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Johnson declines to rule out military intervention in Iran

Boris Johnson has blamed Iran for the attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, before a meeting with President Hassan Rouhani.

The Prime Minister said on Sunday that the UK could attribute blame with a “very high degree of probability” to the Islamic republic as he declined to ...

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Johnson to tell Trump the NHS is not on the table in post-Brexit trade deal

Boris Johnson has said he will discuss the climate crisis with Donald Trump and tell him face-to-face that the NHS cannot be on the table for a post-Brexit trade deal.

The Prime Minister is to meet the US President on Tuesday for talks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, ...

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Traffic-free roads outside schools ‘supported by public’

Parents and residents support the idea of traffic-free streets outside schools, according to a survey.

Many people are concerned about the impact of fumes caused by car exhausts on children’s health, a survey by Sustrans suggests.

The charity has called on government at all ...

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Traffic-free roads outside schools ‘supported by public’

Parents and residents support the idea of traffic-free streets outside schools, according to a survey.

Many people are concerned about the impact of fumes caused by car exhausts on children’s health, a survey by Sustrans suggests.

The charity has called on government at all ...

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Drunk unleashes racist tirade at Blackburn health centre

A DRUNKEN man racially abused a health centre staff member and a patient.

Blackburn magistrates heard when police arrived Anthony John Lomax turned his attentions to an Asian officer and racially abused him as well.

Lomax, 34, of Addison Street, Blackburn, admitted to ...

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Blackburn student secures training contract with prestigious law firm

A promising young student has secured a training contract with a prestigious law firm.

Hamza Khan, from Blackburn, has been admitted to a magic circle law firm Linklaters after completing a summer internship with them.

Currently studying at London School of Economics in ...

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Farnworth GP practice investigated after patient refused her information unless £50 paid

AN investigation has revealed that a medical practice in Farnworth was not complying with data protection rules.

Virginia Hewitt, who says she is on the autism spectrum, was a patient at Fig Tree Medical Practice, in Frederick Street for a number of years.

After a number ...

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Johnson declines to deny allegations he failed to declare potential conflicts

Boris Johnson has declined to deny allegations that he failed to declare potential conflicts of interest as London mayor over the allocation of public money to a model turned technology entrepreneur.

The Prime Minister repeatedly refused to comment on allegations centring on his ...

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Johnson plays down chances of ‘New York breakthrough’ on Brexit

Boris Johnson has played down the chances of a “New York breakthrough” on Brexit during discussions with key EU leaders at the United Nations.

The Prime Minister is set to meet with Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Donald Tusk and Leo Varadkar during the annual General Assembly ...

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Johnson declines to rule out military intervention in Iran

Boris Johnson has blamed Iran for the attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, before a meeting with President Hassan Rouhani.

The Prime Minister said on Sunday that the UK could attribute blame with a “very high degree of probability” to the Islamic republic as he declined to ...

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Johnson to tell Trump the NHS is not on the table in post-Brexit trade deal

Boris Johnson has said he will discuss the climate crisis with Donald Trump and tell him face-to-face that the NHS cannot be on the table for a post-Brexit trade deal.

The Prime Minister is to meet the US President on Tuesday for talks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, ...

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Trump suggests he raised Biden and son with Ukraine’s president

President Donald Trump has suggested that he raised former Vice President Joe Biden and Biden’s son in a phone call with Ukraine’s new leader.

Democrats are pressing for investigations into whether Mr Trump improperly used his office to try to dig up damaging information about ...

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Travellers ‘absolutely devastated’ but feel for Thomas Cook staff

Travellers have said they are “absolutely devastated” at the closure of Thomas Cook but have expressed support for the travel operator’s staff.

The tourism giant announced early on Monday that it had ceased trading after failing to secure a last-ditch rescue deal, leaving ...

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New York Giants fight back to win thriller against Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The New York Giants – led by rookie quarterback Daniel Jones – overturned an 18-point deficit to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 32-31.

Jones, the sixth overall pick in this year’s draft, replaced the benched Eli Manning as the Giants sought to improve their 0-2 record ...

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Football rumours from the media

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will look to bolster his Manchester United side with a double signing from Tottenham, reports the Daily Star. United have previously been rebuffed in their attempts to sign Lucas Moura and Eric Dier, but Solskjaer will look to tempt the pair to the north west as the side ...

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Photographic competition looking to increase footfall to historic Blackburn park and conservatory

A MUM-OF-TWO wants to get the public's help to try to bring back some happy times to one of Blackburn's main parks.

Danielle Clay is a member of the Corporation Park Supporters Group and wants people to send in their pictures of the Preston New Road park for a photography ...

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Blackburn's flagship office block how has empty floor

THE third floor of a town centre's flagship £8million office block is now empty after the tenant moved out.

The Organic Insurance Group moved into One Cathedral Square in Blackburn in February 2017 but transferred its operations to Ribchester this summer.

Now agents ...

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Mother's heartbreaking plea over £3,500 NHS bill while visiting granddaughter

The cost of treating foreign nationals through the NHS has raised eyebrows across the UK – some fear that ‘health tourism’ means millions is being spent on operations for non-British patients. But Seamus McDonnell looks at the true cost of treatment for travellers who fall ...

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Conway says Ireland refused to panic after England humbling before World Cup

Andrew Conway has paid tribute to Ireland’s resolve in refusing to panic after their record 57-15 loss to England at Twickenham ahead of the Rugby World Cup.

Munster star Conway stormed in for Ireland’s bonus-point try in Sunday’s 27-3 thumping of Scotland that allowed ...

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Magnus Bradbury enters the fray as Hamish Watson ruled out of Rugby World Cup

Scotland have suffered a fresh blow to their World Cup hopes after flanker Hamish Watson was ruled out for the rest of the tournament.

The Edinburgh forward suffered a serious knee injury during Sunday’s 27-3 defeat to Ireland in their Pool A opener in Yokohama and will play no ...

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The sporting weekend in pictures

The wait was finally over for rugby fans as the World Cup got under way in Japan.

A blockbuster clash between New Zealand and South Africa topped the bill on Saturday, before England, Ireland and Scotland got their campaigns under way a day later.

Manchester City scored eight in a ...

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