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Dozens injured during clashes at Israel-Gaza border

Dozens of Palestinians have been injured during protests along the border with Israel, Gaza’s Health Ministry has said.

It said most of the 86 people injured were treated for tear gas inhalation, while some sustained gunshot wounds.

Israel’s military said Palestinians tried to ...

2018-05-25 21:08 open_in_new
Strong turnout reported in Irish abortion referendum

Votes continue to be cast in Ireland’s abortion referendum amid reports of strong turnout numbers in many parts of the country.

Polls close at 10pm, with 6,500 voting centres across the state likely to witness the traditional evening surge in people arriving to vote after ...

2018-05-25 21:08 open_in_new
Barnier calls for ‘realism’ over post-Brexit EU-UK relationship

The European Union’s Brexit negotiator has called for “realism” over the terms of the future relationship between the UK and Brussels.

Michel Barnier’s comments came after claims from EU officials that Britain has a “fantasy” approach to the talks sparked ...

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Boy, 13, appears in court in connection with ‘murder’ of schoolgirl

A 13-year-old boy has appeared in court charged with the murder of a schoolgirl in Ireland.

The teenager, who can not be identified, appeared at a special sitting of Dublin District Children’s Court on Friday evening charged over the death of Anastasia Kriegel, 14.

She was found ...

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Derelict Carlisle hotel in 'critically dangerous' condition as cranes leave site

Two huge cranes drafted in to help carry out vital work on Carlisle's dilapidated Central Plaza Hotel have been removed.

Carlisle City Council has confirmed that the works have been suspended and the giant cranes, which have been in place since Monday, have gone.

A council statement ...

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Brazilian lorry drivers’ strike will end by force, president warns

Thousands of Brazilian lorry drivers have been warned a continuing strike over rising fuel prices will end by force, after drivers blocked roads, leading to school closures and flight cancellations.

President Michel Temer said security forces would clear the roads if necessary.

The ...

2018-05-25 21:08 open_in_new
Beware of burglars this bank holiday - Cumbria Police

Residents across north Cumbria are being urged to be vigilant of opportunist thieves this bank holiday.

Police say a spell of nice weather like the one forecast this weekend can lead thieves to target part of houses that occupants can't see.

People are reminded to keep doors and ...

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Corbyn told about Brexit fears during N Ireland border visit

Jeremy Corbyn quipped that fish recognised no borders during his fleeting visit on Friday.

The Labour leader also expressed concern about protecting environmental standards after Brexit while standing on a bridge over the River Foyle for photographs and selfies.

Hauliers sounded ...

2018-05-25 20:05 open_in_new
Liverpool fans set to miss Champions League final after mayor admits defeat

Liverpool fans whose flights to watch their side in the Champions League final in Ukraine were cancelled face bitter disappointment after the city’s mayor said he had been unable to resolve the “utter shambles” in time.

Almost 1,000 supporters face missing the game of a lifetime ...

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95-year-old man arrested over death of carer

A 95-year-old man has been arrested over the death of a woman who was working as a carer in north London.

The 61-year-old woman was taken to hospital on Thursday morning with head injuries, but died just before 11am on Friday morning.

Scotland Yard said detectives believe she was ...

2018-05-25 20:05 open_in_new
Use of military grade agent in spy poisoning not possible, says Putin

Vladimir Putin has questioned the UK’s explanation around the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal, saying the use of a military grade agent “is not possible” as its victims would have died “immediately”.

Asked by Press Association chief executive Clive Marshall to explain who ...

2018-05-25 20:05 open_in_new
United Utilities to close West Cumbrian road

Two weeks of roadworks are set to begin on a West Cumbrian road on next week.

A 200m stretch of the C2030 at Ullock is set to be closed by United Utilities from the junction with the A5086.

Diversions will be in place via the C4006. Pedestrian access will be maintained.

The ...

2018-05-25 20:05 open_in_new
Ex-minister’s aide hits out at police and CPS after being cleared of sex assault

A former special adviser to Sir Michael Fallon who was acquitted of sexual assault has said there are “serious issues” about the way the case was handled.

Richard Holden said it was a “travesty” that the case against him had been pursued and it added to concerns about the actions ...

2018-05-25 20:05 open_in_new
Police appeal for missing Carlisle man, 29

Police are appealing for help to trace a man missing from Carlisle.

James Fargher, 29, was last seen at approximately 1.40pm today on Cumwhinton Drive, Harraby.

He is described as 5ft 10 inches tall, with short blonde hair.

When last seen he was wearing a full Liverpool FC ...

2018-05-25 20:05 open_in_new
Carlisle hospital parking firm suspended by DVLA

The private firm that polices Carlisle's hospital car park is currently suspended by the DVLA, it has emerged.

It means that UKPC, which operates the car parks at the Cumberland Infirmary and West Cumberland Hospital, can not currently obtain owner details of any vehicles it issues ...

2018-05-25 20:05 open_in_new
Fire crews rescue second sheep from bridge in week

A “very curious and brave” flock of sheep is keeping firefighters busy, with two animals rescued from the same 20ft high bridge within a week.

The first sheep got into a baa-d situation on Sunday when it got stuck on a ledge under a road bridge, and RSPCA officers said ca-lamb-ity ...

2018-05-25 19:02 open_in_new
Grinning Harvey Weinstein arrives at court to face multiple sex charges

Harvey Weinstein will face trial after being charged with rape.

The disgraced film producer, making his first public appearance since October, spoke only to confirm he understood the charges which involve two separate women.

It is the first time Weinstein has faced criminal charges ...

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Till confident of stopping Thompson in ‘very emotional’ homecoming

Darren Till is confident of inflicting a first stoppage defeat of Stephen Thompson’s professional career this weekend on what is set to be a “very emotional” occasion for the Liverpudlian.

Till’s clash against American Thompson headlines on Sunday as Liverpool’s Echo Arena hosts ...

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Romania striker Florin Andone agrees to join Brighton

Brighton have agreed a deal to sign Deportivo La Coruna striker Florin Andone for an undisclosed fee.

The Romania international will join the Premier League club on a five-year contract when the window for international transfers opens on June 8.

The 25-year-old scored 18 goals in 69 ...

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Liverpool mayor braces football fans trying to get to Kiev for disappointment

Liverpool’s mayor has said his bid to get football fans to Kiev for the Reds’ clash with Real Madrid is “really not looking good” after he was unable to find a crew for a back-up plane.

Almost 1,000 fans face missing the game of a lifetime after operator Worldchoice Sports ...

2018-05-25 19:02 open_in_new
Hotly-tipped rock trio The Kut heading to Carlisle on new album tour

RENOWNED London rock trio The Kut will be appearing in Cumbria later this summer.

The all-girl outfit, tipped as one of Kerrang! Magazine’s Breakthrough Acts of the Year, will be headlining at The Brickyard, in Carlisle, on Thursday August 9.

The tour comes in the wake of the ...

2018-05-25 19:02 open_in_new