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Rain and snow to continue overnight before UK cold snap eases

Drivers have been urged to remain vigilant on the slippery roads as the wet, wintry weather lingers across the UK.

Rain, sleet and snow fell in Britain on Tuesday as a result of a cold blast coming from eastern Europe.

The Met Office said the foul weather will continue ...

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Family ‘so worried’ over disappearance of teenage boy

The family of a teenager who has been missing since the weekend have spoken of their desperation to find him and get him home safely.

Liam Smith, who was reported missing from Aberdeen, is known to have travelled on a 202 Stagecoach bus service from the city to Lumphanan on ...

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Minister champions sex life benefits of cycling

A minister has championed the sex life benefits that come from regularly riding a bicycle.

Rory Stewart pointed to a study which suggested men who cycle have the sexual prowess of those five years younger.

The Justice Minister told MPs of the “astonishing ...

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Donald Trump rules out further Saudi sanctions over writer’s death

President Donald Trump has said the US will not levy additional punitive measures at this time against Saudi Arabia over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

Mr Trump said in a statement that the US does not condone the killing of the US-based Saudi columnist, but that ...

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Hundreds join protest to demand new inquest for Stardust nightclub fire victims

Hundreds of people have joined survivors and families of the Stardust nightclub fire victims in a protest to demand a new inquest.

A total of 48 young people died in the popular club in Artane, Dublin, on Valentine’s Day 1981 in what is considered the worst fire disaster in ...

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Championship clubs ‘gravely concerned’ by new TV deal

Worried Sky Bet Championship clubs are “gravely concerned” following the English Football League’s new TV deal with Sky and warned the matter is not closed.

The EFL agreed a five-year domestic broadcasting deal with Sky Sports worth £595million, starting next ...

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Championship clubs ‘gravely concerned’ by new TV deal

Worried Sky Bet Championship clubs are “gravely concerned” following the English Football League’s new TV deal with Sky and warned the matter is not closed.

The EFL agreed a five-year domestic broadcasting deal with Sky Sports worth £595million, starting next ...

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Jonny Bairstow still playing for keeps but willing to do what is asked of him

Jonny Bairstow is not ready to give up his wicketkeeping aspirations but will throw himself into any role that gets him back in England’s Test team.

Bairstow arrived in Sri Lanka as undisputed first-choice gloveman only for an untimely ankle injury to open the door for Ben ...

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Richie Murphy backs Johnny Sexton for World Rugby player of the year award

Johnny Sexton’s candidacy for World Rugby player of the year is “very fitting”, according to Ireland kicking coach Richie Murphy.

Fly-half Sexton is now the bookies’ favourite to land World Rugby’s top accolade, that will be dished out in Sunday’s ...

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Graeme Swann believes Moeen Ali needs to consider himself a frontline bowler

Graeme Swann claims Moeen Ali’s reluctance to be recognised as a frontline spinner will hinder England’s attempts to become the best Test side in the world.

England wrapped up their first Test series victory in Sri Lanka since 2001 over the weekend and Moeen has been an ...

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Doctorate for Eddie Izzard from York University

COMEDIAN Eddie Izzard has been awarded an honorary degree by York St John University for his outstanding achievements as an actor, writer, fundraiser and political activist.

Eddie was presented with the Doctorate of Letters award by Archbishop John Sentamu alongside hundreds of ...

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Judge hears of 'credible threats' to drug-driver's life

A DANGER driver who led police on a chase with drugs in his system was spared prison after a judge heard he could be in danger behind bars following threats against his life.

Bradley Grainger refused to stop for a patrol car, and raced at more than double the speed limit around the ...

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Council at centre of case insist they are 'not heartless'

NEWLYWEDS who took their young daughter out of school to join them on honeymoon have appeared in court.

Janine and Shane Scott faced up to three months in jail, but have instead been offered a caution – which would mean they would avoid having a criminal record.

The ...

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Frozen Libyan assets in UK worth £12bn

The value of frozen Libyan assets held by the UK has risen to £12 billion but they cannot be used to compensate victims of its support for Irish republican terrorism, the Government has disclosed.

Restrictions on how the seized money can be handled means part of the massive ...

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Father in tears as he denies involvement in abuse and murder of daughter

A father broke down in tears as he denied the suggestion he was party to the sexual abuse and murder of his young daughter and her friend 32 years ago.

Barrie Fellows was called to give evidence in the second trial of Russell Bishop for the murders of nine-year-olds Nicola Fellows ...

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Dozens of migrants to be repatriated after arrests for minor offences in Mexico

Officials in the Mexican border city of Tijuana said they have arrested 34 members of the caravan of Central American migrants for minor offences and handed them over for deportation.

A Tijuana city statement said the 34, apparently all men, were arrested for drug possession, public ...

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Travel insurer denies allegations it refused medical flights to save money

A major travel insurance provider has denied allegations it refused to pay for emergency medical flights to save money.

Travel Insurance Facilities, which is behind a number of popular insurance brands such as pharmacist Boots, is being investigated for medical negligence and fraud, ...

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Teachers closer to industrial action after rejecting pay deal

Teachers in two trade unions have voted almost unanimously to reject the pay deal put forward by Scottish ministers.

EIS general secretary Larry Flanagan said the “landmark” 98% vote against the pay deal by his union was “one of the strongest rejections of an offer ...

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Patrick Harvie condemns UK Government’s dismissal of UN poverty report

The UK Government has shown contempt for people impacted by poverty, Scottish Green Party co-convener Patrick Harvie has suggested.

Mr Harvie spoke at Holyrood following the publication of a report on extreme poverty and human rights by UN Special Rapporteur Philip Alston.


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Patience is a virtue, says Rees-Mogg as anti-May letters fail to arrive

Jacob Rees-Mogg’s efforts to oust Theresa May appear to have stalled as Tory colleagues failed to back his call for a motion of no confidence in their leader.

The Brexiteer and his allies had been confident that the 48 letters needed to trigger a confidence vote would be ...

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Nigel Levine banned for four years after positive drugs test

British sprinter Nigel Levine has been suspended from all sport for four years after testing positive for banned asthma drug clenbuterol, UK Anti-Doping has announced.

The 29-year-old tested positive for the prohibited substance following an out-of-competition test on November 24 ...

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