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"To have him alongside me is great" - Charlie Mulgrew praises fellow Blackburn Rovers central defender Darragh Lenihan

CHARLIE Mulgrew believes Darragh Lenihan has found his home in the centre of Blackburn Rovers’ defence and backed the Irishman to succeed at the highest level.

Rovers have used 11 different central defensive partnerships so far this season, with Mulgrew and Lenihan the most popular since ...

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Memorial service celebrates life of Oswaldtwistle at St Christopher's CE school pupil Megan Lee

A MEMORIAL to celebrate the life of Oswaldtwistle teenager Megan Lee who died after suffering a severe allergic reaction was unveiled during a special service at her school.

Friends, family and staff gathered at St Christopher’s CE High School in Accrington to remember the ...

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Michael Keane: Sean Dyche and Burnley helped me realise my international dream

MICHAEL Keane paid tribute to the work Sean Dyche, Ian Woan and Tony Loughlan have done with him at Burnley in helping him realise his international dream.

The Clarets centre-back believes he has come on ‘leaps and bounds’ in his time at Turf Moor since joining from Manchester ...

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Former Westhoughton mayor James Gilfillan ordered to wear electronic tag after fraud against his elderly father

A DISGRACED former mayor who fraudulently used his elderly father's details and bank account to obtain loans has been ordered to wear an electronic tag for six months.

In May last year a jury found James Gilfillan, a former mayor of Westhoughton, guilty of two counts of fraud, but ...

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UK set to begin ‘momentous journey’ to life outside EU

Britain will take the first step on its “momentous journey” to a future outside the European Union when Theresa May launches divorce proceedings that will bring to an end a relationship of more than 40 years.

The Prime Minister has signed the letter that starts the formal exit ...

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Spain benefit from video referee in victory against France

Video replays took centre stage as Spain beat France 2-0 in a friendly at the Stade de France.

German referee Felix Zwayer made full use of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system being trialled by FIFA as an opening goal for the hosts was disallowed for offside, while an incorrect flag ...

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Anthony Joshua: Spell at Nigerian boarding school was good for me

Anthony Joshua will be Britain’s highest-profile fighter when he faces Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley next month, but he was very nearly lost to a boarding school in Nigeria.

The IBF heavyweight champion, whose full name is Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua, joined his Nigerian mother ...

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Donald Trump signs order to roll back Barack Obama’s ‘clean’ energy plan

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that he said would revive the coal industry and create jobs.

The move makes good on his campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama’s plan to curb global warming.

(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP/PA)

The order ...

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In pictures: Duchess of Cambridge dazzles guests at gallery event

The Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the National Portrait Gallery for a glittering reception.

Video: The Duchess of Cambridge arriving at the National Portrait Gallery @NPGLondon dressed in a Temperley gown. pic.twitter.com/WlngB9gnMA

— Catherine Wylie (@wyliecatherine) March ...

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Theresa May issues unity plea as she prepares to trigger Article 50

Theresa May will urge the country to “come together” as she prepares to trigger the formal process for Britain’s divorce from the European Union.

The Prime Minister will call for Leave and Remain supporters to put the referendum behind them and make a success of Brexit as ...

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Welsh wife of Elysee hopeful Francois Fillon handed ‘fraud’ charges

The British wife of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon is facing preliminary charges over well-paid parliamentary jobs that investigators suspect she never performed.

Penelope Fillon, who originally comes from Abergavenny in Wales, was charged with “misuse of public ...

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Fabian Cowdrey leaves Kent by mutual consent

Kent have announced the departure of Fabian Cowdrey.

The 24-year-old, whose father Chris and grandfather Colin played for both Kent and England, has left the club by mutual consent.

Canterbury-born Cowdrey advanced through the Kent Academy and made his first-class debut for the ...

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Magnusson’s first-half effort proves enough as Iceland edge Republic of Ireland

Hordur Magnusson’s first-half free-kick was enough to hand Iceland a friendly victory over the Republic of Ireland as Martin O’Neill’s understudies learned just how far they have to go.

The Bristol City full-back curled home a 21st-minute free-kick to secure a 1-0 win at ...

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Young musicians kick off Bolton Music Centre Presents 2017

BANDS, choirs and ensembles took to the stage at the first night of Bolton Music Centre Presents 2017.

The performances this evening signalled the start of a week of concerts dedicated to the town's young musical talent.

First on at the Victoria Hall event was Bolton Youth ...

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Donald Trump axes Obama climate change policies

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order rolling back Barack Obama’s efforts to combat climate change.

Mr. Trump, you cannot run a government by rejecting science. Listen to the scientific community, not the CEOs of the fossil fuel industry. ...

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Donald Trump axes Obama climate change policies

US president Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will roll back many of former president Barack Obama’s efforts to curb global warming.

The order is aimed at helping spur American energy jobs.

(Evan Vucci/AP/PA)

The president signed the order at the ...

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Nigel Mansell pays tribute to ‘gentle, massive giant’ John Surtees

An emotional Nigel Mansell paid tribute to John Surtees after the only man to win world championships on both two and four wheels was laid to rest on Tuesday.

Surtees claimed seven world motorcycling titles before making the switch to Formula One and winning the world championship with ...

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Wakefield head coach Chris Chester signs two-year contract extension

Wakefield have announced a two-year contract extension for head coach Chris Chester.

The 38-year-old former Hull KR boss has been in charge of Trinity for just over 12 months and guided them to the top eight of Super League in his first season as well as the semi-finals of the Challenge ...

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Company that's taken ownership of Asons Solicitors controlled by same family that ran the controversial law firm

THE company that has taken over the ownership of Asons Solicitors is controlled by the same family that ran the controversial law firm, it has been confirmed.

Coops Law, which is the trading name of Banks Solicitors, is owned by Irfan Akram – who is also listed as a director ...

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Holyrood’s backing for new independence vote must be respected: Nicola Sturgeon

The Scottish Parliament’s backing for a second independence referendum must be respected, Scotland’s First Minister has said.

MSPs voted by 69 to 59 in favour of seeking permission for a ballot to take place between autumn 2018 and spring 2019.

Nicola Sturgeon said her ...

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Channel 4 relocation outside London ‘would be highly damaging’

Channel 4 has warned that forcing it to move outside of London “would be highly damaging” after the Government announced the broadcaster will remain publicly owned, but faces being relocated.

How it spends money and where it is based is being reviewed to make sure it is ...

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