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Driver dies during land speed record attempt at airfield

A driver has died during a British land speed record attempt.

A full investigation is to take place into the circumstances of the incident at Elvington Airfield to the east of York on Thursday afternoon.

North Yorkshire Police said they were called out to a “serious ...

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Whales remain in Garelochhead after attempts to herd them out to sea

Three whales remained in the water at Garelochhead after an attempt to rescue the pod.

A joint organisational response comprised of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR), Ministry of Defence, as well as local volunteers, aimed to get the northern bottlenose whales back out to sea ...

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Texas governor condemned for shutting sites to drop off postal ballots

The Republican governor of Texas has ordered counties to have only one postal ballot drop-off site, shutting dozens of locations in some of the state’s largest cities and key Democratic strongholds.

Greg Abbott called his order a move to enhance poll security while Democrats blasted ...

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Gareth Southgate not ruling out future England recall for Jamie Vardy

England manager Gareth Southgate is refusing to rule out a future recall for Leicester striker Jamie Vardy.

The 33-year-old stepped away from international duty after the 2018 World Cup to focus on his club career.

Vardy, though, never officially announced his England retirement and ...

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Gareth Southgate to discuss with his players the meaning of playing for England

Gareth Southgate will discuss with his England players what it means to wear the Three Lions shirt as he dropped Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden to send a “message” following their behaviour last month.

The pair were sent home after breaching Covid-19 regulations in Reykjavik in ...

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Steven Gerrard pleased with European progress but has sights set on silverware

Steven Gerrard has challenged his Rangers players to transform their European heroics into domestic success.

The Light Blues fired themselves back into the Europa League group stages for the third year running as goals from Scott Arfield and James Tavernier left Galatasaray ...

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FAW monitoring Azerbaijan situation ahead of Euro 2020 matches in Baku

Ryan Giggs says the Football Association of Wales is monitoring the escalating conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, with the Dragons due to play two Euro 2020 matches in Baku next summer.

The two former Soviet republics have been locked for decades in a conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, ...

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Mikel Arteta hails Bernd Leno as Arsenal earn Carabao Cup quarter-final spot

Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta insists Bernd Leno’s impressive performance in the Carabao Cup win over Liverpool did not give him any extra satisfaction having chosen to make the German goalkeeper his number one.

The Gunners sold Emiliano Martinez to Aston Villa last month, ...

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Jose Mourinho continues sparring with ‘Gary’ Southgate over Harry Kane plans

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has continued sparring with Gareth Southgate over the England manager’s plans for Harry Kane next week.

Mourinho made it perfectly clear that he did not expect Kane to be involved in all three of England’s games over the next fortnight after a ...

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Teen aids 'fatberg' campaign with creative packaging

A BOLD idea to help protect the environment, conceived by a 16-year-old Bury schoolgirl, has been brought to life in an attempt to solve the UK’s fatberg crisis.

Unblocktober - led by Lanes Group - is the world’s first national campaign to reduce plastic pollution and ...

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Two found dead in Burnley after house fire

TWO females have died following a house fire.

Police were called to the semi-detached home in Colne Road, Burnley, at 8.45am after reports of a ‘concern for safety’.

The two deaths are being treated as unexplained and an investigation will take place. ...

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Trump to attend next two presidential debates despite opposing rule changes

Donald Trump opposes changing the rules for the remaining two presidential debates against Democrat Joe Biden – but his campaign has said he will attend regardless.

Tuesday’s opening debate in Cleveland quickly turned chaotic, with frequent interruptions by the candidates ...

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French Open day five: Jelena Ostapenko finds form to upset Karolina Pliskova

Former champion Jelena Ostapenko knocked out second seed Karolina Pliskova to get Roland Garros talking about a possible title challenge again.

There is no doubt about Novak Djokovic’s credentials and he raced past Ricardas Berankis, while Stefanos Tsitsipas had a much more ...

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Manchester City sink Arsenal to set up final against Everton

Manchester City booked their place in the Women’s FA Cup final after beating Arsenal 2-1 in an entertaining game.

City quickly hit their stride in the opening exchanges, with summer signing Sam Mewis controlling the midfield and pegging Arsenal into their own half.

Captain ...

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Dean Smith rues ‘missed opportunity’ as Aston Villa crash out of Carabao Cup

Boss Dean Smith admitted Aston Villa blew their chance after being knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Stoke.

Sam Vokes sent the Potters through to the quarter-finals as Villa’s second-string suffered a 1-0 fourth-round defeat.

Henri Lansbury and Keinan Davis missed Villa’s ...

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Tottenham, Celtic, Rangers and Dundalk make sure of Europa League progress

Harry Kane’s hat-trick fired Tottenham into the Europa League group stages with a 7-2 win over Maccabi Haifa in north London.

Giovani Lo Celso bagged two goals in three minutes as Jose Mourinho’s Spurs overwhelmed their Israeli visitors at the Tottenham Hotspur ...

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Harry Kane hat-trick fires Tottenham into Europa League group stage

Harry Kane scored a hat-trick and set up another goal as Tottenham eased through to the Europa League group stage with a 7-2 win over Maccabi Haifa.

Kane and his team-mates showed no signs of fatigue playing their third game in five days and put the Israeli side to the sword, with a ...

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Said Benrahma brace swells asking price, says Brentford boss Thomas Frank

Brentford boss Thomas Frank claimed Said Benrahma had added another few million to his price tag after his two goals sank Fulham in the Carabao Cup.

Algerian midfielder Benrahma has been linked with a move to the Premier League all summer, with Chelsea, Arsenal, Crystal Palace and Aston ...

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Stoke upset Aston Villa to claim Carabao Cup quarter-final spot

Sam Vokes sent Stoke into the Carabao Cup quarter-finals after an impressive 1-0 win at Aston Villa.

The striker’s first-half header clinched a second Premier League scalp for the Sky Bet Championship side after their victory at Wolves last month.

Henri Lansbury and Keinan ...

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All the things you can do in Bolton from Saturday after lockdown restrictions eased’

FROM Saturday, residents in Bolton will be able to enjoy the same restricted leisure privileges as people across Greater Manchester.

The Government today announced that Bolton will be brought in line with measures in place in the rest of the region as coronavirus case rates have ...

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Harry tells of racial awakening as he celebrates Black History Month with Meghan

The Duke of Sussex has spoken about his “awakening” to race issues and the problems faced by minority communities who live in a world “created by white people for white people”.

Harry said his comments were not about “pointing the finger, it is not about ...

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