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MP never authorised pay increase for office manager, jury told

The deputy leader of Welsh Labour has told a court that she never authorised a payrise for her office manager.

Carolyn Harris, MP for Swansea East, said she was not aware of a form increasing Jenny Lee Clarke’s annual pay from £37,000 to £39,000.

Clarke, ...

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May backs Javid over possible death penalty for Islamic State ‘Beatles’

Theresa May backed the decision not to seek assurances from Washington that two Britons suspected of fighting for Islamic State will not face execution if extradited to the US for terror crimes, Downing Street has said.

The decision of Home Secretary Sajid Javid not to seek ...

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EU must challenge UK stalling on Brexit, says Sinn Fein chief

The EU must call time on UK Government stalling on Brexit, Sinn Fein’s leader said as she urged Brussels to convene a special summit on the Irish border impasse.

Mary Lou McDonald urged Michel Barnier to push for the additional meeting of European leaders as she met the ...

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‘Acid attack’ on boy not believed to be racially motivated, say police

A suspected acid attack on a three-year-old boy is not believed to have a racial motive, detectives have said.

West Mercia Police said they are working to ensure the safety and security of the victim and his family as they recover from their “shocking” ordeal on Saturday ...

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New York’s Daily News to shed half of its newsroom staff

The Daily News will cut half of its newsroom staff, saying it will focus more on digital news.

The New York-based newspaper was sold to tronc last year for one dollar, with the owner of the Chicago Tribune assuming liabilities and debt.

The Daily News led the charge to ...

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DFB rejects racism allegations as Ozil retires from international football

The German Football Association has expressed regret over Mesut Ozil’s retirement from international football but denied allegations of racism towards the Arsenal midfielder.

Ozil, 29, won the World Cup with Germany four years ago but was also part of Joachim Low’s squad ...

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Roma closing in on Malcom after agreeing deal with Bordeaux

Bordeaux have agreed to sell in-demand winger Malcom to Roma, ending Everton’s reported pursuit of the Brazilian.

The 21-year-old, who scored 12 Ligue 1 goals for Bordeaux last season, had been linked with Everton and Roma’s Serie A rivals Inter Milan throughout the ...

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Falcons name their Premiership Sevens squad

NEWCASTLE FALCONS have named their squad for the Premiership Rugby 7s, which will be staged in Northampton this weekend.

Glen Young, Simon Uzokwe, Adam Radwan, Ben Stevenson and George Wacokecoke are all retained from the squad that made the final of last year’s tournament. ...

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Chancel Mbemba completes Newcastle exit

CHANCEL MBEMBA has completed his move from Newcastle United to Portuguese side Porto.

The centre-half has left Tyneside for an undisclosed fee, which is understood to be around €8m.

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Body found in search for missing diver

POLICE searching for a missing diver have recovered a body off the coast of Scarborough.

The body was recovered by officers from the Yorkshire and Humberside Underwater Search and Marine Unit earlier today.

A police spokesman said: "We are not yet in a position to identify ...

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Anti Brexit war veteran and architect dies aged 98

A FORMER Teesside town planner and war veteran whose impassioned argument against Brexit attracted national attention ahead of the referendum, has died aged 98.

Architect Franklin Medhurst, known as Frank, of Greystone, Carlton near Stockton, was involved in the ...

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Harry calls on young people to take up fight against Aids

The Duke of Sussex has urged the world’s young people to take on the challenge of tackling the Aids epidemic.

Harry, who is in Amsterdam attending a world conference on Aids, told young delegates supported by his charity Sentebale they were the key.


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Chaotic congress row delays Duterte speech and deal with Muslim rebels

A leadership row has erupted in the Philippine House of Representatives, delaying President Rodrigo Duterte’s delivery of his annual state of the nation address.

The storm also held up the passage of crucial Muslim autonomy legislation aimed at ending one of Asia’s ...

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Family pays tribute as Wolverhampton shooting victim named

The family of a man shot dead in Wolverhampton has said his death had left a “hole in all of our hearts” as he was named by police.

Dwaine Haughton, 24, was shot in Valley Road, Wolverhampton, at 9.10pm on Friday in what detectives believe was a targeted attack.


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Constituency office of senior Democratic Unionist defaced with graffiti

The constituency office of a senior Democratic Unionist has been daubed with graffiti.

East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell’s Coleraine premises was defaced over the weekend.

Mr Campbell said: “This isn’t the first time a pathetic incident like this has ...

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Love Island ‘not a sport yet’, peers told amid drugs debate

Love Island should be made to ensure its contestants’ “honed, buffed young bodies” are down to a healthy lifestyle and not drugs, ministers have been told.

The Government was urged to pressure the smash hit ITV2 reality show as concerns were raised over the use of ...

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Barclays plans 2,500 new jobs in Glasgow

Barclays has announced plans to create up to 2,500 new jobs in Glasgow.

The bank is developing a new campus at the city’s Buchanan Wharf, providing a base for its functions, technology and operations teams.

Paul Compton, chief operating officer at Barclays, said the ...

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Tourist boat involved in Missouri tragedy raised from lake

A duck boat that sank while carrying tourists on a southern Missouri lake during powerful winds, killing 17 people, has been raised to the surface.

Broadcast footage showed a crane attached to a barge pulling the Ride the Ducks boat from Table Rock Lake, before a boat pushed the ...

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Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn backs Francesco Molinari for more major titles

Francesco Molinari has the ability to win multiple major titles according to Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn, perhaps starting with next month’s US PGA Championship.

Molinari became the first Italian winner of a major with a nerveless display in the Open Championship at ...

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Tea Report: Latham finds his groove to keep Durham in the game

TOM LATHAM produced a captain’s innings to keep Durham in the game on the second afternoon of the Specsavers County Championship match at Cheltenham.

The visiting skipper was unbeaten on 60 at tea, with his side struggling on 115 for four from 47 overs in reply to ...

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Electric 'blast' wakes residents

RESIDENTS were woken by explosions and sparks shooting into the air when power cables caught fire.

It happened in Chudleigh Road, York, shortly before 3am on Saturday. Firefighters used dry powder to deal with the sparks.

Engineers from Northern Powergrid carried out ...

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