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16 killed as violence flares after Israeli strikes target Gaza militants

Israeli air strikes killed two Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza as rocket fire towards Israel resumed after a brief overnight lull, raising the death toll in the territory to 16 Palestinians in the heaviest round of fighting in months.

The Israeli military said more than 250 rockets have ...

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David Gauke to stand as independent candidate at election

Ex-Tory Cabinet minister David Gauke has announced he will stand as an independent candidate at the General Election.

The former justice secretary said he would contest the South West Hertfordshire seat he has held since 2005.

Mr Gauke also endorsed calls for a second referendum, ...

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Johnson vows to end ‘groundhoggery’ of Brexit in first major election speech

Boris Johnson will promise to end the “groundhoggery” of Brexit if the Conservatives win a majority at the General Election in his first keynote speech of the campaign.

The Prime Minister will pledge to drive a clean energy revolution while investing in the NHS, cutting crime ...

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Charles enjoys e-rickshaw ride on India visit

The Prince of Wales has been taken on a rickshaw ride with a difference in India – a silent battery-powered journey.

Charles, a prominent climate change campaigner, went for a spin in one of the famous three-wheeled vehicles during a visit to India’s equivalent of the Met ...

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Japanese space probe starts year-long journey home from asteroid

A Japanese spacecraft has departed from a distant asteroid, starting a year-long journey home after collecting soil samples and data that could provide clues to the origins of the solar system.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa) said the Hayabusa2 left its orbit around the ...

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Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin hits out at corporate governance rules

Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin has launched a scathing attack on corporate governance rules and advisers which he said are causing companies to collapse.

The ardent pro-Brexit businessman also said he believed a no-deal Brexit would be preferable to the current deal secured by Prime Minister ...

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How have Leicester got things so right this season?

Leicester are second in the Premier League and in the title race for the first time since they won a shock crown in 2016.

Here, the PA news agency looks what has gone right for the Foxes this season.

Brendan Rodgers has been nominated for the Barclays Manager of the Month award for ...

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'A crunchy feeling' - Rovers loanee opens up on injury

Greg Cunningham was ‘adamant’ he wanted to try and run off what would turn out to be a season-ending injury at QPR last month, only to soon realise something was awry.

Cunningham revealed he felt a ‘crunchy feeling’ in the back of his knee that would later ...

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Driver handed fine and penalty points after being stopped by police

A DRIVER has been handed a fine and six penalty points after being stopped by police.

Officers flagged down the male driver of a Vauxhall Vectra in Thynne Street, Bolton, last night.

The vehicle has been seized after it was found that neither the driver nor his wife had ...

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Administrators called in for glazing company Grosvenor Windows

ADMINISTRATORS have been called in at a well-established Bolton double glazing firm.

But insolvency experts are remaining tight-lipped over whether jobs are currently at risk at Horwich-based Grosvenor Windows — or if it can be sold on as a going concern.

Councillors ...

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Warning issued after 'suspected deliberate' wheelie bin fire

A WARNING has been issued after a domestic bin was set ablaze in a back alley.

Crews from Bolton North were called to a wheelie bin fire in Hall i' th' Wood last night.

Crew manager Mark McCourt has urged residents to be vigilant, and called for wheelie bins to be taken in ...

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Several sets of number plates discovered in boot of stolen car

A STOLEN car has been seized after a driver failed to stop for police.

Traffic patrols pursued a Ford Fiesta after the driver failed to stop in Little Lever.

The vehicle was then found abandoned in Back Alice Street.

On initial inspection, officers discovered ...

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Appeal to find teenager who has been missing for four days

POLICE have launched an appeal to find a missing 14-year-old girl.

Ella Whittaker has been missing from the Chorley area since November 9.

She is described as a white female, 5ft 4ins in height, slim build with long brown hair.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: ...

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Bolton's most wanted — November 13, 2019

Every week police ask readers of The Bolton News for help to find wanted suspects.

REECE HAYWOOD, aged 27, is wanted for a breach of court bail relating to several domestic related charges including assault and damage. He has links to Rawson Avenue, Bolton and Radcliffe.

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People’s Vote to support 100-plus candidates at election

Dominic Grieve, Chuka Umunna and Rosie Duffield head the list of more than 100 candidates who will receive backing from the People’s Vote group in a bid to topple the Tories in the election.

The cross-party group will lend financial and campaign support to its “PV100″ ...

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Flood warnings remain in place as more rain forecast

Thirty-five flood warnings are still in place across England as Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged people in affected areas to heed the warnings of emergency services.

The warnings sit alongside a further 80 flood alerts – warning residents to be on alert for possible flooding ...

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Most distant world ever explored given new name: Arrokoth

The most distant world ever explored – four billion miles away – finally has an official name: Arrokoth.

That means “sky” in the language of the Native American Powhatan people, Nasa said.

Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft flew past the snowman-shaped body ...

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12 killed as violence flares after Israeli strikes target Gaza militants

Israeli air strikes killed two Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza as rocket fire towards Israel resumed after a brief overnight lull, raising the death toll in the territory to 12 Palestinians in the heaviest round of fighting in months.

The Israeli military said more than 250 rockets have ...

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Venice flooding hits second highest level ever

Flooding in the Italian city of Venice has reached its second-highest level ever, after the infamous 1966 floods.

The high-water mark hit 74in late on Tuesday, meaning more than 85% of the city was flooded.

The highest level recorded was 78in in 1966.

Venice’s mayor ...

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David Gauke to stand as independent candidate at election

Ex-Tory Cabinet minister David Gauke has announced he will stand as an independent candidate at the General Election.

The former justice secretary said he would contest the South West Hertfordshire seat he has held since 2005.

Mr Gauke also endorsed calls for a second referendum, ...

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Leigh knuckle down

“NO excuses,” says head coach John Duffy after his Leigh squad knuckled down to pre-season training.

Denied the benefit of a full training schedule for last season’s Betfred Championship campaign, Duffy now has the luxury of three months to prime his team for its ...

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