Darlington & Stockton Times

Jeremy Corbyn promises ‘credible’ policies in bid to revive Labour’s fortunes

Jeremy Corbyn has promised to bring forward “very coherent”, “credible” and “solid” policies that will help revive Labour’s fortunes following its humiliating Copeland by-election defeat.

The Labour leader appeared to reject suggestions his ...

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England coach Eddie Jones calls on World Rugby to act over breakdown tactics

Eddie Jones expects World Rugby to revise the laws that enabled Italy to frustrate England with unusual breakdown tactics described by George Ford as having the potential to “kill the game”.

In a ploy devised by defence coach Brendan Venter, no player was committed after a ...

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Andy Murray ready for return in Dubai despite bout of shingles

Andy Murray insists he is “fit and raring to go” at the Dubai Tennis Championships having overcome a bout of shingles during a five-week lay-off.

The world number one has not played since a shock fourth-round exit to Mischa Zverev in the fourth round of the Australian Open, and ...

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Crystal Palace to be rewarded for return to form with warm-weather training camp

Crystal Palace will be rewarded for their return to form with a warm-weather training camp in the coming weeks.

They significantly improved during Saturday’s 1-0 defeat of Middlesbrough, which has revived their hopes of surviving relegation from the Premier League, and manager Sam ...

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Romelu Lukaku determined to push Everton to ‘greatness’

Romelu Lukaku’s ambition is to help Everton achieve “greatness” but believes the only way to do that is if every player pushes each other to the limit.

The Belgium striker is the Premier League’s joint-leading scorer with 17 after his goal in the 2-0 win over ...

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Claims MP Lewis registered websites in preparation for Labour leader bid denied

Claims that Clive Lewis registered website addresses in apparent preparation for a Labour leadership bid have been denied by a source close to the MP.

It comes after the Huffington Post UK said four domain names which appeared to support Mr Lewis for Labour leader were registered on June ...

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Leicester v Liverpool talking points

Leicester play their first match since the sacking of boss Claudio Ranieri as they host Liverpool in the Premier League on Monday.

The Foxes, in action four days on from the man who oversaw last season’s remarkable surge to the title being dismissed, have slipped to 18th in the ...

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Key May aide hits back after criticism over disability benefits comments

A key Theresa May aide has hit back after being criticised for saying certain disability benefits should go to the “really disabled” rather than anxiety sufferers, revealing he struggled with the condition as a child.

George Freeman faced Labour calls to apologise and criticism ...

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Ibrahimovic winner gives Manchester United EFL Cup glory against Southampton

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s late header secured Manchester United the first major trophy of the Jose Mourinho era, breaking Southampton hearts at the end of a thrilling EFL Cup final.

Wembley bore witness to a superb encounter as expectant United faced a Saints side looking to win just the ...

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Welsh rugby star Elli Norkett killed in car crash at age 20

The family of a Welsh rugby international killed in a car crash have paid tribute to her as “loved and valued by many”.

Elli Norkett, 20, sustained fatal injuries in the collision in Neath Port Talbot, south Wales, at 7.40pm on Saturday.

Miss Norkett, from Llandarcy, ...

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Business rates a ‘ticking time bomb’ for small companies, Labour says

Business rates are a “ticking time bomb” for small companies and the Government should offer emergency transitional relief for firms facing “cliff edge” increases, Labour has said.

Following pressure from business groups, the media and some Tory MPs, Communities ...

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Home favourite Fichardt lands fifth European Tour crown at Joburg Open

South Africa’s Darren Fichardt held his nerve to win a fifth European Tour title and continue home dominance of the Joburg Open, which had been reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather.

Fichardt carded a closing 68 at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club to finish 15 under par, ...

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UAE the likely destination for Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao fight

A venue in the United Arab Emirates for Amir Khan’s April 23 fight with Manny Pacquiao is expected to be confirmed by the end of the week.

The one-time stablemates revealed they have agreed terms for a match-up, with only the location to be determined.

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Marc Albrighton ‘angry and upset’ at reports he was involved in Ranieri’s exit

Leicester winger Marc Albrighton has denied he had any part in Claudio Ranieri’s sacking and has been left “very angry and upset” over the speculation.

The 65-year-old Italian was dismissed on Thursday evening, just nine months after winning a shock Premier League title ...

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Sam Billings pushing for improvement as England opening spot remains precarious

Sam Billings’ hold on his unaccustomed opener’s berth for England remains precarious.

There is a sense that the Kent batsman can barely afford to slip up even once, with the record-breaking Alex Hales due to fly out to join England’s tour of West Indies before the first ...

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Medical staff from North Tees University Hospital put their best foot forward to win challenge

A WALKING challenge designed to get staff across the region more active has proved a real success at the University Hospital of North Tees.

A total of 17 teams from the Stockton hospital took up the Local Motion challenge with the winners – Surgical WCs – clocking up an ...

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Aliens actor Bill Paxton dies aged 61 after complications from surgery

Actor Bill Paxton has died after complications following surgery.

The 61-year-old, who starred in Twister, True Lies and Aliens, died on Saturday.

RIP Bill Paxton. He was a kind man and a true gentlemen. His light will be missed in this world. pic.twitter.com/V6RePyhtI9

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Wind, ice and snow for parts of UK as Storm Ewan hits Ireland

High winds, icy conditions and snow are predicted to hit parts of the UK as Storm Ewan sweeps across Ireland.

Temperatures could drop below freezing overnight, with gusts of up to 60mph expected in the north-west before the official start of spring on Wednesday.

Up to 2cm of snow is ...

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Suspect named after truck hits crowd at New Orleans Mardi Gras parade

Authorities have identified the man who allegedly ploughed into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans while intoxicated.

The New Orleans police department issued a statement identifying the man as 25-year-old Neilson Rizzuto.

Online jail records showed Rizzuto was ...

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England survive scare to down battling Italy and keep Six Nations bid on course

England avoided the biggest upset in RBS 6 Nations history by beating Italy 36-15 at Twickenham for a 17th successive Test win.

Italy led 10-5 at half-time – for only the second time against England – but tries from Danny Care and Elliot Daly turned the momentum in the hosts’ ...

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Woman tells of ‘carnage’ after five pedestrians hit by car

A woman who saw the aftermath of a car crash in which five people were mown down described her shock at the “carnage”, saying she feared they were all dead.

One man remains in a critical condition while another man and a woman are in a serious but stable condition in hospital ...

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