb attack.

It said roads including ...

2017-05-25 13:25 open_in_new
Intelligence shared with US must remain secure, May to tell Trump

Theresa May has said she will tell Donald Trump that intelligence shared with the US “must remain secure” as police hunting the terror network behind the Manchester Arena bombing stopped passing information to counterparts across the Atlantic because of repeated leaks.

In an ...

2017-05-25 13:25 open_in_new
Hashim Amla sees hosts England as bright prospects for Champions Trophy

South Africa batsman Hashim Amla believes home advantage could give England the edge in a hotly-contested Champions Trophy.

The tournament starts next week and the hosts are slight favourites to claim a first global 50-over title despite sitting fifth in the one-day international ...

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Juan Mata ‘proud’ to win Europa League for people of Manchester

Manchester United’s Juan Mata is determined to build on the most special trophy of his medal-laden career, with the terror attack on the city he represents having made Europa League glory all the more important.

Less than 48 hours before kick-off against Ajax in Sweden, an explosion ...

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Jack Owens leaves Saints and makes loan move to Sheffield Eagles

Winger or full-back Jack Owens has played his last match for St Helens after moving on loan to Championship club Sheffield Eagles for the rest of the season.

The 22-year-old former Widnes player, who is out of contract this year, has made just five Super League appearances for Saints this ...

2017-05-25 13:25 open_in_new
US congressional candidate charged with assaulting Guardian reporter

A candidate in a US congressional election has been charged with misdemeanor assault after allegedly grabbing a reporter by the neck and throwing him to the ground.

Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate in the Montana election, would face a maximum fine of 500 US dollars (£385) or six ...

2017-05-25 12:19 open_in_new
Fact check: Medicaid a target for cuts despite assurance

Medicaid is clearly in line for cuts under US President Donald Trump’s budget despite assurances to the contrary from his budget chief.

.@POTUS Donald J. Trump & @VP Michael Pence meet with Budget Director Mick Mulvaney in the Oval Office of the @WhiteHouse today. ...

2017-05-25 12:19 open_in_new
UK economy suffers steeper slowdown in first quarter

The UK economy suffered an even deeper slowdown at the start of the year as the services sector came under pressure and inflation dealt a blow to household spending.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.2% in the first quarter of 2017, ...

2017-05-25 12:19 open_in_new
‘No terror links’ after men held for ‘acting suspiciously’ outside barracks

Police say there are no links with terrorism to the arrest of two men after a car was left unattended outside a barracks in Windsor.

Officers were called to the home of the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards at Victoria Barracks at 9pm on Wednesday after receiving reports of two men ...

2017-05-25 12:19 open_in_new
‘Significant’ fall in net long-term migration to UK

Net long-term migration to the UK fell below a quarter of a million in 2016 for the first time in nearly three years as arrivals from eastern and central European countries plunged dramatically.

The overall measure – the difference between the number of people arriving and leaving ...

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28,000 fewer young people not in education, employment or training

The number of young people not in education, employment or training (Neet) has fallen by 28,000 to 800,000, official figures show.

The figure for the first quarter of 2017, covering 16 to 24-year-olds classed as Neet, is down by 68,000 from a year ago.

The percentage of all young ...

2017-05-25 12:19 open_in_new
Paul Gascoigne at 50: His career in numbers

Paul Gascoigne celebrates his 50th birthday on Saturday, May 27.

Here, we take a look at his career in numbers.

Paul Gascoigne was named Tottenham’s player of the year in 1990 (John Stillwell/PA)

The age of which Gascoigne wrote in his autobiography “when I had a ...

2017-05-25 12:19 open_in_new
Champions Trophy talking points

England go into the ICC Champions Trophy on home soil as favourites despite having never won a global 50-over tournament.

This is the third time England has staged the event, and the hosts have been beaten finalists on the last two occasions in 2004 and 2013.

Here, we look at the big ...

2017-05-25 12:19 open_in_new
Champions Trophy in numbers

Ahead of the Champions Trophy starting on June 1, we take a numerical look at the tournament.

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle is the leading run scorer in the Champions Trophy (John Walton/EMPICS)

New Zealand’s Kyle Mills is the competition’s leading wicket taker (Rui ...

2017-05-25 12:19 open_in_new
BCCI posts advertisement for India head coach role

India have invited applications to take over from head coach Anil Kumble, who will also be considered for a contract extension.

Kumble’s current deal comes to an end after next month’s Champions Trophy and the Board of Control for Cricket in India has decided to advertise for ...

2017-05-25 12:19 open_in_new
Minute’s silence to be held for Manchester attack victims on Thursday morning

A minute’s silence will be observed at 11am on Thursday in remembrance of all those who lost their lives in the Manchester concert bombing.

The silence will also mark the nation’s solidarity with those who were injured in the blast as well as others affected by the ...

2017-05-25 11:13 open_in_new
Lenin Moreno sworn in as Ecuador president vowing to heal divisions

Lenin Moreno has been sworn in as Ecuador’s president, promising to try to heal divisions stirred by a decade of polarising leftist rule.

He assumed the presidency during a ceremony in Ecuador’s congress before 12 heads of state from around Latin America.

His cabinet, ...

2017-05-25 11:13 open_in_new
Police ‘stop sharing Manchester bomb intelligence’ after series of leaks

Police hunting the terror network behind the Manchester Arena bombing have stopped passing information to the US on the investigation as a major transatlantic row erupted over leaks of key evidence in the US, according to a report.

The police, Downing Street and the Home Office refused to ...

2017-05-25 11:13 open_in_new
Ukip more important than ever, says Paul Nuttall ahead of manifesto launch

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall has insisted his party is “more important than it has ever been” despite concerns that it could be heading for disaster in the polls.

The party, which is the first to begin campaigning in the wake of the Manchester bombing, will launch its manifesto at ...

2017-05-25 11:13 open_in_new