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People’s Walk for Wildlife demands spotlight on environmental issues

Singer Billy Bragg has joined campaigner Chris Packham in calling for environmental issues to be put “back on the agenda”.

Hundreds of people, some dressed as animals and insects, came together in London to declare their support for nature.

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The life and work of Chas and Dave singer Chas Hodges

Musician Chas Hodges was best known as one half of the cockney rock duo Chas and Dave.

Hodges and Dave Peacock rose to fame in the English pop-rock band, known for their witty lyrics about living in London, in the 1970s.

They had a string of hits, including Rabbit, Snooker ...

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Royal Irish receive colours in first of its kind event in Belfast

Thousands turned out at Titanic Slipways to watch the first public presentation of military colours to the Royal Irish Regiment to take place in Northern Ireland.

Senior personnel have described the moment as a special one that will be remembered for a long time.

The Duke ...

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Mitrovic gets the point for Fulham

Aleksandar Mitrovic’s second-half equaliser earned Fulham a 1-1 draw at home to high-flying Watford.

The Serbia striker flicked home his fifth goal of the season with 12 minutes remaining at Craven Cottage to deny the visitors a fifth win from six Premier League games.

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Nigel Farage arrives in Westhoughton, Bolton, for major Brexit rally

BREXIT figure Nigel Farage has arrived in Bolton for a major rally.

The former Ukip leader was surrounded by media as he arrived in the town on the political pressure group's campaign bus this morning.

So far today, he has visited Westhoughton Market and paid a visit ...

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Shadow cabinet member hails example of Militant Liverpool

A member of Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet has spoken approvingly at Labour’s conference in Liverpool of the Militant-dominated council which ran the city in the 1980s.

Shadow equalities minister Dawn Butler hailed the example of former councillors who set an illegal ...

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Shadow cabinet member hails example of Militant Liverpool

A member of Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet has spoken approvingly at Labour’s conference in Liverpool of the Militant-dominated council which ran the city in the 1980s.

Shadow equalities minister Dawn Butler hailed the example of former councillors who set an illegal ...

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Chas Hodges of Chas and Dave dies aged 74

Chas and Dave singer Chas Hodges has died at the age of 74.

The singer died in his sleep in the early hours of Saturday morning from organ failure, a tweet from the musical duo’s official Twitter account said.

The statement read: “It is with tremendous sadness ...

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Farage takes Brexit bus on the road ahead of rally

Nigel Farage is back on the campaign trail as he launched a bid to block a “Brexit betrayal” and “chuck” the Prime Ministers’ Chequers deal.

The former Ukip leader’s Brexit battle bus rolled into Westhoughton, Bolton, ahead of a major rally in the ...

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Hunt warns Brussels to step back from Brexit ‘abyss’

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has urged EU leaders to “step back from the abyss” of a no-deal Brexit and engage with Theresa May’s Chequers plan.

Following the angry clashes at the Salzburg summit, Mr Hunt said it was “counterproductive” to ...

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Alex Sandro says Cristiano Ronaldo has put Champions League dismissal behind him

Cristiano Ronaldo has been backed to put his Champions League red card behind him when Juventus face Frosinone in Serie A on Sunday.

Ronaldo was sent off on his European debut for the Old Lady after appearing to put his hand on the head of Valencia defender Jeison Murillo, provoking ...

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‘It’s going to be emotional’ – Sir Alex Ferguson makes Old Trafford return

Sir Alex Ferguson on Saturday returned to Old Trafford for the first time since undergoing emergency brain surgery in May.

A picture of the former Manchester United manager arriving at the ground ahead of the Premier League clash with Wolves was posted on the club’s official ...

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PICTURES: Looking back at Moss Bank Park railway fun

BOLTON has a wealth of beautiful park spaces some of which have been enjoyed for more than 100 years.

Moss Bank Park has been a regular haunt for local families for decades.

Its once popular model railway attraction was opened in 1987 at a cost of £5,000 as a joint ...

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Nigel Farage arrives in Westhoughton, Bolton, for major Brexit rally

BREXIT figure Nigel Farage has arrived in Bolton for a major rally.

The vice-chairman of the Leave Means Leave campaign was surrounded by media as he arrived in the town on the political pressure group's campaign bus this morning.

So far today, he has visited Westhoughton ...

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Policeman attacked by two drinkers in Bees Knees, Rawtenstall

A POLICE officer struggling on the floor to control a man who had attacked him was grabbed from behind by a second man.

Blackburn magistrates heard that during the struggle the officer used his pava spray on both of his assailants.

But his problems only came to an end when ...

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Royal Irish receive their colours at Titanic Slipways in Belfast

Thousands have turned out at Titanic Slipways to watch the first public presentation of military colours in Northern Ireland to the Royal Irish Regiment.

The Duke of York officially presented the 1st and 2nd battalions of the Royal Irish Regiment with their colours.

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Royal Irish mascot Brian Boru X ‘always the star of the show’

An Irish Wolfhound emerged as one of the stars of the show during the first military presentation of colours to take place in Belfast in living memory.

Brian Boru X proudly led the men of the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the Royal Irish Regiment on parade at Titanic Slipways on ...

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Allow my ‘friend’ Tommy Robinson into Ukip, former leader urges party

Controversial English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson would be “a huge asset to Ukip” and should be allowed to join the party, one of its former leaders has said.

Lord Pearson of Rannoch told the Ukip conference that the far right figure was his ...

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Allow my ‘friend’ Tommy Robinson into Ukip, former leader urges party

Controversial English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson would be “a huge asset to Ukip” and should be allowed to join the party, one of its former leaders has said.

Lord Pearson of Rannoch told the Ukip conference that the far right figure was his ...

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Tiny implant could help infertile couples

Scientists have created a tiny device which could help infertile couples conceive naturally.

Experts at the University of Southampton have developed an implant the size of a 5p piece that monitors oxygen, pH and temperature levels inside the womb.

It could help clinicians ...

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Survivor found as death toll reaches 167 in Tanzania ferry disaster

A survivor has been found inside a capsized Tanzanian ferry two days after the disaster on Lake Victoria, an official said Saturday, while coffins arrived for at least 167 victims and counting.

An engineer was found near the engine of the upturned vessel, Mwanza regional ...

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