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Woman arrested over Manchester bombing after armed police search flats

A woman has been arrested in connection with the Manchester bombing after armed police swarmed a block of flats in the north of the city.

Residents heard a “huge bang” as officers carrying firearms raided an address in Blackley on Wednesday evening.

Greater Manchester ...

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Great Manchester Run to go ahead but Chelsea’s parade off after terror attack

The Great Manchester Run will go ahead on Sunday following discussions over security.

Organisers believe the decision to press ahead with Europe’s largest 10-kilometre race, which will be held alongside a separate half-marathon, can show Manchester’s resilience in the wake of ...

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Lionel Messi loses Supreme Court appeal over tax fraud conviction

Lionel Messi has lost his Supreme Court appeal over a tax fraud conviction in Spain.

The court confirmed the 21-month prison sentence handed to Messi for defrauding tax authorities of 4.1 million euro (£3.5 million) from 2007-09.

He is not expected to go to prison because sentences ...

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Ryan rejects Trump’s branding of Comey as ‘nut job’

House Speaker Paul Ryan has rejected President Donald Trump’s assessment that former FBI director James Comey is a “nut job”.

“Yeah, I don’t agree with that. And he’s not,” Mr Ryan told the Axios website.

Mr Ryan said he likes Mr Comey, who ...

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Pledge of free breakfasts for pupils could cost more than £60m, Tories admit

A Conservative pledge to offer all primary school children a free breakfast could cost more than £60 million, the party has acknowledged.

The price could escalate if many more youngsters than expected take up the offer, a spokesman said, although he added that evidence suggests that ...

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Manchester bomber’s brother aware of attack plans, says Libyan security force

The brother of the alleged Manchester bomber had links to the Islamic State group and was aware of his brother’s plans, a Libyan security force said.

The Special Deterrent anti-terror force said in a statement on its Facebook page that the arrest of Hashim Abedi took place in Tripoli ...

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Thames Water's Tilehurst Water Tower is 85 years old but still in use

AN ICONIC landmark has been standing tall over Reading for 85 years. 

But how many people really know why the Tilehurst Water Tower is there or what it does?

To mark the 85th anniversary of the 40-metre high water tower’s construction, Thames Water climbed the 169 steps to the top ...

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Councillor Rose Williams will assume the role after retiring mayor Mohammed Ayub's year in charge

COUNCILLOR Rose Williams has been sworn in as the town’s new mayor following a ceremony at Reading Town Hall.

Retiring leader, Councillor Mohammed Ayub, gave a speech at the council’s Annual General Meeting in The Concert Hall on Wednesday evening, wishing the new mayor the best ...

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Gilles Simon sees off Kyle Edmund to reach quarter-finals of Lyon Open

Gilles Simon came from behind to beat Britain’s Kyle Edmund 3-6 7-5 6-4 to secure a place in the quarter-finals of the Lyon Open.

The British number two had continued his momentum from Tuesday’s victory over Brazilian Thiago Monteiro by forcing an early break to lead 3-1 and ...

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Eoin Morgan leads the way as England set South Africa target of 340

Eoin Morgan’s 10th one-day century for England provided the backbone as the hosts posted 339 for six in the first match of the Royal London One-Day Series against South Africa.

Morgan’s 107 at Headingley was a real captain’s contribution, paced intelligently over 93 balls ...

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Pierre Rolland breaks clear to win 17th stage of Giro d’Italia

Frenchman Pierre Rolland broke clear to claim a superb win in the 17th stage of the Giro d’Italia.

Rolland got clear of the pack eight kilometres from the end of the 219km stage from Tirano to Canazei and was not challenged as he powered to victory.

His triumph delivered a ...

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Twenty being treated for ‘horrific injuries’ following Manchester attack

Some 20 people are being treated for “horrific injuries” in critical care following the Manchester attack, a senior NHS official has said.

Jon Rouse, chief officer of the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, confirmed that some people have life-threatening ...

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National General Election campaigning to resume on Friday

General Election campaigning will get back under way nationally on Friday after a three-day pause in respect for the victims of the Manchester bomb.

Conservatives, Labour, Greens and the Scottish National Party all announced they will restart low-key local campaigning on Thursday, before ...

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Suspect arrested in Wigan in connection with Manchester terror attack

Armed police swooped on a street in Wigan as they made the fifth arrest in the investigation into the Manchester bombing.

The town centre was in lockdown as officers carrying automatic weapons carried out the raid.

Witnesses say a man was tackled to the ground in Upper Dicconson ...

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Minute's silence for Manchester terror victims at Reading's Championship final on Monday

A MINUTE'S silence will be held at the start of Monday's Championship play-off final in commemoration of the victims of the Manchester terror attack. 

Royals are set to tak on Huddersfield in the £170m match. 

In a show of respect, there will be a minute's silence and teams will ...

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Per Mertesacker unsure if he is fit enough to play in FA Cup final

Arsenal’s Per Mertesacker has revealed he has no idea if he is fit enough to play in Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea but has had to prepare himself to do so.

The club captain, 32, is in contention to start with Laurent Koscielny suspended, Gabriel Paulista injured and ...

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We won’t be broken by terror, say Man United fans as supporters unite

Manchester United fans stood unbowed in the wake of the attack that rocked their city, with supporters uniting at home and abroad ahead of the Europa League final.

A long, arduous continental campaign comes to a conclusion on Wednesday evening as Jose Mourinho’s men take on Ajax at ...

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Lewis Hamilton driven to commemorate Manchester victims in Monaco

Lewis Hamilton has vowed to carry the victims of the Manchester terror attack in his heart as Formula One prepares to mark its respects at the Monaco Grand Prix.

I am praying for all those affected in Manchester and their loved ones ????????

— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) ...

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Thames Water's Tilehurst Water Tower is 85 years old but still in use

AN ICONIC landmark has been standing tall over Reading for 85 years. 

But how many people really know why the Tilehurst Water Tower is there or what it does?

To mark the 85th anniversary of the 40-metre high water tower’s construction, Thames Water climbed the 169 steps to the top ...

yesterday 18:01 open_in_new
Minute's silence for Manchester terror victims at Reading's Championship final on Monday

A MINUTE'S silence will be held at the start of Monday's Championship play-off final in commemoration of the victims of the Manchester terror attack. 

Royals are set to tak on Huddersfield in the £170m match. 

In a show of respect, there will be a minute's silence and teams will ...

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Win one of 10 hospitality tickets for Reading FC's play-off clash with Huddersfield at Wembley

TEN luxury hospitality tickets for Reading FC's play-off clash with Huddersfield FC are being auctioned off to support the victims of the Manchester bombing.

A hospitality table at the EFL play-off final on Monday is being offered to the highest bidder.

Software testing ...

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