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Lufthansa resumes Cairo flights as British Airways halt continues

Lufthansa has resumed flights to Cairo after the German carrier joined British Airways in announcing a suspension.

Flights were cancelled on Saturday night, with the airlines issuing separate statements which cited security concerns.

BA said flights would be suspended for seven days ...

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Hunt the underdog gets some bite but remains bland compared with Boris

Jeremy Hunt is the underdog who discovered a bit of bite in the Tory leadership battle with runaway favourite Boris Johnson.

Team Boris was initially wrong-footed by the aggression of the Foreign Secretary’s “blue on blue” warfare, but in the latter stages Mr Hunt seemed ...

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Exit polls show Abe’s ruling bloc wins elections in Japan

Exit polls in Japan show Prime Minster Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition is certain to secure the majority of 124 seats contested in upper house elections.

Japanese media released result projections shortly after polls closed at 8pm on Sunday.

Public broadcaster NHK says Mr ...

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Shelvey urges Newcastle fans to give Bruce a chance

Jonjo Shelvey has called on Newcastle fans to give new manager Steve Bruce a chance.

The appointment of Bruce in succession to the popular Rafael Benitez has not been greeted with universal approval on Tyneside.

Many supporters feel the choice is uninspiring and are also not ...

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Players make most of early starts with conditions set to deteriorate at The Open

Early starters on the final day of The Open at Royal Portrush made the most of the best of the weather as conditions began to turn a full three hours before the leaders teed off.

There were birdies to be had but even those taking advantage could only get to three under for their rounds at ...

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Blades break transfer record again to capture Mousset from Bournemouth

Sheffield United have paid an undisclosed club-record fee for Bournemouth striker Lys Mousset.

France Under-21 international Mousset has put pen to paper on a three-year contract after the two clubs agreed a reported fee of £10million.

“For the third time this summer, the ...

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INJURED WOOD STILL HOPING TO PLAY SOME PART IN ASHES

England fast bowler Mark Wood is hoping to recover from injury in time to make a late appearance in the Ashes against Australia.

The 29-year-old is expected to be out for between four and six weeks due to a side strain sustained during last Sunday's World Cup final victory over New ...

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Newcastle to make pay-as-you-play offer to Andy Carroll

NEWCASTLE UNITED will offer Andy Carroll a pay-as-you-play deal on Tyneside if their former striker can prove he has completed his recovery from ankle surgery.

Steve Bruce is targeting at least five additions before the transfer window closes, with the most expensive, Brazilian ...

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Sunderland to prioritise loan market after Portuguese defeat

SUNDERLAND will be prioritising the loan market as they look to strengthen their squad ahead of the start of new League One season, with Jack Ross admitting it will be hard to make any more permanent additions unless other players leave.

The Black Cats have made three signings this ...

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Kettlebell lifters descend on Darlington for North-East Open

KETTLEBELL lifters from as far afield as Australia and Switzerland descended on Darlington College for the North-East Open at the weekend.

Around 50 lifters competed across a range of lifting classes, including over 40s and junior categories.

Co-organiser Ste Gordon of the ...

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Pair charged after police chase stolen car in Stockton

TWO people have been charged after police chased after a car stolen in Stockton.

Stockton CID officers have arrested and charged a man and woman in connection with the theft of a white Ford Edge.

The vehicle was reportedly stolen from a property on Welland Crescent. ...

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Irish deputy PM warns no-deal Brexit will ‘devastate’ Northern Ireland economy

Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister has warned that a no-deal Brexit will “devastate” the Northern Irish economy.

Simon Coveney, who also serves as Irish Foreign Minister, said in a newspaper column that Dublin’s priority since the Brexit referendum has been maintaining ...

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YouTuber Emily Hartridge killed in e-scooter crash on way to fertility clinic

The partner of YouTuber Emily Hartridge, who died in an electric scooter crash in London, has said she was killed while making her way to a fertility clinic scan.

The pair had recently moved in together and were trying for a baby before Ms Hartridge, 35, was involved in a fatal collision ...

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1,000 firefighters battle wildfires in central Portugal

Portuguese authorities say 1,000 firefighters are working to contain wildfires that have injured at least nine people.

Portugal’s Civil Protection Agency said that firefighters are combating flames that broke out Saturday across three fronts in the district of Castelo Branco, 124 ...

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Chancellor Philip Hammond announces he will resign if Boris Johnson becomes PM

Chancellor Philip Hammond has become the second Cabinet minister to announce they will quit the Government if Boris Johnson becomes prime minister.

Mr Hammond, who has been in Number 11 for three years, has been a vocal critic of a no-deal Brexit – something the Tory leadership ...

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Chancellor Philip Hammond announces he will resign if Boris Johnson becomes PM

Chancellor Philip Hammond has become the second Cabinet minister to announce they will quit the Government if Boris Johnson becomes prime minister.

Mr Hammond, who has been in Number 11 for three years, has been a vocal critic of a no-deal Brexit – something the Tory leadership ...

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Injured Wood still hoping to play some part in Ashes

England fast bowler Mark Wood is hoping to recover from injury in time to make a late appearance in the Ashes against Australia.

The 29-year-old is expected to be out for between four and six weeks due to a side strain sustained during last Sunday’s World Cup final victory over New ...

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Photos from the North-East's newest parkrun

THE North-East’s 29th and newest parkrun started on Saturday.

After months of planning and organising, Herrington Country parkrun is up and running.

Some 316 attended the first event – which was won by Craig Gunn of Sunderland Harriers in a time of 16m 33s. ...

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Richmond press ahead at the top

Richmondshire stretched their lead at the top of the Darlington Building Society NYSD ECB Premier League to 10 points following a comfortable win at Great Ayton.

In a rain-interrupted match, the Dalesmen piled on the runs, totalling 250-6. Gary Pratt (46) and Robert Carr (72), put ...

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Jonathan Woodgate expecting arrivals at Middlesbrough

JONATHAN WOODGATE remains confident Middlesbrough will make the transfer breakthroughs they need in the next two-and-a-half weeks, but concedes he knows “miles more” about what is required in the wake of Saturday’s five-goal thumping in Germany.

Boro’s ...

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Major police investigation underway in Chester-le-Street

POLICE are at the scene of what appears to be a serious incident in Chester-le-Street.

There is a large police presence in the Melville Street area of the town.

Part of the street has been sealed off, and a white forensic tent has been erected in the middle of the cordon. ...

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