Lancashire Telegraph

Suspect was paid for ‘prank’ attack on Kim’s half-brother

The Indonesian suspect in the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half-brother was paid 90 dollars (£72) to help carry out the attack involving VX nerve agent, said Indonesia’s deputy ambassador to Malaysia.

But deputy ambassador Andriano Erwin repeated Siti ...

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Scottish nationalism is same as racism, London mayor claims

The Labour mayor of London has likened Scottish nationalism to racism, insisting that there is “no difference” between them and those who try to “divide us on the basis of our background, race or religion”.

Sadiq Khan spoke out ahead of a speech to the Scottish ...

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Claude Puel backs Southampton defence to cope with Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Southampton manager Claude Puel has backed his patched-up defence to deal with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Saints are without key defender Virgil van Dijk for Sunday’s Wembley showdown with Manchester United in the EFL Cup final.

Instead teenager Jack Stephens, who is almost half ...

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3,000 trees to be planted at Gorpley Reservoir near Bacup and Todmorden to cut risk of flooding

A MAJOR tree-planting exercise is set to take place between Bacup and Todmorden - in a bid to head off future flooding headaches.

Utility bosses are planning to install an initial 3,000 trees in the South Pennine, above Gorpley Reservoir, to begin the exercise.


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Illegal air pollution levels endangering health of London children

Tens of thousands of children in a quarter of all London’s schools are exposed to illegal levels of air pollution that can cause permanent damage to their health, a study has found.

Pupils at 802 of the capital’s schools, including a third of nurseries, are routinely breathing ...

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Rail operators accused of ‘smokescreen’ to prevent passenger compensation claims

Train companies are failing to properly inform passengers about their rights, a consumer group has claimed.

Operators are using industry-wide terms and conditions as a “smokescreen” to stop delayed travellers claiming compensation for expenses including missed flights, taxi ...

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Transport Secretary urges buyers to think twice about opting for diesel

Drivers should think long and hard before buying a diesel car, the Transport Secretary has said.

Chris Grayling suggested motorists should consider buying a low-emission vehicle rather than spending their money on a diesel.

His intervention follows reports the Government is ...

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'We won't be going for fish and chips' - Burnley boss Sean Dyche has no plans to change away day routine

SEAN Dyche will not change Burnley’s away game routine ahead of a four game run of road trips for the Clarets.

Dyche’s side will look to improve on a record of one point from 11 Premier League away games this season over the next month.

That starts with a trip to the ...

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Sean Dyche hails Joey Barton's attitude and influence since Burnley return

SEAN Dyche has hailed Joey Barton’s influence and attitude at Burnley after branding last week’s controversies as ‘pantomime stuff’.

Barton hit the headlines for a couple of off-the-ball clashes with Lincoln’s Matt Rhead and Terry Hawkridge during the FA Cup defeat at Turf ...

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Olympian Dame Sarah Storey visits Hapton CE/Methodist Primary School at launch of Healthy Hapton

YOUNGSTERS got a special visit from Olympian Dame Sarah Storey as a school launched a new healthy living scheme.

The multiple gold medal winning road and track racing cyclist popped in to see children at Hapton CE/Methodist Primary School and St Anne's RC Primary School in ...

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Three face slavery charges after raid on bunker cannabis farm

Three men have been charged with slavery offences after police discovered a cannabis farm in an underground nuclear bunker.

Martin Fillery, 45, Plamen Nguyen, 27, and Ross Winter, 30, will appear in court on Saturday accused of conspiracy to produce the Class B drug, Wiltshire Police ...

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Jodie Foster joins rally against Trump travel ban

Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster told demonstrators it is “our time to resist” as she joined a rally opposing US president Donald Trump’s proposed travel ban, two days before the Academy Awards.

She spoke to demonstrators gathered outside the Beverly Hills headquarters ...

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Ryan Palmer and Wesley Bryan share halfway lead at Honda Classic

Ryan Palmer and Wesley Bryan are the joint leaders at the halfway stage of the Honda Classic in Palm Beach.

Palmer, chasing a fourth PGA Tour title, shot a five-under-par 65, with Bryan going round in two more, as both sit on nine under after the opening two rounds.

Palmer struck ...

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Woodnook regeneration project scoops prestigious prize

THE Woodnook regeneration project in Accrington has collected a prize at a regional awards ceremony.

Hyndburn Council and developer PlaceFirst won the ‘Public/Private Partnership of the Year Award’ at the Insider North West Residential Property Awards.


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St Oswald’s RC Primary School praised for progress

A SCHOOL in Accrington has been praised for ranking in the top three per cent of schools for pupil progress.

St Oswald’s RC Primary School received the rating for the progress students make between Key Stage One and the end of Key Stage Two in reading, writing and maths.


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Padiham Town Hall refurbishment plan approved

A PLAN to refurbish Padiham Town Hall and protect it from flooding in the future has been approved.

Members of Burnley Council’s planning committee voted on the proposal on Thursday, January 26, and listed building consent was granted this week.


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Blackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley coroner to retire after 23 years

A CORONER, who said he ‘felt blessed’ to have had his dream job, is set to retire after 23 years in the role.

Michael Singleton, senior coroner for Blackburn, Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley, will leave his post at the end of June.


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Woman suffers serious head injuries in A59 crash

A 24-year-old woman suffered serious head injuries after a car crash in the Ribble Valley on Friday night.

The car she was driving rolled several times before stopping in a lay-by, police said.

Officers are now appealing for witnesses after the incident which happened on ...

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Labour ‘further from power than any time in my life’, says David Miliband

Labour under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership is further from power than any time in the last 50 years, David Miliband has said.

As Mr Corbyn made clear he is determined to continue as Labour leader despite a humiliating defeat in the Copeland by-election, Mr Miliband said he was ...

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Anger as Trump’s press chief bars UK news outlets from White House briefing

Donald Trump’s press secretary has barred news organisations, including the BBC, from a White House press briefing.

The Guardian and The Daily Mail were also blocked from the meeting on Friday in a move that has angered supporters of a free press’s role in a ...

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Squatters near Buckingham Palace braced for eviction over ‘security risk’

Squatters shacked up in a grand building metres away from Buckingham Palace are gearing themselves up for the looming prospect of eviction.

Activists were branded a possible risk to the Queen’s security for occupying the seven-storey property on Buckingham Gate, in the shadow of the ...

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