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Italy’s regional voters thwart hopes of Matteo Salvini’s League party

Italian voters have thwarted right-wing opposition leader Matteo Salvini’s hopes of turning an election in a key northern region into a springboard for regaining national power.

Nearly complete results from Sunday’s election for the governorship of the prosperous Emilia-Romagna ...

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Coronavirus: Foreign Office working to get Britons out of Hubei province

Ministers are working to get Britons out of coronavirus-hit Hubei province in China, as Public Health England acknowledged that the first UK case is likely to come from somebody already in the country.

In an updated statement, the Foreign Office said anyone in the province who needs ...

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Jamie Foxx shares Kobe Bryant clip as tributes continue to pour in for NBA star

Tributes have continued to pour in for retired basketball player Kobe Bryant after his death in a helicopter crash, with Jamie Foxx and Snoop Dogg writing messages for him.

Five-time NBA champion Bryant, 41, died alongside his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others in the crash in ...

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Turkish rescuers drill into rubble in search for quake victims

Turkish emergency teams have pulled out a body from the rubble of a collapsed building, raising the death toll from the powerful tremor that hit eastern Turkey to 40.

Hope was fading for one last missing victim still trapped in the same building.

The magnitude 6.8 earthquake that ...

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Grenfell refurbishment firms expressed no trace of responsibility, inquiry told

Firms involved in the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower have expressed “no trace of responsibility” for the catastrophic fire, despite experts saying the work failed to comply with building regulations, an inquiry has heard.

The second phase of the investigation into the disaster ...

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Hunter believes England will thrive in Six Nations opener against France

Captain Sarah Hunter is confident England will thrive in the partisan environment created by France’s fervent fans in Le Crunch on Sunday.

The Red Roses begin the defence of their Women’s Six Nations crown with a lunchtime kick-off at the Stade du Hameau.


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From the mud-bath in Siddal to Super League, Toronto Wolfpack are ready

Memories of a mud-bath on a rain-lashed hillside above Halifax have focused Toronto Wolfpack minds as they prepare to complete their improbable transatlantic journey from Siddal to Super League this weekend.

Three years ago the dregs of Storm Doris and the fortitude of one of the ...

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Maiden Manchester United goal a ‘release’ for delighted Dalot

Diogo Dalot revealed scoring his first Manchester United goal in the 6-0 rout of Tranmere felt like “a release” after a frustrating time with injuries this season.

Hip and groin problems have limited the Portuguese’s opportunities this term but he started for the first ...

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Rafael Nadal advances in Melbourne after compelling battle with Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios entertained but left empty-handed again as Rafael Nadal won a compelling fourth-round contest at the Australian Open.

Kyrgios, a huge basketball fan, was close to tears as he walked onto Rod Laver Arena wearing Kobe Bryant’s LA Lakers vest in tribute to the star, who ...

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Stanley's Finley and Bishop facing a spell out through injury

ACCRINGTON Stanley manager John Coleman has confirmed Sam Finley and Colby Bishop will be out of action for at least a month through injury.

Midfielder Finley has been sidelined after picking up a hip injury in the Trophy loss to Salford City and striker Bishop has a ...

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Leigh estate agents banned over £300k tax debt

BOSSES at a former estate agents in Leigh have been banned for six years after a probe found they owed the taxman when their firm crashed.

Christopher Wilcock and Adam Balmer had built up Balmer Wilcock to the stage where it had branches in Atherton, Leigh and Tyldesley.


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A right royal knees up on Meredith Street in Great Lever, Bolton to celebrate the Golden Jubilee in 2002

Today's picture from The Bolton news archives shows residents, friends and family all gathered together on Meredith Street in Great Lever to celebrate the Golden Jubilee in 2002

Today's picture from The Bolton news archives shows residents, friends and family all gathered together ...

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Wetherspoon pub drink rule reaction

WE ran a story last week about a Wetherspoon pub which put up a sign saying it was limiting parents to two alcoholic drinks each if they had children with them.

This story sparked a massive discussion online among Lancashire Telegraph readers.

The rule came to light after ...

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Get your hands on the cheapest Valentines Day meal for £10

A SUPER-MARKET giant says they have the cheapest Valentine's Day meal package as two can eat for less than £10.

Aldi is proving it’s The One this February for a cosy, not costly, Valentine’s Day night-in, offering the cheapest Valentine’s meal deal in the UK, ...

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China extends new year holiday to contain coronavirus as death toll rises

China has extended the Lunar New Year holiday in efforts to contain the coronavirus as the death toll rose to 81.

Hong Kong announced it would bar entry to visitors from the province at the centre of the outbreak following a warning the virus’s ability to spread was ...

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Mortgage approvals reach highest annual total since 2009

The number of mortgages approved by high street banks jumped to the highest annual total in a decade last year amid signs the housing market is moving up a gear.

Commenting on the report from trade association UK Finance, economists suggested that low mortgage rates have already helped to ...

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Huawei and 5G: the key questions

Ministers are due to decide on Tuesday if Chinese tech firm Huawei should be allowed a place in the UK’s 5G network infrastructure.

However, the decision is controversial, with the United States pressuring the UK to block Huawei over security fears.

Here is a closer look at ...

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The key numbers on Britain and its EU links

The UK is leaving the European Union on January 31, more than three years since Britain voted to leave the European Union.

Here is a look at Brexit and the UK’s relationship with the EU in numbers.

– 33.6 million: The number of people who voted in the June 26, 2016 ...

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Fianna Fail and Fine Gael ‘open’ to debate with Sinn Fein

Both Fianna Fail and Fine Gael say they are willing to debate with the Sinn Fein leader despite two possible new dates going unconfirmed.

The three parties were approached by Today FM in the last week, inviting each leader to take part in a live debate on the station.

Sources within ...

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Woakes and Stokes strike as England edge closer to South Africa series win

Chris Woakes and Ben Stokes pushed England two steps closer to a memorable series win on the fourth morning of the decisive final Test against South Africa in Johannesburg.

The final innings of the match got under way with the hosts 465 runs behind and with two days ahead of them at the ...

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Kobe Bryant death: Vigils held as Los Angeles pays tribute to basketball hero

The city of Los Angeles has paid tribute to basketball star Kobe Bryant with vigils and tributes after his shock death in a helicopter crash.

The 41-year-old died alongside his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven other people in the accident in Southern California on Sunday ...

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