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Air traffic controllers go on strike over pay dispute

Six regional airports remain closed until the start of Friday due to a strike by air traffic controllers locked in a row over pay.

The airports at Inverness, Dundee, Benbecula and Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides, Sumburgh in Shetland and Kirkwall in Orkney have been shut on ...

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Varadkar ‘hopes climber missing on Everest can be found’

The Irish premier has said he hopes an Irish climber missing on Mount Everest can be found and brought home to his family.

Leo Varadkar said he had heard all about Seamus Lawless’s inspirational character and his thoughts were with his family at this difficult time.

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Charles: Corporations have no excuse not to tackle climate change

The Prince of Wales has urged corporations to do a “great deal more” to tackle the “ever-increasing and alarming threat” of climate change.

Charles said big businesses have “no excuse” not to take immediate action to avoid “a number of truly ...

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Jeremy Corbyn insists Labour ready to ‘sort things out’

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has told supporters to “get ready for a general election”.

During a visit to Worthing, West Sussex, on Thursday to meet some of the party’s South East England European election candidates, he said: “This Government can’t last very ...

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National police and fire services ‘failing to deliver savings as promised’

Centralisation of Scotland’s police and fire services has failed to deliver the savings and improved services it promised, according to a Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP.

Following publication of a report evaluating reform of Scotland’s police and fire services, Liam McArthur ...

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Hamilton sets the pace around the streets of Monaco

Lewis Hamilton turned on the style for Mercedes by completing a practice double in Monaco.

Hamilton, who withdrew from his media commitments on Wednesday following the death of Mercedes’ non-executive chairman Niki Lauda, ended the running eighth hundredths of a second clear of ...

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Archer’s X Factor earns him seal of approval from Kohli

Jofra Archer has received the seal of approval from cricket’s biggest global star, with India captain Virat Kohli hailing the England newcomer as a potential World Cup X factor.

Archer has only played three one-day internationals, and taken the same number of wickets, but has bowled ...

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FA Cup will be entirely free-to-air from 2021 as ITV seals broadcast deal

The FA Cup will be broadcast entirely on free-to-air television from 2021 after ITV announced a four-year broadcast deal with the Football Association.

ITV has revealed it will screen 20 live matches per season in the world’s oldest football competition from 2021/22 to 2024/25, ...

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Hamilton urged to win Monaco Grand Prix as fitting tribute to Lauda

Lewis Hamilton has been urged to park his grief and win the Monaco Grand Prix as a fitting tribute to Mercedes’ non-executive chairman Niki Lauda.

Hamilton has not spoken publicly about Lauda’s death after he withdrew from a press conference previewing Sunday’s ...

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LGBT lessons row primary school to close early over safety fears

A primary school at the centre of parent protests against LGBT teaching is to close early on Friday over safety fears, ahead of a planned demonstration.

The decision, taken by the school’s headteacher with support of staff and city council officers, means Anderton Park Primary School ...

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Judith Kerr remembered as a ‘true creative hero’ following her death aged 95

Children’s author Cressida Cowell has hailed Judith Kerr as a “true creative hero” following her death aged 95.

Kerr, who wrote and illustrated a number of enduring children’s books including The Tiger Who Came To Tea, died at home on Wednesday following a short ...

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Indian prime minister deals crushing blow to opposition in general election

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party claimed it won re-election with a commanding lead in Thursday’s vote count, while the head of the main opposition party conceded a personal defeat that signalled the end of an era for modern India’s main political ...

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Paedophile football coach Bob Higgins guilty of sex attacks against teenage boys

Predatory paedophile ex-football coach Bob Higgins has been found guilty of 45 charges of indecent assault against 23 teenage boys.

A jury returned guilty verdicts following a retrial at Bournemouth Crown Court which heard that the 66-year-old sexually abused schoolboy players during 25 ...

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North Korea says Joe Biden is ‘fool of low IQ’ and ‘imbecile’

North Korea has labelled Joe Biden a “fool of low IQ” and an “imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being” after the US presidential hopeful called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a tyrant during a recent speech.

Pyongyang’s official Korean Central ...

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Polling stations evacuated after Second World War bomb found on building site

Polling stations were evacuated in south west London after an unexploded Second World War bomb was discovered at a building site.

Police sealed off parts of Kingston on Thursday morning after the explosive was found in Fassett Road at about 9.15am, the Metropolitan Police said.

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Just the ticket: Queen recalls first flight after her coronation

The Queen gleefully recalled memories of flying as she was shown the ticket used for her first flight to the Commonwealth six months after her coronation.

The ticket was presented on Thursday as she looked at a display of artefacts and records such as aircraft models and historic ...

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Dean Smith believes Championship play-off final should be played first

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith wants the Sky Bet Championship play-off final to be given top billing.

Villa face Derby in their promotion showdown at Wembley on Monday, after the Sky Bet League One and Two play-off finals.

Tranmere face Newport on Saturday before Charlton and Sunderland ...

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England capable of achieving ‘something special’ at the World Cup – Houghton

England captain Steph Houghton says the Lionesses are ready to “do something special” at the Women’s World Cup this summer.

Boss Phil Neville named his 23-player squad for the tournament in France earlier this month and they have warm-up games against Denmark in Walsall ...

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Woods announces he will play Memorial Tournament and US Open

Tiger Woods will not be taking another long break between majors after announcing his intention to play in next week’s Memorial Tournament.

Woods did not play competitively between winning his 15th major title in the Masters and last week’s US PGA Championship, where he missed ...

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Marc McNulty admits he wants to stay with Hibernian

READING FC striker Marc McNulty has admitted he will do all he can to leave the club permanently this summer.

The £1m signing from Coventry last summer endured a tough time with Royals as he scored just once in 15 appearances during the first half of the season.

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The Berkshire Enterprise Adviser Network is celebrating three years of providing employment advice to students

A SUPPORT network who provide career guidance and advice to schools and colleges across Berkshire are celebrating three years of success.

There are 40 schools and colleges across Berkshire who are signed up to The Enterprise Adviser Programme, which is a national initiative ...

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