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Family ‘so worried’ over disappearance of teenage boy

The family of a teenager who has been missing since the weekend have spoken of their desperation to find him and get him home safely.

Liam Smith, who was reported missing from Aberdeen, is known to have travelled on a 202 Stagecoach bus service from the city to Lumphanan on ...

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Minister champions sex life benefits of cycling

A minister has championed the sex life benefits that come from regularly riding a bicycle.

Rory Stewart pointed to a study which suggested men who cycle have the sexual prowess of those five years younger.

The Justice Minister told MPs of the “astonishing ...

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Donald Trump rules out further Saudi sanctions over writer’s death

President Donald Trump has said the US will not levy additional punitive measures at this time against Saudi Arabia over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

Mr Trump said in a statement that the US does not condone the killing of the US-based Saudi columnist, but that ...

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It’s now or never to remove May, Jacob Rees-Mogg tells Tories

The Conservatives will be stuck with Theresa May as leader for the next general election unless they move to get rid of her now, Jacob Rees-Mogg has warned.

Amid signs the attempt by Brexiteers to force a vote of confidence in the Prime Minister has stalled, Mr Rees-Mogg ...

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MOT emissions test failure rate soars after tougher rules introduced

The number of cars failing MOT emissions tests has more than doubled since tougher rules were introduced to improve air quality and make roads safer.

Nearly 750,000 cars failed the emissions test in the six months after the change on May 20, compared with 350,000 during the same ...

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Championship clubs ‘gravely concerned’ by new TV deal

Worried Sky Bet Championship clubs are “gravely concerned” following the English Football League’s new TV deal with Sky and warned the matter is not closed.

The EFL agreed a five-year domestic broadcasting deal with Sky Sports worth £595million, starting next ...

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Championship clubs ‘gravely concerned’ by new TV deal

Worried Sky Bet Championship clubs are “gravely concerned” following the English Football League’s new TV deal with Sky and warned the matter is not closed.

The EFL agreed a five-year domestic broadcasting deal with Sky Sports worth £595million, starting next ...

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Jonny Bairstow still playing for keeps but willing to do what is asked of him

Jonny Bairstow is not ready to give up his wicketkeeping aspirations but will throw himself into any role that gets him back in England’s Test team.

Bairstow arrived in Sri Lanka as undisputed first-choice gloveman only for an untimely ankle injury to open the door for Ben ...

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Richie Murphy backs Johnny Sexton for World Rugby player of the year award

Johnny Sexton’s candidacy for World Rugby player of the year is “very fitting”, according to Ireland kicking coach Richie Murphy.

Fly-half Sexton is now the bookies’ favourite to land World Rugby’s top accolade, that will be dished out in Sunday’s ...

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Graeme Swann believes Moeen Ali needs to consider himself a frontline bowler

Graeme Swann claims Moeen Ali’s reluctance to be recognised as a frontline spinner will hinder England’s attempts to become the best Test side in the world.

England wrapped up their first Test series victory in Sri Lanka since 2001 over the weekend and Moeen has been an ...

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Manchester United to play Leeds in pre-season game in Australia

Manchester United have announced they will take on historic rivals Leeds in Perth, Australia, next year as part of their preparations for the 2019/20 season.

The two English clubs have only met twice in the last decade, with Leeds clinching a famous win in the 2009/10 FA Cup before ...

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Patience is a virtue, says Rees-Mogg as anti-May letters fail to arrive

Jacob Rees-Mogg’s efforts to oust Theresa May appear to have stalled as Tory colleagues failed to back his call for a motion of no confidence in their leader.

The Brexiteer and his allies had been confident that the 48 letters needed to trigger a confidence vote would be ...

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Teachers closer to industrial action after rejecting pay deal

Teachers in two trade unions have voted almost unanimously to reject the pay deal put forward by Scottish ministers.

EIS general secretary Larry Flanagan said the “landmark” 98% vote against the pay deal by his union was “one of the strongest rejections of an offer ...

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Wounding charge brought against Pc after man injured by police dog

A police officer whose dog injured a member of the public has been charged with racially aggravated wounding.

West Midlands Police constable Paul Birch is accused of unlawfully and maliciously causing grievous bodily harm to a man who was with a group of travellers.

The ...

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Fifth of NHS providers missing all key national targets, study finds

Nearly one in five NHS hospital services have failed to hit any key national waiting-time targets in the last year, analysis shows.

An investigation by the BBC found that 29 hospital trusts and boards out of 157 across the UK had not hit a single target for a year.

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Help make life easier for electric vehicle owners, ministers told

Electric vehicle owners’ lives should be made easier by the creation of a universal standard for chargers, ministers have been told.

Conservative MP Bill Wiggin (North Herefordshire) warned there are “serious practical impediments” to running an electric car, ...

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Rain and snow to continue overnight before UK cold snap eases

Drivers have been urged to remain vigilant on the slippery roads as the wet, wintry weather lingers across the UK.

Rain, sleet and snow fell in Britain on Tuesday as a result of a cold blast coming from eastern Europe.

The Met Office said the foul weather will continue ...

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Nigel Levine banned for four years after positive drugs test

British sprinter Nigel Levine has been suspended from all sport for four years after testing positive for banned asthma drug clenbuterol, UK Anti-Doping has announced.

The 29-year-old tested positive for the prohibited substance following an out-of-competition test on November 24 ...

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The Grove pub in Blackburn could still re-open

THE owner of a dormant town centre pub is till hopeful he can bring it back into full-time use.

Chris Leksinski, 72, has owned The Grove on Church Street, Blackburn, since he bought the building and converted it into licensed premises in 1997.

For the last two years, he ...

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Tony Mowbray wants to see Rovers keep progressing

TONY Mowbray is keen to supplement his Rovers squad with a couple of new faces as he bids to maintain his side's strong start to the season.

Rovers return to action on Saturday at Preston in the first game after the international break.

A victory could take Rovers into the ...

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Tony Mowbray wants to see Rovers keep progressing

TONY Mowbray is keen to supplement his Rovers squad with a couple of new faces as he bids to maintain his side's strong start to the season.

Rovers return to action on Saturday at Preston in the first game after the international break.

A victory could take Rovers into the ...

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