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Bottles and cans deposit return scheme can create new jobs, minister says

Scotland’s planned deposit return scheme for drinks containers could help boost jobs, the Environment Secretary has said.

Roseanna Cunningham said the Government would announce the next steps in the scheme’s design shortly as she visited a Coca-Cola bottling plant in ...

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Footballer has important warning after colonoscopy Twitter thread goes viral

Ireland footballer Jonathan Walters has said getting tested for bowel cancer could be the difference between whether or not he sees his “little son” and two girls grow up.

The Burnley striker, whose mother Helen Brady died aged 40 from bowel cancer, said he had been ...

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Homicides increase by 14% as knife crime rises

Homicides have increased by 14% in a year while offences involving a knife are up by 8%, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

Official data shows there were 90 more homicides recorded by the police in England and Wales in the year to September 2018, ...

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More than one in 10 secondary schools under-performing

More than 300 secondary schools in England are under-performing, official figures suggest.

New data shows that 11.6% of state-funded mainstream schools – in total 346 – fell below the Government’s minimum standards in 2018.

In 2017, 365 schools fell below ...

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Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd may contest extradition from Georgia – lawyer

Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd may fight the extradition process, his lawyer has confirmed, despite handing himself in to police in Georgia.

The 31-year-old surrendered at a police station in the capital, Tbilisi, on Wednesday – six months after he was convicted of killing ...

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Boyzone's farewell tour: 'We wanted to go out on our own terms'

[STANDFIRST] The end is nigh for Irish boyband Boyzone, as they release their last album and prepare to hit the road on their farewell tour. We speak to the band's Ronan Keating and Keith Duffy about how they came to the emotional decision to say goodbye, and how their late co-star Stephen ...

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Guardiola backs Mendy for key role at Manchester City for rest of season

Pep Guardiola hopes Benjamin Mendy can play a key role for Manchester City in the remainder of the season.

The French left-back made his latest comeback from injury as a second-half substitute in the second leg of City’s Carabao Cup semi-final stroll against Burton on ...

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Henry in rallying call to Monaco in wake of Metz defeat

Thierry Henry gave a rallying call to Monaco in the wake of their 3-1 Coupe de France defeat at home to Metz amid reports he will be sacked.

The former France international has suffered a wretched start to his managerial career at Stade Louis II with the side second from bottom in ...

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Nadal bulldozes way past Tsitsipas and into Australian Open final

Rafael Nadal ended the run of exciting young Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in brutal fashion to reach his 25th grand slam final.

Tsitsipas was looking to become only the third man after Juan Martin del Potro and Novak Djokovic to beat both Roger Federer and Nadal at the same slam but was ...

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Blackburn Rovers v Hull City: Pre-match talking points

Rovers reporter Rich Sharpe picks out three talking points ahead of the visit of Hull City.

FULL BACK TESTS

HULL are in red-hot form with 25 goals in their last nine matches.

Key to that has been the form of duo Jarrod Bowen, operating from the right wing, and ...

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Blackburn Rovers v Hull City: Pre-match talking points

Rovers reporter Rich Sharpe picks out three talking points ahead of the visit of Hull City.

FULL BACK TESTS

HULL are in red-hot form with 25 goals in their last nine matches.

Key to that has been the form of duo Jarrod Bowen, operating from the right wing, and ...

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Graduate, 36, hosts 'rare insects' photo exhibition in Manchester

A GRADUATE from Blackburn College will be holding a six-month photography exhibition at Manchester Museum, starting this weekend.

Martin Wilson's display, which will run from Saturday, January 26 to July 31, involves showcasing the ‘red list’ of rare and endangered ...

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Asda Accrington donates over £7,000 to disability charity

A DISABILITY group has received a major funding boost from a local supermarket.

Community Solutions North West, based in Accrington, has received a donation of £7,621 from the Asda Foundation, which will go towards upgrading their facilities to make them more user-friendly for ...

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NOSTALGIA: Blackburn dance hall hosts Northern Soul music night

MUSIC fans were disappointed about an evening devoted to Northern Soul's favourite sounds at a Blackburn dance hall.

This picture, taken on March 14, 1979, shows one of the audience members, which numbered around 200 and ranged in age from youngsters to over 20s.

The event ...

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Kaiser Chiefs 'raring to go' as they prepare for Blackburn show

AS Kaiser Chiefs prepare to play their first show in Blackburn next week, bassist Simon Rix, admits that the date will be a special one for the band.

“I’m really looking forward to playing Blackburn as we haven’t played there before,” he said. ...

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Stanley's Sam Finley accepts FA charge - but Reds boss says midfielder did not catch Charlton striker

ACCRINGTON Stanley midfielder Sam Finley has accepted his charge of violent conduct from the Football Association for an alleged stamp on Lyle Taylor at Charlton Athletic last weekend.

The 26-year-old is waiting to hear whether he will be suspended for the visit of Derby County in ...

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Author Diana Athill has died at the age of 101

Author Diana Athill, known for her frank accounts of her life, has died at the age of 101, publisher Granta announced.

The writer and hugely respected editor, who died on Wednesday night after a short illness, published eight memoirs.

She wrote about her passions ...

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Possibility of a second Brexit referendum has ‘somewhat increased’, says Blair

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has said there is now more than a 50% chance that a second Brexit referendum could be held.

Asked if he stood by his previous statement that there was a “50/50 percent chance” of second referendum, Mr Blair said: “No I would say ...

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Possibility of a second Brexit referendum has ‘somewhat increased’, says Blair

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has said there is now more than a 50% chance that a second Brexit referendum could be held.

Asked if he stood by his previous statement that there was a “50/50 percent chance” of second referendum, Mr Blair said: “No I would say ...

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What is antimicrobial resistance and how can it be tackled?

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has warned that antimicrobial resistances is as big a threat to humanity as climate change.

– What is antimicrobial resistance?

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when bugs – including bacteria and viruses – no longer ...

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Alex Salmond arrested and charged by police

Former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond has been arrested and charged by police.

No further details of the charge against the 64-year-old have been released.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “We can confirm that a 64-year-old man has been arrested and charged, ...

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