Lancashire Telegraph

"To have him alongside me is great" - Charlie Mulgrew praises fellow Blackburn Rovers central defender Darragh Lenihan

CHARLIE Mulgrew believes Darragh Lenihan has found his home in the centre of Blackburn Rovers’ defence and backed the Irishman to succeed at the highest level.

Rovers have used 11 different central defensive partnerships so far this season, with Mulgrew and Lenihan the most popular since ...

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Animal cruelty complaints on the rise across Lancashire

THE number of animal cruelty cases increased in Lancashire last year, according to new figures.

The RSPCA investigated 5,475 separate incidents in the county, the sixth highest across the UK.

Around 4,800 cases were looked into the year before.

A total of 149,604 ...

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Memorial service celebrates life of Oswaldtwistle at St Christopher's CE school pupil Megan Lee

A MEMORIAL to celebrate the life of Oswaldtwistle teenager Megan Lee who died after suffering a severe allergic reaction was unveiled during a special service at her school.

Friends, family and staff gathered at St Christopher’s CE High School in Accrington to remember the ...

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'I have been let down' - former Lancashire doctor’s four-year ‘horrible ordeal’ ends

A DOCTOR who has been involved in a four-year 'ordeal' after being accused of mistreating patients at a surgery has spoken of the effect the case has had on his family.

Dr Abiodun Bale has been told by the Court of Appeal he was free to return to work after the incidents at Hyndburn ...

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Blackburn town centre pub to reopen by Easter weekend - with giant sports screen

A BLACKBURN town centre pub is set to reopen after six months.

The Adelphi in Railway Road could open its doors as early as the weekend of April 15 after it was taken over by new licensee Ben Barker.

The 24-year-old, from Chorley, runs a series of venues in the town ...

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Michael Keane: Sean Dyche and Burnley helped me realise my international dream

MICHAEL Keane paid tribute to the work Sean Dyche, Ian Woan and Tony Loughlan have done with him at Burnley in helping him realise his international dream.

The Clarets centre-back believes he has come on ‘leaps and bounds’ in his time at Turf Moor since joining from Manchester ...

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Second office block on the cards for Blackburn town centre

A SECOND office complex for Blackburn's Cathedral Quarter is on the cards after it was revealed the first block's five floors of workspace have been fully let.

Agreements to lease the top two storeys of the office building opposite the Railway Station to major companies are set to ...

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Spain benefit from video referee in victory against France

Video replays took centre stage as Spain beat France 2-0 in a friendly at the Stade de France.

German referee Felix Zwayer made full use of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system being trialled by FIFA as an opening goal for the hosts was disallowed for offside, while an incorrect flag ...

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Anthony Joshua: Spell at Nigerian boarding school was good for me

Anthony Joshua will be Britain’s highest-profile fighter when he faces Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley next month, but he was very nearly lost to a boarding school in Nigeria.

The IBF heavyweight champion, whose full name is Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua, joined his Nigerian mother ...

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Welsh wife of Elysee hopeful Francois Fillon handed ‘fraud’ charges

The British wife of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon is facing preliminary charges over well-paid parliamentary jobs that investigators suspect she never performed.

Penelope Fillon, who originally comes from Abergavenny in Wales, was charged with “misuse of public ...

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UK set to begin ‘momentous journey’ to life outside EU

Britain will take the first step on its “momentous journey” to a future outside the European Union when Theresa May launches divorce proceedings that will bring to an end a relationship of more than 40 years.

The Prime Minister has signed the letter that starts the formal exit ...

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Fabian Cowdrey leaves Kent by mutual consent

Kent have announced the departure of Fabian Cowdrey.

The 24-year-old, whose father Chris and grandfather Colin played for both Kent and England, has left the club by mutual consent.

Canterbury-born Cowdrey advanced through the Kent Academy and made his first-class debut for the ...

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Magnusson’s first-half effort proves enough as Iceland edge Republic of Ireland

Hordur Magnusson’s first-half free-kick was enough to hand Iceland a friendly victory over the Republic of Ireland as Martin O’Neill’s understudies learned just how far they have to go.

The Bristol City full-back curled home a 21st-minute free-kick to secure a 1-0 win at ...

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Donald Trump signs order to roll back Barack Obama’s ‘clean’ energy plan

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that he said would revive the coal industry and create jobs.

The move makes good on his campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama’s plan to curb global warming.

(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP/PA)

The order ...

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In pictures: Duchess of Cambridge dazzles guests at gallery event

The Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the National Portrait Gallery for a glittering reception.

Video: The Duchess of Cambridge arriving at the National Portrait Gallery @NPGLondon dressed in a Temperley gown. pic.twitter.com/WlngB9gnMA

— Catherine Wylie (@wyliecatherine) March ...

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Donald Trump axes Obama climate change policies

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order rolling back Barack Obama’s efforts to combat climate change.

Mr. Trump, you cannot run a government by rejecting science. Listen to the scientific community, not the CEOs of the fossil fuel industry. ...

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Donald Trump axes Obama climate change policies

US president Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will roll back many of former president Barack Obama’s efforts to curb global warming.

The order is aimed at helping spur American energy jobs.

(Evan Vucci/AP/PA)

The president signed the order at the ...

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Wakefield head coach Chris Chester signs two-year contract extension

Wakefield have announced a two-year contract extension for head coach Chris Chester.

The 38-year-old former Hull KR boss has been in charge of Trinity for just over 12 months and guided them to the top eight of Super League in his first season as well as the semi-finals of the Challenge ...

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Channel 4 relocation outside London ‘would be highly damaging’

Channel 4 has warned that forcing it to move outside of London “would be highly damaging” after the Government announced the broadcaster will remain publicly owned, but faces being relocated.

How it spends money and where it is based is being reviewed to make sure it is ...

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Widow of Westminster killer requests privacy for family as she condemns attack

The widow of Westminster attacker Khalid Masood has said she is “saddened and shocked” by the atrocity and “condemns” his actions.

Rohey Hydara spoke out after Masood’s mother, Janet Ajao, said she had “shed many tears” for her son’s ...

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REVIEW: New York Tourists, Deaf Institute, Manchester

BLACKBURN rockers, New York Tourists, continued their meteoric rise through the Manchester music scene on Saturday at the Deaf Institute.

Playing to a near-capacity crowd, the indie-pop outfit brought their exciting set to the city, owning the stage and claiming the audience, many ...

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