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Hunt the underdog gets some bite but remains bland compared with Boris

Jeremy Hunt is the underdog who discovered a bit of bite in the Tory leadership battle with runaway favourite Boris Johnson.

Team Boris was initially wrong-footed by the aggression of the Foreign Secretary’s “blue on blue” warfare, but in the latter stages Mr Hunt seemed ...

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Who is likely to succeed Philip Hammond as chancellor?

Following Philip Hammond’s confirmation that he will resign as Chancellor this week if Boris Johnson becomes prime minister, we take a look at who might succeed him in Number 11.

– Sajid Javid

The current Home Secretary made it to the final four in the race to becoming ...

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Spreadsheet Phil: Hammond’s rise to Chancellor of the Exchequer

Dubbed “Spreadsheet Phil” for his dry image and cautious grip on the public purse strings, Philip Hammond managed to rise to Chancellor while leaving little trace in the public imagination.

His reputation – within Westminster at least – has been as a highly ...

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James Anderson: Tough act to follow for Ashes series after thrilling World Cup win

James Anderson believes England and Australia have a tough act to follow when the Ashes series gets under way next month.

The first Test starts at Edgbaston on August 1 with English cricket still in a state of euphoria after the thrilling World Cup final win against New ...

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Defending Open champion Molinari signs off in style at Portrush

Francesco Molinari signed off his year as Open champion in style with a bogey-free five-under round of 66 at Royal Portrush.

The Italian began the day too far back to make an impact on the leaderboard but a bogey-free round, the highlight of which was his eagle at the par-five 12th , ...

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Manchester United new boy Daniel James driven on by memory of father

Daniel James’ late father is helping to drive him to success at Manchester United.

The Wales international became Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first signing at the Old Trafford helm when arriving from Swansea last month. But James’ dream move to United came at a difficult time ...

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Motorway reopened after 'police incident'

A MOTORWAY has been reopened following a police incident just after 11am.

The M61 was closed by North West Motorway Police closed the northbound carriage at around 11.20am on Sunday due to an incident at junction six.

The road was reopened shortly afterwards.

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Motorway reopened after 'police incident'

A MOTORWAY has been reopened following a police incident just after 11am.

The M61 was closed by North West Motorway Police closed the northbound carriage at around 11.20am on Sunday due to an incident at junction six.

The road was reopened shortly afterwards.

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Health trust, which covers Bury, worst for patients going missing from mental health hospitals

GREATER Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, which covers Bolton, has the worst record for missing patients, new figures show.

More than 3,400 patients went missing from mental health hospitals in England last year .

The Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS ...

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Lufthansa resumes Cairo flights as British Airways halt continues

Lufthansa has resumed flights to Cairo after the German carrier joined British Airways in announcing a suspension.

Flights were cancelled on Saturday night, with the airlines issuing separate statements which cited security concerns.

BA said flights would be suspended for seven days ...

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Hunt the underdog gets some bite but remains bland compared with Boris

Jeremy Hunt is the underdog who discovered a bit of bite in the Tory leadership battle with runaway favourite Boris Johnson.

Team Boris was initially wrong-footed by the aggression of the Foreign Secretary’s “blue on blue” warfare, but in the latter stages Mr Hunt seemed ...

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Exit polls show Abe’s ruling bloc wins elections in Japan

Exit polls in Japan show Prime Minster Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition is certain to secure the majority of 124 seats contested in upper house elections.

Japanese media released result projections shortly after polls closed at 8pm on Sunday.

Public broadcaster NHK says Mr ...

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Shelvey urges Newcastle fans to give Bruce a chance

Jonjo Shelvey has called on Newcastle fans to give new manager Steve Bruce a chance.

The appointment of Bruce in succession to the popular Rafael Benitez has not been greeted with universal approval on Tyneside.

Many supporters feel the choice is uninspiring and are also not ...

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Players make most of early starts with conditions set to deteriorate at The Open

Early starters on the final day of The Open at Royal Portrush made the most of the best of the weather as conditions began to turn a full three hours before the leaders teed off.

There were birdies to be had but even those taking advantage could only get to three under for their rounds at ...

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Blades break transfer record again to capture Mousset from Bournemouth

Sheffield United have paid an undisclosed club-record fee for Bournemouth striker Lys Mousset.

France Under-21 international Mousset has put pen to paper on a three-year contract after the two clubs agreed a reported fee of £10million.

“For the third time this summer, the ...

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Sean Dyche insists Burnley don't have to sell and are only interested in strengthening

Sean Dyche insists his full focus is on bringing players to Burnley despite some of his squad being linked with moves away.

Tom Heaton is among those to be attracting attention from elsewhere – the England goalkeeper a reported target for Aston Villa as he enters the final ...

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Johnson Fold Primary teachers retire after combined 38 years' service

Two retiring primary school teachers are looking forward to ‘taking it easy’ after a combined service of 38 years at one school.

Joanne Willian, assistant headteacher, has worked at Johnson Fold Community Primary School for 28 years, while Anne Duckworth has been there ...

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Woman cut free from car

A WOMAN was cut free from a vehicle which had flipped on to its roof.

Firefighters were called to Schofield Lane, Atherton on Saturday night, after the incident, which is not believed to have involved another vehicle.

Crews said the woman, thought to be in her mid-40s, is ...

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Irish deputy PM warns no-deal Brexit will ‘devastate’ Northern Ireland economy

Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister has warned that a no-deal Brexit will “devastate” the Northern Irish economy.

Simon Coveney, who also serves as Irish Foreign Minister, said in a newspaper column that Dublin’s priority since the Brexit referendum has been maintaining ...

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Vice President Mike Pence marks Apollo 11 anniversary at launch site

Vice President Mike Pence has marked the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first moon landing at the Apollo 11 launch site.

Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin accompanied Mr Pence to Florida’s Kennedy Space Centre and showed him the pad where he began that momentous journey 50 years ago. ...

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YouTuber Emily Hartridge killed in e-scooter crash on way to fertility clinic

The partner of YouTuber Emily Hartridge, who died in an electric scooter crash in London, has said she was killed while making her way to a fertility clinic scan.

The pair had recently moved in together and were trying for a baby before Ms Hartridge, 35, was involved in a fatal collision ...

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