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Transport Secretary urges buyers to think twice about opting for diesel

Drivers should think long and hard before buying a diesel car, the Transport Secretary has said.

Chris Grayling suggested motorists should consider buying a low-emission vehicle rather than spending their money on a diesel.

His intervention follows reports the Government is ...

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Suspect was paid for ‘prank’ attack on Kim’s half-brother

The Indonesian suspect in the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half-brother was paid 90 dollars (£72) to help carry out the attack involving VX nerve agent, said Indonesia’s deputy ambassador to Malaysia.

But deputy ambassador Andriano Erwin repeated Siti ...

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Scottish nationalism is same as racism, London mayor claims

The Labour mayor of London has likened Scottish nationalism to racism, insisting that there is “no difference” between them and those who try to “divide us on the basis of our background, race or religion”.

Sadiq Khan spoke out ahead of a speech to the Scottish ...

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Claude Puel backs Southampton defence to cope with Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Southampton manager Claude Puel has backed his patched-up defence to deal with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Saints are without key defender Virgil van Dijk for Sunday’s Wembley showdown with Manchester United in the EFL Cup final.

Instead teenager Jack Stephens, who is almost half ...

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Horwich Heritage Society to celebrate special occasion

HORWICH Heritage will celebrate 10 years since the opening of the current centre with a special event on Saturday March 11.

The open day will run from 10am to 1pm to mark the anniversary.

Although June 2015 saw the 30th anniversary of Horwich Heritage it was 10 years ago ...

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Jodie Foster joins rally against Trump travel ban

Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster told demonstrators it is “our time to resist” as she joined a rally opposing US president Donald Trump’s proposed travel ban, two days before the Academy Awards.

She spoke to demonstrators gathered outside the Beverly Hills headquarters ...

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Illegal air pollution levels endangering health of London children

Tens of thousands of children in a quarter of all London’s schools are exposed to illegal levels of air pollution that can cause permanent damage to their health, a study has found.

Pupils at 802 of the capital’s schools, including a third of nurseries, are routinely breathing ...

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Rail operators accused of ‘smokescreen’ to prevent passenger compensation claims

Train companies are failing to properly inform passengers about their rights, a consumer group has claimed.

Operators are using industry-wide terms and conditions as a “smokescreen” to stop delayed travellers claiming compensation for expenses including missed flights, taxi ...

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'We won't be going for fish and chips' - Burnley boss Sean Dyche has no plans to change away day routine

SEAN Dyche will not change Burnley’s away game routine ahead of a four game run of road trips for the Clarets.

Dyche’s side will look to improve on a record of one point from 11 Premier League away games this season over the next month.

That starts with a trip to the ...

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Inquest review adjourned again into death of Michael Blake after shooting

A PRE-INQUEST review into the shooting of a Westhoughton man was opened and adjourned yesterday.

The resumed inquest review into the circumstances leading up to the death of Michael Blake, 28, was first adjourned in November last year.

Mr Blake died on November 3, after ...

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Woodnook regeneration project scoops prestigious prize

THE Woodnook regeneration project in Accrington has collected a prize at a regional awards ceremony.

Hyndburn Council and developer PlaceFirst won the ‘Public/Private Partnership of the Year Award’ at the Insider North West Residential Property Awards.


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St Oswald’s RC Primary School praised for progress

A SCHOOL in Accrington has been praised for ranking in the top three per cent of schools for pupil progress.

St Oswald’s RC Primary School received the rating for the progress students make between Key Stage One and the end of Key Stage Two in reading, writing and maths.


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PICTURES: Costume ideas for World Book Day 2017

LOOKING for some inspiration for World Book Day 2017?

This year's fancy dress-filled celebration of books and reading takes place on Thursday.

If you are stuck for costume ideas for your little ones, flick through our picture gallery above for some of last year's most ...

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Sean Dyche hails Joey Barton's attitude and influence since Burnley return

SEAN Dyche has hailed Joey Barton’s influence and attitude at Burnley after branding last week’s controversies as ‘pantomime stuff’.

Barton hit the headlines for a couple of off-the-ball clashes with Lincoln’s Matt Rhead and Terry Hawkridge during the FA Cup defeat at Turf ...

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Woman suffers serious head injuries in A59 crash

A 24-year-old woman suffered serious head injuries after a car crash in the Ribble Valley on Friday night.

The car she was driving rolled several times before stopping in a lay-by, police said.

Officers are now appealing for witnesses after the incident which happened on ...

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Squatters near Buckingham Palace braced for eviction over ‘security risk’

Squatters shacked up in a grand building metres away from Buckingham Palace are gearing themselves up for the looming prospect of eviction.

Activists were branded a possible risk to the Queen’s security for occupying the seven-storey property on Buckingham Gate, in the shadow of the ...

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Why Royal Mint took full English fry-up off pound coin menu

An engraving of a full English breakfast was considered to feature on the new £1 coin, the Royal Mint’s chief engraver has said.

Gordon Summers said the fry-up was one of the most popular of more than 6,000 entries in a nationwide competition to find a design to appear on the tails ...

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Three face slavery charges after raid on bunker cannabis farm

Three men have been charged with slavery offences after police discovered a cannabis farm in an underground nuclear bunker.

Martin Fillery, 45, Plamen Nguyen, 27, and Ross Winter, 30, will appear in court on Saturday accused of conspiracy to produce the Class B drug, Wiltshire Police ...

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PICTURES: Leigh Centurions take Saints scalp for first time since 1994

Leigh Centurions recorded their first victory since winning promotion to Betfred Super League with a hard-fought 24-16 success over St Helens at the Sports Village.

After defeats against Castleford and Leeds, Neil Jukes' side showed tremendous character to upset their illustrious ...

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Kyle Edmund beaten by Milos Raonic in Delray Beach quarter-finals

Kyle Edmund is still waiting for his first victory over a top-10 player after Milos Raonic knocked him out of the Delray Beach Open quarter-finals.

The Brit had dreams of the biggest win of his career when he took the first set, but the Canadian, ranked fourth in the world, came back to ...

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Defending champion Robin Hull out of Coral Shoot Out

Defending champion Robin Hull crashed out of the Coral Shoot Out with a second-round defeat to Fergal O’Brien as the competition became a ranking event for the first time at Watford Colosseum.

The defending champ is OUT! RESULTS | Fergal O'Brien wins the last match of the day ...

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