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MPs will kill off prospect of no-deal Brexit next week, says Sir Vince Cable

MPs will “kill off” any prospect of a no-deal Brexit in crucial House of Commons votes next week, the Liberal Democrat leader has predicted.

Sir Vince Cable said he believed there was now a “sufficient number” of members opposed to  remove this as a ...

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MPs will kill off prospect of no-deal Brexit next week, says Sir Vince Cable

MPs will “kill off” any prospect of a no-deal Brexit in crucial House of Commons votes next week, the Liberal Democrat leader has predicted.

Sir Vince Cable said he believed there was now a “sufficient number” of members opposed to  remove this as a ...

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Place in hell for those who call for border poll without a plan, says Eastwood

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has said there would be a special place in hell for those who call for a referendum on Irish unity without a plan.

Mr Eastwood said a border poll should not be held until work to build a new and reconciled Ireland was completed.

Sinn Fein has ...

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Police force discriminated against white heterosexual male, tribunal rules

A police force which rejected a potential star recruit because he is a white heterosexual male has been found guilty of discrimination.

Matthew Furlong, 25, whose father is a serving detective inspector in Cheshire Police, had hoped to follow in his footsteps when he applied to join ...

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Tommy Robinson urges supporters to cancel TV licences in protest against BBC

Controversial activist Tommy Robinson called on supporters to cancel their TV licences as thousands gathered outside BBC headquarters for a demonstration.

The former English Defence League leader, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, held the protest to screen the film ...

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Mercurial Messi scores his 50th treble as Barcelona cement LaLiga top spot

Lionel Messi scored the 50th hat-trick of his career as Barcelona twice came from behind to defeat Sevilla 4-2 in LaLiga.

Messi’s goalscoring love affair with Sevilla continued at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium as he has now scored more goals against them than any ...

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Wood hopes to have earned his England place with or without Archer

Mark Wood is not letting the constant speculation about Jofra Archer keep him up at night but admits the Sussex paceman will be a “world class” option for England.

Archer’s imminent availability has loomed large over the ongoing tour of the Caribbean, not only ...

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Proud Cushing hails character of City players after penalty shoot-out triumph

Manchester City Women boss Nick Cushing expressed his pride in his players after they edged out Arsenal Women on penalties to win the Continental Cup final at Bramall Lane.

Cushing’s team defeated the Gunners 4-2 in the shoot-out – which saw City goalkeeper Karen ...

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Kovac acknowledges Bayern had to work hard to hurt Hertha

Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac admitted his side struggled to overcome a resilient Hertha Berlin side before Javi Martinez scored the only goal to give them a hard-fought 1-0 win.

Bayern drew level on points with Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund to give Kovac double reason to ...

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Magical Messi and his hat-trick heroics

Lionel Messi added another statistical landmark to his collection with the 50th hat-trick of his career in Barcelona’s 4-2 LaLiga win over Sevilla.

Barca trailed to goals from Jesus Navas and Gabriel Mercado but Messi equalised on each occasion, with his first goal a brilliant ...

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Tesco given trolley load of plastic by Greenpeace campaigners

GREEN activists handed back a trolley load of 'pointless plastic' to Tesco this morning.

Oxfordshire Greenpeace volunteers returned the packaging to Oxford Retail Park's Tesco as part of an anti-plastic campaign.

They gave back more than 100 pieces of single-use packaging, ...

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Karl Robinson hails Oxford United togetherness after vital away victory at Blackpool

KARL Robinson hailed Oxford United’s togetherness as they ended their long wait for a first away league win of the season.

Jordan Graham’s spectacular 40th-minute free-kick proved the difference as the U’s beat Blackpool 1-0 to climb out of the relegation zone. ...

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COLUMN: MP's pledge to help out during 'Victoria Volunteers' week

MY OFFICE is always busy. My staff and I answer the phone; write letters and emails on behalf of constituents; and organise surgeries to meet local people.

Casework ranges from streetlights and overgrown hedges to homelessness and immigration.

It can take the form of ...

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Didcot home with 'horrifying' BNP mural removed from Rightmove

RIGHTMOVE has removed a property listing from its website, after social media users complained that the advert showed a mural to the British National Party (BNP), which appeared to feature swastikas.

The artwork, which depicts the party's former leader Nick Griffin and the words ...

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Hundreds join march calling for justice over women’s pensions

Women from across Scotland have taken part in a demonstration in Glasgow calling for an end to state pension inequality.

An estimated 200 people marched from Festival Park, near Pacific Quay, to the Mary Barbour statue at Govan Cross on Saturday.

They were joined by ...

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Three charged after death of man in North Lanarkshire

Three men have been arrested and charged after the death of a man in North Lanarkshire.

Philip McMillan, 26, died after an incident at Sunnyside Crescent in Holytown, near Motherwell, on Friday.

The three, aged 22, 23 and 26, will appear at Hamilton Sheriff Court on ...

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French yellow vest protesters seek momentum on 15th week

Yellow vest protesters took to the streets across France on Saturday for a 15th straight weekend of demonstrations.

They tried to re-energise supporters while tamping down on the violence and anti-Semitism in the movement’s ranks.

Hundreds gathered at the Arc de ...

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Man found with head injuries outside petrol station

A man is in hospital after he was found with head injuries outside a petrol station in the early hours of Saturday.

Police were called to a report of the man, 25, being seriously injured on Glasgow Road in Clydebank at 2.45am.

He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University ...

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Mike Brown scores record-equalling try for Harlequins in win over Bristol

Mike Brown scored a record-equalling 89th try for Harlequins as they secured a bonus-point 36-26 victory over Bristol Bears to move back into third in the Gallagher Premiership.

Brown, who has played for Quins since 2005, was one of five try scorers at the Stoop as the hosts claimed ...

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France beat Scotland to secure first win of Guinness Six Nations

Scotland’s Guinness Six Nations campaign has been reduced to an exercise in damage limitation after failing to end their two-decade wait for a win in Paris.

France secured a 27-10 bonus-point win with tries from Romain Ntamack, Yoahn Huget and a late Gregory Alldritt brace as ...

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Exeter back at the summit with win over Newcastle

Exeter returned to the top of the Gallagher Premiership with a comfortable 35-17 victory over Newcastle at Sandy Park.

Chiefs scored five tries through Santiago Cordero, Jack Yeandle, Olly Woodburn, Nic White and Greg Holmes, with Gareth Steenson converting all five.

The ...

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