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Charles formally welcomed to Cuba with honour guard in Havana

The Prince of Wales has been formally welcomed to Cuba by its president as the royal visit was hailed as a boost to Britain’s post-Brexit ambitions.

President Miguel Diaz-Canel and his wife Lis Cuesta greeted Charles and Camilla on Monday evening at the end of their first full ...

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Reduce sitting down time to cut UK deaths, researchers say

Thousands of UK deaths could be avoided every year if people reduce the amount of time spent sitting down, new research suggests.

More than one in 10 (11.6%) deaths in the country were linked to prolonged sedentary behaviour in 2016, according to analysis published in the Journal of ...

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Football rumours from the media

Yannick Carrasco wants to return to Europe and Arsenal would be interested in signing the Belgium winger, the Daily Mirror reports. The 25-year-old left Atletico Madrid for Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang last February.

Manchester United will offer Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a ...

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Portland clinch play-off spot but lose Nurkic to serious-looking injury

The Portland Trail Blazers needed two periods of overtime to beat the Brooklyn Nets and secure a play-off place – but it came at a cost.

Starting centre Jusuf Nurkic had scored 32 points and claimed 16 rebounds in the 148-144 victory but suffered a leg injury in the second ...

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Man left with black eye after assault at Ramsgreave and Wilpshire railway station

A MAN suffered a black eye in an assault at a railway station.

British Transport Police (BTP) said the assault happened at Ramsgreave and Wilpshire Railway Station shortly before 5.45pm on March 23 (Saturday).

An investigation into the assault is now underway.

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How alco-tags are helping in battle against domestic abuse in East Lancs

NEW alco-tags - which can monitor the booze intake of offenders - are proving effective in the battle against domestic violence.

Trials are being conducted across East Lancashire for SCRAM - Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor - to keep tracks on problem drinkers.

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Police find 37 cannabis plants in building behind town centre shops

POLICE officers have found 37 cannabis plants in a building behind a row of shops in Blackburn town centre.

Two police vans were seen in Northgate, close to Hugo's Mexican restaurant and the CEX computer game exchange store last week.

Officers were called to an unoccupied ...

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Blackburn nursery addresses assault claim between two toddlers

A NURSERY school have sent out a letter calming the fears of parents after allegations of an incident between two children.

In paperwork seen by the Lancashire Telegraph, Longshaw Nursery School’s headteacher Andrea Batley assured parents that a ‘thorough and ...

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London to Perth flight ‘exceeds expectations’ one year after launch

A non-stop flight between the UK and Australia has “exceeded expectations” one year on from its historic launch.

Qantas’ service between the city of Perth, on the west coast of Australia, and London Heathrow became the UK’s longest non-stop regular passenger ...

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Conor McGregor announces retirement

Former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor has announced his retirement from the sport.

The Irishman, who finishes with 21-4 record, said on his Twitter account on Tuesday morning that he had decided to call it a day and wished his former colleagues well. ...

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Bomb squad called as recycling centre closed: 'Hazardous material' found

A RECYCLING centre has been closed after 'hazardous material' was found.

Haslingden Recycling Centre near Clough End Road has been shut for several hours.

A police spokesman said hazardous material was found on the site.

A Lancashire County Council ...

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Bomb squad called as recycling centre closed: 'Hazardous material' found

A RECYCLING centre has been closed after 'hazardous material' was found.

Haslingden Recycling Centre near Clough End Road has been shut for several hours.

A police spokesman said hazardous material was found on the site.

A Lancashire County Council ...

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Date announced for Darwen's market square opening

DARWEN'S new market square is set to open in May.

The £1.5million project, which will boast a square big enough to hold large-scale outdoor events, will be officially opened on Saturday, May 11.

The work includes a landscaped area, seating and the potential for new ...

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Barred pub 'regular' drank from beer tap then pleasured himself in front of women in booth

A PUB customer was caught on CCTV with his trousers round his ankles masturbating.

Blackburn magistrates heard Harley Clayton Whitehead pleasured himself in a booth in the Bees Knees in Blackburn.

He was sitting in a booth with three females but could be seen by other ...

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Stalemate and humiliation: How the papers have reacted to Brexit developments

The ongoing drama in Westminster continues to capture headlines as Britain’s national newspapers give their verdicts on the latest Brexit developments.

On another significant day on Monday, MPs seized control of the Brexit agenda, three pro-EU ministers quit the Government and ...

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Fighting between Israel and Gaza enters a second day

Israeli aircraft have bombed targets across the Gaza Strip and Gaza militants fired rockets into Israel as cross-border fighting enters a second day.

The latest violence was triggered by a surprise rocket fired early Monday from Gaza, a territory ruled since 2007 by the Islamic ...

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Montenegro should face stadium ban for racist abuse, says Sterling

Raheem Sterling has called for Montenegro to be hit with a stadium ban after England players were subjected to racist abuse on Monday night.

The Three Lions won 5-1 in Podgorica’s Gradski Stadion to continue their fine start to Euro 2020 qualification.

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UEFA due to launch inquiry after racist abuse in Montenegro v England match

UEFA is set to launch an investigation after Montenegrin fans racially abused England’s players on a night that left manager Gareth Southgate disgusted.

Monday was always likely to be a difficult evening for the Three Lions, whose players were made aware of what could lie in ...

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Staffing crisis at new Blackburn school

AN EDUCATION committee chairman spoke out against staffing concerns at the newly formed Witton Park Secondary School.

Councillor Alexander Carus called for more faith in the Witton Park School, with over 1,100 students at the new establishment. But. the school was hit by 12 ...

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Darwen nursery offering free childcare so mums can go for smear tests

A nursery is offering mums an hour's free childcare so they can go for a smear test.

Kerry Ann Bateson from Safe & Sound Nursery and Kidz Club said she wanted to encourage mums to go for cervical screening after discovering that since January, more than 9000 women in the borough ...

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Date announced for Darwen's market square opening

DARWEN'S new market square is set to open in May.

The £1.5million project, which will boast a square big enough to hold large-scale outdoor events, will be officially opened on Saturday, May 11.

The work includes a landscaped area, seating and the potential for new ...

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