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May vows to seek trade deals with other countries despite EU rules

Theresa May will tell MPs that the UK will seek to sign trade deals with countries around the world despite potentially being bound by European Union rules for around two years after Brexit.

The Prime Minister will say that even though the UK is leaving the single market and customs ...

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Kurt Baptiste signing completes Leigh Centurions' 2018 squad

LEIGH Centurions have signed Canberra Raiders and Papua New Guinea hooker Kurt Baptiste on a one year contract.

The 26-year-old international will join up with his new teammates in early January.

Baptiste, who had been interesting Warrington Wolves, played in all four of ...

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Franco Manca boss blasts ‘incompetent’ Tories as consumer confidence sinks

The boss of Franco Manca and The Real Greek restaurant chains has ripped into Theresa May’s “incompetent” Government, blaming the Conservatives for destroying consumer confidence as they press ahead with Brexit.

In an extraordinary outburst David Page, the chairman of Fulham ...

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Police probe whether embassy worker found dead in Beirut was sexually assaulted

Lebanese police are investigating whether a British embassy worker strangled and dumped by the side of a motorway was sexually assaulted.

Rebecca Dykes’s family said they have been left “devastated” following her death in Beirut early on Saturday morning, while embassy staff ...

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May vows to seek trade deals with other countries despite EU rules

Theresa May will tell MPs that the UK will seek to sign trade deals with countries around the world despite potentially being bound by European Union rules for around two years after Brexit.

The Prime Minister will say that even though the UK is leaving the single market and customs ...

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‘Happy, loving’ taxi driver killed in multi-car crash on last job of the night

A taxi driver killed in a multi-car crash in Birmingham phoned his wife to say he would be home after his last fare before the horror smash, his brother said.

Father-of-six Imtiaz Mohammed was described by grieving relatives as a “happy, loving and friendly guy” after he was one ...

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Barca rout Depor to warm up for Clasico

Luis Suarez and Paulinho each scored twice as LaLiga leaders Barcelona tuned up for next week’s Clasico with a handsome 4-0 win over Deportivo La Coruna.

With a trip to Real Madrid coming on December 23, Barca overwhelmed their visitors at the Nou Camp, with all four finishes ...

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Brighton 0 Burnley 0: Player ratings

Nick Pope 7

Showed great positivity in coming for crosses and claiming to relieve the pressure on the back four.

Phil Bardsley 7

Kept his place ahead of the fit-again Matt Lowton and turned in another solid display at right-back

James Tarkowski 5 ...

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Thousands of firefighters battle California blaze as colleague’s funeral held

Thousands of firefighters tried to shield coastal communities from one of the biggest wildfires in California’s history as a funeral procession was held in honour of one of their colleagues who was killed battling the flames.

Crews cleared brush and dug containment lines above ...

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Ryanair pilots suspend pre-Christmas strike

Ryanair pilots have suspended a pre-Christmas one-day strike, union bosses have announced.

Impact, which represents Irish-based pilots, has agreed to meet the low-cost carrier’s management on Tuesday evening ahead of the planned strike on Wednesday.

Some 117 ...

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Sir Mo Farah named BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Four-time Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah upset the odds to be named 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Sunday.

The 34-year-old was the third favourite coming into evening – with heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua the bookies’ tip – ...

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Mo Farah delivers hilarious interview on his way to winning top award

Mo Farah was upstaged by his young son during a video-link interview for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award – but the four-time Olympic champion ended the evening well and truly in the spotlight.

The 34-year-old was among the 12 nominees shortlisted for the BBC’s ...

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Ladybridge residents ask for assurances from Greater Manchester Police following spate of burglaries in the area

LADYBRIDGE residents have voiced their concerns to police that more should be done to protect their area from burglars.

Residents expressed their concerns to police officers at a meeting at Ladybridge Community Centre tonight.

Around 50 people turned up to the meeting, ...

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Taxi driver killed in multi-car crash ‘was happy, loving’ father-of-six

Grieving relatives of a taxi driver killed in a multi-car crash in Birmingham have paid tribute to the “happy, loving” father-of-six.

Crash investigators are continuing to try to piece together the cause of the collision which killed six people in the early hours of Sunday, near ...

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Douvan to miss rest of the season as connections take ‘conservative’ approach

Crack two-mile chaser Douvan will miss the rest of the season, trainer Willie Mullins has announced.

The Rich Ricci-owned seven-year-old has not been seen since losing his unbeaten record over fences in the Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March.

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Ladybridge residents ask for assurances from Greater Manchester Police following spate of burglaries in the area

LADYBRIDGE residents have voiced their concerns to police that more should be done to protect their area from burglars.

Residents expressed their concerns to police officers at a meeting at Ladybridge Community Centre tonight.

Around 50 people turned up to the meeting, ...

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Putin thanks Trump for CIA tip-off stopping St Petersburg bombings

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called his US counterpart Donald Trump to thank him for a CIA tip-off that helped thwart a series of bombings in St Petersburg.

The Kremlin said Mr Putin told Mr Trump during the call on Sunday that the information provided by the CIA was ...

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£8.6m Accrington mosque opens its door to community

A NEW £8.6million mosque and community centre has officially opened its doors.

Around 1,700 worshippers from across East Lancashire attended The Raza Jamia Masjid Mosque, which is located between Grimshaw Street and Lower Antley Street, for Friday Prayers and its official opening. ...

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British embassy worker found dead in Beirut ‘was strangled’

A British embassy worker whose body was found by the side of a motorway in Beirut was strangled, Lebanese police said.

Rebecca Dykes’s family said they have been left “devastated” following her death on Saturday.

Police are investigating whether the victim, believed ...

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Police probe cause of deadly crash as first victim is named

Crash investigators are trying to piece together what caused a collision which killed six – as one of the victims was named as a loving father.

Three men were killed when they were thrown out of their car while a black cab driver and his two passengers, a man and woman, died after ...

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Mohamed Salah nets again as Liverpool return to winning ways in style

Premier League top-scorer Mohamed Salah struck his 14th goal of the campaign as Liverpool thrashed Bournemouth 4-0 at Dean Court to climb to fourth place.

Egypt forward Salah became the first Premier League player to reach 20 goals in all competitions this season, with Philippe ...

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