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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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Lincoln City 0 Blackburn Rovers 1: TALKING POINTS

Rovers reporter Rich Sharpe picks out three talking points after the pre-season friendly win at Lincoln City. 

CONTROLLED IN POSSESSION

Rovers were disciplined out of possession and organised in their defensive work in the defeat to Liverpool four days earlier. ...

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Controversial plans to convert semi go before committee this week

PLANS to convert a semi-detached home into a “house of multiple occupation” for twelve people have been recommended for approval - despite objections from residents and councillors.

Aquqe Sulis Investment’s application to dividethe Park Street property into eight ...

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Eva Lomas, an estate agent who has gone places!

EVA Lomas undoubtedly had a remarkable career as an estate agent, becoming the industry’s national spokesperson and consulting with Government ministers.

None of this, though, came from a toughly ambitious woman determined to prove her way in what was a masculine world. ...

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Jeremy Hunt: Only Vladimir Putin would welcome no-deal Brexit

Only Russian President Vladimir Putin would welcome a no-deal Brexit, Jeremy Hunt has said.

The Foreign Secretary said Mr Putin would rejoice if the UK and its allies failed to reach an agreement.

His comments strike a different tone from predecessor Boris Johnson – ...

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Hottest day of 2018 as public urged to avoid sun amid amber heatwave warning

Sun worshippers in the UK have sizzled in the hottest temperature of the year so far, with a scorching 33.3C recorded in England.

The record breaking heat comes as people are being urged to either stay out of the sun or at least avoid being in the sun when it is at its ...

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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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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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Lincoln City 0 Blackburn Rovers 1: TALKING POINTS

Rovers reporter Rich Sharpe picks out three talking points after the pre-season friendly win at Lincoln City. 

CONTROLLED IN POSSESSION

Rovers were disciplined out of possession and organised in their defensive work in the defeat to Liverpool four days earlier. ...

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Controversial plans to convert semi go before committee this week

PLANS to convert a semi-detached home into a “house of multiple occupation” for twelve people have been recommended for approval - despite objections from residents and councillors.

Aquqe Sulis Investment’s application to dividethe Park Street property into eight ...

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Card scheme to help Darwen Market stalls cash in on digital payment

A NEW card reading scheme for a town's market to help customers pay for their shopping digitally has been launched.

Californian card payments company Square has teamed up with the Heart of Darwen and The Darrener social media blog to bring new technology to the town that will ...

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