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History paints a bleak picture for Championship play-off final winners

Almost two-thirds of clubs promoted to the top flight via the play-offs since the introduction of one-off finals in 1990 have gone straight back down.

Derby, who face Aston Villa in Monday’s Championship play-off final, know very well how hard it can be to adjust after promotion via ...

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Luiz believes Sarri is doing amazing job at Chelsea

David Luiz has backed under-pressure Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, insisting the Italian is doing an amazing job.

Sarri has come in for heavy criticism this season with fans unhappy at his style of play, while a spectacular downturn in results saw them fall off the title pace.

They ...

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Seven-year switch secured - from a trainee to director

A LAWYER has risen from trainee to director in just seven years at a Blackburn practice.

Commercial property solicitor Oliver Bagnall, 33, began his WHN Solicitors career in 2012.

Qualifying in 2014, he became an associate last year before his latest elevation.

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From Berkshire to Bacup - with love

A COUPLE who came to East Lancashire just three months ago have established a disabled-friendly holiday experience.

Paul and Tina Wise, uprooted from Berkshire to Weir, near Bacup, to be nearer to their undergraduate children.

Aaron, 21, is studying physics at Liverpool ...

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Move to spread fitness support for addicts to Blackburn

A BLACKBURN businessman is launching a bid to bring a revolutionary fitness-based programme aimed at beating addiction to his home town.

Sales director Darren Smith brought up in Mill Hill, was so impressed by the 180 Project based at the Crossfit Clitheroe Gym on Primrose Business ...

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Jason Manford gig delayed as fire causes theatre evacuation

THE Lowry theatre was evacuated during a Jason Manford gig due to a mobile phone catching fire.

Hundreds of people were removed from the Salford-based theatre after a patron's mobile phone caught fire during the interval of his Muddle Class gig on Saturday evening.

The ...

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Marketing agency celebrates housing association deal win

A DIGITAL agency has secured a valuable tender with one of East Lancashire's major housing associations.

+24 Marketing has been named as the supplier of integrated marketing services for Burnley-based Calico.

Sam Keenan, their marketing manager, said: "We are delighted to ...

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Move to spread fitness support for addicts to Blackburn

A BLACKBURN businessman is launching a bid to bring a revolutionary fitness-based programme aimed at beating addiction to his home town.

Sales director Darren Smith brought up in Mill Hill, was so impressed by the 180 Project based at the Crossfit Clitheroe Gym on Primrose Business ...

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Mystery diner's verdict on the Sparrowhawk at Fence

LET’S be honest, the Sparrowhawk at Fence has got a head start over many establishments given its idyllic location and attractive exterior.

Nestling in the Pendle countryside it has always been a dining pub well worth making the effort to go to.

But given the rise of ...

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Mystery diner's verdict on the Sparrowhawk at Fence

LET’S be honest, the Sparrowhawk at Fence has got a head start over many establishments given its idyllic location and attractive exterior.

Nestling in the Pendle countryside it has always been a dining pub well worth making the effort to go to.

But given the rise of ...

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Trump plays down North Korean missile threat

Donald Trump has downplayed recent North Korean missile tests in an apparent contradiction of his national security adviser.

The US president tweeted from Tokyo that the tests are not a concern for him — even though they are for Japan.

Mr Trump also said North Korean leader Kim ...

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Golf and sumo wrestling on the agenda for Trump and Abe in Japan

Donald Trump flew in aboard the Marine One helicopter for a round of golf at Japan’s Mobara Country Club with prime minister Shinzo Abe.

Mr Abe is the US president’s closest friend among world leaders and it was the fifth time they had played golf together since Mr Trump took ...

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Tory leadership race: Who are the contenders and where do they stand on Brexit?

The race for Number 10 is heating up as several prominent Tories have thrown their hats in the ring for the top job.

Here are the main runners and riders, where they stand on Brexit and what they have had to say about their bid to take on the mantle of Conservative ...

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Find some backbone on Brexit – fast: Watson attacks Labour’s second ref stance

Labour must “find some backbone” and fully commit to supporting a second referendum on Brexit to have any chance of winning the next general election, the party’s deputy leader has said.

Tom Watson said he feared the results of the European elections would show voters had ...

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Toronto Raptors reach NBA Finals for first time

The Toronto Raptors will challenge the Golden State Warriors for the NBA crown after reaching the finals for the first time.

Scenes of jubilation broke out at the Scotiabank Arena on Saturday night after Kawhi Leonard led the home side to a 100-94 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks in the ...

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Holby star Mark Moraghan bringing Sunshine to The Lowry

MARK Moraghan is out to bring some sunshine to The Lowry next week.

The former Holby City and Emmerdale star is playing a key role in the new stage musical Little Miss Sunshine based on the award-winning movie.

And he admits that he has some pretty big shoes to fill as he ...

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Sir Mo Farah and Andrew Strauss join runners at Vitality Westminster Mile

Sir Mo Farah and former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss will be among the elite athletes, fun runners and charity fundraisers taking part in the Vitality Westminster Mile on Sunday.

Strauss will be joined by England’s ICC men’s World Cup squad, the Middlesex team and ...

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Find some backbone on Brexit – fast: Watson attacks Labour’s second ref stance

Labour must “find some backbone” and fully commit to supporting a second referendum on Brexit to have any chance of winning the next general election, the party’s deputy leader has said.

Tom Watson said he feared the results of the European elections would show voters had ...

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What the papers say – May 26

The battle to become the new prime minister is heating up and features on most of the front pages on Sunday.

The Sunday Times reports that Michael Gove is set to become the latest to enter the leadership race, throwing down the gauntlet to current front-runner Boris ...

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Tories and Labour braced for Europe poll backlash

Both the Conservatives and Labour are braced for a backlash from voters over Brexit as the results of the European elections are announced.

Opinion polls have suggested Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party could be on course for victory in the European contests, with results due to start ...

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Nicola Sturgeon to meet Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Dublin

Nicola Sturgeon will discuss business and cultural links between Ireland and Scotland on a visit to Dublin to promote trade.

Scotland’s First Minister will meet Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during the visit on Monday and host a round-table meeting with investors at Irish Employers and ...

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