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SDLP and Fianna Fail enter partnership ‘to restore faith in politics’

Opposition parties from both parts of Ireland have entered an “unprecedented and historic” partnership aimed at restoring public faith in politics.

The nationalist Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) in Northern Ireland announced a series of common policies with ...

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Novichok poisoning victim’s home declared safe and returned to owners

The home of one of the victims of the Novichok poisonings has been cleaned by experts and handed back to its owners.

The flat at Muggleton Road in Amesbury, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, was the former residence of Charlie Rowley.

Mr Rowley, 45, was left critically ill ...

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Brexit Secretary takes aim at Jeremy Corbyn amid fresh pleas to rule out no deal

Steve Barclay has claimed Jeremy Corbyn is “alone” in his refusal to visit Downing Street to discuss Brexit, amid fresh pleas for no deal to be ruled out.

The Brexit Secretary criticised the Labour leader in the Commons as union bosses, including Unite general secretary ...

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Peaceful protester, 94, wins legal battle over police ‘extremism’ database

A 94-year-old peaceful protester has won an eight-year legal battle to have his details removed from a police “extremism” database.

The European Court of Human Rights handed down the ruling in the case of John Catt v the United Kingdom on Thursday.

The war ...

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John Obi Mikel signs short-term deal at Middlesbrough

Former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has joined Middlesbrough until the end of the season.

The Nigeria international becomes Boro’s second signing of the January window.

He won two Premier League titles and the Champions League during his 11 years at Chelsea. ...

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The A to Z of the Transfer Window

THE transfer window can be a strange place. Ahead of next Thursday’s transfer deadline, plenty will be said and written about potential deals, but what does it all mean? And why is the language so bloody impenetrable? To help you cope, here’s a handy A to Z guide…

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Shildon gypsy to sleep rough in Middlesbrough in challenge to help homeless

A GYPSY who wants to change the 'bad' reputation of the travelling community is preparing to sleep on the streets to raise funds for the homeless.

Jack Harrop, 21, says he will only have his sleeping bag and Go Pro camera to record his experience when he takes up the 48-hour ...

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Payday night out saw £250 booze binge end in car crash - and put two women in the dock

A WORRIED woman who refused to give evidence against her friend in a drink-driving case ended up behind bars.

Holly Bingham twice failed to answer a court summons and hid from police when they tried to execute a warrant, a judge said.

It took "an entire team" of officers ...

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Payday night out saw £250 booze binge end in car crash - and put two women in the dock

A WORRIED woman who refused to give evidence against her friend in a drink-driving case ended up behind bars.

Holly Bingham twice failed to answer a court summons and hid from police when they tried to execute a warrant, a judge said.

It took "an entire team" of officers ...

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William says work colleagues helped stop slide towards mental health problems

The Duke of Cambridge has said the support of his air ambulance colleagues helped stop him sliding down a “slippery slope” towards mental health problems.

Speaking during a World Economic Forum discussion on mental health, William said one event he dealt with as an air ...

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What you need to know about the Brexit amendments tabled by MPs

MPs are jostling to have their favoured outcome for Brexit debated in the House of Commons in what is shaping up to be a day of high drama on January 29.

Following the resounding defeat of Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement in last week’s Commons showdown, the Prime ...

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Union chief repeats call for no-deal Brexit to be ruled out after talks with PM

TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady has repeated her call for Theresa May to take a no-deal Brexit off the table, as she emerged from Downing Street saying she had not received the guarantees unions are seeking on jobs and workers’ rights.

The Prime Minister was ...

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Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd may contest extradition from Georgia – lawyer

Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd may fight the extradition process, his lawyer has confirmed, despite handing himself in to police in Georgia.

The 31-year-old surrendered at a police station in the capital, Tbilisi, on Wednesday – six months after he was convicted of killing ...

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Ex-Army officer chooses amputation rather than suffer foot injury pain

A former Army officer left in agony after injuring her foot chose to have her lower leg amputated rather than live with the unbearable pain.

Cornelia Oosthuizen, 39, lived in agony for nearly five years – taking up to 12 pills a day to stave off the pain – before making ...

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Noodle firm drops ‘whitewashed’ ad of Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has said she hopes her sponsors will consult her about how they portray her after an online ad campaign that depicted her with pale skin was taken down following criticism.

Critics said the depiction in the ad from her main sponsor, Japanese ...

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Union chiefs press May over workers’ rights after Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May has been pressed by union leaders to guarantee jobs and workers’ rights after Brexit during a series of face-to-face meetings in Downing Street.

TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said she did not receive the guarantees she was seeking. ...

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Guardiola backs Mendy for key role at Manchester City for rest of season

Pep Guardiola hopes Benjamin Mendy can play a key role for Manchester City in the remainder of the season.

The French left-back made his latest comeback from injury as a second-half substitute in the second leg of City’s Carabao Cup semi-final stroll against Burton on ...

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Henry in rallying call to Monaco in wake of Metz defeat

Thierry Henry gave a rallying call to Monaco in the wake of their 3-1 Coupe de France defeat at home to Metz amid reports he will be sacked.

The former France international has suffered a wretched start to his managerial career at Stade Louis II with the side second from bottom in ...

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Nadal bulldozes way past Tsitsipas and into Australian Open final

Rafael Nadal ended the run of exciting young Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in brutal fashion to reach his 25th grand slam final.

Tsitsipas was looking to become only the third man after Juan Martin del Potro and Novak Djokovic to beat both Roger Federer and Nadal at the same slam but was ...

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Leadbitter leaving Middlesbrough to rejoin Sunderland

GRANT LEADBITTER has turned down offers from at least three Championship clubs in order to pursue a return to his boyhood team Sunderland.

Leadbitter is set to undergo a medical at Sunderland’s Academy of Light training ground in the next 24 hours, with his permanent move from ...

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Middlesbrough confirm Mikel signing

MIDDLESBROUGH have confirmed the signing of John Obi Mikel on a short-term deal until the end of the season.

We're delighted to announced the signing of John Obi Mikel ✍️ Welcome to #Boro, @mikel_john_obi! 🔴⚪️ Full story ...

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