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Gove to enter crowded battle for the Number 10 crown

Environment Secretary Michael Gove will enter the race to be next Prime Minister on Sunday as the fight for the Tory crown showed signs of turning increasingly bitter.

The Press Association understands prominent Brexiteer Mr Gove will join an already crowded field after Foreign Secretary ...

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Man in hospital after being attacked and hit by van

A man has been left seriously injured after being assaulted and struck by a van.

The incident happened in the Drumleck Gardens area of Londonderry at 1.40am on Sunday.

The attacker than made off in the van, police said.

The 32-year-old victim was taken to ...

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Sumo diplomacy: Japan’s Abe courts Trump with wrestling, burgers and golf

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe continued his US charm offensive on Sunday, courting President Donald Trump with three things close to his heart: wrestling matches, burgers and golf.

Call it sumo diplomacy.

Mr Trump’s four-day state visit to Japan is designed to demonstrate ...

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Michael Gove confirms Conservative leadership bid

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed he will formally enter the Conservative leadership race.

Speaking to the Press Association from his London home, the prominent Brexiteer said he will join an already crowded field after Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and ex-Cabinet ministers ...

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Luiz believes Sarri is doing amazing job at Chelsea

David Luiz has backed under-pressure Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, insisting the Italian is doing an amazing job.

Sarri has come in for heavy criticism this season with fans unhappy at his style of play, while a spectacular downturn in results saw them fall off the title pace.

They ...

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History paints a bleak picture for Championship play-off final winners

Almost two-thirds of clubs promoted to the top flight via the play-offs since the introduction of one-off finals in 1990 have gone straight back down.

Derby, who face Aston Villa in Monday’s Championship play-off final, know very well how hard it can be to adjust after promotion via ...

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Dental dilemmas: Mouth cancer signs

Q. ONE of my friends was recently diagnosed with mouth cancer. How do I know whether I’m safe or not?

A. Mouth cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world, but isn’t as common in the UK.

Out of all the cancers that are diagnosed in the UK every year, ...

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Move to spread fitness support for addicts to Blackburn

A BLACKBURN businessman is launching a bid to bring a revolutionary fitness-based programme aimed at beating addiction to his home town.

Sales director Darren Smith brought up in Mill Hill, was so impressed by the 180 Project based at the Crossfit Clitheroe Gym on Primrose Business ...

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Images from our archives taken at Bolton primary schools between 1985 and 86

This week we travel back to the mid 1980s. The images come from a folder we found in our photo archive, marked Bolton primary school groups 1985 to 1986.

We’re hoping that some of you will recognise themselves, friends or family members in these pictures.

So take a ...

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Marketing agency celebrates housing association deal win

A DIGITAL agency has secured a valuable tender with one of East Lancashire's major housing associations.

+24 Marketing has been named as the supplier of integrated marketing services for Burnley-based Calico.

Sam Keenan, their marketing manager, said: "We are delighted to ...

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Seven-year switch secured - from a trainee to director

A LAWYER has risen from trainee to director in just seven years at a Blackburn practice.

Commercial property solicitor Oliver Bagnall, 33, began his WHN Solicitors career in 2012.

Qualifying in 2014, he became an associate last year before his latest elevation.

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Move to spread fitness support for addicts to Blackburn

A BLACKBURN businessman is launching a bid to bring a revolutionary fitness-based programme aimed at beating addiction to his home town.

Sales director Darren Smith brought up in Mill Hill, was so impressed by the 180 Project based at the Crossfit Clitheroe Gym on Primrose Business ...

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Jason Manford gig delayed as fire causes theatre evacuation

THE Lowry theatre was evacuated during a Jason Manford gig due to a mobile phone catching fire.

Hundreds of people were removed from the Salford-based theatre after a patron's mobile phone caught fire during the interval of his Muddle Class gig on Saturday evening.

The ...

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Music returns to Nuttall Park after decades with concert on restored bandstand

FOR the first time in decades the sound of music has returned to a Ramsbottom park.

In the glorious spring sunshine crowds eagerly gathered for an afternoon of excellent entertainment as Hazlehurst Brass Band and entertainer Lee Grant took to the restored Nuttall Park bandstand. ...

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TRAVEL REVIEW: Wonderful Orlando has still got that magic

FROM our glass bubble high in Florida sky, we could just make out a giant silver sphere, a raging volcano, a twisting green rollercoaster and a swarm of snaking water slides.

My wife Rachel and I, along with our daughters Isla and Evelyn, were riding on The Wheel, a new attraction ...

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Call for action against ‘terrible’ potholes

THE ‘terrible’ state of a Bolton road has prompted calls for action from an angry business owner.

David Pennington, one of the owners of GT Penningtons Office Furniture in Edgar Street, says the road outside his shop is an accident waiting to happen.

The road ...

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Find some backbone on Brexit – fast: Watson attacks Labour’s second ref stance

Labour must “find some backbone” and fully commit to supporting a second referendum on Brexit to have any chance of winning the next general election, the party’s deputy leader has said.

Tom Watson said he feared the results of the European elections would show voters had ...

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Trump plays down North Korean missile threat

Donald Trump has downplayed recent North Korean missile tests in an apparent contradiction of his national security adviser.

The US president tweeted from Tokyo that the tests are not a concern for him — even though they are for Japan.

Mr Trump also said North Korean leader Kim ...

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Golf and sumo wrestling on the agenda for Trump and Abe in Japan

Donald Trump flew in aboard the Marine One helicopter for a round of golf at Japan’s Mobara Country Club with prime minister Shinzo Abe.

Mr Abe is the US president’s closest friend among world leaders and it was the fifth time they had played golf together since Mr Trump took ...

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Tory leadership race: Who are the contenders and where do they stand on Brexit?

The race for Number 10 is heating up as several prominent Tories have thrown their hats in the ring for the top job.

Here are the main runners and riders, where they stand on Brexit and what they have had to say about their bid to take on the mantle of Conservative ...

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Images from our archives taken at Bolton primary schools between 1985 and 86

This week we travel back to the mid 1980s. The images come from a folder we found in our photo archive, marked Bolton primary school groups 1985 to 1986.

We’re hoping that some of you will recognise themselves, friends or family members in these pictures.

So take a ...

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