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Trump and Moon try to keep North Korea summit on track amid doubts

Donald Trump has laboured with South Korea’s Moon Jae-in to keep the highly anticipated US summit with North Korea on track after the president abruptly cast doubt that the June 12 meeting would come off.

Setting the stakes sky high, Mr Moon said, “The fate and the ...

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Australian archbishop stands aside after cover-up conviction

An Australian archbishop has said he will stand aside but does not intend to resign after becoming the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse.

Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson was convicted on Tuesday in the Newcastle Local ...

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Unai Emery appears to confirm Arsenal appointment

Unai Emery looked to have confirmed himself as the Arsenal’s new head coach late on Tuesday night.

Arsenal continue to go about the finishing touches of what is a first management recruitment process at the north London club in almost a quarter of a century to appoint Arsene ...

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Darragh Lenihan keen on extended Rovers deal

DARRAGH Lenihan says he would be keen to discuss a new contract at Rovers as he enters the final 12 months of his current deal.

The homegrown defender is expected to be one of the players that Rovers are looking to tie down following their promotion back to the Championship.

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Sam Vokes: Burnley are just a small town in Europe

THE scale of Burnley's achievement in qualifying for Europe next season was summed up for Sam Vokes when the Clarets faithful broke into tune on the final day of the season.

'We're just a small town in Europe' rang out as Turf Moor celebrated a remarkable season and Vokes believes ...

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Traffic calming measures come to Ewood street after van ploughs into garden

A NEW electronic sign warning motorists about their speed will be installed on a 'danger road' following a major crash.

Park Lee Road residents say the street, which is limited to 20mph and is home to East Lancashire Hospice and Longshaw Junior School, still has issues with speeding ...

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New dessert restaurant plan for listed Waterloo Pavilions building

PLANS to convert a historic listed building in the heart of Blackburn have been given the green light.

Waterloo Pavilions in Church Street, a grade-II listed building dating back to 1835, is going to be turned into a dessert restaurant after Blackburn with Darwen Council ...

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Cancer patient waited more than half a year for treatment at East Lancashire Hospitals Trust

ONE cancer patient at East Lancashire Hospitals Trust waited more than half a year for treatment, new figures have revealed.

The patient in question was waiting for treatment for 202 days last year, according to a freedom of information (FOI) request.

That is against a ...

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County council pothole compensation bill topping £1million leaves MP 'shocked'

POTHOLE compensation claims cost Lancashire County Council £1.18million in the last financial year.

Burnley MP Julie Cooper obtained the figure through a Freedom of Information request.

Labour health spokeswoman Mrs Cooper said: “These shocking statistics tell ...

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REVEALED: Blackburn with Darwen has highest number of suicides in East Lancashire

BLACKBURN with Darwen has had the highest number of suicides in East Lancashire in the last 14 years, government statistics have revealed.

Daunting figures which paint the borough as a suicide blackspot have sparked concerns from doctors.

The Office for National Statistics ...

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Complaints about 'high cost' of drinks at Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital A&E

A ‘SIGNIFICANT’ number of complaints has been made by patients about the cost of drinks at a East Lancashire's only A&E.

Concerns about the price of drinks at Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital’s accident and emergency department were highlighted in a report. ...

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Drunken Blackburn 999-ban timewaster called police about neighbours

A MAN who was banned by a criminal behaviour order from making unnecessary contact with the emergency services used the 999 number to call police and complain about his neighbours.

Blackburn magistrates heard Lance Cook, who had been drinking heavily, made three calls in the space ...

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Workers plugging energy wells as lava from Kilauea volcano flows nearby

Authorities are racing to close off production wells at a geothermal plant threatened by a lava flow from Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island.

Workers were capping the 11th and last well at the plant to prevent toxic gases from wafting out after lava entered, then stalled, ...

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New online tool launched to get children cycling in bid to tackle obesity

Children across Britain will have the chance to learn to ride a bike in a new initiative aiming to help combat childhood obesity.

Launched by HSBC UK and British Cycling, Ready Set Ride is an online resource built for children from as young as 18 months to eight years old and will ...

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Fashion student to be sentenced for acid attack on former partner

A fashion student who poured sulphuric acid over her former partner’s face after he left her for another woman is due to be sentenced.

Berlinah Wallace, 48, was acquitted of murdering Mark van Dongen but convicted of throwing a corrosive substance with intent following a ...

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NHS legal challenge backed by Stephen Hawking reaches High Court

A campaign group backed by the late Professor Stephen Hawking will begin its High Court challenge against Jeremy Hunt over plans to allow private companies to play a greater role in the NHS.

The JR4NHS group was founded by three doctors and a university professor, and supported ...

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Joshua stateside amid anticipation of Wilder fight announcement

Anthony Joshua is jetting around the US as fans await an announcement on a fight with Deontay Wilder.

The British WBO, IBF and WBA title holder arrived in Los Angeles on Tuesday with members of his entourage.

Alongside a photo posted on Instagram showing manager Freddie ...

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Countries behind cyber attacks face being ‘named and shamed’ by UK

The UK will take “necessary and proportionate action” to respond to online interference in elections as part of the Government’s approach to policing cyberspace.

Russia, North Korea and other states behind cyber assaults face being named and shamed under the ...

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Legal firm acting for Manchester Arena family urges end to inquest delays

Lawyers for one of the families of the 22 Manchester Arena victims have called for an end to delays to the inquests into their deaths.

HM Senior Coroner for Manchester, Nigel Meadows, has indicated to the families that a pre-inquest review scheduled for June 15 will not be effective ...

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Fuel duty would be ‘cut by a fifth’ under new scheme

Fuel duty would be cut by a fifth under a radical scheme to change the way roads are paid for.

Drivers currently suffering from fuel prices at a three-and-a-half-year high would save 14p per litre under the Road Miles concept.

The proposal, developed by AA president Edmund ...

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Call to curb water use and leaks to prevent water shortages and wildlife damage

People need to use less water and companies must curb leaks to prevent future water shortages and damage to rivers and wildlife, the Environment Agency has warned.

Many sources of water supplies are already overstretched and, with climate change and a growing population, much of ...

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